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)


UI — 9 Comments

  1. 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. @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 😛

  3. 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.


  4. @Pyrrus – Looks nice! I always like them clean and easy to use 🙂 And the pretty stuff at the bottom matches your sparkly pony 😛

    @Quincy Stephco – Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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