Single Target Mode
There's a few new modes in 2.4's version of Omen, which at first glance can be a bit overwhelming if you don't know what they are or how they work. That's why I'm here! Please note that the images below have been scaled down as to not break your browser, and Omen's scale is customizable in the game. Additionally, Omen may not appear identical to what it is below once it hits Live servers. Antiarc is constantly working on making it look better. Now, the goods:
is the Omen we all know and love. No further explanation needed. It is basically what we've been using this entire time except more accurate, especially in situations with multiple mobs that share the same name.
just gives a little breakdown of who is about to pull aggro
. It doesn't show a full threat list for any mob, but a very small summary of all of the mobs in combat. Potentially useful for healers that want only the top two in threat for everything in combat, for trash pulls or things of that sort.
has a display slightly different from the rest. Rather than displaying a threat list
for all mobs in combat, it has a color coded bar displaying your
threat on each mob. It's fairly easy to understand: A green bar means go, orange means slow, red means stop. If your bar is getting in the red, it is probably time to Ice Block
. This is also useful for Protection Paladins tanking in places like Mount Hyjal. If you're anything but red on the mobs you should be tanking, you're probably doing something wrong.
can take up quite a bit of screen space, but could turn out to be one of your most valuable tools on encounters such as Maulgar
, the Illidari Council, trash pulls, or just about any encounter in which there are multiple targets being tanked and/or DPS'd.
And there you go! Omen is still highly customizable. Very little has been removed from the original incarnation of Omen, so all of your old favorite features will still be there. Despite all the new bells and whistles, the CPU usage remains minimal. A few small things haven't made it in yet, such as the ability for Omen to collapse itself once combat ends, but Antiarc assures me that they will be there. Omen 2.0 is not yet available for download, but it's certainly shaping up to be good to go once the Sunwell Plateau
hits live servers.
Those of you who are interested in some of the more technical aspects of the new Omen should keep checking back
for further information. We won't let you down!