SK Hotkeys+

Discussion in 'Tanks' started by Wyvern, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    Looks like evilgamer.net SK class site is going away (and might be gone as site does not have DNS servers at this time), so I thought I would try to move some info over. I searched forums here and found very little on SK hotkeys so here are some I use. Hope others can find some use of them.

    DPS [1m]
    /alt activate 15073 (Banestrike)
    /disc Lacerating Blade
    /pause 18, /cast 5 (Bonemaw's Bite 60s reuse) -- (becomes Touch of Holmein on harder stuff)
    /pause 14, /alt act 825 - Vicious Bite of Chaos
    /timer 600, /cast 7 (Bond)
    - All the 1 min. reuse dps stuff combined to make use of some AAs/spells I was neglecting - Excellent!

    Bash+ -- I tend to mash this one mostly for bash/spear.
    /timer 40, /disc Repel
    /do 10 (bash key# might vary)
    /pause 3, /cast 6 (spear)
    /alt act 2018 (Helix of the Undying)
    /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness) - snare triggers if mob is not undead

    Tap (Mash)
    /disc Repel
    /cast 1 - Dire Declaration
    /cast 2 - Touch of Lutzen
    /cast 3 - Touch of Holmein (becomes Touch of Falsin on harder stuff)
    /cast 4 - Deceitful Deflection
    -- It will cast the best tap available when mashed and ensure repel disc is used when up. Used when tap tanking.

    Snare+
    /timer 60, /disc Repel
    /do 9 (disarm key# might vary)
    /alt act 650 (Bony Grasp of Death - undead snare)
    /alt act 2018 (Helix of the Undying - undead slow)
    /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness) - triggers if mob is not undead

    Stand+
    /timer 70, /stand
    /disc Repel (in case something wants to beat on me when I get up)
    /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
    /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.

    Hate Step
    /timer 130, /disc Repel
    /alt act 10395 - Bobbing Corpse (just in case)
    /alt activate 824 - hate step
    /alt activate 531 - invis

    HA Pull - HA single pulling with FD/fade and stand and snare. -- not as useful after HA nerf.
    /timer 1200, /alt activate 9400 - HA
    /pause 6, /alt activate 7756 - FD (Effigy)
    /stand
    /disc Repel
    /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness)

    Pet Attack - Go Boner and friends!
    /timer 100, /stance Balanced (just to make sure merc is activate)
    /pause 7, /alt act 3816 (Companion's Relocation)
    /pet attack
    /alt act 3822 (Chattering Bones)
    /useitem 24 15 (Vicious Rabbit, if Chattering Bones is down)

    Hate (Mash) - Non-damaging Hate build-up key without taunt
    /timer 20, /cast 8 (terror)
    /cast 9 (Demand for Power)
    /cast 10 (Torrent of Misery)
    /alt act 2018 (Helix of the Undying) -- hotkey rarely gets down this far but just in case...
    /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness)

    1 Min. Taunt - My Super Taunt aggro key (1 min reuse)
    /timer 600, /bandolier Activate Tanking (1H+Shield)
    /alt act 732 (Mindless Hatred)
    /alt act 9400 (HA)
    /disc Repel
    /g Tanking %T

    10 Min Taunt - My 2nd Super Taunt aggro key (10 min reuse)
    /timer 6000, /disc Unflinching Acrimony
    /do 3 (taunt)
    /alt act 10392 (ageless)
    /disc Repel
    /rsay <> Tanking %T

    VoD/Tv - Melee Burn
    /timer 7200, /alt act 9403 (Visage of Death)
    /alt act 742 (Tvyl's Resolve)
    /disc Carmine Blade
    /disc Reflexive Rancor
    /disc Lacerating Blade

    Epic+ [5m] - use epic, torrent of hate bp, Juju
    /pause 10, /useitem 24 0 (epic in first slot of 2nd bag)
    /pause 10, /useitem 24 14 (Breastplate of Wailing Hatred)
    /timer 3000, /do 10 (bash)
    /g SK Epic Active! (1min 50 sec)
    /useitem 24 8 (Terror's Juju)

    Quick Spear - Direct Damage Spell Burn - cast lifetap then spear, repeat...
    /timer 6000, /disc Unholy Aura
    /alt act 747 - Visage of Decay
    /alt act 1278 - Soul Flay
    /alt act 2034 - Gift of the Quick Spear
    /alt act 1450 - 1st Spire

    Bash-U -- Bash Burn -- mash the Bash button to use the effect from Unholy Guardian.
    /pause 2, /disc Unholy Guardian Discipline Rk. III
    /timer 7200, /stopdisc
    /do 10 (bash)
    - Use only if you are not going to need Unholy Guardian for the defense.

    DoTs! - DoT Spell Burn - load up 4-5 dots for this one.
    /timer 9000, /alt act 746 - Reinforced Malaise
    /alt act 747 - Visage of Decay -- if not already used
    /alt act 1450 - 1st Spire -- if not already used
    /alt act 6000 (Harm Touch - not sure if HT DoT effect is focused but what the heck)
    /useitem 24 10 (Circle of Power clicky)

    Purify (Mash)
    /pause 2, /tar Wyvern
    /timer 10, /alt act 2031 (Purity of Death)
    /pause 12, /useitem 24 12 (Shield of the Immaculate)
    /assist main
    /xtarget target 1

    (Rest) Buff-1 - Rest disc + permanent buffs
    /disc Rest Rk. III
    /useitem 23 4 (Stormeye Band)
    /pause 7, /useitem 8 (backitem Spikes ds)
    /pause 17, /useitem 23 5 (Gunthak Swabby's Eyepatch)
    /pause 7, /useitem 23 6 (Bloodmetal Inlaid Gnollish Totem)

    Buff-2 (Long) - long duration clicky buffs
    /pause 52, /useitem 23 7 (Familiar of the Hooded Scrykin)
    /pause 7, /useitem 23 8 (Violet Conch of the Tempest)
    /timer 300, /alt act 10395 - Bobbing Corpse
    /pause 7, /useitem 9 (The Chiefs Influence)
    /useitem 23 10 (Nimbus of Frost)

    Buff-3 (Short) --- Short buffs: Skin, stance, etc.
    /pause 32, /cast 4 (skin)
    /pause 17, /cast 5 (stance)
    /pause 7, /useitem 23 11 (Geomantra)
    /pause 32, /useitem 23 12 (Lizardscale Plated Girdle)
    /timer 1800, /useitem 23 13 (Fabled Ball of Clay)

    Voice (Self)
    /timer 3000, /target Wyvern
    /pause 2, /alt act 7000 - VoT -- be nice if this was changed to self only (non targeted), other tanks don't need our help with aggro.
    /assist main
    /assist raid
    /xtarget target 1

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

    For newer players not familiar with use item commands ----

    In game type /useitem and then hit enter.. this will bring up a detailed list of what numbers to use.

    (his numbers will differ from yours based on where you have things placed in bags)
  3. mackal Augur

    It might be useful to post your spell loadouts as well :p
  4. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    Hotkeys above will cast all 12 spells in my lineup (you can put it together yourself easy enough). It will also tell you about the 2 spell changes for harder mobs.

    Defensive Hotkeys: use one of the below then use 1 min or 10min reuse Super Aggro hot button above.

    Deflect
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 9000, /disc Deflection
    /alt act 732 (Mindless Hatred)
    /alt act 9400 (Hate Attraction)
    /rsay Deflecting %T

    Def. 35%
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 9000, /disc Doomscale Mantle
    /disc Repel
    /rsay Tanking %T or /do 3 (taunt)
    /useitem 24 11 (Soul-Hewn Plate Breastplate) - removes Vizat's Skin to ensure best use of Mantle.

    Def 20%
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 9000, /disc Impudent Influence or Carapace
    /disc Repel
    /do 3 (taunt)
    /g Tanking %T
    -- same format for Unholy Guardian
  5. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    (updated hotkeys)

    1 Min. Taunt - My Super Taunt aggro key (1 min reuse)
    /timer 600, /bandolier Activate Tanking (1H+Shield)
    /alt act 732 (Mindless Hatred)
    /do 3 (taunt) - added
    /alt act 9400 (HA)
    /disc Repel

    Deflect
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 12000, /disc Deflection - timer fixed
    /do 3 (taunt) - changed to taunt
    /alt act 9400 (Hate Attraction)
    /rsay Deflecting %T
    --- followup with 10min reuse Taunt button above to lock aggro.

    Def. 35%
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 9000, /disc Doomscale Mantle
    /disc Repel
    /rsay Tanking %T
    /alt act 865 (Presence of Fear) - removes Vizat's Skin to ensure best use of Mantle.
    -- Presence of Fear is a instant option to remove Vizat's Skin when using Mantle.
    -- (Soul-Hewn Plate Breastplate is still an option but 1s cast time)
    --- followup with 1min reuse Taunt button above to lock aggro.

    Def 20%
    /band Activate Tanking (1h+Shield)
    /timer 4500, /disc Impudent Influence or Carapace -- timer fixed
    /disc Repel
    /do 3 (taunt)
    /g Tanking %T.
    --- followup with 1min reuse Taunt button above to lock aggro
  6. Tyonin Journeyman

    Reinforced malaise will not stack with visage of decay - also, VoDecay, first spire, or RM will NOT affect the damage on HT.

    Quick spear no longer has the pre-req of a dd before it twincasts, it twincasts full time while the AA is running. VoDecay does not stack with UA for extra damage to lifetaps. UA is superior. VoDecay does affect spear damage. Nothing is preventing you from spamming lifetaps while burning quick spear for the bonuses to the two different groups of spells.


    All the buffs on those clickies are now made to last through death and have no duration, so this key may see limited use now. They can still be dispelled.



    Not sure how this would ever get to the slow or snare - demand for power line is only on the global cooldown, so its available right away to cast again.


    Some of these are useful. Some seem to me to be a little odd in your groupings, but if they work for you, awesome.
  7. Tyonin Journeyman

    Also - if you like your swarm pets - look into getting a Amulet of the Drowned Mariner and a Rune of Tallon.

    Bottled Essence of Vex, Burned Rabbit Foot, Flute of the dead, Necromantic Dragon Bone, and Miniature Horn of Unity are fun additions that come out of the anniversary stuff just opening up if you do not have them and like the toys. Good additions to throw in a /useitem hotkey.
  8. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    I have alot of trouble with my hands and type poorly, so I make alot of buttons to allow me to minimize clicks etc.

    I am aware of what you have mentioned. Most buttons are just how I like to use them and often combines with others. Buff type buttons like (Rest) Buff-1 are to make sure buffs are in a certain order etc after death, dispel etc.

    Quick Spear DPS is setup so I can make use of old method but still use some AAs I would otherwise likely not use. If anyone has those AAs split up and used alone, I would like to see how you would make the buttons and how you would combine or separate things.
    -- so this could be split up into 2 buttons or more, but prefer to take advantage of First Spire while it is up.

    Quick Spear - Direct Damage Spell Burn
    /alt act 747 - Visage of Decay
    /alt act 2034 - Gift of the Quick Spear
    /alt act 1450 - 1st Spire
    /cast 6 (spear) -- spam the (Bash+ button - see above)

    (Maybe a separate Lifetap burn)
    /disc Unholy Aura
    /alt act 1278 - Soul Flay
    ---cast taps like mad using Tap (Mash) button - see above

    Anyhow lots of ways to do it.

    Hate (Mash) - -
    You can see my note about last 2 lines are really just filler. I have had them go off due to lag and quick mashing of key. Disarm or other non damage stuff might go above Demand for Power.

    Hate (Mash) - Non-damaging Hate build-up key without taunt
    /timer 20, /cast 8 (terror)
    /do 9 (disarm)
    /alt act 650 undead instant snare or something...
    /cast 9 (Demand for Power)
    /cast 10 (Torrent of Misery) -- this still goes off if you are mashing the key fast.
    -- don't want to break mez etc using this key (other ideas?)


    (updated DoT burn button) -- something I just tossed out there really
    DoTs! - DoT Spell Burn - load up 4-5 dots for this one. (spell gems 7-11)
    /timer 9000, /alt act 746 - Reinforced Malaise
    /alt act 1450 - 1st Spire -- if not already used
    /do 10 (bash) -- added for filler
    /cast 7 (Bond) -- cast my 1 DoT I always have up
    /useitem 24 10 (Circle of Power clicky) -- likely better use elsewhere but added as filler idea.
    --Don't think I have ever used this as I only have Bond loaded for DoTs almost 100% of the time, but here are the changes based on input above:
    If people have better ideas for DPS DoT type button or other buttons please post.
  9. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    More hotkeys:

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

    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!
  10. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    Updated DPS Keys:

    DPS+ [3m] - torrent of hate, tap, AE nuke or rabbit
    /pause 10, /useitem 24 10 (Breastplate of Wailing Hatred, 3m)
    /pause 7, /useitem 24 11 (Necromatic Dragon Bone, 3m)
    /timer 1800, /useitem 24 8 (Terror's Juju 3m)
    /useitem 23 11 (Geomantra, 3m) - if Juju is down
    /useitem 24 13 (Vicious Rabbit, 5m) - if Juju/Geomantra is down

    Epic+[5m] - use epic or mini epic, papers, urn
    /timer 3000, /useitem 24 0 (epic in first slot of 2nd bag, 5m)
    /pause 10, useitem 24 1 (Duskbringer's BP, mini epic, 5m, if epic is down)
    /g SK Epic Active! (1m 44s)
    /pause 12, /useitem 23 14 (Diplomatic Papers, 5m)
    /useitem 23 15 (Overflowing Urn of Life, 5m)

    Note: I use one or both of these after the DPS [1m] hotkey since Bond spell locks out my spellbar for 3s. Each of these fills that 3s closely so when spellbar unlocks your back to normal for taps etc.

    Another 5m key might be useful to just have mini epic, maybe AE nuke bottle, urn or something else.

    Anyhow, these might give you all some ideas.
  11. Ravengloome Augur


    Wasnt even aware these were things, cool.
  12. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    Updated/New Hotkeys:

    Tap (Mash) -- AE tap moved to new button below
    /disc Repel
    /useitem 24 11 (Necromatic Dragon Bone, 3m)
    /cast 1 - Dire Declaration (24s reuse)
    /cast 2 - Touch of Lutzen (12.5s reuse)
    /cast 3 - Touch of Holmein (10s reuse) (becomes Touch of Falsin [12.5s] reuse on harder stuff)
    -- It will cast the best tap available when mashed and ensure repel disc is used when up. Used when tap tanking.

    AE Tap+ [6s] (AE range 30-50') - best when tanking multiple mobs.
    /timer 75, /alt act 749 (PB AE hate, range 50', 45s reuse)
    /disc Repel
    /useitem 24 12 (Bottled Essense of Vex, AE DD, 50' range, 5m reuse) - fires if available
    /do 10 (bash)
    /cast 4 (Deceitful Deflection, AE tap, range 30', 6s reuse)

    Pet Attack - Go Boner and friends!
    /timer 100, /stance Balanced (just to make sure merc is activate)
    /pet attack
    /alt act 3822 (Chattering Bones)
    /useitem 24 12 (Vicious Rabbit, if Chattering Bones is down)
    /alt act 826 (snare)
    -- removed Companion Relocation (cast time)
    -- Summon Companion I have used in the past but don't find either is needed.

    Cure [1m] (Mash)
    /alt act 2031 (Purity of Death)
    /useitem 24 13 (Cleansing Rod)
    /useitem 24 12 (Shield of the Immaculate)
    -- new change to rod allows for no target now.

    Bash+ [6s]-- aggro mash button
    /timer 75, /disc Repel
    /do 10 (bash key# might vary)
    /do 9 (disarm)
    /cast 6 (spear, 24s reuse, 8s w/ Quick Spear)
    /cast 8 (terror, 6s reuse, if spear is down)
    -- I still use my other 1 or 10min Super Taunt keys for taunt etc.

    Debuff [2m+] - Juju, Impose for power, undead slow or snare (I often use button to pull)
    /timer 1200, /useitem 24 8 (Terror's Juju 3m)
    /pause 17, /useitem 24 9 (Ghoulskin Shield, 3m) - if Juju is down
    /pause 12, /cast 9 (Impose for Power, 2m duration)
    /alt act 2018 (Helix of the Undying, slow if undead, 3m duration)
    /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness, 2 min+ duration) -- if not undead
    (optional) /useitem 24 10 (Breastplate of Wailing Hatred, 3m 30s) - in place of Ghoulskin or snare
    --Replaces the DPS [3m] key above

    Overall, faster buttons and better use of some spells/items.
  13. Ravengloome Augur

    The AE tap one seems odd to me, wouldn't you want deceitful to fire BEFORE bottled essence of vex? I mean I guess it doesn't really matter though.
  14. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    AE tap is a mash type button, no pauses, so just mash again to get the AE tap if bottle goes off once per 5 min. Does not do both.
  15. Gerzer Lorekeeper

  16. Brohg Augur

    Touch of Holmein is bad

    Dichotomic Fang into Dire Declaration into Touch of Lutzen-Falsin-Urash.

    Also I'd use a multibind, not a social like this, but that's up to you.
  17. Chaosflux Augur

    Binding burst healing with sustained healing is generally unwise.
  18. Brohg Augur

    You don't Dicho on cooldown? It's a big nuke and great agro. I don't treat it like a special healing ability at all.
  19. Chaosflux Augur

    It depends what I am doing.

    But if boss tanking or anything where it's possible to die quickly, no. I am not saying hold it and not use it, but I won't hit it right when it lights up unless FR is up also. So I might 75 to 90s between uses in certain situations. The loss of dps in a situation like that is marginal.

    Also if you have are past the critical mass for deceitful it trumps touches for dps and throughput of healing.

    Also if there's any kind of HHE at all going around (bst dicho especially) touches lower your overall dps... And it becomes a use only if you need (wwhich is why I would advocate 2 tap binds if you are going to do it that way at least)
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  20. Wyvern Lorekeeper

    That order is what I would do if I had the spell Dicho. (never bought Mirror Expansion).
    I moved Touch of Holmein to my 3 min reuse DPS hot button just to keep the buff going. AE tap is back in 4th spot. I still use my AE tap button also by itself. (see above).
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