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Survival Hunter Macros & Addons - Shadowlands 9.2.5
2022/05/31 at 1:28 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 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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About the Author
Hello! My name is Doolb and I am a huge fan of Survival. I've been playing WoW since 2006 and have been a huge fan of Survival ever since Legion's pre-patch and we picked up the spear. You can always find me hanging around one of my favorite places on the internet:
—the best Hunter Discord server around. This guide is a collaborative effort between myself and Thyminde (aka Velratha) and will be frequently updated. Feel free to stop by TSL and ask anything you need!
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
Talent Swap Macros
These macros will allow you to have one button that functions for whatever talent or spell you have selected. This isn’t particularly useful outside of a single talent row, but it's nice to have anyway.
Steel Trap / A Murder of Crows
/cast Steel Trap;A Murder of Crows
Casting / Canceling Aspect of the Turtle
#showtooltip Aspect of the Turtle
/cancelaura Aspect of the Turtle
/cast Aspect of the Turtle
Generic Useful Macros
Some generic macros that are always useful to have...
Casting at your
if you have one otherwise at your current target:
Useful for abilities like:
General Tar/Flare macros (you can use @cursor if you want to be able to use it from the distance)
/cast Tar Trap
Lazy "ground based aoe" version
/castsequence Tar Trap, Flare
Lazy distance version
/castsequence Tar Trap, Flare
This is useful due to pet Basic Attacks getting delayed. You can use this type of macro for most of your abilities.
/cast Kill Command
/cast Claw(Basic Attack)
/cast Bite(Basic Attack)
/cast Smack(Basic Attack)
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 if you are standing in fire. I would personally recommend to go with BigWigs and not to forget the dungeon module LittleWigs.
: WeakAuras 2 is an all-round addon that lets you track buffs, debuffs or dots and a lot of other things. You can even make a fury bar for example. I highly recommend it. You can easily import auras 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.
is the perfect addon to let you check the damage you and your raid member do. This addon is also useful to track interrupts, dispels or deaths.
: If you don't want to make your own UI you can also download UI packages. The most common recommendation is to use
. ElvUI is a replacement for the standard Blizzard UI that is very easy to configure and a lot of high-end raiders are using. You can find other player's ElvUI profiles on
I would also recommend the Curse Client / Twitch app to keep your Addons up to date.
- 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 Survival Hunter addons for you.
Our Survival Hunter 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 Survival Hunter guides for , make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
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