Shield Tracker


What's New

  • Updated for 7.0.
  • Added configurable labels for bars.
  • Vengeance was removed. You should delete any bars with Vengeance tracking.


Shield Tracker allows you to create highly-configurable bars to track shields / absorbs on:

  • You
  • Your target
  • Your focus
  • Your mouseover
  • Your pet
  • Named players in your group.

There are three modes for each bar. Select which one you prefer under the "Absorbs Tracked" tab.

  • All uses Blizzard's API call that provides the total of every absorb on the unit.
  • Selected only adds up the shields that you select.
  • Excluding will get the total absorbs on that unit via Blizzard's API and then subtract the selected absorb types.

You will need to create the bars in the settings. You can access them by typing /shieldtracker or /stracker. You can also access them via the game menu. Press Esc to bring up the game menu, select Interface, select the AddOns tab, then select Shield Tracker. Once you have Shield Tracker's options up, select Bar. Enter a name in the Create Bar field and press Ok. You can then configure that bar.

There is a default font but you can configure the font per bar.

Known Issues

  • Tracking the shields on a named player only works properly if you are in a group with that player. It's a limitation of the game client.
  • It is best to reload the UI after renaming a bar.

If you find any bugs or issues, please file a ticket or send me a PM.

The ticket tracker is at:

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  • Avatar of talryn1 talryn1 Sep 22, 2012 at 05:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Aisenfaire: Go

    I think it is a bug when you have Time Remaining set but you select multiple absorbs. If you only select one absorb to track then you get the countdown. If you select multiple, it's hard to present a meaningful timer. I think the problem is that it doesn't hide the timer when you select multiple absorbs. I'll fix that issue.

    I'm not sure how to present a timer on multiple absorbs that is useful.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Sep 22, 2012 at 05:11 UTC - 0 likes


    Great addon!

    I tested it out just now with my disc priest. Everything seems to work perfectly, except for "time remaining". I enabled this and had it display to the right. The right side of the bar now consistently shows a "0" no matter how long the duration on the shield.

    Am I doing something wrong, or is that part not functioning yet?

    • Edit: Regarding your discussion below:

    Having the addon auto detect "tank" roles in raids and parties would be wonderful!

    Last edited Sep 22, 2012 by Aisenfaire
  • Avatar of talryn1 talryn1 Sep 20, 2012 at 21:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @zowlz: Go

    I can verify it is working correctly but the addon is meant to show the current shield/absorb value on a target. It only shows a bar/value when there is an actual shield. Sacred Duty only provides the shield periodically so the addon only shows Sacred Duty when it provides value.

    What other method would you prefer for tracking shields on someone? I'm limited by the game's APIs. There are a few other options I have not setup though. You can refer to party 1-5 and raid 1-40 but they can change and I don't think that would be useful in any way.

    Here are some options I have not added that might be useful though:

    • Your target's target
    • Your focus' target

    In general, given a specific unit / player, you can also select their pet or target.

    While the game does allow raid assistants to set main tank and main assist, you can give the roles to any number of people so that setting might be confusing. If your raid has two main tanks setup (i.e., a common practice) then the addon will not know which one you want to track. This also applies to the new roles that every player can set for himself/herself.

    If you let me know what other option you think is useful, I can see if there is a reasonable way to do it.

    Last edited Sep 20, 2012 by talryn1
  • Avatar of zowlz zowlz Sep 20, 2012 at 09:59 UTC - 0 likes

    hello, sir~ I must thank you for this great addon, it's really useful for tracking my sacred shield. Unlike other similiar addon, your addon knows to kill the bar when the shield is purged. This feature totally pushes other addons to the back of the line.

    Is it possible to track the shield on the party, battleground, and raid member without using "named bar"?

    btw, a recent patch changes the initial tick on the paladin's Sacred Shield. Now, the sacred shield's absorption buff does not pop up right away, instead it pops up 6 seconds after the shield is casted on someone. So, the problem is, the bar does not show up right away when i cast sacred shield. It shows up upon the first tick of the absorption buff which is 6 seconds later. But I think users will want it to show up right away when the spell is casted.

    Again, thank you so much for the addon.

    Last edited Sep 20, 2012 by zowlz
  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Sep 20, 2012 at 05:11 UTC - 1 like

    if i left my shield in the bank, will this tell me?



Date created
Sep 19, 2012
Last update
Oct 25, 2016
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