Addon Feature: Healbot FTW!August 21, 2008
Have you ever tried playing WoW on another computer, one that doesn’t have your macros, key bindings, or any of your add-ons? Well, I have and that’s when I realized there is one add-on I can’t live without.
If you aren’t a healer you probably don’t have a real use for this add-on. As you’ve probably gathered from the name it’s there to help you heal. It’s just the most helpful add-on, ever! It makes your healing spells 1000 times easier and helps to make sure that everyone stays alive as long as possible.
So, the first thing that I really like about Healbot is it’s lay out. It is a very slim bar that I place on the right side of my screen. It has everyone in the group named under one another with each name inside a separate bar. Each bar is green, when people are at full health and as they start to lose health, the bar on my Healbot changes from green to yellow and finally red as a warning that they are going to die.
It works the same way if you have a raid. You just have to set the Healbot to raid and the bars become smaller. You can also organize them the way you want. For example, if you are healing main tank, you can have a set section for main tank on the Healbot itself. So at the top of the Healbot his/her name will be there and you can ensure your heals are on time. Also if you are healing groups, each group is separated so that you can focus on the group you were assigned to heal.
Okay, so we know the layout is just too cool; now with how easy it works. Each person has their own little bar like I said and all you have to do is click on their name to heal them. No targeting, no scrambling to find the person who needs the heal; all you do is click. In the Healbot settings you decide which heals you would like to be set on which mouse button. So you think the tank needs a Lifebloom? All you do is left-click the over his name and he gets Lifebloom. Right-click: Rejuvenation! So easy!
This good for raiding and instances, but I also use this in arena all the time. In BGs you can use it as well as a very cool setting for Alterac Valley to ensure everyone is covered.
This is the one add-on I CANNOT live without. Anyone else have any add-ons that are a must have?