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June 2008
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Hocus Focus


So.. Someone I know asked me for some more macro magic.. Here we go..

The following is the macro I use for my Shackles:

/clearfocus [button:2]
/stopmacro [button:2]
/focus [target=focus,noexists]; [target=focus, dead]
/cast [target=focus,exists,nodead] Shackle Undead

I believe you can change the Shackle to casting any direct cast CC you’d like (like sleep or sheep). The idea is that:

  • If you select a mob and you don’t have a focus, it will focus on that mob and then cast Shackle Undead.
  • If you have a focus and it isn’t dead, it will cast Shackle Undead on the focus.
  • If the focus is dead, it will change the focus to your currently targeted mob and cast Shackle Undead.
  • If you right click on the button, it will clear your focus.

The following is one that I use on my hunter and have posted about before, but wil repost here since we are talking about Focus macros…

#showtooltip Hunter’s Mark
/cast [harm] Hunter’s Mark;
/focus [help]


This will cast Hunter’s Mark on a MOB or Set my Focus to a friendly target.  Mainly this is to save a slot and also enable one keypress to do different things depending on who I have targeted. I set the focus on my hunter for my misdirection macro:

/cast [target=focus,exists] Misdirection; Misdirection

This will cast misdirection on the focus if it exists, otherwise on the target. Then I can keep my target on the mob I’m trying to pull and cast misdirect onto the tank or annoying dude I want to set an entire instance on before I feign death… (but I have never done that… really… really.. Well, not on purpose)

Lastly, I have a quick focus setting/clearing macro you can use if you don’t want to combine it with any of the other functions I have here..

/clearfocus [button:1]
/focus [button:2]

You can switch the buttons as you’d like, but right cilck SETS the focus and left click CLEARS the focus.

If you have any other questions about these or other macro stuff, you can email me or leave a comment here..  Happy macroing…