World of Warcraft - Mage Addon Guide
If you don’t want to pop a vein playing a mage in World of Warcraft, you’ll need some serious help from some specific mage addons. Sheeping, conjuring water/food and buffing don’t leave you a lot of room to breathe while playing World of Warcraft unless you make your life easier with the following mods.
I’ve gathered up a few addons that I found useful for my mage and I’ll give you a short description to them as well as a link to go get them from. Let’s begin:
World of Warcraft Mage Addons - Mean Mage
“Waterplx”, “Foodplx” and “Portalplx” are three words (?) you’ll be seeing a lot in whisper from random people while playing a mage. You’ll be nice in the beginning and help out the other denizens of Azeroth/Outland with your free conjured food/water, or your cheap portal taxi. But after a while it gets too annoying to handle manually, so this addon can automatically say what you would say to anyone asking for the above mentioned things: “Piss off”, “Not water-specced”, “Sorry, didn’t learn that spell” or whatever witty, mean comment you would want as a reply. Mean mage automatically detects the words “water, food and portal” and sends out one of your pre-defined messages. It won’t “proc” if the person asking for those things is in your party or raid group, so you won’t annoy your raid leader and get a gkick when he asks you for water.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – KLH Threatmeter
Since threat will be a major issue for you in instances and raids, you will want to have KLH Threatmeter on your mage addon list. Actually in most PVE raiding guilds this mod will be a must, especially for mages who can easily aggro-steal the target from the tank. Before taking it to the raid though, I suggest trying it out in an instance to see how it works since it needs a little getting used to.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Spellcraft
Spellcruft is an addon containing a lot of useful sub-mods for mages, including equipping the weapon/wand combination from your inventory with the best Spirit when you Evocate, a module that allows you to bandage yourself and at the same time let the healers in your party/raid know they shouldn’t heal you, a portal handler with mage destinations, a fast undress/dress ability. Another important addition that Spellcraft brings is the ability to automatically whisper people that are targeting your sheep mob target to lay off it. This is especially useful in instances, where those poor sheeps always get accidentally slaughtered.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – MageEye
MageEye basically keeps an “eye” on your party members’ curse-status and your sheep. It provides a sheep timer and has a sheep break alert. MageEye also lets you announce decursing to your party/raid members.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Vending Machine
Us mages are not called vending machines for nothing as one of our main jobs in Azeroth is…clenching the thirst and hunger of others. Yes, we’re good Samaritans! But the annoying job of feeding the World can be made easier with the help of this mage addon. Vending Machine lets you automatically place 1,2 or 3 stacks of water when someone is trading you and even automatically replies “You’re welcome” to anyone kind enough to thank you for the conjured items. In addition, it tracks how much conjured water you made in your current playing session and over your lifetime (your lifetime begins with using the mod of course). All in all, a nice, useful mage addon that relieves you off the vending machine frustration.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Dr. Damage
One of the best mods for spell damage calculations that allows you to place spell minimum, maximum and average damage on actionbar tooltips (and macros using those spells). The addon also allows you to see several other characteristics such as crit percentage, DPS, average damage you can do with the current mana and so forth. Quite a useful tool for gear comparison too, since you can use it to see what gear setup gives you more DPS, more crit, etc without manually calculating all values or comparing items.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Decursive
This World of Warcraft mod has been around for ages, but its latest version is truly a blast to toy with. Although it’s useful for other decursing/dispelling/cleansing classes, mages to have a few extra options of their own. Besides allowing you to easily 1-click or mouse-hover decurse someone in your party or raid group, Decursive also allows mages to easily sheep mind controlled players. You can customize the mod so that it shows you only players affected by Curses and many other useful options. A must-have mod for many PVE raiding guilds.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Rating Buster
Rating Buster is one of the best mage addons when it comes to comparing what items you want to equip. It shows you item efficiency taking into comparison your current stats, build and item level. You can show whatever info you want to show on the items, so if you’re only interested in getting the highest spell critical chance for example, you can turn off spell damage and all the others off.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – Cryolysis Revived
Cryolysis is a good looking, useful mage mod that creates a sphere surrounded by 9 smaller buttons. You can set a spell and a keybinding to each of these buttons and you can use left-click or right-click modifiers for different purposes. For example, the default Water button lets you drink conjured water with the left-click, or create it with the right-click so that you don’t have to use two buttons on your actionbars for these purposes. Other buttons include the mount button (left click = mount up, right click = hearthstone), portal button (shows all available portals) and so forth.
World of Warcraft Mage Addons – AutoMage
This mage addon is actually a compilation of some of the most useful mage macros and it automatically creates them and places them in buttons that you can pull to your action bar from the /macro tab. The list of mage macros includes self buff ones, spellsteal from a focus target, detect magic macros, counterspell ones and so forth.