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Icons (v0.70+)

TankMastery is a helper add-on for tanks. When used, it can:

  • watch your target, and produce a self/raid/party/channel message if it gets taunted/knocked-back/mocked
  • show you an icon about the targeting review of the moment (if it is targeting a tank, if that tank is targeting it back etc) [v0.70+]
  • can warn you if your taunt failed [v0.90+]

It is mainly created to encourage synergy between the tanks, improve the raid quality, see who is being a "bad boy" and if possible, minimize such encounters. : )

  • Taunt System at the very moment supports single target taunts, AOE taunts, mocks, pet threat spells and knock-backs. You can use it to pinpoint which dps is knocking back the mobs making it harder to tank/build aggro (Thunderstorm, Typhoon).
  • TankWatch-Icon feature helps you to quickly pinpoint which mob is going out of control or which one can be taunted to take the load of other tanks easily/safely (with their current targets in mind).
  • TankMastery HyperSense (TM-HS) is a new experimental feature to provide you more taunt/pull information. Will probably add more features to it in the future.

Sample output:

  • XXX taunted YYY using ZZZZ.
  • XXX mocked YYY using ZZZ.
  • XXX knocked-away YYY using ZZZ.

Few Important Reminders:

  • "Tank X taunted a mob off me and addon didnt track it!"... Please note that by design, addon *only* tracks taunts on your target (any type), NOT other adds on you. We dont wanna be spammy, yet we want to be effective. In future versions I might add setting to enable that as well; let me know if you really need it.
  • "Tank Watch icon is sometimes a little slow to update!"... Do note that addon entirely depends on client reporting changes and new targets; so any lag in connection, or any lag in wow client notifying us will delay the icon as well. TankMastery (as of 0.85) *only checks your and your target's target changes; the effect on performance is expected to be *very negligible.
  • "TM-HS is sometimes/always wrong!"... HyperSense feature is very experimental and hence the results can be sometimes not accurate. We have limited window to WoW's real events and such guesses can be surely prone to errors. Got suggestions for it? Let me know. Hate it? Go to options and turn it off.

(Recent) New Features:

  • Automatically enables/disables based on class/stance.
  • Basic configuration screen (able to choose where to report)
  • [v0.70+] Target review icon
  • [v0.80+] Player/Self failed taunts (resists/immune) are watched as well now.
  • [v0.88+] HyperSense

Future to-do list:

  • Thinking if we should check for failed taunts of other tanks on our targets...
  • different output channels for different tracked events?
  • maybe checking for taunts on other tanks' mobs?
  • improved configuration screen (what to print out, who to check etc)
  • ... even more, who knows. Addon name is very general, why not make use of it :)

Feel free to post your constructive comments/suggestions; and spread around the word. Thanks.

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  • Avatar of Illonis Illonis Aug 14, 2009 at 22:03 UTC - 0 likes

    hey, i just came around and found this nice addon, i will test it with my pala-tank in the next weeks.

    I think one point of your Future to-do list is very important: Check other's tank's mobs aggro. Reason: When tanking a mob group i can only target one mob at one time and i can see my aggro on it, but to know the other mob's aggro value is quite interesting. Maybe the first step is to make Blizzard's "Changed Target"-Notify above mobs more easy to see.

    And what's about localization? How about open localization via CurseForge. I'd be really glad about a german version (I can help you with translating).

    And of cause, i like very big configuration screens ;) A quite interesting idea could be an option where you can change the icons from those different messages (those seen on the main picture)

    I wrote this without testing your addon but just reading your overview. I'll post some more ideas later after testing it.

  • Avatar of caszum caszum Jul 22, 2009 at 22:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes i am using it...

    The TM-HS is much better now. Now all you need it for is to see if its a player or mob your pulling.

    Gets kinda annyoing when killing hordes in front of ulduar or any other instance and it tells someone pulled :P

    But otherwise its fairly good, haven't encountered any bugs yet, which is great...

    One thing I would like to see is that more option about what to announce and where to annouce multiple things to.

    ex. I want to keep Taunt for yell but pushbacks for chatbox.

    Last edited Jul 31, 2009 by caszum
  • Avatar of ahmetqw ahmetqw Jul 22, 2009 at 12:53 UTC - 0 likes

    any1 using the latest alpha build? (r48) any comments etc on it?

  • Avatar of ahmetqw ahmetqw Jun 21, 2009 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    thanks for quick reply by the way. i just noticed that i was not updating the visibility of tankwatch icon on stance changes... on next build when not tanking icon will hide as well. *if it spills out taunt warnings on cat mode that is not good as that was working on prior versions... will see if that can happen.

  • Avatar of Auraka Auraka Jun 19, 2009 at 16:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Mostly 5 mans, I haven't pulled aggro in raids to find out what icon it uses while in cat >.>

  • Avatar of ahmetqw ahmetqw Jun 19, 2009 at 10:10 UTC - 0 likes

    hmm... that I will check again. While I check the code, quick question: were you in raid at that moment? (possibly set as a raid tank on raid interface? atm there is a known issue that if you are set as MT on blizz interface it overrides your cat/ret/fury/arms stances. will check that for next build as well)

  • Avatar of Auraka Auraka Jun 13, 2009 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    One thing I've noticed is that even when I'm in ret or cat form, I still show up as a designated tank when I have a mob on me. Not a huge deal, but yeah. FYI

  • Avatar of ahmetqw ahmetqw May 25, 2009 at 23:19 UTC - 0 likes

    hmm has anyone managed to try out the alpha v0.71? any inputs, comments, suggestions on the icon feature etc? would be nice to have some actual informed info before i proceed and release next version...

  • Avatar of ahmetqw ahmetqw May 15, 2009 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    :) lemme see what i can do about it.

  • Avatar of Auraka Auraka May 13, 2009 at 00:46 UTC - 0 likes

    I used to be a huge fan of Tank Warnings. I know there are <Insert tank skill skill here> warning mods/macros. They don't cover all tanking classes... thoughts? :)


Date created
May 03, 2009
Last update
Oct 29, 2010
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • R: v0.93 for 4.0.1 Oct 29, 2010
  • A: r59 for 4.0.1 Oct 29, 2010
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  • R: v0.92 for 4.0.1 Oct 25, 2010
  • A: r56 for 4.0.1 Oct 25, 2010