Elemental Shaman DPS Macros and Addons — Shadowlands 9.1.5
On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Elemental Shaman in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.5.
If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Shaman addons and macros.
Addons for Elemental Shaman
ElvUI is a complete replacement for the default User Interface. Not only is this a popular AddOn among top players, but we here at Icy Veins use it for all our characters. ElvUI eliminates most of the inefficiencies of the Blizzard interface, which are many and varied.
It is extremely user friendly, and takes very little time to set up and master. It also comes already furnished with almost everything you need; unit frames, raid frames, minimap, buffs and debuffs, and much more. You can easily unlock and drag all the components around so your UI will look exactly the way you want it to. ElvUI is clean, easy to use, and a great starting point for your UI.
For a quick configuration guide, you can check out Pandacho's guide.
Weak Auras is the most important AddOn for players seeking to master their class and take their gameplay to new heights. If you aspire to do any Mythic raiding, this is the most powerful tool in your kit. Weak Auras allows you to display helpful visuals cues anywhere on your screen, which enable you to play better.
Most players use it to track their trinket procs, highlight on screen displays of their most important cooldowns, or track the timers of boss mechanics. It is highly customizable and makes keeping track of your procs and cooldowns effortless. The drawback of Weak Auras is that is has a bit of a learning curve and is not the most user friendly.
Weak Auras allows you to import other players data directly into their UI, however, and most players choose to simply import other people's Weak Auras rather than make their own. You can find most Weak Auras in existence at Wago.IO. Weak Auras can be used to create just about anything you can imagine, as it is a LUA scripting tool (essentially an AddOn that creates other AddOns, in-game). This is by far the most essential AddOn for players looking to step into Mythic raiding.
Boss Mods are helpful pre-made timers that allow you to keep track of the noteworthy mechanics in any given encounter. Usually they come equipped with helpful prompts, visuals, and sounds to ensure you do not miss anything important.
BigWigs is the best boss mod available currently. It is extremely customizable, allowing you to change what is displayed on an individual boss level and how boldly you want each alert customized. BigWigs is typically the most accurate and periodically updated of the available Boss Mods. It does not require any setup at all, though there are a dizzying array of options and customizations should you wish to personalize your setup.
Deadly Boss Mods
Deadly Boss Mods is an alternative to BigWigs, though it usually is not as accurate early in the patch. Most of the alerts are loud and flashy by default, making this a potentially good choice for players who have very little experience in a raid environment.
Nameplates are essential for allowing you to easily keep track of basic debuffs and quickly select new targets in combat. While ElvUI nameplates do come standard with the AddOn, they are a little limited and occasionally buggy. Listed below are some good alternatives.
KUI Nameplates offer the highest degree of customization and accuracy. For example, you can easily configure the nameplates to enlarge and change color when a target reaches a certain percentage of health, which can be very helpful for classes with executes. They always correctly display your debuffs, and their click box is very accurate. Some setup is required, although it is very simple and straightforward.
TidyPlates are not quite as customizable or accurate as KUI, but they are an improvement over the default UI or the ElvUI nameplates. They are also great out of the box, requiring little to no setup at all, which is a plus for some players.
Damage meters display a variety of helpful data about what is taking place in combat, from your current DPS (or HPS) to the number of interrupts each player successfully used.
Details is the ultimate damage meter, and is the recommended damage meter for its great UI and breadth of information provided, such as a detailed death log for your group.
These AddOns are just small trimmings that might make your life a little easier.
Doom Cooldown Pulse
Whenever one of your abilities comes off cooldown, this AddOn flashes a large transparent version of the ability in the center of your screen, alerting you that it is off cooldown. You can easily configure what is displayed, or use it by default.
This AddOn allows you to set up text assignments that are displayed to everyone else in the raid group that have the AddOn. Extremely beneficial for raiding guilds, particularly when assigning jobs like interrupt orders, or what players are soaking in what quadrants of the room, etc.
Macros for Elemental Shaman
- /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Wind Shear
This macro will stop your current cast and cast Wind Shear on your focus if available, otherwise it will be cast on your target.
- /cast [@focus,exists][@target] Purge
This macro will stop your current cast and cast Purge on your focus if available, otherwise it will be cast on your target.
Wind Rush Totem
Two options are available, allowing you to either instantly cast Wind Rush Totem at your feet:
- /cast [@player] Wind Rush Totem
Or at your current cursor location:
- /cast [@cursor] Wind Rush Totem
These remove an input and allow you to activate the totem much quicker than usual to get the movement speed rolling quickly.
- /cast [@cursor] Earthquake
This casts Earthquake at your cursor's current location, eliminating the target reticle. Be careful with this macro as it can easily lead to mistakes, but some players prefer the speed and convenience that it can provide.
Harden Skin on the same key as Earth Elemental
- /cast Earth Elemental
- /cast [talent:6/2]Harden Skin
Primal Elementals AoE macro
- /cast Fire Elemental
- /cast Storm Elemental
- /cast [talent:6/2] Eye of the Storm
- /cast [talent:6/2] Meteor
This allows you to use your Primal Elementals' AoE abilities easily, summoning either Elemental and casting Meteor and Eye of the Storm. These spells otherwise need to be cast manually so you would need something like this macro for convenience's sake.
Elemental Prepull Macro
- #showtooltip Fire Elemental
- /target [@player, nocombat]
- /cast Fire Elemental
- /targetlasttarget [nocombat]
- 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
- 04 Sep. 2021: Removed a now unnecessary line from the Primal Elemental ability macro.
- 29 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
- 24 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
- 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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