- Author: Jamielolx
- Date: July 14, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Beyond directly making your character stronger through talents, equipment, enchants, etc. there are 2 more things you can use in order 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 Beast Mastery Hunter you can be!
- DeadlyBossMods – This 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 is a versatile add-on with almost limitless possibilities. It allows you to install mini-addons created by other players, which are confusingly also called “WeakAuras”, in order to perform specific tasks, such as tracking the cooldown of a spell, having a visual or audio notification when something procs, giving you a warning when a boss uses an ability, etc. You can find WeakAuras that suit your needs on wago.io. It’s strongly recommended that you use WeakAuras; they’re a huge quality of life boost.
I recommend making or searching for a WeakAura that tracks your cooldowns, in particular Bestial Wrath, Rapid Fire, and Call of the Wild.
But especially your trinket cooldowns, as you want to stack all your on-use cooldowns with your trinket procs for the highest damage possible.
An auto shot timer can also prove very useful if you’re not used to the auto shot timings yet
These macros will help you significantly, potentially increasing your DPS by a modest amount.
#showtooltip /cast Bestial Wrath /cast Rabid /cast rapid fire /use berserking /use blood fury /cast Call of the Wild /use [combat] 13 /use [combat] 14 /use [combat] Potion of Wild Magic /cast kill command
Do this for every shot/ability you use.
#showtooltip steady shot /cast steady shot /cast kill command
#showtooltip multi shot /cast multi shot /cast kill command
#showtooltip arcane shot /cast arcane shot /cast kill command
#showtooltip serpent sting /cast serpent sting /cast kill command
#showtooltip bestial wrath /cast bestial wrath /cast kill command
The macro does not use both deterrence and feign death at the same time you would have to press it twice for that – so if deterrence isn’t sufficient you use it again to Feign Death
#showtooltip /cast Deterrence /use [combat] Healthstone /cast Feign Death
QoL Macro Focus MD + Pet Macro build in one
#showtooltip misdirection /cast [@focus,help][help][@pet,exists] Misdirection
This macro makes it, so it will misdirect to whichever target you are focusing on, if you aren’t focusing on anyone it will misdirect onto your pet instead.
If you have your tank on focus however it will misdirect to him, so it is both a QoL farming macro and a raiding macro.
one small issue, the multi-shot macro needs a –
Thanks for putting all this together!
Thanks for pointing that out, would also like to add that it’s often wise to put kill command before the shot you’re actually spamming, it decreases input time – I messed up there don’t know why it’s the opposite.