How-to Guide for Rift Macros

This will be a brief but hopefully somewhat informative guide to Macros in RIFT. Also listed are basic commands and emotes you might use in these macros. This list will not be a complete, but a ongoing project, to hopefully make one comprehensive macro guide. 

**Basic Rift Commands-Emotes**

(All emotes are /"emote") 


**Basic Rift Commands-General**

(All commands are /"Command")

abilitybar - Selects a specific ability bar page from your main bar.
afk <message> - Sets you "Away From Keyboard" with optional message.
alias <alias> <command> <blah> - Allows you to create alias for your commands.
cancelbuff <spell> - Cancels a buff by name. 
cast <spell name> - Casts a specific spell.
clearfocus - Clears a focus set by the /Focus command.
combatlog - Brings up the combat log.
dismount - Dismounts you from your mount.
dnd <message> - Sets your chat to "Do not Disturb" with optional message. 
duel <player> - Starts a duel
dungeoninfo - Displays dungeon info.
equip <item> - Equips selected item
equipslot - Untested
filter - Turns adult chat filter on or off.
focus <Target> - Sets your focus to selected NPC or player.
follow <Target> - Follows the target.
friend <player name> - Add player as a friend.
help - Brings up available commands
inspect <player name> - Looks at a target players gear.
loc - Gives your location
macro - Brings up the macro section.
motd - Edits message of the day.
played - Shows your time played. 
pvptoggle - Toggles your PVP flag on or off.
random # - Rolls a number randomly up to the number specified. 
report <player name> - Reports a player.
returntorespawn - Returns you to the graveyard if you are dead. 
role # - changes your role.
startattack - Starts melee auto-attack.
startrangedattack - Starts ranged Auto-Attack.
stopattack - Stops your attack.
stopcasting - Cancels casting.
target <name> - Selects target player or NPC.
targetexact <Target> - Selects the exact name of a NPC or Player.
targetmark <number> - To target the marked target specified by <number>
time - Displays the server time and the local time.
version - Gives you the current RIFT version.
who - Opens the social window.

**Basic Rift Commands-Party**

(All party commands are /"Command")

clearallmarks - Clears away all target marks.
dumpraid <filename> - Creates a file that lists the members of a raid.
invite <player name> - Invites target player to your party.
kick <player name> - Kick player from your party.
leader <player name> - Transfer party lead to player.
mark # - Mark a target with designated number.
partyleave - Leave your party.
raid_create - Create a raid.
raid_disband - Disband a raid.
readycheck - Prompts a ready window for everyone to confirm readiness.
resetinstances - Resets a instance.

**Basic Rift Commands-Chat**

(All Chat commands are /"Command")

chat # <message>,# <message> - Selects a chat channel you have joined and enters a message when a message follows the space after the number. See /chatlist for chatlist numbers.
chatlist - Gives the list of chat channels and their numbers you have joined and that can be selected by /1, /2, etc. Aliases of this command are chatinfo and chatwho.
guild <message> - Selects the guild chat channel and enters a message when a message follows the space after the command. Aliases for this command are /gu, /gc and /g.
join <channel> - Joins a chat channel when the channel exists or not. Aliases for this command are chatjoin, cjoin, channel and chan.
leave # - Leaves a chat channel by giving its number. See /chatlist for chatlist numbers. Aliases for this command are /chatleave, /chatexit, /cleave and /cexit.
lfg - Short command to join the LFG channel (/join LFG).
party <message> - Opens a party channel and sends a message when a text follows the space after the command to all party members. Alias for this command is p.
tell <Player Name> <message> - Opens a tell/whisper channel to another character and sends a message in this private channel when a text follows the space after the character name.
Aliases for this command are whisper, w and t. The hotkey 'r' ot the command reply can be used to repond to the last person sending you a tell (or whisper).
wf <message> - Opens a warfront team channel and sends a message when a text follows the space after the command to all warfront team members.
raid <message> - Opens a raid channel and sends a message when a text follows the space after the command to all raid members. Alias of this command is /rsay.
say <message> - Opens an local channel and sends a message when a text follows the space after the command. Alias for this command is s.
yell <message> - Opens an local channel and sends a message when a text follows the space after the command. Work like say but the text get another colour to emphasize it. Alias for this command is shout.
announce # - Enables join/leave announcements for a given channel. Alias for this command is /ann.
chatban # <player name> - Kick and bans a player from a chat channel. Aliases for this command are /ban, /bk and /cban.
chatinvite # <player name> - Invites a player to a private chat channel. Alias for this command is /cinvite.
chatunban # <player name> - Unbans a player from a chat channel. Aliases for this command are /unban and /cunban.
moderator # <player name> - Make a player character moderator of the given channel. Alias for this command is /mod.
owner # <player name> - Transfers channel ownership to another player character.
password # <password> - Sets the channel's password, or clears it if no password entered.
private # - Make a channel private. People must be invited using /cinvite to join.
public # - Makes a channel public. Anyone can join who is not on the ban list.
unannounce # - Disables join/leave announcements for a given channel. Alias for this command is /unann.
unmoderator # <player name> - Remove moderator permissions for a player character on the given channel. Alias for this command is /unmod

**Basic Rift Commands-Pet**

(All Pet commands are /"Command")

petaggressive - Sets your pet to attack anything that comes into range.
petattack - Sets your pet to attack the current target.
petcast <spell name> - Your pet will cast the spell given.
petdefensive - Pet will only attack when attacked.
petfollow - Pet will follow you.
petstay - Pet stays at current location.
petname <pet name> - Sets your pet name.
petpassive - Sets your pet to do nothing, even if attacked.

**Basic Rift Commands-Guild**

(All guild commands are /"Command")

dumpguild <filename> - Generates a file with the entire guild roster on it.
ginvite <player name> - Invite a player to the guild.
gleave - Leave the guild.
guild <message> - Type a message to the guild.
gkick <player name> - Kick a player from the guild
glog - Brings up the guild log
gsetmotd <message> - Sets the guild Message Of The Day
gpromote <player name> <Rank> - Promotes a guild member to a rank designated
gsetnotes <message> - Changes the Guild Notes message.

**Special Macro Commands**

/saveequip followed by an index number (e.g. “/saveequip 1″)
o This saves the currently equipped set of equipment to the specified index.
/loadequip followed by an index number (e.g. “/loadequip 1″)
o This loads the saved set of equipment from the specified index.
/cast followed by an ability name (e.g. “/cast Motif of Tenacity”)
o This casts the specified ability. You can specify a target for that ability using special targeting syntax (e.g. /cast @mouseover Commander’s Order)
/wait followed by a number of seconds (e.g. “/wait 1″)
o This is used to tell the game engine to wait the specified number of seconds before issuing the next command.
o This tells the game engine to stop the current action and is a necessary intermediate step between chained macro commands.
/use item
o This uses the item named (e.g. /use Blessed Tome)

**Special Commands**

exportui <filename> -- exports your UI, Chat, macro settings to a file
importui <filename> -- imports your UI, Chat settings from a file. This works across characters, shards, factions, and even accounts.
exportkeybindings <filename> -- exports your keybinds to a file
importkeybindings <filename> -- imports your keybinds from a files. This works across characters, shards, factions, and even accounts.
tweetpic - Tweet a Screenshot
Tweet - Opens the twitter interface.
%o - *Example* /p Attack %o. -> Attack him. or Attack her.
%p - *Example* /s Take %p loot. -> Take her loot. or Take his loot.
%s - *Example* /t %s is waiting. -> he is waiting. or she is waiting.
%T - displays the target selected in chat.
@Focustarget - Cast a spell at a target of a focused target, E.G. /cast @focustarget Soul lance
@Lasttarget - Cast a spell on your last target before your current target
#show “ability” - Causes the macro to inherhit the icon and ability icon of the skill.

**Advanced Macro Strings**

Now to the bread and butter! To use the following strings you will need to create a macro. To do this you go to the options menu then select macros or simply type /macro. Here you can select a
icon (or use the #show command to get the icon you desire) and enter the strings into the blank field. Once you create your macro you can place it on a spot on your AbilityBar. Some macros let you
clear up AbilityBar space by organizing different spells into one macro instead of having every spell hot keyed (keep in mind those macros will only use "1" skill due to patching of stringed abilities).
Below are a few example I have at the moment.

*Assisting main Tank*

target <Player Name>
cast <name of your usual starting skill>

*As a tank or puller let people know you are pulling while getting hate*

party I am pulling the target %T
cast <taunt skill or pull skill>

*One button Follow command for a person you group with a lot*

target <Player Name>

*Healing – do this for all 5 group members and you have a handy 1 button heal for each, you can mess around with different skills and combinations but you get the idea*

target <Player Name>
cast <Healing Skill>

*Chat warnings with skills*

party I am Squirreling the target %T , touch him and you will get rabies!!!
cast Transmorgrify

*MouseOver Heal Example*

#show Basic Heal
cast [ctrl] @mouseover Heal Over Time
cast [ctrl] Heal Over Time
cast [alt] @mouseover Big Heal
cast [alt] Big Heal
cast @mouseover Basic Heal
cast Basic Heal

*Setting up Reactionary Skills - Be sure to put the reactants on top so it cycles correctly*

#show Flamespear (ranged ability)
cast Furious Rage (reactive such as on block)
cast Face Slam (melee ability with a cooldown such as 6 seconds)
cast Reckless Strike (Melee Range Spamable)
cast Stonespear (ranged ability with cooldown)
cast Flamespear (ranged spamable)

*Ever get tired of adding every planar damage item onto a bar, here is a solution!*

Use "Planar damage item 1"
use "Planar damage item 2"
use "Planar damage item 3"
use "Planar damage item 4"

*Switching to DPS mode in a group but your tank is in danger??? try this if you are helping with heals on a tank for easy continuation of damage*

party Mages can heal now???? Just did!!!!! <--- optional 
target <Player name (tank)>
cast <Heal spell>
assist <---- retargets the target your tank is targeting, so you can just start casting DPS again.

*Using chat in macros to remind you to rebuff*

\\\Do This Step first\\\
private # - Make a private chat

\\\This is The Macro\\\
#show <Motif>
cast <Motif>
wait 25
<#> \\\Use the number of your chat\\\ - "Motif" is wearing off, re-cast it now!!
party - This will switch your primary chat back to party mode for you. You can also use /say to go back to general chat.

*Calling out Targets with group support*

\\\Calling out a target\\\
mark 1 @mouseover
party Prepare to spike damage in 2 seconds
cast @mark 1 debuff/snare

\\\Rest of team applies damage with this double tap\\\
cast @mark 1 Damage on a cooldown
cast @mark 1 Spammable damage


  1. wow good information!
    warmhands <- i didnt know thank you

  2. does anyone use all of these macro's? :o

  3. Thanks mate, always wondered how to do this!

  4. I probably wont be picking up Rift, but if I do; I'll come back here :3

  5. That's a lot of information...

  6. Good guide, I'm bookmarking this for whenever I get a trial!

  7. macros are a god bless, use them to your advantage everyone!

  8. I hope I don't get banned for using them XD

  9. I don't know much about Rift, though one thing I found annoying in WoW was the complexity of macro wording. Well... sometimes it was simple, but the complexities quickly ramped up.

  10. Thanks!!I'll be checking back here for fun emotes when im bored now :D

  11. Macros in rift don't seem all that more complicated than macros in WoW.

  12. hehe, text walls are scary^^