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Enhancement Shaman DPS Macros and Addons (MoP 5.4.8)

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General Information

Macros and addons are an integral part of a raider's arsenal as they canmake it easier to perform a variety of tasks, improving your overall gameexperience. On this page, we present macros and addons that can be useful to anEnhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.

The other pages of our Enhancement Shaman guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.


1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Shamans

1.1.1. Wind Shear

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Wind Shear

This macro casts Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear at your focus, if you have one.Otherwise, Wind Shear is cast at your current target.

1.1.2. Purge

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Purge

This macro for Purge Icon Purge works in the same way as the above macro forWind Shear Icon Wind Shear.

1.1.3. Hex

  • #showtooltip Hex
  • /clearfocus [modifier:alt]
  • /focus [@focus,noexists]
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target,exists] Hex
  • /y Casting Hex on %F

This macro casts Hex Icon Hex on your focus or your current target.The first time you use this macro, the focus is set on your current target(if it is an enemy). Subsequent uses of the macro will keep castingHex on your focus, unless you press alt(or whatever modifier you specify in the second line of the macro), in whichcase, the macro will set the focus on your current target before castingHex on it.

To sum it up, use the macro to keep your assignment controlled and pressalt while using the macro to castHex on a new enemy.

Note that this macro will slightly interfere with the Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear andPurge Icon Purge macros given earlier. If you try to use one of these two macros,it will result in the spell being cast on your hexed target (which is your currentfocus). In such cases, use a simpler macro for Wind Shear and Purgethat casts the spells at your current target.

1.1.4. Bind Elemental

  • #showtooltip Bind Elemental
  • /clearfocus [modifier:alt]
  • /focus [@focus,noexists]
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target,exists] Bind Elemental
  • /y Casting Bind Elemental on %F

This macro works in the same way as the above macro for Hex Icon Hex.

1.2. Specific Macros for Enhancement Shamans

1.2.1. Ancestral Swiftness and Lightning Bolt

  • #showtooltip Lightning Bolt
  • /cast Ancestral Swiftness
  • /cast Lightning Bolt

If you chose Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness as a Tier 4 talent, this macrowill grant you an instant-cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt every minute. You can safelyuse this macro when you have 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon. The stacks willbe consumed first, but not Ancestral Swiftness, which you can then use ona subsequent cast of (presumably) Lightning Bolt.

You canalso use Ancestral Swiftness with Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning in AoE situations.In this case, simply replace Lightning Bolt with Chain Lightning in the macro.

1.2.2. Searing and Magma Totems with Primal Elementalist

If you are using Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist as your Tier 5 talents, youcan use the following macros for Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem andMagma Totem Icon Magma Totem to make sure that you are not putting them downwhile your Primal Fire Elemental is up.

  • /cast [nopet:Primal Fire Elemental] Searing Totem
  • /cast [nopet:Primal Fire Elemental] Magma Totem

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Shamans

2.1.1. ElvUI

Here, at Icy Veins, we useElvUIfor all our characters. This addon is a complete replacement of the defaultUser 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 youlive advice on how to handle some mechanics. We strongly recommend you toget one such addon. At Icy Veins, we mostly useDeadly Boss Mods,the most popular boss mod. A good alternative isBig Wigs.

2.1.3. Parrot or Mik's Scrolling Battle Text

Parrot andMik's Scrolling Battle Text are highlycustomisable addons for displaying floating battle text while in combat (incomingheals, damage of your spells, etc.). They both work very well by default.

2.1.4. Recount

Recount is awell 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 youtake damage from and if the share of damage/healing you do with each of yourabilities is similar to that of other players of your class.

A lightweight alternative to Recount is Skada Damage Meter.

2.1.5. Weak Auras

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

2.1.6. Grid and GridClickSets (Optional)

ElvUI comes with decent raid frames. The only real reason for usingGrid andGridClickSetsis if you want to be able to decurse raid or party members(with Cleanse Spirit Icon Cleanse Spirit) by rightclicking their frame in the raid of party frame. If you choose to go withGrid, then you might want to also useGridStatusRaidDebuff.

2.1.7. Shaman Friend

Shaman Friend is an addon thatcontains many useful tools for Shamans: proc tracking, shield tracking, etc.. It also makes itpossible to efficiently use Blizzard's default frames.

2.2. Specific Addons for Enhancement Shamans

2.2.1. Omen Threat Meter

Omen Threat Meteris the most popular addon for displaying the current threat levels on yourtarget. We recommend you to use it to avoid taking aggro when the tank is still buildingup threat on an enemy.

3. Changelog↑top

2015 0.7