So, after being level 70 for a couple months, I finally decided to make some macros. I don’t know how I went without these previously. I’ve only made some Rogue-specific ones thus far, but I wanted to post them for all to see. Also, I’m not going to explain how they all work – see Making a macro for very detailed instructions and documentation.
First, my sweet Sinister Strike macro. Many Rogues will agree – being in a large clusterfuck combat (such as a huge AoE situation), just spamming a single special attack key (Hemo, SS, or Shiv – pick your poison…no pun intended ) is much easier than worrying about trying to toggle autoattack on and off – but if you don’t have enough energy, the special attack won’t engage autoattack. This remedies that – it uses the /startattack command to make sure it’s turned on no matter what. Oh yeah, and it also automatically uses all the bomb items for the bombing dailies. This way I don’t have to manually hotkey them every time:
#showtooltip Sinister Strike
/cast Sinister Strike
/use Flaming Oil
/use Arcane Charges
/use Skyguard Blasting Charges
Similarly, I made a macro for Shiv that always makes sure it turns on autoattack:
Sap/pickpocket at the same time is pretty cool, although it’s not really that great…because you don’t necessarily always want to sap the thing that you’re pickpocketing:
/cast Pick Pocket
This Vanish/Stealth macro is really nice – it saves me from having to have separate keys, and always show/does exactly what I would want it to:
#showtooltip [nocombat] Stealth; Vanish
/cast [nocombat] Stealth; Vanish
This is a fun one – if you have combo points on your target, it’ll use Deadly Throw; otherwise, it’ll just use Throw. It saves me from having one extra key, which is cool.
#showtooltip Deadly Throw
/cast Deadly Throw
And now for the DPS burn button – it burns Blade Flurry and my AP trinket. I’ve toyed with the idea to adding Adrenaline Rush to this, but I haven’t been able to decide whether or not I want to. I’ll probably end up doing that.
#showtooltip Blade Flurry
/cast Blade Flurry
/use Terokkar Tablet of Precision
And, finally, the sweetest macro of all. I created a Warrior named Thetodd to hold the name for my Death Knight – once Wrath of the Lich King comes out, there will be a /highfive macro. All my Death Knight’s hotkeys will be set up as a macro like this:
/emote high-fives %T!
/say Kick five!
Anyway, that’s all I have to say about that for now. I’ll post some more sweet macros when I come up with them
EDIT: Here’s one last one – saves you a bunch of searching through bags (or a bunch of hotbar space) for items you need to use during dailies. And it allows you to pseudo-track the “Arm the Wards!” quest in Isle of Quel’Danas:
#show Mana Remnants
/use Attuned Crystal Cores
/use Shattered Sun Banner
/use Astromancer's Crystal
/use Mana Remnants
/use Fel Siphon
/use Multiphase Spectrographic Goggles
/use Razorthorn Flayer Gland
/use Fel Siphon
/use Orb of Murloc Control