So B3 posted recently about his healing exploits and that there really isn’t a how-to type guide around for Healbot. Since I use healbot like a fiend I figured I could whack some poorly arranged screenshots (in paint naturally) and explain how I got it set up.
Ok so here is a basic screenshot of my UI
You will see 2 poorly painted numbers. These show the basic interactivity of Healbot with other addons (in this case ORA and Bartender)
1 This is a basic mouseover macro. I have a 5 button mouse with a wheel. Healbot likes the buttons (well it recognises them) but not so much with the mousewheel. I have therefore added 4 macros to the mousewheel (you’ll see some macros below). Healbot fully incorporates other keybound macros (I have used the key binding function in bartender so that I can shuffle macros in and out). At the moment I have cleanse and beacon (my two most cast in combat buffs) bound to mousewheel up and down respectively and hand of salvation and sacred shield bound to ctrl mousewheel up and down.
2 Using the tank assign buttons in ORA will autosort your Healbot to move the tanks to the top (this is good for tank healers particularly because you can position all tanks together to minimise mouse movement and increase reaction speed.
3 The most important thing about Healbot (the one which perhaps isn’t that well known) is that you can use macros in your spell slots. Use the exact name of the macro and your golden
4 Clicking smartcast out of combat will do things like rez, buff, heal etc with 1 click when not in combat. Pretty useful, fairly standard
5 Make sure that pets are checked and that tanks are too. This will be important if you care about hunters (which I don’t but I do care about being seen to be a godlike healer (for fun I used to rez pets after combat before their hunters could – this impresses them enormously, but then so do the blinking lights on the microwave)
As discussed above, here is a basic healbot macro. In the days pre-wrath healbot used to use the tag [target=hbtarget] but now seems to support only [target=mouseover]. The text of the macro is
#showtooltip Holy Light
/cast Divine Favor
/cast [target=mouseover] Holy Light
6 Here is a shot of the bars in action. The thin red line is the person with agro (useful if you want to impress people by healing the warlock “tank” for a while) or allowing you to blast off a quick BoP (or bubble hearth if you are pugging). Usefully it classifies people – green is good running through orange bad and black dead.
7 One last thing to note is how the bars you are out of range of are greyed out.
Not sure how useful this is – if anyone has any questions though I can try to answer them.