Hello everyone! Here is my current macro for 8.3 Havoc Demon Hunter
Not all macros will work well for you. They may require fine tuning. They may not suit your playstyle. This macro, I’m sure, can be improved - I’d love to hear constructive suggestions for how to do that!
The talents used in this macro require you to be fairly mobile in how you play - to get Lesser Soul Fragments
You should read about your spec on www.Icy-Veins.com regardless of whatever macro you use
There is NO point in using this macro without a mouse/keyboard that can accomodate a ‘macro-key’-like spam, or use AHK installed on your computer. Simply spamming the key with your finger, on repeat, will not produce good enough results for you.*
You should sim you character to see what the technical-best DPS you can achieve is before looking at how to improve your DPS via the macro - it may be a simple gear, talent or Azerite trait issue. You should try to Sim your character on Target Dummy settings and do it over a reasonable fight length, using a tool like ‘Simulate’ on AskMrRobot, or QuickSim on RaidBots --> https://www.raidbots.com/simbot/
You should try to incorporate Fel Rush ability into your playstyle as it does give a modicum of DPS, especially for AOE. This is not in the macro.
Turn the trinkets OFF in the macro if you want to use them manually - otherwise it will just fire them on cooldown.
Use Blur manually - there’s little point in having it contained within the macro except on modifier, as it can trigger a Global Cooldown.
As you will see from the posts below, people fine-tune the macros by adding in lines or changes based on spells that their individual simulations have shown need to be used more. A simple way to do this, is change ONE THING at a time - and trial it out on a Target dummy - usually over 3-5 mins (adjust your sim time appropriately). This may result in higher DPS for you individually.
Don’t automatically soak up your Lesser Soul Fragments - ensure you’re actually depleted in Fury resource prior to moving to get the Fury resource.
If you’re finding it’s triggering too much of a global cooldown issue every fight - you could remove Chaos Nova from the macro - but it shouldn’t - and may gain you a marginal DPS Increase - especially on AOE.
Having tried a number of good macros, I found that reliability was a key problem. Over a series of target dummy sessions - DPS could vary somewhat, despite the same CDs and rotations used. I have optimised this macro to use a priority order for spells based off my own sims - but they should be fairly generic.
I have used Felblade talent rotation macros and found them to be too variable. For my playstyle, I like spawning the lesser soul fragments also. Your gear may produce better results with the Felblade talent and a different macro.
MS = 33ms (I use my latency as the MS for any software that may spam the key for you)
iLVL = 447 equipped - with two good (N) Ny’alotha Trinkets. Fully gemmed and enchanted.
Talents = 2311211
Essence of the Focusing Iris --> Breath of the Dying --> Condensed Life Force
Currently this gives me about 39K overall DPS in a Mythic 7 (8.3) Freehold - with insane burst AOE due to my essence choice and Trinkets. Harlan Sweete was about 39K DPS with food buff and in party.
Simmed DPS over 300s on Target Dummy = 34,900
Actual DPS over 300s on Target Dummy = 33,300
Deficit = 1.6K (likely due to user input) - such as delays on metamorphosis and Azerite beam
No food, potions, flasks or any consumables used for the dummy test.
I’d love to hear feedback and thoughts for improvements. Comments such as ‘too much X’ aren’t likely to help - because they don’t address the root cause of the problem, which is tweaking the macro to make it optimal - we’re not playing manually.
PS - Darkness is on Shift. Potion is on Ctrl. Blur is on Alt.
LATEST = 3/2/20 - you can see post edit history for previous renditions.
Look at your latency and set your MS macro speed to that
This macro contains 1 macro version. This Sequence was exported from GSE 2.5.2.
Macro Version 1
Step Function: Priority
*Please do not ask how to set up AHK or software to spam the macro, or “where do I type in the MS?”-style questions - it’s covered elsewhere on the forum.
Let me know how you get on!