It goes without saying that Garrisons are a big part of Warlords of Draenor. So big that you can't even progress through the quest line in this expansion without them and you really wouldn't want to. Garrisons are nothing short of epic, more than any of us could have expected. However, despite the grand success of Garrisons, they aren't quite perfect.
To help us achieve perfection and make our day to day life easier when using our Garrison, we turn to the fabulous community of addons. To say the least we aren't left wanting. Addons have sprung up left and right all dedicated to Garrisons and many of them are incredibly useful. We have dug through the plethora of addons and picked five we consider to be “must-have” when it comes to your Garrison. Enjoy!
Garrison Mission Manager
Are you struggling to know which Followers should be sent out on a certain mission? Not sure how to get the best success rate. It seems you aren't alone and there is an addon for that! Garrison Mission Manager helps you to select the best team for each Garrison Mission. The addon will put together three teams for you and show the success rate for each of those teams. The addon will also indicate which it considers to be the “top” team for a particular mission. Garrison Mission Manager really helps to take the guess work out of missions and helps you to increase the amount of success you have with them.
Handy Notes is an addon is a neat little addon that is added directly to your maps. Once in place, the addon lets your create and mark specific locations. While this doesn't seem especially useful for the Garrison, it can help in easing the process of farming resources for your Garrison. Consider a world where you no longer have to search for Treasure Chests filled with Garrison Resources over and over again, instead you can simply note the location on your map.
Besides saving the locations for yourself, you can also help out your friends and share locations with other players. The best part of this addon? It can be used for much, much, much more than just your Garrison.
We all love those mission animations, right? At least we did the first time around. After several characters and a few thousand times viewing them, we have really had enough. This addon was created with that in mind. Breeze totally annihilates those pesky animations so that you will never have to watch them again, unless you turn it off. Better yet, this addon also automatically opens chests for you saving you even more time. Of course, Master Plan and other addons do this (and more!). However, if you are pretty happy with how your Garrison works and only want a simplistic answer to solve this specific problem, Breeze will be the addon you need to fill that role.
This addon allows you to monitor missions, shipments, and buildings across all of your characters on one account. You can set up timers, get mission complete notices no matter which character you are playing, and find out when your Mine and Herb gardens are back up for harvesting. Basically, this addon gives you all the important information you need to know in one convenient place. The downside of this addon? It requires you to have an LDB display like ElvUI, TitanPanel, or Bazooka before it will work successfully.
I can't sing the praises of Master Plan enough. This is the ultimate addons for Garrisons and I think every player would benefit from having it installed. Master Plan totally modifies the Garrison Missions UI, for the better. Using this addon will allow you to better understand threats from missions, which Followers counter those specific threats, and the rewards for completing any mission.
You will also be able to sort missions to various preferences, see exactly how much experience your Followers need to level, and a host of other super helpful additions and changes that will make Garrison Missions nothing but smooth sailing. If you download only one Garrison related addon, this should be it. Master Plan really takes the guess work out of things and makes life in your Garrison so much simpler.
That wraps up our list of the five must-have addons for Garrisons. Do you currently have any of these addons downloaded? What other Garrison related addons do you use and would recommend? Be sure to share with us in the comments section below!