Even though Death Knights have a more difficult play mechanic compared with other WoW classes, the macros for them, especially the ones for GS are relatively easy to make. You just throw in your main abilities there and it should work.

The following macro is for Unholy DPS. I haven’t tested this in raids, and I haven’t measured its DPS, because UH is not my main spec. But for HCs and PvE in general, it pretty much works. You’ll get a mashing button that will cycle through Plague Strike, Festering Strike, Outbreak, Plague Leech, Death Coil and all the other abilities it contains, casting them when they are available.

Unholy DPS Button

Unholy DPS Button - Notepad Code

Macro code:

Sequences['UHDK'] = {
PreMacro = [[
/targetenemy [noharm][dead]
]],
[[/cast !Death Coil]],
[[/cast Outbreak]],
[[/cast Plague Strike]],
[[/cast Festering Strike]],
[[/cast Dark Transformation]],
[[/cast Festering Strike]],
[[/cast Plague Leech]],
[[/cast Death Coil]],
[[/cast [combat]Blood Tap]],
[[/cast Soul Reaper]],
[[/cast Festering Strike]],
[[/cast !Death Coil]],
}

Restrictions:

Required class – Death Knight
Required spec – Unholy
Required talents – Plague Leech, Blood Tap
Required addons – Gnome Sequencer

Tips:

If you want, you can add the defensive CDs, such as Anti-Magic Shell or Icebound Fortitude. However, when you start spamming this macro, it will most definitely use these CDs when it’s not necessary. Therefore, you may not have them up when you will need them. So, it’s a good idea to leave them out.

This goes for the DPS CDs as well. If you want, you can add Summon Gargoyle to it, or your usable trinkets. If you want to do this, it’s best to make a Postmacro for them, like this:

PostMacro = [[
/cast [combat] Summon Gargoyle
/use 13
/use 14
]],
}

Even though important spells like Death Coil or Festering Strike are added several times in the macro, to make sure they will be used more often, it’s still a good idea to keep Death Coil on a separate button, next to the macro, maybe. This way, when Sudden Doom procs, it’s easier to quickly cast your free Death Coil, rather than waiting until its used by the macro.

Removing Blood Tap from the macro and using it separately can help increase DPS.

This macro works best if you use the Necrotic Plague talent. However, even if you don’t use this one, this macro-button should also be functional. Also here, in case you use this talent, it’s better if you change Plague Strike with Scourge Strike. Necrotic Plague will still be applied and stacked by the other abilities, while Scourge Strike consumes 1 Unholy Rune, just as Plague Strike.

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