PvE Unholy Death Knight Addons & Macros

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Beyond directly making your character stronger through talents, equipment, enchants, etc, there are 2 more things you can use to improve your performance as a player: addons & macros. It cannot be understated how much of an impact they can have on your gameplay — increasing your DPS or healing by a large percentage, preventing you from dying, etc. You will need the best addons & macros to be the best Unholy Death Knight!

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, etc 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.
  • Auctionator – A great tool for any interaction with the Auction House

Macros

Unholy Death Knights only have a few macros that they can use to optimize their overall gameplay, with them being general essential macros such as macros for cooldowns or for maintaining their auto-attacks.

Startattack Macro

It is optimal to have the /startattack command on all of your abilities as a melee character. Doing so allows your character to begin auto-attacking your target right away, even if you aren’t currently in range to attack them, that ability is on cooldown, etc.

#showtooltip
/startattack
/cast Scourge Strike

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, help, nodead] Raise Ally
#showtooltip
/cast [@mouseover, harm, nodead] Icy Touch

Defensive Macro

This macro can be used to activate multiple defensive cooldowns at the simple press of one button. You can consider this your “panic button”.

#showtooltip
/cast Anti-Magic Shell
/cast Icebound Fortitude

Cooldown Macro

This macro uses all of your cooldowns at once, so you don’t have to use them individually. Includes trinkets, potions, and engineering enchants. It is worth knowing that 10 is the number for the Gloves slot and 13, respectively 14, are the numbers for the Trinket slots.

#showtooltip
/cast Unholy Frenzy
/use 10
/use 14
/use Golemblood Potion

Pet Healing Macro

This macro is very useful for maintaining your pet alive without losing your target! You may use this macro to cast Death Coil on your target while also using the same slot to cast Death Coil on your pet without having to swap targets. To do so, you can bind any button such as Shift, Control, or Alt and use it together with the keybind that you assigned the macro to. However, it is very important to make sure that the specific button combination is not used by another function such as “Swap Action Bars” or “Pet Follow”

#showtooltip Death Coil
/cast [mod:shift,@pet][]Death Coil
#showtooltip Death Coil
/cast [mod:Ctrl,@pet][]Death Coil
#showtooltip Death Coil
/cast [mod:Alt,@pet][]Death Coil

 

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Nevermore

Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
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Somedude
Somedude
1 month ago

#showtooltip
/cast Unholy Frenzy
/use 10
/use 14
/use Golemblood Potion

Macro does not work like it suppose because of cooldown on hand enchantment and on use trinket, this macro will make you use synapses and trinket will be left on cd. You should have synapses on keybinding or on a macro with your basic rotations so you dont have to worry about the uptime but still you have to consider that your on use trinket could be on cd if you have it macroed.

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