Arcane Mage PvP Addons and Macros.

The third installment of Arcane PvP is now in operation.

I apologise for the lateness of this post but my PC went caboom…

I had to have a new one ordered in and it’s all nice and shiny and stuff….SQUEEE…!!

In this one I shall discuss the lovely benefits addons and macros will have in your gaming playstyle.


Bartender: All your spells nice and compact and placed where you want them for easy access.

Decursive: warlock enemy? He cursed you? the nerve. Decurse yourself and your friends with a simple click of your mouse button.

MiK scrolling battle text: Super customisable that enables you to keep track of incoming damage, damage you dealt healing received or that you have done . It also warns you when you have low health and mana and the added benefit of informing you when your cooldowns are up.

Power auras classic: Easily customisable to indicate your proccs in pretty lights next to your character so you won’t miss that all important missile barrage.

Outfitter: Omg wintergrasp is up, change to your pvp gear with just a click of a button.

Quartz: It’s a cast bar but not just any cast bar, calculates your latency and deciphers the time when you can cast your next spell. So you don’t miss out in squeezing that extra spell in between. Chain casting….yay…!!

There are so many addons out there to choose from but I have found these to be good for my playstyle. If you have any you use yourself as a mage, please let me know in the comments section.


Macros are an essential way of lining up your spells and cast them in rapid succsession.

The addons that I use are:

Iceblock: This one stop anything you are casting and iceblocks you and also cancels the iceblock with the same button.

#showtooltip ice block


/cast ice block

/cancelaura [mod:shift] ice block

Blink: Stops any action you are doing and automatically blinks you.

#showtooltip blink


/cast blink

Counterspell madness: A little something to freak out your enemies and make them panic. Casts counterspell, spawns your mirror images and tosses them a nice arcane barrage. You effectively get de-targeted because of the images, they are locked out of their main spells for 4 seconds and you have free reighn for pew pew. Super effective on classes that rely on one school of magic like paladins and healy preists. As well as balance Druids.

#showtooltip counterspell

/castsequence reset=4 counterspell, mirror image, arcane barrage

Insta pyro powa: Is basically presence of mind and pyroblast as well as your trinket and arcane power . Otherwise known as the * i win* button. The reason that these are macroed together is that presence of mind is a dispellable buff and preists get trigger happy with their mass dispel button.

#showtooltip presence of mind

/cast presence of mind

/cast arcane power

/cast 17

/cast pyroblast

Shield rotary : Is a macro I use whenever my target is established, I have all three shields macroed together in a sequence so I can change then quickly. If it is a melée I use ice armor for extra armor and the extra snare, if it is a caster I pop up Mage armor for spell resistances and extra mana regen. You can use molten armor if you are sure you can be at range unhindered.

/castsequence reset=4 molten armor, ice armor, Mage armor

Buffyness: These are all my buffs lined up for a quick buff up when needed if they run out or if I am rezzing from the spirit healer.

/castsequence reset=4 arcane intellect, Mage armor, dampen magic, slow fall

If you have any macros of your own that you use to help you in pvp don’t hesitate to post them in the comments section. Would be great to read them…!! And i need moarrrr…….. 🙂

All the Addons that i have mentioned can be found on

Untill next time

Fairwell Azerothians



~ by archaius on March 10, 2010.

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