Arcane Mage Macros, Addons, and WeakAuras
This section of the Arcane Mage guide provides some helpful macro and addon suggestions as well as information on how to make a macro and use Wowhead to create Weakauras. This guide is written by Malon, who raids with <Omen> on Emerald Dream EU; his lifelong ambition is to have the Warlock class renamed to 'Fuzzy Cuddlebears'. Find him on
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Tips & Tricks
To prevent you from accidentally casting Supernova on a friendly target, or yourself:
To quickly clear a debuff:
/cast Ice Block
/cancelaura Ice Block
To quickly stop an enemy's spellcast:
To set your target as a focus, cast
and then be able to recast
without switching targets:
To use the same button for multiple talent choices. These macros can be easily modified for different talents; the below are just examples.
/cast Mirror Image; Rune of Power
/cast Supernova; Charged Up
How to Make a Macro
To open up the Macro menu, type "/macro" or "/m".
Choose between the "General" and Character-specific macro tabs. Then click on the "New" button on the macro window.
Choose a Name and an Icon so you can easily recognize your macro, then click on "Okay."
Select your macro's icon from the list at the top of the macro window, and then click in the text area below. Type or copy/paste your macro into the text area.
When you are finished, click the "Save" button, and to close the window, click "Exit".
Weakauras - Incredibly useful for tracking buffs, debuffs and other information. Use this to make your
procs noticeable, show when
is off cooldown and more. Everything here is customizable.
Skada - A lightweight damage tracker. Useful to see how you are doing compared to your teammates.
Omen - A threat meter.
WeakAuras on Wowhead
WeakAuras is a handy addon that flashes a useful alert onto your screen related to important abilities--cooldowns, durations, etc. However, it can be tricky to configure especially if you're new to it, so we've set up basic Weak Aura customizations for every player spell, including intelligent default auras.
Just visit a spell page (
) and click on the red "WeakAuras Export" button to open the panel up. Click "Copy" for our default aura, or "Customize" to easily change your alerts!
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