Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hunter Macros and You

I would like to share some simple hunter macros with you. I wrote a thread on this on the Allakhazam Forums which you can view here. These are simple to use and easy to create. All you need to do is type /m on your chat bar and it will open up the macro window. Type the name you want and choose a symbol or leave it as a ? and the #showtooltip will do the rest. Then just type in the code and apply the macro to your hot bar or hotkey.

The All-in-One Pet
/cast [combat] Heart of the Phoenix
/cast [nopet, modifier:ctrl] Revive Pet
/cast [nopet] Call Pet; [target=pet, dead] Revive Pet
/castsequence [pet, nomodifier, button:1] reset=15 Mend Pet, null
This is a very simple macro to use and can be altered anyway you would like. The tooltip shows Call Pet, at least for me, but you could add Mend Pet or whatever you like to see. If your pet is dead and you are in combat it will cast Heart of the Phoenix. If your pet is dead and not targetable you will need to hold down a modifier, in this case ctrl and it will revive your pet. If it not out and alive it will call it, if it is targetable and dead then it will cast Revive Pet, lastly it will Mend Pet if it's alive and out the reset is at 15 so that you're not wasting mana overlapping mends.

Aspect Switching
#showtooltip Aspect of the Dragonhawk
/castsquence !Aspect of the Dragonhawk, Aspect of the Viper

Now I know there are addons that will do this for you but I like to save memory and just simply press my hotkey. Simply put, it will cast Aspect of the Dragonhawk if not already cast. It will cast Aspect of the Viper on the second click, and clicking again will put Aspect of the Dragonhawk back on. I have had some problems in raids where when needing to go into Viper it would either cast Dragonhawk again or cancel them, but this should work just fine.

#showtooltip Misdirection
/focus [modifier:ctrl] target
/stopmacro [modifier:alt]
/cast [target=focus, help] Misdirection; [target=pet] Misdirection
I find this misdirection very simple and easy to follow and prevents people from having to go into /m and altering a tanks name every time they need to MD. Simple to use, click your target and hold the modifier and click, this will set focus to your target and cast MD onto them. If you don't hold the modifier it will cast MD onto your pet.

Hunter Buffs
#showtooltip Rapid Fire
/cast Rapid Fire
/cast Berserking
/cast Readiness
/use 13
/use 14
I know some people will do this a lot differently than I have right now, wanting to save their Readiness and such for a specific time like BL or Heroism. This is for a troll hunter but could remove the /cast berserking and leave Rapid Fire and Readiness. Trinkets are added to the end with the /use 13, and /use 14 line respectively. This sort of "all out" macro can easily be adjusted to the persons tastes to maximize cooldowns.

Hunter's Mark
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Hunter's Mark
/run for i=1,GetNumTrackingTypes() do local n, t, a, c = GetTrackingInfo(i); if string.find(n, UnitCreatureType("target")) then if t~=GetTrackingTexture(i) then SetTracking(i); end end end
This was supposed to be an auto tracking Hunter's Mark macro. It works perfectly in a solo situation but I can not seem to get it to work while in a raid. You don't need to specifically track the target to get the bonus damage anymore, but sometimes it helps to track what you want to be killing. If you are in a solo situation you can add /petattack at the end so when you cast hunter's mark your pet will be on his way.

Steady Shot
#showtooltip Steady Shot
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/cast !Auto shot
/cast [target=pettarget, exists] Kill command
/cast Silencing Shot
/cast Steady Shot
/script UIErrorsFrame:Hide()
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1
This is a steady shot macro with silencing shot in it. You can macro silencing shot into any of your shots to make sure whenever it's off cooldown that it will be used right away. Since silencing shot is not on the GCD it will be shot and you will also begin to cast Steady Shot. Also if your pet is alive and has a target it will use Kill Command. Some people like to save Kill Command I always just go ahead and use it when it comes up. When Cataclysm comes out you won't want to macro silencing shot to anything anymore, it won't do any damage anymore and will strictly be situational.

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