Best WoW Classic Season of Discovery Addons

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Best WoW Classic Season of Discovery Addons

Here's a selection of some of the Best WoW Classic Season of Discovery Addons. While some argue they ruin the authenticity of Classic, for others it makes the game playable.

Season of Discovery is just an alternative way to play Classic WoW, so any addons that work with Classic will work here. With Classic being out for nearly two years now, we head into Season of Discovery with a diverse selection of addons to look at.

In this guide, we’ll look at some key areas of focus. From questing and maps to professions and UI and most things in between. We’ll focus on one main selection and give some details while offering up at least one alternative.

NOTE: All addons listed support Season of Discovery or have confirmed Season of Discovery release updates, unless specifically stated.

Best WoW Classic Season of Discovery Addons Questing Addon –Questie

Picture the scene; you load up Classic, ready to go on your first big adventure. You speak to that quest giver, who sends you off to kill some Kobolds. But, you’re not 100% sure what way north is or what a cave looks like. So you quickly check your map for a rough location, maybe a few dots to see where to go. But wait… there’s nothing there, you’re alone without guidance. Thankfully, Questie has your back and is here to save the day.

A screenshot from World of Warcraft Classic, showing a map with the Questie add-on.
It’s a good job I had this addon, as I have no idea what a Golem is.

Thankfully, Questie fixes all that reading quest text nonsense (don’t worry, you’ll still do a lot wrong even with Questie if you don’t read quests). But by providing you with some of those missing map features, Questie gives you a lot of the functionality you’re missing from retail. Questie isn’t perfect, but it's the best at what it does outside of paying for something.

Alternative – Guidelime is an alternative but does require you to find individual guides that fit what you want.

Best Season of Discovery Classic Loot addon – Atlas Loot

Atlas Loot is an essential addon for those of us who dream of getting all those shiny purple items from raids. We can look longingly into the future and proclaim, “I will have that hat”. While Atlas Loot won’t increase your drop rate, it will help you decide what dungeons to prioritize. If you’re a tank, it can even help you avoid bosses that don’t drop tanking loot, because you’re the tank and people have to do what you say after all.

An inventory page from World of Warcraft Classic with the Atlas Loot add-on.
If you just look at the Judgement Crown long enough, you might just get it.

The addon isn’t just for dungeons, either. It will list all loot from factions, crafting sets, PvP, and all raid tier sets. There’s not really an alternative to Atlas Loot, either. Honestly, that’s it. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Best Season of Discovery Classic Damage and Threat Meter addons –Details! & TinyThreat 

We’ve included these two together because it’s a case of one addon doing both jobs. Over the years, Details! Has gone ahead of its damage meter competition, which is good because that’s what the addon is for. Addons like Recount used to be the most popular, but after dropping support in retails, Details! has come out swinging. With the release of Classic, Details! made the move and has become a firm favorite of the scene.

A damage chart from the Details! add-on for a World of Warcraft Classic fight .
If you use this in Classic Season of Discovery you’ll mostly be seeing purple and green. Don’t worry that’s not a bug; those classes are just that good.

As for TinyThreat, this is one where you might prefer a specific addon rather than a plugin. But for ease of use, by using the TinyThreat plugin, you can simply make a new details window, as the TinyThreat addon comes with Details!

Click the cogwheel on details and select create window > on the cogwheel again, go to plugins and select TinyThreat. If you don’t see plugins, head to the Details! Options menu and head to “Plugin Management” and select Tiny Threat.

Alternative – Recount for damage meters and Omen for threat.

Best Season of Discovery Classic Map addon –Atlas

Map addons are another common in Classic due to the aforementioned Questie addon. Atlas, and its many variations, are nearly essential when it comes to displaying things in Classic. Dungeons and Battlegrounds are major exceptions for maps in Classic, with the areas completely hidden except for the minimap.

A map of Blackrock Mountain in Wow Classic is shown with the Atlas add-on.

The addon isn’t quite as good as what the retail client map is able to show, Atlas, alongside Atlas Loot gives you a fantastic look at dungeons, battlegrounds, and world locations. It’s a crucial addon for some, especially those coming from retail WoW and needing to feel a little more at home.

Alternative – Cartographer

Best Season of Discovery Classic User Interface addon –Titan Panel

One of the most powerful addons in Classic, Titan Panel adds a small bar to the top of your screen but it displays so much useful information. The addon can display lots of information such as your location, gold, repair status, and how many bag slots you’re using. Another aspect is that Titan Panel will move addons from clustering your minimap and put them onto the bar instead.

A sign of a required addon is normally when Blizzard merges it into the live game. Atlas Loot, Atlas Map, and Titan Panel are all addons that saw use in the live client. While Titan Panel was only used for one expansion (WoD) for the Garrison, it proves how simple that little information bar was. The other way of knowing you’re using a good addon is when an entire category on Curseforge is named after it.

Best Season of Discovery Classic Auction Addon –Auctionator ClassicFix

Auctionator is one of the most popular addons to make the very clunky auction house in Classic a lot more usable. The standard UI for auctions is… less than ideal, and if you’re used to the now improved retail version, then Classic is a tough ask. As you can see below, Auctionator is a great fix for this and allows you to list auctions quickly as well as tracking historic data.

A screenshot of the WoW Classic auction house with the Auctionator ClassicFix add-on. WotLK Classic best addons

A simple Alt + Left Click will place your item or stack it into the left window and scan the auction house for other listings. You can also search for an item and rather than listing it, instead buy the listings (the large bottom box). It’s not perfect, and the addon is a fan edit of the retail version, but while it’s still supported it remains the most usable.

Alternative – TradeSkillMaster – A much more powerful alternative to Auctionator but one that requires a lot more understanding to use and come to terms with.

Prat 3.0 – Prat is a powerful addon that helps to filter out some of the spam you see in chat.

Postal – Postal does a lot of things, but it basically makes your interactions with the mailbox a lot easier. Better bulk mail opening, logging your past mail interactions and making sure you’re not mailing the wrong person.

OneBag3 – The addon does basically what it suggests. It consolidated your bags down into one giant bag, allowing you to search your bags and color your items based on their rarity.

GatherMate2 – GatherMate tracks all your Ore and Herb pickups and displays them on your map. If you want some extra help, you can also download a GatherMate data pack, the one from Wowhead is a good start.

WeaponSwingTimer – An addon that is crucial for anyone playing melee or hunter. Make sure not to clip your auto-attacks and ranged casts. While the addon is less useful for casters it’s a very powerful little bar.

What's Training – You might want to make sure any spells you train are worth it. Using this addon you can make sure to get the correct levels of all the spells you need.

Best WoW Classic Season of Discovery Addons
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.