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Keybind for weapon swap - need suggestions for different one

I'm using the default ` for weapon swap.. I have quite small hands and so I need to move my keyboard hand around a lot to hit the numbers to use my weapon skills. This means I have a tendency to accidentally weapon swap in combat.

I've removed the keybind so now I have to click to swap, That's annoying because I have to bring the mouse over to swap.

Any recommendations on what to use? I've already got a lot of the keys over there on a shift-key combo for mounts and mount movements. I'm playing on a standard keyboard, left hand on the keyboard, right hand on the mouse.


  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would put it on your mouse to be honest. If your mouse doesn't have extra buttons this may be problematic though.

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 10, 2020

    i use a 5 button mouse (logitech g603) and my mouse4 (proximal thumb button) is "next target" and my mouse 5 (distal thumb button) is "change weapon"

    like you, op, i unbound change weapon on the keyboard and it's all on my mouse buttons :)

  • Lynx.9058Lynx.9058 Member ✭✭

    I use Z for weapon swap. In most other mmos that's the key to either swap or holster/draw your weapons

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    I did the keybind to the mouse and it's working great. I now just have to remember that I have it bound to the mouse....

    But no more "kitten I accidentally swapped weapons in combat and now I'm on a swap cooldown".

  • Black Storm.6974Black Storm.6974 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2020

    I’m using a thumb button on the mouse (mouse 4) for Weapon Swap. It is generally useful to be able to press it very fast when executing combos/rotations.

    To be able to press it with almost no delay after using a skill, could be better to use something that can be pressed with a thumb (on the keyboard) or with the other hand (not the one you use for skills).

  • medivh.4725medivh.4725 Member ✭✭
    edited September 18, 2020

    Please keybind game Mute key.
    Nowaways there are up to 9-13 buttons on a gaming mouse...
    Can GW2 make more use of that? Maybe a forth mouse key???

  • Gibson.4036Gibson.4036 Member ✭✭
    edited September 18, 2020

    I use tab. Makes it very close and convenient.

  • Atomos.7593Atomos.7593 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have chosen to use left shift since it is easy to access and nothing else had seemed to be assigned to that key.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As a woman, my hands are smaller as well. I use X on an QWERTZ keyboard (it's located below S and D and can easily be reached with the index finger).