Protection Warrior PvP Useful Macros (Shadowlands / 9.0.5)

Last updated on Mar 28, 2021 at 07:48 by Karanze 1 comment

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 Protection Warriors can benefit from.

This page is part of our Protection Warrior PvP Guide.

1.

Focus target Macro

  • #showtooltip StormBolt
  • /cast [@focus] StormBolt

Using this macro will use Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt on the target currently set as your focus. This makes it easier to CC a non-kill target should it be necessary. It works with any other abilities such as Disarm Icon Disarm.

2.

Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Execute
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • /cast Execute

Allows you to cancel buffs on you like Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm to regain control of your character. It is worth keeping a separate bind purely to cancelaura buffs like Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection or Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom, so you can gain the benefit of the buff initially but then cancel it to prevent it from being stolen with Spellsteal Icon Spellsteal.

3.

Burst Macro

  • #showtooltip Avatar
  • /use Avatar
  • /use 13
  • /use 14

Activates your trinket slots together with your Avatar Icon Avatar. Ideal for when using trinkets like Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity. Make sure you are not activating the slot that holds your Sinful Gladiator's Medallion Icon Sinful Gladiator's Medallion.

4.

Cursor Macros

  • #showtooltip Heroic Leap
  • /cast [@cursor] Heroic Leap

Immediately casts Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap at your cursor. Works great for abilities like Spear of Bastion Icon Spear of Bastion as well.

5.

Charge + Intervene + Hamstring

  • #showtooltip Charge
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • /cast [@mouseover, exists, help, nodead] Intervene
  • /cast [exists, nodead, harm] Charge
  • /cast Hamstring

This macro combines Charge Icon Charge, Intervene Icon Intervene, and Hamstring Icon Hamstring into the same button. This is possible, because Charge Icon Charge and Intervene Icon Intervene are off the global cooldown. Intervene Icon Intervene uses the @mouseover function here, so you can mouseover either a friendly target or their party frame to override Charge Icon Charge and instead cast Intervene Icon Intervene on them.

6.

Bodyguuard

  • #showtooltip Bodyguard
  • /cast [@mouseover, help, nodead, exists] Bodyguard

or

  • #showtooltip Bodyguard
  • /cast [target=<playername>] Bodyguard

The first macro lets you cast Bodyguard Icon Bodyguard on the target you mouse over with your cursor, whether partyframe or unit frame, and the other is tied to only target a specific player. Use whichever one you find the most useful.