EDIT: December 2009 – In Addition to the Information in this post, there is a Video Post Here
Add On Corner will be a reoccuring entry where I hope to focus on really good mods that I’ve found to be very helpful. This should go in tandem with my earlier post about Add Ons.
The first entry will be focusing on Power Auras. This is a fantastic Mod that will help every class manage their Proc’d abilities, but specifically I love this for Holy Priests. Mainly because it helps me know when I get Surge of Light and Holy Concentration.
What Power Auras does is provide a graphical cue (and optional sound effect) when you proc an abilility, buff, talent, etc… For Holy Priests this is a huge help when you can chain Surge of Light (SoL), Holy Concentration, and Inner Focus for three spells in a row that are mana free for some high quality mana regeneration out of the Five Second Rule.
The blue runic circle pulses and reminds me I have a Holy Concentration charge to use up and the smaller yellow pulsing circle reminds me I have a SoL proc to use. Remember since both HC and SoL can proc independantly from eachother you won’t always have both up. It is VERY handy and I really encourage every priest to get this (and any caster with a proc).
Let me show you how I set this up:
Here select if you want animation to your proc graphic. I personally like having the Runic Circles pulse around me… it gives a more “magical” feel too it, IMO. This step is completely optional.
I also added sound to the Surge of Light proc. Since Holy Concentration has a normal proc sound, I also gave the SoL proc to make the “Level Up” sound to help remind me to use SoL. Again, optional feature.
You’ve now set up your Power Aura for a proc. You can repeat this process as many times as you’d like for as many different features.
Another priest in my guild(Hi, Middea!) pointed out to me that you can also have Power Auras remind you when you DON’T have a buff/proc. We’ve both set up Power Auras to provide a notice/graphic when we are in combat, and do not have Inner Fire. Those rules can be set up on the activation tab. Here is a screenshot of my reminder.