I’ve discovered a wonderful wonderful secret that’s increased my survivability in Inferno tenfold(well, maybe it’s not such a secret, and maybe not tenfold.)
But it certainly helps.
You can watch my video guide here if you’d rather not read.
Stand and attack and why it’s invaluable to helping you survive in Inferno
Positioning is key to surviving in Inferno. You don’t want to run into the lava, poison, laser beams, frost orbs, or the myraid of other nasty champ abilities that you’ll see in Inferno.
When we kite it’s frustratingly(is that word?) easy to get out of position and get surrounded because of a misclick.
This is where stand and attack comes in.
Stand and attack(bound to your shift key by default) does exactly what the name implies. It forces your character to stand still and use whatever attack ability you’re clicking. Most ranged classes likely already use stand and attack but up until last night I haven’t been using it very much on my Monk.
What I do now while kiting elite packs is run away, hit my stand and attack button anytime I want to attack. This keeps me in great position and allows a much faster and easier getaway.
Stand and attack keeps you from getting surrounded.
Too often when you click left click to attack your character just charges into the middle of the group of mobs and you end up surrounded, dead, and angry. This is what stand and attack avoids.
If you find shift too troublesome to use try binding stand and attack to spacebar.
I got this awesome tip from this great video talking about D3 keybinds.