Thermite

Warlock UI Advice

16 posts in this topic

I currently use the the stock Blizzard UI. For addons I use DBM (a must obviously), Mappy, Omen, Recount and ForteXorcist when it comes to on the screen stuff. I'm looking for a UI that can minimalize the clutter on my screen. I've been raiding a lot more recently and I would like to move everything (map, key bindings, ForteXorcist bars, etc...) to the bottom of the screen. I've been researching/googling what the best UI for a warlock might be. I've come across nUI and ElvUI. Both are nice, but still look a bit cluttered from what I've seen. It doesn't have to be pretty or anything like that. I'm not objected to finding one that's both pretty and minimal, but like I said I really want to remove all the clutter on the screen that gets in the way during raids. I have used things like Move everything and bartender, but still it a bit cluttered for my liking. Just looking for suggestions/options I can do to get a nice clean UI.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ElvUI is extremely customizable and everything is movable. I'd recommend giving it a whirl. You can make it as minimalistic as you want. Stock out of the box it was a little cluttered for my liking, but don't get turned off by that since you can change anything and everything you might want.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ElvUI is extremely customizable and everything is movable. I'd recommend giving it a whirl. You can make it as minimalistic as you want. Stock out of the box it was a little cluttered for my liking, but don't get turned off by that since you can change anything and everything you might want.

I have to agree. I enjoy ElvUI and what i can do with it. I combine that with MikScrollingBattleText and WeakAuras and i'm pretty much set :)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that for an out-of-the-box AddOn, ElvUI is one of the best. It's got a nice module that basically allows you to make configuration changes to frames, action bars, fonts, bags, name plates, chat panels, and of course buffs and debuffs on targets. It's got about 95% of everything you'd need in a UI (sell junk, auto-repair, move frames easily, auto-greed/DE items, announce interrupts - the list goes on and on). And like others have mentioned, you can then supplement other addons as needed to help you raid: DBM, Skada, TellMeWhen, Weak Aura's work just fine alongside ElvUI.

There are others that work well as AddOn Suites. I played with RealUI and ended up using the author's custom conditionals for bartender to not display my action bars when I'm out of combat and the like. I also use oUF_Phanx for my frames instead of ElvUI. But this is an aesthetic decision. I just like the larger font and overall design of oUF_Phanx.

Remember, just how minimal, easy to use and informative your UI is, is largely up to you. All the AddOns do is enable you to have a cleaner or more informative look & feel.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice! I'm going to jump right in with ElvUI and see what I can do. Also thanks for reminding me, I've been meaning to get Weak Auras. Just been slipping my mind lately.

I do remember Necrosis as a Warlock specific UI. Whatever happened to that one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do remember Necrosis as a Warlock specific UI. Whatever happened to that one?

Well Necrosis is not really an UI (UI is more like your whole User Interface). However they've stopped developing it at 3.3.5, but as far as I can tell they will update it for MoP. Soon.

Source

"Current Status: Necrosis will be updated for Mists of Pandaria

This is a big update, so please be patient. A 'beta' version will be available soon."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'll add another vote for ElvUI/TukUI. those suites are perfect for the beginners. then once you get used to it all you'll be able to upgrade to something better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes and don't forget if you have 'not-so-.good' PC you may use TukUI, use ElvUI otherwise.

ElvUI is better imo but many people have issues because of ElvUI due their low PC performance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use dominoes, it can really help make things seem less cluttered and you can have as many bars as you can use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't thank you guys enough. I went with ElvUI based off of everyone's opinion. I'm still getting used to it, but I'm really liking it so far. Maybe I'll post some pictures once I tweak it to where I want it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also use and like ElvUI, its great for Warlocks because it has a DoT timer and it looks nice. It can cause some lag but overall it is worth trying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive tried (briefly) Elvui and over all i liked it exept one small detail. The pet skill bar is vertical as default and I have no clue how to make it horizontal. Its the first time i have tried UI's no im an absolute noob but help will be much appreciated Posted Image

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive tried (briefly) Elvui and over all i liked it exept one small detail. The pet skill bar is vertical as default and I have no clue how to make it horizontal. Its the first time i have tried UI's no im an absolute noob but help will be much appreciated Posted Image

Open up the evlui options (/ec). You can find the Pet Bar options under the Action Bars drop down. One of the sliders should say "Buttons Per Row." Slide that all the way to the right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll post a screenshot of my ui when I get off work later buy I can give you a basic run down of my elvui set up

Center bottom: three rows of action bars 6 units long for core abilities, defensives, and portals. Targets target, pet health, and affdots above.

Full size action bar to the left with my cds/pet summons. My healthbar/castbar above that.(I use the icon setting for buffs/procs)

I slightly reduced the size of the left and right text boxes and put all of the dialogue and loot drop notifications on the left one.

To the right of center: 3x4 action bar for my Naga hotkeys, pet bar on the bottom next to that, and target healthbar/castbar above.

I cleared all the settings on the right text box and put my skada meter over it.

Keeps everything evenly spread across the bottom leaving the rest of the screen mostly clear. Other than that you can play with the positioning of dbm timers, mik's scrolling areas and opacities, etc. I quit using omen because if you are having to worry about threat, its the tanks messing up, not you.

Edited by Orei

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because I can't remember and memorize large numers of keybind memorizations, I'd say my most important addon is Bartender. I combine this with Sunn Art Viewport and Chinchilla Minimap. I also make use of Elkano's Buffbars, Bazooka with some Broker plug-ins, and ArkInventory.

Rather than use a full UI suite, I download individual addons. My UI CAN get a bit more cluttered than I like sometimes. If there's a way to post screenshots, I'll put one up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By MrPrince3rd
      Non Offensive Innuendo is currently a heroic guild that is wanting to go mythic.
      Server: Ner'zhul, Frostmane, Tortheldrin
      Progression: 9/9N 9/9H
      Roles we currently need: Exceptional DPS, 1 healer, and off-tank
      Please fill out this application to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-rZ-shnsXmp-O-Q1IHBgy5ZL6UyjLA4lNpRKAKSl4rEEYGg/viewform
      Addons:
      We use EPGP and RCLootCouncil for loot, and Exorsus Raid Tools for notes
      Consumables: Free for all raiders
      Raid Times:
      Wednesday, Friday, and Monday 8:30-11:30PM CST
      (Days subject to change but only 2 will be required)
      Communication:
      We use discord, feel free to join for any questions or interviews. https://discord.gg/UEEnfCp
      Atmosphere:
      We are like a family, we joke and mess with each other all the time, we are laid back and not super strict, but we still want to kill bosses at a resonable pace.
      Expectations:
      You are expected to show up on time, and if you can't let someone know ahead of time. You are also expected to do the highest required mythic+ key to ensure that your gear stays up to date, if you require help doing this let people in the guild know.
      Contact Info:
      BilboBaggins#1406
      Aeliar#1904
    • By Caldyrvan
      A few days ago I posted a cheap priest deck. I have no idea how many actually have been interested in it but maybe we had some none registered visitors who knows. So here another deck. Again inspired by Chump but I had a similar deck before. Compared to Chumps' version I replaced 2x Twilight Summoner with 2x Spawn of N'Zoth (beause Epics are not budget :D) and I didn't want to craft Forbidden Ritual myself so I've put in 2 commons instread, Mortal Coil and Zealous Initiate.
      It's technically a Zoo but it plays differently which is a nice change to the "we know it all" stuff :)
      Total Arcane Dust Cost: 1500
      2x Flame Imp 1x Mortal Coil 2x Possessed Villager 2x Sanguine Reveler 2x Voidwalker 1x Zealous Initiate 2x Dire Wolf Alpha 2x Volatile Elemental 2x Darkshire Councilman 2x Devilsaur Egg 2x Spawn of N'Zoth 2x Unwilling Sacrifice 1x Void Terror 2x Ravenous Pterrordax 1x Cobalt Scalebane 2x Despicable Dreadlord 2x Bonemare Deck Code: AAECAf0GBMQIxQmNrQLKywINMNkHwgi0rAL2rgKNrwLnwQKrwgK0xAKXywL3zQKmzgKJ4gIA
      Guide:
      This deck is basically a Zoo, you can find a well written guide here, but maybe somewhat slower and less reliable due to the fact that you need to combo with your deathrattle cards but the value you get out of them should make up for it. As with any Zoo deck you want to put early pressure on your opponent and establish board control with cheap minions and playing on curve.
      In your starting hand you want to see a couple of 1 mana minions and a 2 (and/or maybe a 3 mana cost) mana cost to put something on the board and plan for your next turns. Flame Imp is always a good choice as well as Sanguine Reveler and a 1, 2 or maybe a 3 mana deathrattle minion to combo with. Against more aggressive decks a Voidwalker could be a good choice as well, against slower decks you might consider to keep a Devilsaur Egg. To be able to play a Darkshire Councilman on turn 3 is great too.
      You have good tools to maintain board control (besides the minions you already have) like Volatile Elemental which has great synergy with your cannibal cards like Ravenous Pterrordax. Unwilling Sacrifice is a bit like Deadly Shot and needs accurate play to be not a waste but the potential value you can get out of it is great. And later in the game Despicable Dreadlord helps a lot to maintain board control.
      Have fun :)
      -> Budged Aggro Priest Deck
    • By Violentravi
      Hello,
      The Sworn is recruiting DPS.  We are a Horde guild on Arthas and our current progression is 4/9 Mythic TOS.  We only raid two nights a week, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:05 PM until 12:05 AM Eastern.  Currently, our main goal is to push Mythis TOS progression versus clearing farmed content, please keep this in mind if you wish to join us.
      From you, we would expect 100% attendance during your trial period; after that if you cannot make a raid or will be late it is mandatory to keep the raid leader updated.  In order to continue making good progression while raiding only two nights a week, we expect that you know your class inside-out and will research any bosses you are unfamiliar with prior to raids.
       If you are interested, you can either reply to this thread and link your most recent combat logs for review or hit me up on battlenet, Violentnacho, recruiting officer (violentravi#1826.
      Thank you for your consideration
      Xoxo
      Violentnacho
    • By Baes
      Hello fellow raiders!     Stormguard's current progress is 5/9(M) Tomb of Sargeras and we are inviting more friends to join us on soon Mythic adventures! 
      Ranged:
      Druid Hunter Mage Shaman Warlock Melee:
      Rogues Healers:
      Paladin Shaman   Who WE are We are Stormguard - a Mythic, semi-hardcore raiding guild that once upon a time moved from Steamwheedle Cartel to Argent Dawn in search of new friends and adventures. We have years of raiding experience and a great atmosphere in our raids that we value a lot, successfully maintain and are very proud of. We appreciate a good joke, friendly banter and even a good pun! We do not, however, tolerate insults, enraging or any display of aggression - if it will occur- it can earn you a boot from the guild.    Who YOU are You are a gentleman,a lady or a cat, who is mature, has raiding experience, polite and has a good attitude. You are not a drama queen/king/cat, whiner or a grumpy dwarf. You are researching your class's tips and tricks and are always up to date with news and changes. You come prepared, repaired and bearing a good joke for the night and are able to listen/talk using our voice communications. Patience and a good sense of humor are crucial!   Since we reside on an RP server, some of our members are RPers and some are not - which means you are not obligated to RP but you may not disturb or insult in any way others that do so. You shall always remember that you represent our guild when you are out in the wilderness or in the cities and shall behave accordingly.     What our GOALS are Stormguards ultimate goal is to clear each current content tier on mythic difficulty while maintaining a good and friendly atmosphere. We raid 3 times per week: Wednesday, Thursday and Monday evenings from 20.00 to 23.00 server time. We do not normally extend over the raid-end time, unless it is the last encounter and it is agreed with all the raid members. We require our members to attend minimum of 85% of the raids.     For SOCIAL members: We are always welcoming social members. To fulfill social member requirements you actually have to be social! Social members are the soul of the guild and we value them as much as our raiders.   How you can FIND us: Please visit and apply at our guild page: http://stormguard.openlogix.se Please register with your ingame character name for faster approval.
    • By fox436
      Dry Rub is a small 10+ guild on the Daggerspine (U.S./CST) server that is looking to expand our numbers for Antorus and beyond! We are all set to hit the next raid immediately and are looking for some extra players to join us in our Heroic progression. Currently we have H ToS on farm status with the odd hiccup on H KJ due to roster size and variations. We are not elitists, we do not spam meters or force requirements on players. Someone has to be on the bottom of the damage and there's nothing wrong with that. As long as you can perform the mechanics within a boss fight, are a decent learner and have the initiative to go the extra mile when needed, then you are welcome to join our guild! This recruitment is a long-term plan for beyond Antorus and throughout the Battle For Azeroth.

      We do not do applications- this is a video game and that is a stupid requirement. We will talk to you briefly, feel you out, see what it is you are looking for and if you are interested and think you will be a positive addition to our ranks then go ahead and send me a private message either on here or in-game.

      Currently our interests in recruits are:
      1x Replacement Tank (Demon Hunter, Monk, preferred)  
      1x Auxillary/primary healer (we have enough heals for our group but to expand we will need a third healer (Shaman/Druid preferred)  
      3x DPS- We have a decent roster of ranged and melee currently. We are in need of Warriors, Rogues (not Outlaw, you know why) SV Hunters (if are good at it, GL), Feral/Moonkin Druids, Windwalker Monks, Demonology Warlocks and Shadow Priests.
      This is our current interest for recruits currently. These classes and specs will be looked at with preference but we don't want you to think that we will not consider you just because your spec may overlap with our current roster. We are accepting all classes and specs (almost) and that will not change until our roster has increased to require re-balancing. We have a dedicated Guild Master and Officer crew who will be working with you to improve your game and improve your understanding of things. If you are a good listener and can follow directions well then you will work out great with us, regardless of your DPS (within reason, please be at least 700k+ on a dummy). The one exception to this we have is that No Protection Paladins are being considered currently.

      Our raid times are Friday and Saturday, 10pm-1am CST and our current schedule is a full clear of H ToS to KJ on Friday and if it spills over, finish it up on Saturday. Our clears up to H KJ take roughly an hour to an hour and a half max and KJ takes up the rest of the time as we work with new players and their understanding of handling certain mechanics. We not not going to turn away players who may not be the highest damage or happen to make the odd mistake (we all do, and we all have "those fights"). We want open minded players who have something to contribute besides their ability!

      Our loot system is Personal. We do not believe in any Loot Council, they do not fit the atmosphere and climate we bring to our raids and we want our players to be responsible for their own loot. The only thing we ask is if you receive something you know is not an upgrade and someone else could benefit from, throw it in the raid chat and allow a /roll for it. If you are unsure of it we will explain to you the benefits of the item and whether or not you will actually gain from it.

      The Addons we will be requiring to raid are DBM (obviously), Pawn, Weak Auras (just that you use it, no specific requirement outside what you know you need to be tracking), and a clean UI that allows you to raid optimally. If you do not use these addons currently or do not understand how to use them efficiently, we are more than happy to help you figure them out!

      Our current raid team (Guild) consists of:
       
      1x Blood Death Knight (MT)
      1x Blood Death Knight/ Guardian Druid (OT)

      1x Holy Paladin (MH)
      1x Discipline Priest (OH)

      1x Beast Mastery Hunter
      1x Havoc Demon Hunter
      1x Frost Mage
      1x Assassination Rogue
      1x Affliction Warlock
      If you have any questions or just want to hang out sometime shoot me a message on here or in-game - Fox#1587 or Moon#1672.