I wouldnt pay to much attention to Larsbiens claim that high level chanters never use timer, i know many who does and with that attitude, i can see why chanters in Larsbeins surrounding wouldn't admit it.
Being clairvoyant and automatically knowing the duration of a minute down to a second, is not a skill a good chanter "must" have. Remaining calm in extremely stressed situations IS and if a timer helps you with that, then use it!
My first 60 something levels was spent without a timer and even if it doesnt really "make or break" my gaming experience as a chanter, there are situations where relying on it make me act much calmer, thus staying on top of the situation ... and face it, a nervous chanter is not a very good asset.
I usually rely on it when i have 3+ mobs to lock down, or other situation where mana might become a factor. Having a timer allows me to re-mez mobs close to before they break and focus on other things inbetween, like getting my mana back.
I've used the same timer for the last 3 years and i warmly recommend it http://www.timermod.com/
It's very configurable and can be used for more than just mez. I used to have all my buffs on timer in this mod, but that was before they got viewable in the bufflist.
Im not sure i understand the above post in this thread. I used EQWatcher also, but its not really useful as a timer and kinda misplaced in a thread called "Get yourself timers" ... It's biggest use was the way the built in "audio triggers" work today, giving audio signals when certain things happen.
It's not impossible to make timers in EQWatcher (even tho the post doesnt mention that), you can make triggers that give a custom audio message after a certain time, making it useful maybe for necromancers of such, for knowing when certain effects are about to expire ... im thinking snare =P But as a mez timer for more than 1 mob it simply wont work, since it cant keep track of more than 1 timer with the same trigger.
70 chantress yada yada .. to lazy to make a sig =) Edited, Sep 19th 2006 at 7:56pm EDT by Zebraman