Ardent Defender

Ardent Defender is an addon designed to help Protection Paladins.

It provides several functions which I found useful as a Tankadin,
and hope someone else finds them useful as well.

Ardent Defender will:

  • - Announces when Ardent Defender proc's and saves your life, as well as flashing your screen and shaking it to alert you to the averted death.
  • - Detects and tells you when someone causes a parry on an NPC you are tanking. Also tells you if you cause a parry on an NPC someone else is tanking.
  • - Announces bubblewall usage (when it activates and when it fades)
  • - Announce if your taunt fails (and why) or if your Avenger Shield misses.
  • - Tracks combat stats such as damage received, damage blocked, damage absorbed.
  • - Makes use of LibDataBroker if you have it, to display combat stats and Ardent Defender info.. see screenshots to see what I mean.
  • - Tracks & Whispers on usage: Hand of Protection, Sacrifice, Salvation,
    Freedom. also Divine Sacrifice, Divine Intervention and Lay On Hands.
  • - (Disabled by default) Can annoy you with red screen slashing if Righteous Fury is not active AND you are currently wearing defense gear.
  • - Will not announce or track any of the above while in a Battleground, but will work normally while in an Arena.
  • - The LDB object displays combat statistics such as how much damage you have absorbed, blocked and received, how many times (since reload)
    Ardent Defender has saved your life, as well as how much Ardent Defender will heal you upon proc, how much damage Divine Sacrifice absorbs, and more..

Feel free to leave good or bad comments. I will take reasonable requests under consideration.

Type "/ad" to bring up the Options panel, or left click the LDB object.


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  • Avatar of conundrum4000 conundrum4000 Nov 28, 2010 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    It's called Tanker.. actually on curse now. It's not 100%, still working on the DK module but otherwise it works well. Try it out! :)


  • Avatar of Freydis88 Freydis88 Nov 09, 2010 at 06:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I plan on releasing new versions for each tank class, including DK and Warrior.

    :-O <3 :-O

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    "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,

    and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."

  • Avatar of conundrum4000 conundrum4000 Aug 20, 2010 at 15:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm hesitant to make a new addon for DK's (or Warriors, for that matter) due to the closeness of Cataclysm and the impending changes thereof.

    After Cataclysm releases, and assuming I decide to play WoW again, I plan on releasing new versions for each tank class, including DK and Warrior.


  • Avatar of kearei kearei Jul 13, 2010 at 07:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome addon, i really like it, but i got one question, is it possible to make it announce on the raid when you cast Hand of Salvation/Freedom/Protection and Lay of Hands on yourself? Do i need to somehow edit the Core.lua file to get this working ?



Date created
Aug 31, 2009
Last update
Dec 14, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
  • frFR
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Curse link
Ardent Defender
Recent files
  • R: v2.22 for 6.0.3 Dec 14, 2014
  • R: v2.21 for 5.2.0 Dec 14, 2014
  • R: v2.20 for 5.2.0 Mar 18, 2013
  • R: v2.17 for 5.0.5 Oct 27, 2012
  • R: 2.16 for 5.0.4 Sep 07, 2012



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