Weak Auras - Trying to understand

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Installed and followed a couple of starting guides from the net. However, I am a bit confused as how ensure the settings made for one character, will not be the same for another? In other words, how do you save the settings for one character, and be able to start another one for a different character. The guides I have consulted, and boy there are a ton of them out there, don't really specify how this is done. So some friendly advice would be very welcome indeed.

On a related issue, I did find and downloaded Character specific "strings" which one is to install using the import button. Fine and dandy. However, are these automatic when the character is online, or do you need to open the weak auras to configure? Thanks for listening.

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As to the first part of your question - the answer lies in the Load tab. Under the Load tab you can select whether the aura "loads" for certain player names, classes, talent specs, level... and more. Also you can choose to only have the aura activate when you are in or not in combat.

For the character specific strings - simply open weak auras "/wa" and click New (to add a new display) this will bring up a list of options on the right. Some of these options are: Progress Texture, Texture, Dynamic Group, Model... and at the bottom of that list is Import. Select import and paste your string there and you should be good to go.

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Aha! Now it makes sense. Thank you for your kind assistance. Definitely appreciated.

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I can highly recommend Thecks Auras. On he posted some Strings to download, that are great. I just configured them a bit to fit my personal needs.

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Okay, I guess I'm just slow, or unsure what to do. I have two Priests (Shadow(90) and a Holy(24)), a Warlock(52), Frost Mage(90), and an Elemental Shaman(90). Plus I'm confused also. Maybe it's a senior moment, I forget.

The tutorials I have perused don't say.

So how does on save a completed Aura program for each character,and how does one load the specific aura program for each character?

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Weak Auras does not use profiles :( you simply set up all the auras for all the characters in one spot. However the Load tab allows you to specify class or even player name if you want to specifically load an aura for that particular class or player. So for your situation you would setup all the auras you want to see on your 90-Priest. Those auras are automatically shared with all your characters. However, if you want to limit certain auras to only work with one or just a few toons (so as not to have 100 auras loaded into memory at once) you would go under the Load tab and start by checking Player Class and setting it to the class you only want that aura to load for. Now in addition to that if let's say you have an aura setup for just your shadow priest and you don't want to see it on your dpriest, you would simply check the box next to player name and type in the Shadow priests name.

Hope that wasn't too confusing. Write back if that didn't help or needs clarified Posted Image

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Thank you so much Vladamyr for answering his questions! I've been looking for a way to turn off my warrior Weak Auras for a couple weeks. Now I don't have to see my warrior buffs while on my monk :D

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