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Since the 7.0 and the new talent Deluge, I try to see who is in my rain, and who is not.
For this purpose, it would be veeeeery helpfull if vuhdo could show me who's in.
But the difficulty here is that healing rain don't apply a buff on the ally healed.
Is there an advanced user of vuhdo here that can help me? I struggle with it since few days. :(
Thank you !
Table of Content:
DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLATION
BUFFS AND DEBUFFS
ElvUI is a full UI replacement. It completely replaces the default Blizzard UI at every level with a new and better interface. It has multiple addons and plug-ins integrated into it, such as Dominos action bars and TidyPlates. As such, you’ll only ever have to update ElvUI and not worry too much about its individual components. This UI will arrange your interface to be more flexible and practical.
DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLATION (top)
Download ElvUI from Tukui. The version on Curse is outdated.
Following the above link, you will find two addons to download: Tukui and ElvUI. You need ElvUI:
Unpack the downloaded archive to your WoW Addons folder (World of Warcraft -> Interface -> Addons)
If you had ElvUI previously installed, you'd get a message asking to replace the current folder - click 'Yes':
Log in to WoW. Click the 'AddOns' button in the left bottom corner of your character selection screen. Make sure that both ElvUI Config and ElvUI are enabled in the addons list:
Press 'Enter World'. Now you should see a 'C' button on your minimap - it opens ElvUI configuration window.
Patch 7.0.3 change:
'C' button was removed in pre-patch. ElvUI config now can be reached from the Main Menu (in game press Esc button-> press ElvUI button) or by typing /ec in chat.
When entering the game for the first time after installing the addon, you'll get this screen :
If you can't see this Installation screen, press 'C' on your minimap and then 'Install' button:
You’ll now have a 9 step configuration process. Do not skip it if you don’t have ElvUI already configured on some other toon.
 Click on ‘Continue’ to begin:
 Step 2 of 9: Click on ‘Setup CVars’ → ‘Continue’
 Step 3 of 9: Click on ‘Setup Chat’ → ‘Continue’
 Step 4 of 9: Click on ‘Enable’ → ‘Continue’
 Step 5 of 9: Select ‘Classic’ → ‘Continue’ (you can always play around with the colors / themes later but for the sake of brevity, we’re going to stick with Classic for now).
 Step 6 of 9: choose ‘High Resolution’ if you have a 15 inch + monitor, otherwise choose ‘Low Resolution’ → ‘Continue’
 Step 7 of 9: Choose the option you are interested in - your unit frame / your target / target of target Unit Frames will be at the bottom of the screen, not on the top and in a slightly different position for every role (You can click on every role to see the difference and to choose what you like better). If you chose a Healer role, you will get an announcement asking you to install the Clique addon, just click ‘Yes’ and ignore it, no need to install anything.
Click ‘Continue’ when you’re done.
 Step 8 of 9: I would advice for ‘Icons Only’ - we don’t need a million bars and timers for standard raid buffs. We all know that they are present. But you can select the ‘Aura Bars&Icons’ option too if it’s you taste. Click ‘Continue’ when you’re done.
 Step 9 of 9: You’re done with this part, hit the ‘Finished’ button and it will reload your UI.
After restarting, you’ll get a screen with a support announcement and tips. Check “Disable”, then press “Hide” if you don’t want these tooltips to come up. I suggest not to hide them until you’re completely familiar with ElvUI.
Now we’re going to configure your UI a bit more.
Click on ‘C’ on the minimap to bring up the ElvUI configuration screen.
I'm using an ElvUI Still Enhanced plugin for ElvUI. So any orange text at the screenshots is from this plugin. You can use it too for a bit more of flexibility but it’s not something that required.
There are some very nice options here that make your life easier:
- ‘Announce Interrupts’ dropdown menu. Set this to ‘None’ if you are using some other addon for it or set to any of the other options: Party/Raid/Say, etc.
- Select an ‘Auto Repair’ option from the drop down menu.
- Tick ‘Vendor Grays’ - awesome option!
- Tick “Auto Greed/DE’ to automate rolling on greens. It’ll automatically choose Disenchant or Greed (depending on whether an enchanter is available or not). This option works only on max level so don’t be afraid to DE something useful.
Go through the rest of options and check whatever you feel useful.
Open the right dropdown menu of the General Tab.
Here are two additions from ElvUI Enhanced that I really like:
- Minimap Button Bar collects all your addon buttons from minimap and organize them into a nice bar. There are other addons doing the same but I think that less addons - always better.
- Raid Marker Bar. Well, if you ever had to quickly add and remove Raid Markers (both target and ground) - you’d love it.
You should configure properly Minimap section:
- Chose ‘Minimap’ line from the dropdown menu to adjust all the minimap buttons (Garrison / Calendar / Mail / LFR Queue, etc) - you can resize them, move, hide / hide in combat.
You should pay attention to the ‘Hide’ button. For some reason it is ticked by default so you’ll have to untick it for every button you want to see on your Minimap.
If you are still leveling or grinding Faction Reputations,
- XP Bar & Reputation Bar - they are hiding in this dropdown menu and not within Action bars.
You can choose here all the standard options - move, resize, vertical / horizontal, show on mouseover.
Go through the rest of options and check whatever you feel useful.
ACTION BARS (top)
- Tick ‘Enabled’
- Tick ‘Keybind Text’. Displays bind names on the action buttons.
- Tick ‘Macro Text’. Displays macro name on the action button so you'll be aware that pressing this button you'll run a macro and not a single ability.
- Change the ‘Font ’ to whatever works for you, just make sure it’s something clear.
- Change the ‘Font Size’ to whatever works for you.
‘Pick Up Action Key’ is the button that you must hold down in order to drag an ability to another action button - prevents from accidental messing with the buttons.
Now check “Enabled” for Micro Bar, any of the Bars 1-6, Pet Bar and Stance Bar. Actually, you can enable only Bar 1 and 2 or whatever works for you and disable all the rest.
For every bar, there is a ‘Mouse over’ tick box - this will simply hide the bar until you mouseover it, which is useful for bars that are irrelevant during raids.
In enabled Bars, you can choose the number of buttons per bar and vertical or horizontal style.
- The ‘Buttons’ slider will allow you to set how many buttons a bar will have (the button cap is 12 though, you cannot have more than that in a single bar).
- ‘Buttons Per Row’ - choose 12 if you want a horizontal bar, choose 1, if you want it vertical bar.
Actually you don’t have to have exactly 12 buttons per bar. It can be any amount from 1 to 12 or even 2 rows of 6 buttons or any other configuration that you prefer.
Moving elements (top)
Now we will sort the bars on the screen. Click on ‘Toggle Anchors:’
You will then get this screen:
Just mouse drag your bars to the proper position.
If you feel that your bars are stick to something all the time, just untick ‘Sticky Frames’ option in the middle Menu.
In addition, you get a menu with arrows and numbers on every bar you are clicking - you can use it for fine tuning (if you are interested in extremely precise positioning ^^)
When you’re done, click on ‘Lock’ in the middle Menu.
Key Bindings (top)
To configure Hot Keys on your Action Bars, click on ‘Keybind Mode.’
You will get this window pop-up:
Tick Character specific Key Bindings only if you want different positioning of hotkeys on the bars for different characters. You’ll get an explanation of what to do on the screen. Do not forget to click ‘Save’ when you’re done.
Click ‘Enable,’ if you want to use ElvUI’s bag system. It’s nice, tidy and flexible in size and positioning. If you have an external bag addon, you will have to disable ElvUI’s bag system or you’ll get both of them messed up.
I personally prefer to disable ElvUI bag system and use AdiBags addon. It’s the same graphic style but has very good smart section division by default including different gear sets - no need to configure anything. In addition you can have all the Currencies you want to track at the bottom line.
Looks like this:
BUFFS AND DEBUFFS (top)
Both ‘Enable’ and ‘Disabled Blizzard’ must be checked.
You can play here with the options or leave it untouched, move and resize chat windows, remove / split existing or add new.
Let’s try to add a new chat window, so you’ll know how to do this.
 Right click on the ‘General’ tab of your Chat window and select ‘Create New Window’ from the menu.
 Name this window ‘Raid.’
 Right-click on the newly created ‘Raid’ chat window and select ‘Settings.’
 From the ‘Chat’ category, untick everything except ‘Party, Party Leader, Raid, Raid Leader, Raid Warning, Instance, Instance Leader.’
 From the ‘Global Channels’ category, untick everything.
 Click ‘Okay.’
Remember that you can move chat windows - you will have to untick ‘Lock Positions’ option to do this.
Datatexts are all the additional data that could be displayed at the bottom of chat windows and Minimap. If you are using ElvUI Enhanced, you can add datatexts to Action Bars too.
You can also interact with the datatexts. For example, clicking on Time will bring up Calendar, on Durability - your Character Info, on Spec - will change it to the secondary, mouseover on System - shows your addon list with the memory used, etc.
Choose whatever you'd like to display from the dropdown menus:
If you are using external addon for the Nameplates, you’ll have to untick “Enable” here.
Check “Enable” in every tab of dropdown menu:
SKINS / TOOLTIPS / FILTERS
Doesn’t matter. Do whatever you want here.
Enable only the UNIT FRAMES tabs that are relevant for you. All the rest - keep them disabled.
You should disable all the Blizzard frames - keeping both Blizz and ElvUI frames creates unnecessary mess on your screen.
Here’s an example of a raid healer enabled frames (red color frames). All the party/raid frames are disabled because I’m using VuhDo for it.
You can use Clique and mouseover macros with ElvUI Unit Frames.
ElvUI Raid Frames are very flexible: you can move and resize them, choose vertical or horizontal positioning. Any target data, buffs and debuffs could be configured separately for every kind of group. You can add and remove targets of your target, focus or pet, their cast bars, name, HP, level, raid icons, etc.
If you are interested in tracking incoming heals or threat, there are options for this too.
The most awesome thing about ElvUI is that after you did it once, no need to configure the addon for every character. Just choose the toon or a named profile that you want to copy the settings from. If you have a viable offspec, you can also ‘Enable Dual Profile’ to configure it.
Or you can just save different profiles for 10-man / 25-man raid or for tank / dps spec.
Another nice option is to share your profile with other player (obviously they should have ElvUI too) when targeting them.
This tab just shows you what plugins are currently enabled and marks the outdated in red.
You can add ElvUI plugins from Tukui project site if interested in additional options: http://www.tukui.org/addons/index.php?act=category&id=29&start=1
Hey all. I'm interested in what kind of add-ons people may be using for healing. I have tried healbot in the past and I'll be honest, I hate it. Currently I am using a 12 button Naga with ELVUI and its been decent , but I'm curious to know if there is something else out there I might find beneficial. I'm in the process of learning mouse over macro's but I have a ways to go. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
This is a guide for Overwatch mechanics that might be useful. It will constantly be updated, with new info and additions. If you have any suggestions/corrections to enrich the topic, feel free to share them below.
Shields & Barriers
Shields are a vital part in Overwatch as they can protect yourself and your allies from enemy fire. But do they always protect you?
The answer is no. Melee attacks as well as Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer, Torbjörn's Forge Hammer and Symmetra's Energy Ball ignore enemy shields. Additionally, Winston's Tesla Cannon will hit both the shield and the enemy behind it.
Zarya's barriers grant 200 barrier to herself or an ally for 2 seconds and they are not visible on the health bar whatsoever. On the other hand, Lúcio's ultimate ability (Sound Barrier) grants 500 barrier to himself and allies within a 30 meter range, which immediately begins decaying 83 points per second until empty (6 seconds total duration), and it is visible on the health bar.
Barriers don't reduce damage, don't regenerate, and can't be healed. Shields don't reduce damage , but regenerate 20.5 points per second after you have taken no damage for 3 seconds.
Bastion, Reinhardt, Winston, and D.Va have armor by default. Torbjörn can drop armor packs which grant 75 armor to any ally that picks it up, He can also gain 300 armor for 12 seconds when using his ultimate ability (Molten Core), while Bastion gains 150 armor for 8 seconds when using his own ultimate ability (Configuration: Tank).
Whenever armor takes damage, it reduces the damage by half, but not by more than 5 damage per individual hit. Critical hits (Headshots) double damage before any armor reduction. For instance, Widowmaker's headshot would deal 295 damage (120 x 2.5 = 300 - 5 = 295).
Certain abilities in Overwatch can boost a character's damage output either by boosting their own actual damage or by amplifying the damage the enemy will take. Those abilities are Mercy's Caduceus Staff and Zenyatta's Orb of Discord, respectively. Mercy's ability will increase an ally's damage for 30% while Zenyatta's Orb will amplify the damage your enemy will take by 50%.
When combined, the bonuses are additive, not multiplicative, meaning that utilising both will increase your damage by 80%. Finally, damage boosts do not stack, so in other words, getting boosted by two Mercies will still give you just 30%.
Headshots (Critical Hits)
Headshots can be game-changing as they can finish off your opponents much easier and give your team more space to focus on targets and handle a situation. Headshots have a x2 multiplier meaning that an 100 damage body shot will translate into a 200 damage hit if it was a headshot. Melee attacks and auto-aim abilities like Symmetra's Photon Projector or Winston's Tesla Cannon, cannot crit. The only exception to the headshot multiplier applies to Widowmaker, as she has a x2.5 headshot multiplier, meaning an 120 damage body shot will deal 300 headshot damage, instead of 240.
Heroes Health & Hit Points
Each hero in Overwatch has a different Health Pool and a sum of Hit Points, and you can see each of them below:
600 Health Heroes: Roadhog 300 Health Heroes: Reinhardt 400 Health Heroes: Winston 250 Health Heroes: Reaper, Mei 200 Health Heroes: Genji, McCree, Pharah, Soldier: 76, Hanzo, Junkrat, Torbjörn, Widowmaker, Lúcio, Mercy, Bastion, Zarya 150 Health Heroes: Tracer, D.Va Pilot 100 Health Heroes: D.Va Mech, Symmetra 50 Health Heroes: Zenyatta These numbers might seem strange to you, and you would be right as you are used to see the combined hit points. Of course Zenyatta doesn't have only 50 points to shoot him at. The following heroes have armor or shield additions to their basic health points.
Bastion and Winston have an added 100 points Armor, Reinhardt has a 200 points one and D.Va Mech a respectful 400 points Armor.
Zarya has 200 added points of Shield while Symmetra and Zenyatta have an 100 points one.
Healing & Health Packs
In every map you can find various Health Packs. The small ones will heal for 75 health while the big ones will heal for 250 health, practically making them a full heal for almost every hero. The small packs have a respawn rate of 10 seconds while the big ones have a 15 second respawn window.
When you receive healing, it applies in a specific order to each type of hit points until that type is full. The order stands as below:
Health Armor (Not the ability-granted armor) Shields
Junkrat's traps, his ultimate ability (RIP-Tire) and Torbjorn's Turret can be healed if they are placed over health packs, but they can't be healed in any other way.
Lúcio's Crossfade, when toggled to healing mode, passively heals allies and himself within 30 meters (when in sight), for 12.5 hit points per second, or 40 hit points per second during Amp It Up (which lasts 3 seconds). Mercy's Caduceus Staff heals an ally for 50 hit points per second in a range of 15 meters. Soldier: 76's Biotic Field heals himself and allies within 5 meters for 40 hit points per second. Zenyatta's Orb of Harmony heals the targeted ally for 30 hit points per second. His ultimate ability (Transcendence) heals all allies, as well as himself, within 10 meters for 130 hit points per second for 6 seconds. In maps including a payload, the payload will heal heroes on the attacking team for 10 hit points per second while they are within a 5 meter range (the same distance required to actually move the payload forward). Last but not least, the Spawn Room will heal you for a vast 400 hit points per second.
Hello fellow shamans,
I'm a freshly boosted shaman. Never played one before but I am keen on healing with him. I've been asking new raid to let him in and they allow it.
I'm there as a resto shaman and I'm pulling very low number/ranking compared to both warcraftlogs and askmrrobot. I know my gears and enchants are not the optimal but I feel like with a solid rotation/priority I should be able to do better before concentrating on gearing.
I did some research (mainly through google and chainheal) and I did try to maximize Riptide, Healing Stream Totem and Elemental Blast. As well as keeping uptime on Earth Shield and using Chainheal as fillers, but the numbers are way worse than I've imagined it would be.
I'd highly appreciated it if someone could help me with some pointers in resto shaman.
Character name: Dianny
Here are the logs: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/qczpPJdwTXZG4ayN#fight=34&type=summary
My armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/kiljaeden/Dianny/simple
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. Any feedbacks and criticism are highly appreciated.