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    Default Tips on dps setup for my team

    Hi!
    I'm really new to multiboxing, just started like 2 weeks ago.
    I was planning on going dual box in classic (shaman/warrior). Which led to 3 boxing (+warlock) and then... 4 boxing last night (+mage) and now, well I might as well go full 5 man team (+priest)


    So now my plan Is going majority of leveling in dungeons with my team.

    Priest : healer
    Warrior : tank
    Shaman (enhancement), mage (frost) and warlock (destro, not sure)

    So... Anyone got any dps tips or so, maybe which abilities to bind on the same key?
    As an example:

    Press 1 and..

    Warrior does demo shout/cleave
    Shaman frost/flame shock
    Mage/lock shadow/frost bolts and so on.

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    While simply binding similar spells to the same keys can work to an extent, it's going to be very inefficient in the end. For mixed teams you'll usually want some way of creating "rotations" for your characters to go through. Most commonly people use either an addon called Gnomesequencer (I'm fairly certain there will be a classic version) or the ISBoxer pro configuration. Some people also combine parts of both, which is fine as well. All very much dependant on how you choose to run your team.

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    In your chosen setup it would make more sense in terms of buffs and efficiency to play the shaman as restoration and the priest as shadow. At least this way the shadow priest will buff your warlocks DPS and all of your characters will be ranged. I find playing one melee class (aside from the tank) with an all ranged team is kind of annoying.

    Also, casters don't really have a "rotation" in classic. Warlocks spam shadow bolt, mages spam frostbolt. At lower levels you don't even do that if you have access to a decent wand it will do more DPS than your spells.

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    I assume you realize this composition isn’t optimal but want to go with it regardless, which is totally fine. If you’d like suggestions on better comps for farming dungeons I’d gladly give some, but I would recommend at the very least you go with a different spec for your shaman since having a melee dps with casters makes multiboxing significantly more painful. You could just go ele on the shaman if you really want your priest to heal but having your priest go shadow and the shaman resto would work too.

    As for handling combat it shouldn’t be too difficult if you do end up going triple caster. Your warlock and mages damage will primarily come from a single spell. (Frostbolt and shadowbolt) so they will be very easy to set up (warlock dots won’t be worth casting on most trash). If you have your shaman go ele instead of ehance you could also do most of your damage with lightning bolt. Your warriors rotation will be a bit less simple; you’ll have several abilities to use (sunder, heroic strike, shield slam, demo, etc.) so for all of the buttons you bind to those spells on your warrior you just put another copy of frostbolt/shadowbolt/lightning bolt. With this setup you can spam whatever keys you want on your warrior and your dps’s will keep casting their main dps spell.

    There are are some different spells you’ll want to cast on your dps toons of course, like a curse from your warlock for tougher mobs. For spells like that, I’d recommend you have a completely different keybind from the main buttons you use on your tank, and also on your other dps toons put their main dps spell on that binding so they keep casting when you use those spells. You shouldn’t bother putting any tank abilities on those buttons unless you’re constantly rage capped for whatever reason.

    oh and of course put aoe spells all on the same button, so blizzard+hellfire and maybe a cast sequence for magma totem and chain lightning.

    Since you didn’t mention healing I’ll assume you know that you should be healing with mouseover macros with that system isboxer has that shows your healers party frames on all of your windows (I can’t remember the name of it atm lol).

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    I use /castsequence to set up sequences for each class.

    I map 1 to the main sequence for each class. This should be a reasonably optimal sequence for each class you're using. For some classes, it might be one spell (especially at lower levels).
    I map 2 to instant cast spells.
    I map 3 to AOE spells.
    At some point I'll map debuffs to a key.
    4 is mapped to stuns.
    5 is mapped to defense skill for tank (like shield wall).
    I forget what 6 is mapped to, but you get the idea.

    I'm currently testing a 5-man group: paladin(tank), druid(healer), mage, warlock, hunter. This approach makes this essentially as easy to run as paladin, druid, 3xmage, and I get the added utility of the more diverse classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostBlayze View Post
    I use /castsequence to set up sequences for each class.

    I map 1 to the main sequence for each class. This should be a reasonably optimal sequence for each class you're using. For some classes, it might be one spell (especially at lower levels).
    I map 2 to instant cast spells.
    I map 3 to AOE spells.
    At some point I'll map debuffs to a key.
    4 is mapped to stuns.
    5 is mapped to defense skill for tank (like shield wall).
    I forget what 6 is mapped to, but you get the idea.

    I'm currently testing a 5-man group: paladin(tank), druid(healer), mage, warlock, hunter. This approach makes this essentially as easy to run as paladin, druid, 3xmage, and I get the added utility of the more diverse classes.
    How are you testing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalo199 View Post
    How are you testing it?
    They're playing on Retail.

    https://www.dual-boxing.com/threads/...nd-discussion)

    If that's not what you're asking, then my apologies.
    Do not send me a PM if what you want to talk about isn't absolutely private.
    Ask your questions on the forum where others can also benefit from the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    They're playing on Retail.

    https://www.dual-boxing.com/threads/...nd-discussion)

    If that's not what you're asking, then my apologies.
    Ah that makes sense... I was holding a faint hope there was a private server out there that had newer API somehow

    I use retail to test all my cast sequences, other macros and ISBoxer setup as well but I still have a lot to learn... you're videos are invaluable Mirai

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