I’ve been fussing around with macros for my Rogues and have come up with a couple of useful ones. Now, I’m more the “copy and paste” type than any kind of macro programmer, but the macro system is worth learning and will save you a lot of clicks and keymashes.
Basically a good macro set will make you a leaner meaner killing machine.
By the way, this naturally applies to classes other than Rogues, it’s just that I’m working with [tag-tec]Rogue macros[/tag-tec] at the moment. There are a variety of other sources for WoW Rogue Macros and I list a couple at the end.
So here are the macro basics to start:
- Type /macro to open the macro interface
- Hit “new”
- Pick an icon
- And then you’ll enter your code.
For my Shadowstep (Swords) Rogue I use this:
/cast Cheap Shot
Replace Cheap Shot with the opener of your choice, eg: Ambush. Premeditation adds 2 combo points right before the attack (with a 2 min cooldown.) So with this build I Cheap Shot and can frequently add an immediate 5 pt combo finisher. If the cooldown hasn’t finished then just the Cheap Shot will fire.
This one makes sure you bandage yourself and not the other guy. Replace the bandage with whatever bandage you’re using at the moment.
/use [target=player] Heavy Netherweave Bandage
This next one allows me to strike with Ambush and immediately switch to swords or maces or whatever. Probably not the most efficient thing to do, but it’s fun. Slot 16 is your main hand, 17 is your off hand. Just swap in whatever weapons you’re using.
If Ambush doesn’t fire for whatever reason then the weapons still swap. If you’re one of those people who likes to spam the Ambush key as you approach then this won’t work so well, because the weapons will swap before you get the ambush off.
/cast Ambush(Rank 2)
/equipslot 16 Diamond Hammer
/equipslot 17 Ironpatch Blade
Here’s a quick swap macro. Make a couple of these and switch back and forth as the situation dictates.
/equipslot 16 Mainhand weapon
/equipslot 17 Off hand weapon
Macros can get far more advanced than these, allowing you to simplify many different actions.
Killer Guides’ Rogue Guide has a bunch of other macros and a ton of great Rogue info. Get your’s here.
Arena Junkies has a page with macros for all classes that’s worth checking out, especially if you do PvP.