Destruction For Dummies

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2016
  • Created Jul 22, 2009
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Destruction For Dummies 4.0
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About Destruction For Dummies

Executive Summary

Install this mod; when a suggestion frame shows up in the middle of your screen (when you are out of combat) move it to where you want it. When the frame shows you a picture, cast the spell that picture represents. If nothing ever shows up, your current class/build is not supported.

That's all you have to know. Have fun, I hope you like it.

Note on supported builds: with the advent of build-based artifact weapons, it is not possible for me to access all the rotations, even on toons I've leveled to max now. And given that I'm no longer actively playing, I think the breadth of supported builds is going to be far smaller than in past iterations. I'm sorry about that. The nature of this add-on (especially in order to make it work across all languages) largely requires me to be able to access all the spells that a build can cast in order to implement the basic rotation (not only to test it). So the supported builds are largely going to reflect the toons that I and a few of my close friends play.

Introduction

This addon will display the recommended spell for you to cast (in or out of combat). It keeps track of what buffs/debuffs you have up, what your cooldowns are, and what your energy/rage/mana/runic power is, and tells you the best option. Out of combat, it will remind you to put up buffs (usually before they entirely expire). It is aimed at max level toons, so recommendations below that will likely be suboptimal. In particular, at very low levels it will frequently not recommend anything at all; below level 10 it is guaranteed to do nothing.

You can resize the suggestion frame from the configuration panel (reached via the /dfd command). You can set it to display dummy suggestions when it's unlocked, so you can see where it is to move it around and scale it.

This mod only handles single-target DPS

The Rotations Implemented

These rotations actually have a lot of thought behind them, just not by me - they are all taken from http://icy-veins.com. Note that I did have to add things to all these rotations, as they don't take some important real-world needs into account (eg., when should a hunter cast Mend Pet during a fight? Even though it's not in the rotation, clearly letting your pet die isn't going to be the right call to up your DPS).

If you want changes to the rotation, please convince the people at icy-veins.com to change the rotation (or just point out that I'm deviating from it). I don't know enough about all the specs to decide to deviate from what they recommend.

Some tanking builds are supported, but they simply follow the Icy Veins' tanking rotation. They do not include self-healing, avoidance, or many other things you will need to do to tank effectively. But I find them useful.

Currently the following builds are supported:

  • Demon Hunter: Havoc
  • Druid: Feral, Guardian, Balance
  • Warlock: Affliction, Demonology

Support for several Legion builds

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