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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 Kankru Kankru Apr 21, 2009 at 10:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Still dosent works 4 me, I link the Error-Log later

  • Avatar of sindalee sindalee Apr 19, 2009 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    totem timers under buttons are not working/reliable :(

  • Avatar of vangual vangual Apr 18, 2009 at 20:59 UTC - 0 likes

    If you notice big UI lockups after switching specs, you can work around it by disabling the "short tooltips" option. I haven't found the bug causing this yet but I thought I'd share this quick workaround.

    Edit: workaround doesn't seem reliable.

  • Avatar of Sayclub Sayclub Mar 22, 2009 at 03:12 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Heda Heda Oct 24, 2008 at 12:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep we all need ruRU localization! /hug

  • Avatar of StingerSoft StingerSoft Oct 17, 2008 at 04:00 UTC - 0 likes

    thank you so very much Tornhoof. I love this addon. but need localization support, to ensure that I was able to translate it into Russian.

  • Avatar of Pericles Pericles Oct 16, 2008 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Managed to keybind stuff (with r53) but nothing happened on pressing key - I note there are new versions but your commit gives no text to say what changed? Are you remembering to enter text when you commit its really helpful if you can for debugging purposes as well as a personal reminder to yourself, when you fixed stuff.

    I also noted that if you ESC to clear a setting then it removed the key bind but left the text on the button.

    Edit : Now tried Yata-wotlk-beta-0.6.zip - Excellent thank you so very much. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    I can see Yata & ShockAndAwe becoming must have Enh Shammy addons.

  • Avatar of Delphi03 Delphi03 Oct 15, 2008 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Perhaps I'm missing it, but in addition to having a keybind for each totem element (which looks to be in now), adding the option for keybinding totemic call/making the right-click event "destroy" the specific totem would be a welcome change over the current implementation.

  • Avatar of Pericles Pericles Oct 12, 2008 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Shift click to throw Rank 1 is redundant with patch 3.0 as this now costs more mana than max rank.

    Right click on bar to cast Totemic recall is overkill. It would be better if it acted like the blizzard totem and recalled only the totem element clicked on. Perhaps a shift right click to recall all.

    Would love to have a keybind for each totem element eg: fire totem, earth totem, water totem, air totem. So you can drop the totem you want. Cast sequence macro just doesn't cut it because of the different cooldowns for totems, quickly becomes mana wasteful casting a totem you don't need just to get the sequence back on track. With individual keybinds you don't have this issue.


Date created
Aug 16, 2008
Last update
Nov 17, 2011
Development stage
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Recent files
  • R: 4.7.5 for 4.2.0 Nov 17, 2011
  • 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