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I've tanked off and on (mostly just leveling/heroic dungeons) for years. I'm pretty familiar with how tanks and specific classes work, but I'm looking for more general info here. I'd like to get into tanking end-game content but I don't think I'm quite there yet. I've been watching videos on general raid tanking (movement, awareness, etc.) and I always read/watch fight guides, but I feel like there are more general things I could do to improve.
What are the most important things for me to be able to see when tanking raids? I know I would need to be able to see the other tank's stacks/debuffs, as well as boss frames with a cast bar, but is there anything else I really need to view? I use DBM so spell timers, etc. are included in that, ElvUI for my UI which keeps it pretty clean, and I use WeakAuras to show CDs and other info pertinent to my class (Stagger for monks, Resolve, and so on).
What keybinds do you typically use for tanking? I'm used to using 1 to 0, -, and = (I have a Naga mouse so it's 1-12 for me), then the same keys with shift or alt modifiers. Ctrl seems to be a little hard for me to reach comfortably. Note: A & D are unbound for me; I use W, S, Q, E and my mouse for movement. I typically would use Shift+1, Shift+2 for ST/AoE taunts, but I'm wondering if there's maybe a better keybind to try out for those.
Thanks for any help
Except that one works, and the other one doesn't.
Polymorph Macro (Works):
Counterspell Macro (Doesn't)
Side by side comparison here; it's a bit wide, so I didn't want to embed the image. I don’t see a bit of difference in the parlance, if you discount therandom bit of the polymorph macro, and that shit’s only there because I want pigs and turtles. I have been using these macros since BC, and come WOD the counterspell one is like lolnope. I’ve taken to having to switch targets each time I need to counterspell, and that annoys me. I know that there are other macros posted on the mage page, but I want to know.... Does anybody have a clue why the counterspell macro is not working??
I've been playing pve disc priest for a while. I have been using the addon Clique to bind my heals.
However, I would like to try to use mouseover macros instead because they seem more versatile - for example they can be used both on the raid frame and on the characters' nameplate. I think that this would help my raid awareness during encounters.
I've read the guide here on Icy-Veins that suggests the macro below. As stated it will cast the heal on one's current target as a default if one is not mousing over a friendly, living target.
Here is my question: I would rather have the default to be to cast on my focus instead of my target. I always put the tank on focus and target the boss for atonement healing. I would be grateful to anyone who can tell me how to alter the macro so it will do this.
I'm also interested in hearing how other disc priests heal using mouseover macros - just in case there is something that I can learn that I'm doing wrong.
Thank you very much.
#showtooltip Heal /cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead]Heal This will cast Heal on your mouseover target, if it is a friendly target and it is not dead. Otherwise, it will cast heal on your current target.
Macros for mage talents in 6.0.2, just putting it out there: #showtooltip [talent:1/1] Evanesce; [talent:1/2] Blazing Speed; [talent:1/3]Ice Floes /cast Evanesce /cast Blazing Speed /cast Ice Floes #showtooltip [talent:2/1] Alter Time; [talent:2/2] Flameglow; [talent:2/3] Ice Barrier /cast Alter Time /cast Ice Barrier #showtooltip [talent:3/1] Ring of Frost; [talent:3/2] Ice Ward; [talent:3/3] Frostjaw /cast Ring of Frost /cast Ice Ward /cast Frostjaw
#showtooltip [talent:4/1] Greater Invisibility; [talent:4/2] Cauterize; [talent:4/3] Cold Snap /cast Greater Invisibility /cast Cold Snap #showtooltip [talent:5/1] Nether Tempest; [talent:5/2] Unstable Magic; [talent:5/3] Supernova /cast Nether Tempest /cast Supernova #showtooltip [talent:5/1] Frost Bomb; [talent:5/2] Unstable Magic; [talent:5/3] Ice Nova /cast Frost Bomb /cast Ice Nova #showtooltip [talent:5/1] Living Bomb; [talent:5/2] Unstable Magic; [talent:5/3] Blast Wave /cast Living Bomb /cast Blast Wave #showtooltip [talent:6/1] Mirror Image; [talent:6/2] Rune of Power; [talent:6/3] Incanter's Flow /cast Mirror Image /cast Rune of Power #showtooltip [talent:7/1] Thermal Void; [talent:7/2] Prismatic Crystal; [talent:7/3] Comet Storm /cast Prismatic Crystal /cast Comet Storm #showtooltip [talent:7/1] Overpowered; [talent:7/2] Prismatic Crystal; [talent:7/3] Arcane Orb /cast Prismatic Crystal /cast Arcane Orb #showtooltip [talent:7/1] Kindling; [talent:7/2] Prismatic Crystal; [talent:7/3] Meteor /cast Prismatic Crystal /cast Meteor
Edit (11/17/2014): Added Tier 7 and Specialization Talents