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Easy Misdirection

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 137 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.3.0
  • 11,226 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/25/2013
  • Created 04/08/2011
  • 28 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: v0.5.1-beta

About Easy Misdirection

The easiest way to create/edit a misdirection/Tricks of the Trade macro. The same documentation is available in game within the configuration panel.


  • With a Data Broker display, I use Bazooka
  • With the minimap icon
  • With Titan Panel
  • With the command line

The macro need to be named as indicated in game (can be localized), the replacement string need to be as indicated in game (can be localized) and is case sensitive. You can set differents macros depending on your location (5-man, raid, battleground, arena) and your current specialisation if activated. You can also set it manualy with the menu or the command line, below you will find the order behavior. When your are not using a macro location type the input box need to be empty or the addon will consider it activated.

You can drag and drop a spell from the spellbook to the input boxes.

Some example macros (in enUS):

/cast [@{TARGET},nodead] Misdirection

Will turn into:

/cast [@Shenton,nodead] Misdirection
/cast [target={TARGET},nodead] Misdirection
/cast [somecondition,othercondition] Somepsell

Will turn into:

/cast [target=Shenton,nodead] Misdirection
/cast [somecondition,othercondition] Somepsell

Will stay the same.

If activated when you will enter a 5-man instance and roles are defined the macro will be automaticaly set to the tank, if the tank left and auto pet is activated the macro will switch to your pet, and if a new tank join it will set it automaticaly. If activated when you will leave the instance the macro will be automaticaly set to your pet.

You can create the macro easily in the configuration dialog.

Locations order behavior

  • Party: Party => Raid => Default
  • Raid: Raid => Party => Default
  • Battleground: Battleground => Arena => Default
  • Arena: Arena => Battleground => Default


/md or /easymd

  • With no argument it will display the configuration dialog.
  • /md help Commands help.
  • /md cicle Cicle through tanks if the Tanks module is activated.
  • /md <name> [raid|party|pvp|arena|default], Will set the macro to the given name with the optional forced instance type.


If you find an error or have a suggestion please use the tickets page on WowAce, you can also help with localization.

You will find here the enUS locales with comments.

r29 | shenton | 2013-05-25 09:29:23 +0000 (Sat, 25 May 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v0.5.1-beta (from /trunk:28)

Tagging as v0.5.1-beta
r28 | shenton | 2013-05-25 09:24:36 +0000 (Sat, 25 May 2013) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/EasyMD.toc
   M /trunk/Localization/Locales-enUS.lua

Localization error
Toc bump


  • #14

    Ok now I see a problem where it doesn't set the tank on joining a 5 man or raid.  -.- 

  • #13

    Saw the project site,   and found that the latest (R24) fixed the issues I was having earlier.   Disregard my banter earlier lol.  

  • #12

    Looks like after some looking  the Function GetNumRaidMember() and many others that are no longer viable.  This may be due to all the group and spec changes.

    Can you fix? :) 

    Last edited by pculmo on 9/2/2012 4:09:46 PM
  • #10

    Here's the LUA error (had to turn it on, i had it off)

    Message: Interface\AddOns\EasyMD\Modules\LDB.lua:481: attempt to call global 'GetNumRaidMembers' (a nil value)
    Time: 09/02/12 16:22:52
    Count: 5
    Stack: [C]: in function `GetNumRaidMembers'
    Interface\AddOns\EasyMD\Modules\LDB.lua:481: in function `ButtonMenu'
    Interface\AddOns\EasyMD\Modules\LDB.lua:621: in function `OnClick'
    ...tlasLoot_Loader\Libs\LibDBIcon-1.0\LibDBIcon-1.0.lua:131: in function <...tlasLoot_Loader\Libs\LibDBIcon-1.0\LibDBIcon-1.0.lua:131>


  • #9

    So sad that this doesn't work anymore.   This made things so much easier!   I'll see if I can fix it myself :D

  • #11

    I uploaded what I have done so far, it is just a quick fix of api modifications, wich mean I did not test it. You can find it on wowace.

    I did not play my hunt or my rogue atm, so I am less active on EasyMD, sorry. :)

    (I will enable it on other classes and test it with the toons I am playing)

  • #8

    Ok some where it broke,  uninstalled and  re-installed and its giving me the beta 0.4 -   when left clicking the data broker on the Minimap it shows set to [TARGET]  not my pet or a tank. Just plain [TARGET] as the directions say to have the macro set to.

    /cast [@{TARGET},nodead] Misdirection

      I'm not sure what happened but have uninstalled it many times and re-installed.   Of course 5.0.4 -  it was working until I changed the macro to add a /petattack.  I'll keep looking into this to make sure it's not my end. 

    When clicking the ability it does nothing.   Manually clicking misdirection without the macro works.

    Any ideas?


  • #5

    Just installed this as replacement for TyraMagicMacros which is broken and abandoned.

    This is working perfectly fine, just hope this isn't abandoned and will be when needed. Else i feel like quiting my Hunter.

  • #6

    With swtor comming I am less active, but I will keep my addons up to date, atm I am not at home I will work on them when I get back.

  • #3
    Works great so far, I found this as Misdirectionhelper 2 is broken. Great job!
  • #4
    Misdirectionhelper 2 is not broken.
  • #2
    Should be fixed.

    Btw the last version is highly modified and I did not test everything.
  • #1
    No results found. On WowAce, so I'm hoping you do read here. The only thing I'm missing is to be able to choose a target who is not in your group while in raid. Now I manage with setting it to focus and put MT on focus, but it woud be nice if the adon would be able to read the entire raid. Great adon! Thank you.
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