Elemental Shaman Macros & Addons - Dragonflight 10.2
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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 Elemental Shaman macros for , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Elemental Shaman addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Elemental Shaman 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 Elemental Shaman community.
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About the Author
I'm HawkCorrigan or Hawk for short.
I play Elemental Shaman on a semi-hardcore level on Draenor, primarily focusing on PvE content.
Usually, you can find me lurking around the Earthshrine Discord as one of the Elemental MVPs, answering various questions,
or hanging around Simulationcraft, where I maintain Elemental Shaman modules.
I am also one of the active maintainers for
Storm, Earth and Lava
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
Primal Storm/Fire Elemental Spells
This macro will cast either
for you depending on your talents! Make sure for your Storm Elemental that you press the button only after it is empowered by
. The easiest way to ensure that is using a weakaura that indicates when this is the case.
/yell <Insert witty one liner here>
Ghostwolf & Mount One Button Macro
/cast Ghost Wolf
Allows the new Favorite Mount button &
to be used in one macro.
Earthquake - One Button Cast At Cursor
Uses the new @cursor command to cast reticule based spells with a single button press, rather than press + click.
Works with any spell.
is just an example here.
depending on whether the target is friendly or an enemy
/use Purge;Cleanse Spirit;Purge;Cleanse Spirit
How to Make a Macro
To open up the Macro menu, type "/macro" or "/m".
Choose between the "General" and Character-specific macro tabs. Then click on the "New" button on the macro window.
Choose a Name and an Icon so you can easily recognize your macro, then click on "Okay."
Select your macro's icon from the list at the top of the macro window, and then click in the text area below. Type or copy/paste your macro into the text area.
When you are finished, click the "Save" button, and to close the window, click "Exit".
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 Elemental Shaman 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.
Rotation helper for both Elemental and Enhancement.
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 Elemental Shaman addons for you.
Our Elemental Shaman 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 Elemental Shaman guides for , make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
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