How I set up Srendarr

How I set up Srendarr

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how to track your buffs&debuffs efficiently in ESO? The addon Srendarr is one of the most popular ways to do so and is clean and simple. However, it can be a bit tricky to set up properly, especially for the first time. In this post, I detail the way I set up Srendarr on my characters. I chose to use my Templar healer as an example, but this is also how I set it on my other healing classes and on my damage dealers.

The structure of this post follows the settings of Srendarr in-game (click on the links for fast travel to the section).

1. General structure and settings
2. Filters
3. Aura Display
4. Group Buffs
5. Profiles

 

1. General structure and settings

An introduction to Srendarr

Let us start with the basics. Srendarr has 10 different display windows labeled “Display Window [1-10]“, in which you can display all the buffs and debuffs that interest you. In my case, I only use two of these display windows: Display Window [1] and Display Window [5] (it doesn’t matter which window you choose). I like having them like this

In Display Window [1], I track my AoEs and “lesser” buffs. In Display Window [5], I track my more important buffs. I found that this display works well for me as it allows me to focus more on the important buffs while keeping an eye on the rest. We will see now how to get a similar display.

Positioning

Start with going to Srendarr settings in the Addon settings menu. The first thing we want to do is move the windows around to have them positioned roughly as in the screenshot above. Clicking on “unlock”

allows you to move and drag the elements around. We want to pick any two windows (in my case, as I said, [1] and [5], but feel free to pick whatever), and move them roughly like this

Your Windows may not be growing in the direction you want, but we will deal with this later.

General Settings

My general settings look like this

As you can see, in the Aura Control section, I disabled everything except Ground Targets (AoEs, which are displayed in Window [1]). The reason for this is that I want to track only the buffs and debuffs that I choose (and that I will whitelist later). However, in pretty much every class/spec, I like to track Ground Targets so I kept this one.

In the General Options section, the only thing I modified is that I set my Group and Raid Aura Mode to use Lui Extended, which is my group frame addon. More on that later.

Now that we covered the basics, we move to the most important tab in Srendarr: filters.

2. Filters

This tab is where we set exactly what we want to track.

Global Aura Blacklist

In the first section of Srendarr, we can blacklist some abilities that are tracked by default with Ground Abilities. The screenshot above shows these abilities. I do not wish to track Healing Springs or Illustrious, as I just find it clutters my screen. Energy orb track the AoE left by the orb, which is pretty useless too, and Combat Prayer doesn’t track the Minor Berserk buff, but rather a weird AoE, which I why I removed it. Note that, on my dd characters, I also have Rearming Trap in that list.

Buff and AoE assignments

In this section, we select the buffs that we want to track (AoEs are already covered since we are tracking Ground Abilities!). My settings look like this

As I said before, in Display Window [1], I display my less important buffs. I don’t have that much in there on my Templar, but here are some examples of what I am tracking on other characters:

  • Necromancer Healer: Summoner’s Armor.
  • Magicka Sorcerer: Boundless Storm, Power Surge.
  • Warden Healer: Deceptive Predator, Blue Betty, Living Trellis.

In Display Window [5], I display my most important buffs. Powerfull Assault is a remnant of when I was using this set. I track Minor Sorcery on my Templar to make sure that it’s up (I would track Minor Prophecy on a Sorcerer, etc). Minor Berserk is here to track Combat Prayer, and I like to track Major Courage to make sure I have it up as much as possible. On my Necro Healer, I also track the Spirit Guardian here. On a DD, I track in addition to those Minor Force.

Debuff assignments

In this section, we select the debuffs that we want to track. As a healer, I don’t track many debuffs with Srendarr as I already have most of them covered by Untaunted (Elemental Drain, Power of the Light, Minor Vulnerability, Crusher, Weakening, and so on).

As for my debuffs, I like to have less important debuffs in Display Window [1]. On a Stamina DD, I would add Poison Injection to that list. In Display Window [2], I like having more important debuffs. On a Magicka Sorcerer, for example, I have Daedric Prey on that list.

Note that the setting “Only Player Prominent 1/2 Debuffs” means that, if it is ON, it will show only the debuffs in list 1/2 that you applied YOURSELF. For example, on a Magicka Sorcerer, I want to track only my own Daedric Prey, so I must have that on. If you wanted to track, say, Off-Balance, you want to have that turn that setting OFF to make sure you see Off-Balance no matter who applied it.

We move on to the Aura Display tab, which enables us to modify the appearance of our trackers. I discuss Group Buff tracking at the end of this post.

3. Aura Display

In this section, I  share the settings that I have for Display Window [1]. Similarly, you can customize the settings of any display window.

Make sure to turn “Reverse Countdown Direction” OFF if you want the window to be “mirrored”, as it is the case for me in Display Window [5]. The rest of these settings are mostly a matter of preference, make sure to play with them to see what you prefer.

4. Group Buffs

Finally, a lot of people have asked me how I track Minor Berserk (Combat Prayer) on my group frames. I use LuiExtended group frames, and my tracking looks like this

Tracking Group Buffs with Srendarr is possible if you use Vanilla, FTC, LuiExtended or Bandit group frames. Make sure you select the one you’re using in the General Options tab. Then, in the filters tab, select the buff you want to track

and make sure to turn “Enable Group Buffs” ON. Finally, you can modify in Aura Display the appearance of the tracker. As an example, here are my settings.

5. Profiles

Congratulations, you did it!:) As a final word, let us talk about the “Profiles” tab. This enables you to copy your Profile on a different character. Say you just spent 30 minutes setting Srendarr on your Templar healer, and you would like to have a similar setup on your Warden healer: you can just copy your Templar healer profile and modify the appropriate skills.

And that is it! The first time you set up Srendarr may take you quite a bit, but it is worth it and it will go much, much faster when you create a new character :)! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

 



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