PvE Demonology Warlock Addons & Macros

PvE Demonology Warlock Addons & Macros
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 28, 2024
  • Updated: May 28, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Once you have your character set up with gear, enchants, and so on, and you’ve learned your rotation, there are a couple of ways you can really take your gameplay to the next level, and that’s with addons and macros. These tools can enhance your performance by making it easy to track and perform actions that might be much more complicated with only hotkeys and the default interface. This guide will get you started with some of the best addons and macros to use as a Demonology Warlock in Cataclysm Classic.

Addons

Addons are direct quality-of-life improvements to the existing game features. They can range from User Interface modifications to simple tools such as a Damage Meter or Threat Meter. Addons can also be used to generate text notifications or even in-game vocal notifications to keep better track of your buffs and procs. They can also be used to display boss tactics and notify you of impending threats.

  • DeadlyBossMods – Allows you to track boss abilities. A must-have for raiding.
  • Details – Shows you how much damage, healing, and threat everyone in your raid is doing. Flex on your friends!
  • WeakAuras – Extremely versatile addon that can be used to track buffs, debuffs, or create audio notifications.

WeakAuras or a similar addon is strongly recommended for tracking your buffs, procs, and cooldowns as a Demonology Warlock. You may have a hard time keeping track of everything otherwise.

Macros

Demonology Warlock doesn’t necessarily need any macros, however, there are a few useful ones that can improve its overall performance besides the essential macros that each DPS specialization uses.

Mouseover Macro

This macro can be used to cast an ability on any target by simply hovering your mouse over it. You can either hover your mouse over the target itself or over the UI raid or party frame in the case of a friendly target. For any beneficial spell, you will want to have “Help” in your macro, and for any damaging spell you will want to have “Harm”

#showtooltip
/cast [@mouseover, harm, nodead] Bane of Agony

Offensive Cooldown Macro

This macro is useful for activating multiple offensive effects at the same time with a simple press of a button!

#showtooltip
/use 10
/use 13
/use Volcanic Potion
/cast Demon Soul
/cast Summon Doomguard

Spammable Channeled Spells

This makes it so that channeled spells can be spammed without recasting them. This prevents unnecessary refreshing or mana wasting. This works for any channeled spell, be it Drain LifeDrain Soul, or Hellfire.

#showtooltip Drain Life
/cast [nochanneling:Drain Life] Drain Life
#showtooltip Drain Soul
/cast [nochanneling:Drain Soul] Drain Soul
#showtooltip Hellfire
/cast [nochanneling:Hellfire] Hellfire

Soulburn Macro

Soulburn is a new ability introduced in Cataclysm that can be used to enhance several other abilities. You can make different macros that can be used to either instantly summon one of your demons in case it dies suddenly during an encounter, empower your Healthstones, or use Soul Fire as an instant cast. You may choose to create multiple variants of this macro to lower the number of keybinds that you require.

#showtooltip
/cast Soulburn
/cast Summon Felguard
#showtooltip
/cast Soulburn
/cast Soul Fire
#showtooltip
/cast Soulburn
/Use Healthstone

 

About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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