Macros, Weak Auras and User Interface
You can succeed as a healer with a wide range of different user interfaces. These addons are most important:
- Proper raid frames (Grid2, Vuhdo, ElvUI)
- Weak Auras
- Boss Addon (Bigwigs preferred but DBM is acceptable)
Why you want it:
- Shows very visibly which HoTs are on what targets, and how long they have left. Very little visual fluff.
- It’s easy on your CPU and uses hardly any memory.
- Very straightforward to customize.
- Can be combined with macros or Clique for mouse-over casting (recommended).
Import String: https://pastebin.com/ZsG2nYAg
Updated August 2023, Works for all Healer specs, Credit to Herbalsjr for the original profile.
Why you want it:
- Mouseover casting built in.
- Huge customizability options (though they aren’t always user friendly).
- You can keep tanks at the top of your frames.
Import String: https://wago.io/no9EslK_6
Updated December 2020. Credit to Vrocas.
WeakAuras is a crazy powerful addon that can perform almost any task. Try not to get too carried away because they can be a bit of a resource hog. I only use three Resto Druid specific Weak Auras.
Lifebloom & Efflorescence Cursor Weak Auras
Why you want it: A key to healing efficiently as a Druid is to have an Efflorescence down 100% of the time on most fights, especially if you take the Spring Blossoms talent. High lifebloom uptime is also essential due to the Photosynthesis talent. This Weak Aura will make it very obvious when you need to recast them by binding them to your cursor.
Combo Package: https://wago.io/CursorCombo
Why you want it: Regrowth becomes a key cast when your rejuvenation count is high. This tracker both gives you in-combat feedback as to how well you’re ramping as well and you can act on the information to swap in Regrowth casts when the number is high.
Why you want it: This weak aura will remind you not to move during one of your most important casts. Particularly good for people returning to the game who remember the days of being able to Tranq while moving.
Why you want it: You need to be chain casting spells while Innervate is up to maximize its value (even if nobody is missing health). This WeakAura will give you a visual display and countdown to make sure you’re doing that.
Import String: https://wago.io/innervate
Adaptive Swarm Recommended Casts
Why you want it: Adaptive Swarm is a key spell in Mythic+, but the correct target for it is not always obvious. This weak aura will glow the frame of who you should cast it on to maximize value. It’s extremely good.
Import String: https://wago.io/0P93t1-nG
You may also be required by your raid leader to download weak auras specific to each boss.
|Self Cast Innervate||/cast [@player] Innervate|
|Mouseover Casts: Casts Rejuvenation over the target you are mousing over on your raid frames. If you're not hovering over anyone it'll attempt to cast it on the target you have selected. Substitute Rejuvenation for any other spell name if you want to run mouseovers on multiple spells (and you should)||/cast [target=mouseover,help] Rejuvenation; Rejuvenation|
|Travel Cat: This attempts to put you into Travel Form, but will pick Cat Form instead if you're inside. This is useful for increasing your movement speed by as much as possible in any given environment.||#showtooltip
/cast [indoors] Cat Form; Travel Form(Shapeshift)
|Stress-free defensive: This shifts you to Bear Form and then locks so that you can spam it without risk of turning back into Caster Form.||#showtooltip Bear Form
/cast [noform:1] Bear Form
|The Stag Hop: Hit this button twice to switch to Travel Form and then leap forward. Very useful for the multitude of outdoor instances in BFA.||/castsequence reset=1.5 Travel Form(Shapeshift), Wild Charge|
|Easy Wild Charge: Flies to the mouseovered ally target. They must be between 5 and 25 yards from you.||/cast [target=mouseover,help] Wild Charge; Wild Charge|