In a recent article, I took a look at some of the new addons for the content added in WoW Shadowlands. As a follow-up, I wanted to look at some of the new stuff available in one of my favorite addons…WeakAuras. In this article, I tried a handful of new WeakAuras and summarized them here. I tried to group the auras so you can find WeakAuras for adventures, anima/conduits, covenants, dungeons/raids, the Maw, or Torghast.
Since it is still early in the expansion, a lot of my list will evolve as current auras are updated and new ones are added. I am planning on keeping an eye on developments to keep this article as up-to-date as possible. To get started, let’s talk about what WeakAuras are and how you can import them into your game.
How Do I Import WeakAuras?
Chances are good that you know what WeakAuras are if you landed here. If you are not familiar, WeakAuras is an addon that allows players to add custom features in-game. Even if you don’t want to make your own auras, you can import them from other players.
To import an aura, you first need to install the WeakAuras addon. If you are not sure how to install an addon, check out How to Install WoW Addons in 2021.
Once you have installed WeakAuras, you can type /wa or click on the minimap icon for the addon. From there, you simply click import and paste the code for the WeakAura you want.
But where do you find WeakAuras to import?
The website wago.io has a large collection of shared auras. In this article, we are going to look at some of the most popular Shadowlands specific ones available now.
Let’s jump right in!
There is still a lot of uncertainty about how the adventure table works in Shadowlands. Unlike previous expansions, your chance of success on an adventure seems a little like luck. There are also some areas of the user interface which feel a little clunky. That is where the following auras come in.
Golden Mission Table Helper by GoldenDrakon (https://wago.io/FTT0P82zx)
The first aura I want to look at is called Golden Mission Table Helper. It is an aura that attempts to predict if you will win or lose based on health and attack values.
After adding troops to an adventure, it will show text above the window which predicts the outcome. It will also show you how many turns you are ahead or behind the opposing team.
And it does a pretty good job.
It can’t take into account all the abilities of the troops, but winning without abilities will usually mean you win once skills are used.
It functions a lot like the Covenant Mission Success Estimates addon I covered in my article on Shadowlands Specific Addons.
Covenant Mission Exp Labeler by Eldarius (https://wago.io/2c5uE2huK)
The second adventure mission aura I liked was Covenant Mission Exp Labeler. It is very simple and does what it says; it gives you a list of the XP your companions will earn for completing the mission and the XP per hour they will receive. If you are looking to optimize your adventures and get those companions strong as fast as possible this is really helpful.
Now that we have anima as a new currency in-game, we need helpful ways to track it and make sure to turn it in at the covenant sanctum. This is where the next few auras come in.
How much anima by San#12134 (https://wago.io/d3T2l8gld)
This is a really simple aura that shows you how much anima you have in your bag, reservoir, and total between both. If you are out farming anima for the next upgrade in your sanctum, you may like to add this information to your UI.
Conduit/Anima Reminder by LuckyOwl#225889 (https://wago.io/N1vVTeqDe)
I have to admit, this next aura has been a lifesaver for me. I cannot tell you how many times I go to my sanctum and then to Oribos to realize that I forgot to turn in my anima or conduits.
With this great little aura, a line of bouncing text will show up on your screen when you arrive in your sanctum and have anima or conduits to turn in.
So, if you keep forgetting to turn in all the stuff you just earn, make sure to check this one out.
Conduit Tooltips by potato (https://wago.io/ConduitTooltips)
Speaking of conduits, I also came across a helpful aura which adds more information to your tooltips. Specifically, it gives you information about the conduit rank and whether or not you have “installed” any of that particular variety in your forge.
Simple, but provides some great info if you are trying to complete your conduit collection.
One of the biggest new features of Shadowlands is covenants. Joining a covenant provides you with 2 new abilities that you may want to track. WeakAuras can help with that!
Covenant Spells by Translit (https://wago.io/Covenant)
While there are many different covenant spell auras on wago, I liked this one because it covers all covenants and automatically detects which one you are a part of. After importing, it will show you both covenant specific spells and whether they are on cooldown or not.
If you are doing dungeons or raids in Shadowlands, you may already be using an addon like Deadly Boss Mods or Bigwigs to help you. However, did you know you can use auras to help you with dungeon/raid mechanics, your UI, or puzzles?
Shadowlands-Dungeons by Jodsderechte (https://wago.io/SL-Dungeons)
The first aura I want to share in this category is Shadowlands-Dungeons.
This group of auras is an amazing addition if you plan on doing dungeons. I really like it because it will show an icon for the ability being used by an enemy and provide a one-word summary of what is happening or what you should do.
In addition to telling you when to avoid, spread, or soak, it will also show abilities that you should interrupt and warn you when a large debuff or DoT is on you. This allows you to respond by using defensives or making a play to stay alive.
I love WeakAuras like this and feel like it has made me a much better player in m+ dungeons.
Castle Nathria by Causese (https://wago.io/slraid1)
If you like the Shadowlands-Dungeons aura, you should check out the one for Castle Nathria. Just like the one for dungeons, this bad boy shows you information about the abilities being used by enemies and provides you with warnings when targeted with deadly abilities.
Just like the dungeons aura, this group has saved me from making so many stupid mistakes in raid already.
M+ Timer by Reloe (https://wago.io/M+Timer) [Requires Mythic Dungeon Tools Addon]
This next aura is a replacement of the mythic-plus timer provided in the default UI. I really like it for a few different reasons. First, it shows you the breakpoints for getting a +1, +2, or +3 on a key all in one bar. Second, it shows you how much count you have for the dungeon so far and how much count you will get from your current pull.
In the image below, you can see a yellow bar that indicates how much count has been earned so far. The small green bar to the right of it, and percent in parenthesis, represent how much will be added after a pull
This is extremely helpful for knowing when Pride is going to spawn in Shadowlands season 1. If you plan on pushing keys at +10 or above, I would definitely recommend checking this one out.
Mist of Tirna Scithe Guessing Game (https://wago.io/hVLym_eLv)
The expansion is young, but if you have run a Mist of Tirna Scithe dungeon you have probably been had a group mess up the guessing game (or messed it up yourself). There is nothing worse than being sure that you knew the right path to have Mistcaller laugh at you and send to back to the beginning Ocarina of Time Lost Woods style.
To prevent future mishaps, you can import the Mist of Tirna Scithe Guessing Game aura which allows you to click the symbols that appear in-game. Once you have entered all four symbols, the correct one will highlight in red. You can then click reset to start over when you move to the next portion of the forest.
Even if you understand how the puzzle works, it can be helpful to record them as you look at them so you don’t waste time checking pillars multiple times.
There are a few WeakAuras that are helpful or fun if you plan on spending some time in the Maw. The first one helps you track your Eye of the Jailer better while the second one makes you feel dumb by counting the number of times you try to mount in the Maw.
Eye of The Jailer Bar by Permok (https://wago.io/rHQaDfLhJ)
The default UI for the Eye of the Jailer bar is a little unclear. Sometimes it looks like the bar is already to the next level and I can’t really tell how close I am to it.
With this Eye of the Jailer Bar aura, it adds a bar for your daily Maw notoriety which goes from 0 to 1000 (every 1000 moves you up a level).
For most players, this may be more information than you want. However, if you are trying to optimize (min-max) your time in the Maw you may want to pick this guy/gal up.
Maw Cast Counter by Boneshock (https://wago.io/8_gmh3dgL)
As promised, the second aura in the category makes you feel stupid by showing how many times you have tried to mount in the Maw. It is even better because it breaks out the count by session and total. Now the only question is when Blizzard will add an achievement for trying to mount in the Maw over 9000 times… I think I have earned it.
Getting around a new capital city can be intimidating for a while after expansion launch, especially when that city is a giant circle that looks the same once you are inside. Fear no more, there is a WeakAura to help you get around Oribos.
Oribos Map Labels by Kib (https://wago.io/oribos-map-labels)
Not much to say about this. With a name like Oribos Map Labels, it is pretty self-explanatory. If you find yourself getting lost in the circular sanctuary, you may want to import this aura.
Oribos Lap Counter by Grimonja (https://wago.io/5RTaR1hokB)
Or, maybe you want to get lost and see how many times you have run in circles around Oribos. Or maybe you are like me and run/jump around while talking to people on Battle.net.
With the Oribos Lap Counter, you can see your stats on how many times you have run circles in Oribos. Note: running circles in Oribos will not raise your DPS. Sorry.
No list of Shadowlands features is complete without Torghast. Unfortunately, Torghast has changed a lot since beta (and continues to change a lot even in the live game now), so some auras no longer work too well. In updates to this article, I imagine I will be adding a lot more to this section. But, for now, let’s take a look at Ravenous Anima Cell Helper.
Ravenous Anima Cell Helper by Nerc (https://wago.io/wFdSkgqXS)
I have to be honest; I didn’t know that the power you got from using a ravenous cell depended on the mob until I found this aura.
If you didn’t know that either, now you do and this aura can help. While in Torghast, it will show the anima power you will get from using a cell on that mob.
So, if you want to get the best powers available, it may be worth adding this to your stable.
We are still early in the expansion and many more WeakAuras will be created over the next couple of years. My goal is to update this post and new ones are added to Wago.
If there are any major ones I missed that you think I should include let me know.
Thanks for reading!