Mistweaver Monk Healing Macros and Addons in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018 at 19:00 by Dhaubbs 23 comments

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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 Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Dhaubbs a Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter, and moderator on the Monk Discord Peak of Serenity. He raids in Big Dumb Guild on Illidan-US, where he also produces encounter videos. You can follow him on Twitter, Twitch, and/or YouTube.

1. Macros

1.1. Generic Macros for Monks

1.1.1. Detox Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Detox
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Detox;Detox

Using this macro will cast Detox Icon Detox on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player and they are not dead. Otherwise, it will cast Detox on your current target.

1.1.2. Tiger's Lust Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Tiger's Lust
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Tiger's Lust;Tiger's Lust

Using this macro will cast Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player and they are not dead. Otherwise, it will cast Tiger's Lust on your current target.

1.2. Specific Macros for Mistweaver Monks

Currently, we do not feel that any additional macros are needed to play a Mistweaver Monk to its full potential, but mouseover macros are very useful.

1.2.1. Mouseover Macros

For all your healing and utility spells, we advise you to use mouseover macros such as:

  • #showtooltip Soothing Mist
  • /cast [@mouseover] Soothing Mist

2. Addons

2.1. Generic Addons for Monks

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. 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.

2.1.7. Grid and GridClickSets (Optional)

ElvUI comes with decent raid frames. The only real reason for using Grid and GridClickSets is if you want to be able to decurse raid or party members by right clicking their frame in the raid of party frame. If you choose to go with Grid, then you might want to also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.

2.2. Specific Addons for Mistweaver Monks

Clique essentially does everything a mouseover macro does, but faster, and with "click-casting" functionality. It allows you to contextually bind your left and right mouse buttons (as well as any other button) to spells, but only when interacting with unit frames.

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