I am new to the job and still playing around with it a lot. I have been solo'ing some KSNM, BCNM, and Aby NMs for practice since this is an Aby leech job and I want to make sure I get the hang of it. The NMs and battles have also been excellent for skillups and for learning distances, which rages and wards to use, etc.
Gear wise I am 4/5 on my AFv3 +1 (I'm working on +2 for other jobs, so this one will be +1 for a while unfortunately). I have 3/5 Relic gear (missing head and body, which I plan to go farm), evoker's, caller's earring, caller's pendant, yinyang, soulscourge, and all elemental staves.
I know from reading the forums that I can macro in my bloodpact delay gear, activate my bloodpact, then macro in my damage gear (appropriate for physical or magical). But I am not using spellcast, so I'm curious about timing. Basically how quick do my fingers need to be do do it right?
My plans for macros are to have set 1 be my directory. Each thing will lead me to another set based on the avatar I want to summon. The macro will also equip any appropriate gear (my elemental staff) for that avatar. In each individual set, I will have the most use rages on ctrl and wards on alt (or vice versus). Plus I will have my JA and pet commands built into these. (I have an 8 set macro pallet for scholar, so I'm pretty sure this will work out similarly)
I'm a little confused on how to build out my elemental siphon macros, but I'm guessing it will just be about timing? I think the below is correct (in my head) but I want to be sure.
/ma "water elemental" <me>
/equip main "water staff" <wait ?>
/ja "elemental siphon" <me> <wait ?>
From an experienced smn perspective, is there any other must have gear (sacrifice torque, fervor ring, etc) that I am missing? Also, any other macro suggestions?
I appreciate your help and knowledge!!