As I’ve been telling you, the center icon is our friend. The center icon is sacred. And the center icon is what you need to use for raid debuffs.
If you are not using the center icon for raid debuffs, you are DOING IT WRONG.1
Download GridStatusRaidDebuff. It includes all relevant raid debuffs you’ll need to know about in raids. For non-Northrend raids – meh I dunno. Maybe it has it, maybe it does not.
“But Zel,” you say. “You don’t need a plugin for this. You can just add in debuffs in the grid default interface.”
You wanna do data entry in Grid, adding each and every debuff you might see in a raid? Fabulous. And then set priorities for each and every status, and then check ALL THE BOXES? Have fun with that. I’ll download the plugin, thanks.
Now, there are a lot of options for this. They list every debuff in every instance. TOUCH NOTHING. I super-mean it.2 These people who write this shit know what they’re doing. Let them work their magics.
Put Raid Debuff in the center icon. Do not put anything else there.
See, wasn’t that easier than adding in every status manually and checking multiple boxes?
Configure the Center Icon
From here you can size it. I like it pretty big, so you can see the icon clearly.
You should “Enable Icon Stack Text.” This comes in very handy when seeing “how many stacks” of whatever are on the tank.
You can also “Enable Icon Cooldown Frame.” That gives you the rotating clock-hand on cooldowns that you get on your spells on the default blizzard action bars. More accurately, it’s not so much a “cooldown” as a “time until effect expires.”
And, of course, examples:
Now this “hand sweep” to show me when a debuff is gonna fade is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. You can barely see it, even with a big icon like I have.
Then configure it:
Not much to config. Just font size, really.
What About Instances?
GridStatusRaidDebuff_Dungeons is a plugin that, used in conjunction with GridStatusRaidDebuff, will show you “the ick” for Northrend Instances. This is useful to see who is standing in the ick.