Posted on: 10-22-2012 - Updated on: 10-22-2012
This brief Wow macro guide will teach you how to use items in a macro like potions, trinkets, belt tinkers and more. Adding macros to your dps, tank or healing rotation makes you a better player and more handsome than the next guy. Get creative! If you look at some of the top guilds they work bombs into their dps rotations! Can you believe that? To be top dps and heals, you have to utilize every single CD you have at the right times.
First off, here’s a preliminary list of things that can be combined with other spells because they are off the GCD. Find spells off the global cooldown.
For starters, here’s some of the things you can macro into other abilities:
– usually your class specific dps cooldowns don’t trigger GCD
– one time use potions that increase your stats, like strength potions
– belt tinkers
The syntax for using equipped items is simple. It uses a slot number, like shown in the diagram below:
[ 1 ] [ 10 ]
[ 2 ] [ 6 ]
[ 3 ] [ 7 ]
[ 15 ] [ 8 ]
[ 5 ] [ 11 ]
[ 4 ] [ 12 ]
[ 19 ] [ 13 ]
[ 9 ] [ 14 ]
[ 16 ] [ 17 ] [ 18 ]
So, as you can see, to use your first trinket, the number is 13. The macro for using equipped trinket is:
To use your belt tinker, its slot 6. Gloves are slot 10.
Next, you should always combine your big dps cooldowns with a potion to get the most out of your buffs. Some of the best raid consumables best suited for macros are:
To use these potions in macros is pretty simple:
/use Potion of the Jade Serpent
/cast Another Spell
For optimum dps, you can’t be fiddling with lots of clicking and extra button pushing. Combine spells into one macro for easy activation during critical times and you’ll see your dps go up for sure.