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Arcane Mage Macros & Addons - Shadowlands 9.2
2022/02/22 at 2:15 AM
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Macros and Addons provide many quality-of-life improvements in WoW, allowing players to improve how information is displayed in-game or automate decision-making to optimize performance.
In this guide, we will go over useful Arcane Mage macros for , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Arcane Mage addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Arcane Mage macros to help you gain a competitive edge, or creating a custom user interface to expand your view of the game world, this page will help get you started with some of the most popular choices within the Arcane Mage community.
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Macros are simple, in-game tools which allow you to sequence spells together, create custom names and icons, cast different abilities depending on whether the target is friendly or hostile, define targeting conditions, and much, much more. While the amount of options can be complex, making them is easy, so in this section we'll go over how to set them up yourself.
To open the in-game Macro interface, type "/macro" or "/m".
Choose between the General and Character-specific macro tabs. Then click the "New" button on the macro window.
Choose a Name and an Icon so you can easily recognize your macro, then click "Okay."
Select your new macro and use the text editor below to tell it what to do. If copying ours below, you can simply copy/paste the text in.
Click the "Save" button, and drag your macro icon onto your bars, which will allow it to be used just like any other spell from your spellbook.
To close the window, click "Exit", or just press Escape.
For more information on creating macros, including full lists of conditionals, modifiers, and other command customizations you can use, check out our full
Uses the trinket in the top slot and casts Arcane Power. Change to '/use 14' for the bottom slot.
/cast Arcane Power
Stops your current cast and immediately interrupts your target
As above, but for your focus target
A two-part macro. The first press cancels your current cast and casts
; the second press cancels the Ice Block. Use this to quickly clear debuffs or avoid boss abilities without losing too much DPS time, but don't spam it if you need the Ice Block immunity.
/cast Ice Block
/cancelaura Ice Block
Polymorphs your current target and sets it as a focus. If you already have a focus target, the macro will Polymorph that instead. Hold shift while pressing to clear your focus target.
Deletes your current Mana Gem and summons a new one if you already have one in your bags.
#showtooltip Conjure Mana Gem
/run for b=0,4 do for s=1,36 do n=GetContainerItemLink(b,s);if n and string.find(n,"Mana Gem") then PickupContainerItem(b,s);DeleteCursorItem();end;end;end;
/cast Conjure Mana Gem
As of 9.1.5, this macro no longer works; instead you should
download this addon
and use the below macro (it is regrettable that this functionality is not built into the spell since it has in the past)
you need the addon for the macro to work
/use Conjure Mana Gem
If you have suggestions on Arcane Mage macros, please leave a comment below.
Addons are powerful tools that can be used to both customize your gameplay experience, ranging from graphical overlays, replacement action bars, and unit/raid frames, to performance enhancements such as rotation helping spell reminders, buff/debuff tracking, popup reminders, and boss warnings. Here are some of the highly recommended and commonly used Arcane Mage addons, which are certainly not required to play, but can go a long way toward increasing the information available to you in combat or simply make for a more pleasant viewing experience.
Unlike Macros, managing Addons is done outside of the game, but our
How to Install and Maintain Addons Guide
will take you step-by-step through the process.
- Very popular all-in-one UI overhaul.
- Highly customizable action bars which can be moved and organized however you like.
- Replacement chatbox addon, with custom themes, fonts, and functions.
Deja Character Stats
- Adds more stats to the character panel, with customizable filters.
Elkano's Buff Bars
- Replaces the standard buff/debuff icons with ordered lists, including names and bar graph-style durations.
- World map enhancement which adds coordinates, icons, and more.
- Allows any part of the default UI to be moved around.
- A specialized radial menu style actionbar, very useful for condensing less frequently used spells that don't always need to be on your main bars.
- Makes your minimap sexy!
Shadowed Unit Frames
- Customizable player, target, and raid unit frames.
- Customize nameplates styles and add various information including buffs, debuffs and casting indicators
World Quest List
- Attaches a sortable list of active world quest lists, filtered by zone, to the edge of your map.
Combat and informational
- A lightweight, open source raid encounter addon.
Deadly Boss Mods
- A more robust encounter addon for dungeons, raids, PvP, and more.
- A highly customizable damage and healing meter
Exorsus Raid Tools
- Modular addon containing raid coordination tools for raid leaders and officers.
- Threat meter
- Helps you find gear upgrades when combined with a string from SimulationCraft
- Simplifies simming your character by generating an in-game script to paste into SimCraft or Raidbots
- A very powerful addon that can display a massive variety of information including procs, casting indicators and raid boss warnings.
Of course, these recommendations are not the only useful addons out there; there are hundreds to choose from, of every type imaginable. If you're looking for something a little different, search through
to find the right Arcane Mage addons for you.
Our Arcane Mage guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on
at the top of the page. If you are interested in more in-depth Arcane Mage guides for , make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
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