I always wanted a UI that felt like “me” and I’ve played around with a lot of different ones. Some more successful than others. Looking back at some old screenshots I sometimes wonder what I was thinking at the time. For a while I even had a different UI for my warlock and my warrior – in the end though that wasn’t very good and difficult to maintain – so I’ve since settled on one UI that I use for all of my characters.

The main UI itself is called SpartanUI and is very clean and user-friendly with minimal setup. Personally I usually disable the Party Frames mod since I use Grid which is much smaller and has all the info I need. SpartanUI incorporates Bartender 4 and oUF (party frames).

My one pet peeve with SpartanUI is that the target debuffs aren’t all displayed, it seems to be limited to a certain amount. Then again, I’m generally only interested in my own for which I use the debuff option in Quartz.

I know there are a lot of other options out there, such as DoTimer or ForteXorcist, but I never felt entirely comfortable with either of them – both of them always giving me a lot more information than I ever felt I wanted or needed. And so recently I’ve stuck to just the simple Quartz one.

What I use:
Quartz (castbars and dot timer)
Grid (raid/party frames)
Satrina Buff Frames (buffs/debuff on myself)
OmniCC (cooldown counter)

Other little neat things just for sake of ease/fun:
Atlas & Atlasloot
ViperNotify (because on my hunter I keep forgetting to turn it off :P)
Obituary (prints out the killing blow of your fellow players’ deaths)
Lightheaded (wowhead in-game <3)

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9 Responses to UI

  1. Naora says:

    That’s a nice set up. I use dominoes, which is a bit chaotic but I find it easy to use. Think I will have to check out Obituary ^^

  2. Saga says:

    @Naora – I don’t know why, but I love obituary *lol* I guess I like to know how my fellow players met their death. I do find it useful in raids though to see if someone died because they were standing in the stupid :P

  3. Wulfy says:

    Very nice looking UI! :)

  4. Saga says:

    @Wulfy – Thanks! :)

  5. Banibaq says:

    I just recently found the following UI: TukUI. It’s pretty neat and clean, but handles a little bit different. If you want to change anything, you’ll need to do so in a file in the WoW folder instead of in the game, and once done just /rl to see the changes. Here is a link: http://img171.imageshack.us/i/wowscrnshot040610233121.jpg/

    Additionally, I use Healbot, Elkano Buffbars, Quartz and Needtoknow. NTK is actually a pretty simple addon that shows you any customizable buff/debuff/spell cooldown etc. on you or your target in very simple bars. Maybe you should give it a try since it will only provide you with the information that you want to see.


  6. Saga says:

    @Banibaq – Thanks a lot for the tip! I will definitely check it out :)

  7. Pyrrus says:


    Here’s my new little UI :P I was constantly being told mine sucked (I keep leaving the record UI on while videoing stuff) so I made one as ‘pretty’ as I could manage for them!
    The only unusual thing was SunnArt, the pretty thing at the bottom, the rest are bog standard addons.

  8. Hey, nice post, really well written. You should write more about this.

  9. Saga says:

    @Pyrrus – Looks nice! I always like them clean and easy to use :) And the pretty stuff at the bottom matches your sparkly pony :P

    @Quincy Stephco – Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

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