Bard Keybinds

Kabouik
Myrmidon
 
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Joined: Nov 02, 2012 19:20

Postby Kabouik » Apr 08, 2018 15:30

So far I'm using this while levelling, I'll see how it works in RVR (solo, which kinda changes the equation) if I see people in BGs:

R - Shout
F - Lullaby
C - AE lullaby
V - Sprint
T - Stick
X - Instant mez
Z - Instant AE mez

I tried to use modifiers as much as I could, so the mouse is always available for targets. Generally I use Shift for CCs, Ctrl for support, Alt for songs, this helps me remembering and now I think I got the reflexes, it took some time though:

Shift A - Mez
Shift D - AE mez
Shift S - Confuse
Shift Q - Resist chant
Shift W - Resist chant
Shift E - Resist chant
Shift Z - Resist chant
Shift X - Resist chant
Shift C - Resist chant
Shift Space - Face
Shift G - Follow
Shift R - Assist

Ctrl Q - Ameliorating melodies
Ctrl W - MCL
Ctrl E - Rez
Ctrl A - Small heal
Ctrl D - Big heal
Ctrl D - Group heal
Ctrl Z - Cure poison
Ctrl X - Cure disease
Ctrl C - Demez
Ctrl Space - Face

Alt Q - Instrument 1 (lute or flute)
Alt W - Speed song
Alt E - Power song
Alt R - Health song
Alt A - Instrument 2 (usually drums)
Alt S - Endurance song
Alt D - Blade
Alt F - Run lock

1 - After block reactive style
2 - Taunt
3 - Side snare, also on Caps Lock for convenience while moving
Delete - Buffs qbank
Insert - Back to main qbank
1234 after pressing Insert - Buffs
Alt 1 - A charge on my equipment
Alt 2 - Block style when I get it
Alt 3 - Side style follow-up when I get it

Mouse 4 - Pan camera
Mouse 5 - Reset camera

Not sure yet what to do with Resist chants but I think they'll just end up on a different qbank and work with 123456, or be used with the mouse since I'll never be very fast with them anyway.

I have put Face on several shortcuts so that I can face enemies or allies while holding Shift or Ctrl depending on whether I am on offensive or support "stance".

I really enjoy it and I think I am starting to react fast with this setup. I am not getting lazy with modifiers as I usually would with more mouse-clicking, and in the end I am more active that way.

My three qbars are arranged so that the skills are grouped in 3 x 3 grids in the same order as QWE/ASD/ZXC, it helps remembering which key does what when peeking at the icons. The main limitation is that run lock is pretty much mandatory all the time in RVR since modifiers stop movement on Uthgard. I've yet to see how it works in RVR panic moments, but I like it so far.

[Edit] Updated.
Last edited by Kabouik on Apr 30, 2018 10:35, edited 7 times in total.
[Mid] Koubiak, Krafilnaavith
[Hib] Soazig

Tacos
Myrmidon
 
Posts: 65
Joined: May 18, 2016 04:26

Postby Tacos » Apr 08, 2018 15:49

Kabouik wrote:So far I'm using this while levelling, I'll see how it works in RVR (solo, which kinda changes the equation) if I see people in BGs:

R - Shout
F - Lullaby
C - AE lullaby
V - Sprint
T - Stick
X - Instant mez when I get it
Z - Instant AE mez when I get it

Now I'm trying to use modifiers as much as I can, so the mouse is always available for targets. Generally I use Shift for CCs, Ctrl for Support, Alt for songs, this helps me remembering and now I think I got the reflexes, though it took some time:

Shift A - Mez
Shift D - AE mez
Shift W - Face
Shift X - Confuse
Shift Space - Face
Shift G - Follow
Shift R - Assist

Ctrl A - Small heal
Ctrl D - Big heal
Ctrl D - Group heal
Ctrl Z - Cure poison
Ctrl X - Cure disease
Ctrl C - Demez
Ctrl Space - Face

Alt Q - Instrument 1 (luth or flute)
Alt W - Speed song
Alt A - Instrument 2 (usually drums)
Alt S - Endurance song
Alt E - Power song
Alt F - Run lock, I'm considering changing it to Alt D

1 - Buffs qbar on/off
2 - Taunt
3 - Side snare
2345 after pressing 1 once - Buffs
Alt 2 - Block style when I get it
Alt 3 - Side style follow up when I get it

Mouse 4 - Pan camera
Mouse 4 - Reset camera

Not sure yet what to do with Resist chants but I think they'll just end up on a different qbank and work with 123456 or be used with the mouse.

I've put Face on several shortcuts so that I can face enemies or allies while holding Shift or Ctrl depending on whether I'm on offensive or support "stance".

I'm starting to really enjoy it and I think I'm starting to react fast with that. I'm not getting lazy with modifiers as I would if using the mouse. My three qbars are arranged so that the skills are grouped in 3 x 3 grids in the same order as QWE/ASD/ZXC, it helps remembering which key does what when peeking at the icons. The main limitation is that run lock is pretty much mandatory all the time in RVR since modifiers stop movement on Uthgard.

I've yet to see how it works in RVR panic moments, but I like it so far.


Doesn't using a modifier (alt, shift) make your character stop?


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Kabouik
Myrmidon
 
Posts: 172
Joined: Nov 02, 2012 19:20

Postby Kabouik » Apr 08, 2018 15:55

It does unless you are sticking or in run lock, which means I have to run lock or follow someone during incs if I want to quickly Shift A/D and Face to land the mez first. This is why I put run run lock on Alt F: it's accessible in my twisting stance, but I have seen people put run lock on W to use it all the time too, maybe that would work as well, but I do not like not having the regular forward movement. I will need some practice for that though, since the movement interruption is a non issue in PVE.

I have not bound any instant spell to modifiers, so that qweasd movements can be used freely together with instant spells.
[Mid] Koubiak, Krafilnaavith
[Hib] Soazig

FreedomCall
Myrmidon
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Apr 01, 2017 12:57

Postby FreedomCall » May 20, 2018 00:35

I tried qbinding runlock to w key, and i really liked it.
But the problem was once you have faced someone, you need to jump or sit for running again.
So i reset w key as move forward :P

Stasis
Eagle Knight
 
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Joined: Dec 21, 2016 15:28

Postby Stasis » Jul 05, 2018 20:40

They shift+key make you stop, does it stop you instantly like /face?


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KyleSaysThings
Warder
 
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Joined: Jan 26, 2017 12:57

Postby KyleSaysThings » Jul 05, 2018 22:03

Stasis wrote:They shift+key make you stop, does it stop you instantly like /face?


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Not instantly. You stop at the same rate as if you had simply released the movement key.

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