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  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 643,751 Total Downloads
  • Updated Oct 22, 2012
  • Created Sep 26, 2008
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: BossTactics 4.0.0
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About BossTactics

BossTactics improves and simplifies explaining boss tactics in World of Warcraft.

***Looking for coders to assist.*** Would like to bring this back

Knetik (aka Czarknetik) has taken over this addon in an attempt to keep it going. This has been a great addon that has helped many guilds to simplify fight strategies and setups.

Sorontur's final statement before handing it off

After over 5 years of WoW, it is time for me to end my time ingame. It was really a great time, raiding with so many friends and achieving so much. Cataclysm is really not what WoW used to be, so this is a good point to stop this. But this also means, that i will not continue my work on BossTactics. I put really much effort in it and I hope you have had lots of benefits. I tried it in 4.2 and there where no lua exceptions for me, so maybe you can use it for a while until Blizzard again changes the complete API. Maybe someone likes to continue the work, feel free to do so, just send me a message on curse and i will grant you permissions.
So this is my good bye to you! Have a good time in Firelands. Sorontur

Main Features

* Tactics for all Raidinstances ingame * Maps for every bosslocation, to show where people have to stand * Buttons for playerpositions * Raidleaders can add/remove/move/name Buttons * Raidleader chat * Control if people are actually watch the right scene * Short Bosstactics for the Raid-chat * Sessions for explainig a Bosstactic * Save your own tactic for Bosses or Trash and switch between yours and the standard * Trash tactics, if available * Ping on the map * Paint on the map * Chat channels for classes and rols * Synchronizable tactic texts * Queries for Addon- and Item-Checks * Assigning tasks to tanks, healers, and special roles depending on the bosses * ID tracking for all your characters. Realm independent. * 5-man instances quickinfos and tactics * Raid leaders can start acclamations

Instance Modules

This version contains only the framework, if you like to download only a few instance modules, you can find them here: Dragon Soul Firelands Pack of all Cata-release Modules Throne of the four Winds Blackwing Decent Bastion of Twilight Baradin Hold Cataclysm 5 man instances Pack of all WOTLK modules (i know this link is sometimes broken, still this is a curse issue, i have no clue why. just try again later) BC-Modules

Video Guides

I've set up a video guide for raidleaders to show all the functions containing in BossTactics. You can find it on youtube: Part 1 (Without Music) Part 2 (Without Music)


This is a well tested release but still bugs can be there. If you find a bug please tell me at Thanks for help.

Slash Commands

/bt or /bosstactics for overview /bt show opens bossframe (check the others in the overview)


See changelog.txt in the BossTactics folder.


If someone likes to add language support to BossTactics you can post the locales here: The strategy texts are too big for this feature so there it cannot be used.

r96 | sorontur | 2012-10-22 13:00:14 +0000 (Mon, 22 Oct 2012) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BossTactics.lua
   M /trunk/BossTactics.toc
   M /trunk/Dialogues.lua
   M /trunk/Groups.lua
   M /trunk/Gui.lua
   M /trunk/Instances.lua
   M /trunk/changelog.txt

- updated to work with MoP

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