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Survival Hunter 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 a Survival Hunter (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 Hunters

1.1.1. DPS Cooldown Macro

  • #showtooltip Rapid Fire
  • /cast Rapid Fire
  • /cast Call of the Wild

This macro ensures that Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire and Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild are both cast at the same time, for maximum benefit.

1.1.2. Deterrence Cancelaura Macro

  • #showtooltip Deterrence
  • /cast Deterrence
  • /cancelaura Deterrence

This macro allows you to cancel your Deterrence Icon Deterrence (by pressing it twice). This is useful, because while Deterrence is active, you cannot perform any attacks. With this macro, you can use Deterrence to avoid a specific boss ability and then quickly resume DPS.

1.1.3. Misdirection Mouseover/Focus Macro

  • #showtooltip Misdirection
  • /cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][target=focus,help,nodead][]Misdirection

This macro will cast Misdirection Icon Misdirection on the target you are currently mousing over, provided that they are friendly and not dead. Otherwise, it will cast Misdirection on your focus target, if they are friendly and not dead. If this is not a valid choice either, it will cast Misdirection on your current target.

1.2. Specific Macros for Survival Hunters

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional macros to play a Survival Hunter to its full potential.

2. Addons↑top

2.1. Generic Addons for Hunters

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.

2.1.7. Serenity

Serenity is a highly customisable addon that greatly assists your gameplay as a hunter. It provides you with a very easy to see focus bar as well as cooldown timers for all of your useful hunter abilities. Moreover, it provides various other miscellaneous features, such as allowing you to Misdirect to a target by simply right clicking them on your raid frames.

2.2. Specific Addons for Survival Hunters

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play a Survival Hunter to its full potential.

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