Updated Tue, Dec 20, 2011 by Mem
With 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.