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    Default Any tips to play mixed casters effectively?

    I am going for druid + priest + mage + warlock + warlock.

    I intend to use some hotkeys (probably F1-F3) to change functionality of my hotkeys.

    A tank mode. (used for dungeons and maybe some outdoor elites)
    It should cause hotkeys to do dungeon functionality, so druid will go bear form and tank and healer will heal and mage/warlocks will have some frostbolt/shadow bolt button and some aoe button.

    A healing mode. (likely used midfight in world pvp and swapping between healing and dps mode depending on situation)
    It should cause druid and priest to focus on healing, they will likely idle mostly in this mode when they don't heal. Mage/warlocks should be able to dot, frostbolt/shadow bolt, aoe.

    A dps mode. (likely used outdoors when killing mobs or when enganging other people in pvp)
    It should cause everyone to use dots and aoe. Maybe also everyone able to use cast time or just mage/warlocks.

    I think healing and dispelling won't really be any issue.

    I am not really sure how I should effectively use 2-3 dots on warlocks, 2 dots on druid, 1-2 dots on priest, cast time spells, instant spells, aoe, cds.
    There is so many good abilities and so different in how spells are cast that it will be really hard to do it effectively.

    I think I will use a button with corruption/Pain/moonfire/frostbolt and another for curse of agony/hex of weakness/insect swarm/frostbolt.
    Probably should add another 2 dot buttons for curses, 1 for curse of tongues and 1 for curse of weakness.
    Probably need 4 buttons to handle dots.

    I will probably have to use Psychic Scream/Howl of Terror on round robin and reset to Psychic Scream every time it should be ready, so I generally don't have to use howl of terror but can if needed.

    I might do the same kind of round robin with War Stomp and Infero (with @player on inferno).

    I could make it so druid uses Hurricane with aoe button in dps mode and Tranquility in healing mode and let it heal normally when it is on cd. While the other characters uses arcane explosion (maybe blizzard in dungeons), holy nova and hellfire.

    Going to need a lot of buttons for offensive dispel, silence, fear/polymorph, cold snap, frost nova, death coil, blink, life tap, shadow burn/fire blast, maybe bear form/bash/feral charge, innervate, WotF and a bunch of other abilities.
    Probably need some buttons for pet management also.
    Also going to want buttons for goblin sapper charge and some useful trinkets.

    Most complex team I played before was dk + 5 pala + 3 druid + 1 priest on wotlk PS. I feel like this is going to be 10x harder.

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    Code:
    #showtooltip
    /use [@target,harm] Moonfire;[@mouseover,help] Rejuvenation
    I find combining multiple offensive and defensive skills into a single keybind helps a lot.

    Code:
    #showtooltip
    /castsequence reset=3/target Curse of Agony, Corruption, !Shoot,,,,,
    It used to be possible to create a false cooldown with castsequences using commas that can help a lot in managing multiple DoT's. I'm not familiar with the new API so somebody else will have to confirm whether something similar is possible currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apatheist View Post
    It used to be possible to create a false cooldown with castsequences using commas that can help a lot in managing multiple DoT's. I'm not familiar with the new API so somebody else will have to confirm whether something similar is possible currently.
    The ability to do that is long gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    The ability to do that is long gone.
    Bummer. There's no way to achieve the same functionality using nulls or an item at the end of the sequence to "pause" it, etc?

    Might just have to manually manage DoT's otherwise. Or use use multiple instances of !shoot?

    Code:
    #showtooltip
    /castsequence reset=3/target Curse of Agony, Corruption, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot, !Shoot
    Should work well enough for grinding low levels.
    Last edited by Apatheist : 07-04-2019 at 04:54 PM

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    What i like to do is to rightclick the key i had assigned in isboxer to a spell, lets say shaman lightning bolt, then create a new step, which f.ex is the key assigned to lava burst. This way, whenever it comes off cd or procs, it will fire off a lava burst, while you are casually spamming the button. You can create similar steps for various dots and even tell it to never let it use the button, more than once every "x" seconds. This is handy if you only want to use a certain spell f.ex every 15 secs. Basically creating a "pause".

    With some creativity you can press only one button, but make it f.ex use a full rotation incl various dots, minor cds etc etc.

    A more advanced version of this is to create action target groups, for each class and specc you use, one can be named "hunter bm procs", and so on, and you can just click and drop these groups in when you are making new characters later on.
    Last edited by WOWBOX40 : 07-04-2019 at 05:56 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOWBOX40 View Post
    You can create similar steps for various dots and even tell it to never let it use the button, more than once every "x" seconds. This is handy if you only want to use a certain spell f.ex every 15 secs. Basically creating a "pause"..
    The problem with this is that if you're in the middle of an action (casting shadowbolt, for example) when corruption resets to step 1 it won't cast.

    I think using castsequences is more reliable.

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