Some help with Macros
By - HVACGuy12
Guys... OP asked about macro icons... as in they are just icons, they never once said anything about actually macroing the abilities. I'm 90% sure they mean they have the icons arranged in the correct orders so they can see what order to press them in.
As for your question: AFAIK there is no way to get rid of the cooldown wheel on the icon. You'll just have to deal wirh seeing all the cooldowns, or learn without the icons.
Thank you for actually understanding my question, [you can see on the right what I set up](http://imgur.com/a/aRUm3IA). It's more for training wheels until I get the muscle memory for the mudra combos.
So, I unfortunately cannot comment on disabling the cooldown overlay, as some quick google searching did not come up with an answer there.
However, I am curious, are you trying to set up macros to do the ninjutsus for you? This is generally ill-advised because macros don't queue and could add up to some lost time in a fight. You can do what works for you, but just an fyi there.
However, if you want more of a reference list to work with, I could possibly suggest a different approach.
A way that makes ninjutsus easier to remember (for me at least) is that the final button press, combined with the number of unique buttons presses you did, are what make you do a particular ninjutsu.
Taking Ten, Chi, and Jin as 1, 2, and 3 respectively...
One button press always does Fuma Shuriken.
Two button presses ending in...
1 does Katon, 2 does Raiton, and 3 does Hyoton.
Three button presses ending in... 1 does Huton, 2 does Doton, and 3 does Suiton.
So, if you want more of a reference list for your ninjutsus, a possible way you could do that could be to list the relevant ninjutsus that the final button press can produce above (or below, or wherever alongside) them, and just know that you either need 1 or 2 other button presses (in whichever order) before them.
Dunno if that helps ya or not, but good luck!
Edit: Ugh, mobile, why must your line breaks be so awkward sometimes.
[it's just a list using hotbars to the side of the screen](https://imgur.com/a/aRUm3IA)
Yeah, that was kind of what I gathered, but wanted to doublecheck.
Since it's mostly for reference, you could try setting it up like I mentioned before. Based on that screenshot, I'd picture something like Katon/Huton going under your Ten button, Raiton/Doton under Chi, and Hyoton/Suiton under Jin.
That way, you can quickly look at what final button press you need, and whether it's a 2 button combo or 3 button combo (in whatever way seems intuitive to you).
Either way, good luck, sorry that I can't help with any way to disable the cooldown display itself on macro icons.
You really shouldn't use macros for any GCD abilities.
Remembering Ninjutsu isn't that hard. Disregard all of the Mudras beside the last one in any combo. So long as you don't repeat any Mudras, you can use any combination to get your intended effect, depending on the last action.
* Ten = Katon
* Chi = Raiton
* Jin = Hyoton
* Ten = Huton
* Chi = Doton
* Jin = Suiton
I'm not using macros for them, just icons arranged in a list to learn them.
Never, ever use combat macros. Just memorize the order of ninjutsus. There's very few opportunities to use a macro in combat.
There's plenty of threads about this I think, I found this
I'm not using macros to do them, I just have icons that do nothing on side hotbars to memorize them.
Short answer: Never use macros to do your rotation for you.
Long answer: Macro in FFXIV isn't built to support skill combat rotation. It doesn't operate in 0.5s increments. And your Mudras are cast instant (well 0.5s). So what happens is the system will force all of your skills out at once. If you put in between you are losing the GCD.
There are very few things you can use a macro in combat. At most people use them for ground targeting. Memorize your Ninjutsu sequences. Either remember the keybind sequence or do the number combo-end style (Huton is three unique Mudras combo that ends in Ten.)
Not what I'm doing, just having icons on the side to have a list