Macros make a lot of the boring and repetitive jobs in wow a lot easier. I can’t imagine anyone who plays the AH, or shuffles that doesn’t use macros regularly. If you are just starting out though, figuring out why macros do what they do and how to make then do what you want, can be a challenge. I used several macros I found on the forums without a clue of how they worked or even how to make my own. Well, that’s what this guide is here for. I’ll show you a few of the simplest macros I have made that make my shuffle so much easier. Please be sure to read the full guide before commenting if you are having trouble. If you are looking for the macros I use, you can find them at the bottom of the page.
How to create a simple Profession Macro
Click the chat bubble on the middle left of your chat box, then click Macro.
This will bring up a new window, click New on the bottom right of that window and enter a name for your macro in the text box. If you wish, you can select an image from the list but it is not required. (Don’t worry, you can change both of these later if you wish) Click Okay.
Once you have your new macro you can begin actually telling it what to do. For most profession macros you will only need three commands, and I will explain each one of them.
- First line: #showtooltip <spell> – This allows you to change the icon of the macro to the spell you desire. If you want to keep the icon you picked, you can leave this part of the macro out. (If you are having trouble with this, you can always Shift-Click the spell from your spell book.)
- Second Line: /cast <spell> – This tells the macro to cast the spell you wish to use.
- Third Line: /use item: – This is the most important line, this is where you tell the macro to click on an item. For this step you will need to find the item ID of the item you wish to use if it has multiple versions. (of the whale, of the tiger, etc.) If it is just one thing such as an ore or specific item, you can replace /use item: – with – /use <item>.
Finding Item ID’s
TipTac’s ItemID Feature:
/use Rain Poppy
/use Green Tea Leaf
/use Snow Lily
/use Fool’s Cap
/use Ghost Iron Ore
/use Elementium Ore
/use Obsidium Ore
/use Pyrite Ore