Category: Macros

Improving BM DPS as a engineer…

I just did a few target dummy test with a Synapse Springs and Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball macro’d into my shots and without.

#showtooltip Arcane Shot
/use 10
/use 13
/cast Arcane Shot

#showtooltip Cobra Shot
/use 10
/use 13
/cast Cobra Shot

#showtooltip Kill Command
/cast [target=pettarget, exists] Charge
/cast [target=pettarget, exists] Rabid
/cast [target=pettarget, exists] Bestial Wrath
/use 10
/use 13
/cast Kill Command

I did 16k dps in about 2 mins with them macro’d to Arcane Shot, Cobra Shot and Kill Command.

Then did 17.5-18k dps in about 2 mins with them only macro’d to Kill Command.  So I got about a 2k increase in DPS by changing my macros.  I need to run more tests but I thought my initial test results were astounding.  I think we need to do more testing and brain storming on how to improve our DPS.  Especially BM since I tested this as BM.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Cataclysm: Engineering Hunter Macros

This is my new defense macro.  You could use it when you are getting low on health and help out the healers. /use 6 is your belt enchant.  You could tinker Grounded Plasma Shield to your belt and use that to absorb some damage.  It helps in boss fights like in Blackwing Descent when you tackle Chimaeron and he deals Massacre to your whole raid or Halls of Origination when Anraphet does his AOE Omega Stance.

#showtooltip Stoneform(Racial)
/cast Stoneform(Racial)
/cast Deterrence
/use 6
/cast [target=player] Master’s Call

Tinkering Synapse Springs or Tazik Shocker to all your shots is standard.  /use 10 is the macro line needed to use either of these tinkers.  The cool down for Synapse Springs is 1 min so you could use it twice during the time you use a trinket like Unsolvable Riddle,

#showtooltip Arcane Shot
/use 10
/use 13
/use 14
/cast Arcane Shot

Not sure if there is any reason to have macros for some of the other on use items.  If I figure it out I’ll post them later.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan