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WoW Combat Commands really are an essential part of the World of Warcraft experience, i mean, it has it in the game title, WAR! So as you would expect there is going to be a lot of fighting going on and as such you need to have the right commands at your finger tips.
A lot of the WoW Combat Commands over lap with the WoW Group Commands and even the Raid Commands, so you will find some of the commands listed here and on other pages.
We start here with all the party and raid commands, these are for setting up main assist, main tank and adding markers for players or mobs. These commands are typed direct into the chat window or can be used in WoW Macros setups just like other WoW Commands.
What WoW Combat Commands for Grouping or Raiding do you need to know?
Here you will find all the main WoW Combat Commands, grouping and raiding commands you will ever need, unless your the party or group leader.
|Clears the current Main Assist|
|Clears the current Main Tank|
|Clears world markers|
|/ffa||Sets loot to Free for All|
|/group||Sets loot to Group Loot|
|Invites a player to your party or raid|
|Sets Main Assist|
|Sets Main Tank|
|/master||Sets loot to master loot|
|/needbeforegreed||Sets Loot to Need before Greed|
|Promotes player to party/raid leader|
|/raidinfo||Shows the instances you are saved too and instance ID|
|/readycheck||Ask the group or raid if they are ready|
|/roundrobin||Sets loots to round robin|
|/startattack||Starts Melee Attack.|
|Sets or clears current target marker|
|/threshold||Sets loot threshold to apply loot rules|
|Removed player from party or raid|
|Allows placement for world markers|
What are the WoW Combat Targeting Commands?
WoW targeting Commands are used to set your focus and let your fellow party or raid members know what targets you are currently fighting or what mobs will be fighting next. They are also used for targeting NPC or players via the commands line for “quick targeting”
If you wanted a quick way to target the Main Tank you could use the command, /target [Player name] where player name is the name of your main tank. This way you dont need to cycle through lists of players or try and click on them amongst a crowd of mobs. Now make this command a /macros and assign to a Hot Key.
One of the most usful commands in WoW is setting WoW Target Marking. This allows the main Assist to place markers above the targets so your party knows what mobs are coming next.
Target your mob you wish to fight next and “right click” the mobs portrate. Then hover over “TargetMarker text” and select the icon you wish to display to your group. Here i have used a Skull as the next target to fight and you can see a floating skill now over the mob.
From the targets portrait menu you can also choose to set a focus target. This is very handing as a healer class when you still need to keep track of the Boss Mobs health or its combat stance. This is handing when fighting mobs that frenzy or flurry
Here i have set a friendly mob as a focus target and an additional portrait has apear then i can then “focus” on very easily.
|Targets a player's target|
|/clearfocus||Clears current focus|
|/cleartarget||Clears current target|
|/Focus||Sets a focus target|
|Tagret Player or NPC by name|
|/targetenemy||Target hostile NPC by name|
|/targetenemyplayer||Target hostile player by name|
|/targetexact||Target by exact name|
|/targetfriend||Target friendly by name|
|/targetfriendplayer||Target friendly player by name|
|/targetlastenemy||Target the last attackable target you had targeted|
|/targetlastfriend||Target the last friendly target you had targeted|
|/targetlasttarget||Target the last target you had targeted|
|/targetparty||Target a party member by name|
|/targetraid||Target a raid member by name|
What are the WoW Pet Commands?
A Few classes in WoW use Pets and so need a unique set of commands to control there pet, just like you would control an obedient dog. Some fo the commands work within a /macros but a few dont and can only be make to a Shortcut Hot Key with a single line command. Pet classes will have to experiment to find what works best for them.
|/petassist||Pet will assist attcking your target|
|/petattack||Pet will attack your target|
|/petautocastoff||Turns off auto casting spells for caster pets|
|/petautocaston||Turns on auto casting spells for caster pets|
|/petautocasttoggle||Toggles auto casting spells for caster pets|
|/petdefensive||Pet will defend you at all costs|
|/petfollow||Pet will follow you|
|/petmoveto||Pet will move to your targeted location|
|/petpassive||Pet will become passive|
|/petstay||Pet will sit and stay|
More MMORPG World of WarCraft Guides
- WoW – Chat Commands
- WoW – Essential Combat Commands
- WoW – Emotes
- WoW – Group Leader Commands
- WoW – Guild Commands
- WoW – Lesser Arcanum of Constitution Quest Guide
- WoW – Shortcut Keys
- WoW – Slash Commands
- WoW – Voice Emotes
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