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11-14-2011 @ 11:09AM
Q4tQ:How in the heck do I decipher anything from the combat log? I've used World of Logs, and DeathNote to look at the information, but sometimes I play alts that have minimal add-ons , and when I try to take a look at the combat log to see what hit/killed me, it is incredibly difficult to sort things out. Any ideas?
11-14-2011 @ 11:29AM
If all you're interested in is why you died, recount has a nice "Deaths" tab that shows you what happened to your character (or party members) in the 15 or so seconds prior to their untimely demise. The mod "fatality" also will announce in party/raid the immediate cause of a person's death if you're into instant feedback.
11-14-2011 @ 12:30PM
You absolutely need some sort of addon to figure out what killed you. I agree with the poster above, go for recount. (I also like recount for leveling as it gives you quantitative feedback on your character damage or healing progression.) Trying to simply look through the combat log to figure it out is just not worth it. If you really don't want to see your dps from recount, just hide it, or keep it on the "Deaths" tab.
11-14-2011 @ 12:42PM
Skada also has a nice easy-to-read "Deaths" tab, which allows you to look at anyone in your group's death, and see what got them and what led up to their death in the preceeding moments. Skada has settled a lot of debates in my raids. "I didn't stand in that!""Says here you took 3 ticks of it over 9 seconds, and the healers couldnt' keep up with that.""Oh. Shit. I'm sorry. I'll do better next time."
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