Simple Threat Meter

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I'm out of here

This game has become too frustrating for me to play any more - so I wont be up-dateing this addon. I'm not the owner so I can't add you to the project
Players are nice - bugs are frustrating


Simple Threat Meter is a lightweight mod that displays your threat level on your current target as a bar. It's there when you want it to be and gone when you don't need it.

The bar displayed fills up from 0% to 100%. When it hits 100%, that's the point where you pull aggro off the tank.

This uses the BUILT-IN Blizzard threat values, so is guaranteed to be 100% correct, and is also based upon your distance to the target.


  • Displays threat in a single, visually pleasing, bar format.
  • Lightweight, uses Blizzard threat% values, rather than having to calculate all the time.
  • Now includes sounds! A number of configurable audio warnings for when your threat level is too high.
  • Horizontal or Vertical bar modes, with various layout options for text.
  • Threat bar coloured based upon your current threat. Goes from green, through yellow to red.
  • Has many built in sounds & textures, to make sure it can fit in with how you like your user interface to look. Supports sharedmedia.
  • Highly configurable display conditions: solo/group/raid; with pet; in/out of combat and many more.
  • Can be set to automatically disable when you activate certain talent builds, so it switches itself off when you're tanking, but is on when you're in a dps role.


To open the configuration panel, type the command: /stm or access through the standard add-ons configuration menu.

The configuration options themselves should be fairly clear.

The threat bars are also click-through when locked, meaning that they don't get in the way and stop you clicking on targets. You can also configure a transparency level, so you can see through the bars.


Omen does such a great job that I haven't seen many other threat meters developed, but with the complexity of some fights, I wanted something that doesn't take up much space on my screen and keeps me aware of my current threat level, but allows me to focus on the fight at hand.

So, Simple Threat Meter was born.

For reference, when using Omen or another threat meter, the values you need to be aware of:
110% - you will pull aggro from the tank if you are in melee range.
130% - you will pull aggro from the tank if you are further than melee.

With Simple Threat Meter, you just need to watch for 100%.


Q. Will you add support to show threat for multiple targets, such as offtanks or for my target's target for a healer?
A. No. That goes against the core design philosophy of this mod. It shows YOUR threat against what YOU are attacking.

Q. Can you make it so it goes up to 130%, as that's when I actually pull aggro.
A. Again, this is against the core design, that no matter whether you're at range or in melee, you only need to watch for the bar to go up to 100% to know where your danger level is.

Q. How did you get so much threat on a rabbit with out killing it ?
A. The images are just for the purposes of demonstration and I used a debug command to display an artificial level of threat for my target. :)

Q. I found a bug/want a change?
A. Please log them as a ticket at Please check if the same bug regport/feature request already exists

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  • Avatar of rjwilson01 rjwilson01 Jan 03, 2013 at 22:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Twopro: Go

    I'm not sure what your after - but the simple response is you can't. But tell me what the issue is/what change you want and I'll see what can be done
    FYI the threat bar is attached to the UIParent and from what I read it should be in the UIParents strata

  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Jan 03, 2013 at 07:41 UTC - 0 likes

    hey, how do i turn down the strata?

  • Avatar of spiralofhope spiralofhope Jan 02, 2013 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the update!


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Date created
Aug 16, 2008
Last update
Sep 10, 2013
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GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPLv3)
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