Protection Warrior Tank Macros and Addons (WoD 6.2)

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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 Protection Warrior in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Trybex, one of the best Protection Warriors in the world, who raids in Brotherhood of the Wolves.

1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Warriors

1.1.1. Bladestorm Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Bladestorm
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • /cast Bladestorm

This macro allows you to easily cancel your Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm before its 6 second duration expires. This is sometimes necessary, because while Bladestorm is active you cannot cast any of your other abilities. It is especially useful if you begin Bladestorming when there are multiple enemies alive who then die very quickly.

1.1.2. Bladestorm / Berserker Rage Macro

  • #showtooltip Bladestorm
  • /cast Berserker Rage
  • /cast Bladestorm

This macro uses Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage before Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm to ensure that Bladestorm gets the full benefit of Enrage.

1.1.3. Charge Macros

  • #showtooltip
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • /cast [harm] Charge; [help] Intervene
  • /cast Victory Rush

This macro allows you to use the same key to Charge Icon Charge if an enemy is targeted, Intervene Icon Intervene if an ally is targeted, and Victory Rush Icon Victory Rush if it is procced with an enemy targeted and in range. It will dynamically alter the tooltip to show whichever is most appropriate and it also cancels Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm when used. If you have Safeguard Icon Safeguard or Impending Victory Icon Impending Victory, it will use those abilities and show their tooltips automatically, without any changes to the macro required (since those abilities replace the others).

  • #showtooltip
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • /cast Charge
  • /cast Victory Rush

This is the same as the previous macro, only without Intervene. Some players have targeting issues and do not want to accidentally Intervene the tank.

1.1.4. Pummel Macro

  • #showtooltip Pummel
  • /cast [@focus, harm, exists][@target] Pummel

This macro uses Pummel Icon Pummel against your focus target, if you have one, or against your current target if you have no focus target.

1.1.5. Vigilance Macros

  • #showtooltip Vigilance
  • /cast [@targettarget, exists] Vigilance

This macro automatically casts Vigilance Icon Vigilance on your target's target. Since this is typically the boss, Vigilance will end up on your main tank (which is the desired effect).

  • #showtooltip Vigilance
  • /cast [@playername] Vigilance

You can use this macro to automatically cast Vigilance on the name character (replacing playername with the name of your tank, or whoever you plan to use the cooldown on.).

1.1.6. Offensive Cooldown Macro

  • #showtooltip Recklessness
  • /use Bloodbath
  • /use Avatar
  • /use Recklessness
  • /use Blood Fury
  • /use 13

This macro uses all offensive cooldowns, and /use 13 activates any on-use trinket in your top trinket slot.

1.2. Specific Macros for Protection Warriors

1.2.1. Hand of Protection/Salvation Cancelaura Macro

  • /cancelaura Hand of Protection
  • /cancelaura Hand of Salvation

This macro is very useful to have. It allows you to cancel a Hand of Protection Icon Hand of Protection or Hand of Salvation Icon Hand of Salvation that may have been cast on you. Hand of Protection prevents you from attacking (and being attacked), while Hand of Salvation affects your threat generation.

1.2.2. Vigilance Macros

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

This allows you to cast Vigilance Icon Vigilance on your mouseover target.

  • #showtooltip Vigilance
  • /cast [@focus] Vigilance

This allows you to cast Vigilance on your focus target.

1.2.3. Intervene Mouseover Macro

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

This allows you to cast Intervene Icon Intervene on your mouseover target.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Warriors

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. 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. TellMeWhen

TellMeWhen is an extremely useful addon with a user-friendly interface that allows you to track a multitude of things, from internal cooldowns, to buffs, debuffs, and procs.

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. 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.

2.2. Specific Addons for Protection Warriors

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.