I wish I had a pool. That way, I could lay out by it soaking up some rays while posting auctions on my Droid and sipping an ice cold Dos Equis. Ahh, the good life.
Actually, my neighbors have a pool and a couple of cute, college-age daughters that are home for the summer. I have yet to work up the courage to strut across the yard and impress them with my dashing dashingness (that’s a word, right?), but it’s on the list of things to do. Eventually. But I digress.
Macros are an integral part of the WoW experience, whether you’re raiding, questing, or gathering herbs. Here are a few that I use or have used in the past:
As you may be able to tell, these macros are mainly for conserving bar space. Screen real estate is at a premier these days, what with the market the way it is and all, so maximizing your interface is quite important.
/cast [nomodifier] Crusader Strike
/cast [modifier:shift] Divine Storm
I like putting Divine Storm and Crusader Strike together because they share a cooldown and, as such, you’ll never use them successively. Also, they are both HP generators when used appropriately, so they just seem to fit together.
/cast [nomodifier] Templar’s Verdict
/cast [modifier:shift] Inquisition
Much like the DS/CS macro, this macro makes sense because both Templar’s Verdict and Inquisition can be seen as HP finishers. I don’t actually use this one, but that’s more out of habit than anything.
/cast [nomodifier] Blessing of Kings
/cast [modifier:shift] Blessing of Might
/cast [nomodifier] Seal of Truth
/cast [modifier:shift] Seal of Righteousness
Hitting multiple buttons in sequence can be a hassle in the best of circumstances, and a loss of DPS in the worst. By binding your trinkets, AW, Zealotry, and GoAK all to their own keybinds, you’re wasting time that could be spent moving out of fire or assaulting your foes with more attacks. Here are a few macros I recommend:
/cast Avenging Wrath
If you want the technically-correct (the best kind of correct) way to use your cooldowns, here it is.
If, however, you are stubborn like I am, here are a couple of macros to utilize those cooldowns separately:
/cast Avenging Wrath
/cast Templar’s Verdict
This macro will use up that first 3-stack of HP, since Zealotry is off the GCD and all.
Utility & Miscellaneous
Finally, an assortment of my leftover macros that see their use in various circumstances.
Hand of Sacrifice Target of Target Macro
/cast [@targettarget] Hand of Sacrifice
I like this one because it doesn’t tie me into one tank (like a “focus” macro would) and it doesn’t require me to change targets from the boss.
Repentance Focus Macro
/cast [@focus] Repentance
I use a variation of this on my mage for Polymorph. Very handy for keeping an eye on CC’ed targets.
Judge Focus Macro
/cast [@focus] Judgement
To maintain two separate stacks of Censure. You’ll have to set your focus before the fight, or quickly during the fight. This macro could even be rolled into your normal Judgement through, you guessed it, a modifier:
/cast [nomodifier] Judgement
/cast [modifier:shift,@focus] Judgement
Do you have any useful macros? Share them in the comments below!