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 creepy_inc creepy_inc Jul 13, 2010 at 16:47 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Jul 11, 2010 at 15:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @tlai The default settings for all abilites in mods that will be made along the way will be the most common settings. For example the default settings for Lady Deathwhispers Touch of Insignificance will be that its only visible for tanks, or any for of warning for Soul Reaper is visible by default for tanks and healers.
    But most warnings will be enabled for all roles, and then you have the ability to disable them for certain roles as you you want it.

    Last edited Jul 13, 2010 by mangeg
  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 11, 2010 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @f1reburn its not a logger head replacement. we are trying to work around a blizzard bug wher ethe combatlog stops working. when it stops working warnings, timers, message no longer have a way to know when spells are cast. Lich king and Halion seem to be the truoble areas.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 11, 2010 at 12:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to have a global selection which you can tick then instead of going through each individual skill (but still have the option to select or deselect stuff to customize what you want to see) or is it currently automatically selected and chosen depending on the role shown on the controller?

    Last edited Jul 11, 2010 by tlai
  • Avatar of f1reburn f1reburn Jul 11, 2010 at 10:08 UTC - 0 likes

    So what is this combat logger I've been reading about in the change logs? I can't find it in any of the configuration settings, is it some Loggerhead replacement?

    Also, how many more features are planned for this addon? It seems to have symptoms of feature creep.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Jul 11, 2010 at 07:15 UTC - 0 likes

     The options to select if the warning/timer should be enabled by role is in the detailed options for each ability. For example if you click the details button for soul reaper in the Lich King options. Then on the timers tab, for each timer there is a dropdown list for enabled where you can tick for what roles the timer should be enabled (Tank, Healer, Melee or Caster). The same goes for messages and warnings as well.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 11, 2010 at 03:46 UTC - 0 likes

    I removed a few extra CombatLogReset calls to see if that helps.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jul 10, 2010 at 15:58 UTC - 0 likes

    memory corruption errors are in the wow client and a know bug in 3.3.5

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 10, 2010 at 04:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Using v498 it didnt crash on festergut but seems to be lagg spikes where the screen locks up intermitley for like a second or so and fps drops like to half and goes back up. I had crashes with v505 on at least saurfang and dreamwalker while v507 i crashed on precious.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 10, 2010 at 04:36 UTC - 0 likes

    ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception Program: F:\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0023:0074FA0F

    The instruction at "0x0074FA0F" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read".

    After killing precious, im reverting back to an older version now.


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