Discipline Priest Healing Macros and Addons — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 07:00 by Clandon 51 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Discipline Priest in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Priest addons and macros.




Specific Macros for Discipline Priests

We do highly suggest that all of your heals, as well as other spells that can be cast on raid members (such as Levitate Icon Levitate, for preventing fall damage) be incorporated into mouseover macros. This will allow you to much more easily cast them on raid members. As an alternative to creating mouseover macros, you can use Clique.

Here is an example of a mouseover macro. Simply replace Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield with the name of the spell you want to use:

  • #showtooltip Power Word: Shield
  • /cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][]Power Word: Shield

This will cast Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield on your mouseover target, if it is a friendly target and it is not dead. Otherwise, it will cast on your current target.


Penance Macros

It is strongly recommended to keep the Offensive and Defensive Penance Icon Penance components separated. You can either use a macro with modifiers or use two separate keybinds with harm/help modifiers.

Harm Only:

  • #showtooltip Penance
  • /cast [harm] Penance
Help Only:
  • #showtooltip Penance
  • /cast [@mouseover,help] Penance

Smite Macro

Due to the way Penance Icon Penance works, when you try to queue another spell during its cast, you can accidentally interrupt the last bolt. To avoid this, apply the following conditional to specific spells, very often being Smite Icon Smite, that cause it the most for you. There is a "nochanneling:Penance" example below.

  • #showtooltip Smite
  • /cast [nochanneling:Penance] Smite

Angelic Feather Macro

This is a really handy macro that casts Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather under the player using the @player shorthand.

  • #showtooltip Angelic Feather
  • /cast [@player] Angelic Feather
  • /stopspelltarget



Common Essential Addons



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.


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.


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.



"Details!" Damage Meter is a real-time DPS/HPS meter with a lot of additional functionality such as being able to see cooldowns, buffs, debuffs, damage done to specific targets, and statistical analysis. In our opinion, it is superior to Skada in terms of functionality, although it is slightly more complicated to configure. We recommend Details! as your default damage meter, but if you prefer something easier, then Skada is still a good option.


Exorsus Raid Tools

Exorsus Raid Tools is a useful addon that allows you to track the cooldowns of other raid members, as well as providing you with a wealth of other useful raid information.


Azerite Tooltip

AzeriteTooltip will show what traits are available for an Azerite armor piece for your specialization in the tooltip when moused over.


Alternative Raid Frames

For healers, raid frames are a very important, but personal choice. Great options for an alternative to the ElvUI raid frames include Grid2 and Vuhdo.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 12 May 2019: Updated page after peer review.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 03 Apr. 2019: Updated Macros and Addons to reflect current recommendations.
  • 12 Mar. 2019: Reviewed page for Patch 8.1.5. No changes required.
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