My frisbee macro
I’ve been playing with my macro for the frisbee and am pretty happy with what I’ve got. I thought I’d share. Yes, it’s similar to some I’ve already done, but…
/cast [modifier:alt,target=player][modifier:shift,target=target][help,target=focustarget] [help,target=focus][target=target] Prayer of Mending
(Please note that is supposed to be all on one line. The dangers of word wrap….)
A couple of things in here I want to point out. It’s worth remembering that the macro walks through each test (each bracket) in turn till it’s true and then acts – and if none are true it jumps to the next set (after the next semicolon, or end of macro, as the case may be).
I use focus a lot. I set it to the MT by default. In various situations, though, I’ll target mobs. There are two categories that are particularly important. First, there are the shackle mobs – like the ones in Kara. Those are the ones that every five to ten seconds I renew the shackle whether it needs it or not (grin) to ensure it STAYS. Obviously the target of that mob is, well, me. And I don’t need the frisbee. So while shackling, I hit the shift key if I’m button mashing. (I usually use my healbot, but sometimes the mouse has another priority). If the shift isn’t in the way, the macro says: “Is the target of the focus friendly? Yes – catch. N – is the focus friendly? Yes – catch. No – hey, target? catch.”
Speaking of focus… save your self some grief. Make a dead simple macro:
Bind it to a key. What key DOES NOT MATTER as long as you can get to it consistently. Habitually hit the key when you’re in a group. Target the tank and hit it. Target your primary healtarget and hit it. If you’re grinding, go ahead and add that to your habit of keytaps – target, focus, go.
Trust me, it’ll save you a lot in the long run when you can set a quick macro (and swiftly put it on a button) that says: /cast [target=macro] THIS SPELL .