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Guardian Druid Tank Macros and Addons (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:08 by Vlad 29 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 a Guardian Druid in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Naowh, a top tank who raids in Serenity. You can also watch his stream on Twitch, where you can learn some new things.

1. Macros

1.1. Generic Macros for Druids

1.1.1. Rebirth

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

This macro casts Rebirth Icon Rebirth on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player. Otherwise, it casts Rebirth on your current target.

1.1.2. Remove Corruption

  • #showtooltip Remove Corruption
  • /cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][target=target] Remove Corruption

Using this macro will cast Remove Corruption Icon Remove Corruption on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player and they are not dead. Otherwise, it will cast Remove Corruption.

1.2. Specific Macros for Guardian Druids

1.2.1. Hand of Protection Cancelaura Macro

  • /cancelaura Blessing of Protection

This macro is very useful to have. It allows you to cancel a Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection that may have been cast on you, allowing you to resume your attacks. It is also important because, while you are under the effect of Hand of Protection, mobs will not attack you and instead will just attack the next person the aggro list (usually a DPS player).

1.2.2. Useful Mouseover Macros

Here are a few macros that allow you to cast some of your spells on your mouseover target.

  • #showtooltip Skull Bash
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][]Skull Bash
  • #showtooltip Growl
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][]Growl
  • #showtooltip Moonfire
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][]Moonfire

2. Addons

2.1. Generic Addons for Druids

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. GTFO

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.

The Inconspicuous Bear has two very useful pre-made WeakAuras configurations. One is more general, while the other is specific to the Throne of Thunder raid.

2.1.6. DroodFocus

DroodFocus is an alternative to WeakAuras, which is more geared towards Druids.

2.1.7. 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.

2.1.8. 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 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.

2.2. Specific Addons for Guardian Druids

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 check on your current threat levels and ensure that you are not being overtaken in aggro.

3. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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