Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tip of the Week: Multi-Draining Goodness

We Warlocks have very many sexy spells and abilities we'd all like to use. But unfortunately, we also have a very limited place to put them. I always ran into trouble with my action bars, running out of space and having to constantly ditch an ability or two (mostly due to macros -- oh the irony to come). I was always looking out for ways to lighten the load, per say, and this week's TotW aims to do just that by linking your three drain abilities to one, super sexy button.

The process is simple: 1) Type /macro, and choose an icon and name for your new hot button. 2) Copy the code below and paste it into the macro text box. 3) Replace the 3 drains on your action bars with this one macro ability.

Here's the code:

/stopmacro [noharm]
/cast [nomodifier,nochanneling:Drain Soul(Rank 1)] Drain Soul(Rank 1)
/cast [modifier:ctrl,nochanneling:Drain Mana] Drain Mana
/cast [modifier:alt,nochanneling:Drain Life] Drain Life

Now you might be asking yourself, "How the heck do I choose between three drains if I'm only using one button?" Well, if you take a look at the last two lines of code, you'll notice two modifiers: ctrl, and alt. Pressing one of those two buttons while pressing the macro hot button will dictate which drain is used. Pressing the macro + alt will cast Drain Life, the macro + ctrl will cast Drain Mana, and just the macro will cast Drain Soul (Rank 1).

And hey, if you don't like them in that order or want to use different modifying buttons, just adjust the code as necessary.

So there you have it. Three drains, one button, two spaces saved. I hope this comes in handy for ya. ;)


Kika said...

WOWINSIDER had a warlock tips post today and their resident know nothing warlock posted a macro similar to yours. This isn't the first time he's followed your lead. You should say something.

Jagoex said...

I'm more flattered than anything, but who's to say it isn't just a coincidence? It's really no biggie. =)