Arms Warrior DPS Macros and Addons (WoD 6.2)

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Arms Warrior DPS Macros and Addons (WoD 6.2)

Post by Warr's奧默 on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 6:07 pm

Macros and addons are an integral part of a raider's arsenal as they can make it easier to perform a variety of tasks, improving your overall game experience. On this page, we present macros and addons that can be useful to an Arms Warrior in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.
The other pages of our Arms Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.
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1. Macros

1.1. Generic Macros for Warriors

1.1.1. Bladestorm Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Bladestorm

  • /cancelaura Bladestorm

  • /cast Bladestorm

This macro allows you to easily cancel your  Bladestorm before its 6 second duration expires. This is sometimes necessary, because while Bladestorm is active you cannot cast any of your other abilities. It is especially useful if you begin Bladestorming when there are multiple enemies alive who then die very quickly.

1.1.2. Bladestorm / Berserker Rage Macro

  • #showtooltip Bladestorm

  • /cast Berserker Rage

  • /cast Bladestorm

This macro uses  Berserker Rage before  Bladestorm to ensure that Bladestorm gets the full benefit of Enrage.

1.1.3. Charge Macros

  • #showtooltip

  • /cancelaura Bladestorm

  • /cast [harm] Charge; [help] Intervene

  • /cast Victory Rush

This macro allows you to use the same key to  Charge if an enemy is targeted,  Intervene if an ally is targeted, and  Victory Rush if it is procced with an enemy targeted and in range. It will dynamically alter the tooltip to show whichever is most appropriate and it also cancels  Bladestorm when used. If you have  Safeguard or  Impending Victory, it will use those abilities and show their tooltips automatically, without any changes to the macro required (since those abilities replace the others).

  • #showtooltip

  • /cancelaura Bladestorm

  • /cast Charge

  • /cast Victory Rush

This is the same as the previous macro, only without Intervene. Some players have targeting issues and do not want to accidentally Intervene the tank.

1.1.4. Pummel Macro

  • #showtooltip Pummel

  • /cast [@focus, harm, exists][@target] Pummel

This macro uses  Pummel against your focus target, if you have one, or against your current target if you have no focus target.

1.1.5. Vigilance Macros

  • #showtooltip Vigilance

  • /cast [@targettarget, exists] Vigilance

This macro automatically casts  Vigilance on your target's target. Since this is typically the boss, Vigilance will end up on your main tank (which is the desired effect).

  • #showtooltip Vigilance

  • /cast [@playername] Vigilance

You can use this macro to automatically cast Vigilance on the name character (replacingplayername with the name of your tank, or whoever you plan to use the cooldown on.).

1.1.6. Offensive Cooldown Macro

  • #showtooltip Recklessness

  • /use Bloodbath

  • /use Avatar

  • /use Recklessness

  • /use Blood Fury

  • /use 13

This macro uses all offensive cooldowns, and /use 13 activates any on-use trinket in your top trinket slot.

1.2. Specific Macros for Arms Warriors

1.2.1. Heroic Leap Spam

  • #showtooltip Heroic Leap

  • /cast !Heroic Leap

This allows you to spam the  Heroic Leap button, but still retain the ground-targeting circle.

1.2.2. Cooldown Stacking Macro

  • /cast Recklessness

  • /cast Blood Fury

  • /cast Bloodbath

  • /cast Avatar

  • /cast Malevolent Gladiator's Badge of Victory

Also called a Swifty macro (after the player who popularised it), this allows you to use all your offensive cooldowns with the press of a button.

2. Addons

2.1. Generic Addons for Warriors

2.1.1. ElvUI

Here, at Icy Veins, we use ElvUI for all our characters. This addon is a complete replacement of the default User Interface. It comes with almost everything you need to perform properly: action bars, cooldown timers, proc display, etc.

We strongly recommend that you get this addon.

2.1.2. Boss Mods: Deadly Boss Mods or Bigwigs

Boss mods are addons that warn you about boss abilities and give you live advice on how to handle some mechanics. We strongly recommend you to get one such addon. At Icy Veins, we mostly use Deadly Boss Mods, the most popular boss mod. A good alternative is Big Wigs.

2.1.3. GTFO

GTFO is a lightweight addon that notifies you when you are standing in harmful effects or when you are making other such mistakes. It is very useful, even if your boss mod is already alerting you of such things.

2.1.4. Parrot or Mik's Scrolling Battle Text

Parrot and Mik's Scrolling Battle Text are highly customisable addons for displaying floating battle text while in combat (incoming heals, damage of your spells, etc.). They both work very well by default.

2.1.5. Weak Auras

WeakAuras is an extremely useful addon that allows you to have visual effects on your screen, helping you track your buffs, debuffs and cooldowns. It is highly customisable and it can make it much, much easier to keep track of your procs and play your spec more proficiently. It can also be used for a variety of other functions.

2.1.6. TellMeWhen

TellMeWhen is an extremely useful addon with a user-friendly interface that allows you to track a multitude of things, from internal cooldowns, to buffs, debuffs, and procs.

2.1.7. Raeli's Spell Announcer

Raeli's Spell Announcer is an extremely useful addon that allows you to send announcements whenever you use certain spells. It is of particular use to announce when you use raid cooldowns or other important abilities.

2.1.8. Recount / Skada

Recount is a well known addon that most people use for displaying current DPS or HPS (Healing Per Second). We advise you to also use it for checking what you take damage from and if the share of damage/healing you do with each of your abilities is similar to that of other players of your class.

A lightweight alternative to Recount is Skada Damage Meter.

2.1.9. Omen Threat Meter

Omen Threat Meter is the most popular addon for displaying the current threat levels on your target. We recommend you to use it to avoid taking aggro when the tank is still building up threat on an enemy.

2.2. Specific Addons for Arms Warriors

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play an Arms Warrior to its full potential.


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