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 rsmozang rsmozang Apr 18, 2010 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there anyway to globally disable icon marking? I'm testing this as a replacement for DBM, but I want to leave icons to another officer.

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Apr 01, 2010 at 13:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Install AVR:

    Have fun with the circles!

  • Avatar of yanwin yanwin Apr 01, 2010 at 09:57 UTC - 0 likes

    "support for AVR"?!?! How to? Any detail? =)

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Mar 08, 2010 at 15:48 UTC - 0 likes

    The Malleable Goo spell does not have a target on heroic versions. Neither the Festergut nor the Putricide mods can have warnings for that. If another mod has some way to catch those, please let us know.

    Edit: Nevermind. It was fixed server side at some point. It's working correctly for 25man Putricide heroic at least on the newest alpha (and theres some LK heroic stuff aswell)

    Last edited Mar 08, 2010 by Mcslein
  • Avatar of Octopussy Octopussy Mar 08, 2010 at 13:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Mangeg i was in Heroc mode in ICC10 yesterday and saw that @ Festergut Malleable Goo Warning is not working. Can u able to put mark system for that Goo throwing from balcony aswell which will ease fight alot.

    Keep up the great work.awesome addon

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Mar 02, 2010 at 19:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Fixed the slash commands now. All working again.

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Feb 28, 2010 at 12:22 UTC - 0 likes

    If you update to one of the alpha or beta versions after the latest release and have the Minimap button disabled, you cant access the options via slash command /rw2 or /mrw even if you updated. As a workaround for now you can edit the Savedvariables of RaidWatch.lua (WTF/Account/Accountname/Savedvariables/Raidwatch.lua).

    Search for "minimap" in that file. You should find ["profiles"] = { ["Default"] = { ["minimap"] = { ["hide"] = true,

    Set the "true" to "false" and you will have the minimap button showing up to access the options. Don't turn the button off for now (until next release).

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Feb 16, 2010 at 02:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Localized most of the german option texts. I have no way to test them. Also lacking some more boss emotes and 3.3 5man emotes. If anyone wants to fix and also update the localization in the future, please contact Mangeg to set you to translator! Much appreciated.

    Still looking for translators for the other languages aswell. Check the Localization tab at the top for more info.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Feb 09, 2010 at 10:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @yanwin I have started with Icecrown localization for now to see that its working and will add the rest of the instances after that. And eventually also the core and options GUI.

    If you want to be a translator for zhTW i could add you right away :D

  • Avatar of yanwin yanwin Feb 09, 2010 at 09:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Great work! However, while playing in zhTW client, I have tried to localize but find that the addon is not ready for localization. T^T


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