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SK Hotkeys:

DPS+ [6s] -- DPS spam button
/cast 5 Spear of Vizat (24s reuse, 8s w/ Quick Spear)
/cast 1 Dire Declaration (24s reuse)
/cast 3 Bonemaw's Bite (1.5s cast time, 60s reuse) - extra damage with Focused Bites AA (Ragged Bite of Agony)
/cast 6 (Terror of Narus, 6s reuse)
/timer 60, /useitem Darkened Blood Ember Bracer (2m)
-- New command: /autoskill Bash (enable/disable toggle) -- this replaced the need for /do 10 (bash) command

Tap (Mash) -- Lifetap spam button
/disc Repel Rk. II (15s reuse)
/cast 1 Dire Declaration (24s reuse)
/cast 2 Touch of Lutzen (12.5s reuse)
/cast 4 Deceitful Deflection (AE tap, range 30', 6s reuse) or Touch of Falsin (12.5s reuse)
/timer 60, /cast 6 (Terror of Narus, 6s reuse)
-- It will cast the best lifetap available when mashed and ensure repel disc is used when up.

DPS [1m] -- Most of the 1 min. reuse stuff combined to make use of some things I was neglecting - Excellent!
/pause 12, /cast 7 (Impose for Power, 2m duration) -- spell will cast Helix now
/pause 1, /disc Lacerating Blade Rk. II (51s reuse)
/pause 1, /alt activate 15073 (Banestrike, 1m reuse)
/pause 13, /alt act 825 - Vicious Bite of Chaos (1m reuse)
/timer 600, /cast 8 (Bond) -- 3s spellbar lockout
-- I moved the spell version of Bite (1m reuse) to my DPS+ key as it was getting interrupted too much for this key.

DeBuff+ [3m] - ac buff, tap, attack buff, hp buff, etc.
/pause 12, /cast 9 - Torrent of Misery (10min+ duration)
/pause 7, /useitem Necromatic Dragon Bone (3m)
/pause 8, /useitem Ghoulskin Shield (3m, will overwrite Terror Juju clicky)
/pause 17, /cast 10 - Touch of Holmein (10s reuse, 7m+ duration, decays - I like to refresh halfway)
/timer 1800, /useitem Breastplate of Wailing Hatred (3m 30s)
(optional) /useitem Terror's Juju (3m, 2s cast time) - a bit too slow to cast, I sometimes pull with it.

Pet Attack - Go Boner and friends!
/stance Balanced (just to make sure merc is activate)
/pause 2, /pet attack
/useitem Sebilisian Dragonscale Breastplate (pet clicky, 10m)
/alt act 3822 (swarm pets, 10m)
/timer 60, /useitem Vicious Rabbit (5m)
-- Companion Relocation (cast time) and Summon Companion I have used in the past but don't find either is needed.
(optional) /cast 6 (Terror of Narus, 6s reuse)
(optional) /useitem Terror's Juju (3m, 2s cast time) - a bit too slow to cast, I sometimes pull with it.


Burn HotKeys:

1A) Pre-Disc [12m] -- (Pre-Burn/Disc) - make sure you hit this BEFORE you defensive disc!
/stopdisc
/pause 2, /disc Unholy Guardian Discipline Rk. III (bash buff 3m duration, 12m)
/timer 7200, /stopdisc
/pause 5, /useitem Gelid Soulrender Breastplate (process. 10m)
/useitem Symbol of Vivace (Circle of Power clicky, 30m) -- likely better use elsewhere but added as filler idea.
-- make sure /autoskill Bash is enabled for best use of effect from Unholy Guardian.
-- /do 10 (bash) command replaced by enabling /autoskill Bash
-- Use only if you are not going to need Unholy Guardian for defense
-- Followup with Epic or Mini Epic Button (and then Defensive 20% or 35%) then Q/Spear.

EPIC+ [5m] - use epic and papers/urn then or horn.
/pause 10, /useitem Innoruuk's Dark Blessing (epic 2.0, 5m)
/g SK Epic Active! (1m 44s)
/useitem Diplomatic Papers (5m)
/pause 12, /useitem Overflowing Urn of Life (5m) - if Papers is down
/timer 3000, /useitem Miniature Horn of Unity (10m)
(optional) /pause 12, /alt act 7755 (Scourge Skin, 15m reuse, 5m duration)

Mini Epic+ [5m] -- hit this if epic is down (mini epic and papers or urn, and horn)
/disc Leechcurse (very long reuse 50m+)
/pause 10, /useitem Duskbringer's Plate Chestguard of the Hateful (mini epic, 5m) - if Leechcurse disc is down
/useitem Diplomatic Papers (5m)
/pause 12, /useitem Overflowing Urn of Life (5m) - if Papers is down
/timer 3000, /useitem Miniature Horn of Unity (10m)
-- If Leech disc is running mini epic will not be wasted (item resets)

1A) QSpear [10m] - Spell Burn - twin cast spear every 8s
/disc Unholy Aura (5m/27m, lifetap damage 100%) - if not discing (sort of a waste with 1st spire)
/timer 6000, /alt act 2034 - Gift of the Quick Spear (3m duration/10m, 16s faster twincast spears)
/alt act 1450 - 1st Spire (1.5m/10m, crit chance, damage for dd and dots)
/alt act 747 - Visage of Decay (1m 42s/12m, increase spell damage 50%+) -- does not help lifetaps if Unholy Aura is running
/alt act 746 - Reinforced Malaise (15m) - not very useful but helps with Bond dps.
-- Hit Touch [18m] and then chain cast spear and taps.
-- (audio trigger: your illusion fades) - click Intensity of the Resolute and then VoD/Tv next.

1B) Touch [18m] - Big Burn/Nuke AAs
/alt act 1450 - 1st Spire (1.5m/10m, crit chance, damage for dd and dots) -- just to make sure it is running.
/alt act 15073 (Banestrike, 1m)
/alt act 87 (Leech Touch, 10m)
/alt act 651 (Thought Leech, 18m) - no longer able to twin cast this with patch.
/timer 10800, /alt act 6000 (HARM TOUCH, 20m)
-- I use this stand alone sometimes so it has some redundant AAs.

2) VoD/Tv [12m] - Melee Burn -- Start with Epic or mini-epic
/timer 7200, /alt act 9403 (Visage of Death, 12m)
/alt act 742 (Tvyl's Resolve, 11m reuse)
/disc Carmine Blade Rk. II (20m reuse)
/disc Reflexive Rancor Rk. III (10m reuse)
/disc Lacerating Blade Rk. II (51s reuse)
-- (audio trigger: your illusion fades)


Defense Hotkeys:

Deflect - first thing I hit as I begin tanking a meanie or a mob pile.
/band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
/disc Deflection (20m reuse)
/do 3 (taunt)
/alt act 9400 (Hate's Attraction, 1m, 18k hate)
/timer 12000, /rsay Deflecting %T
-- audio trigger: ("You lower your shield" - on fade)
-- followup with Taunt [8m] button to lock aggro
-- I normally go with Carapace + Epic + VoD/Tv after this.


Def 20% [7.5m]
/pause 1, /stopdisc
/band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
/timer 4500, /disc Impudent Influence or Carapace (7.5m)
/rsay Tanking <20% Defensive Active>
/disc Repel Rk. II
-- followup with Taunt [1m] button to lock aggro

Def. 35% [15m]
/pause 1, /stopdisc
/band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
/timer 9000, /disc Doomscale Mantle Rk. II (15m)
/rsay Tanking <35% Defensive Active>
/disc Repel Rk. II
-- followup with 1min Taunt button to lock aggro.

UG 36% [12m] - I don't use this much since I use the (Pre-Disc) key above more.
/pause 1, /stopdisc
/band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
/disc Unholy Guardian Discipline Rk. III (12m)
/rsay Tanking
/timer 7200, /disc Repel Rk. II
-- followup with 1m Taunt button to lock aggro.


Taunt Hotkeys:

Taunt [8m] - Super Taunt/Aggro key (8 min reuse)
/timer 4800, /alt act 10392 (Ageless Enmity, taunt, 8m or less, range 100)
/alt act 3215 (Projection of Doom, 40k+ hate, range 100, <6m)
/pause 3, /alt act 9400 (Hate's Attraction, 1m, 18k hate)
/disc Unflinching Acrimony Rk. II (aggro, 10m, range 50) --- be nice if range was better on this.
/cast 6 (terror)

Taunt [1m] - Super Taunt/Aggro key (1 min reuse)
/do 3 (taunt)
/pause 2, /alt act 3215 (Projection of Doom, 40k+ hate, range 100, <6m)
/alt act 732 (Mindless Hatred, 1m)
/alt act 9400 (Hate's Attraction, 1m)
/timer 600, /alt act 854 (Veil of Darkness, 6m, 35k hate)
-- I use this anytime I need aggro or after I fire off Mantle/Carapace.


Misc Hotkeys:

Snare+ [PULL]
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate
/do 9 (disarm)
/pause 7, /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness, .5s cast time, 3s reuse) - undead now snared also
/timer 30, /run
-- not sure what change I will make to this or revert to just AA snare button

HA Pull - (dark blue or lower mob) single pulling with FD/fade and stand. Not as useful after HA nerf .
/alt activate 9400 - HA
/pause 5, /alt activate 7756 - FD (Effigy)
/stand
/stand (I use 2x just to help make sure I stand up - can be buggy)
/timer 1195, /disc Repel Rk. II
(optional) /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness) or /cast 6 Terror of Narus (6s reuse)

Stand+
/stand
/disc Repel Rk. II (in case something wants to beat on me when I get up)
/alt act 10395 - Bobbing Corpse
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate
/timer 70, /alt activate 531 (instant invis)
--- I also just hit this when I want Repel in a fight for extra defense or just need Invis.

FD
/timer 1200, /disc Repel Rk. II
/pause 6, /alt activate 7756 (Death's Effigy)
/disc Rigor Mortis Rk. II
/alt activate 428 (Death Peace)
/disc Terminal Breath Rk. III
--use the best available FD option - 2 min timer to show time on instant fade.
-- (optional) /alt act 1215 (Summon Companion) and or /pet feign

Mount [5m] - mount up and invis
/useitem Wicked Steed
/timer 300, /alt act 10395 (Bobbing Corpse)
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate
/alt act 531 (invis)
/run

Hate Step
/disc Repel Rk. II
/alt act 10395 - Bobbing Corpse (just in case)
/timer 130, /alt activate 824 - hate step
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate
/alt activate 531 - invis

Cure [1m](Mash)
/timer 600, /alt act 2031 (Purity of Death)
/useitem Cleansing Rod
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate

Set Roles
/grouproles set Wyvern 1 (group MT)
/grouproles set Wyvern 2 (group assist)
/grouproles set Wyvern 3 (puller, optional)
/xtarget set 1 groupassisttarget
/run

TRIB (On)
/timer 140000, /tribute personal on - long timer to show I clicked it
/tribute guild on
/trophy personal on
/trophy guild on
/g Tribute Activated!

TRIB (Off)
/tribute personal off
/tribute guild off
/trophy personal off
/trophy guild off
/g Tribute Deactivated!

PreBuffing Hotkeys:

Buff-1 (Perm) - Rest disc + permanent buffs
/bandolier activate Tanking (defensive proficiency)
/pause 1, /useitem Stormeye Band
/pause 18, /useitem Gunthak Swabby's Eyepatch
/pause 3, /blockspell add me 39282 39283 39284 39285 39286 39287 39288 39289 39290 39291 39292 39293 (remove illusion)
/timer 1200, /useitem 23 6 (Memento of the Ungod's Suffering)

Buff-2 (Mask+)
/pause 53, /useitem Familiar of the Hooded Scrykin
/pause 3, /blockspell add me 12885 (remove illusion)
/pause 22, /useitem Dragorn War Mask
/pause 3, /blockspell add me 9697 (remove illusion)
/timer 1200, /useitem Darkened Sebilite Scale Cape (spikes ds)

Buff-3 (Long) - long duration buffs
/pause 7, /useitem Violet Conch of the Tempest
/blockspell remove me 9697 12885 39282 39283 39284 39285 39286 39287 39288 39289 39290 39291 39292 39293 (unblock illusions)
/pause 42, /memspellset Buffs (Long)
/pause 37, /cast 9 Rem. Dem.
/timer 1200, /cast 10 Drape

Buff-4 (Med) - medium duration buffs
/pause 82, /memspellset Buffs (Med)
/pause 32, /cast 8 Shroud
/pause 32, /cast 9 Horror
/pause 32, /cast 10 Lich buff
/timer 1200, /cast 11 Call of Gloom

Buff-5 (Med2) - medium duration buffs cont'd.
/alt act 10395 - Bobbing Corpse
/pause 7, /useitem The Chief's Influence
/run
/pause 2, /disc Breather Rk. II
/timer 1200, /memspellset Group (Tank)

Buff-6 (Short) --- Short buffs: Skin, stance, etc.
/pause 32, /useitem Lizardscale Plated Girdle
/pause 3, /target Wyvern
/pause 22, /alt act 7000 - VoT -- be nice if this was changed to self only (non targeted), other tanks don't need our help with aggro.
/pause 18, /cast 12 (skin)
/timer 1200, /cast 11 (stance)

Re-Skin -- rebuff skin, VoT, stance in combat
/pause 17, /cast 12 (Skin)
/pause 3, /target Wyvern
/pause 22, /alt act 7000 - VoT -- be nice if this was changed to self only (non targeted), other tanks don't need our help with aggro.
/pause 1, /xtar 13 (pet's target preset)
/timer 3000, /cast 11 (Stance)

Voice (Self)
/pause 3, /target Wyvern
/pause 22, /alt act 7000 - VoT -- be nice if this was changed to self only (non targeted), other tanks don't need our help with aggro.
/useitem Shield of the Immaculate
/timer 3000, /xtarget 13 (pet's target)
-- Touch of Holmein aggro buff is used over this most of the time.


These might not be the best ones out there but just some I use.
-- note: does not include TBM AA, spells, items.

Group / Raid Tank Spell Set: (I do not have TBM)
1 - Dire Declaration (24s reuse)
2 - Touch of Lutzen (12.5s reuse)
3 - Bonemaw's Bite (1.5s cast time, 60s reuse) or Dichotomic Fang
4 - Deceitful Deflection (AE tap, range 30', 6s reuse) - becomes Touch of Falsin (12.5s reuse), if no AE allowed.
5 - Spear of Vizat (24s reuse)
6 - Terror of Nerus (6s reuse)
7 - Impose for Power (2m duration) - undead slow now part of spell
8 - Bond (3s spellbar lockout, 1m+ duration)
9 - Torrent of Misery (10m+ duration)
10 - Touch of Holmein (10s reuse, 7m+ duration hp & aggro buff) -- I use this over VoT. Both are 25% Aggro mod.
11 (Stance)
12 (Skin)

"DPS (DoTs)" Spell Set - I only use this when not tanking or vs weak mobs.
6 - Blood of the Bonemaw (3s spellbar lockout, approx. 1m+ duration)
7 - Deceitful Blight (3s spellbar lockout, approx. 1.5m duration)
9 - Plague of Holmein (3s spellbar lockout, approx. 1.5m duration)
10 - Dire Strangulation (3s spellbar lockout, approx. 1.5m duration)
-- I think of the reason I don't like this spell set is the spellbar lockouts on all the dots. So annoying.

(Level 61+) Make sure the new command /autoskill Bash (is enabled) -- disable for non-damage tanking (rare thing to have to do these days).
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One hotkey macro that I find handy that I thought was mentioned already but must have been in another thread is one I use for pulling a single out of a group. I don't have the exact /alt activate codes but the pseudo code and explanation should get the idea across: /alt activate xxx (where xxx is the code for Hate's Attraction) /pause (a very small pause, maybe just 1/10 sec.) /alt activate yyy (where yyy is the code for Death's Effigy) /sit off What that does is HA your target out of a crowd and immediately aggro-wipe via Death's Effigy while the mob is still flying, and then stand up and ready to cast/tag right in front of you. I have this hotkey AND both HA and DE visible so that I know that the timers are ready on both. HA refreshes faster than DE so you have to make sure both are up otherwise you get the crowd. Also, make sure you are in range before using this hotkey, otherwise when you click the macro, HA will get a "too far away" message, and DE will be blown for a couple minutes.
FUCK THAT! Use separate keys that are next to each other! H is HA for me and F is my 2x FD social- alt s to sit. if your latency is lagged out this WILL not work
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Its perfectly fine as he explained it. May not be what you have done in your career but Id spect he is as unwilling to change his way as you are. Myself I just labeled mine PULL and it HA then DE then stand and invis. One key and done. If anything id say FUCK THAT to using 2 keys when one is perfectly fine.
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Its perfectly fine as he explained it. May not be what you have done in your career but Id spect he is as unwilling to change his way as you are. Myself I just labeled mine PULL and it HA then DE then stand and invis. One key and done. If anything id say FUCK THAT to using 2 keys when one is perfectly fine.
Lol, the reason i got so worked up about it, is because its really easy to get HA to not fire, out of range, cant see target, and everytime i ended up blowing DE cooldown with my group scratching their head at me. And foot tapping 2m for a split or even worse sleeping through combat. Sounds GREAT on paper and i tried it before reading this post, this is prolly the only social that i actually hate- I mean it! Especially where most group grinding xp/aa's are farming gribble knobslobber in DH. I dont split them anymore and love freaking out people pulling crowds of 5 mobs with no healer out. Things are always more interesting when combat is stressful.
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You can also normally catch full cast time of duplic audacity midair so you have hate ticking while youre dusting off your knees.
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-- Updated my post above with all my new hotkeys and changes. (aka bumping)
-- lots of changes and new hotkeys added. I made some of the buttons faster also.

--- removed my Block hotkey with the "fix" today for rune/absorb.

/alt act 865 - Presence of Fear removes Vizat's Skin - how are you all using this currently?

-- /do 10 (bash) replaced by enabling new command: /autoskill Bash (set it and forget it)

Updated /useitem to the name of the item to be used.
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