Destruction Warlock DPS Macros and Addons (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

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 Destruction Warlock in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3.

The other pages of our Destruction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by two prominent Warlock theorycrafters: Gahddo, who maintains the Warlock profiles and rotations in Simulation Craft, and Zagam, our in-house Warlock theorycrafter.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

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1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Warlocks

1.1.1. Soulstone Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Soulstone
  • /cast [target=mouseover,exists] [] Soulstone

This macro allows you to cast Soulstone Icon Soulstone on a raid or party member by simply hovering the mouse over their unit or raid frame. If you are not hovering over any friendly unit's unit frame, it will cast Soulstone on your current target.

1.1.2. Interrupt Macros

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Spell Lock

This macro makes your Felhunter cast Spell Lock Icon Spell Lock at your focus, if you have one. Otherwise, Spell Lock is cast at your current target. Note that since this is an ability that belongs to one of your demons, you do not need to stop casting to cast it.

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Optical Blast

This is the same macro as above, for the Optical Blast Icon Optical Blast spell of your Observer.

1.1.3. Dispel Macros

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Devour Magic
  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Clone Magic
  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Singe Magic
  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Sear Magic

These four macros can be used to cast the following spells: Devour Magic Icon Devour Magic (Felhunter), Clone Magic Icon Clone Magic (Observer), Singe Magic Icon Singe Magic (Imp), and Sear Magic Icon Sear Magic (Fel Imp).

1.1.4. Incapacitate

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

This macro casts Banish Icon Banish 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 casting Banish on your focus, unless you press alt (or whatever modifier you specify in the second line of the macro), in which case, the macro will set the focus on your current target before casting Banish on it.

To sum it up, use the macro to keep your assignment controlled and press alt while using the macro to cast Banish on a new enemy.

You can adapt this macro to cast Seduction Icon Seduction (Succubus) or Mesmerize Icon Mesmerize (Shivarra) instead of Banish Icon Banish.

Note that this macro will slightly interfere with the Interrupt and Dispel macros given earlier. If you try to use one of these macros, it will result in the spell being cast on your mind-controlled target (which is your current focus). In such cases, use a simpler macro for interrupting or dispelling that casts the spells at your current target.

1.1.5. Demonic Circle

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast Demonic Circle: Teleport

This macro will cancel your current spell cast and make you use your Demonic Circle. This saves you the trouble (and the time!) of interrupting your spell cast manually.

1.1.6. Soulshatter

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast Soulshatter

This macro will interrupt your current spell cast and instantly use Soulshatter Icon Soulshatter. This macro will prevent certain death if you over aggro the boss.

1.2. Specific Macros for Destruction Warlocks

1.2.1. Havoc

  • #showtooltip Havoc
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm] Havoc; [harm] Havoc

This macro casts Havoc Icon Havoc on your mouseover target if you have any, otherwise it casts it on your target (provided it is an enemy).

1.2.2. Shadowburn

  • #showtooltip Shadowburn
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast Shadowburn

This macro stops your current cast and immediately cast Shadowburn Icon Shadowburn, which can be useful if need to cast Shadowburn on an add that is about to die.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Warlocks

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. 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.

For examples of Weak Auras strings for tracking your resources, please refer to this thread on MMO-Champion.

2.1.4. 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.

2.1.5. 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.

2.1.6. 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.

2.1.7. 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 use Soulstone Icon Soulstone on raid or party members by mousing over their raid frame. If you choose to go with Grid, then you might want to also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.

2.2. Specific Addons for Destruction Warlocks

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play a Destruction Warlock to its full potential.