BigWigs Bossmods

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 513,191 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 7.0.3
  • 23,114,985 Total Downloads
  • Updated Aug 24, 2016
  • Created Mar 25, 2008
  • 7,950 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v7.4
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About BigWigs Bossmods

BigWigs is open source and development is done on GitHub. You can contribute code, localization, and report issues there:


BigWigs is a boss encounter add-on. It consists of many individual encounter scripts, or boss modules; mini add-ons that are designed to trigger alert messages, timer bars, sounds, and so forth, for one specific raid encounter.

Looking for functionality that BigWigs doesn't cover? Try these addons:
- LittleWigs is a plugin for BigWigs and covers all forms of 5 man and solo content.
- Capping covers various battleground and world PvP timers.
- oRA3 covers all sorts of raid management functionality including raid cooldowns and Battle Res counting.
- Old content can be installed by doing a search for BigWigs on Curse and installing the appropriate expansion addon.


Please remember that we are always interested in hearing directly from you. About anything you want to share or ask. You may file tickets from our project page about anything or contact us on IRC in the #bigwigs channel on the server.

Our goals

When raiding, a high framerate is important. We understand that every extra frame matters, so BigWigs aims to be as efficient as possible. The memory/second and CPU/second footprint of BigWigs is the lowest of all boss mod addons.
When modules are written, every aspect of the encounter is inspected. Is add-on synchronisation required? Is target scanning required? What events are really needed?
We also aim to have the latest encounter scripts released ASAP; not long after the first few attempts of a brand new boss, we usually have a working encounter script for it.


Thanks to the wonderful WoW community for help with transcripts, translations, libraries, etc. This addon is powered by you.


v7.4 (2016-08-24)

Full Changelog

  • Plugins/Bars: minor cleanups
  • More doc fixes
  • add nameplates to unit table
  • Fix :Mythic() to also return for Mythic dungeons.
  • update some comments
  • more API updates
  • Document :GetOptions and deprecate :RegisterEnableYell.
  • Flash taskbar on pull timer.
  • Register RAID_INSTANCE_WELCOME as an additional trigger for checking if we should load content to (finally) fix Onyxia's Lair loading.
  • update integrated plugins list
  • remove unnecessary travis entry
  • arg naming tweaks
  • Clarify :SpellName in the docs
  • Eye twitch
  • Fix those docs
  • More docs tweaks
  • minor docs tweak
  • Core/BossPrototype: Add some more API docs, clean up some others.
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  • More doc tweaks
  • Tweak :NewBoss docs
  • Doc :NewBoss, .engageId, and .respawnTime
  • Tweak TOC
  • Constants: Print a message if we try to reference an invalid spell id in a boss option.
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