Want to find out how your character is doing? We suggest ACT Combat Tracker. You can download it from here : https://advancedcombattracker.com
The plugin for Neverwinter is available from here:
Once you have ACT installed, don’t try to search for plugins. Instead, save that plugin above in the same place you installed ACT, then go to the Plugins tab and click Browse to locate the NW plugin. The “Get Plugins” button in ACT doesn’t work for Neverwinter. Don’t try to set your log file until after you have the plugin working. Your plugins tab should look like this:
Now, in-game, go anywhere where there’s fighting (even if you’re not fighting) and type “/combatlog 1” (no quotes) into the chat box. This makes sure you have an actual combat log to use – there isn’t one by default unless you’ve turned it on like this at least once.
Then, once you have the plugin set up, click the Options tab in ACT to set up the log. The location of the file will vary from system to system depending on where Neverwinter is installed and on what server you’re playing on. Just click Open Log and find the appropriate log file – it’s in <Neverwinter>\<server>\logs\GameClient\*.log. Once you find it and select it, it will look something like this:
If you don’t find a log file, make sure you’re looking in the right server. Pictured above is Owlbear (Beta), but there many other options: Live is Live (Dragon), Playtest is Preview (Mimic). Once you have the right log selected, go back to main and start a fight, you’ll see data start accumulating.
You can even import an old log if you’d like with the Import/Export function as seen below.
If you don’t need to use the combat log, it’s a good idea to type /CombatLog 0 to disable logging, otherwise that file can get rather large.
Thanks to Sekhmet for some of the original writeup on ACT.
For additional information on ACT, Neverwinter Unblogged published a three part series on ACT.