Useful Macro Templates

Covenant Ability Macro

Mod: Signature Ability
Default: Covenant Ability
Note: You’ll need to replace the generic spells with the specific spells once you select your final Covenant because Blizzard decided to disable the substitutions at that point.

/cast [mod,@mouseover,exists,nodead] [mod,@cursor,combat] [mod] Signature Ability; [@mouseover,exists,nodead] [@cursor,combat] [] Covenant Ability

General Macro Templates

Base Healing Macro

Alt: Self Cast
Mouseover Friend: Cast on Mouseover
Target Friend: Cast on Target
Target Enemy Targeting Friend: Cast on Enemy’s Target
Default casting behavior. This condition also serves to generate the correct tooltip.

/cast [mod:alt,@player] [@mouseover,help,nodead] [help] [@targettarget,help,nodead] [] SPELL

Basic Helpful Mouseover Macro

Cast a helpful spell prioritizing mouseover.

/cast [mod:alt,@player] [@mouseover,help,nodead] [] SPELL

Basic Harmful Mouseover Macro

Cast a harmful spell prioritizing mouseover.

/cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [] SPELL

Basic Reaction Neutral Mouseover Macro

Cast a spell that can target both friends and enemies, prioritizing mouseover (Penance, Holy Shock, Shadowstep etc.)

/cast [mod:alt,@player] [@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] SPELL

Basic Help/Harm Macro

This will cast one spell when mousing over or targeting a friend and another when mousing over or targeting an enemy.

/cast [mod:alt,@player] [@mouseover,help,nodead] HELP_SPELL; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] HARM_SPELL; HELP_SPELL

Variant: HARM_SPELL as Default

/cast [mod:alt,@player] HELP_SPELL; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] HARM_SPELL;[@mouseover,help,nodead] [help] HELP_SPELL; HARM_SPELL

Multi-modifier Mouseover Macro

Example of how to include multiple spells, differentiated by modifier, including mouseover. Trim it down and change exists to help or harm depending on what you’re actually using it for.

/cast [mod:ctrl,@mouseover,exists,nodead] [mod:ctrl] CTRL_SPELL; [mod:shift,@mouseover,exists,nodead] [mod:shift] SHIFT_SPELL; [mod:alt,@mouseover,exists,nodead] [mod:alt] ALT_SPELL; [@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] SPELL

Basic Reticle Macro

Alt: Cast at Player
Combat: Cast at Cursor
Default: Display Reticle

/cast [mod:alt,@player] [@cursor,combat] [] SPELL

Nochanneling Macro

Prevent casting when CHANNELING SPELL is channeling.

/stopmacro [channeling:CHANNELING SPELL]
/cast SPELL

Prevent casting when ANY SPELL is channeling.

/stopmacro [channeling]
/cast SPELL

Stopcasting Macro

Cancels your currently queued spell and interrupts your current cast so you can cast a priority spell. Note: this functionality is automatically baked into all interrupts. Also, this is really only useful for cancelling spells with a cast time > 1 GCD OR if you’re cancelling so you can cast a spell that’s off the GCD.

/cast SPELL

Cancelaura Macro

Useful for things like Levitate, Ice Block, Spectral Sight where you want to be able to toggle them on and off with a single key.

/cancelaura BUFF
/cast SPELL

CC Macro

Shift: Clear Focus
Alt: Set/Cast on Focus
Default: Cast on Target

/focus [mod:alt,@focus,dead] [mod:alt,@focus,noexists]
/clearfocus [@focus,dead] [mod:alt,@focus,noexists] [mod:shift]
/cast [mod:alt,@focus,exists] [] SPELL

Dynamic GetSpellInfo Macro

Useful for things like Mercenary racials and PVP Talents where there’s no talent:row/col condition to determine if a spell is known or not.

/cast SPELL1
/cast SPELL2
/cast SPELL3
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"SPELL1" or G"SPELL2" or G"SPELL3")

Class Specific Macros

Death Knight

Raise Ally

/cast [@mouseover,help,dead] [] Raise Ally

Demon Hunter

Alt: Spectral Sight
Default: Consume Magic

/cancelaura Spectral Sight
/cast [mod:alt] Spectral Sight; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [] Consume Magic


Dead: Rebirth
Harm: Soothe
Default: Nature’s Cure/Remove Corruption

/cast [@mouseover,help,dead][help,dead]Rebirth;[spec:4,@mouseover,help,nodead]Nature's Cure;[@mouseover,help,nodead]Remove Corruption;[@mouseover,harm,nodead][harm]Soothe;[spec:4]Nature's Cure;Remove Corruption


Shift: Revive/Mend Pet
Alt: Misdirection
Default: Tranquilizing Shot

/cast [mod:shift,@pet] Revive Pet; [nomod,@mouseover,harm,nodead] [nomod] Tranquilizing Shot; [@focus,help,nodead] [@mouseover,help,nodead] [help] [@pet,exists] [] Misdirection

If you want to be absolutely certain it perfectly falls back, use this version instead. It just excludes the possibility of mouseover or focus not in your group

/cast [mod:alt,@pet] Revive Pet; [@focus,help,group] [@mouseover,help,nodead,group] [help,group] [@pet,exists] [] Misdirection


Harm: Spellsteal
Default: Remove Curse

/cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Remove Curse; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] Spellsteal; Remove Curse


Alt: Healing Elixir/Diffuse Magic/Dampen Harm
Help: Detox
Harm (WW): Touch of Karma

/cast [mod:alt,spec:1,talent:5/2] [mod:alt,spec:2,talent:5/1] Healing Elixir;[mod:alt,talent:5/2] Diffuse Magic;[mod:alt,talent:5/3] Dampen Harm;[@mouseover,help,nodead] Detox;[spec:3,@mouseover,harm,nodead][spec:3,harm] Touch of Karma;Detox


Shift: Blessing of Protection
Alt: Blessing of Freedom
Default: Cleanse Toxins/Cleanse

/cast [mod:shift,@mouseover,help,nodead] [mod:shift] Blessing of Protection; [mod:alt,@mouseover,help,nodead] [mod:alt] Blessing of Freedom; [spec:1,@mouseover,help,nodead] [spec:1] Cleanse; [@mouseover,help,nodead] [] Cleanse Toxins


Alt: Mass Dispel
Harm: Dispel Magic
Default: Purify Disease/Purify

/cast [mod:alt] !Mass Dispel; [spec:3,@mouseover,help,nodead] Purify Disease; [@mouseover,help,nodead] Purify; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] Dispel Magic; [spec:3] Purify Disease; Purify


Alt: Crimson Vial
Outlaw: Grappling Hook
Default: Shadowstep

/cast [mod:alt] Crimson Vial; [spec:2,combat,@cursor] [spec:2] Grappling Hook; [@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] Shadowstep


Harm: Purge
Default: Purify Spirit/Cleanse Spirit

/cast [spec:3,@mouseover,help,nodead] Purify Spirit; [@mouseover,help,nodead] Cleanse Spirit; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] Purge; [spec:3] Purify Spirit; Cleanse Spirit


Shift (Felhunter): Devour Magic
Alt: Unending Resolve
Dead: Soulstone
Default: Command Demon

/cast [mod:shift,pet:Felhunter/Observer,@mouseover,harm,nodead] [mod:shift,pet:Felhunter/Observer] Devour Magic; [mod:alt] Unending Resolve; [@mouseover,help,dead] [help,dead] Soulstone; [@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] Command Demon


Alt (Prot): Spell Reflection
Default: Heroic Throw

/cast [mod:alt,spec:3] Spell Reflection; [@mouseover,harm,nodead] [harm] Heroic Throw

Additional Class Macros

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Macro Help (Monk - Enemy/Friendly)
On Use Trinket with Target Reticle Macro?
Macro Help; Targets and Whispers
IF/ELSE macro
Hybrid Mouseover Macro?
1 Macro 2 Spells
Disc Priest Mouseover Macro Doesn't Work
Shadow Priest macro
Druid ultimate macro help
Is there a way to macro Heart Essences?
Swiftmend Bear Form Macro
Holy Priest Renew macro help
Targeting help?
Grid + Clique and Well of existence/refreshment
Kick macro
Using Shift mod with Ground-Targeted Spells
Bag of tricks macro help
Classic warrior macro help
Ez Healing Macro
No Channeling Macro
Healing mouseover macro
Heart essence macro and passive majors
A few shaman specific macros (Fixed!)
Disc priest macro help
Healing macro issues
Macro for Heart Essence
Cast only if not channelling
Holy Shock mouseover macro help needed
Combining [harm][@targettarget] macro and [nochanneling:xxx] macro into one macro
Mouseover Macro Help
Need mage Fire Blast explosion macro
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Are there any good mage macros?
Mouseover heal/harm No Target Cast On Self
Purge (enemy) / Purify Spirit (friendly) macro
Macro for Spirit of Preservation
Need help with macro
Macros help
Purify Friendly Dispel Magic Enemy Macro
Help with understanding a macro
Targeting previous target
Mouseover sheep, add set focus
Please help me make this Priest macro shorter
Healing in WoW - Spell Bloat - Addons
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Probably an easy macro?
Help Understanding Focus
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Purify and Rapture Mouseover Macros
Can this macro be made?
Help/harm mouseover macro help!
Mouseover and interrupt macro
Feral Druid Macros
Help Harm Form Macro
Feral Druid Macros
Beacon macro not working
Here it is
Combining Macro
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Druid Macro, help harm mouseover modifier
Macro Help: help/harm with self/focus
Macro Help: help/harm with self/focus
13 year player first time keybinder/macro
Mouseover Help Harm Macro?
Help Harm with Alt Modifier [help]
Harm/Friendly Macro
Talent Conditional Tooltip & cleanup
Lifebloom: Mouseover or Self on Modifier?
Holy Shock macro
Purify Dispel macro with alt to self Purify
Macro Help
Beacon on Harm's targettarget
[Macro Help] cast on hostile mouseover if available, otherwise target
In need of a Regrowth mouseover macro
Macros: Essential Information
Special help/harm macro help
Help/harm focus macro with modifiers
Hibernate/Soothe Macro
Official Manual for Macos
@mouseover AND nomod possible?
Intervene/Charge Macro
Macro plz!
Torment Mouseover Macro
Are there macro conditions: warmode and pvp talents?
Racial Macro for Mercenary?
Plz help, shift macro dependent on talent
Nectrotic Strike Macro help (PVP Talent)
Adding Hamstring to Macro help
Struggling with too many keybinds on your Priest?
Macro bug? Customer Support directed me here
I need assistance adding a feature to my macro
Druid Battle Rez/Innervate macro
Classic - power word shield macro
Nomod mouseover, alt for selfcast?
Mouseover click macro?
Concentrated Flame Macro Self Heal
Macro with a modifier key AND changes spell based on spec or spell known?
Mouseover Macro Issue - Classic
Help with macro
Druid Macro help
Need Help DH flame macro
Cast ranged aoe on self?
Wild Charge Mouseover
Self targeting
Consoleport reticle casting help
Purify - Mass Dispel Macro
[SOLVED] Macro Help with Help/Harm
Macro to change action bars for friendly / enemy targets
Target of Target BoP
Angelic Feather
[Classic] Need Help with Auto-Attack Macro and target-of-target macro for healing!
Help / Harm macro
Targets-Healing previous target?
Stopspelltarget question
Help with Cleanse Spirit/Purge Macro
Nice UI + Mouseover healing addons?
Mouseover + switch based on target?
Effective use of my free heal
Getting frustrated - help please!
Need Macro Help - occasionally cast on self
Spirit of Preservation mouseover
Console Port Reticle Casting
Classic - sad to not be able to script downranking ='(
Mouseover macro
Regrowth Mouse Over Heal
Need mouseover and current target macro
Mouseover macro
Heal harm macro w/ mods
Mouse over macro that prioritazes me when I don't mouse over anyone?
I broke this Macro
/cast [mod:alt,@pet]Revive Pet;[@focus,help,group][@mouseover,help,group][help,group][@pet,exists][]Misdirection

Misdirection cannot be cast on anyone not in your group (party or raid, doesn’t matter). Written your way, it would block misdirecting to your pet outside of groups if you had a helpable focus, mouseover, or target. Best to be explicit with that unless your intent is to disable Misdirection outside of groups.



Worst case it displays the hand so you can select your Misdirection target. I personally can’t think of a plausible situation where you’ll have your focus set to an ally who’s not in your party and Hunter’s aren’t exactly known for mousing over allies to cast on them.

But yes, if you do want to ensure everything falls back perfectly in 100% of situations then the group condition is advisable.

Converted it to a Wiki… let’s see how this works.

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I frequently set my focus to any tankish toon in world boss fights.

Because of how my macros are coded, that suppresses my pet’s Growl (that part of my macro doesn’t care if the focus is grouped with me or not - if I have a tank or tank-designate - as indicated by something friendly and alive being in my focus - no autocast on Growl).

Because my focus is not in my group and because I coded it correctly, Misdirection drops to my pet (instead of not being cast at all).

Updated the markdown of the macros so they don’t try to render as JavaScript

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Added Heart Essence macro

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Wouldn’t this be the same as

/cast [nochanneling] SPELL

Yes, in that exact example. The stopmacro version allows you to include whatever condition payload you want on the cast without having to duplicate nochanneling:spell each time.

Ah cool, that will be really useful for cleaning up some of my macros, thanks!

I hope this won’t be considered a necro…
For reticule-targeted spells, I’ve taken to using a format like this:

/cast [mod:alt,@player][mod:ctrl][@cursor]Rain of Fire

I’ve bound a slot on my bars to the F key for spells targeted with a reticule so for me Alt-F casts the spell at my location, Ctrl-F brings up the targeting reticule, and F (without a modifier) casts the spell at the cursor’s location. If I’m confident in the spot I’ll just hit F; but if I want some help placing it I’ll hit Ctrl-F, move the reticule to where I want it, then hit F (without a modifier) to fire it off.

Very similar to Elvenbane’s format (in fact I may have stolen it from one of his posts a couple years ago) so I thought I’d bring it up here in this post.


Is there any ways to make a Soulstone macro that rez and b-rez on mouse over ? because I tried everything I was able to find, and it doesn’t work. Keeps telling me " Your target is dead "

/cast [@mouseover,help,dead] [] Soulstone

Excuse me Mr. Bane, but is there a way to not cast a spell if you are channeling 2 of 3 channeled spells, but cast the spell if you are casting the 3rd channeled spell?

[this, and this]
[this] [or this]
/stopmacro [channeling:spell1] [channeling:spell2] [channeling:spell3]
/cast whatever
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omg…lol…just toying around with a lot of crap I didnt know I could do with macros.
Can we get the character cap bumped up to 300 or 350 maybe, without using an addon?

@Elvenbane I love you. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

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@Elvenbane, thanks for all the great info. This post has been very helpful.

I have a macro that doesn’t seem to be working quite right and I was hoping you could help.

Here is what I would like it to do.

If I am mouseover friendly cast heal spell, if I am mouseover enemy kick, if my current target is enemy kick, if my current focus target is enemy kick, otherwise cast heal on me.

For the kick I would like to have a preferred order if possible, focused, mouseover, current target.

Here is what I have now.

/cast [@mouseover,help,nodead]Vivify;[@mouseover,harm,nodead][harm]Spear Hand Strike;[@focus,harm,nodead]Spear Hand Strike;Vivify