Wow Ace Review


Addon Author: cladhaire

SVN: Whats this

star4.gif– Overall rating
star5.gif– Healing/buffing classes


Click casting at it’s finest.

Click casting AFAIK all stared with CastParty by Danbo. CastParty create a small set of party health bars and allowed you to bind healing functions and other spells to your mouse buttons when you clicked on those health bars. For example you could bind casting an efficient heal, long casting time – mana efficient heal, to your Ctrl-Left mouse button and just simply Ctrl-Left click on anyone in your party that needed healing.

CastParty click healing was then extended to other unitframe addons where you could disable the CastPary health bars and click on the party/raid members in the other unit frame addon. Soon other addons also started to implement CastParty type click casting directly in their own addons via the own code. Danbo eventually dropped out of WoW and supporting CastParty. Others took it up but eventually it fell out of maintenance.

The next big step in click casting came in the form of AceHeal. AceHeal didn’t provide any UI at all but simply the functions to click cast and it hooked into other addons to do the click casting. The basic concept was to allow the player to choose any unit frame addon or simply use the default Blizzard unit frames and allow the user to click cast via them.

Neither CastParty or AceHeal ever provided a very good UI to actually bind the mouse buttons however.

Then along came Clique. Cladhaire tied into the spell book and extended it to finally give click casting a simple intuitive interface to bind the mouse buttons to various spells and other functions.

While I still havn’t gotten the hang of click casting for offensive spells IMHO Clique is a must have for anyone playing a healer/buffer char. There is nothing more intuitive than simply clicking on the health bar/name of the party/raid member that needs a heal, buff or cure.

Clique gets a dual rating simple because if you are playing a healing buffing class then IMHO it’s a must have. However when playing my mage, despite the couple of buffs and offensive click casting I just don’t find it a must have addon.

See it in Action

After you first load up WoW after installing Clique you won’t notice any change except for an extra tab added to your spell book.


When you click on that new tab button instead of changing your spell book page it opens the Clique options window right next to your spell book.


This is where you setup what your mouse clicks will do. As the help panel states it’s quite easy to setup. Simple click the spell you want to cast with the mouse click you want to use to cast it. IE hold the shift key down and left click a spell in your spell book and clique will assign Shift+LeftButton to that spell including spell rank. If you want to cast the highest possible rank of a spell instead of a specific rank just select the spell in the Clique options window above and click the Max Button.

Clique has smart max spell rank casting in that it will downgrade the spell rank if the target of the spell is lower level. In other words you won’t get that annoying message stating your target is too low a level. Making buffing a breeze!

You’ll also notice Clique can have different binding based on the reaction or condition of the target. IE Shift-LeftButton might be an offensive spell when clicking on a hostile target but a Heal when clicking on a friendly target. There is also a set for Out of Combat and Dead for simple click resing.


Clicking the New or edit button in the main options page changes to the above. This lets you write custom macros to be executed when mouse clicking. If you right click in the large edit box the above popup menu appears giving you a bunch of predefined macros to get you started.

  • Clique:CastSpell() – casts a spell. This makes it easy to add the actual casting of a spell inside of a macro.
  • Clique:UnitMenu() – will popup the blizzard default unit menu that you normally get when right clicking on a unit. Useful if you want to use right clicking for something else so you can still get at the standard unit menu via a mouse click of your choice.
  • Clique:CureAny() – Will cast a cure on a friendly target. No need to assign different cures to different keys. Clique is smart enough to know what it is you can cure and match it up to what ales your target.
  • Clique:TargetUnit() – simply targets the selected unit. Useful if you want to use left clicking for something of your own and reassign the default left clicking behaviour to some other mouse click.
  • Clique:AssistUnit() – Some nice and easy assisting now.

The next two come from the included plugin HealSelect. As previous stated earlier incarnations of click casting focuses on healing. Clique focuses more on click casting itself then being a healers helper. However you simply can’t avoid the fact that click casting is a natural fit to healing. There has always been a lot of controversy over healing addons/macros that do things like save mana, select healing ranks or heal spells etc. Personal opion aside if you have an objection to these functions just don’t use them or delete the plugin in the Clique\Plugins directory.

  • Clique:EfficientHeal() – efficient heal will cast your longer castig time more mana efficient heals. It looks at your targets health and what the your spells heal for and selects one just high enough to take your target to full health.
  • Clique:EmergencyHeal() – does the same as EfficientHeal only with your quicker casting emergency heal spells.

You might notice the Instant heals missing that other click casting heal addons have. Simply put there is no need for them here. Instant heals are all heal over time spells that other addons would cast your max rank of anyway thus normal Clique functions already do that. There is no need for a cure function here since CureAny is part of the base code also.

There are some additional tweaks you can add to your macros to adjust how the healing works to say take into account your plus healing bonuses from worn items. Please look over the forums at for more info on that.

Unit Frame addons supported

This is a constantly changing list so please review the current list that comes with Clique or the forums for up to date info.

  • AcePerl
  • agUnitFrames
  • ArcHUD
  • AUF
  • Blizzard Raid Frames
  • Blizzard Unit Frames
  • CT Raid Assist
  • DUF
  • EasyRaid
  • HeallersAssist
  • MarsRaid
  • MiniGroup2 64PRE
  • NeedyList
  • NUFBeta
  • oRA Main Tank
  • oUF
  • PCUF
  • Perfect Raid
  • PRT
  • Sage
  • Squishy
  • WatchDog
  • XPerl
  • XRaid

As you can see that’s a pretty impressive list. Clique plugin system makes it quite easy for both Clad or unit frame authors to add Clique support to unit frame addons.

Posted: 8/15/2006



  1. Hello, I can’t get the efficient or emergency heals to work. I go into the custom box and click either Clique:EfficientHeal() or Clique:EmergencyHeal()but what next?

    If I just leave it like that, assign a click to it and then try to use it it does nothing. I also tried like, “Clique:EfficientHeal(‘Healing Touch’) but that doesn’t work either.

    How do I get efficient heal to work for my druid? What coding or script do I have to enter in the box? I would like to have this option working, Thanks.

    Comment by Khameleon — September 28, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  2. You had it set right to begin with. Since the healing code is checkng your current health and you are most likly “testing” while you have full health it doesn’t do anything since you have no damage to heal. Go out and take a few hits and try it again.

    Comment by Thirsterhall — September 28, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  3. WTB Support for OzRaid!

    Comment by Bloody — September 30, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

  4. I think the new release of x-perl stopped this great addon from working …

    Comment by sad_story — October 8, 2006 @ 10:57 am

  5. I’m having trouble getting the Clique:UnitMenu() function to activate.

    I’ve made a new custom binding with the key alt + RMB and set the script area to read only


    but alt right clicking has no effect. is there some coding that I am missing?

    Comment by Storm — November 22, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

  6. I’m having the same problem as Storm. I have the defult right click set up as shift+right click, but nothing happens…

    Comment by Mark Mercer — November 23, 2006 @ 3:34 am

  7. This add-on is f***ing awesome. abolishWith the decursive nerf, just bound my cures, and hold the appropriate modifier and click away on my raid frames. If Decursive requires and IQ of 10, this requires and IQ of 30 (you actually have to click something, lol)

    Also great for raid healing. I have a rank 5 HT, and ‘juve bound up, so healing is a breeze now, just point and click. Great for spreading heals around (with hot stacking, now there’s no excuse to let those mages and rogues die 😦 )

    Comment by Eulynn — December 18, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

  8. Does this work with Photek?

    Comment by Fumiko — December 26, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

  9. lodine


    Trackback by lodine — February 3, 2007 @ 9:43 am

  10. I have an old version working, but like to point my guildmemebers to a download site and cant find any? Has the project dropped? Changed name? Help please. Greatest addon ever!
    /Vitvaexa, drood, Thunderhorn-EU

    Comment by Vitvaexa — March 4, 2007 @ 6:12 am

  11. Download:

    Comment by Anomaly — May 13, 2007 @ 1:22 am

  12. Felicidad CD5


    Trackback by Felicidad CD5 — June 11, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  13. Light and Magic


    Trackback by Light and Magic — June 11, 2007 @ 8:02 pm

  14. Nenia C\’alladhan


    Trackback by Nenia C\'alladhan — June 11, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

  15. I cant get mouse buttons 4 5 and 6 to work with my reaper gaming mouse. Anyone else have this problem?

    Comment by moribund — July 15, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

  16. naber

    Comment by ozkan — July 15, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

  17. Hi,
    with the lastest patch Clique stoped to work with ag_unitframe. You can’t anymore clic on a bar to heal the player. U must target it. But at this point it become useless.

    Do you think there will be a soonish release to fix that problem? Thanks.


    Comment by kodyfile — September 26, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

  18. I love Clique. But I have a question:

    If you assign say right click to cast shield. How do you then right click to say change loot options, etc?

    Comment by James Smith — September 28, 2007 @ 11:45 am

  19. if you bind a right/left click without a shift/control/alt/whatever modifier on it.. it will disable the blizzard function of the clicks. so left click will no longer target, and right click will no longer have a drop down option ability. just use a modifying key.

    Comment by blahblaj — November 7, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

  20. mitsubishi 4g64


    Trackback by mitsubishi 4g64 — November 8, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

  21. I LOVE Clique! But I have a small but irritating problem with it. When I first installed it, I placed its visual piece in a specific place in my screen, where it is best for me to view its operation (the clique cast bar thingy). But for some unknown reason, it has reset its position to the bottom of my screen, where it gets in the way of other things.

    HOW do I reposition the clique cast bar without going all the way back and reinstalling clique afresh?

    Thanks for any help!


    Comment by Michael — December 18, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

  22. Never mind I was thinking of VisualHeal Doh! lol

    Comment by Michael — December 18, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

  23. I can not get grid to show up in my Clique frame options. I updated a bunch of mods and now Grid is not a option. What should I do?

    Comment by Cleo — January 5, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  24. to level to 1 to 10 in an hour click here

    Comment by justin — April 22, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

  25. I am trying to setup Clique with X-Pearl raid frames. I noticed that when I click on a frame it heals me instead of the target. I then noticed that I basically have to double click the frame. by this I mean Left click the frame then shift-left click the frame again to get the heal to cast. Is this correct? I know that with Lifebloomer I just have to click once on a frame to get a heal to cast. Am I doing something wrong?

    Comment by Alariwild — October 1, 2008 @ 10:19 am

  26. […] if you do go down the Clique road like Mystic Chicanery, WowAce has a Clique overview, which is a good place to start for that […]

    Pingback by How to Grid - part 1 « BobTurkey’s WoW Blog — December 10, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  27. Do the Clique:EfficientHeal and Clique:CureAny functions still work in the latest version, if so how?

    Comment by Apathia — February 20, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

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