TBC Classic Guide to Shamans' Best Addons
Welcome to our Addons guide for Shamans where you will find out what the best addons are for your Shaman in TBC Classic.
TBC Classic Shaman Addons and Auras
As a healing-capable class, Shamans want to have good party / raid frames in order to never let anyone die, be it as main or as off-healer. These, if properly configured, will also help you understand when you should use some of your defensive totems. If you see poison debuffs being applied on your frames, use Poison Cleansing Totem immediately, for example!
Also, note that World of Warcraft in general has a lot of busywork tasks which can be automated by addons such as Leatrix Plus:
- Accepting and turning in quests;
- Repairing your gear;
- Selling gray items.
We list PvE / PvP addons in the next sections that automate this sort of tasks for you, so that you can focus on being as efficient with your playtime as possible.
Best Addons for TBC Classic Shamans
We recommend always using the following addons on your character, as they either bring very useful functionalities which cannot be easily passed on or represent significant quality of life increases for your TBC Classic life.
Complete UI replacement: ElvUI TBC Classic
ElvUI TBC Classic, just like its retail counterpart, allows you to replace most elements of the default UI with a customizable, modern set of action bars, unit frames and most other conveniences you can think of. By using ElvUI you can avoid using a lot of other, narrower, addons.
Alternatively, TukUI lacks some of ElvUI's functionalities but is even cleaner, if you prefer a minimalistic UI.
Menial Task Automation: Leatrix Plus
Annoyed by the slow scrolling quest text? Struggling to kill enemies of your level due to having red gear because of forgetting to repair? Getting carpal tunnel syndrome due to all the spam clicking to sell your gray items? Or maybe you simply want to know the value of the items in your inventory?
Leatrix Plus TBC Classic automates these tasks for you and more, such as automatically accepting summons or releasing. Everything is configurable in case you do not want certain things to be automated.
Questie TBC Classic
Questie TBC Classic marks level-appropriate quests you can pick up and quest objectives you can turn in on your world map and minimap. Use it for efficiency, or choose not to for the real Vanilla Experience!
Guidelime will allow you to download and follow a predefined optimized questing path, complete with an arrow pointing towards your next location and World Map notes on what your next steps are and their location.
There are many guides available to download at Guidelime's Guidelist for all level ranges.
WeakAuras 2 for TBC Classic Shamans
Weak Auras 2 allows you to configure all types of warnings for yourself with a simple user interface.
Due to its large user base, there is a huge library of auras already created for you to import at Wago TBC, make sure to check it out before starting your adventure!
We recommend using this SwingTimer WeakAura, which will display your sync status, as well as your swing timers and have a different color based on your Windfury Weapon internal cooldown status!
There are also many general weak auras available, such as:
- Combat Time shows a timer when you are in combat, useful to instantly know when you are in / out of combat;
- Max Camera automatically sets the maximum amount you can zoom out with your camera higher than the UI normally allows, otherwise you would have to type a / command every time you log in.
Details Damage / Healing Meter
You can get the latest version of Details here. This addon serves as a damage meter, healing meter, dispel meter and death log, all in one! While it is not as complete as a Warcraft Logs parse, it is the closest thing to it.
ItemRack allows you to configure and quickly swap between different sets of gear. This is incredibly useful for easy swapping between PvP and PvE gear, or between Healing and DPS gear!
LFG Group Bulletin Board
LFG Group Bulletin Board reads the LFG chat for you and places the various LFG requests into a simple interface. You can filter these requests by the dungeon / raid they are meant for, and it just makes LFG searching much smoother!
DejaClassicStats displays detailed stats on your character pane, including some that are not usually available, such as movement speed.
Pawn allows you to compare gear at a glance by converting their stats into values that you can configure.
Addons for TBC Classic Raiding
While the previous addons dealt with general UI, which is your main priority, when you start raiding you will want to have a few more tricks up your sleeve to make your life easier.
Boss Mods: Deadly Boss Mods
Boss mods are addons that warn you about boss abilities and give you live advice on how to handle some mechanics. Deadly Boss Mods is the most popular one.
Party / Raid Frames: VuhDo
While already useful for dungeons, it is in raids that a clickable, customizable raid frame becomes very necessary. VuhDo is precisely that, and has been our author's choice for the past 10 years!
A threat meter is indispensable for raiding in TBC Classic, as you should always aim to Heal or deal damage as much as possible without pulling threat from the tanks. We recommend using the TinyThreat plugin for Details Damage Meter. which you can find out how to configure in this video, by Autonomic.
RC Loot Council
RC Loot Council allows you to distribute master loot more quickly and efficiently than doing it with the default UI.
Shaman Addons for TBC Classic Player vs Player (PvP)
Player vs Player, and the new Arena system specifically, is a huge part of what makes TBC Classic great, and while most addons are useful for all aspects of the game, some were made specifically with PvP and Arenas in mind.
LoseControl creates an icon in the center of your screen whenever you lose control of your character (due to Fear, for example) that displays the ability that caused you to lose control, and its duration.
sArena is one of the most useful addons for Arenas, as it combines a diminishing return tracker for CC with enemy frames and cast bars. It also tracks enemy trinket and racial usage as well as interrupt lockouts, making it a must-have for any serious Arena player.
OmniBar adds icons to your screen that display your target's cooldown (such as Counterspell) timers. This allows you to fake cast and know exactly for how long you can cast uninterrupted, and you can configure which cooldowns you want to track.
TrinketMenu makes trinket swapping a breeze, by allowing you to click a configurable trinket menu in order to quickly switch to any trinket in your inventory.
Other Useful Addons and Alternative Addons
While these addons are not quite as impactful as the ones listed previously, they can still be helpful to certain people, especially for those who dislike the setup we presented beforehand.
TomTom is a navigation addon which allows you to set waypoints on your map with /way CoordX CoordY (replace with the numbers of the coordinates you want to go to). An arrow will then point towards that waypoint, making it easy to reach a set of coordinates, such as the ones we use on the Shaman leveling page.
Atlas Loot TBC Classic
By installing Atlas Loot TBC Classic, you become able to browse loot from various sources (PvP, Raids, Dungeons, Crafting, etc.) inside the game, without the need to visit third party websites.
TBC Classic Shaman Macros
Macros are a great complement to addons for your TBC Classic experience, allowing you to do more with fewer buttons in your interface.
For this reason, we recommend that you also read our Shaman Macros page, in order to improve your gameplay experience!
- 14 Jun. 2021: Added the weapon syncing WeakAura and the new LFG addon.
- 31 May 2021: Page added.
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