Disclaimer: This post was accurate as of patch 3.0.9.
So, there’s this addon called Power Auras. I started using it when I briefly tested out Survival, but I’ve found that it’s extremely useful for just about every class.
What it lets you do is put up some sort of icon when certain conditions are met. There is a wide range of options available, you can have an icon appear when a certain buff is missing from the target, or have it display when it is active on you, or any combination of many things.
I’m going to show you how I’ve got it set up, but I’m always looking for new uses for this mod. Right now, I use it on my Hunter, Priest and Mage.
(In combat only) This is the icon that displays when I don’t have Serpent Sting ticking on the target. It’s green and looks kind of nature-y.
(In combat only) This is the display when the target does not have Hunter’s Mark on it. As long as someone has put Hunter’s Mark on the target (not necessarily me) this will go away. The Hunter’s Mark and Serpent Sting filters can both be displayed at the same time without overlapping, so I can see both conditions.
This is the icon that displays when my mana dips below 10%, and basically tells me to go into Aspect of the Viper ASAP. I’ve also got this one active on my other mana using characters, telling me to Evocate/drink if I can on my mage, or pop one of my mana regen abilities on my priest.
(In combat only) This notifies me that my mana is above 95% on my Hunter. Basically, this is to help me learn to quash my habit of leaving Aspect of the Viper up when my mana is full.
This is the icon that displays when I have Aspect of the Viper active. Pretty simple – blue for mana!
These are the 2 Mage-specific icons I’ve got. The red glowy circle is to indicate when Hot Streak procs. I also have Class Timers displayed directly below my character to keep me aware of the duration.
The white spot in the middle is to let me know that Clearcasting is active. This will help me to plan my next spell, since it’s mana-less, I usually try to go for one of the expensive ones. It’s extra nice to have both procs up at the same time (like in the screenshot) because that means my next Pyroblast is instant and costs no mana!
I also have the same white spot filter on my Priest, which indicates when Surge of Light is active so I can give a free insta-heal (or smite, if I’m soloing).
Do you use Power Auras? While this might not be a ‘meme’, I’d really like to see some other ways people have put this great addon to good use!
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