NextUp 1.2.4 for WoW 5.2 - Now with balance druid support
1.2.4 adds support for Balance druids. Check it out and let me know what you think.
1.2.3 brought updated priorities for all dps specs and especially the Rogue and Shaman specs was improved. NextUp now helps them manage damage cooldowns. For rogues it also helps pool up energy before certain abilities are used.
See the change log for more details.
As always, feel free to PM me any bug reports, questions or suggestions you might have.
NextUp helps the player with in-combat decision making by showing the player three icons:
Shows the recommended ability to use next global cooldown for maximum DPS, based on:
- which abilities are on cooldown
- the player's current resources (Combo points, holy power, runes, mana, rage, energy, runic power etc.)
- buffs on the player
- debuffs and DOT:s on the target
The Priority icon ensures that the player gets maximum uptime on their buffs, debuffs and DOT:s.
NextUp's priority lists are not my own design. They are gathered from up to date guides on sites such as Simulationcraft.org, IcyVeins.com and ElitistJerks.com. I trust their thorough testing and theorycrafting to provide the best priorities for each spec.
Shows the player's interrupt skill if their target is casting an interruptable spell. The interrupt icon also shows other skills that are not on the global cooldown, such as a warriors Heroic Strike.
Reminds the player of missing self buffs such as shaman's Lightning Shield or a druid's Mark of the Wild. The Reminder Icon is also used for some cooldown skills in combat. It does not show longer offensive cooldowns like Heroism or defensive cooldowns such as Survival Instincts though, as they might be needed for certain phases of boss encounters.
Combo point indicator
The combo point indicator is located below the priority icon and shows blue dots representing the players current amount of combo points, holy power or maelstrom weapon stacks.
Use "/nextup" or "/nu" to access the settings.
"/nextup toggle aoe" switches between the single target and the AoE priority lists. Macro this command to an actionbar button for maximum ease of use.
Currently supported specializations
Unholy Death Knight - For all DK multi target fights: Spreading diseases is not covered by NextUp.
Frost Death Knight
Blood Death Knight - NextUp does not (at least not yet) keep track of how much life every Death Strike will steal. Use your own judgment.
Guardian Druid - The Faerie Swarm talent has some dodgy behavior for all druids. Avoid if possible.
This addon is in development and will be updated frequently. The latest version can always be found here on WoWinterface. The current version only supports a few specializations, but the goal is for NextUp to be usable by all damage dealing specs including tanks, so if your spec is not in the list, check back soon.
I don't have a max level character of every class, so I can't test all specializations myself. If you have a Hunter, Warlock, Monk or Warrior at max level and would like to help me beta test NextUp, send me a PM.
Added Balance druid spec and cleaned up the code a little. 1.2.3
Updated all priority lists for WoW 5.2.
Added dps cooldowns to the Shaman and Rogue priorities.
Fixed a minor bug in the Enhancement Shaman Priority Icon's behaivour.
Moved Death Strike to the Interrupt Icon for Blood Death Knights. It will now also only be recommended if the player is missing at least the 7% HP always stolen with Death Strike.
Added Strangulate to the Death Knight Interrupt Icon. 1.2.2
Raise dead has been moved to the Reminder Icon for Death Knights. It will only be shown in combat, and for Blood only if the player does not have the Death Pact talent 1.2.1
Bug fix. Elemental Blast was recommended for Enhancement Shamans even though they had chosen another lvl 90 talent. 1.2.0
Major changes in code structure and how NextUp does things. For the user, the visible changes are as follows:
Enhancement specialization: The Priority Icon now changes much smoother and shows the next spell's icon ahead of time if no spell is ready to be used just yet.
Bug with the GCD calculation fixed. It made the priority icon freak out when haste pushed the GCD below the 1 sec cap.
Made a couple of changes to the Blood and Frost Death Knight specs as suggested by user comments on WoWinterface:
For Blood, Raise Dead will now only be recommended if the player did NOT select the Death Pact talent. In that case, the player will most likely want to manage that cooldown manually.
For Frost, Pillar of Frost has been moved to the Reminder Icon, so the player can choose not to use Pillar of Frost on trash mobs.
The Combo Point Indicator now shows Lightning Shield charges 3-7 instead of 1-5 for elemental shamans, since knowing when it's about to cap is more important than knowing the lower counts. 1.1.6
Unholy Death Knight specialization added. Minor improvements made to Frost and Blood Death Knight priorities. 1.1.5
Updates all around! Most specs' priorities have been tweaked for even better performance.
For level 90 characters, the global cooldown is now calculated from their haste rating, instead of using the base 1.5 seconds.
NextUp does now check who cast a DOT or debuff that affects the player's priority.
Two specs added: Blood and Frost Death Knight. 1.1.4
Bug fix. Retribution priorities were not loaded properly. 1.1.3
General spell casting tweak. When casting a spell with a cast time, the priority icon will now immediately switch to the next ability in the priority list, instead of after the cast finishes. 1.1.2
Minor Elemental rotation tweak. The priority icon does no longer show the Lava Burst icon when it's being cast, but rather the next ability to use. 1.1.1
Elemental Shaman spec added. Minor bug fixed that caused the GCD overlay to show even if the current spec wasn't supported. 1.1.0
Major update. Added all three Rogue specs and made NextUp compatible with all WoW client languages. Added combo point/holy power/maelstrom stack indicators. Added a GCD overlay on the priority icon and made the icon darker when the player doesn't have enough energy. Also updated the enhancement priority slightly. 1.0.5
Added Feral Druid specialization, plus did some general optimization of the code. 1.0.4
New specialization added: Guardian Druid. 1.0.3
Added slash command for switching between single target and AoE priority 1.0.2
Added functionality for retribution and protection paladins 1.0.1
Added slash commands for resizing and moving the icons 1.0.0
Uploaded to WoWinterface