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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
Archived Files (10)
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Phanx
07-14-14 06:45 AM
5.4.7.181
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Phanx
04-10-14 11:01 PM
5.4.7.173
65kB
Phanx
02-27-14 10:28 PM
5.4.1.167
63kB
Phanx
11-24-13 10:11 AM
5.3.0.163
63kB
Phanx
08-04-13 09:38 PM
5.3.0.162
63kB
Phanx
05-28-13 04:58 AM
5.2.0.158
63kB
Phanx
05-18-13 03:27 AM
5.2.0.157
63kB
Phanx
03-05-13 09:05 PM
5.2.0.156
67kB
Phanx
03-05-13 03:03 AM
5.1.0.147
69kB
Phanx
11-28-12 11:13 PM


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Version 3.0.2.25 is up. This version adds support for Improved Earth Shield and the Glyph of Water Shield. It also adds a basic solo mode which shows only the Water/Lightning Shield counter when you are not in a group, or if you don't have Earth Shield.

The bad news is that the way ShieldsUp is written right now does not allow for a simple way to support detecting extra charges on Earth Shields cast by other players.

The good news is that the rewrite I mentioned I my last post whille not only properly detect the number of charges on Earth Shields cast by other players, but will also greatly simplify lots of other things and fix some outstanding issues.

I will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow, and probably won't have any time this weekend, but next week I will have plenty of time to dedicate to getting ShieldsUp working 100%.
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Just wanted to say thank you so much for this addon Phanx, it really is a lifesaver! Appreciate the updates and hope you have a great birthday!
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Happy B-day!

Hope you have a good b-day !
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I`d liked to have the option to hide/display earthshield-track, when i`m solo.
What exactly is the reason that es-tracker is hidden when im solo?
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When you are solo, you have no group members to cast Earth Shield on, and ShieldsUp intentionally does not try to track Earth Shields on people who are not in your group. I do plan to show Earth Shield charges on yourself when you are solo, though.

I did not plan to release the solo mode so soon, but there were other changes that needed to be made immediately to support the new glyphs and talents that can alter the number of charges on a shield, and I felt that solo mode worked well enough that it wasn't worth the time and effort it would have taken to undo the solo mode changes, push a release, and redo the solo mode changes.
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Hey bherasha, huge coincidence using one of your mods <3

dunno if its needed, but this version is giving me this error:

[2008/11/04 17:18:03-53-x3]: ShieldsUp-0\Core.lua:366: attempt to compare number with nil
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hope you had an awesome bday, good to see you again
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Hmm, I thought I'd fixed that before releasing... apparently not. The only effect you should see from it, though, is that your Water Shield counter won't reset to zero when you die. It's already fixed in my local copy, and will be fixed in the public version on the next release.

I sent you a PM also.
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Have the same problem with

ShieldsUp-0\Core.lua:366: attempt to compare number with nil


pops up frequent when I have the addon enabled.
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You obviously saw the post two down from yours containing the same error... it's too bad you just as obviously did not read my response to it, or you would have known that I am aware of the error, that it will be fixed in the next version, and that it has no effect on the addon's functionality except for not clearing the Water Shield charge counter when your character dies. There's no need to re-report something I've already stated is fixed in the next release.
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Strange Problem

I was checking out the comments and surprisingly haven't found anyone else with this issue but anyway,after downloading the latest version of this addon,
I'm not getting the earth shield counter at all.
The only counter I get is for the water shield,and that one's working just fine,but as I already said,the ES counter is missing.
The strangest thing is that I'm not even getting any lua or any other kind of errors,as if everything was working as it's supposed to.

Now,I know that my description probably isn't really helpful,but that's the best I can do.
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That's not an "issue" at all. What you're seeing is the new "solo mode" which is active whenever you are not in a group, or if you do not have Earth Shield (i.e. you're not resto). Once you join a group, the Earth Shield charge counter and target name should reappear.
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Re: Strange Problem

Originally posted by loladrunk
I was checking out the comments and surprisingly haven't found anyone else with this issue but anyway,after downloading the latest version of this addon,
I'm not getting the earth shield counter at all.
The only counter I get is for the water shield,and that one's working just fine,but as I already said,the ES counter is missing.
The strangest thing is that I'm not even getting any lua or any other kind of errors,as if everything was working as it's supposed to.

Now,I know that my description probably isn't really helpful,but that's the best I can do.
I'm having the same problem with the latest version. I can't say anymore like loladrunk cause I don't get any lua errors. The fact is that the addon doesn't display the earthshield counter nor the message when the ES fades or when someone replaces it. I must precise that this is happening when I'm either in a raid or a party.

Hope you will find something about this, thanks

Edit : I'm using your addon on the "french local version".
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Re: Re: Strange Problem

I'm not sure why you guys are still having this problem, but if the Earth Shield charge counter and target name fail to appear when you join a group, you should be able to get them to show up by reloading the UI while you're in the group. I'm currently working on a major rewrite of ShieldsUp's core to better support the new glyphs and talents, so I'm not doing much bugfixing on the current version, unfortunately.

Originally posted by Kicor
I'm having the same problem with the latest version. I can't say anymore like loladrunk cause I don't get any lua errors. The fact is that the addon doesn't display the earthshield counter nor the message when the ES fades or when someone replaces it. I must precise that this is happening when I'm either in a raid or a party.

Hope you will find something about this, thanks

Edit : I'm using your addon on the "french local version".
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Hmm, I reloaded my UI and it reverted my shield tracker to the old functionality. Yay! The comfort of familiarity, along with proper detection of additional charges from glyph & talent.

Edit: Apparently if I join a party, I have to reload my UI to gain the earth shield tracker. A probably unintended side effect is that reloading my UI while not in a party also gives me the earth shield tracker. In any case, I agree with direwolf24 -- I'd like the ability to disable solo mode. I understand you've worked hard on the new code, and I do appreciate the time you've spent on it.
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The goal of solo mode is to hide useless information. Since ShieldsUp only tracks Earth Shield on players (or pets) who are in your raid or party, when you aren't in a group, the only unit ShieldsUp would track Earth Shield on is yourself. Since you can only have cast shield on yourself at a time, there's no reason to show two counters and a name -- one counter would always show a zero, and the name would always show your name.

Once solo mode is complete, it will seamlessly switch between showing both counters and the name while you are in a group, and showing just one counter while you are not in a group. The single counter in solo mode will track whichever shield is active on yourself, whether it's Water Shield, Lightning Shield, or Earth Shield.

If there is some reason besides the current bugginess of solo mode that you would not want this functionality, please elaborate, because I can't think of any reasons why it an option to disable it would be useful.

Edit: To clarify, as I understood DireWolf's request, he wanted to turn off solo mode only because he wanted to see Earth Shield charges on himself when he was solo. As mentioned in this post and in my original response to him, it is my intention for solo mode to show you Earth Shield charges; the current versions of ShieldsUp are really just stopgap measures to get basic functionality in WoW 3.0 until the new core is ready to release. I anticipate that will be less than a week from now. In the meantime, you should be able to live with the bugs in the current version while you level.
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