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Designing a healing UI: general overview and healing styles

by | Feb 17, 2018 |

Welcome to the first of my guides on designing a healing UI!

This video is a general overview of making a good healing UI and a look at the various styles of healing and their pros and cons. To the right of the video you will find information and links to things mentioned within, such as a mouseover macro template and links to click-casting/mousebinding addons, as well as a list of the addons I use for my own UI.

Part 2 will look at the specifics of raid frames, including VuhDo, Grid 2, and Blizzard default.

MOUSEOVER MACROS

Here is a template for a basic mouseover macro. Simply replace the spell name with the spell you want to cast.

#showtooltip Vivify
/cast [@mouseover] Vivify

ADDONS FOR MOUSEBIND HEALING

Vuhdo (integrated with raid frames)

Clique (standalone)

Healbot (standalone)

CELE’S ADDON LIST

Vuhdo (raid frames)

BdUnit Frames

BdChat

BdNameplates

WeakAuras 2

ElvUI (for action bars, but this is a complete UI replacement too)

Exorsus Raid Tools (cooldown list on left)

Details (damage/healing meter)