Elemental Shaman PvP Useful Macros (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)

Last updated on Oct 14, 2020 at 21:18 by Tiqqle 5 comments

Macros are crucial to be successful in PvP. They allow players to use abilities on enemies without having to target them. This helps increase overall damage/healing and general awareness in the arena. Here are a few macros that all Elemental Shamans can benefit from.

This page is part of our Elemental Shaman PvP Guide.

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE
1.

Useful Elemental Shaman Macros

1.1.

Arena Targeting

This macro allows you to target each of the enemy team players without clicking with your mouse. This is a more efficient method of changing targets. You should replace "arena1" with "arena2" and "arena3" for subsequent macros.

  • /target arena1
1.2.

Arena Target Interrupts

This macro will use your Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear interrupt on the specific enemy team player without changing targets. Again, replace "arena1" with the desired enemy.

  • /cast [target=arena1] Wind Shear
1.3.

Targeting Teammates and Self

As following macro works like the enemy targeting macros above. To target your teammates insert "party1" or "party2", to target yourself, replace with "player".

  • /target party1
1.4.

Cursor Macros

Cursor macros reduce the number of times you have to press a key or mouse click by casting the specific spell or placing the totem where your cursor is pointed with a single press of the macro. This applies to only 3 abilities for an Elemental Shaman: Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem, Earthquake Icon Earthquake, and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem.

  • /cast [@cursor] Earthbind Totem
1.5.

Focus Cast Macros

Setting and monitoring your focus target is critical to being aware of when crowd control is coming and when cooldowns are being used. In response, the following macro uses your abilities on the set focus target instead of on the active target of the player. Replace Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear with Hex Icon Hex, Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock, or Purge Icon Purge.

  • /cast [target=focus] Wind Shear
1.6.

Cleanse

This is one of the most important macros, as this will instantly dispel your friends from Curses, without having to switch targets.

  • /cast [target=PLAYERNAME] Cleanse Spirit

Alternatively, you can make the macro target the generic party members, as used in earlier friendly team targeting macros.

  • /cast [target=party1] Cleanse Spirit
1.7.

Earth Shield Friend Macro

If you select the Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield talent, you want a way to easily apply this ability to your teammates without having to switch targets or click their nameplates. The below options for this macro should allow you to maintain a high uptime on Earth Shield and maximize one of the best Elemental Shaman utilities for their team.

  • /cast [target=PLAYERNAME] Earth Shield

Alternatively, you can make the macro target the generic party members, as used in earlier friendly team targeting macros.

  • /cast [target=party1] Earth Shield
1.8.

Purge Friendly Target Macro

This is one of the most important macros, as this will help free your teammates from Mind Control Icon Mind Control instantly without switching targets and is a must.

  • /cast [target=PLAYERNAME] Purge

Alternatively, you can make the macro target the generic party members, as used in earlier friendly team targeting macros.

  • /cast [target=party1] Purge
1.9.

Healing Teammates

This is for healing teammates without having to switch targets. We use macros for targets specifically by their name to make sure we heal the correct target without a doubt. This approach is more precise but takes time to maintain the macro if you play with various players.

  • /cast [target=PLAYERNAME] Healing Surge

Alternatively, you can make the macro target the generic party members, as used in earlier friendly team targeting macros.

  • /cast [target=party1] Healing Surge
1.10.

Earth Elemental Special Defensive Ability

This is a significant defensive cooldown which provides the Elemental Shaman with 40% reduced damage taken. You will need to press this macro twice to make the special effect work. The first press summons the elemental, the second press will use the ability on the Elemental Shaman.

  • /cast Earth Elemental
  • /cast [talent:6/2] Harden Skin
1.11.

Fire or Storm Elemental Special Offensive Ability

This is a significant offensive cooldown which can be integrated into your burst if using Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist. You will need to press this macro twice to make the special effect work. First press summons the elemental, the second press will use the ability on the Elemental Shaman.

  • /cast Fire Elemental
  • /cast Storm Elemental
  • /cast Call Lightning
  • /cast [talent:6/2] Eye of the Storm
  • /cast [talent:6/2] Meteor
2.

Changelog

  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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