Kalven at Kal’s Corner: Keybinds and macros set a foundation for executing a solid rotation, effective cooldown management, pet control, and CC usage. Without effective keybinds, abilities fall out of use. Without macros, actions become slow and cumbersome.
I suspect most players keybinds are somewhat organic, in the sense that they add abilities as they level almost haphazardly. That can lead to very disorganized keybinds. A new expansion is a great time to reorganize keybinds purposefully. Innovating one’s setup, especially after a year or more of playing one particular way, can be a daunting task, but I have occasionally made fundamental changes to my keybinds, and have found that it’s like rearranging furniture, in that the new keybinds quickly become the new normal.
A good place to start is with your core rotation. I always put my highest priority ability on 1, so I can be sure to keep it on cooldown. I put second highest priority and/or resource dump abilities on 2, and filler abilities (typically most used) on 3. Special abilities, buffs or procced abilities I put on F1, and short term cooldowns (i.e. Synapse Springs, Bestial Wrath) on F2. I put Serpent Sting on ` since it’s fire and forget nature leaves it mostly unused except at the start, and if it drops. . . . Read full article