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Version: 5.4.8.186
by: Phanx, Akkorian
ShieldsUp monitors your Earth Shield, Water Shield, and Lightning Shield.
  • Easy-to-read plain text display
  • Shows your active shields and their remaining charges *
  • Shows who you cast your Earth Shield on
  • Visual indication when another shaman overwrites your Earth Shield
  • Optional text and sound alerts when one of your shields expires or is removed
  • Condensed display while solo (or for shamans without Earth Shield)
  • Support for all colorblindness modes
  • Support for custom fonts and sounds via LibSharedMedia-3.0 media packs
* Note that Water Shield and Lightning Shield will display a "W" or "L", respectively, except for elemental shamans, who will see a number for Lightning Shield when they have at least one extra charge.

Type “/sup” for options, or browse to the ShieldsUp panel in the standard Interface Options window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why isn’t ShieldsUp monitoring my Earth Shield?
A: ShieldsUp only monitors Earth Shield when it’s cast on yourself, or on a player or pet in your party or raid group. There is no way for addons to reliably monitor buffs cast on units who are not in your group, so ShieldsUp doesn’t try.
Q: Why am I only seeing one charge counter?
A: ShieldsUp switches to a single-counter display when you are solo, or if you don’t have the Earth Shield talent, since in either situation it’s only possible for you to have one shield active on a target ShieldsUp can monitor.
Feature Requests

I consider ShieldsUp to be complete, and do not plan to add any new features. If you would like to suggest something anyway, feel free to submit a suggestion ticket describing your idea.

Bug Reports

If you encounter a problem with ShieldsUp, please try some quick troubleshooting steps first, and then submit a bug report to let me know about the problem.

Please copy this list into your ticket and fill in as many of the details as you can.
  • ShieldsUp version (eg. 3.3.5.71)
  • WoW version and locale (as seen on the login screen, eg. 3.3.5 enUS)
  • Character level, spec, and race
  • Description of the problem
  • What steps can I follow to reproduce the problem?
  • Does the problem happen when all other addons are disabled?
  • Exact text of the first related error message, if any.
    Please DO NOT include any lists of local variables or installed addons that your error display may add!
  • Screenshot, if the problem is graphical.
Remember to check on your ticket after a few days, as I may need more information from you in order to find and fix the problem!

Language Support

ShieldsUp is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文 game clients.

ShieldsUp is translated into English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano (partial), Português, Русский, 한국어 (partial), 简体中文, and 繁體中文.

To add or update translations for any locale, enter them on the ShieldsUp localization page on CurseForge, and then leave a comment, or send me a PM here or on CurseForge, to let me know that you’ve made changes. If you don’t have a Curse account and don’t want to create one, you can PM me your translations instead. Thanks!

Credits

ShieldsUp was originally based on Infineon’s beSch.
Version 5.4.8.186
  • Updated Русский translations from Yafis

Version 5.4.8.184
  • Better handling of visibility for low-level characters
  • Fix for missing labels on dropdowns in options panel

Version 5.4.7.181
  • Fixed inactive counter appearing in single (solo) mode
  • Added previews to the sound selection dropdowns
  • Display is now always hidden for shamans below level 9

Version 5.4.7.173
  • Fixed playing alert sounds
  • Added option to suppress alerts while hidden

Version 5.4.1.167
  • Updated for WoW 5.4
  • Updated French, German, and Portuguese translations

Version 5.3.0.163
  • Fixed several issues related to hiding unlimited shields

Version 5.3.0.162
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Added an option to hide active shields that don't have limited charges (Water Shield, non-Elemental Lightning Shield)
  • Changed how visibility settings are stored -- you will need to reconfigure your hide/show settings
  • Minor efficiency improvements

Version 5.2.0.158
  • Minor changes to the Alerts options layout

Version 5.2.0.157
Version 5.2.0.156
  • Simplified the Visibility options by combining the group type and zone type filters.

Version 5.1.0.147
  • Fixed a minor cosmetic issue with the Text Output dropdown in the Alerts option panel.

Version 5.0.5.146
  • Now hidden in pet battles.

Version 5.0.4.144
  • Updated Traditional Chinese translations from awaited on CurseForge.

Version 5.0.4.142
  • Elemental shamans will now see a number instead of an "L" for Lightning Shield when it has at least one extra charge (2+ total charges).

Version 5.0.4.141
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4
  • Updated Spanish, French, and Russian translations

Version 4.3.4.137
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Added an option to color the target name by class when Earth Shield is active and not overwritten.

Version 4.3.4.134
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Fixed several issues with group detection on live servers.
  • Fixed an issue with Water/Lightning Shield detection at login on beta servers.
  • Fixed an issue where Earth Shield would not be detected if you cast it on someone outside your group and then joined a group with that player.
  • Added support for all colorblind modes, not just mode #1 (which is the only one the default UI exposes as an option).
  • Improved support for LibSharedMedia fonts at login.

Version 4.3.4.132
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Updated for MoP changes: Water Shield and Lightning Shield no longer have charges, and will show a "W" or "L" instead of the number of charges.
  • Lots of cleanups to options and translations.
  • Added partial koKR localization from moom21 on CurseForge.
  • Updated deDE localization from Estadon on CurseForge.
  • Added itIT (partial) and ptBR translations.

Version 4.3.0.122
  • Updated for WoW 4.3
  • Translations needed for Português (ptBR) and 한국어 (koKR). If you can help translate ShieldsUp for either of these languages, please send me a PM. Thanks!

Version 4.2.0.120
  • Updated for WoW 4.2

Version 4.1.0.119
  • Added an option for moving the Earth Shield target name to the bottom of the display, or hiding it. It’s not exposed in the options panel yet, but you can change it by typing “ /run ShieldsUpDB.namePosition = "BOTTOM"; ShieldsUp:ApplySettings() ”. The value can be "BOTTOM", "TOP", or "NONE".
  • Removed support for WoW 3.2, since China has finally updated to 3.3+
  • Updated localization

Version 4.0.3.105
  • Fixed a number of minor bugs
  • Added backwards compatibility for WoW China
  • Added TOC metadata for the Curse Client
  • Updated Spanish localization

Version 3.3.5.97
  • Added an option to tell you who overwrites your Earth Shield
  • Removed the Colorblind Mode option; ShieldsUp now respects the default UI's Colorblind Mode setting
  • Updated for changes in config libs

Version 3.3.2.93
  • Wintergrasp and other (future) outdoor PvP zones are now treated as battlegrounds for the purposes of visibility options
  • Fixed possible errors when no alert sound is selected
  • Improved text alert options
  • Added LibAboutPanel to optional dependencies for standalone library users

Version 3.3.0.85
  • Fixed failure to monitor Earth Shield on battleground allies from other servers
  • Fixed failure to detect active shields on login
  • Fixed alerts triggering while you are dead or operating a vehicle
  • Fixed alerts triggering while the display is hidden
  • Fixed alerts triggering when you remove Earth Shield on one target by casting it on another target
  • Fixed alerts triggering when you remove Earth Shield on yourself by casting Water Shield or Lightning Shield, and vice versa
  • Added French translations from krukniak on Curse
  • Added very rough Spanish translations - corrections welcome
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Phanx
07-14-14 06:45 AM
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04-10-14 11:01 PM
5.4.7.173
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Phanx
02-27-14 10:28 PM
5.4.1.167
63kB
Phanx
11-24-13 10:11 AM
5.3.0.163
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Phanx
08-04-13 09:38 PM
5.3.0.162
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Phanx
05-28-13 04:58 AM
5.2.0.158
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Phanx
05-18-13 03:27 AM
5.2.0.157
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Phanx
03-05-13 09:05 PM
5.2.0.156
67kB
Phanx
03-05-13 03:03 AM
5.1.0.147
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Version 3.2.0.79 is up. Mainly, this just adds translations for German and Chinese users, but I've also finally removed the beta tag, as there have been no major issues reported for some time now.
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Originally posted by Falter
Wondering if the Glyph of Water Shield I have is part of the issue?
It isn't. ShieldsUp doesn't look at your glyphs or talents; it gets the number of charges directly from the buff.

As for glyph choices, I currently use the Glyph of Water Shield, but once 3.2 comes out I will probably replace it, since I have almost no mana issues, and mp5 is getting buffed in the patch. Other glyphs I currently use are Healing Stream and Lesser Healing Wave. In 3.2 the Chain Heal glyph may be more useful; currently with ~2600 healing raid buffed the added jump heals for a paltry 500-ish, which is about 25% of a single tick of Renew from a similarly geared priest, and I just don't see that justifying a major glyph slot.

I currently use Healing Stream and Lesser Healing Wave in my other two slots, but as a fresh 80 focusing on PvP, you probably won't have much use for Healing Stream, so I'd avoid that one. For PvP, I'd go with the Healing Wave glyph. Earth Shield is also useful, and will be less dispellable in 3.2, so that's one to consider as well; in fact, for PvP it may be better than Chain Heal.
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I reported the Water Shield issue, typed out the debug info in a ticket.

Hopefully that information helps.
Wondering if the Glyph of Water Shield I have is part of the issue?

I am extremely new to Resto as a shaman (just got to 80), so I'm not convinced GoWS is worth it, but perhaps that bit of information is helpful. Feel free to suggest a better glyph, too. : )

As for the Earth Shield stuff. I will try to get that put in a separate ticket tomorrow, have to get to raid on my main (not a shaman).

Have a safe and fun weekend trip.
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ShieldsUp intentionally does not track shields on units outside your group, because there is no reliable way to do so. So, no counter appearing when you cast Earth Shield on NPCs or random passerby is not a bug.

Earth Shield should be tracked on members of your battleground raid, but as I never participate in battlegrounds, I haven't tested this myself. I'm headed out of town for the weekend, but I will go fish in AV when I get back and see if I can reproduce this.

As for Water Shield not being detected when you log in, I don't know how that's possible.. If you really want to help, open Core.lua in a plain-text editor (Windows Notepad will do). Find every instance of "Debug(", and if there are two dashes ("--") in front of it on the same line, remove the dashes. Then, find this near the top of the file:
Code:
local function Debug(lvl, str, ...)
	if lvl > 0 then return end
...and change the 0 to a 3. Log in with Water Shield active, and type out or screenshot the debug messages printed to your chat frame. Cast Earth Shield on someone in your group (try inviting a friend to a party while you're waiting in the battleground queue or something) and type out or screenshot the debug messages printed then. Once you're in a battleground, cast Earth Shield on someone in your battleground raid, and type out or screenshot the debug messages. When you're done, you can just change the 3 back to a 0 to turn off the debug messages. Post the debugging information in a bug report ticket.
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No error messages.
No other addons enabled.
No changes from default settings.
No savedVariables file to delete.
English (US) WoW client.
Default install of 3.1.1.70-beta from WoWI.

Logged in with water shield up, but SUp shows a big red Zero.
Refreshed WS, SUp tracked it just fine.
Cast ES on a few NPCs and random folks, it was not tracked.
Ran a BG, ES was not tracked on BG raid.

Have not tried it in a PVE party or raid. Not likely to do so anytime soon.

Anything further I can provide to help?
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Simply repeating a vague description of the problem you're having is not going to help me figure out what is causing the problem or how to fix it. If you guys don't care enough to read simple instructions like those in my previous post and answer basic questions to help me identify the problem, there's not much I can do. As is clearly staed in my previous post, I use this addon on a daily basis and have never experienced an issue like the one being described. If you cannot give me any specific information about the problem, I cannot fix it.
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I'm experiencing the same problems as Qazlol.
ES not updating at all when switching players that have ES, and such.
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Yes, this addon is maintained. The last update is only 4 weeks old, and no changes have been required since then. I play two shamans on a daily basis, and have not encountered any of the problems you described.

Have you tried any basic troubleshooting steps like deleting the addon's saved variables, or logging in with no other addons enabled?

Please check this page and try the suggested steps. If the problem persists, file a bug report ticket with the information requested.
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Not sure if this mod is still being updated or not, but I'm having the following issues.

-Water Shield(WS) and Earth Shield(ES) not updating on the screen.
-When ES is used on a player in a battleground, the name doesn't update and the mod completely locks up.
-After configuring settings, the mod locks up at 8 charges to ES.
-When ES is replaced by WS or vise versa on the shaman, mod doesn't record/update.

I'm assuming this is an issue with 3.1.1 or whatnot. If not, it could be interference with other mods(?).
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Originally posted by goldengamer
Not quite sure what that is :S Happens each time I log on :S
It means you need to update. ShieldsUp no longer uses the tekKonfig-AboutPanel library, nor is that library referenced on line 713 or anywhere else in Options.lua or any other file in the addon. I would guess that if you update correctly (i.e. make sure the old files are overwritten, or delete them before downloading the new version), your other problems will also go away.
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Message: ..\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Options.lua line 713:
Cannot find a library instance of "tekKonfig-AboutPanel".
Debug:
(tail call): ?
[C]: ?
[C]: error()
!Swatter\Support\LibRevision.lua:47: GetLibrary()
ShieldsUp\Options.lua:713: in main chunk


Not quite sure what that is :S Happens each time I log on :S And sometimes earthshield isnt tracking correctly, just doesnt show, even when its casted on someone :S


EDIT: I fixed the error from showing, updated skinner (whole update on it, that I didnt realise), but when I try and pop earth shield on someone else when I'm not grouped, it doesnt show the tracking. It shows if I put it on myself, but not others yet :S Trying to work it out :S

EDIT 2: ^^; Sorry, just read the comment below, will go grp and find out if its still happening =)

EDIT 3: Hopped into a bg, av, and I entered with my name in red, and 2 0's :S Tried casting earthshield on someone, didnt track / change at all, but it tracks fine with it with it on myself. Watershield seems fine so far
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Originally posted by Phanx
Any problems if you reconfigure it to route messages via MSBT again?
None at all. Have it set up almost the same way as before I wiped the prefs and everything works now.
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Originally posted by berdan
Zapping the prefs helped – I don't get any of the errors now. I had ShieldsUp set to route its messages via MSBT, and I even got notifications when walking indoors <-> outdoors.
Any problems if you reconfigure it to route messages via MSBT again?
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Originally posted by Phanx
Could you be more specific? Where are you seeing the 10-15 messages? I've played daily with ShieldsUp, as have several IRL friends and members of my guild, and I haven't seen or heard about anything like that.
Zapping the prefs helped – I don't get any of the errors now. I had ShieldsUp set to route its messages via MSBT, and I even got notifications when walking indoors <-> outdoors.
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Could you be more specific? Where are you seeing the 10-15 messages? I've played daily with ShieldsUp, as have several IRL friends and members of my guild, and I haven't seen or heard about anything like that.

The error message seems to indicate that you've somehow managed to select an alert sound that doesn't actually exist. Perhaps you'd selected a sound that was registered by another addon (through the SharedMedia registry system), and then uninstalled or disabled the other addon?

Try deleting your saved variables. If both problems go away, try reconfiguring ShieldsUp the way you had it before. If either problem reappears, then that is a bug and I'll need to know which settings you've changed from the defaults. If either problem is not resolved, please check my portal for a list of information I need, and then post a bug report.
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