WoW Classic: Recommended Addons
Updated for Phase 1 on 10/8/19!
World of Warcraft Classic is an experience we may never encounter again. As such, it’s important you decide what you want from that experience and make choices to support that decision. In this context – we’re talking addons. Whether you’re a a grizzled veteran returning to your glory days in vanilla, or a “Wrath Baby” diving into what you had missed out on, the decision to use addons is an important one.
This guide is my recommendation to creating an experience that feels familiar to the interface and quality of life we have in today’s retail version, while also respecting the classic experience. Please feel free to add or remove any addons from this list you feel don’t match what you are trying to get out of your Classic experience!
AtlasLootClassic – dungeon / raid loot tables. Comprehensive list of loot tables for all dungeon and raid content. Extremely helpful for targeting gear.
Deadly Boss Mods – boss timers. Timers for all dungeon and raid bosses. Also has other extensions you can install for activities like PvP Battlegrounds.
Details! – damage meter. Heavily customizable damage meter to help gauge the performance of you and your party or raid.
ElvUI Classic – modern UI overhaul. Rehauls much of the UI into a more sleak, modern design, as well as introduces a lot of QoL functionality.
ElvUI AdiBags – inventory management. ElvUI port of AdiBags, which creates a single window for your inventory and sorts by categories.
GTFO – hazard notification. Yells at you when you’re standing in things you shouldn’t be – like fire.
Questie – quest helper. Adds quest icons on map for location reference.
Leatrix Maps – world map overhaul. Cleans up the world map, adding areas of interest and some options to make it more usable.
TomTom – coordinates arrow. Cleans up the world map, adding areas of interest and some options to make it more usable.
ClassicCastbars – castbars. Supplement ElvUI’s castbars. I disable the nameplate, but use the target castbar for quick interrupt responses.
GatherMate2 – map markers for gathering nodes. Adds markers on world map for nodes of gathering professions.
ItemRack – gear set manager. Introduces ability to save gear sets via an equipment manager interface.
MaxCam – increased camera zoom. Automatically increases max camera zoom distance, without needing to run a script.
MikScrollingBattleText – customizable floating combat text. Adds ability to group and style floating combat text into a much cleaner presentation.
MonkeyQuest – enhanced quest log. More functional quest log, customizable styling and grouping. I choose this over ElvUI’s.
Speedy AutoLoot – efficient looting. Removes the loot window for auto looting and reduces the amount of time it takes to loot items.
TradeSkillMaster – economy/trading. Notable gold-making addon to help you earn gold, as well as other quality of life functions like vendor price.
What’s Training? – leveling information. Lists training skills as you level, great for knowing when to head back to town.
Peggle Classic – in-game Peggle. Long flight path? Waiting for party member to run to Scarlet Monastery?
TriviaBot – in-game trivia chat. Hold a game of trivia with nearby players. Fun to unwind with some buds and do some WoW trivia!
Want to see them in action?
Being that these are the addons I choose to use in my daily play, you can view how I have all of these configured by either coming to hang out on Twitch or Mixer, or checking out screenshots I post on Twitter.
Do you have any addons you especially like that you’d like to see added to this recommendation list? Let me know!
Below I’ve also listed a UI screenshot and previous Twitch VOD, for quick reference. If you have any questions or need help with your UI, don’t hesitate to reach out – I’m glad to help!