- Author: Nevermore
- Date: June 20, 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 Fury Warrior you can be!
Warriors don’t really have any useful class-specific addons, so we recommend the basics:
- 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, 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.
Fury Warriors should at minimum have a WeakAura which tracks your Bloodsurge procs, so you don’t have to awkwardly keep looking at your buffs list to see if it procced. Furthermore, in Wrath you can get a huge damage boost by using your DPS cooldowns (Recklessness, Death Wish, Potion of Speed, Hyperspeed Accelerators, any Use: trinkets you may have) when your DPS-boosting procs (Enchant Weapon – Berserking, any Equip: trinkets you may have, like Grim Toll) are up, so it can be beneficial to have WeakAuras tracking their cooldowns & when they proc, respectively.
These macros will help you significantly, potentially increasing your DPS by a modest amount.
Cooldown Macro (AKA Swifty 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. Will skip any cooldowns that are currently not available, so you don’t have to worry — just mash this macro when you want to “pop off”! It is optimal to use this macro when one of your proc items, like trinkets or weapon enchants, proc.
#showtooltip Recklessness /cast [nostance:3] Berserker Stance /cast Recklessness /cast Death Wish /use [combat] 13 /use [combat] 14 /use [combat] Potion of Speed /use [combat] 10 /startattack
Startattack Bloodthirst Macro
It is optimal to have the /startattack command on all of your abilities as a melee DPS character. Doing so allows your character to begin auto-attacking your target right away, even if you don’t have enough rage to use Bloodthirst yet.
#showtooltip /startattack /cast Bloodthirst
Note that you could optionally add “/cast Berserker Stance” before the “/cast Bloodthirst” line, allowing you to switch to Berserker Stance if necessary, which will be useful if you’re using the next macro.
Instant Rend Macro
Allows you to instantly use your Rend, without having to fumble with stances.
#showtooltip Rend /startattack /cast [stance:3] Battle Stance /cast Rend
Instant Whirlwind Macro
Allows you to instantly use your Whirlwind, without having to fumble with stances.
#showtooltip Whirlwind /startattack /cast [nostance:3] Berserker Stance /cast Whirlwind
Spammable Slam Macro
This macro instantly interrupts your Slam cast, which is useful if you button mash your abilities and accidentally have Slam queued — possibly resulting in a DPS loss if you don’t interrupt your Slam cast quickly.
#showtooltip /cast Slam /stopcasting /startattack
These macros will generally not be make-or-break in terms of your performance, as they don’t directly improve your ability to deal damage. However, they can help you in smaller but very real ways, offering significant quality of life improvements, so we recommend having them.
Survive! Macro (Must be pressed twice)
This macro quickly instantly switches you to Defensive Stance, equips your shield and activates your defensive cooldowns. Perfect for moments when things are getting ugly and you just need to survive for a little bit longer. Note: You will need to press this macro twice for it to take effect! Just mash it!
#showtooltip Shield Wall /equipslot [noequipped: shields] 16 (NAME OF YOUR 1-HANDED WEAPON) /equipslot [noequipped: shields] 17 (NAME OF YOUR SHIELD) /cast Defensive Stance /cast Shield Wall /cast Shield Block
Charge / Intercept Macro
Allows you to instantly charge your target, using Intercept if you’re in combat or Charge if you’re not.
#showtooltip [combat] Intercept; Charge /cast [combat] Berserker Stance; Battle Stance /cast [combat] Intercept; Charge
Allows you to instantly use your Intervene to charge to an ally, without having to fumble with stances.
#showtooltip Intervene /cast Defensive Stance /cast Intervene
Spell Reflection Macro (Must be pressed twice)
Allows you to instantly use your Spell Reflection to reflect a spell, without having to fumble with stances or equipping your shields. Note: You will need to press this macro twice for it to take effect! Just mash it! Also, by default this macro changes you to Battle Stance if you are in Berserker Stance — you could change line 4 to “/cast [stance:3] Defensive Stance” instead, for a more defensive option.
#showtooltip Spell Reflection /equipslot [noequipped: shields] 16 (NAME OF YOUR 1-HANDED WEAPON) /equipslot [noequipped: shields] 17 (NAME OF YOUR SHIELD) /cast [stance:3] Battle Stance /cast Spell Reflection