Utolsó módosítás programmer, ekkor: 2015.03.15.
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 a Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.
The other pages of our Frost Death Knight guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.
1.1. Generic Macros for Death Knights
1.1.1. Raise Ally
This macro casts Raise Ally on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player. Otherwise, it casts Raise Ally on your current target.
1.2. Specific Macros for Frost Death Knights
1.2.1. Casting Raise Dead and Pillar of Frost
The efficiency of Raise Dead is greatly increased by anything that will boost your stats at the time of casting it. This macro will ensure that you always cast Pillar of Frost before casting Raise Dead (it works because Pillar of Frost does not trigger the global cooldown).
If you wish, you can also add trinkets or Synapse Springs to the macro, by adding any of the following lines before the /cast Raise Dead line:
"10" corresponds to the hands slot (only useful for engineers who are using Synapse Springs), while "13" and "14" are your trinket slots.
2.1. Generic Addons for Death Knights
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.
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.
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.
2.1.7. Magic Runes
Magic Runes is a useful and customisable addon that allows you to better track the cooldown and state of your runes. While having this addon is not mandatory in order to perform well as a Death Knight, we feel that it can be very helpful, either as a replacement or an addition to the default Blizzard interface.
There exist several alternatives to Magic Runes, and we provide some of the more popular here in case you wish to try something else.
2.1.8. 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.
2.1.9. Grid and GridClickSets (Optional)
ElvUI comes with decent raid frames. The only real reason for using Grid and GridClickSets is if you want to be able to mouseover dead raid or party members in order to resurrect them with Raise Ally. If you choose to go with Grid, then you might want to also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.
2.2. Specific Addons for Frost Death Knights
We currently feel that there is no need for additional addons to play a Frost Death Knight to its maximum potential.