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Does the top pvp player set the /stopcasting macro and make a key-binding with that in the world of warcraft? Is it necessary? Or just move the character to break the casting spell?

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Short answer: It depends.

Long answer:

  • If you're simply trying to stop casting of a spell with no following action, then moving is just fine and is preferred so you don't waste a keybinding on doing essentially the same thing.
  • If you want to stop casting as part of a macro that is going to do something else like "fire off an emergency heal", then using the /stopcasting command is better.
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Note that if you're a Fire mage with the talent Firestarter, and you have Molten Armor active, you can cast Scorch while moving - so in that case, you do need /stopcasting if you want to be able to stop it. I don't know if any other classes have similar talents, but the same thing would apply for those. – Michael Madsen Jan 22 '11 at 20:55
Hunters have Aspect of the Fox. – Raven Dreamer Jan 24 '11 at 5:46
Shaman have Spiritwalker's Grace – Antony Jan 25 '11 at 2:38

Please note that stopcasting will step on itself, meaning if you spam the macro below, you won't cast anything as you will be interrupting the Heal to cast another Heal.

/cast Heal
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