BigWigs Bossmods

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 457,834 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 7.0.3
  • 23,043,146 Total Downloads
  • Updated Aug 14, 2016
  • Created Mar 25, 2008
  • 7,940 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v7.3
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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.


v7.3 (2016-08-14)

Full Changelog

  • update travis file
  • esES update. (#10)
  • Update deDE.lua
  • Update deDE.lua (#9)
  • esES update. (#8)
  • ruRU update. (#7)
  • zhCN/zhTW update. (#6)
  • Tweak dev print.
  • Note the API docs.
  • Delete Docs/
    All the relevant info was moved to the GitHub wiki
  • Tweak doc comments
  • LDoc BossPrototype and PluginPrototype
    Requires a LDoc version > 1.4.4-1/scm-2 (@within was fixed 2016-06-18)
    Example run from ./Docs: ldoc -x md -l . ../Core/BossPrototype.lua
  • Cenarius: Fix Cleansed Ground check
  • EleretheRenferal: Minor text fixes
  • Ilgynoth: Fix horror spawn messages, add warnings for Spew Corruption and Mind Flay, rename Deathglare to Eye of Fate
  • Ursoc: Unbalanced got renamed to Momentum
  • EleretheRenferal: fix options
  • EmeraldNightmare: Arrange modules like the encounter journal
  • Nythendra: Updated timers after normal testing
  • Stop grabbing the version from the toc, this way people can /reload after updating again and not receive update nags.
  • ruRU update. (#5)
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