World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the latest WoW expansion, and today’s launch marks an exciting day for both Horde and Alliance players alike. For those of us that uses addons to customize our gameplay, it can be a bit of nightmare trying to figure out which ones are updated. For new players dabbling in addons for the first time, we’ve got you – here’s 5 excellent first addons you should install for your adventures through Shadowlands!
WeakAuras is a powerful and flexible framework that allows you to display highly customizable graphics on your screen to indicate buffs, debuffs, and a whole host of similar types of information. Players have been using this on World of Warcraft for years to customize the look and feel of the UI. It also helps you display as much information about combat situations as possible.
If you value information and data at glance which isn’t intrusive visually, grab Titan Panel. The addon puts a thin bar at the very top of the screen, and it can show you useful data like you character’s location, inventory, time played, gold on the server, ping/latency and so much more. It’s handy enough that you’ll never need more than a few clicks to find out what you want to know.
Deadly Boss Mods
Perhaps most of you will be relieved to know that DBM is updated and ready for use. Deadly Boss Mods is a universally loved addon by all WoW players who run dungeons, Mythics and raids. The addon calls out danger in addition to offering visual queues for fight mechanics. It’s a great tool for both the new player and the veteran. With the new dungeons in Shadowlands looking good, this is a great companion addon to have which can give you the edge in boss fights.
There’s obviously going to be rare mobs in the new Shadowlands maps, and what better addon to have than this? RareScanner displays a button in the middle of your screen with the name of the rare found, a little miniature of said rare and a bar with the loot that this rare drops. At the same time, it plays an alarm sound, so it can warn you when you aren’t at the computer. When you click the button it will add a skull over the NPC and target it making it easier to find it.
Simply put, Details! is the best damage meter available for World of Warcraft. Players using this addon can see their damage, heal and other combat numbers during fights. This is especially great for min-maxers and end-game content hunters. The addon let’s you customize the look as well as show more than simple details at a flash. This includes what classes are doing the highest numbers, which spells and abilities are hitting hardest and more.