Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Great Hunter Macros I

wow_hunter_charcoal My hunter is getting older and dinged 26 the other night. I thought it was time to start learning to play with a few macros. There are a ton of hunter macros out there but most of them aren't really that useful. Personally I prefer macros that either give me a definite edge in a pinched moment or macros that allow me to get away with less buttons on the actionbar. Less is more.

After scavenging the web for great macros to help me tidy up the actionbar I've found these:


Pet Engage Macro

The following macro first of all checks if your pet is present. If not it will cast Call Pet and if it is dead it will cast Revive Pet. The next part is that it will check if you have are attacking a target - if not attacking then your pet will attack. If you already are attacking your pet will be recalled.  Finally you will cast Hunter's Mark on the target.

/cast [nopet] Call Pet;[target=pet,dead]Revive Pet
/clearfocus [target=focus,dead]
/focus [target=focus,exists]player;target
/clearfocus [target=focus,noharm]
/petattack [target=focus,exists]
/petfollow [target=focus,noexists]
/cast Hunter's Mark

Heal/Feed/Revive Pet Macro

wow_hunter_charcoal_pet This macro is useful to further minimize the bindings for controlling your pet. Specifically this macro calls your pet if not present, revive if dead, heal if in combat and feed specific food if not in combat. Holding down any modifier key (shift, ALT or CTRL) while activating the macro will heal him instead of feeding when out of combat.

If you select the "question mark icon" when creating the macro your icon will show what action it will perform when activated.

Remember to specify the food item in the macro.

/cast [nopet,modifier] Revive Pet; [target=pet,dead] Revive Pet; [nopet] Call Pet; [combat][modifier]Mend Pet
/stopmacro [combat]
#showtooltip Feed Pet
/cast Feed Pet
/use <food item>


These and more macros can be found at the hunter forum in this topic.

No comments: