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Arms Warrior DPS Macros and Addons (WoW 4.3.4)

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Macros and addons are an integral part of a raider's arsenal as they can make it easier to perform a variety of tasks, improving your overall game experience. Below, we present macros and addons that can be useful to an Arms Warrior (WoW 4.3). On the left side, you will find links to the other parts of the guide.

1. Macros↑top

1.1. Generic Macros for Warriors

Currently, we do not feel that there are any generic macros that all Warriors should use in order to play the class properly.

1.2. Specific Macros for Arms Warriors

1.2.1. Bladestorm Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Bladestorm
  • /cast Bladestorm
  • /cancelaura Bladestorm

This macro allows you to easily cancel your Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm before its 6 second duration expires. This is sometimes necessary, because while Bladestorm is active you cannot cast any of your other abilities. It is especially useful if you begin Bladestorming when there are multiple enemies alive who then die very quickly.

1.2.2. Stance-dancing Macros

If you are adopting the stance-dancing playstyle (see the rotation page for more details), then you should use all of the following macros.

  • Overpower:
    • #showtooltip Overpower
    • /cast Battle Stance
    • /cast Overpower
  • Rend:
    • #showtooltip Rend
    • /cast Battle Stance
    • /cast Rend
  • Thunder Clap:
    • #showtooltip Thunder Clap
    • /cast Battle Stance
    • /cast Thunder Clap
  • Shattering Throw:
    • #showtooltip Shattering Throw
    • /cast Battle Stance
    • /cast Shattering Throw
  • Mortal Strike:
    • #showtooltip Mortal Strike
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Mortal Strike
  • Colossus Smash:
    • #showtooltip Colossus Smash
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Colossus Smash
  • Slam:
    • #showtooltip Slam
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Slam
  • Heroic Strike:
    • #showtooltip Heroic Strike
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Heroic Strike
  • Cleave:
    • #showtooltip Cleave
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Cleave
  • Execute:
    • #showtooltip Execute
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Execute
  • Bladestorm
    • #showtooltip Bladestorm
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Bladestorm
    • /cancelaura Bladestorm
  • Whirlwind:
    • #showtooltip Whirlwind
    • /cast Berserker Stance
    • /cast Whirlwind

Essentially, each of these macros will ensure that you are in the correct stance for optimal stance-dancing before casting the respective ability.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Warriors

2.1.1. ElvUI

Here, at Icy Veins, we use ElvUI for all our characters. This addon is a complete replacement of the default User Interface. It comes with almost everything you need to perform properly: action bars, cooldown timers, proc display, etc.

We strongly recommend you to get this addon.

2.1.2. Boss Mods: Deadly Boss Mods or Bigwigs

Boss mods are addons that warn you about boss abilities and give you live advice on how to handle some mechanics. We strongly recommend you to get one such addon. At Icy Veins, we mostly use Deadly Boss Mods, the most popular boss mod. A good alternative is Big Wigs.

2.1.3. Parrot or Mik's Scrolling Battle Text

Parrot and Mik's Scrolling Battle Text are highly customisable addons for displaying floating battle text while in combat (incoming heals, damage of your spells, etc.). They both work very well by default.

2.1.4. Power Auras Classic

Power Auras Classic is an extremely useful addon that allows you to have visual effects on your screen, helping you track your buffs, debuffs and cooldowns. It is highly customisable and it can make it much, much easier to keep track of your procs and play your spec more proficiently.

2.1.5. Recount

Recount is a well known addon that most people use for displaying current DPS or HPS (Healing Per Second). We advise you to also use it for checking what you take damage from and if the share of damage/healing you do with each of your abilities is similar to that of other players of your class.

2.1.6. Omen Threat Meter

Omen Threat Meter is the most popular addon for displaying the current threat levels on your target. We recommend you to use it to avoid taking aggro when the tank is still building up threat on an enemy.

2.2. Specific Addons for Arms Warriors

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play an Arms Warrior to its full potential.

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