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Yata - Yet Another Totem Addon

Yata is the answer to all your totem (and weapon imbue) needs

What is Yata?

Yata is a hugely flexible totem bar addon, enabling your shaman to organise their totems, cast them (individually, through the multicast spells or by /castsequence macro) and track cooldowns and timers.

Yata was originally created by Tornhoof and was one of the pioneers of totem bar support during The Burning Crusade. It has been brought up to date in Wrath of the Lich King by kaytikat.



  • Horizontal or vertical layout (with the ability to choose which side the pop-outs go)
  • Customisable order or groups and individual totems
  • Ability to hide useless or unused totems
  • Fully skinnable with ButtonFacade
  • Scale and position configurable
  • User-configured number of rows permanently visible
  • Button indicators showing which spells belong to which multicast spell
  • Short tooltip support
  • Key bind a spell group (e.g. a single key that will cast whichever fire totem is currently selected)

Spell Management

  • Key modifier to reorder totems (default: ctrl left click)
  • Key modifier to drop a totem without reordering (default: shift left click)
  • Key modifier to set/clear a totem as part of a multicast spell group (default: alt left click)
  • Cooldowns and timers shown on the button or on separate bars
  • Destroy Totem or Totemic Call (right click and shift right click, respectively)

How to get started

Open the Blizzard interface frame and choose yata or type /yata in the chat window

Type /kb to keybind abilities


Yata needs translating!

Your help is gratefully accepted on the wowace localisation tab

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  • Avatar of ollitrop ollitrop Jan 22, 2012 at 23:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I wish someone would take this over and update it, I miss it a LOT!

  • Avatar of kaytikat kaytikat Dec 17, 2011 at 10:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry for not updating for 4.3

    I stopped playing WoW months ago and no longer have access to an account so there will be no more updates for yata.

    Anyone with wow coding experience that wants to take the project on should contact me by PM

  • Avatar of hikage hikage May 21, 2011 at 13:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I know this has been asked before, and I saw that you can cast Recall by right-clicking on the Call button, but I would really really like an option to display a specific button for Totemic Recall, too. I'd also like to say that this is a fantastic addon. I found this while looking for an addon to skin the Totem Bar, but Yata is so much more and I love it. Thank you for your work! :)

  • Avatar of kaytikat kaytikat Jan 08, 2011 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the solution!

    You will find a configuration option for opacity in an upcoming release

  • Avatar of rakkarage rakkarage Nov 17, 2010 at 15:28 UTC - 0 likes

    does anyone know if its possible to set the alpha of the yata totem bar somehow? if not maybe i will make a ticket? i guess i can just add a something.SetAlpha(0.5) to the code somewhere to do this?


    i added self:SetAlpha(0.5) at end of function TotemBar:SkinButtons(skin) and it seems to work :)

    Last edited Nov 17, 2010 by rakkarage
  • Avatar of kaytikat kaytikat Nov 05, 2010 at 16:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I understand what you mean. Unfortunately, yata only supports a single bar at the moment. The effort involved with changing this means that it will probably stay this way, sorry!

  • Avatar of Oniwasaka Oniwasaka Nov 04, 2010 at 11:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add, an option that makes you either create a new frame with just the weapon buff and calls. Or either make them be sole, not always adjusted to the totem bars. I tried making a new frame, by disabling the totem bars but all i managed was to make my totems dissapear and have only the other 2 windows. If you get what i mean :D

  • Avatar of kaytikat kaytikat Oct 23, 2010 at 11:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Fixed! My mistake *blush*

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Oct 23, 2010 at 06:23 UTC - 0 likes

    kaytikat, I've sent you a PM about the (not really advised) move of hard-embedding a personally customized version of LibBars-1.0 with the latest 4.3 release.

  • Avatar of kaytikat kaytikat Oct 20, 2010 at 22:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Hehe, no worries.

    I guess the documentation needs some more work to make these things clear.


Date created
Aug 16, 2008
Last update
Nov 17, 2011
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  • R: 4.7.4 for 4.2.0 Sep 25, 2011
  • A: r139 for 4.2.0 Sep 25, 2011
  • R: 4.7.3 for 4.2.0 Jun 29, 2011
  • A: r137 for 4.2.0 Jun 29, 2011