Post Your UI Thread

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Hey ladies and gents. Now, up front, if this thread is created elsewhere, I apologize. If it isn't, however, then I am very excited to start it!


I absolutely love looking at other player's UI's and seeing how they put their stuff together for utility, cosmetics, or other purposes. I mean, don't get me wrong; my UI is the best out there (wink.png) but it never hurts to have other ideas thrown to me, right?


I typically partake in / or create these threads and really enjoy what I find. Icy Veins has an absolutely huge user pool so I hope to see some great screenshots here. Who knows - someone may have a UI that I (or you) cannot simply live without!


The concept is pretty straight forward; post a nice picture of your UI and feel free to explain to us what's in it if you want to. Just be mindful that posting here will open yourself up to questioning from other users.


Obviously, I'll start with my most recent and I hope to see more posts soon™. biggrin.png








You should be able to click on it for the full-size view.


This screenshot was taken today in LFR while helping a guild-mate. This is not an addon package or standalone UI, (Tukui, for example); instead it is a compilation of individual addons all setup specifically to my needs.


A few things were considered when I created this UI; primarily raid leading but I have other addons that center around chat and whispers, auction house stuff, guild leading stuff, and alt management.


I have tried compilations and, to date, nothing has really stood out and became as effecient as what I have here.

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Hi Sajakain!


I admit that i'm an UI-Voyeur, too tongue.png

I will make some screenshots within the next couple of days and post it here.


A suggestion for later posts: WeakAura strings would be interessting, too.



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Here is mine today:




Nice little April fools from the elvui guys :D

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Here is mine today:




Nice little April fools from the elvui guys biggrin.png


OMG ... the perfect Ret UI!

I've always been dreaming of something like this wub.png

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Nice little April fools from the elvui guys biggrin.png


A guildmate of mine had a field day with the ElvUI joke today. Glad I to see what she was talking about lol.

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i'll post mine, just started playing again and in the process of creating a new one (or being lazy and just using ElvUI or something for now).


Your setup Sajakan looks like what i used to use for raiding, but neater. got a list of the addons used? (i think i know a lot of them but for the sake of making it easier for me to redo my UI to start playing again lol) 


One addon i'd suggest for people reliant on dots / debuffs etc is InlineAura, it displays timers in the button icon, which if you have something like OmniCC to also show the cooldown in the icon, is really useful. you get so much information from the spell button about cooldown and duration. so useful for being feral :P 

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Your setup Sajakan looks like what i used to use for raiding, but neater. got a list of the addons used?


I use severa addons, honestly. I'll let you know what's in the screenshot and then I'll post others outside the screenshot for easy clarification.


Inside the screenshot:

  • Shadowed Unit Frames: aka, simply, "SUF". It controls the raid frames in the top left corner, my unit frame, the target, target of target, and the raid boss frame to the right of the screen. It also covers party frames (that actually are in the same place as the raid frames; just hidden when converted to raid), focus frame, and arena frame (that is in the exact same spot as the Boss frame on the right).
  • Omen Threat Meter: directly under the raid frames on the left.
  • oRA3: Underneat omen threat meter. It does a lot of back end stuff but this particular feature tracks selectable cooldowns across the entire raid.
  • Bartender4: Action bar addon that covers both the 12 button bar on the left, all buttons in the center, and the buttons/bag bar/micro bar on the right.
  • Big Wigs: Boss mod that covers the status bars, message, radar, and the Corruption monitor on the left hand side.
  • NeedToKnow: a multi-aura tracker that can handle buffs, debuffs, totems, ICDs, etc on various targets (Focus, self, target, etc.) This is located above my target frame in the screenshot and is shown tracking Enrage and Raging Blow.
  • Move Anything: self explanatory. I use it to move the buffs and debuffs (default ones) to match / line up with my map. I also use it to move my durability figure, vehicle seat indicator, rescale my vehicle UI, and also move my quest objective window. Simply put, however, you can see where I also moved the alt power bar a little bit further up than the default location.
  • SexyMap: I chose the preloaded wood framed theme and customized the clock, zone text, and also allow the addon to control other addon mini-map buttons visibility.
  • Prat 3.0: This is my chatbox addon.


Not in the screenshot:

  • Bagnon
  • WIM
  • Auctionator
  • Altoholic
  • TipTac
  • RaidBuffStatus
  • Atlas Loot Enhanced
  • NPC Scan
  • Trade Skill Master
  • TomTom
  • Archy
  • eAlign
  • xLoot
  • Gnosis Cast Bars
  • Advanced Icon Selector
  • AskMrRobot
  • Ackis Recipe List
  • Get Bannered, Get Rallying Cried, & Get Shattered (Warrior specific for the respective abilities)
  • Healbot
  • Skada Damage Meter
  • Little Wigs (Same as Big Wigs; just for 5 man dungeons).
  • Malkorok Helper
  • Klaxxi Priority
  • Healbot
  • FlareUp


Honestly, there's probably more that I've forgotten. While this may seem like a lot of addons... most of them seem to simply run in the background or do very specific things. If you wish to know what any of them to don't hesitate to ask; I'll be glad to help explain them.

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cheers, yea pretty much the same addons i use, plus bartender and a few other "personal preference" mods. 

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Here's mine:




I don't display any action bars as i have everything keybound; i only show whateveri have on cooldown at the bottom through Raven. I use Weak auras to monitor useful buffs/debuffs/rotation stuff. My dbm timer bars are displayed on top of the chat box.

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