wotlk pve survival hunter macros&addons

Addons

General

You want any addon or weak aura that shows your auto shot swing so you can ”’stutter-step” aka move while your auto shot is going and then stand still for a brief moment to let it go off. It cannot be understated how important having and using an addon to let you stutter-step is — it’s essential for maintaining high DPS with this spec.

  • 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. as well as being able to compare yourself with other hunters when you feel something is off, and of course to prove that you didn’t die to the fire because details said you didn’t.

WeakAuras

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.

Survival Hunter should at minimum have a WeakAura which tracks your Lock and Load Internal Cooldown + Trinket ICD, and you want to use your cooldowns before they proc to get maximum output. Survival is not a very cooldown-based class, however, so that is slightly more important for Marksmanship. As stated before, you will always want to make sure you’ve got something that tracks your auto shots.

Macros

These macros will help you significantly, potentially increasing your DPS by a modest amount.

Cooldown Macro

#showtooltip Rapid Fire
/cast Rapid Fire
/use [combat] 13
/use [combat] 14
/use [combat] Potion of Wild Magic
/cast call of the wild
/cast Blood Fury

Blood Fury is only for orcs, if you are a Troll replace it with Berserking.

Kill Command Macro

Kill Command is not on a Global Cooldown, so it can be macroed in with any shot. Example:

#showtooltip explosive shot
/cast explosive shot
/cast kill command
#showtooltip aimed
/cast aimed shot
/cast kill command

You can do this for any shot or ability.

Focus MD + Pet Macro build in one

It will make you Misdirection your Focus target, if you don’t have one it will MD your pet (useful for farming by MDing to your pet, or raiding / being in a dungeon while having your tank on /focus.

#showtooltip misdirection
/cast [@focus,help][help][@pet,exists] Misdirection

Survive macro

The macro does not use both deterrence and FEath 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

 

About the Author

Jamielolx

I'm Jamie I have played WotLK since launch in 2008, until its demise when the lich died, after Cata and MoP I was done with retail and rekindled that spark in 2015 til 2022. Which means I've spent give or take ~10 years on this expansion alone. I've always played hardcore - going for either realm firsts or higher. I stream on https://www.twitch.tv/jamielolx2 sometimes for 100 hours in a row during Wrath once it releases. Currently playing in Avatar on Earthshaker EU, Knokploeg on Gehennas EU and Instinct on Faerlina-US preparing for another dose of fresh wrath. I've played 28 specs - missing feral and enhancement but have a slight forte towards healers and ranged DPS.
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