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Holy Paladin Healing Macros and Addons (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:36 by Vlad 28 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 Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Berrek, a top Holy Paladin who raids in Serenity.

1. Macros

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. Blessing Mouseover Macros

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

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. 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.

1.2. 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.

1.2.2. Mouseover Cleanse Macro

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

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

2. Addons

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 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. 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.

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 Blessing of Salvation Icon Blessing 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

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