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11-20-2011 @ 9:39PM
Some pretty good tips in here. For people who don't have a customizable mouse and don't want to use Shift modifiers, my feral main is the only class that can use the default Blizzard action bars and get everything I need on the main bar (buttons 1 through =). Here's how. As you said, the main attacks should be on 1-5 or 1-6. You should try to minimize the ones you have to click, but some things are not as time critical, so they can be moved to the right bars and remain clickies. Things like Berserk (3 min cd so not very time critical), Tol'vir's Potion, Barkskin, Survival Instincts, Stampeding Roar, Faerie Fire can all remain clickies, or moved to the right like buttons 9 through =. So, button 1 is auto attack. Button 2 is Rake. Button 3 is Shred (Shred is our most used button so put it where it's most comfortable to hit it constantly, while still being able to keep your fingers on ASWD). 4 is Mangle. 5 is Savage Roar and 6 is Rip. 7 is Ferocious Bite because while it's not used that often, when the boss is under 25% you need to be able to reach it. I have 8 as my Feral Charge/Ravage macro right next to Faerie Fire (button 9) and keep my two fingers on those for the moment a fight starts. You want to FF in the air as you fly towards the boss to make sure it's up before your first attack, so I find this works well for me. Buttons 0, - and = are too far away so might as well be clickies. I put things like Dash on those. I also do something that is not recommended, but again works for me. I macro my Rip finisher with Tiger's Fury. Everyone and their dog will tell you this is a dps loss. Don't do it if you don't like it. But it works for me because I can make sure that TF is up every time I Rip, and for me, ensuring that my most powerful attack is boosted by TF every time is more important than the very slight dps loss of having to click TF on cooldown. Yes it means I waste a few seconds when TF is on cd and Rip needs to be up (usually only 1-2 seconds, it can be as much as 3 seconds with a lot of haste), but it saves me a button and less buttons means faster reaction time. I also keybind my interrupt to the G key for all my toons. It needs to be close to ASWD because when you need it, you need it fast. But since I keep it on the same button for all my toons, I get used to where it's at and don't have to learn more than one spot. The one most valuable piece of advice for a feral dps is this: get an addon that shows all your buffs and debuffs in one spot on the screen. We have so many things going on that you will save a huge amount of time not searching all over the screen to make sure everything's up. Not to mention the improvements to your situational awareness. I use Badkitty. Other options are Power Auras (takes awhile to set up, but more powerful), Rogue Timers, Cat's Eye, Need to Know... there's a lot of them. Choose one you like but make sure you have one - your dps will go from middle of the pack to top of the bars immediately.
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