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Trinkets

Big Bear Butt made a post about how he uses trinkets. I do something similar to that on my shadow priest to maximize their use.

On my tankadin and rogue, though, I find that trinkets are a little more situational. On the tank, you certainly want to have those defense trinkets available when a healer dies, or when you are tanking more than one mob.

On my rogue, I like to have my trinkets available when I need burst damage. Prince Malchezzar is a good example – if I used my trinkets in Phase 1 they might not be available when we want to burn him down in Phase 2.

So rather than using a whenever-they-are-up macro, I use a visual cue as a reminder, I have my two trinkets on their own toolbar very near the center of the screen.

The two trinket slots on your character sheet are slots #13 and 14. That’s important to know, because when you write your macros if you refer to them as 13 and 14 then the macros will use whatever trinket you have equipped in those slots. That was you don’t have to change your macro every time you switch trinkets.

First, I make two macros – Trinket1 and Trinket2. The Trinket1 macro says only this

#show 13
#showtooltip 13
/use 13

And the Trinket2 macros says

#show 14
#showtooltip 14
/use 14

I use Dominos for my bars. I create a bar that has only two spots. I move it so that it is just off the center of the screen. The two macros are moved into that bar. I hotkey them with Dominos to easily accessible keyboard buttons.

trinkets

They show a picture of whatever trinket I have equipped in slots 13 and 14.

The add-on OmniCC puts a nice timer right on the button so that it is easy to see when they are available. They make a little “flash” when they become ready, so it’s eye-catching. By placing it near the middle of my field of view, I can easily tell when each trinket is available and use them as needed.

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7 Responses to “Trinkets”


  1. 1 Gamer Elf
    November 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I can highly recommend chaining your trinkets with Blade Flurry as trinkets typically will have a 2 minute cooldown as well. It won’t work with two trinkets, as you’ll only use one at a time.

    #showtooltip Blade Flurry
    /use 13
    /use 14
    /cast Blade Flurry

  2. 2 YeOldeGit
    November 27, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I’m always interested to see other rogues’ UIs, especially when they’re fairly similar to mine, as yours is. I notice you have a Blind macro there; is that Blind followed by using a bandage on yourself? And could you give a quick explanation of your Throw macro; is it as simple as using Throw or Shoot depending on what you have equipped or is there something else to it?

    Congrats on topping the damage chart btw. ;)

  3. November 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    @Gamer Elf
    I’m a control freak. I don’t like to macro too many things together because it takes the control out of my hands. By setting up the UI the way I have, I am very good about using my trinkets when I use Blade Flurry, but I can choose not to when I don’t want to.

    When don’t I want to? When soloing. I have three ways of upping my damage when soloing – BF, Killing Spree, and trinkets. I will typically use them in a rotation. First pull – BF. Next pull – Killing Spree. Next pull – trinket. Repeat. That way my damage is generally high on all my grinding fights, rather than REALLY high on one and then less on the next three.

    In raids, I do use them together to get the maximum damage output.

  4. November 27, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    @YeOldeGit
    The Blind macro is a holdover from a long time ago. I haven’t had to use it in about a dozen levels so I forgot it was there. Its a mouseover macro for when I made a bad pull and got two or three mobs. I could stun one, blind the one I moused over, and burst down a third.

    The throw macro has Deadly Throw/throw/shoot. Its useful for runners. It will use Deadly Throw if there are combo points on the target, or regular throw otherwise.

    My UI is a work in progress. I just changed it when Wrath came out, and I’m not etirely happy with it. Maybe when I am completely done I’ll post the final version.

  5. 5 Warstory
    December 4, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Not sure if you will come back to check this reply out Dinear. But as I was checking out your screen shot. I noticed you had some serious addons. Just throwing an idea out there for your next article. It would help out us noobs that maybe just started out playing in late BC or WotLk if you went over some of your other favorites. Espicially that one in your top left corner tracking your money. Whats that one called?

  6. March 21, 2010 at 2:48 am

    wow i was inspired by this thread it almost answered my questions, on this topic and gave me the direction to create my own answer it is in my oppion very eligant and very simple and as of today works exactly as planed :use only the trinkets equiped regardless or trinket show what trinket is equiped in tooltip form, that is not on cd . Im a tank so this these are tank items ofcourse . macro is
    #showtooltip
    /castsequence reset=110 13,14,Commanding Shout
    /startattack

    :/showtooltip shows next item to be used on click
    :/castsequence allows the macro to find the next item in the list that isnt on CD
    :rest= allows the macro to skip items on CD , or the macro will suffer “spell lock” and not move to the next item
    :13 and 14 are ofcourse the trinket slot locations
    /=110 is in seconds that it takes for the macro to automaticly reset and start the list over.
    …as most trinkets have a 2min (120sec) CD , and CS is an instant cast that last for 2 min(120 sec)i set this macro to reset close to the end of the CD on the trinkets so i could spam the crap out of it , and possibly keep them up most of the time , as CS is an instant , at worst case ill keep CS up non stop
    I have never posted any macros i have made .. how ever using info i found here and bits and pieces of in i got other places i came up with this .. I hope it helps or atleast inspires you in making the macro you trying to build or find …..

    • 7 SUpersven(mug'thul)
      March 21, 2010 at 3:05 am

      after reading the above post i feel i should note what you already know after reading it .. i am by no means a spelling “B” champion or grammer expert , please excuse the p!ss poor spelling and formentioned grammer in this post and the last
      and please if i have stated the explanation of the syntax in my macro , please know it does work even if i didnt quite explane it correctly or completly
      / this castsquence macro with out a reset=110 would probly work du to the instant cast at the end of it, just a last min thought


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