For whatever reason, Blizzard has decided to go proc happy in patch 3.3. Normally procs are the domain of trinkets, armor set bonuses and weapons, but now Blizzard has expanded that to other items, and they’ve even given us trinkets with multiple procs.
Hunters have a lot more cooking now than ever before. If you’re someone who likes to stack your buffs then it’s helpful to know exactly what is going off and when. There are lots of addOns that can help track things.
Today’s article is not about any specific addOn but rather about providing you with the information needed to configure those addOns.
My UI is always a work in progress. I’m constantly rearranging things and trying new addOns. Currently I’m using three separate addOns to track various buffs, procs, etc.
- Auracle (De)Buff Monitor – Icons with cooldown timers.
- ForteXcorsist – Allows me to track serpent stings on multiple targets.
- Power Auras Classic – Slowly being relegated to sound alerts, and placing auras around my toon that alert me that I’m doing something stupid.
All of these addons allow you to track spells by name, but they also let you do it by spell ID. As a database guy, I’m very fond of the ID concept since it guarantees uniqueness and ensures that your mod will track the exact ability you want.
The best way I’ve found to get spell ids is to go to wowhead.com, locate the ability and then look at the number in the url. For example, here is the url for the Aim of the Iron Dwarves proc from Deathbringer’s Will. http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=71491. The 71491 at the end of the address is the spell ID.
Here is a list of some of the procs and abilities that you might want to track in whatever addOns you’re using. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. I’ve included most of the trinkets, haste, and damage abilities that hunters may wish to track.
When configuring your addOn you’ll want to reference either the Spell/Proc Name or the Spell ID. Again using the spell ID might yield better results as spell names are not always unique.
|Item||Spell/Proc Name||Spell ID|
|Deathbringer’s Will||Aim of the Iron Dwarves||71491 (N), 71559 (H)|
|Deathbringer’s Will||Agility of the Vrykul||71485 (N), 71556 (H)|
|Deathbringer’s Will||Power of the Taunka||71486 (N), 71558 (H)|
|Whispering Fanged Skull||Icy Rage||71401 (N), 71541 (H)|
|T10 2-set Bonus||Exploit Weakness||70728|
|T10 4-set Bonus||Stinger||71007|
|Ashen Verdict Ring||Frostforged Champion||72412|
|Death’s Verdict||Paragon||67703 (N), 67772 (H)|
|Needle Encrusted Scorpion||Fatal Flaws||71403|
|Grim Toll||Grim Toll||60437|
|Herkuml War Token||Rage of the Fallen||71396|
|Mark of Supremacy||Rage||67695|
|Comet’s Trail||Comet’s Trail||64772|
|Blood of the Old God||Blood of the Old God||64790|
|Mjolnir Runestone||Mjolnir Runestone||65019|
|Pyrite Infuser||Pyrite Infusion||65014|
|Fury of the Five Flights||Fury of the Five Flights||60314|
|Loatheb’s Shadow||Loatheb’s Shadow||60439|
|Mirror of Truth||Reflection of Torment||60065|
|Darkmoon Card: Greatness||Greatness||60233|
|Rapid Fire||Rapid Fire||3045|
|Quick Shots (Hawk buff)||Quick Shots||6150|
|Culling the Herd||Culling the Herd||52858 (R3), 61681 (R2), 61680 (R1)|
|Ferocious Inspiration||Ferocious Inspiration||34460|
|Sanctified Retribution||Sanctified Retribution||31869|
|Call of the Wild||Call of the Wild||53434|
|N = Normal, H = Heroic|