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    Default Critique a newb's macros please.....

    I have only been PvPing about a week. I love it, but frankly I am not that good yet at the speed required to know when to push what at what time. Too many choices and lack of a consistent rotation vs PvE is so far a bit overwhelming. So, here are the macros I want to run. Some taken from the forums and some just crazily made up by me. I would really like your advice.

    51Lock/13chloro/2am PR 2 (0 valor)

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...eeRAkqqek.xdbh

    Rotation

    RS, LL, DT, <dps macro> x 5, ED, <DS macro>

    Macros

    <dps>
    # show ruin
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast neddra's torture
    cast ruin
    cast dark fury
    cast draining bolt
    cast neddra's grasp

    <DS>
    #show devouring shadows
    suppressmacrofailures
    stopcasting
    cast devouring shadows

    <healing>
    #show bloom
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @self bloom
    cast natural conversion
    cast reconstruct

    <oh ****>
    #show break free
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast break free
    cast neddra's essence
    cast shadow life
    cast @self bloom
    cast wither
    cast fear
    cast @self nature's cleansing

    I know the last one is crazy. But I made it to cast, then run like hell and live through melee suprise stun-lock encounters where I seem to die a lot in like 1 second flat.

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    <dps>
    # show ruin
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast neddra's torture
    cast ruin
    cast dark fury
    cast draining bolt
    cast neddra's grasp
    I see some potential problems with this one. First of all you do not have Ruin trained using your setup above. Also if this is your main dps macro then you will quickly find that spamming this button does nothing as everything on it has a cooldown. The shortest cooldown is Neddre's Grasp at 10 seconds. My suggestion would be to put Void Bolt and lastly Dark Touch at the very end and remove Ruin. Dark Touch being last would ensure you could cast something while moving around and could proc Opportunity instant casts.

    Although there may be other more useful dps spam macros out there. I can brainstorm some up.
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    Here are some I brainstormed up, let me know what you think. I would like to mention that I like Bluedot's 51 Warlock better: http://bluedots.org/2011/08/17/pvp-warlock-1-4/

    DPS Spam (be careful and only use when you have some health due to sac life:dmg):
    #show Neddra's Torture
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Sacrifice Life: Damage
    cast Neddra's Torture
    cast Dark Fury
    cast Draining Bolt
    cast Void Bolt
    cast Dark Touch

    AoE Radiate Death (cast this 3 times then move on to below macro):
    #show Radiate Death
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Neddra's Grasp
    cast Dark Touch
    cast Radiate Death

    AoE Devouring Shadows
    #show devouring shadows
    suppressmacrofailures
    stopcasting
    cast Devouring Shadows
    Last edited by HorseMonkey; 08-31-2011 at 09:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post

    <dps>
    # show ruin
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast neddra's torture
    cast ruin
    cast dark fury
    cast draining bolt
    cast neddra's grasp
    Remove Torture, put it on a separate key, somewhere close to your separate key for void bolt. It is only useful on someone you think will live 20 seconds or longer.

    Neddra's Grasp should not be on this macro. It doesn't do anything at the end there, and your target would have fired off 3 to 5 actions before you even put it on them.
    As a pure space saver I recommend:

    #show neddra's grasp
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast neddra's grasp
    cast radiate death

    As a DPS spammer macro for 51 lock I use this, I also keep a separate key for Dark Fury:

    # show draining bolt
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast draining bolt
    cast dark fury
    cast Void Bolt

    This is only used AFTER all dots are ticking and a casted Void Bolt (using its separate button), preferred use when ED is ON, this times the VB, DB, and DF to hit the target (provided about 20m distance) at nearly the same time. You could easily replace the DF with a DS under the target for the same effect. You could preface the draining bolt above with Ruin as it would up the damage on the spells that follow due to the chloro life-spell talents.


    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    <DS>
    #show devouring shadows
    suppressmacrofailures
    stopcasting
    cast devouring shadows
    Good. You don't need to suppress failures here, there are no errors when you hit it.


    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    <healing>
    #show bloom
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @self bloom
    cast natural conversion
    cast reconstruct
    Separate key for natural conversion. Separate key for reconstruct. Keep the cast @self bloom.

    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    <oh ****>
    #show break free
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast break free
    cast neddra's essence
    cast shadow life
    cast @self bloom
    cast wither
    cast fear
    cast @self nature's cleansing
    One problem I see here is that you are allowing healdebuffs to stay on you if you are using this. Break free, Pop Neddra's Essence to buy time, clean off the heal debuff unless it;s a warrior's one. Then Shadow Life and heal yourself.

    Maybe try this:

    <healing>
    #show bloom
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast break free
    cast @self bloom

    <cleanse me>
    #show nature's cleansing
    cast @self nature's cleansing
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    Some excellent suggestions guys!! Thanks a ton, both of you. I will try these out tonight and let you know how it goes.

    And yes, my bad. My build has 51lock/14chloro/1am for ruin.
    Last edited by ask; 09-01-2011 at 03:36 PM.

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