WoD (6.2) UI, Macros, and Addons

The User Interface is incredibly important to all players, but it has to serve a slightly different purpose for healers than it does for tanks and damage dealers.  A healer’s UI must have easily accessible raid frames that show player health and debuffs very clearly. The default UI has been bad in the past, but it’s currently much more aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t require any addons. If you do prefer your own style, there are plenty of packaged UI suites that include raid frames, but you can also find addons that are specifically created to enhance raid frames below:

Additional Addons

Exorsus Raid Tools: This tracks the legendary ring usage, the Battle res timer, raid cooldowns, and allows anyone to write notes for specific healing roles for each boss. I prefer using ERT for raid cooldowns because it’s extremely reliable, unlike a lot of other addons I’ve used in the past to try to track cooldowns.

WeakAuras2: This is an incredibly powerful addon that can almost replace any other addon if you know how to code in LUA.  Even if you don’t, it’s still very useful.  I recommend trying to find a package of WeakAura strings of Hellfire Citadel encounters to help you during progression.

For Holy Paladin specific WeakAuras, I recommend these 3:

Dreamguard T18 WAs [Edited]

  1. Missing Holy Buffs.  This tracks Beacon of Light and Beacon of Faith to make sure that I have them on someone in the raid.  It also tracks Seal of Insight because I’m really bad at switching talents and forgetting to turn Seal of Insight back on.  Only tracked in a party/raid.
  2. Holy Power.  White orbs represent current Holy Power.
  3. Long Cooldowns. Tracks the cooldown of Devotion Aura, Avenging Wrath, and whatever on-use trinket I’m currently using.  Right now it tracks Intuition’s Gift (on-use Critical Strike).

Macros

I recommend using mouseover macros for all of your heals.  Each ability looks the same except for the name of the ability.

#showtooltip
/cast [@mouseover,exists][@target,exists][@player]Holy Shock

All of the Hand abilities are similar, but with /stopcasting lines added

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/stopcasting
/cast [@mouseover,exists][@target,exists][@player]Hand of Protection

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.

#showtooltip
/cast [@mouseovertarget,harm,nodead][@target,harm,nodead][@mouseover,exists][@target,exists][@player] Holy Prism

Holy Paladin Guide

Introduction
Abilities
Talents and Glyphs
Rotations and Playstyle
Secondary Stats
Gems, Enchants, and Consumables
UI, Macros and Addons
Hellfire Citadel Encounter Tips

4 thoughts on “WoD (6.2) UI, Macros, and Addons

  1. nellybelly October 19, 2015 / 2:16 am

    pretty sweet, dude

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  2. Jabari November 18, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    For the Holy Prism macro, why don’t you have target-of-target in there somewhere? i don’t have a paladin, but my Disc Priest does basically the same thing with Power Word: Solace.

    That way, if you have a dps selected (that you’re healing) and hit Prism, it’ll hit the dps’s target directly without de-selecting what you’re currently healing.

    priority of: (mouseover/harm), (target/harm), (targettarget, harm).

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    • Dreamguard November 18, 2015 / 7:58 pm

      Mostly because I don’t actually target anyone I’m healing. I typically have the boss targeted the entire fight and use mouseover macros for healing, so target of target is usually a tank.

      For me, the mouseover target is essentially the same as your target of target. I encourage using mouseover macros for healing, so I’ll leave the macro as it is for now.

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      • GingerBeard June 21, 2016 / 7:50 pm

        /cast [@deadthread] Resurrection

        What about putting the MT or a DPS on focus, and using:

        /assist [@focus, harm, nodead] Holy Prism

        Then the rest of it?

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