Holy Paladin Healing 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 Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3.

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

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This guide has been reviewed and approved by Shuttle, a Holy Paladin who raids in Blood Legion. You can watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.

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1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Paladins

Most of the macros for Paladins revolve around allowing you to use your utility spells on your mouseover target.

1.1.1. Hand Mouseover Macros

  • #showtooltip Hand of Protection
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Hand of Protection
  • #showtooltip Hand of Freedom
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Hand of Freedom
  • #showtooltip Hand of Sacrifice
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Hand of Sacrifice

These macros allow you to cast your various hand spells on the target you are currently mousing over. Stopcasting is in place to ensure that you do not delay casting any of these spells due to a cast already in progress.

1.1.2. Lay on Hands Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Lay on Hands
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Lay on Hands

This macro will cast Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands on the target you are currently mousing over.

1.1.3. Mouseover Cleanse Macro

  • #showtooltip Cleanse
  • /cast [@mouseover] Cleanse

This macro will cast Cleanse Icon Cleanse on the target you are currently mousing over.

1.1.4. Divine Shield

  • #showtooltip Divine Shield
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast Divine Shield

This macro will stop your current spell cast and cast Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, ensuring that your invulnerability is not delayed at all.

1.1.5. Rebuke

  • #showtooltip Rebuke
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists][] Rebuke

This macro will stop your current spell cast and cast Rebuke Icon Rebuke on your focus target, if you have one. Otherwise, it will cast Rebuke on your current target.

1.2. Specific Macros for Holy Paladins

1.2.1. Beacon of Light Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Beacon of Light
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead][]Beacon of Light

This macro will cast Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light on the target you are currently mousing over, if they are a friendly player and not dead. Otherwise, it will cast Beacon of Light on your current target.

You can make a second macro where you replace Beacon of Light with Beacon of Faith, in case you have taken this talent.

1.2.2. Beacon/Flash of Light Macro

  • #showtooltip
  • /Script UIErrorsFrame:Hide();
  • /castsequence [@mouseover,exists,help][]reset=2 Beacon of Light, Flash of Light, Flash of Light
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead][]Beacon of Faith

This macro casts your Beacon on the target, and then allows you to heal it with Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light. It requires you to use Glyph of Beacon of Light Icon Glyph of Beacon of Light for it to be effective. While not that useful in raids, it is very useful when healing in dungeons.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Paladins

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. 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. 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.

2.1.6. 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.

Here are a few useful WeakAuras configurations.

2.1.7. Raeli's Spell Announcer

Raeli's Spell Announcer is an extremely useful addon that allows you to send announcements whenever you use certain spells. It is of particular use to announce when you use raid cooldowns or other important abilities.

2.1.8. Blood Legion Cooldown

Blood Legion Cooldown is a useful addon that allows you to track the cooldowns of other raid members.

2.1.9. Omen Threat Meter

Omen Threat Meter is the most popular addon for displaying the current threat levels on your target. It is useful, as a Holy Paladin, because it shows you who to cast Hand of Salvation Icon Hand of Salvation on, if needed (the DPS player who is overtaking or has overtaken the tank).

2.2. Specific Addons for Holy Paladins

2.2.1. Grid and GridClickSets

If you prefer an alternative to the ElvUI raid frames, you can use Grid and GridClickSets to keep track of your raid's health and their debuffs. Additionally, you should also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 17 Dec. 2014: Updated the WeakAuras configurations.
  • 25 Nov. 2014: Updated the Beacon macro and added a new one.