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Addons and you, part two.

So, a continuation of the previous post, we continue with the discussion regarding addons, and how they can be beneficial to you as a healer, and moreover, as a raider in general. Again, though, as a reminder, this is not a tutorial, and assumes you know about how to install and configure addons. As I said before, I do plan to write some addon tutorials, but this isn’t the post for that.

To start, I’m actually going to continue regarding cooldown timers. However, this is actually regarding cooldowns for your other raid members, and believe it or not, there are actually a number of ways that you can keep track of this. These ones, however, are not as major as the previous post, but still extremely helpful to have for various reasons. Definitely, I would recommend addons of this sort for anyone.

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Addons and you, part one.

One of the biggest things about healing is addon usage. More than any other role, healers rely on addons to be able to do what they do best. But, addons can be overwhelming to the average user. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the post for new users – I may write one of those later on, however. In this post, I’d like to discuss different addons and what capability they have, and why I use them (plus some alternatives and other popular addons). This also is not a tutorial, but that will come soon enough – it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, actually.


First and foremost, though, the big two things any healer should have are some good raid frames, and a cast bar replacement. I figure that for any raiding healer, boss mods are pretty much a no-brainer and will be installed under most circumstances. But defintely more than anything, I would advise a raid frame replacement, and a cast bar replacement. I will admit, however, the default raid frames for Blizzard’s standard UI have come a long way, and are an excellent improvement over what they used to be prior to Cataclysm, and they’re definitely usable for people that like them. Personally, I do not. In the same regard, however, there are also some other addons that you might consider if you’re raid leading (or even leading your healers, tanks or whatever else) because they make your job that much easier.

I will not lie, I love updating my UI and customizing it. It’s one horrible mess, if you’ve ever watched any of my videos, but the important thing is that it works for me. I have all the information I could possibly need and then some.

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