Non-Druid Total Hot Tracking
“But Zel,” you say, “I don’t HAVE hots, or rather, I have 1-2 piddly hots that don’t matter much. I’m not a druid. I don’t have to time my hots, be particularly careful not to overwrite them, or think about them much at all.”
That’s the reason you might not be tracking your hots in Grid/Vuhdo/Healbot, but I’m not talking about your hots. I’m talking about when you’re in a raid and you have to play nice with others. I’m talking about your hots and their hots, all together.
This is information you need to have. If a big boss ability is coming up, you need to know if your tank is hotted up to the gills (in which case you might not want to blow a save-tank cooldown) or is without a buffer at all. If you see that a squishie who just took a hit has 2 hots ticking on him, you may not want to direct heal him right away.
How to do this in Grid
This obvious easy choice is to use GridStatusHots + Text to give you the total number of hots (from all sources) on a target. You will need to use TEXT – meaning that you either dedicate one of your center text spots to hot count, or use one of the following plugins:
- GridIndicatorText3 – an extra line of text in the center of the frame (between the first 2 that come with the addon)
First, configure your Total Hot Count
What’s the Lifebloom thing?
Do you want to count a 3-stack of LB as 3 hots or 1 hot? For me, I think there’s a huge difference between a 3-stack and a single stack, but it’s up to you.
Then you place the total hot count somewhere there’s a text option.
“But I use Healbot/Vuhdo”
Too bad! Google F Search time.