Useful Macros For Priests

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Stopcasting, the Raid Healers' Friend

This one command is a requirement in all Greater Heal usage for Raid healers. It is not proper to jump or move to interrupt casting. The Priest should always have a heal casting and cancel it by using a heal with the /stopcasting command. Consider having macros made for GH1, GH2, GH7, as well as Renew.

/stopcasting /cast [target=mouseover,exists] Greater Heal

/stopcasting /cast [target=mouseover,exists] Renew

Or one that casts Greater Heal on your target if it is friendly and on your mouseover if not

/stopcasting /cast [help] Greater Heal; /cast [harm] [target=mouseover,exists] Greater Heal

Greater Heal mob's target or friendly target

This macro will cast Greater Heal on your target if your target is friendly; if your target is an enemy, it will cast Greater Heal on your target's target.

/cast [help][target=targettarget][] Greater Heal

Use this macro to heal yourself when holding down alt. These also work with any other heal.

#showtooltip Greater Heal /cast [help, nomodifier:alt][nomodifier:alt, target=targettarget][modifier:alt, target=player][] Greater Heal

Left click PW:F, Right Click PoF

Left click casts single target Power Word: Fortitude , right click casts group-wide Prayer of Fortitude . Works with other comparable spells as well, such as Divine Spirit, Shadow Protection, Mark of the Wild, Arcane Intellect, or any of the paladin blessings.

/cast [button:2] Prayer of Fortitude; Power Word: Fortitude

Resurrection if able — announce to raid if it works on target

Does not execute if you're in combat or in Shadowform. Selects resurrection for casting on next click if your target is not friendly or not dead.

/stopmacro [stance:1][combat] /cast Resurrection /stopmacro [nohelp][nodead] /ra Resurrecting %t.


Shield Self without losing healing target

On one button press you can use Power Word: Shield on yourself without losing your current healing target.

/cast [target=player]Power Word: Shield

Mouse Over Heal

This macro will allow you to mouseover a party member and heal them. Also works nicely for Power Word: Fortitude.

/cast [target=mouseover,exists][] Flash Heal

This macro will cast renew or heal on a single target, in the following order:

If target is friendly
If the mouse is over a friendly target
If the target is hostile, then on the target's target
If no target, then player

/castsequence [help] [target=mouseover,help,exists] [target=targettarget, help, exists] [target=player] reset=target/5 Renew, Heal

The following will also self cast if the player holds alt, no matter what is moused over or targeted:

/stopcasting /cast [nomodifier:alt,target=mouseover,nodead,help][nomodifier:alt,help
,nodead][nomodifier:alt,target=targettarget,nodead,help][nomodifier:alt,target=player][modifier:alt,target=player]Greater Heal

Its order is Mouseover -> target -> target's target -> self, holding down alt will skip to self.

One Button Renew or SW:Pain

This macro casts either Renew (friendly) or Shadow Word: Pain (hostile) on whoever is hovering under your mouse that exists and is not dead. If you're not hovering, it does either Renew (friendly) or Shadow Word: Pain (hostile) on your selected target that is not dead. If all of the above are false, you will Renew yourself.

/cast [target=mouseover,exists,help,nodead] Renew; [target=mouseover,exists,harm,nodead] Shadow Word: Pain; [help,nodead] Renew; [harm,nodead] Shadow Word: Pain; [target=player] Renew

A different version of the above macro (make self-cast available with alt, removes some redundancies):

/cast [target=player,modifier:alt] [target=mouseover,help,nodead] Renew; [target=mouseover,harm,nodead] Shadow Word: Pain; [help,nodead] Renew; [harm,nodead] Shadow Word: Pain; [target=focus,exists] [target=player] Renew

What it does (if condition isn't met, move on to the next):

If holding ALT, cast Renew on yourself.
If mousing over an ally, cast Renew on them.
If mousing over an enemy, cast Shadow Word Pain on them.
If targeting an ally, cast Renew on them.
If targeting an enemy, cast Shadow Word Pain on them.
If you have a focus, cast Renew on them.
If all else fails, cast Renew on yourself.

This could also be easily applied to any other spell combination (Holy Fire/Heal, Smite/Flash Heal, for example).

Rebuff yourself

This macro rebuffs the player. Multiple clicks are required.

/cast [nostance] Shadowform /castsequence [target=player,stance:1] Inner Fire, Power Word: Fortitude, Shadow Protection, (Racial Priest Spell)


This macro is will do the following:

If target is hostile
cast a spell then start using your wand (requires two keypresses)
If target is friendly
cast buff
if no target
cast buffs on player (requires key press for each buff)

/castsequence [harm] reset=target/18 Shadow Word: Pain, Shoot /stopmacro [harm] /cast [help] [target=targettarget, help, exists] Power Word: Fortitude /castsequence [target=player] reset=5 Inner Fire, Power Word: Fortitude

This macro is a bit more precise then the above one and allows for castsequence to friendly targets.

If the target is friendly
then buff target
If the target is hostile
Then damage
If no target
Then buff self

/castsequence [help] reset=target/5 Power Word: Fortitude, Shadow Protection /castsequence [harm] reset=target/18 Shadow Word: Pain, Shoot /castsequence [target=player] reset=15 Inner Fire, Shadow Protection, Power Word: Fortitude


Just an easy selfbuff if you feel you would like to have it in another order, just change the spell's position.

/castsequence [target=player] reset=20/ Inner Fire, Power Word: Fortitude, Shadow Protection

Shackle Undead and focus on target

This macro will first shackle your current target and set that target to be your focus target. This will allow you to reshackle a mob without having to retarget it.

#showtooltip Shackle Undead /clearfocus [modifier:alt][target=focus,dead][target=focus,help][target=focus,noexists] /focus [target=focus,noexists] /cast [target=focus]Shackle Undead

If you want to announce your shackle add a line like this to the end of the macro

/raid Shackling %f

Mind Control and focus on target

This macro will first Mind Control your current target and set that target to be your focus target. This will allow you to Mind Control again without having to retarget it. When you are ready to release, right click will release your Mind Control, re-target the Mind Controlled enemy (since you most likely had another enemy targeted), clear focus, and announce if you are in a group.

#showtooltip Mind Control /focus [target=focus,noexists] /cast [nobtn:2,target=focus]Mind Control /stopmacro [nobtn:2] /cancelaura Mind Control /target focus /clearfocus /stopmacro [nogroup] /s Mind Control Released!

You can also add a Silence or Power Word: Shield to the equation by placing it after the '/target focus' line. ex:

#showtooltip Mind Control /focus [target=focus,noexists] /cast [nobtn:2,target=focus]Mind Control /stopmacro [nobtn:2] /cancelaura Mind Control /target focus /cast Silence /clearfocus /stopmacro [nogroup] /s Mind Control Released!

or

#showtooltip Mind Control /focus [target=focus,noexists] /cast [nobtn:2,target=focus]Mind Control /stopmacro [nobtn:2] /cast [target=player]Power Word: Shield /target focus /clearfocus /stopmacro [nogroup] /s Mind Control Released!

note that you do not need to do /cancelaura since Power Word Shield will do that for you.

Use trinket, cast Inner Focus, and cast Devouring Plague

Obviously useful only for Undead priests with Inner Focus talent. You have to change trinket's name to the one you own and want to use (trinket has to be equipped). This macro will also prevent wasting trinket's and Inner Focus' cooldowns if your target is accidentally friendly or simply cannot be attacked.

#showtooltip Devouring Plague /use [harm] Xi'ri's Gift /cast [harm] Inner Focus /stopcasting /cast Devouring Plague

For Healing with Trinket

#showtooltip Heal trinket /use 13 /use 14 /cast Inner Focus /cast Greater Heal

Cast Silence if available, otherwise cast Arcane Torrent

This macro will cast the Silence spell. If Silence is on cooldown, it will cast Arcane Torrent. Obviously, this macro is only of use to Blood Elves.

/castsequence reset=45 Silence, Arcane Torrent

Spammable Mind Flay

This macro will allow you to spam Mind Flay without interrupting the one already channeling.

#showtooltip Mind Flay /cast [nochanneling:Mind Flay] Mind Flay

Change stance and cast depending on target reaction

This macro will look at your stance and your current target. If the target is hostile and you are in Shadowform Mind Blast will be casted, if you are not in Shadowform it will put you in it. Will do the same for flash heal if the target is friendly and change your stance accordingly.

/cast [stance:1,harm] Mind Blast; [stance:1,help] Shadowform; [nostance,help] Flash Heal; [nostance,harm] Shadowform


This macro is the same as above but will start a grind sequence to kill the mobs with nice mana efficiency. The targeting of a friendly target will cast Flash Heal then Renew.

/use 14 /use 13 /castsequence [stance:1,harm] reset=target/combat Vampiric Touch, Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Embrace, Mind Flay, Mind Blast, Shoot; [stance:1,help] Shadowform; [nostance,help] Flash Heal, Renew; [nostance,harm] Shadowform

The Polite Reply

Make those whispers less hassle with a polite reply when needed.

/r I'm not a healbot. Good luck!

Mouseover Flash Heal on friendly, Mind Blast on enemy

Cast Flash Heal if mouseover a friendly target, Mind Blast if over an enemy. If mouse is over nothing, it will cast on the current target. The only drawback is you will need to have a set of self cast macros.

#showtooltip /cast [target=mouseover,noharm,exists] Flash Heal;[target=mouseover,harm,exists] Mind Blast;[noharm]Flash Heal;[harm]Mind Blast

Will of the Forsaken and Fear Ward

This will cast Will of the Forsaken and then Fear Ward with out losing your target. Mostly a PvP macro. It requires 2 button presses.

#showtooltip Will of the Forsaken /castsequence reset=5 [target=player]Will of the Forsaken,Fear Ward

Dispel Magic

This will dispel magic on your target, should one exist. If not, then it will work like a normal Dispel Magic. Right-Clicking will cast it on you.

#showtooltip /cast [btn:1,exists,nodead][btn:1][btn:2,target=player] Dispel Magic

Stingy Raid Priest

Alt-clicking this will toggle to the next nearby friendly player. Then each click will cast a separate buff. This is particularly useful in battlegrounds.

#showtooltip /targetfriend [modifier:alt] /castsequence [nomodifier] reset=target/5 Power Word: Fortitude, Divine Spirit, Shadow Protection

Shield target or self

Shields target if it is in your party/raid, otherwise shields you.

#showtooltip /cast [group,help][target=player] Power Word: Shield

Wand On

This is a wand macro that helps prevent you from accidentally switching off your wand's shoot.

#shoot /cast !shoot

Normally using your wand toggles 'shoot' on and off. This macro keeps it switched on. So if you accidentally press it twice, it'll still keep shooting. It works most of the time (unless you really mash the key).

The ! exclamation is the key to this. It stops the toggle. If you want to stop shooting, jump, move, re-target or kill the mob.

Starshards and SW:Pain

Two presses the first does SW:Pain the second does Starshards (which has a 30 sec cooldown). To reset, click another mob, click away, or ctrl click. Resets when you leave combat too.

/startattack /castsequence reset=30/target/combat/ctrl Shadow Word: Pain, Starshards

Super PoM

This macro starts by attempting to PoM the target of whatever enemy you have selected. It's perfect in PvP for helping out the target of the enemy player you select, and it's perfect in PvE for getting an instant heal in on someone who may have accidentally pulled aggro. If you have no target selected, it attempts to PoM your Focus if you have one set up. If neither of those happen, you will PoM yourself.

/cast [help][target=targettarget,help][target=focus,help][target=player] Prayer of Mending

Self-Cast when solo/standard casting when in party/raid

This macro will work for any beneficial spell — buffs and heals. When solo, whatever spell you have it set up for will be cast on self. When in a party or raid, it will either cast the spell on your current target or give you the standard click-on-target-to-cast - the same as if you were using no macro for the spell at all.

#showtooltip /cast [nogroup,target=player] [group,help] [group,target=none] <Spellname>

Replace spellname with the spell you would like to use it for. The one drawback of this macro is that when you are solo, you cannot cast buffs on random people you pass without going to your spellbook.

Easy Shadowfiend

This macro will summon your Shadowfiend on your current target if it is hostile, or your target's target if your current target is friendly.

#showtooltip Shadowfiend /cast [harm,nodead][target=targettarget,harm,nodead]Shadowfiend

Mount with Trinket (Carrot-on-a-Stick)

This macro will pick the appropriate mount and also equip your Carrot-on-a-Stick trinket to the 2nd trinket slot. If you click it again, it will dismount you and swap back the trinket of your choice.

#showtooltip /use [nomounted, flyable] item:25472; [nomounted, noflyable] item:18902 /equipslot [noindoors,nomounted] 14 item:11122 /dismount [mounted, noflying] /equipslot [nomounted] 14 item:38288 <<Be sure to change this to the trinket of your choice>>

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