Best healing add-on?

90 Night Elf Warrior
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Hi, I'm currently leveling up a shaman and am curious what the best healing add-on is.

In the past I used heal bot but it's been a few years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st1VZghF0cM

The add-on in this video on the left side of the guy's screen looks pretty interesting. What is it?

Thanks for any help.
Edited by Kitora on 12/16/2012 11:21 AM PST
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90 Draenei Shaman
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I haven't kept up with all the different mods, but i don't think the person in that video was using one. Pretty sure he just had a UI mod to change the look of the bars and was healing old school style. You can see him change target by clicking a bar a few times.

Anyway, healbot is still good especially if you're still used to it. Vuhdo is a cross between healbot and grid+clique, and of course, grid+clique still work really well. If none of that does it for you, the basic UI has been updated to be really good and works well with mouse-over macros.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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Grid+ clique is good. Personally i like Vuhdo better though.
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90 Human Paladin
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I may not be the best person to answer this, considering I don't use any healing addons, but based on what people have said, it'd be mostly a matter of preference. I know a couple people who use VuhDo, I always see people using Healbot, I see grid + clique mentioned a lot. Try them all out and see what fits you best.

Someone in another thread did mention that if Healbot malfunctions it tends to screw up other things, which could mess up your healing, and that some people are moving away from using it, but I still see plenty running the addon and I'm sure it is fine when it is working as intended.
Edited by Tóri on 12/16/2012 11:36 AM PST
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.
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90 Tauren Druid
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I prefer Vuhdo.

I Have tried them all. I was testing them for people awhile back in my guild. Always comes back to with vuhdo you don't need anything else and has some nice features that set it apart.
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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I see a lot of Vuhdo lovers, both in this thread and when I talk to fellow healers.

Personally, I only use a raid frames addon and nothing else. I prefer to edit my macros/keybinds/scripts directly.

I can't tell you whether micromanagement or convenience is better, as it's mostly a style/comfortability call, but in my experience, the better healers like having more control over everything, pretty much.

No one ever mentions it, but I always do:

Do not become so concerned with your UI and addons that you forget where you are or what you're doing.

Having your face buried in raid frames is a good way to have zero awareness, which is bad. Very bad...
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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Vuhdo. My regular UI glitches too often for any mouseover macros.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.


Please tell me that's some kind of bad joke and not actually your UI. You are basically covering your entire vew with !@#$. Keep the addons away from the actual in game %^-* you need to see.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.


No. it makes you unable to see anything but what's directly in front of you... just, no. I hope you spread that abomination out during fights. It's just... Kill it with fire.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.


How in god's name do you see anything?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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How in god's name do you see anything?


I just don't understand why it's a huge block running through the middle of his screen, can't imagine how much one's raid awareness must suffer.

This is my UI. I use Grid (with mana bars, extra indicators and raid status debuff packs) and clique, with ElvUI as my base, Big Wigs for boss mods, and Weak Auras. I was immediately startled by Vuhdo's set up UI and returned to the warm reassurance of Grid, which I've been using since Wrath. Most people like Vuhdo, but Grid has gotten the updates to stay competitive in PVE. Also, GTFO is freaking awesome for enabling your inner tunneler.

http://imgur.com/5nyuP
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90 Night Elf Priest
13785
I use Healbot and still love it, although it usually is the last to get updated when the expansions come out, but since that's every 18 months to 2 years it's not so bad. Honestly like everyone else has stated, just try a few out and see what you like. The default UI has come a long way but for me it still glitches when people leave and are replaced in LFR, but for your normal 10 or 25 man raiding it should be fine.
Edited by Lunanox on 12/17/2012 7:06 AM PST
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.

OMG my eyes!

I like Grid2, but honestly, there is no 'best' - pick the one whose config screen you find easiest to navigate.
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90 Tauren Druid
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.


That's ... interesting.

You'll want to balance having as much info as you can take in placed on the screen where your eyes will be focused most of the time (center) while not blocking your field of view from things that you need to see (center).

I run with VuhDo - I love it. I have it set up running horizontally under my toon's feet. To watch my own health/mana, I use IceHUD. DroodFocus notifies me when my major and minor CDs are available.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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I've tried a lot of raid-frame mods, including the default ui. I always go back to Grid. Nothing else beats it for me.
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90 Troll Druid
11615
They all do their job.

It's just up to you which one you like the most.

I've gone through X-perl in BC, Grid in Wratch/some Cata, and then Vuhdo in late Cata/now.

I just changed just to try something new, but I don't see changing from Vuhdo anytime soon just because I have no reason to for now.
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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12/16/2012 02:36 PMPosted by Carameldansn
It truly is really preference, I prefer using X-Perl and bartender to just set up my raid frames in my field of vision. http://i.imgur.com/a0XU3.jpg Here's an example.


Holy mother of god, how can you see *anything* with that setup? I could barely tell where you were standing, let alone attempt to interpret the garish buffs, debuffs, timers, etc around those frames. For the love of all that is holy, please, please at least get rid of the party frames . . .
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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@everyone responding to my post, All I need to see is my character and a small space around it. Before I do a fight I like to know the mechanics etc so I still know where I'm going. I don't like having to switch my view to the corner of my screen, It works fine for me, so whatever works I guess :P
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