Yesterday I talked about Macros every Hunter needs! However today I’m going to talk about the PVP macros that I’m currently using on my two levels, 85 Hunters. To keep the post length down, I broke up the PVP macros and the add-on I use, Clique for them to this post. The reason for this was not just the latter but because I wanted to explain some things about each macro as some of them are long and complex.
I know what your thinking, isn’t Clique one of those healer mouseover add-ons? Yes, it is but it can also be used for macros for our pets. As you are aware, the in-game macro window only allows so many macros. When you take into account all the macros we would use for cooldowns, shots, etc that doesn’t leave us much room.
Like me, I did a lot of my macros into the General section, which is a global macro box share between all my characters across servers, etc. I play mostly hunters, so this doesn’t bother me.
So what are the macros?
They’re pretty simple and what I love about Clique and what makes these macros awesome is that Clique has no limit on how many characters you can enter. The default for the game is 255, that’s not a whole lot of room.
If you take into account we have 25 pet slots, and each pet (most of them) have abilities that require us to choose a target and then press the button. We can’t drag pet spells to our bars (other than tot he pet bar and that is limited to just 10 slots).
Another issue is that while we can load up the pet bar with these spells, you still need to unselect a current target and click another target and use your pets spell.
Do you remember the mouseover macros we made yesterday? You know the wonder about mouseover is that I can be targeting Player A and I can use scatter+ a trap on Player B without ever unselecting Player A.
For some players, this will screw them up and won’t think, that I’m going to CC his partner. So we need this power for our pets. To be frank it would take more macro slots to build these macros then we have.
Now I’m not going to go into how to set up Clique in this post, I should if requested do that for another post altogether. Once you know how to use it, it’s just creating a custom macro, set it up to a keybind, and enter your macro. You don’t even need to have the spells on the action bar or even have the keybind set to the bar itself. I do because I tend to glace own to check the cooldowns.
Here you can see my pet bar I have a few keybinds set to the Alt keys. They are generally alt versions of my main hunter spells. For example, my interrupt/stuns are always keybind to R and Shift+R, so having my pets interrupt/stun to Alt+R seems to have worked out well for me over the last 6 months. Once I set up my macros, having the keybinds set on the bar do little as when you press the keybind Clique takes over and does your macro just like any other macro.
What I recommend you do is figure out how you want to set up your keys for your pet skills and then create the bindings in Clique based off that. Now for the moment, you’ve been waiting for, the macros. These macros are a work in progress and some pets the skills are always set to auto-cast, the reason those like the first one is made so that I can press the macro and get an effect even know it’s on the auto-cast.
[NOTE: again remember to remove all the target= in the macros to @ to make them shorter, but they will work just the same.]
/use [pet:Cat/Wolf/Raptor/monkey/Turtle/spider/Silithid/Wind Serpent/Bird of Prey/Nether Ray/Sporebat]Cower
/use ]pet:crab/Shale Spider/Worm,target=mouseover,exists]Intervene;[pet:crab/Shale Spider/Worm]Intervene
/use [pet:Devilsaur]Heart of the Phoenix
/use [pet:Chimaera]Froststorm Breath
/use [pet:Spirit Beast,target=mouseover,exists]Spirit Mend;[pet:Spirit Beast]Spirit Mend
/use [pet:Core Hound]Ancient Hysteria
I’ve created about 3 macros for my cower and Spirit Mend, I have one in my masters’ call, one in my pet macro I posted yesterday and now this one. Reason for this is sometimes I’m in the middle of a master’s call and being able to heal myself quickly and lower the damage my pet takes is good.
Some times I want to use Ancient Hysteria before I use my WIN macro so that is why there is a macro for this. This works base on the pet I have out. So if I have any of the following pets in the first line, the keybind will cower, however, if I have a Devilsaur out, it’ll use Heart of the Phoenix. You can change them up a base on the pets you’re using and what spells you want to bind together.
/use [pet:cat/wolf/Devilsaur/Raptor/Spirit Beast/Core Hound]Rabid
/use [pet:crab/monkey/Turtle/spider/Chimaera/Shale Spider/Silithid/Worm/Wind Serpent,target=mouseover,exists]Roar of Sacrifice;[pet:crab/monkey/Turtle/spider/Chimaera/Shale Spider/Silithid/Worm/Wind Serpent/Bird of Prey/Nether Ray/Sporebat]Roar of Sacrifice
Pretty simple Roar of Sacrifice macro here. For those pets that don’t make use of Roar of Sacrifice, I simply have it bound to use Rabid, but I have Rabid macro into several cooldown macros so it goes off when I want, you could also set it to auto-cast but I don’t recommend it.
/use [pet:Cat/Wolf/Raptor/Devilsaur/Spirit Beast/Core Hound,@mouseover,exists]Charge; [pet:Cat/Wolf/Raptor/Devilsaur/Spirit Beast/Core Hound]Charge
/use [pet:monkey,target=mouseover,exists]Bad Manner;[pet:monkey]Bad Manner
/use [pet:Turtle]Shell Shield
/use [pet:Chimaera,target=mouseover,exists]Frost Breath;[pet:Chimaera]Frost Breath
/use [pet:Shale Spider,target=mouseover,exists]Web Wrap;[pet:Shale Spider]Web Wrap
/use [pet:Silithid,target=mouseover,exists]Venom Web Spray;[pet:Silithid]Venom Web Spray
/use [pet:Worm]Burrow Attack
/use [pet:Wind Serpent]Dive
/use [pet:Bird of Prey,target=mouseover,exists]Snatch; [pet:Bird of Prey]Snatch
/use [pet:Nether Ray,target=mouseover,exists]Nether Shock;[pet:Nether Ray]Nether Shock
As you can see this is the granddaddy macro I use for all my pets main skill, like stuns, roots, etc. For those pets you doing 5-mans or raiding with, you don’t need a macro for those spells. However, I set up the first line for Charge. I have Charge macro into my MARK and Kill Command Macros, but those will only affect my current target, this will affect anyone I mouseover or my current target.
There is still much to be made to this macro, pets with different names and spells you can group up. Like the Nether Shock is shared with several pets but is named different. You can build a complex macro depending on the pet you have. Please keep in mind that I haven’t added in every pet in the game and their spells into this macro yet. If your pet isn’t listed simply copy the last line of the macro. Then change the Pet: to the pet family and the spell to whatever it is and save it. Also if a pet you don’t have you can remove the line but having it just in case for the future never hurts either.
As I stated in my last macro post, this post will cover some other general hunter macros that are useful in PVE but more useful in PVP. Here they are below.
#showtooltip Master’s Call
/use [target=mouseover, exists, help] Master’s Cal l; [target=player] Master’s Call
/use [pet:Spirit Beast,target=player]Spirit Mend
Tranquilizing Shot/Concussive Shot/Scare Beast
/use [target=focus,exists,mod]Tranquilizing Shot
/use [target=mouseover,exists,nomod]Tranquilizing Shot; Tranquilizing Shot
/use [target=focus,exists,mod]Concussive Shot
/use [target=mouseover,exists,nomod]Concussive Shot; Concussive Shot
/use [target=focus,exists,mod][harm]Scare Beast
/use [target=mouseover,exists,nomod]Scare Beast; Scare Beast
These three macros are the same, you just change the spell for each macro you make. That would be all the hunter macros you need for both PVE and PVP. Some are always changing and if I make any major changes I’ll be sure to let everyone know of the update. Remember that you can add whatever pet you’re using. For example, I don’t have a Bat, so you would want to add them in.