- Author: Nevermore
- Date: September 30, 2022
- Updated: February 15, 2023
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Beyond directly making your character stronger through talents, equipment, enchants, etc., there are two more things you can use in order to improve your character’s performance: addons and macros. It cannot be understated how much of an impact these can have on your gameplay — increasing your DPS or healing by a large percentage, preventing you from dying, and generally making the game easier to play. You will need the best addons and macros to be the best Blood Death Knight you can be!
Blood Death Knights do not require a lot of addons or macros, but can still utilize a few essential tools.
- 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 is a versatile addon 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, giving you a warning when a boss uses an ability, and so on. 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.
As a Blood Death Knight in the role of a damage dealer, you do not have any special active procs you need to track. However, due to how clogged the standard U.I can be, Weakauras can certainly help you track your diseases and runes, as well as active effects such as Hysteria (Unholy Frenzy). You can create separate customized notifications and cooldown bars for all of these effects. You may also want to create WeakAuras for trinkets or Hyperspeed Accelerators, allowing you to properly time your burst window with your trinket procs.
While this spec doesn’t have a significant number of useful macros, it never hurts to make things easier on yourself.
Hysteria(Unholy Frenzy)/Dancing Rune Weapon Macro
You can use this macro to activate both Unholy Frenzy and Dancing Rune Weapon at the same time. This macro will help you execute your burst faster by removing button presses.
#showtooltip Unholy Frenzy /cast Unholy Frenzy /cast Dancing Rune Weapon
Mouseover macros will allow you to use any ability that you want without swapping your current target. You can effectively use this as a Death Knight to Strangulate a far away target or to pull a target towards you with Death Grip without swapping your target.
#showtooltip Death Grip /stopattack /cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Death Grip
Interrupt on Focus Target
This macro allows you to quickly interrupt any target that you have set focus on without swapping your target. Keep in mind that your target needs to be in front of you for this macro to work. However, you can use this type of macro for any of your abilities if you want to simultaneously afflict two targets with your spells without changing the target.
#showtooltip Mind Freeze /cast [@focus, exists, harm] Mind Freeze