RaidWatch 2

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Raid Watch 2

Raid Watch is an addon for tracking events during boss fights in both raid and 5-men dungeons. It will keep track of important boss cooldowns, warn for events that requires the users attention and inform about some things that happen around him. It will do this in the form of timer bars, sounds, big warning text accompanied with a screen flash for the most important stuff and small text messages for less important things, direction arrow and more.
Raid Watch also have some functionality that is useful outside of boss fights, such as in game eqDKP display.

I have decided to disable the comments on since they are hard to keep track of, so instead:
For comments, suggestions, bug reports and general chat please post in the Raid Watch forums


From version 1.46 there is now a new module that handles the new alternate power bar that blizzard added. This bar is used in a few encounters and quests so far, for example Cho'gall for the corruption and Atramedes for the sound bar. This new plugin let you position it, or hide it completely and instead show a normal bar using the multi-purpose bar plugin that is used for health bars and other small things atm. The options for this plugin can be found under Plugins -> Alternate Power Bar.

How To


  • Timer bars Gives an easy overview of given events during an encounter
    • All timers will move between 2 or 3 anchors depending on their the length of the duration they have left. These anchors can be moved freely and placed individually. You can also configure at what duration they should move to each anchor.
  • Personal warnings Easy to react to message that is only shown to yourself when it concerns you
  • Messages Messages show about events happening to the raid or the boss in question.
  • Health frames Shows the current health of the boss, and also npcs when usefull. Can also be used to show other things besides health. One example i the Blood Power stacks in the Deathbringer Saurfang encounter.
  • Raid marking Automatic raid marks for important events that happen to players or NPCs.
  • Directions For some events you will get arrows pointing towards the point of interest.
  • Customization
    • Each event that is tracked in an encounter have detailed settings where you can turn of messages, timers and icons individually depending on your current role.
    • Colors and sounds can be individually set for each type of warning for each event.
    • Fonts, textures and colors can also be set on a global space to be able to make fast changes and have a uniform look of all objects.
  • Statistics You can see how many times you have done each encounter, how many times you defeated it, how many wipes. You can also see your fastest kill so far. All this is recorded separately for 10- and 25-men raid and also for normal and heroic.
  • Load on Demand All boss mods are in their own modules and are not loaded into memory until they are needed, and this will be done automatically. But can also be loaded manually if needed for configuration before raids.

Including mods for

  • The Ruby Sanctum
  • Icecrown Citadell
  • Crusaders Coliseum
  • Ulduar
  • Vault of Archavon
  • 5-men
    • Forge of Souls
    • Pit of Saron
    • Trial of the Champion


Raid Watch 2 is fully or partially translated to most languages, but could use some more people to help with the translation as they are important to make the mods to work for all languages. At any point where boss emotes or yells are used as triggers it will or may not work on other clients. But things that only rely on combat log events will still work.

If you want to contribute to the localization simply go to the Localization page or click the localization tab up top and then on your language and start translating. It is open for anyone as long as you have an account here.


  • Ideas and Inspiration: DBM, BigWigs
  • Ulduar Mod: Mcslein
  • Bad Omen For testing and feedback.

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  • Avatar of Shurshik Shurshik Apr 29, 2010 at 11:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, how can I create a custom timer for all raid (ex. break timer)? Is there any command?

  • Avatar of Saime1982 Saime1982 Apr 29, 2010 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks, mangeg. I will have to try it out next Tuesday. We already killed Saurfang for the week.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Apr 28, 2010 at 07:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Added both a message with the targets as well as a duration timer in the latest Alpha (r396). Both are default turned off so you will have to go into the options for Saurfang -> Boiling Blood -> Click on details and enable both the message and the timer.

    Last edited Apr 28, 2010 by mangeg
  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Apr 28, 2010 at 03:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Ora3, good choice, tried it out tonight, works perfectly... better than DBM Spell timers in fact.

  • Avatar of Saime1982 Saime1982 Apr 28, 2010 at 01:04 UTC - 0 likes

    I just switched to this addon from DBM. Major props for a job well done.

    One suggestion; can you implement an option for Deathbringer Saurfang Heroic Mode to announce to raid and/or display in my own chat window who the targets of Boiling Blood are? As a paladin I use that info to use HoP on them. While various raid frames can display that info, I keep my raid frames clean with only HP being displayed. It would be greatly appreciated.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Apr 27, 2010 at 04:58 UTC - 0 likes

    No I dont think I will implement such functionality in Raid Watch. I would suggest oRA3 ( for tracking raid cooldowns for now.

  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Apr 26, 2010 at 22:53 UTC - 0 likes

    No it does not track player ability cooldowns. It does however track most encounter cooldowns that can be interesting.

    Would this be something you'd be willing to incorporate? As a raid leader, knowing who has a battle rez and who's army is on cooldown is pretty valuable.

  • Avatar of Missace Missace Apr 26, 2010 at 12:58 UTC - 0 likes

    great!! <3 ;)

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Apr 26, 2010 at 12:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Defile, Shadow Trap, Malleable Goo and so on all makes you output in "Say"-chat that you are the target.

  • Avatar of Missace Missace Apr 26, 2010 at 12:03 UTC - 0 likes

    hey mangeg,

    nice work with this addon it looks really great. If have a question about a feature like BW oder DBM.

    produce rw2 chat outputs in /s oder /y for the defile and shadow trap i.e in the LK encounter?

    thank you and bye


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