Cooldown Bars

SimpleMD is a small addon used to broadcast information about your threat redirection spells to your raid or party. SimpleMD now tracks both Misdirection and Tricks of the Trade

Slash Commands

/simplemd or /smd


  • Automatic broadcasting on successful Misdirection/Tricks cast, even from within macros
  • Multiple display zones including, the chat frame, to a custom channel, raid warning, raid and party chat, and even to Scrolling Combat Text addons
  • Warnings include: MD/Tricks cast, MD/Tricks fading, and cooldown information
  • Optional cooldown bars for a visual representation of everyone's MD/Tricks cooldown
  • Bars will switch to a 4 or 6 second duration when you are actually transferring threat (for MD and Tricks respectively)
  • Improved combat log handling means that SimpleMD is able to track all threat redirection effect casts and fades from any hunter or rogue, even if they don't have SimpleMD
  • The addon only sends messages for cooldown alerts
  • CD Bars and Cast/Fade/CD warnings are only displayed if you are in a party or raid


Although the addon will detect and display message without any translations, everything will be in English. Currently nothing is fully translated. If you would like to help translate this addon please visit the WoWAce page and use the Localization Tool. Also, if you update the translations, please file a ticket about it so I can make an updated release.

Reporting Bugs/Suggestions

Please use the ticket system to submit bug reports. It makes my life much easier and will get problems fixed quicker since I get an email when a ticket is submitted, but I get nothing for comments on Curse. If you need to discuss something and would rather not use a ticket you can also use the forum thread on the WoWAce forums.

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  • Avatar of Spaga Spaga Dec 19, 2009 at 01:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to give a quick thanks for all the hard work that is put into this great hunter addon. It's lightweight, very useful, and has never given me any issues...that's all I can really ask for out of this. Thanks again for all your hard time and effort!

  • Avatar of q09q09 q09q09 Nov 03, 2008 at 06:49 UTC - 0 likes

    SimpleMD locale update zhCN & zhTW

    update 2008-10-28
    ver : SimpleMD v3.0.0
    locale by yeachan

    locale file download url

  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Oct 22, 2008 at 16:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Greatdanes: I can't reproduce your problem. I changed my setup from multiple channels to only using a custom channel and SMD only printed into the custom channel. Try deleting your saved variables and double check your broadcast settings.

  • Avatar of Greatdanes Greatdanes Oct 22, 2008 at 12:07 UTC - 0 likes

    How do U get it to stop in reporting in all channels even it's set only to one?

  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Oct 22, 2008 at 03:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry about that bug, fixed it up and packaged a new release.

  • Avatar of Jiminimonka Jiminimonka Oct 22, 2008 at 00:13 UTC - 0 likes

    This doesnt seeming to be reporting to custom channel or any other channel for that matter as it used to.



Date created
Jul 26, 2007
Last update
Jan 15, 2015
Development stage
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