I’ve used each of the following Addons at length except for Grid, which I only used for a short time. I was hesitant to write this post since in the healing world Addons are fairly controversial.
This’ll be fun!
VuhDo: iHeal of the Addon World
VuhDo for me is the most user friendly, easiest addon to use.
The tabs are self explanatory and other than a few advanced options everything is very point and click.
As you can see you are able on the first page to choose to filter any panels, so if your raid group has dedicated healers for the raid, or tanks you can filter panels as needed.
I don’t have either checked since we don’t generally have dedicated healers, and I use my healing frames as my general frames as well.
One of the newer additions to the addon on is the AOE Advice panel. It will place the AOE icon on the raid frame that will benefit the most from it.
I generally only pay attention to the Wild Growth placement, since it generally makes sense.
I can’t speak for the Priest, Paladin, or Shaman since I don’t play them, but I would love to hear from any of those classes on how they feel.
On the spells tab it’s as easy as it looks, type in a spell, macro, or item in the coordinating mouse, mouse/hotkey combo, or just plain hotkey, and viola done!
You even have the option of using the mouse scroll wheel.
Wanna have an indicator on your bar?
It can be found conveniently on the “indicators” tab!
One of my biggest pain in the asses are trinkets that have to be triggered.
VuhDo, however has a very handy auto-fire option. You can either set it to auto fire whenever off cooldown as soon as you click your next heal OR you can set it to fire whenever you do a select ability. (IE. Spellpower Trinket, and Tranquility)
The Buffs are pretty self explanatory.
There are two options for displaying your HoT’s you can either use HoT icons, or HoT Bars. I use Icons since as a druid I have roughly 100,000 of them.
You can either use on of their preset arrangements or you can set them up however you’d like and then you assign them on the right hand side.
Very simple set up for color coding debuffs.
Healbot: HealDroid of the Addon World
I realize that comparing the addons to iPhone and the Android is probably going to incite something even further, but it’s catchy so I don’t care.
You can generally configure for each healing class, you can even configure the bars for other classes. Similar to VuhDo using it as general raid frames.
Simple, very specific spells outlay. You can set it up to enable them for all times, or specific times. You also have the ability to set it up to auto trinket it on any set spell.
Easy panels set-up with preset skins. Very simple to use.
Custom Debuff remover, you can change the colors, and add warnings. Similarly to VuhDo’s set up. With a Priority system as well.
Simple buff frame, with the ability to add others buffs as well.
Grid+ClickSet:Good at customizing thing?
I’ll be honest I know next to nothing about Grid+ClickSet, but I’ve been told that it is the very basic skeleton of a healing addon.
I won’t knock it because I’ve never used it, though I won’t endorse it for the same reason.
I did manage to take some screenshots for your viewing pleasure, PLEASE if you know anything about this addon comment, or email me and I’ll add it to this post.
So personally I’m a VuhDo fan, and I’ll be doing an in depth video on Monday of how to set it up and configure.
Any of you that follow me on Twitter, @aunaka54, have no doubt heard by now that I am getting married in 10 days. I will try everything in my power to get the posts up in the next week! Thank you all, I love my readers!
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