Targeting Macro *Update*

A while back I posted about using ‘/target arena1’ and ‘/focus arena1’ macros for easily swapping between arena1/arena2/arena3 targets. I still use this system – pressing shift+F2 to change my […]

A while back I posted about using ‘/target arena1’ and ‘/focus arena1’ macros for easily swapping between arena1/arena2/arena3 targets. I still use this system – pressing shift+F2 to change my focus to the other team’s second player is so much easier than any other targeting method I’ve tried. The only problem is that this method takes up six actionbar buttons in total (or ten if you use this system for 5v5). That’s not too horrible if you’re using Bartender or other bar addons, but it can be a bit restrictive if you’re using a standard UI!

After a bit of playing around, I’ve combined both the targeting and focusing into a single macro for each arena target. I’m sure I had a smoother way of doing this before, but this seems to work just fine. If anyone has a less messy way of writing the macro, let me know please and I’ll update it.


/focus [mod:shift,@arena1][] %f
/target [nomod,@arena1][] %t

The above macro will target arena1 by default – holding shift will change your focus to arena1. The modifier can be changed from shift to ctrl (or even alt if you’ve got wierd thumbs).

About Dcruize

Rogue addict, PVP junkie, insomniac. I started playing WoW in 2006 and, after being told that 'nobody wants a rogue', tried to level a priest. I quickly realized that love and approval were a poor alternative to stealth and ambush and have been backstabbing away quite happily ever since.