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FFXIV Beginner Guide to Macros

As I became more and more interested in FFXIV I started looking at smaller things that could improve my gameplay experience. This led me to tinkering around with user macros, a very useful tool for automating all sorts of things in the game and making things a tiny bit friendlier to my user experience.

There are lots of quality of life improvements that macros can help you with, and yes, even some limited benefits when it comes to combat. If you’re interested in any of those things, read on. While I’ll cover a variety of uses, this is only an introduction and there are even more complex things you can set up with the help of macros.

In this post I’m going to introduce you to macros and how to set them up. I’m also going to go over some of the most common usages, as well as some ‘housekeeping’ aspects you may want to add when creating them. The FFXIV playerbase very often shares useful knowledge with each other, so new macro uses and innovations are often posted on reddit or discord if you’re keeping up with those communities.

Making and Saving Macros

First, let’s start with the housekeeping stuff. How do you create, access, and save your macros? I’ll also show some common lines that are added to most macros to affect the icon, timing, and potential error messages.

The User Macros Window

You can go to System > User Macros to see and create your macros. You’ll notice there’s an individual and a shared tab. The shared tab is for all characters (alts) you create, while the individual tab is just for the character you’re currently playing. No need to rewrite all your macros when you start a new character. You can have 100 macros in each tab.

You can click and drag a macro from this window to place a copy of it on your hotbar, which is then activated like any other hotbar button. Or, you can also right click the macro from the user macros window and execute it immediately.

There’s a button at the bottom right labelled ‘Text Commands’ which opens a very long list of commands you can use to write your macros. I’ll be going through some common ones, but if you’re interested in digging deeper, that’s where you’ll want to look. Note that there’s a lot of filler commands because many of them are the various emote actions.

The right-hand side of the user macros window is where the selected macro is displayed. You’re limited to 20 characters in the name. Next to the name field is the selected macro’s current icon. You can click on that to select from a number of preset icons. You can also choose others which I’ll talk about in the next section.

The body of the macro gives you 15 lines. This can feel limiting if you get into crafting or transformation macros, but it’s plenty for most macro purposes.

How to Set Macro Icons

There are a number of default macro icons in the user macros interface that you can view and choose from easily. With a macro selected in the user macros window, click on the grey box to the left of the name of the macro, and select from several pages of default icons. These cover a variety of generic symbols but also some game-related ones as well.

If you can’t find one you like, or if you want something specific already in the game, you can change the icon by typing this line inside the macro:

/macroicon “icon name” [category]


/micon “icon name” [category]

This works great for combat macros especially, since it will display the recast timer and mana cost, just like the regular skill you’re using the icon for.

You can even use icons for pet commands, items, waymarks, emotes, and tons more. If you have the name of the icon correct but it still won’t show up, try including the type of icon after the quotations, for example:

/micon stay pet
/micon greeting emote
/micon a waymark

Skills for combat, crafting, and gathering jobs do not need a category tag after the skill name, since it assumes the [action] category by default.

/micon medica
/micon innovation
/micon unearth

Note that you will need quotations for icons that have more than one word. Names that are merely hyphenated do not require quotations.

/micon “cure II”
/micon “battle bear” mount
/micon “attacker stance” companion
/micon “wind-up leviathan” minion

/micon hi-cordial item

Unfortunately not all items in a category seem to work. While cordials display as a macro icon, I couldn’t get potions or ethers to.

There are also many categories which I thought would allow you to use icons but sadly do not (or I just don’t know the proper category tag). Traits, squadron commands, and system menu icons were all things I tried and failed to use as macro icons.

Why Do I Get Macro Errors?

If a macro performs an action that was unsuccessful, like trying to resurrect a living party member, shield your target with no target set, or use a skill without the resources to do so, you will receive an error message in chat. These can be annoying, and if many can go off, can flood the chat window. Most macros I use include one of the following lines to prevent this:

/macroerror off


/merror off

You can put this line anywhere in the macro. I often put it at the end, or sometimes the start.

How to Use Wait Commands

Wait commands can only wait in whole second intervals. So, you cannot wait 2.5 seconds, it will round up to 3. You can put these either on their own line or at the end of another line and they should be functionally identical. You can’t use a wait command to wait more than 60 seconds.

/ac “Delicate Synthesis”


/ac “Delicate Synthesis” <wait.3>

These are very common in crafting macros since you have to wait for the animation to play before using each skill. Some more niche uses for wait commands include making a cooldown notification macro, or putting one in your raise macro to avoid spamming party chat.

Be aware that if your computer lags, you may find your crafting macro breaks because it needed an extra second in between two actions. This happened to me several times when I would do a set of macro crafts, and the odd one would fail here and there. I just decided to add an extra second to my wait commands.

Chat Macros

Have a Pre-Written Message Ready to Go

While this may not seem super useful to everyone, there are plenty of people who play on PS4 and don’t happen to use a plug-in keyboard. This makes chatting super inconvenient, so these players may find it useful to set up some messages when they aren’t in the middle of a duty. They can quickly be activated with the press of a button.

If you’re someone who likes to be friendly in chat with your newfound party members, you might want to set up a macro that types out your preferred polite greeting or farewell.

If you’re new to a role, especially tank or healer, let them know that you’re learning the role still, and indicate if you’d like advice or feedback.

If you’re a goofball you can macro some ASCII art. I’ve seen a lot of these in alliance raids, some of which have made me laugh. Be careful not to spam these sorts of macros, though, since they can quickly flood chat and make it hard to read others’ messages.

Coordinate Savage Fight Strategy and Positions

Macros are extremely commonly used in PUGs (pick-up groups) in the party finder, especially if you’re learning savage fights. These duties are more complicated than casual content and have a lot of moving parts.

This means there are lots of times where every party member needs to be somewhere specific to perform mechanics correctly. Posting a macro in chat at the beginning of the fight with everyone’s position saves a lot of time and helps get everyone on the same page for what the group will be doing in specific moments.

Of course, these macros are all created mostly independently, so there isn’t one master macro that everybody uses. Strategies change as people try new things with the fight, and come up with more efficient tactics. It’s important to take a look at the macro when you see it. If you like it, ask them for a link or copy it yourself and paste it into your user macros.

Use Sound Effects Wisely

Sound effects can be put to good use, just be careful not to throw them in unnecessarily. These can be annoying if overused, so only include them if they add value.

Some of the most useful ones I’ve seen in alliance raids make use of the ‘warning’ sound effects, which usually get people to look up and move during an important ‘move to your spot or you’ll die’ mechanic. If you’re in Labyrinth of the Ancients you may sometimes hear someone playing the danger bongos during the ‘Ancient Flare’ cast.

I made a little notepad macro just describing the sound effects so I can reference this if I want to use one in a macro. Some of them are too quiet to hear over the noise of combat, while others are quite loud and annoying, especially if repeated. Remember to use these sparingly or leave them out altogether if you’re in a party.

If you want to play around with these you can easily do so with the echo command (/e). That way you don’t have to bother any party members while you test them out.

System Command Macros

There are tons of great uses for macros that help improve your interface with the game.

You can hide UI elements using the /hud command. Use the ‘on’, ‘off’, or ‘toggle’ subcommands:

/hud dutylist toggle
/hud scenarioguide toggle

You can adjust system settings. I use a macro to mute the game with one click, and another to set the volume back to where I normally keep it:

/mastervolume 0

You can examine other players’ gear without using a menu. I set this to a mouse keybind (ctrl+M3) so I can hover over players and open their character screen:

/merror off
/check <mo>

You can make a macro that changes your gearset and HUD layout all at once. This is great if you’re the type of person who uses different HUD layouts for different roles (some people do this when they heal for instance, as the party list becomes more important), or if you prefer your crafters’ or gatherers’ HUDs to be setup differently than your combat jobs.

/micon 3 gearset
/gearset change 3
/hudlayout 2

For some more advanced usages of macros, I’ve seen several ‘transformation’ macros which do a magical girl style outfit change while your character poses or uses combat skills. These can be as simple or as complicated as you like, limited by the number of lines in a macro, that is.

You can also create nested hotbars, though this is quite a bit more complicated. I recommend following a YouTube tutorial, that’s what I did. Personally I love using this; I find it makes everything feel so much more compact and organized.

Combat Macros

Remember that macros are not meant to completely automate combat. That wouldn’t be very fun or engaging, and this is a game after all. Square Enix has made sure that macros are generally less effective at combat than the average player, at least in most aspects.

There are still a bunch of useful macros that can improve the feeling and use of certain combat abilities. These are specific types of skills though, and in general macro use should be limited in regards to combat. GCDs (weaponskills and spells) in particular are usually best left alone.

The Disadvantages of Combat Macros

Some people discover macros in this game and they try to be a little too clever with them, thinking it will be a definite improvement with no drawbacks. They might try to macro a three-step melee combo onto one button to save hotbar space, or make combat easier, and on the surface, yes it can be done. What I think needs to be understood however is how this cuts your effectiveness in battle.

The GCD (global cooldown) is 2.5 seconds, further reduced by the skill speed or spell speed substats. In order for a macro to actually perform a three-step combo you would have to issue wait commands. Without wait commands the macro would quickly spit out orders for three skills, but the second and third would be ignored because your character is busy executing the first attack. After all, you can’t just mash 1, 2, 3 on your keyboard as fast as possible either. You have to wait before you issue a command for the next button in the sequence.

Wait commands can only operate in 1 second intervals. You probably see where this is going. Trying to type <wait.2.5> rounds itself to <wait.3> and now you’re at least half a second slower than manually inputting the buttons yourself (but almost definitely more than that because your gear’s skill speed makes your GCD between 2 and 2.5 seconds).

This means that if you use macros like this on every GCD, your character performs at most around 83% the GCD output. This is a big no-no. The most basic thing new players can do to improve damage output is to make sure you are always keeping your GCD rolling (ABC: “Always Be Casting”). Dropping almost 20% of your GCD skills because you didn’t want to set up another hotbar is completely not worth it.

OK so chaining multiple GCD skills isn’t 100% effective. Got it. What if we just had a single GCD skill on a macro? That’s still got a drawback. Observant players new to the game may have noticed that you can actually press the button for a GCD a moment before the GCD is ready. The game will ‘queue’ the skill and it will go off as soon as it can, leaving your GCD rolling uninterrupted.

Macros do not queue. You can press your macro keybind a moment before your GCD is rolling and….nothing happens. You have to actually spam the key to get it to activate when the GCD is ready. If you’re lucky you’ll be close, but since you’re a human and not a computer, you can only fall further and further behind, bit by bit.

Here’s a visual representation. This gif shows someone spamming a non-macro GCD vs a macro GCD and you’ll see it’s inevitable that you fall behind and lose casts over time.

Commonly Used Combat Macros

As you can see, macros are not as useful to combat as you might have first thought. While GCD skills should usually be avoided, there are still some really convenient uses on oGCD skills. The most common uses are for those skills that target other players or have an AoE ground indicator that needs to be placed.

If you need to target another player, consider a mouseover macro, or one that always targets the same position in your party list. There’s also some use for chat notification macros, but be warned these can be considered spammy or annoying by some players. If you’re including a chat message, keep it brief, and avoid or limit the use of sound effects.

Shirk Your Co-Tank

/merror off
/ac “Shirk” <2>
/micon “Shirk”

This will shirk the party member in party position 2 (by default this is your cotank). The macro will display the shirk icon and remaining cooldown as well.

Single-Target Ally (mouseover or cotank)

/merror off
/ac “Heart of Stone” <mo>
/ac “Heart of Stone” <2>
/micon “Heart of Stone”

This macro will target whoever you hover your mouse over. You can use this to provide mitigation for a teammate in the party list assuming their character is in range. If no player is moused over, it will go on your cotank. This is pretty useful for tank swaps.

This style of macro is great for tanks (Intervention, Cover, Nascent Flash, The Blackest Night, Heart of Stone) and also has use for something like Dragoon’s Dragon Sight.

Single-Target Ally (target of target a.k.a. highest enmity)

/merror off
/ac “Divine Benison” <tt>
/micon “Divine Benison”

This is a similar macro to the last one, but it specifically targets whoever has the enemy’s attention at the moment. If you’re a healer and your tanks do a tank swap throughout the fight, this will always go on whoever currently holds the boss.

If you’re comfortable using the assist target keybind (target the target of your current target) you might not need this, since you can switch between the boss and the current tank pretty quickly that way.

Ground-Indicator Placement

/merror off
/ac “Asylum” <t>
/ac “Asylum” <tt>
/ac “Asylum” <me>
/micon “Asylum”

This will attempt to place the AoE on your target, then on your target’s target, then on yourself. In a situation where the boss is off the side of the arena it will be placed on the main tank instead. In a situation where the boss goes completely untargetable, you’ll place the AoE on yourself.

Placing ground indicators can feel really slow, so this is a popular usage of macros. I still recommend having a separate keybind for the unmacroed skill so you can always direct the placement if you absolutely need to.

If you macro Shukuchi using this, you probably only want to keep the <t> line. Also I should point out that you (unfortunately) cannot use a mouseover macro to cast ground placement aoes on the ground. Only targets like the ones listed above.

Chat Notification

/ac “Raise” <t>
/p Raising <t>
/micon “Raise”
/macroerror off

This lets your party know in chat who you’re raising, which can help save other healers from wasting time attempting to raise the same target. The <wait.1> line allows you to tap the button a couple times (to make sure it goes off) without spamming the chat.

Keep chat macros in combat simple, and don’t spam them (especially if they have a sound effect). Some people use macros to notify teammates they’ve used an important defensive cooldown like Hallowed Ground. Personally I don’t find this very useful since healers tend to spend a lot of time looking at the party list anyway. Your healer already knows you used Superbolide. You’re at 1 HP.

Cooldown Notification

/ac “Elixir Field”
/e Elixir Field is ready! <se.5>
/merror off

This is not a style of macro I personally use, but I’ve heard of people making these before. Essentially you get a message in chat with a sound effect that only you can see and hear, because it’s an echo (/e). The macro waits the length of the skill’s cooldown (so you have to check what that is when you set this up). The cooldown can’t be more than 60 seconds since that’s the maximum time the macro will <wait>.

Using any other macro will stop this macro, so you wouldn’t get the echo notification when the skill comes off cooldown. That makes this type of macro extremely niche, basically only useful when you have one single combat skill (cooldown <60s) macroed and you want to use it every time it’s up. Not common, not a big quality of life improvement. But it exists.

Crafting Macros

Quite possibly the most common usage of macros are the ones that dedicated crafters use to ensure quick, high-quality crafts with the push of a button (or two). These macros are heavily dependent on meeting a certain threshold on your maximum CP so you can cast all the skills required in the macro. This CP requirement is usually noted by whoever created and posted the macro.

Here is an example of crafting macros someone has shared. They state what durability craft it’s for and the required stats and number of HQ materials. Note that many crafting macros are too long to fit in one, so they use two with an echo (/e Macro #1 finished <se.1>) to let you know when it’s time to use the second macro. You can put an echo at the very end to tell you the item is complete. It’s helpful if you want to alt tab while crafting.

There’s also usually a listed craftsmanship and control stat to ensure a high quality result. If your control stat is a little lower it simply won’t be a guaranteed high quality result. If your craftsmanship stat is too low though your craft could fail entirely.

It’s very common to only use normal quality materials if your crafters are geared well enough, especially with the changes to crafting in Shadowbringers which made it a little easier to get 100% quality. Many macros you find online will assume no HQ materials are being used, but you may come across one that expects one or more components to be HQ.

If you make your own for personal use, consider including the required CP in the macro name in case you need to eat food to reach that CP again later. Also note how many starting materials should be HQ so you guarantee an HQ result.

Gathering Macros

There aren’t a ton of different uses for gathering macros, but collectables are made much simpler with a one button macro to boost collectability rating.

Here is a macro for gathering collectables that requires 600 GP to use. As I said, not many macros for gathering are out there. If you want to make some yourself, you can check The Balance discord for other gathering rotations you might find handy.


While you might not want to fully automate combat, user macros can improve how you craft, navigate between jobs, and communicate with other players. There are a lot of tricks to explore, and members of the community are always experimenting and sharing useful knowledge.

Give some basic macros a try and see if you can make anything just a little easier for you and how you like to play. Also, if you come across any other macro icon categories, let me know in the comments! I’m sure there are lots of people who would appreciate the tip.

Sours: https://latetothepartyfinder.com/ffxiv-beginner-guide-to-macros/

Eorzea Database

<t>, <target>Displays current target name.<tt>, <t2t>Displays target of current target's name.<me>, <0>Displays your character's name.<r>, <reply>Displays the name of the last player to send you a /tell.<1> - <8>Displays Party Member 1-8's name.<f>, <focus>Displays your Focus Target's name.<lt>, <lasttarget>Displays your last target's name.<le>, <lastenemy>Displays the name of the last enemy you targeted.<la>, <lastattacker>Displays the name of the last enemy to attack or perform an action on you.<c>, <comp>, <b>, <buddy>Displays your chocobo companion's name.<pet>Displays your pet's name.<attack1> - <attack5>Displays Target to Attack 1–5's name.<bind1> - <bind3>Displays Target to Bind 1–3's name.<ignore1> - <ignore2>Displays Target to Ignore 1–2's name.<square>Displays target marked with a square's name.<circle>Displays target marked with a circle's name.<cross>Displays target marked with a cross's name.<triangle>Displays target marked with a triangle's name.<mo>, <mouse>Displays mouseover target's name<hp>Displays current HP and maximum HP.<hpp>Displays current HP as a percentage.<mp>Displays current MP and maximum MP.<mpp>Displays current MP as a percentage.<class>, <job>Displays current class and level.<pos>, <where>Displays coordinates of current location.<se.1> - <se.16>Plays a sound effect when used in party or alliance chat. Use the /echo command to play a sound effect only you can hear.<comphp>, <chp>Displays your chocobo companion's current HP and maximum HP.<comphpp>, <chpp>Displays your chocobo companion's current HP as a percentage.<wait.(wait time)>Adjust the pause between macro commands. Only integers can be used with this command. The maximum wait time allowed is 60. If the wait time amount is over 60, it will be counted as 60.<recast.action name>Displays time remaining until the specified action can be used again.
* The auto-translate function cannot be used to input action names.<targethpp>, <thpp>Displays current target's HP as a percentage.<focushpp>, <fhpp>Displays focus target's HP as a percentage.<targetclass>, <tclass>, <targetjob>, <tjob>Display the class or job name of the selected target.<focusclass>, <fclass>, <focusjob>, <fjob>Display the class or job name of your focus target.<e1>, <e2>, <e3>, <e4>Display the names of the first four players on the enemy party list when participating in the Feast.
Sours: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/text_command/placeholder/
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FFXIV Macros

This is a repository of macros that I and my free company find useful on Final Fantasy XIV. The target audience is the less technical members of my free company (the Eorzean Explorer’s Society on Adamantoise), so you might find the explanation of the macros useful — but if you’re looking for a “how to write macros” page, this isn’t the right place.

To add macros, enter the system menu (the escape key will get you there if you have nothing selected), and then select “User Macros,” which will open the macro panel, and you should be able to edit macros there.

With that out of the way, here are the macros:

(Those of you who’ve visited this site before Stormblood will remember a much longer list, but a bunch of them have been deprecated by the changes. I’ll be adding more as I can.)

Target the Tank’s Target

/ta <2> /ta <tt>

This macro targets player 2, and then targets your target’s target. Unless you’re the tank, the second player in your party list seems to always be the tank.

This is useful for most of the DPS classes, as you end up targeting the thing that your tank is giving the most attention to. Melee DPS (such as a Pugalist or Rogue) will use this unmodified. Other classes, who need to fill their emnity list, will adjust this by adding an action:

/ta <2> /ta <tt> /ac "Quick Nock"

This example is for an Archer. A Thaumaturge, for example, might replace “Quick Nock” with “Fire II.”

As a tip: drag the action’s button into the macro panel to get the exact spelling of the name in the macro. Once it’s there, you’ll surround it with the quotes so that the macro will consume it properly. (Yeah, “consume” is a technical programmer term.)

Heal My Tank (or Chocobo)

This is a good one for healers, so you can do things other than heal, and still quickly shift back to fixing your tank.

/ac "Cure" <2>

This executes the action Cure on player 2. In a dungeon, that’s your tank. Above ground, it’ll be your chocobo if you’re soloing with your buddy.

Obviously, replace that with Physick if you’re doing some non-standard Arcanist thing. Previous visitors will notice that this macro has changed. This version is preferred because it doesn’t change your target, allowing you to remain targeted on an enemy.

Swift Res

This is a classic. It pairs Swiftcast (the Role Skill) with Resurrection (or Raise, or Ascend), and allows to you to immediately cast resurrection.

/macroicon "Resurrection" /ac "Swiftcast" /ac "Resurrection" <t>

The command “macroicon” uses the action’s icon as the macro’s icon.

Tank Marking

The tank picks the primary target, and fires off this macro, and it marks the primary target with the attack1 marker, and 1 to 2 other enemies with the other attack markers.

/mk "triangle" <t> /ac "Target Forward" /mk attack2 <t> /ac "Target Forward" /mk attack3 <t> /target <triangle> /mk attack1 <t>

This is probably the most complex macro we use, and it was written by somebody else. I mention this because I should add attribution when I get the chance, because it’s pretty slick.

Sleep and Mark

When the Thaumaturge sleeps an enemy, it’s not entirely obvious, especially if you’re looking at the enmity list, which doesn’t show status effects.

/macroicon "Sleep" /party Sleeping <t> <se.11> /marking "Target to Bind 1" <t> /ac "Sleep" <t>

This macro announces to the party that you’re sleeping the target. The “se.11” substitution is a sound effect to get their attention. It then marks the target with bind1, which shows up in the enmity list and over the target. The macro then sleeps the enemy.

You can use this for any single-target binding action.

Remembering to Activate a Class’s Set-up

There are a bunch of actions that don’t happen automatically when you switch classes. So I don’t have to keep track, I’ll put together a macro like this one, for Dark Knight:

/macroicon 31 gearset /gearset change 31 /wait .5 /action "Grit" <me>

A couple of translations: “/macroicon 31 gearset” uses the icon for my 31st gearset. In my case, this is Dark Knight, but it’s probably a different spot in your Gear Set list. The next line changes your gearset to your 31st. Then it waits, and then throws on Grit. This might seem lazy for a single enhancement, but think about turning on all the gathering detectors.

Sours: https://www.noserf.com/?page_id=253

Free Company

For those of you who want to know how to make macros here is the site I got it from http://eorzeareborn.com/macro-overview/
/ac (activates an ability)
chat command lines (e.g. /p, /l, /fc)
/mk (marks a target)
/wait # (pauses for the amount of time designated by #)
/echo sends a message that only you will see
/ta <mark1> (targets the creature marked as #1, works for 2, 3, etc.)
<t> Applies to your currently selected target
<me> Applies to yourself
<mo> Applies to the target your mouse is currently hovering over (includes UI elements)(useful for healers so they do not have to click off tank)
<p#> Applies to person occupying that spot on the party UI (e.g <p2> targets the second person in the party)
<tt> targets the target of your current target.

Make sure every "/" command is on a new line.
/ac "Name of the spell(Cap sensitive)"

Sours: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/freecompany/9233645873504716995/forum/9982/

Assist macro ffxiv

  1. 09-04-2013 12:07 PM#1
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    Proper use of /assist command?

    I haven't been able to figure this one out. Would like to understand how this command works so I can macro it for party play. Anyone have any insights they can share?

  2. 09-04-2013 12:09 PM#2
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    Think you macro it then click tank hit the macro and it will then switch to his target when you set up the macro correctly. I might be wrong though.

  3. 09-04-2013 12:14 PM#3
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    I literally just read a topic where someone mentioned not wanting to play with people who didn't know how to "use assist" properly, and came to this forum to ask what that is as well. :P As a DPS I'd love for someone to clarify how to set "assist" up properly.

  4. 09-04-2013 12:15 PM#4
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    Maki Amiyuki
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    Well, according to the old Lodestone's list of text commands...
    "Targets the target of a PC specified by a ‹t› or ‹p#› macro." Also /as.

    I believe V2 also allows you to put in a name.

    /as <p3>
    /as "Akronis Kutskira"
    /assist <t>

    It should work on enemies as well.

  5. 09-04-2013 01:29 PM#5
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    A'vett Meph
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    Assisting is a good party mechanic.. maximise the DPS against an individual target ..

    apparantly the T key targets the target of your current target.
    I dare you to say that 5 times fast.

    The game also has things that tanks can do, such as putting big numbers or targets over their targets head just to make it clear to people.. i am unsure if clicking on these signs targets the enemy that is "signed" or not..

    You can select your tank from party list OR if he is holding aggro i guess you could target anything that is attacking the tank and press assist or T twice...

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  7. 09-05-2013 12:56 AM#7
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    Lancer Lv 50
    I'm on PS3. I had tried just /assist with nothing after it - that gave invalid target. Also tried /assist <p#> where # was the number of the tank in the party but that wasn't working either.

    As suggested I'll give the /target <tt> macro a try tonight. Thanks a lot!

  8. 09-05-2013 01:20 AM#8
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    Spiral Narumi
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    Conjurer Lv 50
    The party command for targeting is just the #. So, for assist, you'd use "/assist <2>" and it would target the mob that party member 2 is fighting. You may rearrange your party list using the party menu. Also, it can help to mark a target as well. To mark, use the /mk command (for example, "/mk attack1" would mark whatever you're targeting as the attack 1 sign). You can combo these together as well to mark the tank's attack target as attack 1 and everyone in the party can see. Hope this helps!

  9. 09-05-2013 01:20 AM#9
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    Bynder Whitehowler
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    Conjurer Lv 60
    Mouse and Keyboard users can just press the T key. PS3 / gamepad users will need a macro.

    I use the following macro to assist: /assist <t>

    In example, when healing or DD I will target the tank in the party quickly using up/down on the dpad. Then I'll press the assist macro which is slotted on my main battle hotbars to target the tanks target. This make it much less likely to pull the monster to yourself as the tank will have high enmity (hate) on their target. If I was to attack another monster which the tank isn't fighting it's likely it will focus attacks on me. This make it harder for the tank / healer to keep you alive.

    I do think assist is extremely useful and wish the developers had made it an action with it's own icon so more people would use it.

  10. 09-05-2013 01:49 AM#10
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    Maki Amiyuki
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    Fisher Lv 60
    Hmm... Maybe the /assist command isn't in V2. I didn't see it in that list of commands on the old Lodestone for phase four. I'd check in-game, but I'm getting 1017. Edit: Never mind, I take too long to type things. Seems it was confirmed above.

    If you want to see how to use a command you can type "/? COMMAND". So something like "/? hud" or "/? /hud".

    To find commands without a proper list, type a slash and press the Tab key.

    By the way, <tt> should work directly with actions if you want to use it like that, but /target is the most practical for slot management.
    Last edited by Soulfire; 09-05-2013 at 01:53 AM.

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