This is a Warcraft post. If you don’t play, it’s probably not worth reading.
( I think i should note I am probably going to start posting more about Warcraft seeing as it’s most of what I do with my free time. I still knit and spin and such, but shmoo and I play wow together, and so it happens more often than the solo crafting.)
If you do, here’s a list of all the addons I use and what they do. Some are for my mage, some are for my feral tanking druid, some are for healing… but most get used by all, and there’s a lot of them. Every now and then I try to go through and remove a few, or find something new that replaces two or three with just one. And sometimes, I go for the small bits that just do specific things instead of something that does a bunch of what I don’t want. Some are even just for fun, and have no real purpose, but I think I have taken most of those out because the list just got so long. Regardless, here’s the list, and I consider a few on here must-haves for playing at all anymore.
Ace2 – AddOn development framework
AckisRecipeList – Scans your tradeskills and tells you which recipes you are missing, along with information on how to obtain them.
AltClickToAddItem – AltClick an item in your bag to add it a mail, auction, or trade frame, and alt-click to buy a stack if reagents.
Atlas – Instance Map Browser
Atlas_Battlegrounds – Battleground Maps
Atlas_DungeonLocs – Dungeon Locations
Atlas_OutdoorRaids – Outdoor Raid Encounters
Atlas_Transportation – Transportation Maps
AtlasLoot – Shows the possible loot from the bosses
AtlasLootFu – Minimap button for AtlasLoot
Auc-Advanced – AuctioneerAdvanced, An addon to help keep track of items values. You must at least enable a statistics extension (like Auc:Stats:Simple) to start tracking stats.
AutoProfitX – Automatically sells low quality gray items and selected white items to the vendor.
BabyWigs – Boss warnings for low-level 5-man instances. (Yes, I was bored)
BabyWigs_Deadmines – Big Wigs The Deadmines Modules
Bartender4 – Simple and Advanced combined – Bartender4 ActionBar AddOn
BigBrother – Checks Raid Buffs/Flasks & Alerts who breaks Polymorph/Shackle
BigWigs – Modular, lightweight, non-intrusive approach to boss encounter warnings.
BigWigs_BlackTemple – Big Wigs Black Temple Modules
BigWigs_Extras – Big Wigs Extra Plugins
BigWigs_EyeOfEternity – Big Wigs Eye Of Eternity Modules
BigWigs_Hyjal – Big Wigs Hyjal Modules
BigWigs_Karazhan – Big Wigs Karazhan Modules
BigWigs_Naxxramas – Big Wigs Naxxramas Modules
BigWigs_Northrend – Big Wigs Northrend Modules
BigWigs_Outland – Big Wigs Outland Modules
BigWigs_Plugins – Big Wigs Core Plugins
BigWigs_SC – Big Wigs Serpentshrine Cavern Modules
BigWigs_Sunwell – Big Wigs Sunwell Modules
BigWigs_TheEye – Big Wigs The Eye Modules
BigWigs_ZulAman – Big Wigs Zul’Aman Modules
Capping – Battleground timers and other goodies.
Carbonite – Carbonite Quest by Carbon Based Creations
ChainLink – Adds URL and chat-channel hyper-linking to the chat frames.
ChatStamp – Add timestamps to chat messages.
ClassButtons_v3 – Minimalism is key here. Creates 4 rows of vertical buttons & one row of horizontal buttons at the bottom w/ class specific abilitys. settings.lua for configuration.
Clique – Simply powerful click-casting interface
CowTip – Tooltip of awesomeness. Moo. It’ll graze your pasture.
CraftList2 – EnchantList, GemList and CraftList finally united
Decursive – Affliction display and cleaning for solo, group and raids with advanced filtering and priority system.
DoubleWide – Make QuestLog a DoubleWide! (v0.7)
EnhTooltip – Used to display enhanced tooltips under the original tooltip or in the original tooltip, contains hooking functions for almost all major in game item tooltips [5.1.3715] This AddOn is licensed under the GNU GPL, see GPL.txt for details.
EQCompare – Compare equipped inventory items against items in chatframe hyperlink and bags/bank.
Fane – Improved chat tabs!
FishermansFriend – Doublerightclick casting, autolure and sound enhancing
FreeRefills – Automatic Refilling of User Defined Items
FriendShare – Synchronizes your friends and ignore lists across your alts.
FuBar – A panel that modules can plug into.
FuBar_DurabilityFu – Keeps track of durability and pops up a dialog to repair when you go to a vendor who can.
FuBar_FactionsFu – Shows your standings with the factions.
FuBar_FriendsFu – Displays online friends.
FuBar_GarbageFu – Drops the least valuable item in your bags to make space.
FuBar_GuildFu – Displays online guild mates.
FuBar_KillMeterFu – Tracks experience per kill and kills to next level.
FuBar_MiniPerfsFu – A lightweight and minimalistic performance monitor
FuBar_MoneyFu – Keeps track of current money and all your characters on one realm.
Gatherer – Gatherer, displays stuff you gather in your minimap and world map
Gatherer_HUD – The HUD is a navigation component that allows you to track the location of gatherables on your screen in a heads-up style overlay.
GathererDB_Wowhead – Gatherer preloaded database, courtesy of
Grid – A modular, lightweight and screen-estate saving grid of party/raid unit frames
GridLayoutForHealers – Adds common healer layouts for Grid
GridoRA2Layouts – Adds oRA2 MT and pets Layouts to Grid
GridSideIndicators – Adds indicators to the sides of Grid frames.
Informant – Displays detailed item information in tooltips, and can produce item reports by binding an information window to a keypress [5.1.3715] This AddOn is licensed under the GNU GPL, see GPL.txt for details.
LibRockModuleCore-1.0 – Module library
LittleWigs – Boss warnings for Lich King 5-man dungeons.
LittleWigs_Auchindoun – Little Wigs Auchindoun Modules
LittleWigs_Coilfang – Little Wigs Coilfang Reservoir Modules
LittleWigs_Coldarra – Little Wigs Coldarra Modules
LittleWigs_CoT – Little Wigs Caverns of Time Modules
LittleWigs_Dalaran – Little Wigs Dalaran Modules
LittleWigs_Dragonblight – Little Wigs Dragonblight Modules
LittleWigs_HellfireCitadel – Little Wigs Hellfire Citadel Modules
LittleWigs_Howling_Fjord – Little Wigs Howling Fjord Modules
LittleWigs_MagistersTerrace – Little Wigs Magisters’ Terrace Modules
LittleWigs_Stratholme – Little Wigs Stratholme Modules
LittleWigs_TempestKeep – Little Wigs Tempest Keep Modules
LittleWigs_Ulduar – Little Wigs Ulduar Modules
LittleWigs_Zul’Drak – Little Wigs Zul’Drak Modules
MrPlow – Regain that wasted space!
Omen – A lightweight, flexible, multi-target threat meter.
OpenAll – Open all your mail
OptiTaunt – Announces resisted taunts (and more) for druids, warriors and paladins.
oRA2 – A CT_RaidAssist alternative
oRA2_Leader – oRA2 Leader modules
oRA2_Optional – oRA2 Optional modules
oRA2_Participant – oRA2 Participant modules
PerfectRaid – Simply powerful raid and party frames
QBar – Dynamic Button Bar of Usable Quest Items in Your Bags
Quartz – Modular casting bar.
QuestAnnouncer – QuestAnnouncer sends a party message as you advance in a quest.
RatingBuster – Item stat breakdown, analysis and comparison
Recount – Records Damage and Healing for Graph Based Display
SexyMap – Spice up ye olde minimap with some sexytime options.
Stubby – Allows on-demand addons to load automatically based upon simple event notification hooks [5.1.3715] This AddOn is licensed under the GNU GPL, see GPL.txt for details.
TankPoints – Calculates and shows your TankPoints in the PaperDall Frame.
TBag – The last bag addon you’ll ever need. Autosorting, viewable anywhere, easy to use yet amazingly configurable.
teknicolor – Color player names in chat by their corresponding raid class colors
Threat-1.0 – A library to provide group threat information
Wardrobe – Define and switch among outfits/gearsets.
WOWEcon_PriceMod – Wowecon.com Price Tooltip Module
XPerl – Replaces the normal unit, party, target, pet frames and adds target-of-target.