Arms Warrior DPS Macros and Addons — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Arms Warrior in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our TBC Warrior addons and macros.

1.

Macros for Arms Warriors

1.1.

Generic Macros for Warriors

Warriors typically do not need many macros to play effectively, although some are nice quality of life improvements. The most important ones are for using Tormented talents or the Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings legendary power, as they cause some abilitis to execute simultaneously.

Unfortunately, the new talent system does not contain any functionality for using an ability only if a specific talent is selected, so switch macros like combining Slam and Whirlwind into one button depending on whether Fervor of Battle is talented have been removed for the time being.

Bladestorm has also become a protected buff, meaning it cannot be cancelled until its duration runs out, so that macro has been removed as well.

1.1.1.

Spear of Bastion and Avatar

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@player] Spear of Bastion
  • /cast Avatar

This simple macro will use Avatar Icon Avatar and Spear of Bastion Icon Spear of Bastion simultaneously, which is of particular use when using Signet of Tormented Kings Icon Signet of Tormented Kings in combination with Elysian Might Icon Elysian Might, in order to ensure that an automatically-triggered Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm will not prevent the Spear from being used.

This macro may also be used with Ancient Aftershock Icon Ancient Aftershock as necessary.

1.1.2.

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.

1.1.3.

Automatic Heroic Leap

  • #showtooltip Heroic Leap
  • /cast [@cursor] Heroic Leap

This will cast Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap where ever your cursor is located, without waiting for the targeting circle.

1.1.4.

Heroic Leap Spam

  • #showtooltip Heroic Leap
  • /cast !Heroic Leap

This allows you to spam the Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap button, but still retain the ground-targeting circle.

1.1.5.

Charge and Victory Rush

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

Because Charge is off the Global Cooldown, Victory Rush or any other melee ability can be used on the same keybind. When outside of melee range, Charge will be cast instead.

1.2.

Specific Macros for Arms Warriors

  • #showtooltip Colossus Smash
  • /use Colossus Smash
  • /use Blood Fury
  • /use Berserking
  • /use 13
  • /use 14

This macro uses any off global cooldown racial abilities and any equipped trinkets alongside Colossus Smash Icon Colossus Smash.

2.
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 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.

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 / Details!

Recount is a well known addon that most people use for displaying current DPS or HPS (Healing Per Second). This add-on is not really lightweight, and provides a very high amount of information (and it can sometimes cause issues with performance). It is generally a good option to use Recount 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.

An alternative to Recount (similar in function, so the choice is personal preference) is Details!.

A lightweight alternative to Recount and Details! is Skada Damage Meter.

2.1.9.

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.

2.2.

Specific Addons for Arms Warriors

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play an Arms Warrior to its full potential.

3.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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