Using macros, players can equip weapons, gear, or assign abilities to slots on the action bar. There is a max of 100 macros (50 for CTRL and 50 for ALT). Each Macro can support up to 10 lines of text.
You can edit macros by selecting the macro option in the game's configuration menu.
Text commands are used to tell the macro what to do.
Sets the default chat mode.
Performs the specified action on a designated character.
Sub command does not need to be specified if equipped to main hand
/action "Cure" main <me>
/ac "Cure" <me>
/action "Shield Bash" sub <[target]>
Once the macro is activated, the Battle Regiment will begin. When everybody in the party is ready to activate the ability, just press the 'G' button and enjoy watching the various abilities get unleashed all at once!
Equips a command/ability to a slot on the action bar
/equipaction 4 "Cure" main
/eaction 4 "Cure"
/eaction 10 "Aegis Boon" sub
/eaction 12 "Shield Bash"
Equips a weapon or other piece of equipment. Please note that the name of the gear which you want the macro to equip must be written exactly as it is written in the item description, including capitalization.
The word in parentheses should be used in place of [gear slot] above.
Note: It used to be required in FFXI for you to add a /wait command between your main and sub items in a macro in order to get the sub to load properly. FFXIV inserts that wait command automatically so you no longer need to "waste" a line in your macro for it.
/equip mh "Gladius"
/equip oh "Shield"
/equip waist "Utility Belt"
By not specifying an [item name], you can also use /equip to empty a gear slot as follows:
There is no direct macro to equip a Soul Crystal. However, you can toggle the Job of your current class with the following:
/job on /job off
Sometimes its necessary to quickly target a mob, or other NPC, or even a PC (PlayerCharacter). In this case, using the TAB key to try to target can make this challenging due to lag, character movement, and other factors. SE has given useful /commands to help here. These work great as macros. Note that if your character and camera are not facing your intended target, you may end up selecting someone else, or yourself if there are no valid targets.
Targets the closest PC within a certain radius.
Targets the closest NPC or monster within a certain radius.
Perhaps one day SE will give us /follow in FFXIV, however, until then... you can use the following command in a macro to emulate it. Target the character you wish to follow, enable auto-run(R on the keyboard), and lock on to your target(C on the keyboard). To stop following, unlock from your target and stop auto-run.
Alternatively, you can create a macro with this command in it to lock-on.
As in FFXI, you can add a pause into your macro that will force it to wait a specific amount of time before performing the next action on the macro. The maximum wait time allowed is 60. If the wait time amount is over 60, it will be counted as 0.
"Waits [number] of seconds before performing the next task in the macro.
ex. /wait 10 - Would wait 10 seconds before moving on to the next line in the macro.