Magic Runes

Example rune display

Addon Support Statement

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Addon Description
Magic Runes is a set of bars displaying rune cooldowns. It's meant as either a replacement or addition to the normal Blizzard rune display. For discussion please refer to the following forum thread:

Magic Runes discussion @ WowAce forums
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Changes in 1.0.89:

  • Now works on the 4.3 PTR. Note if you install libraries separately, you need to use the alpha version of LibBars-1.0 currently.

Changes in 1.0.80:

  • Core: Added color settings for the timer text and text label (separately).
  • Core: Added dot bars for Unholy Blight (off by default) and Scarlet Fever (on by default).
  • Core: Changed runic bar default color to match Blizzard runic power bar colors.
  • Core: Fix issue with max runic power not being updated correctly.

Changes in 1.0.75:

  • Fix for Blizzard rune bars reappearing when exiting a vehicle (not hiding correctly on first login).

Changes in 1.0.73:

  • Toc bump for 4.0.1

Changes in 1.0.71:

  • Config: Separated modules from the main configuration to make it clear that they are separate. Note that some settings are still inherited (while others are not). I plan to move the "core" Magic Runes addon to a module sometime in the near future.
  • RuneBars: Added option to hide icons.
  • RuneBars: Added option to arrange bar in a grid (1x6 to 6x1).
  • RuneBars: Added presets for various layouts.
  • Core: Actually added the Punished rune icons by Lichborne - the option to use them was there but it seems I forgot to actually add the icons.
  • RuneBars: Fix an issue where the rune bars would move from their intended position on load.
  • Fixed bug when changing rune icon style with the bars hidden.

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  • Avatar of xavioremu xavioremu Jul 05, 2012 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    This mod can be fixed for beta use by changing the following - line 243 in \AddOns\MagicRunes\MagicRunes.lua:

    CacheSpellInfo("UNHOLYBLIGHT", 49194)

    The spell id has changed. The new spell id (for MoP only!) is 115989.

    Update the line to:

    CacheSpellInfo("UNHOLYBLIGHT", 115989)

    save, and you should be all set. Once again, this is for beta use only. You can do a search for this line if using notepad since you don't have line numbers.

  • Avatar of rage rage Nov 03, 2011 at 16:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Configured everything to fit for my Interface Bars etc. As soon as I logout and enter the game again, the configuration is reset to default.

    Already tried to create a new profile etc. nothing works!

    Thanks for help in advance.


  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Oct 22, 2011 at 04:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Darth_zannah: Go

    You can customize all runes to your liking. How to do it depends on which bar display you use though... :)

  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Oct 22, 2011 at 04:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lamperouqe: Go Should be fixed now.

  • Avatar of Lamperouqe Lamperouqe Oct 20, 2011 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Doesn't work on the PTR. Any plans on making a PTR version? (Assuming the problem is not on my end, correct me if I'm wrong.)

  • Avatar of Darth_zannah Darth_zannah May 20, 2011 at 06:20 UTC - 0 likes

    This may be a crazy question, but is there a way to reorganise the way the rune bars/runes display? Currently they seem to default to BBUUFF, whereas i'm used to having BBFFUU. Just wondering if there is a way to rearrange them so.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Avatar of mohfuu mohfuu May 16, 2010 at 05:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Wouldn't mind if your addon had a global cooldown timer-bar seeing as how any death knight worth his salt should be riding on a GCD most of their time.

    Currently there is one other addon which is a rune-bar addon which also has a GCD display, but the runes and runic power display is numerical (I can't make sense of numbers)

    The reason I want a GCD display is mostly just to know for certain that I have delivered a Frost Strike after a Killing Machine proc as time is short between each cast it is critical to be certain that you've actually cast what you wanted instead of spamming your button all the while GCD is keeping you locked out, and then continuing merrily on to your normal rotation with Killing Machine still on, this is the only reason I lose focus on my rotation.

    There are few addons out there that show GCD, those that do are either outdated by years or show it in the vaguest possible way, like sparks.

  • Avatar of dismaljester dismaljester Jul 25, 2009 at 16:52 UTC - 0 likes

    When using the Rune Bars module how do I unlock or move them?

    Edit: Nvm, when I reload with them enabled and the bars unlocked I get the bar to move them.

    Last edited Jul 25, 2009 by dismaljester
  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Apr 11, 2009 at 01:55 UTC - 0 likes

    The background in the orb set is already transparent (they are circular icons, not square). So I second the question - what do you mean?

  • Avatar of Camalus Camalus Apr 10, 2009 at 00:16 UTC - 0 likes

    What do you mean by transparent?


Date created
Nov 03, 2008
Last update
Jul 22, 2016
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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Magic Runes
Recent files
  • B: 1.0.103-beta for 7.0.3 Jul 22, 2016
  • A: r102 for 7.0.3 Jul 22, 2016
  • R: 1.0.99 for 6.0.2 Oct 17, 2014
  • A: r98 for 6.0.2 Oct 17, 2014
  • A: r97 for 5.4.8 Sep 27, 2014