Skill keyboard Setup

Lyrs

Diabloii.Net Member
Skill keyboard Setup

I'm quite curious as to what you guys use for your main dueler. If nothing else, I'll see how some people placed their keys and by some holistic reasoning, gain some insight into dueling other people/classes.

BvA Barb, lvl 90, also makes a great pit runner
WW = left skill space used as shift attack

e = battle command
a = battle orders
s = shout, makes for a quick series in using war cries
d = teleport, I'm quick to use my middle finger :p
f = leap, just as quick to point
x = find item, double drops of gold from bodies :p
r = howl (minions? no problem)
g = berzerk, 1 hit kill some characters
v = concentrate, for fun
b = portal, pvm
w = weapons switch, w = weapon

with leap and teleport on my two most active keys, i can quickly leap-teleport and shift ww. It seems to work quite fine.
 

Sh4dovv

Banned
altho i dont agree with shift attacking [except for hdin who needs auras] it is good to see more ppl using the letter keys rather than the F keys

i CANNOT understand how ppl can use the F keys to play :rolleyes: they are so spread out!
 

aZNx05J3

Diabloii.Net Member
ES/Light Sorc

A-Tele (Right)
S-Lightning (Left)
D-Chain Lightning (Left)
D-Charged Bolt (Right/Left-I switch it up depending on duels)
W-Weapon Switch
Z-Battle Command (Right)
X-Battle Orders (Left)
G-ES (Right)
 

dkay

Diabloii.Net Member
whats so hard about using f keys?

bva:
f1- tele
f2- ww
f3- leap
f4- tp
f5-7- bo crap.


hammerdin:
f1- charge on left
f2- vigor
f3- hammer on left
f4- conc
f5- tele
f6- smite
f7- meditation
f8- holy bolt.

the keys are farther but since i played sc for about 5 years, (160 average apm^^) im real quick at switching between f keys. :) good ol sc microing came in handy for once.
 

Herald of Doom

Diabloii.Net Member
dkay said:
whats so hard about using f keys?
It's not hard at all, but using letters is slightly more effective. I never bothered re-arranging my keys, so here are my setups:

ww barb:

f1: tele
f2: ww
f3: leap
f4: howl

f5 and beyond: bo keys and tele. Potions are 1 2 3 4 and a is shift, z is run/walk toggle.

bliz sorc:

f1: tele
f2: bliz
f3: orb (lvl 1, mostly to scare people into going offensive :p)
f4: that one spell that costs 2 mana, for when I'm low on mana >.<
f5+: buffs and tp

glacial spike on left click.


HoD
 

AzaZaz

Diabloii.Net Member
i use f5 f6 f7 f8 for prebuffs ie: bo, holy shield, oak etc.



f4 is typically tele
f1 my main attack. If my secondary attack is a timed attack (orb) then i'll have my alternative on my left click without any hotkey assigned to it (fireball)


f2 would be attack #3
f3 would be attack #4 if needed, if not quick shield such as bone armor.

I've never really had a problem using the f keys in dueling, I have larger hands tho so its easy for me to reach. The main thing is having your important skills on f1 f4 and f5 in my opinion as those are the easiest to find quickly.
 

dkay

Diabloii.Net Member
Herald of Doom said:
It's not hard at all, but using letters is slightly more effective. I never bothered re-arranging my keys, so here are my setups:

ww barb:

f1: tele
f2: ww
f3: leap
f4: howl

f5 and beyond: bo keys and tele. Potions are 1 2 3 4 and a is shift, z is run/walk toggle.

bliz sorc:

f1: tele
f2: bliz
f3: orb (lvl 1, mostly to scare people into going offensive :p)
f4: that one spell that costs 2 mana, for when I'm low on mana >.<
f5+: buffs and tp

glacial spike on left click.


HoD

haha your hotkeys are just like mine. even for the sorc.
 

Herald of Doom

Diabloii.Net Member
dkay said:
haha your hotkeys are just like mine. even for the sorc.
:teeth:

I tried several hotkey setups, and these were the most effective. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to assign hotkeys for my trapsin though (HC, pvm), I can't seem to get them right :-/

HoD
 

Sh4dovv

Banned
if u use teh keys around 'wasd' area, u can press any key without any wrist movement

but for the f keys u gotta either move hand or hav ur hand stretched right out

i find the wasd keys are much more comfortable, for any game when i sit at a keyboard my left hand automatically goes there, cause ive got a few FPS's and they always hav that keyboard setup
 

sheepe2004

Diabloii.Net Member
dkay said:
haha your hotkeys are just like mine. even for the sorc.
erk, thats quite scary my blizz sorc has f1 as tele and f2 as blizz.
f3/f4 are the same skills but the opposite way around, f5 is glacial spike (i only use it for summon stackers)
 

AzaZaz

Diabloii.Net Member
Herald of Doom said:
:teeth:

I tried several hotkey setups, and these were the most effective. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to assign hotkeys for my trapsin though (HC, pvm), I can't seem to get them right :-/

HoD

f1 - LS
f2 - MB
f3 - bos
f4 - DF
f5 - Master


is my basic setup
 

AzaZaz

Diabloii.Net Member
Herald of Doom said:
I use: LS, DS, fade, bos, master, CoS, tele, town portal and MB. You can see why it's annoying :p

HoD
alright i'd do:

f1 - LS
f2 - MB
f3 - CoS
f4 - tele
f5 - DS
f6 - Master
f7 - BoS
f8 - fade

reasoning! ... f1 = main attack, coupled with MB so a quick f1/f2 combo
f3 = CoS to be paired with MB for a quick stun so a 2/3 combo
f4 = tele i like tele on f4 as it is easy to hit quickly, likewise with f1 and f5...
f4 = DS second trap and as previously mentioned easy to find quickly if needed

f6 7 8 are all prebuff skills and dont need to be used quickly...except maybe master, so they can be casted further away from your hand.

hows that! :)

thats how I did it on mine, except Mine was a pheonix strike/Dragon claw asn with DS, so I subbed pheonix in for LS and put dragon claw on left click
 

ProfessionalNoob

Diabloii.Net Member
yeah, i dont like the f-keys either. i use asdf zxcvb and gh. for my wind druid, i have a for tornado, s for twister, d for my grizz, f for my raves. z is for my hurricane, x is for my cyclone armor, c is for my tele. I use v for my oak, and b is for tps. after i switch to cta, g is battle command, and h is battle orders. this is pretty much same keys i use for my hammerdin. all is basically the same (except the skills of course)

THE PROFESSIONAL NOOB!!!
 

Bigrob

Banned
u can click quicker with the letter keys than f keys. (so u dont have to go back and forth with the key board. But again, depend what suit u the best)

what i arrange my key letters:

A - whirlwind
S - leap
D - guide arrow
F - teleport
G - enchant
Z - shout
X - battle order
C - battle command
V - oak
B - town portal
 

stoutewolf

Diabloii.Net Member
f1 firebolt
f2 fireball

both left


f3 fireball
f4 tele
f5 hydra
f6 enchant
f7 chilling armor
f8 energyshield

all rightskill



tp=belt. dont need hotkeys for that ;p



im so used to f keys (starcraft=tnx) that i cannot live without em.
 

RetroStar

Diabloii.Net Member
I can never get use to the letter keys in duels so I'm stuck with the F keys.

WW Barb

F1 - WW
F2 - Leap
F3 - Berserk
F4 - Tele (I always put tele on F4 so I don't miss it)
 

ProfessionalNoob

Diabloii.Net Member
stoutewolf said:
f1 firebolt
f2 fireball

both left


f3 fireball
f4 tele
f5 hydra
f6 enchant
f7 chilling armor
f8 energyshield

all rightskill



tp=belt. dont need hotkeys for that ;p



im so used to f keys (starcraft=tnx) that i cannot live without em.
You can't have a skill have more than one hotkey....

THE PROFESSIANAL NOOB!!!
 
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