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5-13-2010 @ 2:45PM
If you are a newbie DPS, don't forget that it's always good to only attack what the tank is attacking so that there is less of a chance of you accidentally pulling someone off the tank and causing the healer to get all pissy. To do this, set up a simple Assist macro and click it as needed to keep your focus your blows where they need to be. To set up a simple Assist Macro:1. Open the Macro interface in Wow by typing "/macro" in the dialogue area of your interface.2. Click "New" and pick any icon you want. Call the new Macro Assist.3. In the command box type:/Assist focus4. Drag the icon you chose to a place on one of the bars in your interface. Someplace easy for you to reach and use a lot. Click Ok (or whatever) to get out of the macro interface.5. At the start of the instance, find the tank in your group (s/he will be the one with the little shield icon by their name), Right click on him and choose "Set Focus"6. When you do this, this player will appear as a kind of secondary icon in the upper left of your screen.Now, before casting a spell, or running up to a group the tank pulled, click on Assist. This will allow you to focus and hit the same target the tank is hitting. This is the simplest Assist macro I know, but there are also other modifications you can add to make your life a bit easier. For instance, say you are a Hunter. You could both set your assist focus and cast Hunter's Mark at the same time by adding a line to this macro:/assist focus/cast Hunters Mark Or say you are a rogue. You could misdirect:/assist focus/cast [@focus] Misdirectionetc... You can Google "assist tank macro" for other ideas for other classes if you want.
5-13-2010 @ 9:06PM
Thanks so much for this!
5-29-2010 @ 8:10PM
This is cool infol! thanks for sharing! As someone who's only been playing MMORPGs for a few months I know this will be helpful when I decide to take the group plung! :D
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