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#1 Sep 02 2013 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone recommend some ideal Hotbar or Marco set-ups for WHM?

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#2 Sep 03 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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/macroicon "cure"
/ac "cure" <mo>
/ac "cure" <t>

this is for mouse over healing (so you put your mouse over the party screen of who you'd like to heal) just 1 button and you dont have to target anyone. if you however have nothing on your mouse cursor then you will heal the target. Replace "Cure" with any other spell.
#3 Sep 09 2013 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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"/macroicon "w/e spell"

show cool down?
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#4 Sep 12 2013 at 12:23 AM Rating: Good
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Nope. I think it has something to do with the fact you can chain multiple spells/abilities to a macro, so... I dunno, they didn't want to add it.

I just leave Cure (or on any other job, one of the abilities on the hotbar, so I can 1) See the timer, because I need to interrupt the macro with another spell and 2), I find that cure is best left on its own. As long long I target the tank and just flip through the party list, I can usually keep up with heals.
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#5 Sep 23 2013 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I use gamepad and have no use for a <mo> or even a cure macro. With 2.5s GCD you have lots of time to select targets.

In light party I find myself keeping the tank hard targeted almost the entire dungeon and use a target of target macro to attack whatever it is attacking. If you have a main assist (which I prefer over using the MT for targeting since MT can switch targets a lot holding agg) it is one button attacking for the entire group/raid:

/macroicon "Stone"
/ac "Stone" <t>
/ac "Stone" <tt>

If you want to always assist a certain DPS you can put in lines to assist that person based on party position and always move that person into the appropriate slot, e.g. /assist <1> (iirc, haven't made one I just stick to hard targeting and <t> and <tt>)

If I need to heal the MT I just cast heal, whenever I attack I will assist. Since I use controller I can use d-pad left/right to soft target enemies for attacks/dots/etc. without losing the MT as my main target. I also use d-pad up/down to soft target through party members for heals without losing the MT as my main target.

It is actually very simple and easy. Just hard target MT (or MA), set your offensive spells to mindlessly assist or use soft targeting to attack adds or w/e and use soft targeting up/down to heal the party. With focus thrown in it can get even more mindless and easy (yet still fun, fun is the key).


Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 4:16pm by KingoGoodbomber
#6 Sep 23 2013 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Auftragskiller wrote:
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"/macroicon "w/e spell"

show cool down?

Yes, it will show the CD for w/e the icon is. So if you have the icon set to something like Foresight but cast something else it won't show the CD but if you cast Foresight it will show the CD. If you are using mouse/keyboard you can put side bars up to watch individual CDs. Since most stuff seems to be either 90 seconds or 120 seconds CD I will put them all together and use a 90 sec CD spell as icon so I know when they are all ready and then use an extra icon slot somewhere to see what the remainder is on the 2 min CDs.
#7 Sep 23 2013 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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you can also add lines to your macro to see how long you have on CD via recast, like for a tank:

/ac "Foresight" <me>
/recast "Foresight"
/ac "Rampart" <me>
/recast "Rampart"

should either cast Foresight, tell you what the CD is and cast Rampart or tell you what both CDs are left. Haven't tested it though.


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