Saturday, April 26, 2008

On-Use Macro of Pure Win(TM)

At some point we start using trinkets that have an "on use" ability in addition to (or in lieu of) an "on equip" ability. Usually these "on use" abilities are quite nice, only restricted by a cooldown timer and the fact that you actually have to remember to umm, actually use it.

I'm currently using (the slightly-outdated) Ancient Draenei War Talisman for the crit attributes, but usually totally neglect it's "on use" ability: increased 200 AP for 15 seconds on a 1.5 minute cooldown. The thing's been on my action bar for weeks, so it's not like I don't see it - I just get lazy and keep putting off using it. And there's something about the cooldown that makes me feel like I should save it for something, but when that something happens I usually completely forget about it.

Here's where the On-Use Macro of Pure Win(TM) comes in:

#showtooltip Stormstrike
/script UIErrorsFrame:Hide()
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/use [harm,nodead] Ancient Draenei War Talisman
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()
/script UIErrorsFrame:Show()
/cast Stormstrike

This macro replaces my regular Stromstrike hotkey and pops the Talisman every time it's cooldown is up. Automatically. No needin' to think 'bout nothin'. Awesome.

I can't take credit for coming up with this fancy macro, but when a guildee posted something similar for popping trinkets before each and every Shadow Bolt, it got me thinkin'. So now with this macro and all my various other abilities proc'ing (Darkmoon Card Crusade, dual Crusader enchants, Stonebreaker's Totem, etc.), I can actually go from my base AP of 1150 to over 2000, and that's NON raid-buffed! Woot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That lazy little macro bumped my average dps over 1k (with all my little pot hacks and things). I love that macro :D