reprinted with permission by Crystyna from the Cloak website forum

Key bindings in Neverwinter are an official feature of the game. There are multiple ways to use key binds in the game. Devoted Clerics often used keybinds to Exalt other players. Devotion Oathbound Paladins often bind Bane to other group members. Crystyna in our Alliance has implemented several functions via binds. Crystyna was nice enough to share those and they are presented here.

Binding Exaltation (for Devoted Clerics)



  • Go to wherever your Neverwinter is installed, then navigate to Neverwinter\Live\localdata
  • Create a file called CommandAliases.txt (These will load on every game startup, be sure your syntax is right or it wont work)
  • Paste the below into the file, editing the placeholders (YourDeityNameHere and YourCharacterNameHere) for your deity and character name:
alias s1 “alias tar1 target {}”
alias s2 “say {} has been chosen by YourDeityNameHere to be the target of YourCharacterNameHere Exalted Buffage. Go Forth {}, and Smite my Enemies down with Righteous Fury!”
alias s3 “say $Target has been chosen by YourDeityNameHere to be the target of YourCharacterNameHere Exalted Buffage, Go Forth $Target, and Smite my Enemies down with Righteous Fury!”
alias ht1 “+Hardtargetlock $$ tar1”
  • Save the file.
  • Now fire up Neverwinter and get into the game.
  • In game type the following:
    /bind v “ht1 $$ +PowerTrayExec 4 $$ +Hardtargetlock”

In the last step, where you type the  /bind command in game,  the command is calling the  R slot of the encounter power tray and where the Exaltation power should be slotted.

  • If you want to use Exaltation as Q, change the 4 in the last command to the number 2.
  • If you want to use Exaltation as E, change the 4 in the last command to the number 3.

You should also note that in the alias lines above, s2 and s3 communicate the same thing, but does so using different mechanics in the game. Specifically, s2 requires typing and s3 simply requires you to hover the cursor over the player in game. More on that in a few sentences.

So how do you get Exaltation on to a fellow player? You use the following commands in game:

  • /s1 “ActualPlayerNameHere
  • /s2 “ActualPlayerNameHere”

The first command sets the person as the target of the bind/alias. The second does a local say for them to know they have been chosen.

As mentioned before, the s3 alias does the same thing as the s2 alias, with the difference being that you’re looking at the character in game (rather than typing using s2), similar to the way you would right click with the cursor over the other character to inspect another character. For this, can you bind a key to the s3 alias, such as the F10 key:

  • /bind F10 s3

So with the cursor hovering over the other character you simply hit F10 and they are notified that they are the recipient of your Exalted Buffage. If you don’t want to do this you can always use the /s2 command as detailed above.

Once this is all typed in, issue the following commands:

  • /bind_save_file mkeys
  • /bind_save

When in combat make sure you use the letter v to cast the automatically targeted Exaltation on the player whose name you typed in the /s1 command. This is happening because we bound the locked target Exaltation to the v command in the first command we typed into the game earlier. If you don’t want to cast Exaltation on the automatically targeted player, simply use Q, E or R (wherever Exaltation is slotted). This way if you see an emergency situation where you need to target another player, you have the flexibility to do so.

To change the target of your Exaltation going forward, all you need to do is issue the

  • /s1 “ActualPlayerNameHere

command again.

Thanks again to Crystyna for sharing this approach to binding Exaltation!