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Melee mode, partly buffed


(aka: ZOMGDebuffs)

With today's high-end boss fights so tuned for absolutely maximum performance, it's important to know exactly what you're getting from your raiders. Do you have all buffs and debuffs available? Are the all improved? Are they active during the fight? Need to see that they were kept up during the fight?

WoW 3.0 introduced a whole new stacking system for buffs and debuffs. Add to that the myriad of hidden auras that are implied by talents, but don't appear on the tooltips. It's near impossible to look through that ever moving mess of debuffs on a target. It's just too much too look at. Nor should you have to.

So, here's Utopia. It will give you a very concise and clear view of your buffs and debuffs (see the buff display pictured below). With a fixed number of icons, which don't move or change. They'll simply be highlighted in red if missing; otherwise faded if unavailable, bright if present, yellow if present but unimproved, and so on.

Clarity is the key, and how fast you can answer yourself any questions mid-fight. I play a rogue, and because our warriors slack (they like to pretend to dps and moan about Sundering), we can very quickly see whether Sunder Armor is applied and, if it's absent, throw Expose Armor into our cycle. The icon is always in the same place, and always means the same thing.

The Display

Show Melee Icons only, which is an optional mode to show only what is of interest to your class
An arrangement of icons showing the 'classes' of debuff, rather than the traditional specific debuff icons. For example, you will have one single icon representing Sunder Armor and Expose Armor. You don't care which is applied, only that it's there. The same applies to all the myriad of other buffs and debuffs which are now grouped into doing the same job.

By default, these icons are presented thusly:

  • Dimmed - Your group can't apply this aura
  • White - Debuff applied
  • Yellow - Your group has applied this aura but it is an unimproved version. Do you feel dirty?
  • Red - Your group can apply this aura, but hasn't
  • Blue - Aura is unavavailable because of a conflicting spell (Blessings, Curses etc.)

Mousing over any of the icons will show the potential of the raid. Highlighted lines show what your raid can do. A Tick shows it's done, a cross means it's not. Next to this you get the values for the auras, and if that's different from the maximum your group can do, this is shown.

Shows details of which spells are available from your group

Anything unavailable will always show the maximum potential value of a debuff with all improved talents, whereas when something is available it will show the maximum that could be done by your raid.

The progress bar will show the percentage that has been debuffed for a quick at-a-glance view.

Standard buff tooltips are enhanced to show you the real values that you're getting from your raid member's buffs. Tooltip Enhancements

Up-Time Module

The new debuff Up-Time recorder will record a fight, when auras are applied, removed, by whom. The DPS for the fight, deaths and significant boss events so that you can examine the timeline of your fight after the fact.

Showing Ignis Fight Overview


While donations are not ever expected they do help, and recent donations by a kind few are one of the reasons I have returned at this time to resume work on this and other mods. Please do consider how worthwhile Utopia is to you and help to continue it's support into the future.

PayPal: [email protected]

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  • Avatar of ywfn ywfn Oct 20, 2010 at 07:12 UTC - 0 likes

    That's great news, Utopia is pretty much irreplaceable.

  • Avatar of Zeksie Zeksie Oct 19, 2010 at 12:41 UTC - 0 likes

    I'll be looking at this after some fixes to X-Perl and ZOMGBuffs.

  • Avatar of jkw jkw Oct 11, 2010 at 19:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this project abandoned or is anyone going to update it for 4.x?

  • Avatar of Ofer1790 Ofer1790 Jul 16, 2010 at 12:58 UTC - 0 likes

    there is a problem with detecting Abominable Might in raid > buff on you is Abomination's Might (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=53138)

    Last edited Jul 16, 2010 by Ofer1790
  • Avatar of metalpinguin metalpinguin Feb 21, 2010 at 21:45 UTC - 0 likes

    are there any /commandos for opening the uptime list and stuff ?

    Last edited Feb 21, 2010 by metalpinguin
  • Avatar of jkw jkw Feb 14, 2010 at 17:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @parl2001 Just right-click on the buff that is already showing there. Then you have to add the specific name of the buff gained or debuff made to make it work.

    @sharkee It only records fights longer than 30 seconds and if it involves a boss-encounter. Sure you met theese requirements? Or if you've configured it to do other, please name your settings so I can test it.

  • Avatar of parl2001 parl2001 Jan 17, 2010 at 01:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Are there instructions for how to work the Custom Configuration window at all?

    I'm not able to add buffs or debuffs to it.

  • Avatar of sharkee sharkee Jan 14, 2010 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I must be an idot, but I can't get the uptime recorder running. How does it work?

  • Avatar of raghathol raghathol Oct 29, 2009 at 23:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add, or give me hints about how to add myself, the possibility to add CUSTOM buff ? Personally i'd love to add flask, well feed, and molten armor buffs.

    Would be amazing

  • Avatar of hotshift hotshift Oct 20, 2009 at 08:49 UTC - 0 likes

    In the image above, one can see raid dps in a graphical manner. I only see the debuff uptime, not the dps, nor can I tick "raid dps" or "ennemy dps"..

    Why ?


Date created
Oct 30, 2008
Last update
Aug 08, 2011
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • A: r240 for 4.2.0 Aug 08, 2011
  • A: r239 for 4.1.0 Aug 08, 2011
  • A: r238 for 4.1.0 May 02, 2011
  • A: r237 for 4.1.0 Apr 29, 2011
  • A: r236 for 4.0.6 Mar 28, 2011