This is an update post of my current macros now that Warlords of Draenor is live. As with keybinding there is no one “correct” set up but you may find some of these useful. It’s common for players to use mouse over macros for healing spells and de-cursing, but I have a separate addon I used for those applications so unfortunately I wont be discussing mouse over macros.
1. Berserk, Incarnation & Tiger’s Fury Macro
Berserk and Incarnation are both on 3 min cool downs making them ideal to macro together. However there are some issues with it because Incarnation triggers a global cool down (GCD). This can sometimes cause Berserk to activate and not Incarnation when the macro is activate during another GCD. Some people suggest having Incarnation on a separate bind “to prevent unnecessarily losing 1 second of the Berserk buff, but this is a small gain“. This macro will also will activate Tiger’s Fury every time it is pressed and is available.
#showtooltip Berserk /use Incarnation: King of the Jungle /use Berserk /use Tiger's Fury
2. No Un-shift Healing Touch Macro
This macro allows you to cast a Healing Touch when it is instant and stop you from un-shifting when it is not e.g. from a Predatory Swiftness proc. This macro is great for stopping you un-shifting when a double press occurs or if you miss press your Healing Touch keybind. The last thing you want is to shift into caster form and start casting a Healing Touch at inappropriate time. I also have a second bind for Healing Touch as there are times where I want to cast it as normal.
#showtooltip /console autounshift 0 /use Healing Touch /console autounshift 1
3. Shapeshift Forms with Alt Modifiers
The purpose of these macros is to save keybind space. All three macros combine to abilities to one keybind using an Alt modifier. These macros will also shift between forms without unshifting and pressing the macro of the form you are in will shift you into caster form e.g. currently in Cat Form, press Cat Form macro, shift into caster form.
Bear Form; (Alt) Dash
#showtooltip Bear Form /use [mod:alt] Dash; Bear Form
Cat Form; (Alt) Stampeding Roar
#showtooltip Cat Form /use [mod:alt] Stampeding Roar; Cat Form
This next macro functions the same as the previous two operating both of my engineering tinkers with an Alt modifier.
Goblin Glider; (Alt) Nitro Boosts
#showtooltip /use [mod:alt] 6; 15
The numbers represent equipment slots; 6 for the belt and 15 for the cape. The advantage of using equipment slot numbers over the name of the item is that the macro wont require any updating when you replace gear. The image below shows the numbers of all the equipment slots if you wish to activate on-use trinkets for example.
4. Focus Interrupt (Skull Bash) Macro
When you have a focus set, this macro will use Skull Bash on your focus will keeping your current target. If you don’t have a focus set, it will simply use Skull Bash as normal. I’ve found it useful on the Brackenspore encounter for interrupting Decay when it is cast by the Fungal Flesh-Eaters. The logic of the macro can be applied to other spells like Mighty Bash or Cyclone, just replace Skull Bash with the name of the spell you wish to use.
#showtooltip /cast [@focus,exists] Skull Bash; Skull Bash
5. Three-way Mount Macro
While not strictly a Feral Druid macro I find it very useful. This macro uses different mouse buttons to summon different mounts. I have left click for ground mounts, right click for flying mounts and middle click for the mounts that can walk on water.
#showtooltip raven lord /use [button:1] Raven Lord; [button:2] Ashes of Al'ar; [button:3] Azure Water Strider
This macro can be further modified to include a selection of mounts using the /userandom command.
#showtooltip raven lord /userandom [button:1] Raven Lord, Fiery Warhorse, Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank; [button:2] Ashes of Al'ar, sky golem, Onyxian Drake; [button:3] Azure Water Strider
I’ve found that the ability pruning that came with the expansion has reduced the need for a few macros along with spells for different shapeshifts being combined e.g. Skull Bash is available in Bear Form and Cat Form and used to have different spells and icons. I used to use a macro that used the correct one based on my current form. However this is no longer needed as the spell will change automatically when you shapeshift.
Do you use macros? If so what kind and for what purpose? Are there any important Druid macros that I have forgotten to mention? Please feel free to share your experiences. You can leave a comment on the post, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on twitter @Elamari_ or you can like and / or leave a comment on the File Under Feral Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FileUnderFeral.