How do I effectively use multiple skills?

Switching between different charge-up moves and finishers, as well as buffs and summons on my Assassin is fairly irritating given the incredibly dated control scheme of Diablo II. Are there any tricks to ease using more than a couple skills at a time?

Further, I have a Logitech G9x which supposedly can macro stuff, but is that banned on ladder, or just multiple-cast macros (a la the one-button-one-action WoW thing)?

Answer

You can assign function keys to individual skills. When the F key is pressed, that skill will become active.

To assign a function key to a skill:

  1. Expand the skill switch menu by clicking your active skill
  2. Hover your mouse over the skill you’d like to assign
  3. Press the desired function key

This can be done for primary (left mouse button) and secondary (right mouse button) skills. An added benefit is that once the skills are assigned, you can use the mouse wheel to scroll through your secondary skills.

I would generally assign my alternate primary attacks to F1 and F2, damage dealers to F3F6, buffs to F7F9. This makes it easy to switch between primaries mid-fight with the F keys and secondaries with the mouse wheel. When I needed to buff: F7, cast, mouse-up, cast, mouse-up, cast, until all buffs are applied. Then back to F3.

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