SexyCooldown: One of my New Favorite Addons

Update: I just realized posted a feature on this addon six days ago. Honest to god, I had no idea… Not only that, it had the same title as my post (which I’ve since changed). I actually originally got the idea from watching Kripparian’s video on NeedToKnow. I thought that writing a brief post about what I’m using would be a good idea. Oh well… guess I should be a little more current on other WoW blogs. 😳

In my ongoing pursuit of UI perfection, I’ve settled upon another addon that’s now cemented itself into my on screen array of mods. This is of course, SexyCooldown.

Many of you are probably already familiar with this addon, but for those that are not, SexyCooldown is yet another cooldown monitor. So what’s different about it you ask..?

Well, for one, it’s a logarithmic cooldown bar timer much like ForteXorcist. Instead of showing cooldown bar timers, hourglass and/or numeric counters, SexyCooldown provides a bar with a graphical interface that shows all of your items and abilities that are on cooldown.

As items and abilities go on cooldown, they appear on the bar, riding down towards the other end, and accelerating as they near closer to completion. In other words, a long ability cooldown such as Rapid Fire, will sit at the end of the bar making its way very slowly down. Where as the shorter cooldown of Furious Howl will ride the bar much faster.


I’ve tried this addon in the past, as well as ForteXorcist, but never really saw the need. However, with the five bazillion procs that I now have due to gear, I find it invaluable. One of the things that sets SexyCooldown apart from the rest of the cooldown monitors, is that it shows you internal cooldowns.

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BM PvP Guide – Part 3: Shot priority and other ponderings


Welcome to the long overdue latest installment of my series on BM PvP. This post was actually scratched out in December, but never quite finished. Anyway, I revisited it, added a couple things, groomed it a little bit, and voila! A new post! 🙂

So, without further ado… let’s get to it.

While not as cut and dry as PvE shot priorities for hunters, there are some basic fundamentals to the best PvP shot selection. This of course varies, depending upon the encounter, but there are some basic rules of thumb that I want to go over in this post.

My intention here is just to examine the shots available to us BM hunters, and to demonstrate how important and useful they are in PvP situations. There is no “magic kill rotation”, so decisions on which shots to use need to be made on the fly. Hopefully my post will help shed some light on those choices.

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Hunter Basics: Explosive Shot

Explosive Shot

Explosive Shot is the signature ability of the survival tree. However, I often find that many hunters are unaware of how and when to properly use it, especially in the event of a Lock and Load proc.

Until Kill Shot becomes available (once the kill target is at or below 20% health), Explosive Shot is the number one priority shot. In other words, its cast should not be delayed for anything. Many players have the wrong impression, thinking that Black Arrow and/or Serpent Sting should be applied first in order to further buff the shot. This is incorrect. Delaying Explosive Shot for any shot besides Kill Shot results in a DPS loss.

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Deathbringer’s Will

Greetings again all you intrepid hunters. With your permission I’ll be sidestepping my usual exotic hunter tanking topics to discuss the much more mainstream subject of hunter DPS. The focus of today’s journey is a little toy I managed to snag a couple weeks ago, the trinket, Deathbringer’s Will. For those of you in the know, this drops from Deathbringer …

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So… Why didn’t I get a raid invite?

As a raid leader, part of my job is to choose who comes on a raid and who sits in Dalaran waiting in the random heroic PuG queue. At first glance, this sounds like a glamorous job that everyone should aspire to in the game of WoW. I almost always get to go on the raid. I can choose who …

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