Misdirection Helper 2

As of version this addon is under management by Deepac. All credit to the original author, Gabriel.

  • Intelligently creates and self modifies your misdirection / tricks of the trade macro for easy control of your misdirection / tricks of the trade ability.
  • Unique LDB / minimap button tooltip that allows for quick misdirection / tricks of the trade assignments that auto adjust your macro on the fly.

Using Misdirection Helper 2

Set your misdirection / tricks of the trade target using either the LDB dropdown menu, or the dropdown menu from the minimap button. Misdirection Helper will create a macro in your character specific macros. Just drag this onto your action bar and use when required. If you change your misdirection / tricks of the trade target using the dropdown menu, the macro will automatically update.

From version it is possible to set two targets. Left click on an option in the dropdown menu to set one target, right click on an option to set a second target (doing the same on Clear Target clears the relevant target). When you use the macro, left clicking will misdirect / tricks of the trade to the target set from the dropdown menu (left click), right clicking will target the target set from right clicking the dropdown menu. Holding down the shift key whilst clicking the macro should cause it to behave as though you had just click the standard misdirection / tricks of the trade icon on your action bar.

Please note that you cannot change your misdirection / tricks of the trade target during combat as addons are prevented from modifying macros unless your character is out of combat.


As of V5.0.0.2 Misdirection Helper has custom theme support. It also now supports an ElvUI look and feel and has basic TipTac support.

Data Broker

Misdirection helper includes Data Broker support. This provides one click access to the interface and right click access to a drop down menu.

NOTE: To see the Data Broker features, you will need to use a Data Broker Display addon, such as Bazooka, Button Bin, Fortress or Chocolate Bar.

All data broker options are also available via a minimap button.


Misdirection helper is currently localised for all WoW locales. If you would like to contribute to translating Misdirection helper, please use the following link:

Bug Reports / Change Requests

If you find any bugs or have any new feature requests, please use this link to report them:


  • Beutju for MoP bug fixes - many thanks!
  • Gabriel for the original addon code
  • Kazragore for the German translation
  • Spiritlebon for the French translation

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  • Avatar of Deepac Deepac Jan 11, 2015 at 09:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks Ginpachi987, your translations should be in the next version.

  • Avatar of ginpachi987 ginpachi987 Jan 11, 2015 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Russian translation done. No more google translate in it.

    Last edited Jan 11, 2015 by ginpachi987
  • Avatar of Spiritlebon Spiritlebon Jul 08, 2011 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated French translation

  • Avatar of Mythras Mythras May 30, 2011 at 19:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello --

    Glad to see this mod back and working again. It's a must-have for my hunter. One cosmetic thing: the icon index 134 for the macro created evaluates to Ability_Hunter_FocusFire. The icon index for Ability_Hunter_Misdirection is 151.

    Thanks for resurrecting this mod.


    P.S. - I have created a ticket for this issue.

    Last edited May 31, 2011 by Mythras: Added ticket for incorrect icon display
  • Avatar of Spiritlebon Spiritlebon May 27, 2011 at 09:13 UTC - 0 likes

    French translation updated for "Set to Focus" new option (

  • Avatar of Spiritlebon Spiritlebon May 22, 2011 at 13:40 UTC - 0 likes

    French translation done.

  • Avatar of Kazragore Kazragore May 21, 2011 at 13:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Works great. :)

  • Avatar of Deepac Deepac May 20, 2011 at 17:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Many thanks Kazragore. V4.1.1.2 includes your translations.

  • Avatar of Kazragore Kazragore May 20, 2011 at 12:02 UTC - 0 likes

    German translation done. :)

  • Avatar of Deepac Deepac May 20, 2011 at 06:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Misdirection Helper creates a character specific macro called "Misdirection", but to get it to work in your language you will need to help with the translations found here:


    Last edited May 20, 2011 by Deepac


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