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Brewmaster Weak Auras

There aren’t many addons out there for Brewmasters out there, but you can use my Weak Auras if you’re desperate for some (sorely needed) customization.

There was a major update in March 2013, so if you downloaded my auras from before then, they will look a bit different now.

Latest Updates

July 17, 2014 – Added new stagger aura, updated pictures.
Jun 9, 2014 – Updated Pastebin strings and lua file, hopefully to fix some of the errors people will having. New auras have a slightly different layout than what’s shown in the screenshots.
Dec 29, 2013 – Updated screenshots, aura strings, added Pastebin links, and links to WeakAuras2. Added Healing CD Group. The original WA has been abandoned and development for the addon continues with WA2. Currently these auras work for both, but I recommend upgrading before the original WA stops working. Follow the instructions here to upgrade.

Known Issues

  • Some auras must be modified to work with non-English clients.
  • Some people experience problems with size and animation with the glow for the Keg Smash/Energy Bar aura. I can’t reproduce this myself, but others have reported changing the dimensions of the glow aura to a square will fix the animation problems (though it won’t look as pretty). My hunch is that it’s a graphics card issue, so when reporting the problem please include your graphics card info.
  • If reporting an issue: Please include any of the following: screenshots, reproducible steps, weak auras version, operating system, screen resolution, graphics card, and/or error logs (Download Bug Grabber and BugSack for good error reporting). As a warning, these auras work for me so it’s pretty unlikely I can fix your issue, though I keep a record of all issues so that I can keep them in mind next time I redesign.

Table of Contents

  1. Stagger
  2. Shuffle / Blackout Kick
  3. Keg Smash and Energy Bar
  4. Chi Bars
  5. Guard
  6. Elusive Brew
  7. Level 30 Healing Talents
  8. Expel Harm
  9. Cooldown Group
  10. Healing Cooldown Group
  11. Notice Group
  12. Vengeance
  13. Stagger Percentage
  14. Download, Installation, and Customization


  • Displays a bar which displays stagger as a percentage of your max health.
  • Also includes textual representation.
  • Color of bar matches intensity (green, yellow, red).
  • Includes Healing Elixirs icon when talented into it (since Purifying Brew will activate the heal).
  • Note: May be a memory hog.

Copy Stagger string Here (Pastebin)

Shuffle / Blackout Kick

  • Displays duration of Shuffle in seconds.
  • Icon is red and opaque when the buff is missing, yellow and semi-transparent when it’s about to fall off, green and nearly-transparent when the duration is very high, and normal at other times.

Copy Shuffle string Here (Pastebin)

Keg Smash and Energy Bar

  • Displays a small progress bar and timer when Keg Smash is on cooldown.
  • When Keg Smash is off cooldown, the energy bar will glow.
  • Note: There is a bug where some graphics cards render the glow as a giant square instead of a squat rectangle. I unfortunately don’t have a fix for this. :(

Copy Keg Smash and Energy Bar string Here (Pastebin)

Chi Bar

  • Displays a maximum of five Chi as a rainbow of rectangles.
  • If you have Chi Brew talented, will display a timer icon in place of the fifth Chi.

Copy Chi Bar string here (Pastebin)


  • When Guard is available, displays the predicted shield amount.
  • When Guard is active, displays the remaining shield amount.
  • Displays Guard’s cooldown as a bar.

Copy Guard string here (Pastebin)

Elusive Brew

  • If Elusive Brew is not active, displays the stacks.
  • If active, displays the remaining duration of the buff.
  • Glows if near the 15 stack cap.
  • If Healing Elixirs is talented, displays a small icon when heal is ready.

Copy Elusive Brew string here (Pastebin)

Level 30 Healing Talents

  • Displays cooldown and availability of whichever healing talent you have selected.
  • The Chi Wave aura will glow when it’s available.
  • The Zen Sphere aura will glow when the heal over time effect is not active on you.

Copy Healing Talents string here (Pastebin)

Expel Harm

  • Displays remaining cooldown on Expel Harm and whether it’s usable.

Copy Expel Harm string here (Pastebin)

Cooldown Group

  • Grouping and consolidation of the many defensive cooldowns available to brewmasters.
  • Shows the icon and remaining cooldowns of the following abilities: Dampen Harm (when talented), Diffuse Magic (when talented), Fortifying Brew, and Zen Meditation.
  • It’s a dynamic group, which means that the icons move around to make space for the rest of the auras in the group.

Copy Cooldown Group string here (Pastebin)

Healing Cooldown Group

  • Tracks healing abilities such as Healthstone, Healing Elixirs (if talented), and Gift of the Naaru (if Draenei).

Copy Healing Cooldown Group string here (Pastebin)

Notice Group

  • Displays an icon for Ox Statue when it’s not active.
  • Displays an icon for Touch of Death when it’s usable.
  • Displays an icon for Tiger Palm with Tiger Power is missing or about to fall off.

Copy Notice Group string here (Pastebin)


  • Displays the amount of attack power you’ve gained through vengeance.
  • Tiny and very simple.

Copy Vengeance string here (Pastebin)

Stagger Percentage

  • Displays your current stagger percentage by adding together your master, Shuffle, Tier 15, and others.

Copy Stagger Percentage string here (Pastebin)

Download, Installation, and Customization

To import the above auras, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Weak Auras 2 addon if you haven’t already.
  2. Log into WoW and type “/wa” to open the addon.
  3. Click “New”, then “Import”
  4. Copy-paste the strings I provided above into the entry box.
  5. A small window will appear at the bottom-middle of your screen with a description of the import. Approve the import and it should work as described immediately.

If you just want to use everything here (plus some), follow these steps:

  1. Download the Weak Auras 2 addon if you haven’t already.
  2. Download my latest WeakAuras.lua (right click –> save as).
  3. Save this file in your WoW directory, under World of Warcraft/WTF/YOUR-ACCOUNT-NAME/SavedVariables/.
  4. Start the game and all these auras should appear when they’re supposed to.

To customize an aura, please follow my guide on changing the size and position of a Weak Aura.