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    Little macro help please

    To start with.. I suck at spelling and macros ^^

    I need a macro for shackle.
    I need it to target gargoyle first if there is none then target the ghoul. Ofc with not loosing my current target :-)
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    Re: Little macro help please

    I don't think you'll be able to shackle the ghouls with a macro as they have different names (last time I saw anyway). The gargoyle shouldn't be much of a problem with:

    /cast [target=Gargoyle] Shackle Undead

    Not sure whether just Gargoyle will work (or even if you can specify names...)
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    Re: Little macro help please

    ye figured that it would proberly be a problem
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    Re: Little macro help please

    This casts the Shackle Undead at a nearby mob named "Gargoyle" if present, then at a nearly mob named "Ghoul" if present, otherwise just at whatever your target is.

    /cast [target=Gargoyle] Shackle Undead; [target=Ghoul] Shackle Undead; Shackle Undead
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    Re: Little macro help please

    It's an ebon gargoyle not just a gargoyle.

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    Re: Little macro help please

    Thx ill see if i can make it work. Otherwise i do know how to change the name atleast

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    Re: Little macro help please

    I know for a fact that that won't work for their pet ghouls, as they are given names.

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    Re: Little macro help please

    Quote Originally Posted by domzae
    I know for a fact that that won't work for their pet ghouls, as they are given names.
    Arent there any way to target undeads or something?

    Irritating when facing a DK / shammy... I cant realy tab my way to the gargoyle.. Well i could after i went through 4 totems and 2 players + the goul :-(


    EDIT: any chance that there are only 7 names or something then i could type em all in ^^
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    Re: Little macro help please

    I'm sure you could try just clicking on the Ghoul... gotta be a lot easier than getting a macro to do it anyway.
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    Re: Little macro help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Calamar
    I'm sure you could try just clicking on the Ghoul... gotta be a lot easier than getting a macro to do it anyway.
    Gargoyle is by far the most importent to CC imo. Ofc i could click, done it until now. Just hoped i could save 1-2 sec getting macro for it.
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    Re: Little macro help please

    /cast [target=Ebon Gargoyle][target=Ghoul][target=mouseover][target=target]Shackle Undead

    macro does following:
    cast Shackle Undead on following Target (in this sequence/priority) givven the target exists if it doesn't exist it takes the next "priority"

    1 Ebon Gargoyle
    2 Ghoul
    3 your mouseover target
    4 your target

    you might insert the names of ghoul pets  you encounter between Ebon Gargoyle and Ghoul since i think the number of names for those pets is limited ... not sure about that

    not sure about that but i think [target=<something>] does only target <something> if it's the exact name like /targetexact

    another option might be to use /target wich only needs the beginning of the targets neam to get target on that ... so you might try using something like this: (not sure about all lines because i haven't done macros for a longer period of time ... did them all at once but you might find some info yourself : http://www.wowwiki.com/Making_a_macro )
    it might save you some characters in your macro to use /target since you don't need to write down the full name of a pet

    /focus target
    /target mouseover
    /target Ghoul
    /target Ebon
    /cast Shackle Undead
    /target focus
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    Re: Little macro help please

    Hmm ofc i dident think about mouseover casts... Good idear tbh and thx for the reply
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    Re: Little macro help please

    The first macro that Varon posted will probably work best. Though I would add something to it:

    /cast [target=Ebon Gargoyle,harm,exists][target=Summoned Ghoul,harm,exists][target=mouseover,harm,nodead][target=target,harm,nodead]Shackle Undead

    Edit: As others said with [target=X] you usually have to write the exact name, and normal ghouls I think have "Summoned Ghoul" as their name. Permaghouls won't get shackled by this.

    http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=46584#comments has a list of pre- and suffixed for permaghouls but how to get that into a macro/script I have no idea.

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    If you /glare at your ghoul when you've made him your pet, he will actually start to cower.

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    Edit: If you /cower at him, he will spread his arms and yell at you all frightening-like.

    Edit: If you /soothe him, he will do the same thing, and it will stop him from cowering.
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    Re: Little macro help please

    But it is posibel to somehow implement several macroes so a macro affect a macro. So a macro get the name from another macro?

    But your going good with different solutions
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    Re: Little macro help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Priear
    But it is posibel to somehow implement several macroes so a macro affect a macro. So a macro get the name from another macro?

    But your going good with different solutions
    Well there's an addon (dunno the name though, just search for macro on curse and you're bound to find it) that allows you to exceed the 255 character limit in Blizzard macros, by basically chaining a few macros together so they appear as one. With that it should be possible to just write a huuuuuuuge list of [target=Batmaw,exists][target=Bonemuncher,exists] etc. so you could theoretically try all the different ghoul names in the macro and shackle the one that exists.
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    Re: Little macro help please

    and then just hope that i wont run into some1 with the same name
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