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Windwalker Monk 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 aWindwalker Monk in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.

The other pages of our Windwalker Monk guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.

1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Monks

1.1.1. Detox

  • #showtooltip Detox
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Detox;Detox

Using this macro will cast Detox Icon Detox on your mouseovertarget, if they are a friendly player and they are not dead. Otherwise, itwill cast Detox on your current target.

1.2. Specific Macros for Windwalker Monks

1.2.1. Storm, Earth, and Fire

  • #showtooltip Storm, Earth, and Fire
  • /cast [target=mouseover] Storm, Earth, and Fire

Since Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire requires that you choose a differenttarget for each of your two clones, this macro makes it easy to do thatwithout having to switch from your current target. It allows you to simplymouse over the target you wish each clone to attack, and use your Storm, Earth,and Fire ability.

1.2.2. Synapse Springs and Tigereye Brew Macro

  • #showtooltip Tigereye Brew
  • /cast Tigereye Brew
  • /use 10

This macro activates your Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs automatically every timeyou use Tigereye Brew Icon Tigereye Brew (assuming that they are not on cooldown), making iteasier to manage their usage.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Monks

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. GTFO

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

2.1.4. 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.

2.1.5. 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. 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.

2.1.7. 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 by rightclicking their frame in the raid of party frame. If you choose to go withGrid, then you might want to also useGridStatusRaidDebuff.

2.1.8. 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.

2.2. Specific Addons for Windwalker Monks

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play aWindwalker Monk to its full potential.

3. Changelog↑top

2015 0.7