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pally prot macro

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:59 pm
by shuikage
hey yall kinda new to tanking. i seen someone using a macro that encorparted cds like and use avengrs shield when ever it proc'd. and im horrible at macro making. so was wondering if ya'll could help me out with that :D much thanks.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:09 am
by TonabShin
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#showtooltip cdname;
/cast Avengers Shield;
/cast cdname;

That should cast avengers shield first if it's procced or is available.
Replace cdname with the spell you want to cast.

If it fails to cast the second one (seperate global cooldown) try putting them on the same line:
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#showtooltip cdname;
/cast Avengers Shield /cast cdname;

I would advise against this as it stops the choice you get when you choose to wait a few more global cooldowns before casting it.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:02 am
by KysenMurrin
That macro will stop if the AS is not available and ignore the second cast. And if it is available it'll cast AS and nothing after unless it's an off-GCD ability.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:25 am
by Treck
Isnt the problem with that macro that if AS do procc, and your spamming the button, it will actually que up the other ability to the rotation (before AS atually got reset CD) and cast it anyway even if AS procced?

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:32 am
by KysenMurrin
If AS is not available the whole macro should stop. Macros like this only work on no-GCD abilities.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:17 am
by TonabShin
So it's not actually possible?

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:24 am
by Skye1013
Would you be able to do something with a castsequence macro that resets when AS cd is up?

I pulled this from the 4.x macro thread, and with some tweaks, maybe it could work?

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/castsequence reset=combat Judgement, Holy Wrath, Shield of the Righteous, Judgement, Avenger's Shield, Shield of the Righteous, Judgement, Consecration, Shield of the Righteous

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:31 am
by fuzzygeek
It wouldn't take GC procs into account.

There used to be a way to futz this by spamming /castrandom, but I think they changed the behaviour of /castrandom to get "stuck" on any cast that failed precisely to defeat this kind of macro.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:30 pm
by shuikage
hey thanks i found one that works pretty well. might not be 100% as its from memory right now.
#showtooltip
/startattack
/castsequence reset=8 Crusader Strike, Judgement, Crusader Strike, Holy Wrath, Crusader Strike, Shield Of Righteous
/cast divine protection
/use !avengers shield
/use !hammer of wrath

i use that for most instances and take out avengers shield for when i need interupts and switch out CS for Hammer of Righteous for AOE fights

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:06 am
by Epimer
Using that macro is a terrible idea.

Re: pally prot macro

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:08 am
by KysenMurrin
It also won't work. Again, it'll just stick on the first line with the castsequence, and possibly also use divine protection on cooldown (and probably never when you need it). It'll never cast AS or HoW.

Blizzard specifically designed macros not to make decision for you. Learn to play or give up.