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 Sgat8516 Sgat8516 Jan 19, 2011 at 03:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance you can add a warning for 'Dark Sludge'? Its the debuff given from the puddle the oozes drop on Maloriak, and very difficult to see under all the AoE.

  • Avatar of Lucifear Lucifear Jan 05, 2011 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Will do, expect a pm in the next few days, I'm still busy testing them properly.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jan 05, 2011 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    send them to me or mangeg to get them integrated in.

  • Avatar of Lucifear Lucifear Jan 05, 2011 at 16:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I've added a few things to the heroic 5man boss mods that I was missing. Is there any interest on your side on viewing these additions to the 5mans boss mods? They mostly concern warnings for spells that require interrupts.

    Last edited Jan 05, 2011 by Lucifear
  • Avatar of wees wees Jan 02, 2011 at 14:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Please add Atramedes air phase timer.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Dec 27, 2010 at 12:09 UTC - 0 likes

    It is the controller plugin that does not correctly hide itself atm, I am looking into this as soon as I get time. To fix this temporary you can untick all the "Show" checkboxes in the controller options and then reload your UI.

  • Avatar of Dastey Dastey Dec 20, 2010 at 16:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Im noticing a dead spot on my screen where I cant click with my mouse and either move or turn the camera angle. However when I disable RW2 that deadspot is no longer there. What exactly is that? Edit: I think I managed to figure out that it is the controller that makes the dead spot so I just made it as tiny as possible and moved it out the screen

    Last edited Dec 20, 2010 by Dastey
  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Dec 17, 2010 at 09:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I cant say when the heroics will be done, but within a week or 2 I will be working on them.

  • Avatar of hsram hsram Dec 16, 2010 at 15:28 UTC - 0 likes

    When are the Cataclysm heroics going to be overhauled?

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Nov 19, 2010 at 13:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Try this version and see if it works better. It was caused by some library changes. But should be fixed now.

    In this version I have started some work on changing the looks of some config elements. So it may happen that the config UI wont open at all. If that happens just revert back to the latest release version for now. Planning to have all the changes along with the boss mods for raids and most of the 5men dugenons out soon before Cata launch.


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