Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

Custom Priest Macros for World of Warcraft: Classic

It's easy to think of the Priest as a simple healing class, but it's also a great solo leveling class. With the Spirit Tap talent, the Priest will essentially never run out mana, removing all of the downtime typically associated with a mana-based class. Without that restriction, the Priest can always be in combat, just tearing a path through the zone.

My original Vanilla Priest Macros, created for the 1.12 client, were able to provide amazing utility to the Priest, but World of Warcraft: Classic uses a new macro system that is far more restrictive, so those old super powerful macros no longer work. Instead, we will have to figure out ways to get the most out of the new system.


Attacks

Most of the Priest attacks are spell casts, but I like to use these macros to acquire a target, as these will get a new target if your current one is dead.

Melee Attack

This macro targets an enemy and starts your melee attack. Hitting this repeatedly won't stop your attack, making it safe to spam.

/cleartarget [dead][help]
/targetenemy [noexists]
/startattack [harm]


Wand Attack

This macro is similar to the Melee Attack, but uses your wand to attack. Unfortunately, hitting this repeatedly will cancel your wand, so be careful not to spam this. I tried using /cast [harm] !Shoot, which would seem to prevent canceling Shoot, but it doesn't work.

#showtooltip Shoot
/cleartarget [dead][help]
/targetenemy [noexists]
/cast [harm] Shoot


Spell Attacks

Smite

This macro casts Smite and starts your melee attack.

#showtooltip Smite
/startattack [harm]
/cast [harm] Smite


Shadow Word: Pain

This macro casts Shadow Word: Pain on an enemy, using a mouseover target if you have one.

#showtooltip Shadow Word: Pain
/cast [@mouseover, harm] Shadow Word: Pain; [harm] Shadow Word: Pain


Buffs

Power Word: Fortitude

This macro casts Power Word: Fortitude on your target, including a friendly mouseover target. If you hold down a modifier key, it will cycle through the nearby player targets. This is great for when you want to buff all your party members or even just random people you meet in the world.

#showtooltip Power Word: Fortitude
/targetfriendplayer [mod]
/cast [nomod, @mouseover, help] Power Word: Fortitude; [nomod] Power Word: Fortitude


Healing

These macros each cast a healing spell, using a friendly mouseover target if you have one.

Lesser Heal

This macro casts Lesser Heal, using a mouseover target if you have one.

#showtooltip Lesser Heal
/stopcasting
/cast [@mouseover, help] Lesser Heal; Lesser Heal

Heal

This macro casts Heal, using a mouseover target if you have one.

#showtooltip Heal
/stopcasting
/cast [@mouseover, help] Heal; Heal

Greater Heal

This macro casts Greater Heal, using a mouseover target if you have one.

#showtooltip Greater Heal
/stopcasting
/cast [@mouseover, help] Greater Heal; Greater Heal

Renew

This macro casts Renew, using a mouseover target if you have one.

#showtooltip Renew
/stopcasting
/cast [@mouseover, help] Renew; Renew


Miscellaneous

Potions and Bandages

This is an easy way to bind Health Potions, Mana Potions and Bandages to a single button. Pressing it normally will use a Health potion, holding down control will use a Mana potion and holding down shift will use a bandage.

Don't forget to change which type of potion and bandage it uses as you are leveling up.

/use [mod:shift] Wool Bandage
/use [mod:ctrl] Lesser Mana Potion
/use [nomod] Lesser Healing Potion


Conclusion

I'm still leveling up this character, so there aren't many macros yet. As I get some more spells, I'm sure I'll find some interesting macros to make leveling as easy as possible.

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