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This addon requires TensorCore! Make sure you have that installed from the Minion store.

This addon DOES NOT HEAL. Please use TensorReactions for healing; it provides by far the most customizable and efficient healing system. No ACR will ever heal as well as reactions can.

For optimal performance, you must set your pulse rate to 50ms or lower. As such, this addon, by default, will set your pulse rate to 50. You can disable this in RikuAST > Options > High Performance Mode. You also need to have less than 80 ping if you want high parses.

RikuAST is an extremely optimized PvE Astrologian DPS Shadowbringers combat routine that is highly customizable and intended for high-level play. With optimal gear, it is effortless to parse and rank in the top 30. My testers even reached rank 1 with this ACR and with minimal interaction.

RikuAST also features an innovative hotbar that will allow you to control the acr exactly how you want to. You press the button, and it uses the skill. Knockback coming in? Press the arm's length button, and you will be good to go. RikuAST will weave the ability as soon as possible without interrupting your rotation, all at the click of a button. No more spamming the ability and fighting with the ACR. It just works.


Some more notable features exclusive to RikuAST:

  • Mouseover Healbars, they use the in-game party frames for minimal clutter. They will snapshot your mouseover target when you press the button, so you don't have to keep spamming or keep your mouse hovered on the target constantly.
  • Fully optimized rotation
  • Automatic card management, including the ability to fully customize priority, as well as being able to completely remove someone from the card list and ghost them completely.
  • Factors in party burst for cards, as well as full customizability for choosing who's burst is prioritized. You can even remove a party member from the burst list, and the ACR will never consider their burst!
  • Extensive UI customization to make healing as easy as possible
  • Modern UI, hotbars with icons
  • And many more

This ACR is fully optimized for damage; it will automatically hold and prioritize cards on bursting players and optimally weave OGCDs in between malefic casts.

Please join this discord for any support or issues you might have

User Interface

Let's start with the main options window

Res Priority - Self-explanatory. An important thing to note, for ressing DPS, it will prioritize DPS that can res (SMN, RDM) before others. Swift/Hard Res Message - Sends a message in chat when res is happening. You can use it just like a normal macro, with <t> for your target. All target placeholders from in-game macros will work. There is special formatting for auto-translated messages, however. The format goes: {ability:1234} where 1234 is replaced by your ability id. For example: /p {ability:7561} {ability:173} <t> will print this

High Performance Mode - Removes the 50ms pulse limit. If this option is on, the pulse rate can never go higher than 50 (it can still be set lower). If this option is off, then the pulse can go higher than 150. For optimal performance, leave this toggle on; otherwise, you will get small rotation issues due to things getting detected too late and missing cooldown windows!

Default Job Priority Sort - When you don't have a custom priority list set for your comp/group, this will determine what order people go in by default. You can right-click on the Cards toggle to individually adjust priorities for that group!

You can right click on inidividual options here to reset them to default, you can also right click on the options tab itself to reset everything in the tab to default. The same can be done for QT Settings and Hotbar settings, and with qt/hotbar settings, you can also restore default position in case you change resolutions and toggles go off-screen.

Here are all the toggles that you will be most frequently interacting with:

The icons are your Hotbar.

The green/red toggles are your normal Quick Toggles or QT for short.

The Opener toggle is XIVOpeners, another addon that I made, which is free and open source. It provides customizable openers with a little bit of Lua knowledge. All optimal openers are provided in XIVOpeners. You can find the download link here, and for more information click here.

The Slide/Stutter/Off toggles are from TensorDrift, sold separately in the store. Highly recommend using TensorDrift with this ACR; it works extremely well and makes QoL a lot better for channelled abilities.

Quick Toggles

Quick Toggles are buttons that you can quickly toggle options on/off with. All of these can be fully customized, including hotkeyed.

CD - Toggles usage of Sleeve Draw and Divination

Cards - This will toggle the playing of cards. Note: Cards will still be drawn, just won't be used. You can right-click this toggle to adjust priority!

Smart Cards - Normally, RikuAST will automatically track your party members' burst abilities and hold cards if it can align right before someone's burst phase. It will also prioritize giving cards to party members that will be bursting. When this toggle is disabled, party members' burst is no longer considers, and cards will follow your usual priority. You can right-click this toggle to adjust the priority when multiple people are bursting, and you can delete people from this list. This way, their burst is never considered. Tip: If someone is not in the Cards list but is in the burst list, they will only be carded when they are bursting. Conversely, if someone is in the Cards list but not in the burst list, their burst is ignored. They will only be carded when they fall in line with your normal card priority and what type of card you have, and no one in the burst list is bursting.

Res Ally Healer - This will toggle ressing outside of your party. Note: This can be quite fps intensive, so it's disabled by default.

Potion - It will use pot on cooldown since, on AST, that's optimal.

Additionally, everything about the qt toggles can be customized as shown (the options are pretty self-explanatory)


Hotbar is pretty straightforward. You press the button, and it'll light up to show that it's enabled and disables itself once the acr casts the ability. It's a replacement for casting abilities manually and fighting the ACR. Press the button once, and the ACR will use that ability ASAP without messing up the rotation. As a high-level raider, I find these much more useful than the typical automated reactions system.

Hotbar will also show the cooldown of the ability, so you don't need to look at your actual ffxiv hotbar for the cooldown.

Note: Everything single target is gonna be mouseover! What this means is you have to keybind it, and to use it, first, hover over your intended target either in-game or using the in-game party frames. Then, press your keybind. It will snapshot your current hovered target, so you can safely go back to whatever you were doing before, and the ACR will automatically cast/weave on your target.

As with quick toggles, everything about the hotbars can be extensively customized.

Setting Up

First, make sure you have TensorCore installed from the Minion store.

Next, make sure you select RikuAST in the ACR dropdown.

And you're done! Now go ahead and customize to your liking and enjoy.

rikuast.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/14 23:15 by rikudou