So alot people struggle with key binds, what should be bound where, and how to adjust from clicking to key binds. Some people even find clicking to be better, and don't see how key binding can be beneficial for arena play.
The reasons for key binding are simple, It's much faster than clicking, using the mouse to turn is much faster than keyboard turning, It's a stepping stone to becoming a much better player.
Movement keys, the default keys are WASD, with the addition of the Q & E strafe keys, when keybinding, you can choose to unbind Q & E, and rebind A & D to strafe. Or unbind A & D, personally i like all my movement keys to be on one line. Eg:
Green keys being movement keys.
You could also use ESF or WER to move, but this is only for players with larger hands as you are further away from the modifiers.
Cooldowns & Rotation:
You want you major cooldowns and Rotation to be bound near your movement keys. Personally i find 1 2 3 4 are perfect for my main rotation, with ASDF good for cooldowns. XCVB i use for defensive, disarms, Thunderclap and excess abilities you don't need to be hitting unless certain situations arise. I.e disarming a warrior with Reck up. Or stuns,
The Red keys i use for normal binds. Black keys have a normal bind, and a modifier bind. I.E Shift D, Shift T. Green keys are for movement.
Binding with your mouse:
If you have a buttonless mouse like the majority of players, i recommend using the mousewheel to target enemy arena players, I.e
Mousewheel scroll up - Arena 1
Mousewheel button down - Arena 2
Mousewheel scroll down - Arena 3
Focus Macros + Modifiers:
Modifiers are perfect for Focus macros, ie V might be storm bolt, and Shift V might be focus storm bolt. Or if you run low on binds, like disarm might be on Shift 1, as it's easy to hit, and frees up a bind on the ZXCVBN line.
Getting used to Keybinds, and Addons to help:
Don't worry if you struggle to get used to them, it takes time. Melee a target dummy or Queue some random battlegrounds, and after a while they become second nature.
And remember alot of keybinding is prefrence, my binds probably wont suit you!
Easy to use keys, harder to use keys, and keys i don't advise you use:
If you're struggling in the keybindings page and want a good bar addon to make binding easier, i recommend:
All criticism on the guide is appreciated, and any tips and tricks would be great in reply. Thanks for reading!
Edit: Adding this very useful guide from Skillcapped
Edited by Aces, 13 March 2014 - 05:53 PM.