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Holy leveling, need macros
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So, I've been fiddling a lot with macros lately, and I'm wondering if someone with more experience could help me here.
I have a "premade" leveling group consisting of a tank, a dps and me, a Holy Paladin.
And healing in low levels is mind numbing. With another group, I'm at level 65 on a Shaman, and I'm basically falling asleep or watching YouTube videos, putting absolutely no effort into my healing.
Which I'm going to change with my Paladin. Paladins benefit a lot from melee'ing and throwing around Crusader Strikes. But changing targets is annoying, and I'd like to have some target specific heals, so I can just focus on dishing out pain to the enemies. I already have a shift-command in mind, namely Holy Shock. Shift-triggered it should deal damage to my current target, standard clicked it should heal the tank... somehow.
And that's my problem. I want to melee a target with SoI, judgement and CS'ing whenever possible, possibly even throwing in a HS if the tank is proving to me immortal, and with all my healing spells assigned to heal the tank.
But I can't figure out how. I am currently thinking about just throwing on the focus cast command, but that seems inefficient. Maybe a mouseover, but preferably a tank-specific heal. I just haven't been able to find
on it, but since we have these fine roles assigned, I assumed we would be able to specify them in a macro - Somehow.
Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as any hints on possibly playing this sort of damage/healer. I'm not going for full DPS - I'm just going to keep myself occupied while actually contributing to the group, instead of just standing around doing absolutely nothing.
Make a basic template for each of your healing spells, like:
/cast Flash of Light
This'll clear your target if its dead or friendly, and target a nearby enemy, then start the cast on your mouseover only if it's alive and a player, then your focus if it's alive and a player, and yourself last. Obviously all healing abilities you use with this template should be bound to use with mouseovers.
Same basic thing with Exorcism/judgement, swapping "help" with "harm" and defaulting on "target" instead of "player".
#showtooltip Holy Shock
/cast Holy Shock
Being as Holy Shock is both a healing and damaging spell, you don't want to limit it to "help" or "harm", and don't want it to default to anything, incase you still need it. Since it doesn't have a default you'll have to put the name of the spell on the "#showtooltip" line.
#showtooltip Hand of Reckoning
/cast Hand of Reckoning
It's good for pulling while leveling. Same thing as Holy Shock mostly. I prefer not having it default to target incase of miss-clicks.
In the case that you're even more bored, you can swap your weapon/shield to a 2h and use Seal of Truth for a quick decent dps gain.
Awesome, I'll run with that :P Thanks.
But is it really not possible to throw a heal specifically at whoever is tagged as a tank? In 5-mans where there are only 1 tank, it seems odd that they have us tagged, but in a way that disallows macros to target them.
Unless this is Blizzards "Macros must not play the game for us" policy...
I heal in arenas so I have a lot of @focus macros
(like /cast Flash of Light), and you can use them in dungeons if you set the tank to be your focus.
With the tank as your focus you can target hostile mobs and do your damage as usual, then when you cast a heal it'll hit the tank. If you hold alt, it'll heal yourself (not needed most of the time in dungeons); if you target someone in your group, it'll heal them; otherwise, it'll heal the tank.
For Holy Shock you might want to go with a shift-modified like you mentioned since it's a little more complicated than a normal healing spell. I have it macroed like the other healing spells so it always heals my focus, since I don't put out much damage in arenas anyway.
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