Survival Hunter Macros & Addons - Dragonflight 10.2.5
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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 Survival Hunter macros for , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Survival Hunter addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Survival Hunter 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 Survival Hunter 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
Casting / Canceling Aspect of the Turtle
Allows you to cancel Aspect of the Turtle immediately after using Aspect of the Turtle, without the default grace period.
#showtooltip Aspect of the Turtle
/cancelaura Aspect of the Turtle
/cast Aspect of the Turtle
Stops you completely from canceling Aspect of the Turtle by pressing Aspect of the turtle a second time
#showtooltip Aspect of the Turtle
/cast !Aspect of the Turtle
Casts Misdirect on your focus, mouseover, pet, or target. (in priority)
To be used with: Smart Misdirect Weakaura:
/click SmartMisdirect Leftclick 1
Generic Useful Macros
This will allow you to Focus an attackable target that you're mousing over.
Casts at your Focused Target if you have one. Otherwise, casts at your current target.
Useful for abilities such as
Useful for a one button hot-bar for choice nodes, such as the Intimidation or Hi-Explosive Trap node.
/use Intimidation; High Explosive Trap
Pet Attacks / Coordinated Assault Empower
features a mechanic that relies on basic pet abilities such as
to trigger its empowerments. Pet autocasts are not flawless however, and will leave a small gap inbetween autocasts. This leads to a ~10% downtime on
, which can then lead to you trying to use an empowered ability just as the empowerment buff expires putting
on cooldown without any of the benefits.
The following macros attempt to combat this issue.
This macro will turn off pet basic ability autocasts entirely when you press
, which will start to make sense if you also use the next macro.
/cast Coordinated Assault
This macro will use your pet basic ability as you use kill shot, which will ensure it is empowered, provided it is not already on cooldown (which it shouldn't be, as your pet is not autocasting anymore using the above macro).
#showtooltip kill shot
You can then turn autocast back on by using a macro such as the one below, combining your mount keybind with an "autocast" keybind. Since can only be done out of combat anyway, pairing these two together won't interfere and will save you a keybind.
can assist with reminding you to turn on pet autocast, as well as assist with Coordinated Assault in general.
/cast Highland Drake
/cast Sunwarmed Furline
/cast Grey Riding Yak
Alternatively, this macro can be applied to the majority of your rotational abilities in an attempt to speed up the auto-casts of your pet. This solution helps a little, but isn't as consistent.
/cast Kill Command
/cast Claw(Basic Attack)
/cast Bite(Basic Attack)
/cast Smack(Basic Attack)
If you tend to forget about your pet (whether it died or you forgot to call it) this macro can be added to your Kill Command to ensure your pet is alive and spawned. Otherwise, if your pet is active, will just use Kill Command.
/cast Revive Pet; Call Pet 1; Kill Command
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 Survival Hunter 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.
: These addons will show you timers of upcoming boss abilities and will warn you of any danger.
: WeakAuras 2 is an all-round extremely helpful addon that lets you build useful indicators to track almost anything in the game. Your personal resources, your cooldowns, your buff durations, your DoT durations, if you have a pet out, etc. Not only that, these are easily sharable and you can export or import to and from other players.
There are so many varieties of WeakAuras that you can choose from but based on the most popular auras on
for Hunters. You can learn more about some of the most maintained and popular auras on the WeakAuras page.
Please be careful about importing random WeakAuras from a source that isn't reliable or that you don't trust.
: Details is the perfect addon to let you check the damage you and your group members do. This addon is also useful to track interrupts, dispels or deaths.
ElvUI - 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.
- A specialized addon to track your group members' cooldowns.
- 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
BigWigs Bossmods - A lightweight, open source raid encounter addon.
Deadly Boss Mods - A more robust encounter addon for dungeons, raids, PvP, and more.
Details - A highly customizable damage and healing meter
Method Raid Tools
- Modular addon containing raid coordination tools for raid leaders and officers.
SimulationCraft - Simplifies simming your character by generating an in-game script to paste into SimCraft or Raidbots
WeakAuras2 - 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 Survival Hunter addons for you.
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