Protection Paladin Tank Macros and Addons — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Panthea 47 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

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




Generic Macros for Paladins

Most of the macros for Paladins revolve around allowing you to use your utility spells on your mouseover target.


Blessing Mouseover Macros

  • #showtooltip Blessing of Protection
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Blessing of Protection
  • #showtooltip Blessing of Freedom
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Blessing of Freedom
  • #showtooltip Blessing of Sacrifice
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Blessing of Sacrifice

These macros allow you to cast your various hand spells on the target you are currently mousing over. Stopcasting is in place to ensure that you do not delay casting any of these spells due to a cast already in progress.


Lay on Hands Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Lay on Hands
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Lay on Hands

This macro will cast Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands on the target you are currently mousing over.


Word of Glory Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Word of Glory
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@mouseover] Word of Glory

This macro will cast Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory on the target you are currently mousing over. It will also work if you have specced into Hand of the Protector Icon Hand of the Protector.


Mouseover Cleanse Toxins Macro

  • #showtooltip Cleanse Toxins
  • /cast [@mouseover] Cleanse Toxins

This macro will cast Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins on the target you are currently mousing over.


Divine Shield

  • #showtooltip Divine Shield
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast Divine Shield

This macro will stop your current spell cast and cast Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, ensuring that your invulnerability is not delayed at all.



  • #showtooltip Rebuke
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists][] Rebuke

This macro will stop your current spell cast and cast Rebuke Icon Rebuke on your focus target, if you have one. Otherwise, it will cast Rebuke on your current target.


Specific Macros for Protection Paladins


Divine Shield Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Divine Shield
  • /cast Divine Shield
  • /cancelaura Divine Shield

This macro allows you to cancel your Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield (by pressing it a second time). This is useful for when you want to use Divine Shield to quickly get rid of a debuff, but want to continue tanking the boss (make sure you use taunt to make the boss fixate you as you know, if you have Divine Shield, the boss will attack the next target on the threat list without the fixate).

You can always add both Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection as well as Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding to the same macro to cover more bases. This means that if you use any of the spells that might make mobs not target you, you can always press the same button to remove its effect. And since Divine Shield can not be cast on you when you have Forbearance Icon Forbearance you are safe to use this macro:

  • #showtooltip Divine Shield
  • /cast Divine Shield
  • /cancelaura Divine Shield
  • /cancelaura Blessing of Protection

Note that it does NOT matter in what order these abilities are, and the game will not directly cancel Divine Shield right after casting it if only pressed once. Be careful if you have to repeatedly click Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield in an emergency during global cooldown, as if you keep pressing it after you casted Divine Shield you will drop it instantly.




Generic Addons for Paladins



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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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 check on your current threat levels and ensure that you are not being overtaken in aggro.


Method Raid Tools

Method 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.



Clique allows you to bind specific spells to be cast as mouseover casts on unit frames. This can be very useful for casting Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory, Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands, Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice, and Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection without changing your target.


Specific Addons for Protection Paladins

Currently, we do not believe that you need any additional addons to play your specialisation to its full potential.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Reviewed for Shadowlands release. Removed Spellwarding from cancelaura Macro as Blessing of Protection works for both spells. Replaced Grid Click Sets with Clique. Added more addons.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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