Thank you to everyone who commented on my recent UI Evolution post! As promised, here is a screenshot and breakdown of my final UI. Along with the visual display, I’ve also listed and linked each mod I use so anyone who sees something they like, can download and give it a try.
Mods Visible on the Screen
Dominos is used to modify & move my spell action bars, XP bar and bags. To lessen the clutter on my screen I have Bars on both the left and the right at 10% opacity, so you only see the buttons when you hover over them.
Vuhdo is a raid frame replacement and click casting addon. As a healer this is the most prominent part of my interface.
Elkano BuffBars replaces the default icons representing the buffs applied to your character. I have mine listed vertically under my portrait.
SexyMap hides all your mini map buttons and makes your mini map look good! Also includes map/location coordinates, if you’d like them.
Decursive makes cleansing a simple matter of clicking the highlighted squares, with Lath I can left-click to remove curses and right-click to abolish poison.
Recount is an in-game damage meter that allows you to keep track of your DPS and healing output during boss fights.
Omen allows you to keep track of your threat in comparison to your tanks and other party/raid members.
eePanels2/Sunn Art Viewport The screenshot above was taken using eePanels2, however after overwhelming comments pointing me to Sunn Art Viewpoint, this is now installed and has been configured. My interface with Sunn Art Viewport looks similar, however, the video display ends just above the Vuhdo/Omen/Recount section leaving a solid black empty background behind all those mods.
What you Dont See, But I Do Use!
Quartz to replace the default cast bar. As an Oceanic player this is a must! It shows you visually how much latency is affecting your spell cast time so you can compensate.
Mikes Scrolling Battle Text to replace the default combat text options and separate my incoming heals (from myself/other players – left side of my character) and my outgoing heals (right side of my character). I love this mod because it plays a sound and notifies me on screen when Wild Growth is off cool down.
Deadly Boss Mods to keep me aware of important boss encounter stuff – light bombs to enrages.
Additional Mods I use, and Recommend
Combuctor to combine all my bags into one.
Atlasloot lets me know what loot drops are available in each raid & dungeon boss.
RatingsBuster helps me compare item stats in a matter of seconds without leaving the game.
RandomMount because I don’t want any of my handsome mounts feeling missed out! This mod intelligently selects the most suitable mount type for me to fly/ride.
RandomPet because I have a number of pets under my care, this mod randomly brings one out so they all get the love and attention they deserve.
Where to Start
If reading this blog post has inspired you to start tinkering with your own UI then I suggest you have a read through some of the articles Cass wrote when she first started her journey. Cass has done a series of mod guides which should help you feel comfortable customizing the mods to better blend into your UI design. You can find these articles here.
Changing your raid frames is always a big step if your new to mods and add ons. If you are keen to use Vuhdo and need some help setting it up, your in luck because the add on authors are very responsive. The best place to start after downloading the mod, is the Vuhdo Wiki.
I want to finish this with a final piece of advice for anyone who uses mods while playing WoW. Download WoW Matrix and create a shortcut to the application on your Desktop. Every time a patch comes out mods cause widespread chaos in a raid. Having WoW Matrix lets you update any out of date mods to the latest version with minimal effort required.