--Niniel EU-Kilrogg --Niniel EU-Kilrogg


Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.


Preservation and meeting Algalon

I made up a macro of my own that I'd like to call [Preservation] (a name that I think would work nicely as a new spell/ability for druids in Cataclysm by the way).

The idea behind the macro is simply that Barkskin doesn't affect the Global Cooldown and it costs no mana so you might as well use it all the time when it's available in boss fights where there is a lot of damage going around. I thought it would be nice to trigger it without thinking about it. I also don't want to see or hear any warnings that it's not available yet so I'm disabling that. What better way than embedding it in my Rejuvenation spell?

[Preservation] (mouseover version)
/script UIErrorsFrame:UnregisterEvent("UI_ERROR_MESSAGE");
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/use Barkskin
/use [target=mouseover,help][target=target,help][]Rejuvenation;
/script UIErrorsFrame:RegisterEvent("UI_ERROR_MESSAGE");
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0

I also have a tweaked version for me since I don't use mouseover and I want to trigger Lifeblood, the herbalist healing thingy that I always forget that I have. Might as well get some extra heals! :)

/script UIErrorsFrame:UnregisterEvent("UI_ERROR_MESSAGE");
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/use Barkskin
/use Lifeblood
/use [target=target,help][]Rejuvenation;
/script UIErrorsFrame:RegisterEvent("UI_ERROR_MESSAGE");
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1

Neat or what?

Tonight I also met Algalon for the first time!

It's a nice intro and a great fight. It took a few tries but I think I've got most part of it worked out now. We got him to 45-50% or so and it was the first evening on him in the 25 man version. I was told they've almost killed him on the 10 man version.

[Healer 1] Spam the tank for those that have not been here before, he hits like Brutallus
[Healer 2] ye, and some more even
[Healer 3] and then some more too


Verile said...

Mapping Barkskin to a frequently used HoT like that is a very interesting idea. I used to do that with trinkets so I wouldn't have to remember to click them, but I never considered Barkskin.

I will have to integrate that. Thanks for the tip!

Niniel said...

You're welcome! :)

Obviously there are some fights where you want to have control over exactly when to Barkskin but for some fights it just means it will be used more and mitigate more damage for you.