Hey folks! This is Kalani Dragonflight, and it has been an amazing expansion so far. While it has introduced many new features and user interface options, sometimes the creativity and ingenuity of the community just can't be beat, so we turn to add-ons to improve our user experience. Whether you want to buy and sell items faster on the auction house, find treasures and rares more reliably and quickly, speed up your leveling, mark important locations on your map, or just improve your gameplay in dungeons, raids, or any other type of content, I've got some must-have add-ons for you. I personally use all of these add-ons, and some of them I wouldn't go without.
In this video, I want to start with more general add-on recommendations that everyone can benefit from. Then I'll move on to more specific ones. To start with, I think Rare Scanner is a fantastic add-on for this expansion. Rare Scanner will alert you when a rare or treasure is found nearby. With so much content focused on rare hunting and treasure hunting, knowing when and where these things pop up will help you out a lot. Rare items and treasures are currently very valuable when it comes to spark hunting, and I've seen people say they've gotten multiple sparks from farming rares.
Another great add-on is Handy Notes. I actually disable most of the information in Rare Scanner and use Handy Notes instead. I prefer Handy Notes for the way it's displayed and the amount of information it provides. It's always kept up-to-date, especially after new patches are added to the game, so you can guarantee it will have all the information you need. There are notes for special pets and mounts, key locations marked on the map, and much more.
World Quest Tracker is another useful add-on for every kind of player. World quests have been very valuable so far in Dragonflight, and I imagine they will remain valuable as new patches are added to the game and we branch out into new zones to explore.
New zones and areas will constantly be updated with relevant World Quests in the early days and weeks of each patch. Having an add-on like World Quest Tracker makes it easier and faster to track active World Quests, their rewards, and expiration time. You can also sort the World Quests based on rewards and customize a range of other options. Whether you're seeking gear upgrades, specific currency, reputation, or just completing all World Quests, having an add-on to track them is valuable. My personal favorite is World Quest Tracker.
Continuing with general use add-ons, another great option is Opie. It allows you to create rings of keybinds so that you can access multiple options with one keybind. For example, you can use one keybind to access various dragon riding mounts, or to access toys that change your appearance. Another add-on I use frequently is Postal, a standalone add-on that makes sending mail to alts, friends, or your guild easy and efficient. It also helps with autofills and makes the mailbox much nicer to use.
Another add-on I highly recommend is a nameplate add-on, and the best one currently is Plater. It is highly customizable and allows you to change the width, height, and color of nameplates, as well as hide or emphasize them based on certain conditions. You can even import and export profiles if you're not able to come up with a design you like.
The next add-on is a complicated but useful one: WeakAuras. It allows you to create customizable visual cues for a wide variety of trackable options, such as class and spec cooldowns. It's hard to summarize in one sentence, but it's definitely worth the effort to learn.
Abilities and the big class week or packages are super cool if you can handle the amount of information presented to you. They are also used to track important raid or dungeon boss abilities, buffs, or debuffs. If you want something to be more obvious or larger on your screen during encounters, WeakAura can do just that. It's a great add-on for all kinds of players. Personally, I use it to track debuffs with timed bars, stacks of buffs, and a combo point-like style. I also use it to keep track of my mouse. Creating your own WeakAuras may not be recommended for beginners, but you can import them from other players through Wago.io, a huge repository of WeakAuras.
Another useful add-on is a damage meter, with Details being the best on the market. It displays damage done, healing done, dispels, interrupts, deaths, damage taken, healing taken, and much more. It helps you see how your talents, trinkets, and spells are affecting your performance and can help you improve.
Leotrix Plus is a strange add-on, but it has many useful tools. I mainly use it for automation, such as quest pickups and turn-ins, gossip options, selling junk and repairing automatically at vendors, and social interactions. It also has options for your interface and frames, and system changes, like muting certain sounds or disabling certain effects. This add-on is broad and has something for everyone, even if it's just for the automated junk selling and repairing.
In conclusion, these add-ons are valuable resources that can help you improve and make the game easier to play. Get a damage meter, WeakAura, and Leotrix Plus for an enhanced gaming experience.
TomTom is a valuable tool that I often use in my expansion. Not only does it provide you with coordinates on your map and screen without the need for any other add-ons, but the ability to mark waypoints and have an arrow pointing the way is invaluable. I use TomTom all the time when I pick up a new profession to quickly mark and collect all the hidden treasures and masters in the world. It's so easy that it almost feels like cheating. TomTom is also useful for many other reasons, and its value will persist as long as coordinates are important, which will be forever. It's a great tool to keep on hand.
In addition to TomTom, I also have some great suggestions for those who are diving deep into professions and dragon flight. First, I recommend Auctionator, which adds more windows to the auction house with additional options compared to the baseline UI. The shopping window allows for easy searching for items, and even has a history list for quick searches for items you have looked for recently. You can also create shopping lists to search for multiple items at once, and track the price history of items by right-clicking on them. The selling tab lays out everything in your inventory so you can easily see what you can sell and for what price. The bottom history tabs let you keep an eye on how prices are changing, and the canceling tab allows you to quickly scan through your auctions to see if they have been undercut. Overall, Auctionator provides extra options on top of the baseline auction house experience and is definitely worth picking up.
Another useful add-on is Profession Shopper List. It replaces the recipe tracking feature with a clean list menu that separates the recipe name from the items you need. The same reagents or required items are added together so you don't have the same item listed twice with different quantities. When you're done, you can clear the list by typing "/PSL clear". The best part of this add-on is the profession knowledge tracking, which shows you which sources of profession knowledge you have obtained for the week, and more importantly, which ones you haven't yet. This seems to include every weekly source, as well as major one-time sources, so as long as you follow this list, you should be able to max out your professional knowledge for the week. This add-on has been especially helpful for me as I try to keep up with multiple professions across different characters.
For group content, I recommend Pre-Made Groups Filter. This add-on allows you to filter groups in the group finder feature by content type, difficulty, lockout, and group members. For example, if you're a tank or have a tank in your group, you can filter out groups that already have a tank. The same goes for a healer. When I'm in a group of three, a healer and two DPS, I filter for max healer 0 and max DPS 1 to find groups without a healer and without two DPS, so my group can fit in. This helps to clear out the noise and clutter, and lets you queue for groups you actually want to be a part of and will accept you.
A quick drawing feature is available where you can sign up for groups without having to click on the group and then click on "sign up." Simply left-clicking on a group will prompt the role check and allow you to sign up much faster, which might make all the difference in getting invited. Another great add-on for group content is a boss timer. You can use DBM or BigWigs, both of which work perfectly fine. I personally have both installed, but I only turn on BigWigs most of the time, unless BigWigs doesn't have an accurate update at the start of a patch or a raid. In that case, I will use DBM until BigWigs is updated. You should use whichever you prefer. If you choose BigWigs, you will also need Little Wigs to cover dungeon timers. Boss timers provide a countdown bar for key abilities, allowing you to know exactly what ability is coming next and how long you have until it should be seen. This allows you to plan your actions and be proactive instead of purely reactive. Being reactive is always slower and less reliable than being proactive, allowing you to position better, know what to dodge next, and ultimately perform better in your role. Boss timers are an absolute must-have if you are venturing into higher-end group content.
For Mythic Plus specifically, there are also some great add-ons like Angry Keystones. Angry Keystones provides a better breakdown of your dungeon run, showing where your +1, +2, and +3 timers are, as well as time stamps for when bosses or objectives were completed. It also shows the trash percentage to two decimal places, which is important as not all trash rewards a rounded full percent credit. Angry Keystones is just better than the base UI for showing your Mythic Plus dungeon progress. Another good option is Astral Keys, which shows the current weekly affix list, the next two weeks in the rotation, and which key you have, as well as the current weekly best.
It also has a list of keys available from your guildies and friends, so you can plan your next Mythic Plus key night. The Details damage meter also has a built-in option to see what keys people have by typing "/keys" in chat. However, the add-on only posts for people who are online. If you want to get deep into Mythic Plus dungeons, you should check out Mythic Dungeon Tools. This add-on, particularly useful for tanks, shows a map of the entire dungeon, including trash mobs, with percentage values for the trash portion of a Mythic Plus dungeon.
You can draw lines, annotate, create groups, and plan a dungeon run without having to actually go through the dungeon. You can also import maps or routes from external sources like Raider.io and the weekly route updates. These routes might not work for everyone and might not be the ideal route for your group, but they're a great starting point.
Wanting to try Mythic Plus dungeons with the knowledge of what trash to skip and what to kill to reach the 100 requirement without going over can save you a lot of time in these dungeons. That's where Mythic Dungeon Tools comes in handy if you want to get serious about Mythic Plus dungeons. Another recommendation is not an add-on, but a website called zoomcreation.net. This website takes out the hassle of sifting through information on rated IO or Warcraft logs, and instead presents easy to read summaries.
The front page shows a real-time tier list of how far each class and spec has managed to get in the current week. You can also see talent variations, gear lists, popular enchants, and much more. This website even breaks down information for specific dungeons and bosses. If you find yourself constantly searching through Warcraft logs or Raider IO, this website might be of interest to you. Lastly, a recommendation for managing add-ons is Wow Up. It's an easy to use program for downloading and updating add-ons, with two versions for Curse Forge and Wago. This is a list of must-have add-ons for Dragonflies and a few helpful recommendations, but there are plenty of amazing add-ons that have not been mentioned here.
Years have passed and I highly recommend the following add-ons for the Dragonflights expansion. If you have any other must-have add-ons to recommend or if there are any add-ons on this list that you'd like to try, let us know in the comments section below. A big thank you to all of our supporters on Patreon and members here on YouTube. You can see the names floating by on the screen if you'd like to add your name to the end of every video, with a special shout out at the start of the next video. You can find links in the description to Patreon or click the join button just below this video if you'd like to see more videos like this. To make sure you never miss another video, make sure to subscribe and turn on the notification bell. Thanks for watching folks, good luck and have fun, and as always, I will see you next time.
MUST HAVE ADDONS In Dragonflight!
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