the launch of Patch 4.5
and the subsequent arrival of the Raid Finder, more players than ever
are entering the raiding scene. While the Raid Finder is considering to
a very watered down version of raiding, it doesn’t mean that
players should come unprepared. Below you will find 10 of the best mods
for raiding, that will not only make your Raid Finder experience a more
positive one, but will also help you prepare to enter the more hardcore
raiding scene if you ever choose to do so.
10 WoW Mods for Raiding
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No matter if you are casual or
hardcore, every raider needs some type of boss mods in their arsenal to
be successful. Currently the “it” boss mod, Deadly
Boss Mods will ensure that the only reason you die during a boss fight
is due to player error. Providing raid warnings and timers for all boss
abilities as well as a health bar for all active bosses even players
not familiar with a boss fight can manage to look like a pro with
Deadly Boss Mod. Deadly Boss Mods also goes the extra mile and provides
automatic responses to players who whisper you during a boss fight as
well as a raid status update, very handy for guild mates sitting out a
raid. Thanks to the excellent features provided by Deadly Boss Mods,
this WoW mod easily makes my 10 top list.
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At some point while you are
raiding you will find yourself wondering just how much more DPS or
healing you can do before you pull threat. Blizzard does indeed provide
an in-game threat meter that will do just that, however, most feel it
is sub par to some of the WoW mods you can download and use. My
personal choice of threat meter is Omen. To help you keep track of your
aggro, Omen allows the player to put a handy dandy box on their screen
that displays their threat in bar form compared to other nearby
players. By using this WoW mod you can easily manage your aggro and
avoid those possibly raid killing deaths caused by aggro pulls.
target="_blank">Omen Threat Meter.
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I’m all about being
lazy, and OmniCC helps me reinforce this behavior by making managing my
cool down timers just a little bit easier. When raiding it is
imperative that players make the most out of all their abilities, some
of which have cool downs large and small. Sure your standard Blizzard
frames already provide something similar with items, spells, and
abilities going dark then progressively getting lighter as it the cool
down counts down, but OmniCC does it one better. This WoW mod will add
digital cool downs to the standard Blizzard interface. This WoW mod
makes it so the player can easily see when their cool downs will be up
making them more effective, productive players.
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Though they have vastly
improved over the years, lets face it, Blizzard’s raid frames
simply won’t do. The WoW mod Grid is a party/raid unit frame
addon that attempts to display as much information as possible for the
player without going overboard. Reflective of it’s name Grid
places a compact grid of units on the players screen that easily allows
them to view group member’s health, mana, incoming buffs,
range, buffs and debuffs, and even ready checks right out of the box.
While some players find Grid to be intimidating, after some practice
this WoW mod can easily become beloved companion and once you become
comfortable with Grid you can customize it to display almost anything
you desire. Adding this WoW mod to your WoW mods collection will almost
never be considered a mistake.
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Clique is a super simple addon
that allows you to easily
set up hover-casting on your unit frames and the rest of the game
world. That’s right…no more nasty macros or using
the outdated process of clicking each individual button then clicking
the target you wish to cast it on. With this WoW mod you can you can
set up almost any mouse or keyboard combination to a spell or pre made
macro. This allows the player to be quicker than ever before when
selecting what spell to cast and whom to cast it on. If you are
intrigued by Grid (mentioned above) then you MUST have Clique to go
along with it. Although you can use one or the other these WoW mods
work together in a way few mods do each enhancing the use of the other.
Head over to page two for the
conclusion of the Top 10 WoW Mods for Raiding.
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Wondering why that player has
died for what seems like the billionth time in a row? Or just want to
be able to stroke your epeen a little when you do some uber damage or
healing during a raid? This WoW mod will allow you to do both and more!
Recount is a raid analysis tool that players can use to get a better
idea of their raids performance. Using this data to pinpoint problems
players can improve total raid performance. Displaying useful
information like total healing, damage, reason for deaths, and more
this WoW mod is definitely a must have. Recount is easy to configure
and use even the most novice player will find themselves able to use
this WoW mod and benefit from it.
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Quartz is a cast bar
replacement mod. Now you might be thinking “why do I need to
replace my castbar?”. The answer to that question is the same
as it almost always is, while Blizzard’s standard cast bar is
alright, it could use some improvement
and Quartz does just that. The
cast bar that comes with the game is pretty much in the what you see is
what you get category and you cannot really customize. Quartz does
everything the standard cast bar does and more. Including allowing you
to make your cast bar your own by changing the size, text, colors, and
icon positioning of your cast bar. While making your cast bar is all
fine and dandy the real reason this WoW mod has made my list is because
it does other handy things like displays a tiny bar to show your global
cool down near the cast bar, shows vividly when your cast has been
interrupted, displays a swing timer, and most importantly displays your
latency in the form of a bar at the end of the casting bar. This
latency bar allows the player to accommodate for lag and therefore
perform betting in a raid setting.
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Afflictions are the bane of
every WoW raid. These nasty little buggers can kill your entire raid in
a blink of an eye and leave you wondering wtf just happened if they
aren’t removed in a timely fashion. Thankfully Decursive
makes removing afflictions from yourself and your allies as easy as
point and click. Supporting all classes with cleansing abilities this
WoW mod configures itself to your toon automatically and will work
straight out of the box. Appearing as a set of boxes on your screen,
each representing an ally, these boxes will light up as a player is
affected by an affliction your class can cure. To remove this
affliction you need only to use the appropriate click on the box and
pow affliction gone! Decursive…don’t raid without
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Ever wish you could tell how
much better one piece of gear was over another at a glance? Now you
can with the WoW mod RatingBuster. RatingBuster sets out to give
players as much information as possible about an item so you can decide
easily for yourself which item is better for you. Simply bring up the
details of one item and it will automatically compare it to the item
you currently have on. Worried about what will happen when you add gems
to that item? Don’t! RatingBuster also allows the player to
auto fill in gem sockets making this the best tool to help you choose
the best gear. So stop agonizing over which piece of gear is better for
you and download this nifty WoW mod today.
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action bars are clunky and not exactly easy to customize and because of
this they can actually make it harder for you to find spells,
abilities, and items while you raid, thus they must be replaced. The
WoW mod of my choice here is Bartender. Easy to use and totally
customizable Bartender can shape your U.I. in ways you never thought
possible. Want your bars to be half the size of your screen? Done. Need
a bar in an odd place? Done. While an action bar mod will never make
you or break you when It comes to raiding it can certainly make things
much easier to manage. So go ahead, try out Bartender and experience
the difference for yourself. I’m willing to bet you never go
back to Blizzard standard bars again.
The boss mods provided above
are, of course, based solely on my opinion alone. While I have
personally tried them all and feel they are some of the best mods out
there, some players may feel differently. So feel free to share your
favorite raiding mods with myself and the community in the comments
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