MSBT In Action


  • Version 5.7.134 is updated to work with Warlord of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 and fixes the font preview issues.
  • If you are having issues with the fonts "resetting" on initial game load, update to Version 5.7.137.
  • Version 5.7.138 corrects issues with several triggers like Kill Shot and Hammer of Wrath.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Before posting a question, please see the FAQ list at MSBT's portal site. http://mikord.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=156&a=faq


MSBT is designed to be an extremely lightweight, efficient, and highly configurable mod that makes it easier to see combat information by scrolling the information on the screen in separate, dynamically creatable scroll areas. It is a replacement for Blizzard's Floating Combat Text and Damage output.


  • Lightweight and efficient design.
  • Scroll incoming damage/heals, outgoing damage/heals, and notifications in separate configurable scroll areas on the playing field.
  • Display player and pet cooldown completion alerts.
  • Display loot alerts with a total of how many are now in inventory.
  • Add triggers that will allow you to show notifications based on a variety of conditions.
  • Assign a sound file to play for events/triggers.
  • Dynamically create new scroll areas and assign any event/trigger to them.
  • Customize the position, size, animation style, enabled state, font style, font size, font outline, and opacity for each of the scroll areas.
  • Customize each individual event's color, font style, font size, font outline, opacity, output message, enabled state, and scroll area.
  • Set "Master Font" settings that will be inherited by all of the scroll areas and the events in them unless they are overridden at the scroll area or event level.
  • Merge AoE data into one event with cumulative damage/healing done with number of normal and crits specified.
  • Show overhealing amounts against yourself or party/raid members.
  • Color unit names according to their class.
  • Color damage amounts according to damage type.
  • Show partial effects (resists, absorbs, vulnerabilities, etc) colored according to type.
  • Filter output information with a full suite of spam controls.
  • Load on demand options.
  • For mod developers:
    • Output your own scrolling messages with the MikSBT.DisplayMessage function instead of having to create your own frame and animation code. You can also use your own font by first registering it with MSBT via the MikSBT.RegisterFont function.
    • Create custom animation styles.
    • See the included API.html file for reference information.

Supported Events:

  • Incoming:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, and Interrupts
    • Spell Resists
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Spell Resists
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Environmental Damage
  • Outgoing:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, Interrupts, and Evades
    • Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
  • Notification:
    • Buffs / Buff Stacks / Buff Fades
    • Debuffs / Debuff Stacks / Debuff Fades
    • Item Buffs / Item Buff Fades
    • Enter/Leave Combat
    • Power Gains and Losses
    • Alternate Power Gains and Losses
    • Chi Gains and Chi Full
    • Combo Point Gains and Combo Points Full
    • Holy Power Changes and Holy Power Full
    • Honor Gains
    • Reputation Gains and Losses
    • Skill Gains
    • Experience Gains
    • Killing Blows (Player and NPC)
    • Extra Attacks
    • Soul Shard Creation
    • Enemy Buff Gains
    • Monster Emotes
    • Player, Pet, and Item Cooldown Completions
  • Loot
    • Looted Items
    • Money Gains
  • Default Triggers:
    • All Relevant Classes - Low Health, Low Mana, Low Pet Health
    • Death Knight - Killing Machine, Rime, Shadow Infusion x5
    • Druid - Berserk, Clearcasting, Predator's Swiftness, Shooting Stars
    • Hunter - Kill Shot, Lock and Load
    • Mage - Brain Freeze, Clearcasting, Fingers of Frost, Missile Barrage
    • Monk- Elusive Brew x5, x10, x15, Mana Tea x20, Vital Mists x5
    • Paladin - Hammer of Wrath, The Art of War
    • Priest - Clearcasting, Shadow Orb x3
    • Rogue - Blindside
    • Shaman - Clearcasting, Lava Surge, Maelstrom Weapon x5, Tidal Waves
    • Warlock - Decimation, Molten Core, Nightfall
    • Warrior - Bloodsurge, Execute, Revenge, Sudden Death, Taste for Blood, Victory Rush


/msbtShows the options interface.
/msbt resetResets the current profile to the default settings.
/msbt disableDisables the mod.
/msbt enableEnables the mod.
/msbt versionShows the current version.
/msbt helpShows the command usage.

Version History:

See version history as MSBT's portal site. http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?&id=156&pageid=147

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  • Avatar of bluesrainy bluesrainy Oct 18, 2016 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    shadow priest's power source should be "insanity" MSBT shows it as "unknow" when player gain power

  • Avatar of dakhran dakhran Sep 08, 2016 at 00:59 UTC - 0 likes

    For the missing power types, I've edited my MSBTTriggers.lua to add the following, around line 885 or so:


    I've tested this fix with a balance druid and shadow priest, but I don't have a shaman to test Maelstrom out with.

  • Avatar of Betalaw Betalaw Aug 18, 2016 at 22:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @EST4life420: Go

    same here and i keep getting lua errors to

  • Avatar of EST4life420 EST4life420 Aug 09, 2016 at 23:46 UTC - 1 like

    think its a bug on the Events tab i see " Holy power" like 30 times in a row all marked. and i cant find the "Killing Blow (Player, NPC) " event anymore whats wrong? id like to use the killing blow event.

  • Avatar of zooloogorbonos zooloogorbonos Aug 06, 2016 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3290/lEapv2.jpg - unknown resource

    This is a Maelstrom. ( http://www.wowhead.com/spell=51505/lava-burst ) Maelstrom translated into Russian as the "энергия Водоворота"

  • Avatar of _3xist _3xist Mar 13, 2015 at 16:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @MomoGunz: Go

    Or even give us the option to display/merge multistrikes! would be really nice to have this spam gone.

  • Avatar of MomoGunz MomoGunz Mar 01, 2015 at 23:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Since multistrike hits are being logged it would be great to display them like critical hits. Example : 67000 (1 hit, 2 MS)

  • Avatar of EiniStein EiniStein Feb 03, 2015 at 17:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Ahoi, thanks for this great addon!

    One minor issue: Loot from Salvage boxes/bags is not shown.


  • Avatar of Cad1us Cad1us Dec 31, 2014 at 18:18 UTC - 0 likes


    How can I adjust MikScrollingBattleText to be like Blizzards default FCT [ Floating Combat Text ] settings ? Interface / Game / Floating Combat Text.

    I want it to show only numbers and nothing else, for heals and damage taken [ it scrolls up for FCT ]. And damage done [ also only numbers ]. Because damage done is occasionally hard to see, as boss / mobs tend to overlap it. That is why I tried MSBT, where you can put damage done frame where would you like.

    But it has too much information, I just want to move blizzards default damage done numbers somewhere else.

  • Avatar of IABallKickMe IABallKickMe Nov 27, 2014 at 17:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I get like a billion errors with this addon, strange that hardly anyone seems to report any problems with it.

    The error counter keep going up was like 60k errors once. Think I'll have to uninstall this addon.

    Date: 2014-11-27 19:07:32 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: ∞ Message: ..\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua line 660: attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'amount' (a boolean value) Debug: MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:660: MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:618 MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:1237: MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:1225


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