10 Best Addons for World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft comes with many built-in features to enhance and customize the game. Many of which have evolved over the years with new components added each expansion. Blizzard has solved some of the initial reasons for multiple addons, but most players still prefer to run a few (or many!) that allow for better gameplay. Whether it be to improve the UI, create better reaction time, or master the Auction House, there are addons for every play style and class. Below I will cover a few of my favorites!
10. MoveAnything – Being able to customize my UI for my playstyle is super important to me, so using MoveAnything has enabled me to make the UI work for me instead of settling for standard WoW UI. This addon allows you to move, scale, hide and adjust the transparency of almost every element inside WoW. The only trick is to identify exactly what the correct name of the element is before you move it. This addon is necessary for any player who wants complete customization opportunities.
9. Exorsus Raid Tools – As Raid Leader for VTR, it’s important to have some assistance to make things run easier and faster. Exorsus provides lots of customization and functionality including raid cooldowns, fight log, raid inspect, raid check (food, flask, runes), target and ground marking, raid attendance, and so many more! This detailed tool allows me to set up my raid notes and strategies before raid night which saves a lot of time and energy!
8. Altoholic – For any player that runs a lot of alts, this addon is much needed! By allowing you to see your mail, money, items, bags, talents and more on each of your alts, you will save a lot of time logging in and out and back and forth. This addon also shows guild members, the guild bank, in-game calendar and more which allows a lot of functionality in a compact UI.
7. GTFO – Standing in fire is never acceptable. Unless it’s a mechanic that requires you to soak. How is a player to know when to GTFO? This lightweight addon provides the player with a sound cue for raids, high damage, PvP, fail alerts, and friendly fire. With customizable volume controls, it’s easy to set this up in the background to give you a quick reaction time to get out!
6. Auctionator – Becoming a master of the in-game auction house requires a little bit of time and some skill. This addon is my favorite for helping me find the best deal on the AH, creating shopping lists for profession items (or pets I want to buy), buying large amounts of an item, and selling large stacks of items. You can customize this to perfect your selling or buying strategy with automatic undercuts and a clean UI for setting up multiple auctions.
5. Bartender 4 – This is another great addon for customizing your UI. I use this in conjunction with MoveAnything. It has support for all action bars and related bars. This includes 10 action bars, stance bar, pet bar, bag bar, micro menu, and the XP/reputation bar. Players can fully customize each bar. Also allows for bar snapping for that perfect pixel UI!
4. WeakAuras 2 – A powerful and flexible framework for displaying customizable graphics for various information including buffs, debuffs, auras, cooldowns, and more. While this addon provides loads of custom options, it’s not necessarily easy for beginners. The features and details can be overwhelming until you’ve spent some time playing through different configurations. There are many pre-built weakauras though for each class and specialization so it’s easy to find a simple way to track your cooldowns or rotation buffs.
3. Titan Panel – I’ve included this addon as #3 because it’s such a workhorse. Not only does it provide specific character information including location coordinates, XP per hour, gold, bag count, durability, and loot type, it also functions as an easy addon management system. Instead of 15 buttons surrounding my mini-map, I can use Titan Panel to provide easy to click addon buttons for customizing or toggling on and off. This frees up my UI and gives me easy access to information in the form of bars at the top and/or bottom of my screen.
2. Skada Damage Meter – Having a damage/healing meter is mandatory for most raiding guilds. Being able to see your DPS or total healing at a glance provides an easy to reference metric to know how well you are performing. While there are many damage meters available, I rate Skada as the best due to the ability to have multiple windows and a clean interface. Easy to report totals and color-coded classes help make this addon an easy to use tool.
1. Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) – Probably one of the most popular and required addons, DBM comes in at #1 for functionality and easy to use features. Works wonderfully without any special set-up or customization, this addon takes basic raid encounters to the next level. Colored raid warnings, auto-respond, timers, and special effects are only a small part of what makes this addon so versatile. Being able to call incoming mechanics or boss cooldowns makes for a simple and organized boss encounter! If you only install one addon from this list, be sure that it’s Deadly Boss Mods. Your guild will thank you!
These are just a few of the many addons that I use daily to help manage, organize, and enhance my gameplay. I would love to know what addons and tools you use and any that should have made the list. Respond in the comments below!