Hunters and their Keybinds
Derchlon — Thu, 07/22/2010 - 00:35
So I was just reading Saedo's post about gaming mice, and it reminded me just how MANY abilities hunter's have, and our need to use them in a raid environment.
I'll admit, that since I use a standard left/right + scroll wheel mouse, I manually clicked several abilities and cooldowns while raiding. These abilities were situational abilities such as Trueshot Aura, Scorpid Sting, Viper Sting, MD, FD(I really really really wanted to bind this. I did. I promise), Tranq Shot, Aspects, Potions(outside my Nuke CD), as well as almost all of my pet abilities(For pet management, I didn't press a key, I manually pressed "pet passive" and "pet defensive"). I thought I would list for posterity what my key binds actually were for most fights, partly to reminisce and partly justify the future purchase of a full on double rainbow calliber gaming mouse when I finally return to raiding. Some of these are kinda wonky for people used the the "1, 2, 3, repeat" style of play. Mine is a bit more... feel oriented, and should there by not be taken as a priority list. Instead, view it for what they are, a list of abilities that are easy to reach(mostly).
~ : Kill Shot
1 : Arcane Shot+Rabid+Kill Command
2 : Chimera Shot+Silencing Shot+Rabid+Kill Command
3 : Steady Shot+Rabid+Kill Command
4 : Aimed Shot+Rabid+Kill Command
5 : Serpent Sting
6 : [This slot varried a lot, and was generally my "go to" slot for the boss mechanic flavor of the week. Otherwise, Concussive Shot]
7 : Volley
8 : Hunter's Mark (Truth be told, I rarely used 8 or 9. I "felt" that they were too far to the right from my WASD. I usually manually clicked HM)
9 : [I've forgotten what I bind here, because like 8, I rarely used it.]
0 : Readiness
- : Big CD NUKE--> Call of the Wild+Rapid Fire+Potion of Speed+any trinket I was saving for important fight moments like breaking XT's heart.
Middle Mouse : Disengage/Deterrence (depended on which was more important for the fight mechanic)
That is just a PvE list. In order to play a hunter properly in Arenas, you need many many more macros. I can't tell you how satisfying slaughtering the first rogue I saw after binding a /cast !Flare macro to the end of all my shots for a BG. It just wasn't even fair. Now imagine putting something like that more comprehensively on a mouse button... see where I'm going with this?
Anyways, I hope you guys have been pleasantly diverted by this insight into the Hunter.