tank UI showcase thread

100 Pandaren Monk
21430
Lowmaine asked me to make one .. so what choice did I have?!

The idea is that you show your UI and describe the core addons from it. I think this might actually be usefull because while checking other people's UI, you can discover new ways of tracking important stuff that you didn't think about previously.

So I'll start.

It looks like this:
http://i.imgur.com/X20rF8r.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iA9jI1A.jpg

the config mode looks like this:
http://i.imgur.com/fZt0t9v.jpg

My entire UI is a lot of addons.

mainly:
- pitbull - all the unit frames
- eePanels - those "pretty" panels (the bottom gradient thing, behind the action bars, the black rectangles under the unit frames just to serve as background for the numbers)
- Staggermeter - the stagger tracking in the middle
- quartz - cast bars
- eavesdrop - that "mini" combat log in under the minimap
- dominos - action bars
- classtimer - the buffs/debuffs bars on top of the player/target frames

- weak auras
it's 4 different groups at weak auras .. just "align" them manually in a pretty way.

1)
shuffle timer
elusive brew stack count/timer (those 15 squares and a thin line on top of them to tell you the duration, just so you can use it before they run out):
http://pastebin.com/fetpY16V

2)
stagger warnings (the yellow and red runes around you)
KS warning (the funny beer mug in the middle)
desperate measures warning (the green flashing thingy on top):
http://pastebin.com/1xEMt0wk

3)
Short buffs tracking (Zen sphere timer and guard, showing it's bar as a timer but the amount absorved as a number):
http://pastebin.com/xB3TZRwq

4)
Chi tracker with ascendence (5 squares):
http://pastebin.com/GZDYx9bZ

Chi tracker with power strikes/chi brew (4 squares):
http://pastebin.com/4yXEmexF

this one is actually with chi brew, but to make a power strike version, just duplicate it and go on:
Load > Talent Selected > Tier 3 - 1

Btw, to import those, you copy that wall of code and use the import feature that weak auras have.

I think the main "different" thing I did is the method of "square tracking" buffs/resources. Which is an extremelly easy way to see how many charges or a particular resource you have, with a very quick look, without having to read numbers (when they are not relevant).

For example I did something similar to track my Tigereye brew stacks as windwalker:
http://i.imgur.com/x2lFlyy.jpg

and rage on my druid alt:
http://i.imgur.com/pol8l7y.jpg

Since druids spend rage on 30-60 marks, I made "trios" of 10rage squares. This way, with a quick look, I know how much rage I'm at, and how far/close I am to use my skills.

Obviously you'd have to adapt those to each class, but overall I think they work great for many things.
Edited by Leeflow on 4/21/2013 12:29 AM PDT
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90 Pandaren Monk
1960
Not nearly as elaborate as yours, but here's mine:

http://i.imgur.com/EyQp2wT.jpg

A little explanation:

First, the UI doesn't normally include the test boxes toward the top.

- The buttons toward the center of the screen are to track cooldowns, with less used cooldowns in the group to the right.

- Chi and Energy are tracked by the dots and bar around the center of the screen.

- Small vengeance tracking bar that sits at the very top of the screen.

- Stagger, EB and Shuffle are tracked by three icons toward the bottom of my screen (Only a medium Stagger will show up, A High Stagger will be up top, to bring it to my immediate attention).

- I have 30 abilities that I use normally, that are bound by BindPad, so only "clicking" buttons are at the bottom.

AddOns Used:
BindPad - Allows for keybinding without using action bars
IceHUD - Chi tracking (5 small dots) and Energy tracking
WeakAuras - Stagger, EB stack and Shuffle tracking
xCT+ - Combat text
ElvUI - UI overhaul that gives it the straight-edge look
ElvUI Enhanced - Adds threat tracking onto nameplates

I'll include more information if anyone is interested.

Edit: Added a picture that wasn't garbage. Added a real explanation of the AddOns.
Edited by Jonkykong on 4/21/2013 1:03 AM PDT
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100 Human Warrior
15520
Lowmaine asked me to make one .. so what choice did I have?!


Damn skippy you had no choice!

I'll post one screenshot with annotations when I'm not at work; mainly because I'm OCD and want to label everything ._.;
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100 Tauren Warrior
19390
I really like the rage/chi blocks, very minimalistic and informative.

I just wanted to note as a warrior that with the Glyph of Unending Rage affecting our maximum, the block representation of our rage may not always be correct. So if anyone wishes to take Leeflow's great idea and use it, great, here is a conditional to help specify if you have the glyph or not! This is assuming you have a solid knowledge in making weak auras and how to utilize conditionals :D

This is a trigger that checks to see if you have the Glyph of Unending Rage. If it is in a glyph slot, it comes back true.

Create a new Trigger > Custom > Event Type > Event
In the Event(s) box type: CHAT_MSG_ADDON

Place this code in the Custom Trigger box (exclude the numbers to the left):
1 function()
2 local found = false
3 for i=1, NUM_GLYPH_SLOTS do
4 if string.find(GetGlyphLink(i),"Unending Rage") ~= nil then
5 found = true
6 end
7 end
8 return found
9 end


The same can be done for the opposite. If you want it to check to see that you do not have the glyph in a slot, simply change line 2 'local found = false' to 'local found = true' and line 5 'found = true' to 'found = false' .

Apologies as well if this isn't the clearest post, 4:45 am and all. Also for hijacking your post, sorry!
Edited by Scyas on 4/21/2013 4:45 AM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
12055
Haven't tanked this tier, as Ive been enjoying DPS, and I'm way too lazy to upload an SS, so I'll just post a picture of the UI I'm using.

http://s.cdn.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw60015.png

I'm also using WeakAuras for my procs and all that goodness.
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100 Pandaren Monk
21430
I really like the rage/chi blocks, very minimalistic and informative.

I just wanted to note as a warrior that with the Glyph of Unending Rage affecting our maximum, the block representation of our rage may not always be correct. So if anyone wishes to take Leeflow's great idea and use it, great, here is a conditional to help specify if you have the glyph or not! This is assuming you have a solid knowledge in making weak auras and how to utilize conditionals :D

This is a trigger that checks to see if you have the Glyph of Unending Rage. If it is in a glyph slot, it comes back true.

Create a new Trigger > Custom > Event Type > Event
In the Event(s) box type: CHAT_MSG_ADDON

Place this code in the Custom Trigger box (exclude the numbers to the left):
1 function()
2 local found = false
3 for i=1, NUM_GLYPH_SLOTS do
4 if string.find(GetGlyphLink(i),"Unending Rage") ~= nil then
5 found = true
6 end
7 end
8 return found
9 end


The same can be done for the opposite. If you want it to check to see that you do not have the glyph in a slot, simply change line 2 'local found = false' to 'local found = true' and line 5 'found = true' to 'found = false' .

Apologies as well if this isn't the clearest post, 4:45 am and all. Also for hijacking your post, sorry!


I always wondered how to make conditionals based on glyphs lol

but one detail about the ones that I did, is that they are not connected with having glyphs or not, it simply tracks down rage.

It works like this, the 1st square is set to track power (rage is simply "power" for WA).
Amount >= 10

2nd square is the same, but with >= 20 amount.

This way, it doesn't really matter if you have glyphs, talents and whatnot. If you make 2 squares for 110 and 120 rage, they'll only show when you have that amount.

I imported my windwalker tigereye brew tracking before is actually had 20 stacks, from ptr. It worked perfectly, the 10 extra squares simply never appeared because there wasn't a 11th, 12th, etc etc square. When the patch hit, they were already setup.

I also applied the same idea to my mistweaver tracking, since with the glyph, they consume mana tea charges on pairs, I simply made 4 pairs of 2 squares, that way I knew that whenever I had one, I could use MT. Also it was easy to know how many more "gulps" I had.

I was talking to other warriors about the glyph, and warriors would require a different grouping, since they have other costs for rage. For example, if they spend rage on 20-40-60 values, it would be better to simply group it in pairs. So yeh, it would require some tweaks to work for other classes lol
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100 Tauren Warrior
19390
I always wondered how to make conditionals based on glyphs lol


It's actually something they want to add in the load section, under talents and what not. Would make it really cool, but for now we have to get fancy!

Yeah I was looking at the blocks and thought it would look great tucked in my weakaura setup, but then my sleep deprived mind thought 'Oh wait, the glyph would cause POSITIONING ISSUES!' Sets of 10 rage would make it go between 10 and 12 blocks and I needed to have the blocks start from the left while the whole thing is still centered. It's literally one more block on each side that I needed to make two whole groups for depending on my glyph!
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100 Human Paladin
13110
http://i.imgur.com/bUmeCXw.jpg

The usual stuff. I limit the amount of crap that makes no difference during a pull. Vengeance tracking? Who cares. Skada visible during the fight? A distraction.

ShadowedUF for frames
Dominos bars.
Aura Frames for buffs.
MSBT for feedback (about to stop using it, as it's just clutter).
DBM is there, but disabled, I haven't found a need for it in MoP.
Hawksy Recap for more detailed numbers than Recount or Skada can offer. Strangely, it still works.

Not visible are my debuffs, target of target debuffs (for swaps) and target cast bar.
Edited by Severen on 4/21/2013 10:48 AM PDT
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100 Human Warrior
15520
OK, so I yelled at Leeflow to make this, so I'm posting mine with no annotations:

http://i.imgur.com/NHL0yO6.jpg

That's a basic "in combat" shot of it.

http://i.imgur.com/BHG0YLC.jpg

That's a config mode shot of my Weak Auras setup; most of those are just cooldown monitors; Last Stand, Demoralizing Shout, Shield Wall, Banners, Incite (which I'm not spec'd for anymore so it serves little purpose). Most of those have some type of Chat component as well, again thanks to Weak Auras (Shield Wall has an announce in /rw, as does Last Stand, Skull Banner has a custom /y, blah blah).

Admittedly, stole the cooldown Weak auras from Clutche initially; did only a small amount of tweaking.

Still working on the Rage bar, but I like it so far, gives me an accurate readout of how much rage I have very quickly at a glance, and that's all I need it for. Stays hidden out of combat.

Addons are listed here:

ElvUI
Recount
Omen (the small open space next to Recount on the right pane; fits nicely and still easy to read at a quick glance)
Weak Auras
Shield Maid (the Shield Block/Barrier thing above my rage bar dead center)
DBM

Thinking of running a combat text addon, probably will go with xCT+; used it before but I will spend more time configuring it to not be stupid this go around.
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100 Human Warrior
13905
Here is my UI :)

http://i.imgur.com/eEJxBoq.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/E8qe317.jpg?1

I think it is rather simple and gets the job done.
Edited by Kerex on 4/22/2013 2:55 AM PDT
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100 Human Warrior
13905
Still working on the Rage bar, but I like it so far, gives me an accurate readout of how much rage I have very quickly at a glance, and that's all I need it for. Stays hidden out of combat.


I use Lui just for the Unit Frame Features (And admittadly a few more handy features like the bar up top and minimap stuff).

I notice you have your buffs up next to your minimap, have you considered moving them down next to your actionbars so that your eyes only really need to look mainly at the bottom half of your screen for your important abilities rather than all over the place? I have found this immensely helpful while tanking. It would also make it somewhat easier to eye your rage bar ;)

Just a suggestion, don't mean anything by it :)
Edited by Kerex on 4/22/2013 3:00 AM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
19985

Shield Maid (the Shield Block/Barrier thing above my rage bar dead center)


Is that what tells you how much you're going to absorb? (It looks like there's a number on it in the first screen shot.)

I'm going to DL elv UI tomorrow [later today], see if I can get it to my liking on Pleth, maybe use SuF still.
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100 Pandaren Monk
21430
recount/skada is never a waste of space =o ...

must beat others on dps o_o!
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90 Dwarf Warrior
12250
Here is mine, about the same UI I have been using for years now:

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/269/chuinui.jpg

Bartender4
DBM
Recount

Combat text on left, guild chat/raid chat on the right.

Not much else. I have never played with WeakAuras or anything like that, and on my warrior here, I might want to do that. I find myself looking down at the actionbars too much to see if I have any procs -.-
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100 Tauren Warrior
19390
Is that what tells you how much you're going to absorb? (It looks like there's a number on it in the first screen shot.)


You can also track the absorb amount through weak auras!

/whisper If you want to at least.

:D
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
19985
http://imgur.com/99m4kxH

Back to the basics......

Only addon I use recount. (and gladius/bg targets for pvp)

DBM is for bads who cant calculate boss cooldowns in their head obviously.

And all those BS addons like omen, weak auras, bartenders, etc.....waste of space and a simple distraction.

Only addon i would desire to get that I dont have is a stagger watcher for my monk. Other than that recount is all I need.


How do you hit shift-0, shift-= or anything past 5, my fingers won't reach that far.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
10980
I don't raid much anymore. In fact I have only done 1 MsV since MoP. Long story, RL don't have the time anymore. Still enjoy tanking 5 mans though when I do have the free time. I like the look of tukui but not everything so I basically mimicked it with different addons. It's not the prettiest of ui's but I have been using it for years now.

http://i.imgur.com/An4AblK.jpg

Dominos
Pitbull4 Unit Frames
Grid2
Recount
Omen (not shown)
Weak auras
Aura Frames
Bad Pet (I turn it on noisy to group if the hunter/lock don't turn off growl, threatening presence or change pets)
Bazooka (fubar replacement)
LDBVengenace (although I barely glance at it)
Deathnote
DBM
Tidy Plates Threat Plates
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