Combat aliases

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This page is about combat aliases.

When in combat, you can refer to the people/things you are fighting as "target" or "opponent", rather than the name of the NPC (e.g. "soldier" or "wolf"). You can also refer to the first weapon in your hand as "weapon 1". This allows most combat aliases to be generic, not requiring you to enter a weapon or target.

Aliases which rely on guild-restricted commands can be found in the Guild-related Aliases page.

• Most special attack commands follow one of two formats, and hence can be aliased in the same manner:
Purpose:  use the 'stab' special
Alias:    alias stb stab $arg:target 1$
Usage:    'stb' to stab first target, or 'stb <target>' to specify a target
Notes:    format can be used for other weapon-based specials such as slice, pierce, crush...

Purpose:  use the 'shove' special
Alias:    alias sh shove $arg: target 1$
Usage:    'sh' to shove first target, or 'sh <target>' to specify a target
Notes:    format can be used for other specials such as trip, kick, punch...

• Tactical settings can be changed via the 'options' or 'tactics' command, but it's easier to alias them for quick switching:
Purpose:  switch to offensive attitude
Alias:    alias off tactics attitude offensive
Usage:    'off' to go into offensive attitude
Notes:    format can be used to switch to other attitudes

Purpose:  change which bodypart of your opponent to focus on
Alias:    alias focus tactics focus $arg:none$
Usage:    'focus <part>' to focus on a part, 'focus' to stop focusing on a particular part
Notes:    most people focus on the neck or nothing, so you may want to just alias those two options

Purpose:  switch to parry response
Alias:    alias parry tactics response parry
Usage:    'parry' to go into parry response
Notes:    format can be used to switch to other responses

There are other tactical settings you may wish to alias, see "syntax tactics" for more information.

• Some miscellaneous commands can be aliased to make combat easier:
Purpose:  check the health of people/opponents in the room
Alias:    alias hth health wounded $arg:all$
Usage:    'hth' to list all wounded people in the room, 'hth <living> to list specified targets'

Purpose:  concentrate on a target
Alias:    alias c concentrate $arg:target 1$
Usage:    'c' to concentrate on your first/current target, 'c <target>' to specify a target