World of Warcraft top 10 best addons in 2018 (updated)
October 26, 2018 World of Warcraft
So you’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a while now. But are you sure you’re already doing things right and having the time of your life?
How about some perks to make your gameplay even smoother and easier? Well, below are the best 10 WoW add-ons that have been updated for a better playing experience in 2018:
We all know it’s not easy to track and find key NPCs in the game. Well, NPCScan does the hard work for you. It scans nameplates and minimal vignettes as well as the targets you’re hovering your cursor over. It gives an audible on-screen alert once you’ve found the NPC to emphasize its location. Which is really convenient when there are a lot of NPCs in the area and it’s easy to miss what you’re looking for. NPCScan is definitely a worthy tool to add to your arsenal of addons.
Quest Completist is an addon that works like an extensive catalogue of every single WoW quest. With this, you’ll be able to see what quests are available what’s involved in them. You’ll also be able to check out the quests for opposing forces and other classes, which is convenient for discovering zones covered in uncompleted activities. Quest Completist also comes handy when it comes to discovering quests you previously had no idea even existed.
The World Quest Tracker shows the available world quests as well as different filters and functions. One filtering option is to help you hunt down those annoying Kirin Tor an Wardens quests and allow you to prioritize quest rewards. It also provides a great way to gain better gear, more order resources, additional power for your class artifact weapons and give perks for your character in Legion. Basically, World Quest Tracker is the best add-on for managing your quests.
One of the most popular total conversion addons for WoW, ElvUI’s sleek redesign replaces every single user interface element, making it more modern and readable. This addon offers numerous customization features, including a suite of addons like TidyPlates, which can help clean up the outdated look of WoW’s interface. It also comes with an in-game setup process to tailor the UI according to your preferences. ElvUI works in a way that you don’t have to worry about other addons like OmniCC.
A bag replacement add-on, Bagnon is designed to help you find items quickly and easily. It eliminates the need for having several bags by combining your bags into one bag and allowing you to view your bank remotely, as well as checking your alt’s banks from your main character. The Bagnon shows the contents of all your bags in just one simple window – with convenient functions like sort, vendor grey and gold montering. Definitely the most easy-to-use and highly functional WoW bag add-on out there.
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A powerful and flexible framework, WeakAuras lets you display highly customizable graphics on your screen to indicate buffs, debuffs, and other host of similar types of information. It was supposed to be a lightweight replacement for PowerAuras, but turned out to be much better than its predecessor. WA2 works in a way that it is an intuitive and powerful configuration interface which gives you different highly functional customization options, such as custom textures from Power Auras and the new Cataclysm spell alerts, CPU optimizations, preset and user-defined animations, and a whole lot more.
Recount is a recommended add-on when playing WoW and considered as the most popular of the damage meter add-ons because of its simplicity. This mod improves your gaming experience by letting you know what kind of damage you’re doing compared to others. It gives you the opportunity to look into your character’s abilities and gear, allowing you to make necessary tweaks. It can even break down specific information like the dps, hps and overall damage. As such, it makes for a great addition to your GUI to make sure that you’re keeping up with your teammates.
If you like making gold in the game, Auctioneer Suite is the addon you need. It gives a complete overhaul of the auction house interface, streamlining the process, making for smooth scanning of the market to track bids, buyout prices and quantity items sold. It helps you in making informed purchasing and selling decisions so as to make more money. With an intelligent assessment of the right price to sell, you’ll be able to easily undercut others in the auction house. Auctioneer Suite also provides extensive support for enchanting and disenchanting. Quite the money-maker, this addon surely is.
Bartender4 is a full ActionBar replacement add-on. It provides all the features you need to fully customize most aspects of your action and related bars. Basically, its function is to replace WoW’s standard action bar that holds your character’s moves, and help you customize it to the way you want. With this mod, you’re also able to adjust the scale and colour of your bars’ buttons, and even hide unwanted information that comes with the action buttons. You’ll also have the freedom to put related actions next to each other and enhance your character’s output in the game. Although you may find yourself tweaking with the add-on a bit to fully customize, but it’s truly worth it when the results finally come in.
Deadly Boss Mod (DBM)
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Deadly Boss Mod is downright the best add-on in this list. It’s a very important addon when it comes to serious raiding as it is designed to give visual, graphic and audio alerts during raid boss encounters. Not just simple alerts either. They range from specific boss moves, changes in the fight (phases), minion spawns, buffs and debuffs and a whole lot more. The mod alerts you when something bad is about to happen, essentially keeping you alive in the game. What’s more, it suggests the right time for you to use your special damage reduction abilities with long cool downs. And the best part is that it alerts you to move away from the incoming area of effect damage coming from the boss. Now, is it still a wonder why it’s the best add-on in the list?
Our final thoughts
Having these add-ons while playing WoW truly help in improving your gaming experience. It also gives you an edge against other players. But what’s important is to learn how to customize them, especially the DBM, so you’ll be able to take advantage of their full potential and breeze through the game.