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Power Auras


Download: Power Auras Classic

In this video I will present Power Auras. In soon to come videos I will present Ghost Pulse, Class Timer, Bartender ,Tell me When, Watcher and Mike’s Scrolling Combat Text. These addons generally relate to combat , skill usage, and cooldowns. Addons are an important part of wow and having good, well configured addons can improve your gaming experience in both pve and pvp.

Don’t try to configure your addons all at once. Take your time, while playing, try to figure out what the normal interface isn’t offering you and then try to set that up using addons. If you have any questions about any of the addons presented in this video feel free to ask on the learn2playwow forums. You will also find links to download these addons below this video if you are watching this on

Power Auras, Ghost Pulse and Class Timer are the magic 3 that I like and… between these addons , there isn’t really anything you can’t do. These addons will, in general , improve your reaction time.

Power Auras is the one that you see on my warrior most of the time. Basically, this addon, among other things, is useful for displaying short cooldowns and reactive abilities.

Not just warriors, but almost any class can make use of this addon. For example, Retribution paladins can choose to display Crusader Strike, Divine Storm, Judgement of Wisdom and, most useful, The Art of War procs.

Priests can have Penance, Fear and Shield in a similar fashion. Power Word shield is especially useful as it takes into account the weakened soul effect. Mages can set up blink, and frost nova, hunters can set up Chimera Shot and Arcane Shot and… as you can see, most classes can benefit from this addon.

Let’s assume you want to add a new ability to power auras. Let’s say you are a priest and you want to add penance. How do you do this?

Type /powa 1. In the character effects click new.
2. Set activation to “action usable”
3. Type in Penance, or in your case whatever skill you are interested in seeing
4. You can choose to display it as an aura or you can check “use own texture”.
5. Close/reopen to see it properly
6. Press test to display it
7. Take out the Glow effect if you wish
8. Change the size, Opacity and location
9. You can choose to display it only in combat.
10. Change the way it animates in and out, or while it is active. I prefer to end them with zoom out.
11. Test it out.

Also if you are forgetting to rebuff… Set: activate by buff, show when not active, type in the name of the buff. And, since I’m using inner fire, I’m going to place stacks >1 . I reset it and then I set the size, opacity and location. Now, whenever my inner Fire Fades I will have a warning.

And was the basic setup for abilities that come off cooldown or for buffs. But what if you wish to see when a skill procs? Like slam for warriors or The art of war for retris? Well it’s not that complicated, when bloodsurge procs you get a buff called “Slam!”. I just set activation by buff and the name of the buff is “Slam!”. Similarly for retris the name of the buff is The Art of War. The aura will pop when the art of war procs, and it will be up to you whether or not to use it for exorcism or for an instant heal. Enhancement shamans can display Maelstrom Weapon on 5 stacks. As you can see, many classes can make use of this proc feature.

Of course, that isn’t all there is to this addon, you can choose from a couple of custom textures, and, most importantly, as you can see, you can select from a range of useful activations.

You can set a warning for yourself for when your hp gets too low. If you want the same warning for all your chars select Global Effects. New , Choose color, opacity, activate by Health.

You can set auras depending on your rage/energy/runic level. I’ve setup an additional rage bar for my warrior using 4 different auras positioned close to eachother. That just proves how versatile this addon really is.

Also you might wanna use for pvp is the spell alert feature. Do you wish to know when the enemy druid is casting Cyclone, or when the mage is about to Polymorph? Type in the name of the spell and add it up for your target or, even better, for your focus target. Yes, true, there are many spell alerter’s out there. I think I’ve tried most of them. I do like this one and Ghospulse the best, because they are highly configurable, allowing you to add specific spells for specific targets. In pvp you have to pay attention and quickly react to a lot of things, configuring addons to alert you just for the more important spells helps.


-3 #3 bad 2012-04-12 21:22
i need more not this bull!
+3 #2 Jay 2012-02-28 14:10
great videos and website keep up the good work
+3 #1 sad 2012-01-06 20:28

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