Shadow Priest DPS Macros and Addons — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Publik 52 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

Macros

If you are looking for Macros for any conditional talents, the only thing possible right now is to just put the base spell on your bar. It will automatically switch to the other choice when changing your builds once you have it set.

1.1.

Generic Macros for Priests

1.1.1.

Angelic Feather

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@player] Angelic Feather

This is a simple macro that will always cast Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather at your feet.

1.1.2.

Angelic Feather + Body and Soul

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [known:121536,mod:shift,@player] Angelic Feather; Power Word: Shield

This macro simply combines Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather and Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield with one macro, so you can easily use both with mostly the same keybind. This has default press Power Word: Shield, or pressing the same keybind with Shift casts Angelic Feather.

  • #showtooltip
  • /castsequence [known:121536,@mouseover,help,nodead][known:121536,@player] reset=6 Power Word: Shield, Angelic Feather, Angelic Feather, Angelic Feather; Power Word: Shield

This is another version of a movement macro that lets you spam the button over and over to cast the right movement spell, starting with Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield. If you are looking for something simpler and do not want a mod:shift one, you can try this one out instead.

1.1.3.

Power Infusion

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@INSERTPLAYERNAMEHERE,help,nodead][] Power Infusion
  • /cast [@player] Power Infusion

When using Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess, this is a useful macro to cast Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion on an ally to make sure your group gets the most out of it. You will need to manually type in the player you wish to give Power Infusion to, but it should handle if the target is out of range of you to still cast it on yourself. If you want to cast it on different players throughout an encounter I would suggest replacing @INSERTPLAYERNAMEHERE with @mouseover and mousing over the target you want to give it on for each cast.

If you are having issues with this sometimes not working correctly, you should try to avoid spamming the macro when you want to cast it. If you queue the macro as an action mid-cast of something else, it can short-circuit.

1.1.4.

Advanced Power Infusion Macro

If you find yourself editing the macro often to swap who you are giving Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion to, you can use the below combination of macros to make this easier.

The first macro requires you to target the player you want to give Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion to. When clicking the macro, it will then update the second macro with the name of the target so you do not need to manually type it in.

  • /run local n=UnitName("target") or "player" if not InCombatLockdown() then EditMacro(GetMacroIndexByName("PI"),nil,nil,"#showtooltip\n/cast [@mouseover,help,nodead][@"..n..",exists,nodead][] Power Infusion\n/use 13") print("PI Updated to "..n) end

The second macro will be automatically edited and overwritten when clicking the first macro. If you want to change anything in this macro, you must change it in the first one. You MUST name this second macro PI in order for it to work properly.

This macro will be the one you actually end up binding to your bars and pressing. It will cast Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion on your mouseover if it exists and is alive, then the Player you selected with the first macro, and finally yourself if the first two conditions failed. It will also use your trinket in the top slot, if you want to use the trinket in the bottom slot instead change it from 13 to 14 on the last line.

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead][@PLAYERNAME] Power Infusion
  • /cast Power Infusion
  • /use 13
1.1.5.

All in one Dispel Macro

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [mod:alt,known:32375] !Mass Dispel; [spec:3,@mouseover,help,nodead] Purify Disease; [@mouseover,help,nodead] Purify; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] Dispel Magic; [spec:3] Purify Disease; Purify

This gives you one button in-game that handles all of your dispel needs across the Priest specs. Alt is used for Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel; if the target is an enemy, it uses Dispel Magic Icon Dispel Magic, and the default case is either Purify Disease Icon Purify Disease or Purify Icon Purify.

If you are just looking for a simple mouseover for one of these, you can use this instead:

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead][] Purify Disease

Simple Mass Dispel Cursor Macro:

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@cursor] Mass Dispel
1.1.6.

Shackle Undead Macro

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][] Shackle Undead

This is a simple mouseover macro for Shackle Undead Icon Shackle Undead that can be useful for handling the Incorporeal Icon Incorporeal.

1.1.7.

Mind Control Macro

This macro offers a one-button solution for either Mind Control Icon Mind Control or Dominate Mind Icon Dominate Mind. Clicking it without an active pet will cast either spell on your current target. If you have an active pet Mind Controlled, it will instead dismiss it.

  • #showtooltip
  • /petdismiss
  • /cast [known:Mind Control] Mind Control; Dominate Mind
1.2.

Specific Macros for Shadow Priests

1.2.1.

Mind Flay: Insanity No-Cancel

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopmacro [channeling:Mind Flay: Insanity]
  • /cast Mind Flay

This is a pretty simple macro that does not let you cancel an actively channeled Mind Flay: Insanity Icon Mind Flay: Insanity with a Mind Flay Icon Mind Flay cast. If you would like to prevent canceling Mind Flay: Insanity Icon Mind Flay: Insanity with other spell casts you will need to make a new macro for each spell, here is one for Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast as an example:

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopmacro [channeling:Mind Flay: Insanity]
  • /cast Mind Blast

This can also be done with Void Torrent Icon Void Torrent:

  • #showtooltip
  • /stopmacro [channeling:Mind Flay: Insanity]
  • /stopmacro [channeling:Void Torrent]
  • /cast Mind Blast

With these kinds of macros it will only cast Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast if you are not channeling Mind Flay: Insanity Icon Mind Flay: Insanity or Void Torrent Icon Void Torrent. This can be useful if you like to spam your buttons.

1.2.2.

Talent Choice Macro

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [known:Void Eruption] Void Eruption; Dark Ascension

If you would like to have one keybind for your talent choice nodes, you can do something like the above. This will automatically change the tooltip of that spell after pressing it once after re-talenting. The example is for Void Eruption Icon Void Eruption and Dark Ascension Icon Dark Ascension, but it can be used for anything.

1.2.3.

Silence

  • #showtooltip Silence
  • /cast [@focus,harm,nodead][] Silence

This is a basic macro I would suggest to anyone playing a spec with a kick. It prioritizes kicking your focus target and then defaults to your current target if you do not have a focus. You can also add mod:shift as an extra conditional if you only want to kick your focus target with a keybind used.

1.2.4.

Dispersion Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Dispersion
  • /cast Dispersion
  • /cancelaura Dispersion

This macro serves as a way to both cast Dispersion Icon Dispersion and also to cancel it. The first press of the macro will cast Dispersion, and the second press will remove the buff from you. This is useful in cases where you do not need the damage reduction for the full 6 seconds, as you are unable to cast spells when under the effects of Dispersion.

1.2.5.

Shadow Crash Cursor Macro

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@cursor] Shadow Crash

This macro casts Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash at the location of your cursor on the screen without having to click your mouse on the ground. This is highly suggested for all Shadow Priests to reduce the delay between the pressing the ability, and pressing on the ground. That delay could cause problems if the mob is moving and not timed well.

1.2.6.

Mind Flay Camera Spin

  • /console cameraSmoothTrackingStyle 0

This is not a macro, but a console command that will prevent Mind Flay Icon Mind Flay from spinning your camera when it channels. This can be very helpful for players who find the camera interference annoying.

1.2.7.

Mouseover Macro for DoTs

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [] Shadow Word: Pain
  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [] Vampiric Touch

These macros cast Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch at your current mouseover target without having to target their nameplate directly. This is particularly useful in multi-DoT situations in council boss scenarios.

2.

Addons for Shadow Priest

If you want to see the exact addons and setup I use, you can watch this video to see how I configure my addons as a Shadow Priest.

2.1.

Generic Addons for Priests

2.1.1.

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.

2.1.2.

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.

2.1.3.

Details!

"Details!" Damage Meter is a real-time DPS/HPS meter with a lot of additional functionality such as being able to see cooldowns, buffs, debuffs, damage done to specific targets, and statistical analysis. In our opinion, it is superior to Skada in terms of functionality, although it is slightly more complicated to configure. We recommend Details! as your default damage meter, but if you prefer something easier, then Skada is still a good option.

2.2.

Specific Addons for Shadow Priests

2.2.1.

Twintop's Insanity Bar

Twintop's Insanity Bar is a fully customizable bar that allows you to track your Insanity on top of many other great features. This addon is highly recommended as it provides you with everything you need to know when playing your Shadow Priest.

2.2.2.

WeakAuras 2

Publik's Shadow Priest WeakAura Set

WeakAuras 2 is probably the most useful addon for any class in the game these days, providing you with an easy way to track all kinds of useful things you need on your character. If you are looking for a package for Shadow Priest, check out the one I made on Wago.

Below, you will find some suggested WeakAuras for Shadow Priest:

2.2.3.

Plater Nameplates

Plater Nameplates gives you a fully customizable nameplate addon with amazing features that work great on default settings. As a DoT class, this is a must-have to be able to easily track DoTing in multi-target scenarios.

Below, you will find some suggested Plater mods and profile for Shadow Priest:

2.2.4.

Method Raid Tools

Method Raid Tools (formerly known as Exorsus Raid Tools) is a large suite of many tools helpful in lots of different scenarios, but for Shadow Priests specifically the built-in Time to Die tracker is the reason we recommend this. Tracking exactly when a target will die is crucial when planning cooldown usage.

2.3.

Example Setup

If you are interested in the complete setup that I use for my characters, you can check out my video on how I set up each of my addons on my Shadow Priest.

3.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 25 Apr. 2024: Adjust plater mod links and add personal profile.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Update for Season 4, including a new weak aura to track the tier set bonus.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 10 Mar. 2024: Update Power Infusion special macro to work outside of raid without someone set.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 30 Nov. 2023: Add a few new WeakAuras and Plater mods.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.0.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 23 Jul. 2023: Reviewed from the recent hotfixes.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Add a new Power Infusion macro.
  • 01 Jun. 2023: Add simple Mass Dispel macro.
  • 30 May 2023: Add a few mouseover macros for handling Season 2 affixes.
  • 25 Apr. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 03 Feb. 2023: Fix issue with Mind Control macro.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Add a macro for Mind Control and clean up a few others.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 30 Oct. 2022: Added extra movement macro.
  • 27 Oct. 2022: Updated PI macro and added a new one for talent choice nodes.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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