- Click here for my introduction to the Grid addon
- Click here for a guide on adding special debuffs to Grid
Extra Grid Addons:
- GridManaBars (adds mana bars)
- GridStatusRes (incoming res, or has not yet accepted a res)
- GridStatusRaidIcons (adds the graphics)
- GridStatusReadyCheck (check/x/? on ready check)
- GridStatusMissingBuffs (replaces xrs/rabuffs for my own buff needs)
- GridIndicatorCornerIcons (lets you put raid icons or debuff/buff icons in the corners)
- GridStatusSanity (for Yogg-Saron)
These are the items I have "checked" for each of the frame sections:
Buff: My Wild Growth (higher priority), Buff: Tranquility, Low Mana Warning
- Health Bar:
Incoming Heals (0.5 opacity)
- Center Text:
Death Warning, Debuff: Ghost, Feign Death Warning, Offline Warning, Unit Name
- Center Text 2:
AFK Alert, Incoming Resurrection, Lifebloom Duration, Resurrected
- Center Icon:
Buff Group Mark of the Wild, Buff Group Thorns, Debuff Type Curse, Debuff type Poison, Ready Check. I also added Bone Armor, Burn, Fusion Punch, Frost Blast, Pyroblast, Mortal Strike, Mortal Wound, Saronite Vapors, and Unbalancing Strike.
- Top Left Corner:
- Top Left Icon:
- Top Left Corner Bottom Left:
Well Fed (yellow square, only shows out of combat)
- Top Right Corner:
Buff Rejuvenation, Buff My Rejuvenation (higher priority)
- Bottom Left Corner:
- Bottom Left Icon:
Debuffs Sara's Anger, Sara's Blessing, Squeeze
- Bottom Right Corner:
Buff Regrowth, Buff My Regrowth (higher priority)
- Bottom Right Icon:
their own target's Raid Icon, useful for watching dps targets at a glance
- Frame Alpha:
Death Warning, More than 40 yards away, Offline Warning, In Vehicle
- Mana Bar:
Mana, Death Warning
Frame Advanced Options:
These are the settings I put in the Advanced tab.
- Enabled Center Text 2
- Icon Border Size: 1
- Icon Size 10
- Enabled Icon Cooldown Frame
- Enabled Icon Stack Text
- Enabled Mouseover Highlight
- Corner Size 5
- Font: Friz Quadrata TT
- Font Size 7
- Frame Height: 23
- Frame Texture: Gradient
- Frame Width: 26
- Mana Bar: Side Bottom, Size 10
- Frame Orientation: Vertical
- Text Orientation: Vertical
Grid Auto Frame Size:
- "Always use Pet Layouts" is checked. I like being able to see pets, and heal them/cleanse them when the rest of the raid is okay. I found it necessary in cases like Sartharion trash, where pets would get cursed and heal the mobs when they attacked, and for fights like Razuvious in Naxx where you need to be healing the MC'd pet tanks.
These are the settings I changed in the Layout tab.
- Padding: 1
- Spacing: 4
- Scale: 185%
- Border and Background Color: alphas at 0%
- Added New Buffs/Debuffs under Auras: Frost Blast (used for Kael Thas), Sara's Blessing (Yogg), Sara's Anger (Yogg), Saronite Vapors (Vezax), Squeeze (Yogg), Tranquility (buff), Mortal Strike, Mortal Wound, Pyroblast, Burn, Iron Roots (Freya), Unbalancing Strike (Thorim), and Bone Armor (Razuvious, buff). Each has a color that is about 50% opacity.
- BuffGroup:My Mark of the Wild has been altered to only show when that person is out of combat and the buff is missing from them. This keeps the icon from being annoying, and I usually know if someone died in combat and needs a rebuff without needing my Grid to tell me!
- Health Threshold of 99
- Feign Death Warning color changed to a more greenish gray to distinguish the hunters from those that are really dead.
- Pet Coloring by Owner Class
- and a ton of little color tweaks on rejuv and regrowth coloring under My HoTs so I can distinguish between the HoTs I cast vs the HoTs that a different druid cast. Details below.
Alternatively, you could have a single icon to indicate if the person is "swiftmendable," but if I'm separating my own Rejuvs and Regrowths, I don't see any reason not to have them show individually for those cast by another druid :) As long as the color is different, it's not a big deal!
Those cast by myself, "My Rejuvenation," etc. will change color as they reach the end of their duration. I chose blue-green colors for Rejuv and yellow-orange colors for Regrowth to help my eye quickly tell them apart at a glance, because when you're looking over a bunch of the frames in a large raid, the eyes can play tricks on you, just as with any other raid frame! I have them both turn red when they have a second left on my HoT, warning me with that flash of color that the buff is wearing off.
Tips for setting up your HoT/Buff/Shield colors:
- Use a different color scheme for each corner.
- Use 3 color thresholds for the time remaining, if available. Have the last second be a brighter color or a more noticeable change of color, so that you can catch the flash as the buff wears off.
- Use the border frame for AoE over-time splashes, such as Wild Growth and Tranquility.
- Use 60-40% opacity for any icons you wish to have display by setting the alpha in its color settings in the status menu.