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Enhancement Shaman DPS Macros and Addons (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Oct 13, 2014 at 03:05 by Damien 70 comments

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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 an Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Purge, one of the best Enhancement Shamans in the world, who often contributes to the Enhancement Shaman section of Totem Spot.

1. Macros

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 for Wind 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 casting Hex 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 Hex on it.

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

Note that this macro will slightly interfere with the Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear and Purge 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 current focus). In such cases, use a simpler macro for Wind Shear and Purge that casts the spells at your current target.

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 macro will grant you an instant-cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt every minute. You can safely use this macro when you have 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon. The stacks will be consumed first, but not Ancestral Swiftness, which you can then use on a subsequent cast of (presumably) Lightning Bolt.

You can also 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, you can use the following macros for Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem and Magma Totem Icon Magma Totem to make sure that you are not putting them down while your Primal Fire Elemental is up.

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

2. Addons

2.1. Generic Addons for Shamans

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 and our forum moderator Pandacho has written a quick configuration guide for it.

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. 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.

2.1.4. 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.

2.1.5. 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. 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 decurse raid or party members (with Cleanse Spirit Icon Cleanse Spirit) by right clicking their frame in the raid of party frame. If you choose to go with Grid, then you might want to also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.

2.1.7. Shaman Friend

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

2.2. Specific Addons for Enhancement Shamans

2.2.1. 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.

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