Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PlayStation 4)

Whats a good macro i can use to mark enemies in dungeons?

  1. Im looking for a good macro i can use to target and mark a couple enemies quickly to attack. :) thank you
    Defectedsoul13 - 7 years ago - report


  1. Well I don't know about macros, but with my paladin I have a separate bar for Text Macros, ("Hello", "Yes", "No", etc) as well as the marks.

    If you press the options button, and go to the "social" tab, I think it is, there should be "Marks"

    You can put these on your hotbar, and just target an enemy, "use" the #1 mark on him, target the next, use the #2 mark and so on.

    There are even marks for "Bind this enemy" and "Ignore this enemy" so they're very useful.
    941Blaze - 6 years ago - report
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  2. Here's what you want to do:
    Assuming you know how to access your macro menu (either pressing Esc to access the main menu or by typing "/macros" in the message window) create the following macro:

    (Name the macro whatever you want but make it something practical like "Mark Target" so you know what it is)

    (Also give it whatever icon you want from the list by right clicking on the icon itself (default icon is an 'M') alternatively, if you know the name of an in-game ability/spell, you can use its icon for your macro [i.e. if you want to use the Cure icon you would type in the first line of the macro "/micon "Cure")

    After doing the aforementioned, enter the following on a separate line within the macro body:

    /mk attack1 <t>

    (and that's it)

    The 'attack1' portion is only the label for the icon used, doesn't mean you have to attack it or that it notifies people to attack. The '<t> portion is telling the macro to put the icon over the currently-selected target (so make sure you first select your target in game before using this macro)

    Drag the macro icon to your hotbar, assign it a key, and press that key when you've targeted any monster, character, etc.

    You can get fancy with the macro as well by adding another line of text that says:

    "/p Attack <t> immediately!"

    (Here, the "/p" means that you're sending a message to all members in your current party (if you're in one) and the <t> portion again, refers to the currently-selected target. So in the above example, if you were to say, target a behemoth in a dungeon and you used this macro then the message, "Attack Behemoth immediately!" would appear in the message window.

    Macros are great - start using them!
    Gahechi - 5 years ago - report
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  3. Note to the above answer: if you use this macro on subsequent targets then the target icon will automatically go in numerical order - for instance, the first time you use this macro on an enemy it will have a "1" over its head, and the second time you use it (if the first enemy is still alive) the second monster will have a "2" over its head.

    As a sidenote, if you want to mark a target to ignore or to signal not to attack (in case you wanted to put a monster to sleep for example and let your party know not to attack it) you can do so by using a separate macro with the following text:

    "/mk ignore <t>"

    This will put an icon with a red circle with a slash through it (like a non-smoking sign) over the target's head.
    Gahechi - 5 years ago - report
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