Thursday, May 7, 2009
3.2 Warrior Macro & ARMS PVP
You can find these and many more macros in our new forum: http://wow-warrior-forum.webmmorpg.net/warrior-pvp-f10/warrior-macro-pvp-t21.htm#90
Some useful Macros/key bindings for a PVP Arms warrior.
To cast Pummel(while in battle stance)
/cast Berserker Stance
To cast spell reflect (you have to SPAM the hell out of this to get it off before a spell hits. Works well on mirror mages)
/equip [One Hand Weapon Name] (you have to do this or you are not able to equip the shield if have a 2 hander)
/equip [Shield Name]
/Cast Spell reflect
* make sure to keep the shield on till you reflect the spell or till the buff goes away. I’ve placed my weapon in one of my action bar slots so I just click it to re-equip my two hander (BE SURE TO DO THIS. Nothing sucks more than losing an arena, only to find yourself in Org with a shield on your back realizing you’d been fighting 1/2 a match with a sword and board.
To Cast Bladestorm while in berserker stance for +crit
/Cast Berserker Stance
Execute CRIT FTW
/Cast Berserker Stance
* You can also cast this to pop recklessness because if execute isn’t up you’ll still end up with recklessness. I like to use this once I’m at the 20% mark in PVE situations. PVP it’s a little less potent only because you’re generally dealing with a healer and the 20% mark goes away fast. It’s still ok to use if you’re instant Execute procs, but chances are you’re going to get off 1 execute and the other 2 crits will go towards an MS or Rend or something.
Intercept hamstring(to be placed in your Battle Stance ActionBar)
/Cast Berserker Stance
/Cast Battle stance
Charge hamstring (to be placed in your Berserker Stance Action bar)
/Cast Battle Stance
The last two macro’s are great stance dancers and instant gap closers. Be mindful of rage when switching to use Intercept because if you don’t have the rage you’ll basically burn whatever rage you find you had during the dance swap. You can put a “/Cast Bloodrage” in there if you’d like I just don’t’ find it necessary, but what these macro’s allow you to do is basically zip around the battlefield. With charge being on 15 second CD you can basically have a distance closer available every time you need it with just the rapid spamming of one button.
I find that having the MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON key bound to the action bar position where you place these two macros is a great tool. So for instance when you start a battle if you bind your middle mouse button to the second to the last action bar spot you simply have to spam your middle mouse button regardless of what stance you’re in to get from where you are to where your victim...er target is.(to expound on this further....when you switch stances your action bar changes, so if you put the first macro in your battle stance action bar you'll switch to berserker, once you're in berserker if the second macro is in your berserker action bar you'll switch to battle and charge...sorta like a 1 button macro but via key binding.)
Other key bindings I’ve found useful:
Execute = Caps Lock
* Place execute in LAST spot of Actionbar on Battle and Berserker stances and have Caps Lock keybound. Careful when typing as you can often find yourself YELLING THINGS TO PEOPLE YOU DIDN’T INTEND. (which is why I always preface instances and raids with, “execute Capslocks bound, I’m NOT REALLY YELLING”
MS Action bar slot #1 for quick strike
Overpower #2 this is really nice for PVE because you can generally click #1, #2, and CAPS and an occasional rend (#3) and never have to really do much of anything else. I’m going to do some tests on a dummy tonight to test my theory that a regular rotation>DPS than a 6 second bladestorm. I’ll post screenshots of recount.
Adding a 2 new Macros:
I call this the "oh shit Macro"
This is the macro I use when I realize my healer is either DEAD or is now a sheep and I’m eating spells like they’re Krispy Cream donuts.
/Cast Defensive Stance
/Equip [1 hand weapon Name]
/Equip [Shield Name here]
/Cast Shield Wall
/Cast Enraged Regeneration
/Cast Spell Reflect
So like the sequence hints at, you want to use this when you realize that if you don’t you’re dead in the next 5-10 seconds. It equips a sword and board, casts shield wall to reduce the damage you take and if available Enraged Regeneration to help with the healing and then Spell Reflect to turn some of the other guys PEW PEW against them. This macro works in PVE as well. You can swap Spell Reflect and Enraged Regen to your style, but basically just go spam happy with this and it should help save your life...or extend it a few more seconds.
Here’s a macro that was developed in light of mages and the following scenario.
I charge, mage ices me, mage blinks, mages starts to cast a spell at me, I SPAM THIS MACRO FAST
/Use [PVP TRINKET NAME]
/Cast Berserker Stance
/cast defensive stance
/cast [target=Partner] Intervene
intervenes to your partner, great for getting out of movment imparing effects or for helping to peal that rogue off your healer. Change "partner" to your arena teamates name.
(care of wowwikki)
Basically what this will do is allow you to charge while in battle or defensive (if target is foe, intervene if target is friend), intercept if in berserker. IF you press shift while using this then it will switch the target to your focus, this is great for ARENA where you have the healer focused you can interupt. I've recently replaced my previous "one button" mobility keybinding+macro simply because this allows for a focused target attack.
I find that this is a right off the bat type of macro and about 98% of the time as soon as I charge a mage I get ready to hit this macro because I know what their gameplan is. This is a great tool because once you get to them they are in deep trouble for the next 15 seconds till their blink comes up again. Make sure you have them well hamstrung and near the 10 second mark you need to start in with bladestorm. Reason being is that once blink comes up the first thing they are going to do is ice you in place and try to blink away. The reason you want to bladestorm BEFORE they can do this is so that they try to do it and blow the blink getting away from your bladestorm. You do it early enough because you can use it to do some damage on them but it’s more of a defensive move. Once they blink your charge should be off of its cooldown so charge the mage again. Now he’s stuck with you at his side for another 12-14 seconds with nothing to do but eat your axe/mace/spear/sword. Hopefully you’ve been keeping MS up on him and you’ve done enough damage to where he’s either dead or near it. Finish him off and move on to the next target.
These are a few “ghettofied” Macro’s I use. I don’t know if there are faster versions out there, but as a good starter set these should do.
If you have any other Macros send them my way. firstname.lastname@example.org or simply add them in the comments section.