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Rogue Macro Guide

June 20, 2008 by · 66 Comments 

If you’re looking for useful macros as a rogue then you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a list of best and most effective macros for World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade. These are likely to be different to those you’d find at somewhere like the PartyPoker site. Many are designed for PvP and arena, though they can be used just as effectively in PvE or raiding environments.

If you’re looking for focus macros head over here, rogue focus macros.

rogue macro guideUseful Macros for Rogues

Start Attack + Primary Attack

/cast Sinister Strike

Basic and essential way to start auto attacking. Change sinister strike to what ever your main attack is (hemo, backstab, etc.)

Trinket + DPS Macro

/use 13
/cast Sinister Strike

Standard usage of a trinket with your primary attack. Remember, “13″ is your top trinket slot.

Add Riposte to Rotation

/castrandom sinister strike, riposte

Not a 100% way, but if you are spamming your main attack key this is a great way to get those ripostes into your DPS without having to watch for it.

Ghostly Strike + Sinister Strike Combo

/castrandom sinister strike, ghostly strike

Spamable way to get ghostly strikes in your rotation without worrying about it.

Blind Mouse Over Macro

/cast [target=mouseover,exists,harm,nodead][harm,nodead] Blind

Casts blind on your primary target, unless you have a mouse over target, in which case they will be your blind. Great way to get more out of your blind without having to drop target.

One Button Coldblood then Eviscerate

/cast cold blood
/cast eviscerate

Simple enough, uses coldblood and eviscerate immediately after. Another great way to help reduce key clicks.

Premeditation + Cheap Shot

/cast Premeditation
/cast Cheap Shot

You can also change cheap shot to any other opener. Great to build the extra combo point without even thinking.

Auto Pick Pocket + Cheap Shot

/cast Pick Pocket
/cast Cheap Shot

You’ll need to turn on auto loot in the interface options for this to work properly. Also, you can change cheap shot to any other opener.

Spamable DPS with Trinket Combo

#show Sinister Strike
/use [combat] Bloodlust Brooch
/cast [nostealth] Stealth
/cast [combat] Sinister Strike

Change “Sinister Strike” with what ever your current main attack is and also change “Bloodlust Brooch” to your current trinket

Trinket + Blade Flurry + Adrenaline Rush

/use Bloodlust Brooch
/castrandom Blade Flurry, Adrenaline Rush

Change “Bloodlust Brooch” to your current trinket

Stop Attack Before Vanish

/cast Vanish

Helps reduce the chance that you’ll knock yourself out of stealth after vanishing

Use 3 Poisons

#show Vengeful Gladiator’s Bonecracker
/equipslot 17 Vengeful Gladiator’s Bonecracker
/cast shiv


#show Merciless Gladiator’s Shanker
/equipslot 17 Merciless Gladiator’s Shanker
/cast shiv

Change the weapon names to your current 3 weapons you are using, then simply setup the poisons you want. Main Hand, Off Hand 1, and Off Hand 2

Deadly Throw / Throw Combo

#show Deadly Throw
/cast Deadly Throw
/cast Throw

Macro that casts deadly throw on the target if you have combo points.  If no combo points are present the macro will cast throw on the target.

Tricks of the Trade Macro

/cast [target=Focus] Tricks of the Trade

This macro will casts Tricks of the Trade on your focus target.  If you replace “Focus” with the name of a tank you want to cast Tricks on you can free up your focus for something else.

Cooldown Burn for Preparation

#showtooltip  Preparation
/cast shadowstep
/cast sprint
/cast [nostealth] Evasion
/cast Preparation

This macro will cast Evasion, Sprint, and Shadowstep before casting Preparation.  This only works if you have not used one or all of the above spells.

Win the Stealth Opener Battle

#showtooltip Sap
/console targetNearestDistance 10.000000
/targetenemy [noharm][dead]
/console targetNearestDistance 14.000000
/cast [harm,nodead] Sap

This macro helps when fighting for a Sap opener against another stealthed class.