addon for buff tracking

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im tired of using fortexorcist for tracking my buffs, my dots i could careless about since its neat and everything for them. however, i am in need for a better buff tracker that can let me know when i have all my intellect procs up to put up the most powerful agnoy/corr/ua. My fx just keeps them all cluttered one on top of the other and its getting aggrevating to check buff bar in the upper corner and avoid boss mechanics and such while maintaining dps.


i need addon for buff tracking that is NOT fortexorcist.
Try WeakAuras.
It will require you setting up every single buff, when you want it to show up, if you want a bar, icon or some other graphic and so on, but if you put in the time to customize it, you can make it look pretty much however you like.
how hard is it to set that up?
Not easy or intuitive I found. I don't recommend just loading it up without anything.
Get a user made guide for simplest things like buff timers, CDs and so on, and follow their directions. After you make a few of those examples, it's a lot easier to make your own auras from there on as options become a lot clearer. When a buff mod is that powerful/versatile, any new user is bound to get lost in options.
I use a mod called sFilter. The mod is out of date but all it needs is an update to the proper spell ID's and it works fine.

This is a very small and simple mod that will use the spell icon w/ text timers. You can resize and move the icons wherever you want on screen and also cancel out any buffs you don't want showing from sFilters. The only thing is it has to be done via the .lua file, there is no in-game config feature. If you have basic knowledge of working w/ the .lua it is easy to modify the way you want it and is a huge help.
Here are 5 AddOns for you to check out that may serve your purpose(s).

  • Gnosis is a highly configurable castbar and single timer addon. Gnosis can show ticks of channeled spells, detect unintentional clipping while channeling and combine data of channeled spells to combat text addons (MSBT, SCT, Parrot). It also allows to create buff, debuff, and cooldown (spell, rune, item) timers with a similar set of options castbars have.
  • Ellipsis:
  • Ellipsis is an addon that features multi-target DoT and HoT tracking for spells that you cast on other people. It has support for all classes and can additionally be configured to track Cooldowns as well. Access the GUI by typing '/ellipsis' or by going to the WoW Main Menu, then Interface, then the Addons tab and selected Ellipsis from the AddOn list on the left; contained here are a rather large number of options to configure pretty much all aspects of the display (and a few functionality based options as well).
  • CT_BuffMod:
  • CT_BuffMod allows a much different style of customizable buff display. Buff names and durations can be shown. Buffs can be sorted by type or duration. BuffMod is very versatile and the only way to truly find the settings you like is to play with the options. By unlocking the buff frame via the control panel, you can move the buffs to your selected location. Click and drag anywhere on the window to move it, or use the lower right corner to resize it.
  • Elkano's BuffBars:
  • EBB provides groups of statusbar style indicators to show (de)buffs currently affecting your char or some other units (currently focus, pet and target). For the player, it can also show indicators for temporary enchants place on it's weapons.
  • NeedToKnow:
  • NeedToKnow lets you monitor specific buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, and totems as timer bars that always appear in a consistent place on your screen. NeedToKnow is especially useful for monitoring frequently used buffs, debuffs, and cooldowns. For example, a rogue could configure NeedToKnow to show timer bars for Slice and Dice, Rupture, and their own stack of Deadly Poison VII. A death knight could use it to track their own diseases on a mob.
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