I use action bar switching, but if I were a serious pvp'er, I'd use macros instead. The action bar takes some amount of time to switch, and that adds a few tenths of a second (on a slowish computer) to anything you'd be able to do on the other bar immediately. Switching to catform, that's pretty much just trinkets, but switching to castform and hitting cyclone, heal, or any number of other skills needs to be as instant as possible. I get around it by keeping a bunch of caster skills on my cat bar, but I have 3 keybound action bars - any less and it's tough to fit all the skills you need in.
I'm not a serious PvP-er but most of my in-a-hurry abilities are bound to 13 keys (plus movement, shift and ctrl), using macros.
No modifier, in any form = That form's offensive spells or form-specific abilities (Like frenzied regen).
Shifted, in any form = Heals
Ctrl, in any form = Shape-Shift, special defenses (Grasp, Barkskin, Shadowmeld/Prowl) or use an item (trinket, potion, ...)
In feral forms, Ctrl-Shift means use the caster offensive ability for that key (Cyclone, FoN, ...).
Most of the single-target spells will "prefer" a mouseover target if it is has appropriate harm/nodead attributes for the spell.
I do use action-bar switching for the feral forms (otherwise my macros get too long), but the caster-abilities (heals and offensive spells) are included in the feral macros. To cast Rebirth or Cyclone from cat form, I don't have to explicitely shift-out first.
Today I did Naxx 10 man. It was the first time for a smaller group that we formed within our guild. Needless to say our group was not at all ideal, we had no shaman and the only buffs I had were Wisdom, GotW and Fort. Keeping that in mind, we did Patch and after several wipes finally cleared him. I was at the top of the DPS but it was not at all flattering, my DPS was hovering around 2-2.2k each fight and I was having mana trouble the whole time despite having all four regen talents. My rotation was IFF (once every 30 seconds) MF Wrath spam until Eclipse then reapply MF SF spam, repeat. Is this rotation too mana intensive and why was my DPS so low regardless (even while I had mana my DPS was not getting very far above 2.2k). Any ideas?
I am looking for a macro that takes me out of cat form casts rejuvenation and put me back into cat form. It would save me time leveling.
Assuming you have not mucked about with the cVars that control shifting out of shapeshift forms to cast spells:
/cast [stance:3,target=player] Rejuvenation; [nostance] Cat Form
This will incur 2 GCDs, of course. If you find that you spend too much time healing yourself, then get kitted with the +200 HP on XP/honor opponent death trinket (quest reward from Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh) and the improved PvP version from Grizzly Hills and - if needed - put talent points into the +20% healing received while cat. Most of the time, you should be gaining health while killing single mobs using both of those trinkets - but do note the 10 second CD on them.
The main reason I did this was because I didn't have any good trinkets from BC (didn't raid on my Druid) so your mileage may vary.
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I've been using self heal macros forever, which are simple
/cast [target=player] Whatever Spell
that I keep hot keyed to something easily accessible. They won't put you back in forms, but they certainly will take you out of whatever form you're in and cast the spell. And it won't de-select whatever target you have at the time. Quite handy.
I think that's the macro text anyway, I haven't looked at them in forever.
25 man naxx?
I'm at 1500 SP, 226 hit, 100ish haste and 18% crit. Is this enough?
Short answer = yes.
Easy upgrades :
Offhand = Badges.
Trinket = Badges.
Belt = Cloth from badges.
Rings = Heroic stratholme & utgarde keep (I think it is).
Or even easier : Try enchanting your gear
Seeing that you allready have Naxx 25 gear I dont understand your question though?
If its because you have trouble performing then work on your gear outside raids, there's loads of items that could easily be improved.