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    I am a returning player who has never played a higher lvl Necro and I have rolled a new Heroic Necro. I have logged and completed the easy J5 merc quest and done a few killing sessions and realize that I have much to learn.
    What I'm looking for is some hotkey setups to make the button smashing simpler. Setups for Solo/molo, grouping and such would be great.
    I am also going to be boxing for the first time as well. The reasoning for some hotkeys is obvious. My other part of the duo is a Shaman, likewise heroic'd and I'll be looking for similar hotkeys for him as well.
    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by Rathoz; 11-03-2015, 09:03 PM.

  • #2
    Maybe some one who boxes a necro as an extra instead of mains it will pipe in, but here is what I think.

    the things that should be in your macro, your 3 swifts, 2 or 3 of your pet swarms (you may only have one at 85) Feign death and stand.

    You could probably set up a keybind for the swifts and swarm pets since they all have long refreshes, and have Pyre of XXXX (Not Pyre of the XXXX) in it for when the others are down, maybe add Third spire in there and any other DPS increase AAs as well to make sure you get the most of them. Just by mashing one button over and over, as an alternative to a macro.

    I don't have the set up for you, as when I have boxed, I always played my necro, and just swapped over to my shaman and bard when I needed them to do something, which was rare. So I never macroed anything for the necro. As I said, hopefully someone who has macroed a boxed necro will come and give you more specifics. I wanted to answer this so you didn't feel you were being ignored.

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    • #3
      I made socials for a couple different functions with my necro for long grinds.

      Add pauses and timers as need but the concept would be:

      a "pet" button with pauses as needed:
      /pet attack
      /cast 1st swarm pets
      /companion's relocation (possibly if using rogue and etc)
      /scent of terris
      /cast encroaching darkness (if it's not your pull, or you could put at end of dots button...)

      a "dots" button with appropriate pauses:
      /cast 1st long dot (Pyre)
      /cast 2nd long dot (Magic / Mana & Magic / other Pyre...)
      /cast swift #1
      /cast swift #2

      which may be changed to do just swifts & another round of swarm pets depending on kill speed.

      I should be not lazy and add a "clicky" button that will automatically use next dps available and skip the rest (if I read correctly). This one shouldn't have pauses:
      /useitem robe
      /useitem robe #2 (fang of death or etc)
      /useitem epic 1.0
      /alt act swarmpets #1
      /alt act swarmpets archers
      /alt act army of dead

      adjust the above to fit what clickies you have / aa you've bought & etc.

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      • #4
        Necromancer Hotkeys / Macros (Socials)

        Pet Attack+ - first hotkey I use when a real tank is tanking.
        /xtarget 2
        /xtarget 1 (to assist main tank (preset))
        /pause 3, /pet attack
        /pet swarm
        /timer 30, /stance Balanced (make sure merc is awake)
        (optional) /alt act 3816 (Companion's Relocation) - cast time on this is lame but gets pet on mob faster.

        SWARM Slow 18s - first hotkey I use when pet tanking.
        /pause 19, /cast 1 (Call Skeleton Mob, 18s reuse)
        /pause 3, /pet attack
        /pause 12, /pet swarm
        /pause 19, /cast 10 (Combust Bones, 18s nuke - turn mob undead)
        /timer 165, /alt act 751 (Scent of Thule, 4s: undead slow: Death's Malaise now combined with Scent)
        (optional) /useitem Cloth Cap (10m, help mages)
        -- audio trigger set to let me know it is slowed.

        DoTs [2-3] 12s/36s
        /pause 25, /cast 2 Swift Venom / Ignite Synapses (36s duration)
        /pause 7, /alt act 547 (Eradicate Magic) - remove 4 beneficial buffs (optional, but I find helpful and cast time is .5s)
        /pause 8, /alt act 826 (Encroaching Darkness)
        /pause 25, /cast 3 Swift Deconstruction / Annihilation (36s duration)
        /timer 320, /alt act 441 (Companion's Aegis, 30s reuse)

        DoTs [4-5] 12s/48s
        /pause 25, /cast 4 Swift Sickness / Glistenwing Venom (48s duration)
        /pause 15, /useitem Robe of Whispered Death (3.5m reuse)
        /pause 25, /cast 5 Swift Lifedraw / Dark Leech (duration 48sec)
        /alt act 175 (Wake the Dead, 3m) - need corpses to make pets
        /timer 440, /useitem Vicious Rabbit (5m reuse)
        (optional) /useitem Dagger of Death (cast time of 2s is iffy but only .5s cast time is lost due to 1.5s spellbar lockout)

        DoT [7] 1m/5m+
        /pause 19, /cast 11 Impose for Blood (5.25s reuse)
        /pause 15, /useitem Necromantic Dragon Bone (3 min reuse)
        /pause 28, /cast 7 Crippling Incapacity / Grip of Jabaum (1m duration)
        /pause 15, /useitem Blightbringer's Tunic of the Grave (5m reuse)
        /timer 600, /cast 12 Cas. Doomshield (pet tanking) or Mind Extraction (group)

        Gift of Mana - click when audio trigger goes off (or when I want a big dot)
        /cast 9 Dicho (1m reuse)
        /cast 8 Pyre of Jorbb (36s duration)
        /timer 30

        Pet Frenzy [10m]
        /alt act 900 (Rise of Bones, 10m)
        /pause 5, /alt act 766 (Frenzy of the Dead + Lingering Nightmares - Companion's Fury, 10m)
        /pause 5, /useitem 17 (bp clicky, 10m)
        /pause 7, /useitem Miniature Horn of Unity (10m)
        /timer 6000, /alt act 320 (Swarm of Decay, 9m)

        Pet Heal (Mash) - keep pressing this key to keep pet alive!
        /alt act 58 (Med Companion, 9m)
        /alt act 3707 (Fortify Companion, 15m, 10m duration)
        /alt act 441 (Companion's Aegis, 30s reuse)
        /alt act 1053 (Self-Sacrifice, 10m)
        /timer 300, /useitem Shadow-Vexed Silk Robe (Pet lifetap process)
        (optional) /useitem Terror's Juju (3m reuse)
        (optional) /cast Icy Mending / (Cas. Doomshield)


        3RD+ [7.5m] (Click once dots are stacked)
        /alt act 629 (Gathering Dusk, 10m reuse, the trigger delay on this really should be 1 tick max.)
        /alt act 1390 (Spire of Necromancy, 7m 30s reuse)
        /alt act 1211 (Focus of Arcanum, 10m)
        /alt act 1257 (Hand of Death 8m 30s reuse) - this has changed and does not need trigger anymore. Cheer!
        /timer 6000, /useitem Blightbringer's Tunic of the Grave (5m reuse, if Hand AA is down)

        TWIN [22m]
        /pause 18, /alt act 500 (Silent Casting)
        /alt act 677 (Heritic's Twincast, 22m, twin cast for 2m 18s)
        /alt act 430 (Mercurial Torment, 24m)
        /alt act 1211 (Focus of Arcanum, 10m)
        /timer 13200, /alt act 1257 (Hand of Death, 8.5m) -- this has changed and does not need trigger

        Life Burn+ [20m]
        /pause 22, /alt act 68 (Life Burn, 20m reuse)
        /pause 5, /alt act 351 (Dying Grasp, 21m reuse)
        /useitem Necromantic Dragon Bone (3 min reuse)
        /useitem Overflowing Urn of Life (5m)
        /timer 12600, /useitem Mark of the Grave Finder (3.5m)

        2nd Burn [27m]
        /alt act 1390 (Spire of Necromancy, 7m 30s reuse)
        /alt act 710 (Funeral Pyre, 26m 40s)
        /alt act 629 (Gathering Dusk, 10m reuse, the trigger delay on this really should be 1 tick max.)
        /useitem Blightbringer's Tunic of the Grave (5m reuse)
        /timer 12000, /useitem Miniature Horn of Unity (10m)

        Pets! (Mash)
        /useitem Vicious Rabbit (5m reuse)
        /alt act 900 (Rise of Bones, 10m reuse)
        /useitem Deathwhisper (epic pet, 3m) -- sad pet these days, but more the merrier!
        /alt act 320 (Swarm of Decay, 9m reuse)
        /alt act 175 (Wake the Dead, 3m) - need to be last in list as it needs corpses to make pets
        -- keep mashing this key to get more pets in the fray!

        Cure [1m]
        /useitem Shield of the Immaculate
        /alt act 764 (Embrace The Decay, 5m)
        /useitem Cleansing Rod (1m reuse)
        /useitem Overflowing Urn of Life (5m reuse)
        /timer 600, /useitem 4 (Geomantra, ear item)
        (optional) /useitem Turquoise Buckler (2.5m)

        Mana (6m)
        /useitem Shield of the Immaculate
        /pause 16, /alt act 7703 (Death Bloom, 6m)
        /useitem Summoned: Large Modulation Shard
        /pause 3, /useitem Wand of Pelagic Transvergence
        /timer 1800, (optional) /cast 12 (Deadskin)

        (FD)
        /useitem Shield of the Immaculate
        /alt act 773 (Death's Effigy, 1m 30s)
        /alt act 428 (Death Peace, 5s reuse)
        /timer 900

        Buffs (Perm) - Permanent Buffs/Clickies
        /pause 7, /useitem 8 (back slot: Spikes ds)
        /pause 32, /alt act 7698 (Group Perf. DMF)
        /pause 17, /useitem Gunthak Swabby's Eyepatch
        /pause 3, /blockspell add me 39282 39283 39284 39285 39286 39287 39288 39289 39290 39291 39292 39293 - remove pirate illusion
        /timer 1200, /useitem Memento of the Ungod's Suffering

        Buffs (Long) - Long Buffs/Clickies
        /pause 52, /useitem Efreeti Death Visage
        /blockspell add me 11572 (remove spectre illusion)
        /pause 102, /useitem Direwolf Totem of Spirit
        /pause 3, /blockspell remove me 39282 39283 39284 39285 39286 39287 39288 39289 39290 39291 39292 39293 11572 (unblock illusions)
        /timer 1200, /useitem The Chief's Influence

        Buffs (Self) - Long Buffs
        /pause 88, /memspellset (Quick) Self Buffs
        /pause 33, /cast 2 (Forgottenside)
        /pause 63, /cast 3 (Shield of Scale)
        /pause 43, /cast 4 (Deadskin)
        /timer 1200, /cast 5 (Shield of Consequences)

        Buff (Flesh)
        /pause 33, /memspellset (Quick) Flesh
        /pause 18, /cast 12 (Flesh to Poison)
        /timer 3600, /memspellset Normal

        Buff (Short) 6m
        /pause 8, /cast 6 (Imbue Ally)
        /pause 7, /useitem 4 (Geomantra ear item, 3m)
        /pause 17, /alt act 441 (Comp. Aegis)
        /stance Balanced
        /timer 3600, /alt act 3707 (Fortify Companion, 15m, 10m duration) - I try to keep it on pet
        (optional) /useitem Wand of Impenetrable Force (Rune w/ Mana regen, does not stack with Dreadskin)


        105 Group Spell Set (Fast Kill / Slow Kill)
        1 Call Skeleton Mob (18s reuse)
        2 Swift Venom / Ignite Synapses (36s duration)
        3 Swift Deconstruction / Annihilation (36s duration)
        4 Swift Sickness / Glistenwing Venom (48s duration)
        5 Swift Lifedraw / Dark Leech (duration 48sec)
        6 Imbue Ally (5m 52s duration)
        7 Crippling Incapacity / Grip of Jabaum (1m duration)
        8 Pyre of Jorbb (36s duration, if gift of mana)
        9 Dicho (if gift of mana)
        10 Combust Bones (18s reuse - turn mob undead)
        11 Impose for Blood (5.25s reuse, or Dark Leech for fast groups)
        12 (swap slot) Mind Explosion (group) or Pet Rune (Doomshield, if pet tanking)
        --- Hemorhage Essence (something to trigger RB due to nerf) or Flesh to Poison


        Hotbuttons so I can load spell sets I need fast
        (each has it's own button)

        /memspellset Group
        /memspellset Group (Swifts)
        /memspellset Wounds
        /memspellset Root / DoT - 11 longest dots + root
        /memspellset Pet (Tank)
        /memspellset Pet (New)
        /memspellset (Quick) Self Buffs

        -- Note: I do not have all the current AAs or ROS or newer expansions so new AAs and some pause ## might change with AAs to reduce cast time and reuse etc.

        -- Updated to reflect AA and spell changes Aug 2020
        Last edited by Azorin; 08-23-2020, 10:42 AM.

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        • #5
          Using Flesh to Poison to proc GoDR will no longer work if the test patch comes to live as is. so you would have to change that macro. And pet swarm spells will lock each other out so better to use best one over and over.
          Last edited by Vivamort; 02-13-2016, 05:07 AM.

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          • #6
            Super Necro Nerfs on Test

            Originally posted by Vivamort View Post
            Using Flesh to Poison to proc GoDR will no longer work if the test patch comes to live as is. so you would have to change that macro. And pet swarm spells will lock each other out so better to use best one over and over.
            I just read all the nerfs on Test server! Unholy Nerf Bat! They want to neuter Necro big time it looks. So basically twin casting dots (GODR) is not going to be a useful burn method without Flesh to Poison. Group DPS will be lower now and solo/molo worse with not having our full set of swarm pet spells. Good reasons to not bother logging in. I am surprised they did not nerf epic 2.x at the same time. So we are back to casting as many dots as we can with spell swapping. As a bonus getting summoned due to crap pet aggro.

            New spell sets and new hot keys... or none at all and forget it. lol
            Last edited by Azorin; 12-10-2016, 03:45 AM.

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            • #7
              If it helps any - really great writeup! - i was just too lazy to make setups myself. So its really appreciated.

              Too bad i wont be able to use the FTP Burn unless they cancel the nerf.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Azorin View Post
                I just read all the nerfs on Test server! Unholy Nerf Bat! They want to neuter Necro big time it looks. So basically twin casting dots (GOTR) is not going to be a useful burn method without Flesh to Poison. Group DPS will be lower now and solo/molo worse with not having our full set of swarm pet spells. Good reasons to not bother logging in. I am surprised they did not nerf epic 2.x at the same time. So we are back to casting as many dots as we can with spell swapping. As a bonus getting summoned due to crap pet aggro.

                New spell sets and new hot keys... or none at all and forget it. lol
                Where can i read that?

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                • #9
                  Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup

                  https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/...ug-roundup.10/

                  Updated hotkeys above to reflect the new changes/nerfs. Apr 2018

                  RB is now useless - only works on the lifetap DD spells that we normally never load.
                  Need to have the AA refunded or changed to trigger off dots.

                  I removed Deadskin from spell slot 12 to add a lifetap just so RB is not completely wasted. LIkely a bad idea but necro is weak dps in the group game so I feel that is matters little if you use a lifetap or not.

                  I mostly box my necro when I do play him now. I tend to use my shaman over my necro more and more as shaman has better dps and good heals, buffs, decent adps etc. Necro solo is ok, and good dps on some raids, but as the nerfs have piled up there are alot fewer reasons to have a necro in any group. Unless things improve soon, my necro will likely be shelved for good. Sad times. Necro used to be my favorite class by far. I used to hate playing shaman but find with the added huge boost to dps that he is more useful as my support class for my SK.
                  Last edited by Azorin; 04-21-2018, 05:56 AM.

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