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Windwalker Monk DPS Macros and Addons in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 15, 2018 at 20:02 by pandanaconda 31 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 Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Pandanaconda, one of the main theorycrafters of the spec. He is a co-founder of the Monk resource site Peak of Serenity, in charge of the Windwalker pages.

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 Windwalker Monks

1.2.1. No Fists of Fury Cancelling Macro

  • #showtooltip Tiger Palm
  • /stopmacro [channeling:Fists of Fury]
  • /stopcasting [channeling:Crackling Jade Lightning]
  • /cast Tiger Palm

The macro makes it so that you automatically cancel Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning if it is channeling, even during the global cooldown. It allows you to spam the next ability even during Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury's channel without it being cancelled. Change Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm with the ability you want the macro to work with.

1.2.2. Storm Earth and Fire Canceling Macro

  • /cast Rising Sun Kick
  • /cancelaura Storm, Earth, and Fire

The macro makes you and your clones cast a Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick as the clones vanish, making them deal full damage on this spell at the cost of some of their duration. For more information, read about Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire in our Rotation page for Windwalker Monks.

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.

2.1.8. 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 avoid taking aggro when the tank is still building up threat on an enemy.

2.2. Specific Addons for Windwalker Monks

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

3. ChangeLog

  • 15 Aug. 2018: Added Storm, Earth, and Fire macro.
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