What is this?
A minimalistic halo range display. Now with full support for Cascade and Divine Star.
What is minimalistic is the display on screen, the engine is solid and CPU friendly. See below for more informations.
How it works?
It's a tiny frame (scalable and movable) of three icons that change, hide or show according to the range between you and your target (friendly or not) and/or the unit you are mouse hovering (friendly or not).
Halo No target
Closer than 15 yards
Between 15 and 20 yards
Between 20 and 25 yards
Between 25 and 30 yards
Further than 30 yards
Cascade No target
Between 0 and 35 yards
Between 35 and 40 yards
Further than 40 yards
Divine Star No target
Between 0 and 20 yards
Between 20 and 25 yards
Further than 25 yards
Movable When the frame is movable
More informations and FAQ
Why using 20-25 range as the accurate one when you can use 25-28? After some testing, from me and friends, it was clearly stated that the hardest hits from Halo came from that 20-25 range when just entering in it from the 25-30.
While you are talking about that 25-30 range, why not using 25-28? It just give you more time to react. Running through the 25-28 range was to fast.
With Wow API you can only check if you are in range from a specific unit to cast a specific spell (or an item that got a spell). And there is spells or items for melee, 5, 9, 10 ,11, 15, 20 ,25, 28, 30 ,35 ,40 yards, and some others after that. This is why the addon cannot be 100% accurate, it knows you are in the 20-25 by checking if you are not in range for a 20 yards spell and if you are in range for a 25 yards spell.
Knowing this it become clear that the 20-25 range is the accurate one, in the 25-30 range you will never be at 25 yards, and when you will get use to it, finding the best range is very easy. You know that when coming from the 25-30 range you will have to stop really fast, and when coming from the 15-20 you will have to travel a little further.
This also explain why Divine Star uses the 15-20 yards range as the accurate one, in the 20-25 it can fail as it travels 24 yards before returning to you.
There is a "Halo Minimalistic" category within the AddOns tab in the Blizzard interface options frame.
Those two commands are available and need to be typed in the chat input box: "/halomini" and "/hm". "/hm" is just a shorter version of "/halomini".
- With no argument it will toggle the movable state of the frame.
- "/hm config" Open the configuration panel.
- "/hm reset" Reset the frame position to the center of the screen.
Feedback & help
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