Arena Focus macros

90 Human Paladin
13925
How do i make arena macros to cast say, cyclone with out ever targeting or putting someone on focus.

I know its /target Arena1, but how would i go about integrating a spell into it so i don't have to target them, such as, cyclone, hoj, CC's, etc., etc.

edit for typos
Edited by Alphönce on 10/4/2013 5:06 PM PDT
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100 Human Death Knight
13135
I'm using that to stun a target:

#showtooltip Strangulate
/cast [target=focus, exists] strangulate; strangulate

You will cast the spell on the focus target if there is a focus and you don't have to lose your current target. If you have NO focus it will just stun your current target.

So for cyclone i'm guessing it should be like that :

#showtooltip Cyclone
/cast [target=focus, exists] cyclone; cyclone

Just replace it with any spell you want.

Yomï
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100 Worgen Druid
13135
are these better than mouseover macros?
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90 Undead Mage
12430
#showtooltip Cyclone
/cast [@arena1] Cyclone


This is correct.

are these better than mouseover macros?


Yes.
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1 Orc Warrior
0
On my dk I have so many keybinds and modifier macros that I don't actually use arena 1-3.
I have set focus arena1-3 (f1-f3) and run with all standard modifier macros for focus.
Eg. X - chains of ice
Shift - X - chains of ice at focus target.
I can chain my target and focus 1 after the other or chain my focus, hit f2 and chain my new focus target without going off my target.

On my ret, I run with arena1-3 modifier macros because I have half the keybinds and macro'd my unholy dk has.

X button will be for whatever target I'm on.
Shift x will be at arena1
Alt x arena2
Ctrl x arena3
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90 Orc Warrior
12465
Yomi's macro can be used in more than just teh Arenas though... so in my opinion it's more useful :D :P
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90 Draenei Priest
15565
Yomi's macro can be used in more than just teh Arenas though... so in my opinion it's more useful :D :P
You don't have to choose one or the other. I have 5 Cyclone buttons on my Druid. Normal, focus, arena1-2-3.
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95 Undead Monk
4775
Focus is a bad way to go because your focus is lost if the target stealths. Priests, I'm looking at you. >.>
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90 Orc Warrior
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Focus is a bad way to go because your focus is lost if the target stealths. Priests, I'm looking at you. >.>


Make a macro for an ability you use often and just add /focus arena 1,2 or 3 to it. Just change it each game to whichever number the healer is.
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90 Human Paladin
13925
10/05/2013 01:42 AMPosted by Ruroz
Focus is a bad way to go because your focus is lost if the target stealths. Priests, I'm looking at you. >.>

I've actually been using Yomi's style macro since the start of Cata. However, like you said, people who can go stealth poop all over me. it's not that it's hard to redo the focus macro on said player, but it feels like it slows my game play down.

Anyway, thanks for all the good responses :D
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