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Holy Paladin Macros & Addons - Battle for Azeroth 8.3
2020/01/13 at 10:49 PM
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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 Holy Paladin macros for World of Warcraft: , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Holy Paladin addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Holy Paladin 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 Holy Paladin 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
Although it's not necessary, using mouseover macros for all of your heals is preferred. The macro for each ability looks the same except for the name of the ability.
/cast Holy Shock
All Blessings are similar but with /stopcasting lines added.
/cast Blessing of Sacrifice
You will also want a similar addon for Bubble as you don't want to get caught mid-cast when you need to bubble!
/cast Divine Shield
This Holy Prism macro is a little different. We always want Holy Prism to be cast on an enemy if possible so it takes this priority: Mouseover target (if enemy), target (if enemy), mouseover (enemy or friendly), target (enemy or friendly), player.
/cast Holy Prism
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 Holy Paladin 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.
Addons are a tricky one, everyone should find what works for
. So it is highly personal what addons you choose and how to set them up. Below I will go through some of the popular addons and addons that I myself use. If you are more comfortable with the default UI, it's not a bad option and you should generally do what you are comfortable with.
One of the most popular addons is more a UI package. This is Elvui, it is not just a single addon but a collection of them, that ultimately contains everything you would want, Party frames, Raid Frames, Actionbar, Bag addons etc. It also has a more "Modern" skin by default, and is highly customizable for more information check out.
For a download link and Screenshots.
The most important addon as a healer is your Raid Frames. This is the element of your UI you will be interacting with the most, as such it is ideal you find one you like to use. Many people like to use Elvui's raid frames and turn everything else off. But some other great ones are
Similarly, most people like to use another separate party frame addon. Some of the common ones are
Shadowed Unit Frames
This one is probably the most common and modern damage meter.
This one is a bit older, but some people still prefer to use it.
I highly recommend if you are going to be doing any kind of raiding you pick up one of the two below addons, it has timers for each individual boss helping out a ton!
Deadly Boss Mods
is probably the most important addon, many people use this addon for various things just because of how versatile it is.
Here are some other misc addons that I personally have found useful as a healer!
is a great addon for analyzing deaths, it provides a ton of information and in a very readable way that is easy to access. Great for figuring out what went wrong!
is an addon that lets you bind abilities and macros to a mouse press, eliminating the need in some cases for a mouseover.
Mik's Scrolling Battle Text
is a handy addon that lets you configure your incoming/outgoing damage in a more readable way.
Is an addon that lets you move around and configure your actionbar.
Is the same thing as Dominos, just an alternative.
- Very popular all-in-one UI overhaul.
-Shows Azerite Powers available to your specialization on gear tooltips.
- 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 Holy Paladin addons for you.
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