Protection Warrior Macros & Addons - Dragonflight 10.1.7
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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 Prot Warrior macros for , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Prot Warrior addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Prot Warrior 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 Prot Warrior community.
10.1.7 Season 2
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10.1.7 Primordial Stones
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10.1.7 Talent Builds
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Abilities & Talents
Macros & Addons
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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
Mark Target with Skull
One of the most basic, but important things a tank can do is focus their party’s damage on a specific target. Using a skull to designate a kill target is usually worth the effort when dealing with dangerous mobs or disorganized strangers.
Mark Target with X
Useful for designating a secondary DPS target, or a CC target.
Place Blue World Marker
Useful for showing party members something important, or guiding them in the right direction.
The following macro alternates between Battle Stance and Defensive Stance with a single keybind. Thanks to the exclamation points, spamming this macro will not remove either buff without switching to the other stance.
/castsequence !Defensive Stance, !Battle Stance
Focus macros are very important for lots of advanced tanking situations. Making use of @focus macros can greatly reduce the difficulty of taunt swapping and interrupting enemies.
Without holding a mod key (alt, shift, or ctrl), this Taunts your target. If holding a mod key, this taunts your focus.
/cast Taunt; Taunt
Without holding alt mod (you can use shift or ctrl in its place, or designate no specific mod key to use all three), this interrupts your target. If holding alt, this interrupts your focus.
/cast Pummel; Pummel
A macro worth its own keybind, usually for casting
on a focused enemy. This can be a great way to quickly get in range to interrupt a key target.
Another macro worth its own keybind, only this time for Intervening an ally. This is good for soaking some damage from a co-tank, or protecting a DPS or healer in your Mythic+ groups.
where your cursor is pointed, without having to click the ground to finish the cast.
/cast Heroic Leap
This macro casts
, and uses your first trinket. This is only useful when running
/cast Demoralizing Shout
Activate On-use Trinket
This is for the first trinket slot. The second trinket slot is 14.
Spear of Bastion
Spear of Bastion
at the location of your mouse cursor without requiring a mouse click. You can also do this with
/cast Spear of Bastion
Spear of Bastion
At Your Feet
Spear of Bastion
at your feet without requiring a mouse click.
/cast Spear of Bastion
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 Prot Warrior 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.
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 Prot Warrior addons for you.
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