PvE destruction Key Bindings. Help!
if I can remember my bindings correctly I have:
8 = CotE
7 = Corruption
6 = BoD
<Shift> + 6 = BoA
5 = Shadowflame
4 = Chaos Bolt
3 = Immolate
2 = Conflagrate
1 = RoF
~ = Teleport
Q = Shadowburn
R = Incinerate
F = Shadowfury
Z = Ventrilo
C = Nether ward
G = BoH
(Right hand keys)
numpad - = Life Tap
numpad + = My general CD macro (Rune of Zeth + demon soul + blood fury)
Mouse button 4 = Soul Fire
Mouse Button 5 = Soul Burn
Mouse Button 3 = either fel flame or my volcanic potion depending on if I plan on using fel flame during the fight or not (pretty much only Rag).
I'm pretty sure that's it. I don't bind my doomgaurd/infernal because I used to accidently hit it and then it'd be down for 10 mins, so I just leave that on screen to click. Other situational things like different curses or swapping BoA with BoD change depending on the fight, but for the most part that's my keybinding.
While the 8 key is pretty rough to reach, you generally are only going to cast it once on most fights, maybe a few times like if you were doing Normal Shannox to get all the dogs, but after 1 click it's usually out of the rotation. The others just came with building on my spec and I'm just used to it now. You may find it easier to use more shift modifiers to reduce the amount of keys you have to hit, but whatever works for you.
The reason why I tend to use it on Rag and not other fights is that there's a lot of running around. P2 stacks and spreads, P3 if you're being tracked, and even nuking someones son of flame while you run to get the back ones in transitions. If you have corruption up, ISF up, BoD up, immo up, and need to be running, fel flame is pretty much the only insta cast that you have. You can use shadowflame for an insta cast too, but in the case of P2 rag I usually save that for when the adds crash in.
It does have its uses, but those uses are so rare that if you take it off your bar completely you won't see too much of a difference.
What are you currently doing as your rotation? Just wondering if you've got the other stuff down since you were doing fel flame in the rotation.
If you want your turn left and right still bound to A and D you can strafe just by using A and D in conjunction with holding the right mouse button. That's what I used to do but having strafes keybound to A and D frees up more hand movement if you are doing a lot of strafing compared to having both hands tied up.
But in a fight you should never be keyboard turning. Right mouse click to turn, double mouse button to move forward.
I tend to save my Doomguard for P3 when we bloodlust, but if you're lusting in P1 then by all means use it then.
Pre-pot for first phase.
Only use felflame if you are moving. (outside of t11 4 piece as priority dictates)
I like to use the spot between casting immo and when Conflag becomes available to cast for Corruption or a SB'd Soulfire.
Something like this:
Demon soul (trinket if I have RoZ on)
Soulfire (SB) otherwise I would have used Corr / Shadowflame and hard cast Soufire above immo
Chaos / Incin / Incin
Then I just follow the priority list and look for traps.
My shift keys I keep Coe, and other spells I dont use instantly in my rotation example
Shift-F Coe, I also have shift D, S,A I switch them out with whatever spells I find useful
I also have a couple cast sequence macros I use only for a couple spells
castsequence reset=3 Immolate, Corruption
I also use one for soulburn, soulfire.
I know my keybinds arent as complicated as the one above me, but I only keybind the ones I use in immediate rotation, and will click the rest.
I know they say keyboard turning is bad, but so is staring at the top of your head when you are trying to kill a boss, because you messed up your camera angle i do fine with my arrow keys lol and I can back up if needed unlike with the mouse.
You shouldn't ever back up by walking backwards. Turning sideways and strafing is much much faster. You have no idea how many people I've seen miss avoiding stuff like waves on Rag because they try to back up out of it.10/14/2011 01:34 PMPosted by Naterican back up if needed unlike with the mouse.
Keyboard turning works fine for some people and in some cases, but turning with your mouse is just better in pretty much every way. Practice more and maybe you wont have as much trouble with your camera.
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