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.