I’m loving my Warlock, level 17 and a half, yay!
i’m using the addon Necrosis. Everyone recommended it, and it is great. I love all the features. At least, the ones I understand. I don’t use the Curse menu since I use Curse of Agony all the time rather than Curse of Weakness, and I don’t have Horror effects for Curse of Recklessness ping pong yet.
But the fast pet summon, the healthstone bar, and most especially being able to set a limit on how many shards I get before it automatically deletes new ones… priceless.
It’s very nice knowing that, with my Ebon Shadowbag and a 28 shard capacity, I can set Necrosis to store 28 shards tops, and when I Drain Soul over that, it just deletes the shard instead of filling my bags. Love it.
BUT… my favorite function of Necrosis is that I can set it to announce to me in my chat window when I target a mob that is immune to fear or horror effects.
As a person that knows only one class/spec inside out, it is so refreshing to start an alt of a totally different class, and have the addon warn me, say for example on the isle full of dragonwhelps north of Bloodmyst Isle, that they are “Immune to Fear effects” when I target one. I will absolutely learn that in time and remember, from the repetition of the warning… but having that warning rocks.
That led me to wonder… is there already existing an addon that automatically provides a warning if your targeted mob is immune to class effects, like Necrosis does? One that is made to warn about immunities to ALL class CC types?
As a tank, one of the things that is my job normally is marking mobs. And as a tank, everyone assumes that it’s my job to have memorized what every possible mob in every instance can do in advance, and what they are immune to.
Well, I know that there are people out there that do know that. Good for you. I have met you in the past, and I have been absolutely amazed. When I was a lot younger, I had the same encyclopediac knowledge of comic books and firearms. I appreciate your incredible depth of knowledge on that subject.
But I haven’t even run every instance on regular, let alone heroic. And what mobs can do what changes between the two. I do not even make the attempt to remember what everyone can do everywhere. Half the time I don’t even remember what mobs can do in an instance I ran the day before.
Instead I keep WoWwiki’s instance portal guide on my second monitor screen so I can quickly flip to the appropriate page if I am blindsided by a mob doing something that was unexpected.
I have also in the past used Atlas to show me who can do what, such as in the Moroes room for the adds in Karazhan. But my Atlas bugged so I uninstalled that addon long ago.
So here’s my thought. Having an addon that announces in my chat window, when I target a mob that I am about to mark up anyway, that “Mob is immune to stun and fear effects” would let me know immediately, with zero confusion, that this mob is not a subject for a Rogue to sap or a Warlock to fear, it is instead a good target for Ice Trap.
So first, does anyone know if such an addon already exists?
And second, if one does not exist, does anyone know how hard it would be to make one?
I know that we have a few addon programming masters, such as the legendary Tekkub himself, who sometimes reads the blog. So I am serious in wanting to know if this is possible. Because I would install it immediately and live in admiration of the genius who made it. It would be my tanks best new friend. I would hug it and hold it and call it George.