Macros are a highly useful function within World of Warcraft. Wowpedia describes what they are nicely;
“The purpose of a Macro is to allow you to create some very simple custom actions or tasks, based on the existing game actions. A macro is just a sequence of slash commands, which are executed in order when you execute the macro.“
The use of macros will make your play more streamlined & efficient giving you an edge over players who doesn’t use macros. Macros grant you advantages by;
- Performing multiple actions at once by activating a single action button (mouse clicking or key binding) e.g. combining a spell and an on use trinket.
- Reducing the number of spells on your bars e.g. combining an offensive cool down with a spell or combining several spells into one button through modifiers.
- Increasing your throughput by using spells in a more timely & efficient manner.