The release of WoW’s Dragonflight expansion has thousands of players swarming the realms to explore the newest zones. Newbies and veterans alike are hyped to ride dragons and progress their characters in this foreign expansion. Among all the additions is the new Solo Shuffle ranked mode, where players can duke it out in PvP.
One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the importance of addons. Tweaking and customizing different aspects of your game to improve your quality of life is just too good to pass up, especially when it comes to PvP! Addons help you push to the highest possible rating in arenas and Solo Shuffle. With that in mind, here’s our list of the best WoW PvP addons.
Best WoW PvP Addons for Dragonflight
Let’s get right into our list of the best PvP addons for WoW: Dragonflight!
Gladius and sArena both function similarly, so just pick whichever you prefer. My only note here is that sArena takes up less space within your UI, but still provides the same amount of information as Gladius. Both addons provide a new UI for your enemies in the arena. This UI includes your arena targets and a tracker for their diminishing returns. It also tracks their trinket uses, so you can check whether or not they can be fully crowd-controlled.
OmniBar is an extremely useful PvP addon that allows you to track the cooldowns of big abilities your enemies use. This addon has a good variety of customization options that allows you to set it up to your liking. By default, the abilities will appear when they are on cooldown and disappear when the cooldown is over. This makes for a clean, tidy row of abilities that can easily be kept track of. That said, you can always change this if you dislike the constant ability icons shifting around. You can streamline things even further by choosing which cooldowns your OmniBar tracks. While this addon may not be essential, it will make your PvP experience infinitely easier.
OmniCC is a different kind of Omni tool that simply adds digital timers to skill cooldowns, buffs, and debuffs on enemy nameplates. Quickly and accurately identifying when certain enemy skills and buffs are on cooldown can be the difference between victory and defeat. It may seem like a very simple addon, but it takes some of the hard work out of the extensive micromanaging needed during PvP.
Details may seem like it’s only for PVE, since being able to do more damage in PvP doesn’t necessarily directly correlate to having more skill or being better at the game. Some classes just naturally do more damage or may be more front-loaded with their burst damage, for example. Using Details for PvP is more about learning about other classes and how they function. Details shows everyone’s damage for all abilities, helping you study the playstyle of other classes and specs. This also comes in handy when trying to figure out what talent build an enemy is using. Adaptability is key in PvP, and knowledge alone is already half of that battle.
This WoW PvP addon acts as an audible notification for when enemy players use their skills and trinkets. If you’re not used to checking the enemy buffs, debuffs, and casts, this addon will be amazing for learning. Especially be helpful for new players coming into the PvP scene! With all the different things to micromanage in PvP, you may find it easier to learn when you can instantly hear when a specific skill is used.
With the amount of spells and abilities in the game, you may want to customize the addon to only notify you of specific ones. And because of how this addon works, it’s great when used in arenas with only two or three enemies. Using this addon in battlegrounds or in open-world PvP may flood your ears a little more than you would like. Overall, this addon is great to use while trying to learn the fundamentals of the game and of PvP as a whole.
As you may have guessed from the name of the addon, BigDebuffs puts a giant icon of debuffs next to the enemy nameplates. This addon is helpful in PvP, as it shows when the enemy is crowd controlled. This knowledge is essential in PvP because you can keep better track of the diminishing returns of crowd control effects. Sure, maybe you have other addons to keep track of diminishing returns. However, being able to keep a quick mental note can save you precious seconds in your PvP matches, which adds up in the end.
As the name suggests, NameplateAuras is an addon that displays any important buffs or debuff auras above the player’s nameplate. This addon works perfectly with BigDebuffs to ensure that you’re able to get as much information as possible just by looking at the enemy player nameplates in PvP. And, as expected, you’re able to fully customize the size and position of the icons to your own personal liking. This addon makes it easier to quickly spot key buffs and debuffs you might want to be looking out for. Saving any kind of time is very much needed when it comes to PvP.
WeakAuras is a great addon to use no matter the kind of content you enjoy doing. You can think of this addon as a swiss army knife in terms of utility. With WeakAuras, you’re able to create icons and messages that can pop up and flash on your screen during certain conditions. As you can imagine, this can be useful in PvP. For example, if you need to know if an enemy evoker has their nullifying shroud up so you don’t waste your cooldowns. There’s even a weakaura that will notify you if your healer has been crowd controlled in arenas. No matter what class you play, there’s more than likely a weakaura out there that will make your life easier. Premade weakauras can be found on wago.io.
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Hopefully we helped you get some ideas of the best WoW PvP addons to try out for climbing your 2s, 3s, or even solo shuffle now that it’s officially ranked! Some addons may take some getting used to, but they are customizable enough for you to hopefully find something you like! Did we leave out your favorite WoW PvP addon to use? Share them in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest on all things gaming.
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