TGAPGeorge – Warrior Tank
Add-Ons are what make WOW exceptional. Without them, it would be so much more difficult to do the voodoo we do so well. I like to find and test addons, so I posted my results at TankSpot.
Now here are my favorite tank addons again for youse guys:
TellMeWhen – a great custom alert system. When abilities are usable or cooldowns are up, a scalable icon of the spell pops up wherever you like.
ZThreatMeter – A much better threat meter than Omen. It tells you threat immediately and you can be the only person who has it. (Omen only shows the threat of other people who have Omen)
[Update – As pointed out — thanks Namthe — since 3.0.2, Omen has got it’s act together. It now works even if no one else has it. For me, ZThreatMeter has gone the way of the Dodo.]
TankPoints – A MUST HAVE. TP does all the math on gear for you, i.e. which is better for a tank, 15 strength or 10 AP or whatever. More points are better than less for your tank. Shows up in your tooltip.
RatingBuster – Another great item comparison tool. Puts the actual increases (or decreases) of stats in the tooltip helping you understand better what the gear will do for you.
Aloft – This one is all about threat and enemy nameplates. Aloft puts a colored border around the nameplates of your enemies and changes color based on how much threat you have on them. Great for AOE fights.
EasyRage – Small addon that puts a number wherever you like that reflects your rage. Somewhat useful.
ItemRack – and excellent and intuitive gear switcher. I have a tank set and a dps set and can easily switch between both. My mounted set works seamlessly with both as well.
Mik’s Scrolling Battle Text – Separates incoming, outgoing, and reactive events and allows you to put the combat text wherever you like. Good alert system for cooldowns and abilities as well.
SimpleRaidTargetIcons – A must have for the Tank raider. Simply double-left click on an enemy and choose their icon. Quick and easy.
StanceSets – Great weapon switcher. Nuff said.
tekKompare – Always compares what you’re wearing with what you’re looking at. No more shift key!
UrbinRange – An absolute necessity for my Charge. Inch-long bar turns blue when I can charge or shoot. Can be put anywhere.
MoveAnything – Put anything anywhere. I’ve got my characer, target, ToT, focus, etc. arranged below my Tank for easier viewing. Works good for me!
You can get most of these at curse.com, but I’ve found the most current versions are at wowinterface.com. Every time I found a need, I went and found an addon to help me out. Of course, there may be better addons out there — or some needs I haven’t come across yet — so if you have any addon tips, please let me know.
[UPDATE – I’ve been told about WoW Matrix and it’s awesome! It’s the best addon manager I’ve seen yet. I highly recommend it.]