Power Auras Classic v4


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Power Auras Classic v4

Designed to give visual or audible cues to the user in response to in-game events, such as gaining buffs or debuffs. Types of cues range from simple texture displays to stack counters, timers to timer bars, and are fully user-configurable. Can be animated or have sounds attached as well.

If you upgraded to Power Auras 5, it is recommended that you remove it and restore your old WTF folder configuration files for PowerAuras if possible. If you did not upgrade to Power Auras 5, everything should work as normal.

The GTFO Addon will work with both Power Auras 4 and Power Auras 5 and no update is necessary.

Slash commands

  • "/pa" - Brings up the configuration menu.
  • "/powa" - Brings up the configuration menu.


What changed so far

  • The addon is fully updated for Mists of Pandaria, ids, spells, classes, power and instance types, api changes, etc.
  • Also the addon is going to properly work in older game clients too.
  • The addon's whole GUI menu got tweaked up, bugged parts are fixed.
  • Added new fonts, texture, sounds.
  • Fixed a lot of glitchy textures.
  • Recoded all texture to RLE loseless targa, which uses less memory. (When the addon show a texture, then the texture is going to stay compressed in the memory, the video card is going to decompress it, and it's going to stay uncompressed in the video card's cache.)
  • Added dropdowns to change the textures blend mode. (This function also replaces the removed "Glow" buttons functionality when set to "ADD".)
  • Added dropdowns to change the frame's and the texture's strata levels. (1 single texture can be placed on 8*20*4*15 = 9600 different strata levels.)
  • Added an option to use gradient colors for the texture, this function also works with the random color function properly.
  • Added an option to grayscale textures.
  • Added an option to display icons with rounded edges.
  • Added a function to rotate textures.
  • Every slider has an editbox now.
  • Every slider's value can be changed with mousewheel up/down, while the mouse is over a slider or it's editbox. (This function replaces the removed "-" and "+" buttons functionality.)
  • Cluthcy and bugged animations got fixed, their other parts got tweaked.
  • Added an option to show predefined, custom and custom unitid (player, target, focus, etc) type 3D Models from the game. This models can be animated, rotated, zoomed in/out, or moved inside of their frame, within all the other functions what textures has.
  • Sounds will be played when you test or hide and aura, if sound is assigned for that aura.
  • Millions of other smaller fixes and changes, see Changes or "!Changelog.txt" for details.

Showcase videos

Poll about future updates

Alpha and Beta change log

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  • Avatar of H0PE H0PE Oct 05, 2016 at 16:49 UTC - 0 likes


    I'm VERY confused.

    I've wanted to check it out, this was one of fav. old addon back then (years ago).

    Installed POWA4, Button Plugin. Started up game, it says dependency Power Auras. Installed PA, though I was surprised that last version is from 2011. How is that possible? Second: The addon doesn't work, throwing miriads of errors. Then I read something about PA5 I couldn't even find that just some really old panda version came up.

    I feel that some miscommunication is going on here, why do I need the 2011 version of PA?

    Don't really understand what is going on here.

    Also what is the supported bar environment that this addon works with? I'm using Goldpa's UI at the moment.

    Waiting for some enlightement. Thanks in advance, H0PE

  • Avatar of Kaeth Kaeth Sep 27, 2016 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm trying to show a graphic related to my Demon Spikes ability. It has to show when:

    1. I'm in Combat > can use the 'in combat' tick for this, no problem
    2. Demon Spikes buff is not currently active > i can track the buff for this, no problem
    3. The Demon Spikes ability has 1 or more stacks available > how do i test for stacks on an ability? it doesn't seem to be included as a test in the 'Activation by' section.


    Last edited Sep 27, 2016 by Kaeth
  • Avatar of drakmorin drakmorin Jul 23, 2016 at 20:26 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a significant issue with the latest version. In the 7.0.3 patch, they changed it so that any character can be any of the available specs. As a result, there is no longer a primary spec/secondary spec.

    This means that all of my specs see all of my auras. i.e. in my holy paladin spec I am seeing my tanking auras & my healing auras. There seems to be no way to make them spec specific - Have tried both settings. This glitch makes the addon pretty much unusable, as I end up with a mess of overlapping auras, many of which are for abilities that spec doesn't even have.

    To fix this, you would need to either:

    • Change the primary spec/secondary spec check boxes at the bottom of the window to spec 1, spec 2, spec 3
    • Re-enable the Tank, Healer, Melee DPS, Ranged DPS check boxes.

    Either of those changes would allow players to make their auras specific to certain specs.


  • Avatar of Enfling Enfling Jul 22, 2016 at 09:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Please, put in addon the new astral power for balance druids. Thanks.

  • Avatar of Resike Resike Aug 24, 2015 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @chlodoweg: Go

    Could you sreenshot this?

    Also you could try to use the Interface->AddOns->Power Auras Classic->Reset Editor Positions.

    Last edited Aug 24, 2015 by Resike
  • Avatar of chlodoweg chlodoweg Aug 17, 2015 at 17:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having trouble bringing up the controls for Power Auras. When I use /pa or /powa in the command line I just get a small window giving me the version number? How can I get to the controls?

  • Avatar of jozef3d jozef3d Mar 11, 2015 at 04:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I just put in a ticket for "Macro Modifier Key Causes Action Useable Auras to Prematurely Trigger."

  • Avatar of Resike Resike Dec 12, 2014 at 17:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @jibbit: Go

    Sure gonna be fixed.

  • Avatar of jibbit jibbit Dec 12, 2014 at 10:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure wether I'm going over ground that has already been covered and too many posts to check ! In WoD monks have now got empowered chi which gives a 6th chi but your auras don't give an option to display it they only go to 5. Would love it if you could fix this mate :)

    Haven't levevled my pally yet so I'm not sure wether it will get a 6th holy power and same for other classes might be worth looking into.

    Incidentally my whole raid experience revolves around this addon so I'm considering naming my first born after you !

    Thanks !

  • Avatar of Resike Resike Dec 07, 2014 at 23:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @kraxer: Go

    Just track the "Bloodsurge" buff proc on yourself as a "Buff".


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