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Protection Warrior Tank Macros and Addons (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Aug 19, 2017 at 10:46 by Vlad 212 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 Protection Warrior in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Treckie, who has been a long-time leading tank who has competed for world first kills for 5 years. He is one of the casters for both last year's and this year's upcoming Mythic Dungeon invitational. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Macros

1.1. Generic Macros for Warriors

1.1.1. Mouseouver Interrupt Macro

  • #showtooltip Pummel
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][@target]Pummel

This macro allows you to cast Pummel Icon Pummel on your mouseover target, or on your current target if your mouseover target is not valid.

1.2. Specific Macros for Protection Warriors

1.2.1. Mouseover Heroic Throw Macro

  • #showtooltip Heroic Throw
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][@target]Heroic Throw

This macro allows you to use Heroic Throw Icon Heroic Throw on your mouseover target, or on your current target if the mouseover target is not valid.

1.2.2. Mouseover Taunt Macro

  • #showtooltip Taunt
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][@target]Taunt

This macro allows you to Taunt Icon Taunt your mouseover target, or your current target if the mouseover target is not valid.

1.2.3. Intercept Macros

  • #showtooltip Intercept
  • /target other_tank_name
  • /cast Intercept
  • /targetlasttarget
  • #showtooltip Intercept
  • /target melee_player_name
  • /cast Intercept
  • /targetlasttarget

These two macros allow you to use Intercept Icon Intercept on a specific raid member (whose name you should place in the macro), and then target your last target. They are useful for quickly using Intercept to generate Rage without having to choose a target and then switch back to the boss.

  • #showtooltip Intercept
  • /cast [@mouseover, help, nodead][@target]Intercept

This final macro is a simple mouseover macro for Intercept Icon Intercept.

2. Addons

2.1. Generic Addons for Warriors

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. TellMeWhen

TellMeWhen is an extremely useful addon with a user-friendly interface that allows you to track a multitude of things, from internal cooldowns, to buffs, debuffs, and procs.

2.1.7. Raeli's Spell Announcer

Raeli's Spell Announcer is an extremely useful addon that allows you to send announcements whenever you use certain spells. It is of particular use to announce when you use raid cooldowns or other important abilities.

2.1.8. 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.

2.2. Specific Addons for Protection Warriors

2.2.1. 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.

3. ChangeLog

  • 19 Aug. 2017: Removed an irrelevant Blessing of Protection / Salvation macro.
  • 27 Sep. 2016: Removed a redundant startattack macro (which is not required anymore since attacks start automatically).
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Removed Heroic Leap macro since it is no longer necessary (pathing issues no longer cause the targeting circle to disappear).
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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