The Best Addons for Dragonflight

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World of Warcraft’s quality of life features have always been lacking. It took them over two decades before they completely reworked their UI.

With WoW’s great community, this paved the way for the best addons to flourish, which even some of the best players can’t live without.

These addons can improve your gaming experience, and some of them are almost mandatory if you want to progress through all forms of content with every patch and expansion.

Here are all the best addons for Dragonflight you should immediately pick up. If you don’t like some of them, you can easily disable them or just find a better alternative for what you are looking for.

Raider.IO Mythic Plus, Raid Progression

Raider.IO is an addon that gives you an overall rating on your M+ dungeon runs. If you notice in the game’s premade group feature, you see players looking for particular scores or ratings from Raider.IO to find “better” players.

This kind of forces players to grind early and fast because if you get left behind, you will be stuck with lower M+ runs. It heavily affects solo play, but at the same time, it does help make the runs go much smoother.

The ratings are mostly based on the highest M+ difficulty you have finished on each dungeon.

Once you reach a high M+ finish on each dungeon, your score should be high enough to get into all PUG groups.

WeakAuras

WeakAuras allows you to have extreme customization on your UI. The addon is extremely complicated, but these are usually scripts that allow you to generate icons or even announcements to help alert you about certain things like cooldowns, mechanics, or anything you need an alert for.

You can have WeakAuras for boss fights with unique mechanics. For example, the boss fight against Hungering Destroyer (Mythic) requires you to deal with miasma.

You need to have specific groups where people are soaking X, Y, and Z. However, you can’t fix the groups because the miasma will be completely random. You could have 3 miasmas in group 3, which can destroy fixed groups already.

With WeakAuras, you can set alerts on everyone to know who gets the debuff and adjust accordingly to which group is soaking who.

This is just one of the WeakAuras out of thousands you can come up with, including interrupt priorities and rotations.

You can copy Auras from other players online and import it into the addon by typing /wa.

Deadly Boss Mods (DBM)

Deadly Boss Mods is one of the best mods for casual players. The addon gives you information on what is currently happening in the fight and what you should do.

DBM covers dungeons and raids, so you are all set for almost every PvE content that isn’t too hard.

You can just follow what DBM tells you to do and survive a boss fight without reading a single text about it.

Recount

Recount is an addon that gives you a small window that shows you information like damage done or healing done by each individual in your group.

It isn’t necessary, but it helps show people who are slacking, what the group is lacking, or just know how bad or well you did.

You can also check for other details like the number of interrupts, dispels, and other things you want to know that happened during the fight or encounter.

You can choose other addon meters like Details and Skada.

I prefer using Skada because I just got used to it. As a mythic raider officer, it helps a lot to have multiple windows like this up, and Skada allows you to monitor multiple things at once when you duplicate the windows.

World Quest Tracker

World Quest Tracker is simple. You use it to improve the UI on world quests on the map.

It visually shows you every world quest in the area, and you can easily see the rewards on each of the quests.

You can also see world quests from your other characters if you have multiple alts.

Bagnon

Bagnon is probably the best and oldest bag addon in WoW. It converts all your inventory slots into one big window.

You can also check the inventory on your other characters because of the addon.

Not only that, you can hover over items and check if you have them on your other characters. It is handy when it comes to crafting.

Pawn

Pawn is a simple addon that lets you calculate your gear score even if you don’t have the armor, weapon, ring, or trinket itself.

You can look up other items you might want for your build and calculate how much it improves your current build.

While there are other guides online that talk about “BiS” or “best in slot” items for your class and specialization, you can min-max your whole build by yourself.

Bartender

Bartender is an addon that changes your hotbars. You can customize your hotbars by changing their scale, slots, transparency, and gaps to make your screen tidier.

The addon lets you add hotkeys to your abilities much easier once you get used to it.

If you are playing the best rogue specs, all of them have different hotbars when in stealth. It will be great to have a lot of additional hotbars with adjustable sizes to compensate for these additional hotbars.

Auctionator

The Auctionator addon improves on WoW’s existing auction house UI. Even with WoW’s rework on the auction house, the Auctionator still has a lot of additional features that can help.

You can check the median price of items just by hovering over them. It also shows the last price at which an item has been bought, so you can get an estimate on how much an item would cost without checking the auction house every now and then.

There is also a shopping list feature, where you can put items down for an easy search feature.

If you like crafting, especially if you are looking for profit, you can list all the items you need and set a specific price on items you will buy to make a profit.

TitanPanel

The TitanPanel addon is a nifty tool that gives you a small panel on the top of your screen.

On the panel, you can add a lot of useful information, such as your weapon/armor durability, current gold, current xp, xp/hour, gold/hour, and a lot of other details.

It isn’t necessary, but it helps you look through information without pressing a ton of buttons to check them.

TradeSkillMaster (TSM)

TradeSkillMaster is the go-to addon for crafters. You can queue up multiple crafts, get a better crafting UI, reagent listing, mass prospecting, mass milling, and a lot more.

TSM is one of the best mods for money-making, but you still have to do your own research to make a profit.

GatherMate2

GatherMate2 is a great gathering addon for players who want to make money by providing raw materials.

For example, if you have herbalism, you will be gathering herbs in random places around a location. Once you gather an herb, it will be registered on the addon and show you a ‘spawn point’ for that herb in the future.

Each herb gathered will be shown around the map until you can pinpoint each herb that spawns around the area.

Postal

Postal is a simple addon that improves on the existing mailbox feature in WoW. The only notable features are the ability to check mail on other characters and a complete rundown of how much gold you earned from all the mail you have just accepted.

Atlas

The Atlas addon is a dungeon-mapping tool that lets you see detailed map versions of an instance (raid, dungeon, and other instances).

You can look at key enemies, items, interactable things, and other useful details that normally don’t show up on the map.

WorthIt

WorthIt is a supplementary addon to TSM for money-making players in WoW. With WorthIt, you can look at the items and actually see the sell rate for each item.

If the item has a high sell rate, you don’t have to undercut the lowest price in the auction house. It can save you some gold, especially if you are selling in high numbers.

HealBot

The HealBot addon replaces your existing unit frames. The whole purpose of changing the UI with the HealBot addon is that you can configure each frame.

You can edit your skill usage in a way where you press a specific button on a unit frame, and it uses the configured skill on the target.

For example, you can configure your right-click button to cast Rejuvenate and your left-click button for Swiftmend. Find the tank unit frame and just use the two buttons to cast the spells.

The best way you can improve your healing with the addon is by configuring a dispel and instantly dispelling players as you see them pop up on their unit frames.

Shadowed Unit Frames

Shadowed Unit Frames is another addon that changes the unit frames, but this time, it is more for aesthetics.

Cleaning up your unit frames is completely optional, but for some players, it does improve your gameplay in a way you can read information much easier.

A tidy screen allows you to focus more on the fight while retaining information about what is going on with other players in your group.

There are other unit frame addons that are also good, but it is definitely up to the player’s preference.

You can look at ElvUI, ZPerl, Plater, VuhDo, Grid2, and a lot more. Test them out and try to find the right UI for you.

With these unit frame mods, you don’t have to hide the action bar art that covers a lot of your screen.

SellTrash

SellTrash is a simple addon that automatically sells trash items when you interact with a vendor.

That’s it! It is quite handy if you are too lazy to sell items one by one. Some players even avoid looting trash items, but it definitely adds up – you might as well make a profit from it.

Astral Keys

Astral Keys is more of a guild-based addon where you can easily check all the M+ keys available on everyone with the same addon.

You can type “!keys” on your guild chat, and it automatically links everyone’s keys in chat as long as they have Astral Keys installed.

For our guild, we use this after finishing our prog runs just to finish our weekly chest. Just typing !keys and finding the easiest key to finish for getting a weekly 10 or 15 finish is extremely efficient.

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