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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,596 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 752,477 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/13/2014
  • Created 08/05/2005
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: MobInfo2 6.0.0

About MobInfo2

6.0.0 announcement

The addon was moved to another maintainer (Luke1410). This early version is provided as a quick hotfix to restore compatibility with WoW 6.0.0. The focus for this version is to restore the functionality of the addon as it was in its previous releases. No effort was yet undertaken to fix any issues which were present in earlier versions.


MobInfo-2 is a World of Warcraft AddOn that provides you with useful additional information about Mobs (ie. opponents/monsters). It adds new information to the game's Tooltip whenever you hover with your mouse over a mob. It also adds a numeric display of the Mobs health and mana (current and max) to the Mob target frame. MobInfo-2 is the continuation of the now abandoned "MobInfo" by Dizzarian combined with the original "MobHealth2" by Wyv.

MobInfo Tooltip Window

By default MobInfo now shows and uses the new MobInfo Tooltip window. On screen there is a movable anchor (click&drag to move it) called "MI". Initially you should find it underneath the minimap. Thats where the MobInfo Tooltip appears.

In the MobInfo options window you can configrue the layout of the MobInfo Tooltip (on the "Tooltip" options page). You can also decide to not use it at all and use the normal Gamtooltip instead (this option is on the "General" options page).

MobInfo-2 Data Collecting

MobInfo collects data whenever you fight a Mob. It starts off with an empty database, which fills up automatically the more you fight and play. The data it collects is used for enhancing the game tooltip and the game target frame. It is also available to other AddOns (mostly the mob/target health values). The amount of data that gets recorded is configurable through the MobInfo options dialog.

Resistances and Immunities

MobInfo implementats a considerably simplified method for resistances and immunities tracking. It records for each school of magic the number of spells that have succeeded and the number of spells that were resisted. The resulting percentage is NOT the exact magic resist stat of the mob ! Instead MobInfo attempt to show you a rough but helpful indication of how likely the mob is to resist spells of a specific class of magic. Sidenote: In fact due to WoW limitations it is impossible for an AddOn to calculate the exact magic resist stat.

Extra Information For Game Tooltip

The extra information available to show on the game tooltip is:

  • Class - class of mob
  • Health - current and total health of the mob
  • Mana - current and total mana of the mob
  • Damage - min/max damage range of Mob against you (stored per char)
  • DPS - your DPS (damage per second) against the Mob (stored per char)
  • Kills - number of times you have killed the mob (stored per char)
  • Total Looted - number of times you have looted the mob
  • Empty Loots - number of times you found empty loot on the mob
  • XP - actual LAST xp amount you gained from the mob
  • <nowiki>#</nowiki> to Level - number of kills of this mob neede to gain a level
  • Quality - the quality of items that are dropped by the mob
  • Cloth drops - the number of times cloth has dropped on the mob
  • Avg Coin Drop - average amount of money dropped by the mob
  • Avg Item Value - average vendor value of items dropped by mob
  • Total Mob Value - total sum of avg coin drop and avg item value
  • Loot Items - all loot items dropped by a Mob can be recorded
  • Mob Location - the location where you killed a Mob gets recorded and can be shown in the tooltip
  • Mob Resistances - the mobs magic resistances and immunities

There are two modes for displaying the data: normal mode and compact mode. In normal mode one line is added to the tooltip per single data item from the list above. In compact mode two data items will be combined on one line of the tooltip. User of TipBuddy should note that (only) the MobInfo Compact Mode is compatible with the TipBuddy Compact Mode.

Note that MobInfo offers a "Combined Mode" where the data of Mobs with the same name that only differ in level gets combined (added up) into one tooltip. This mode can be enabled through the options dialog

Target Frame Health/Mana Values

MobInfo can display the numeric and percentage values for your current targets health and mana right on the target frame (formerly known as MobHealth functionality). This display is highly configurable through the MobInfo options dialog (position, font, size, etc).

MobInfo Options Dialog

Type '/mi2' or '/mobinfo2' on the chat prompt to open the MobInfo2 options dialog. This dialog gives you full interactive control over EVERYTHING that MobInfo can do. All options take immediate effect. Simply try them all out. Decent defaults get set when you start MobInfo for the first time. Note that the 4 main categories 'Tooltip', 'Mob Health/Mana', 'Database' and 'Search' have separate dedicated options pages within the options dialog.

Everything in the options dialog has an associated help text that explains to you what the option does. The help texts are shown automatically as a tooltip.

How to Install

Before installing a (new) version of MobInfo it is IMPORTANT that you exit and close WoW ! Unpack the ZIP file and copy the folder 'MobInfo2' into your 'World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns' folder. If asked choose to overwrite existing files. If you have an existing MobInfo database it is a good idea to backup this database just so you have a backup copy in a save location. You can find your MobInfo database here: 'World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/<account_name>/SavedVariables/MobInfo2.lua'. Now you can again start WoW and enjoy the new MobInfo.

MobInfo-2 will automatically load the next time you login with one of your chars. When starting the first time you might get a message that a separate MobHealth AddOn was detected. If so please remove it, or at least disable it. You will find that it is no longer needed, because MobInfo-2 is a full featured and fully compatible replacement for "MobHealth".

Bug reports

Please use the MobInfo2 bugtracker to report any problems you encounter, or to make any suggestions for improving MobInfo2:

There is a general discussion forum at, but be aware that it is checked very irregularly.

New Features

Recently a number of great new featrues have been added to MobInfo. I'm sure you'd love at least some of them, if not all, if only you knew they existed and how to activate them :-) So here is a list for you:

  • MobInfo now features its own movable and configurable MobInfo tooltip window
  • optimized and simplified MobInfo options window
  • MobInfo minimap button for opening the MobInfo options window
  • drastically improved Mob health calculation accuracy
  • vendor sell value of items can be shown in item tooltip


This addon was originally created by Skeeve on Wowace. All credit for all work done on this addon at this point in time goes go him, with the exception of bugfixes since patch 3.0.2. Credit for bugfixes for 3.0.2 goes to PapaTango over on Incgamers. Credit for post-3.1 to 4.0.1 bugfixes goes to Speeddymon. Shortly before the release of Cataclysm, Speeddymon left the project to devote himself to his family ( Post Cataclysm, various emergency bugfixes have been handled as they have arisen by new maintainers Brandmauer and Speedwaystar.

version 6.0.0 (12-13-2014 21:44 UTC)
* no changes compared to 6.0.0 - beta 1

version 6.0.0 - beta 1 (11-25-2014 07:04 UTC)
* fixed checkboxes in config dialogs being stuck in "on"-positions (fixes Curse ticket #108)
* updated readme file
* updated toc for WoW 6.0.x


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  • #1116

    Where is the Elite info in tooltip i cant find it ? i cant find eny option and an hide the other tooltips so i cant know is is elite or no if just mouse over the mob .. i must target the elite to see the elite unitframe or else im din deep .....problems..

  • #1117

    Would it be possible to make gathering skills seperated so when you filter white loot it wont hide all ur herbs. for when u filter green items Black Lotuses wont be hidden. think having this option "Cloth and Skinning Loot" to show and hide Hebrs/Skins/Cloths would be fine, other options like these new filters should only affect normal loot.

  • #1118

    how to add this square/dot before looted herbs, it was in previous version that all herbs had a mark before name, think it was nice, good way to see which items were gathered by herbalism. Maybe somehow seperated tooltip for Herbs / Skins would be nice.
    also would love to see filter which would store Green/blue/epic items by level not by name.

  • #1119

    Caba, i asked that question several posts ago. I think he is working on it (Elite/Rare etc).

  • #1120


    @caba and caba:
    The MobInfo tooltip should show a "+" behind the level number for elite mobs, and shows [BOSS] for Boss mobs. Please tell me if this does not work correctly for you.

    About the filtering of cloth/herb : you raise a valid point. In fact that is how it worked before the filtering update. Admittedly I mostly changed things to (filter all) to simplify my code. Nevertheless I will change it back to previousbehaviour with the next version.

    Regarding the "*" marker for cloth and herbs : same reason as above :-) When I rewrote the filtering function I tried to make the code simpler. In this process I remove things where I thought that noone really needs them. Also same answer as above : will change it back with the next version.

    Finally: can you please explain in more detail what you mean by "also would love to see filter which would store Green/blue/epic items by level not by name" ? I'm not sure I understand what you want there.


  • #1121

    By "also would love to see filter which would store Green/blue/epic items by level not by name"

    I meant is: When you loot an green item, it ll show name of it and after time it ll be 1% drop, cause same mob ll drop many different green items, like staffs, armor pieces etc. each new name is showed as seperate line. so you get something like this
    Flawless Wand of the Eagle: 1 (1%)
    Conqueror's Gauntlets of the Bear: 1 (1%)
    Double-Bladed Axe of the Whale: 1 (1%)
    Expedition Girdle of Strength: 1 (1%)
    ----and so on----
    and if you keep killin this list ll be way too big
    so i hoped it would be possible to combine all green by lvl required so it would look like
    Green lvl 69: 5 (4%)
    Green lvl 70: 2 (1%)
    something like this, think it would be better than see whole list of different green items with 1% drop

  • #1122

    I can't get the tooltip to appear where the anchor is any more, only where my mouse points.
    I have installed MobInfo2345 and new MI2_Tooltip.lua.

  • #1123

    i inatalled the latest version and now i have this no + but the last line is for example "Level 68 Beast (elite)"
    this is new cos in the morning i wasnt have this line on my tips but there is no + indicator at for example
    [68]Tusker wich is an elite but at least im happy with the last line ! at least i know when its elite or no..and i hope it will stay cos as i told u ealrlyer in the morning i wasent have that line in the tooltip

  • #1124

    hey man thx again for a great addon but one thing im having trouble with is i use bongos and when i am hovering over a monster and the window for mi2 pops up over my bongos bar i cant click on any of the buttons because the mi2 window has the priority on top and i cant do anything until i move my window so that the mi2 window isn't on the buttons anymore i tried all the settingsthat i could find for both and still cant find a solution any help would be great thx

  • #1125

    Ok updates......its like this....the tooltips wasn't show the + indicator until i did this this:
    Method1 : i enable "show tooltip at mouse" and the + appear. I disable it and the + still remain and also that last line with "level 68 beat elite".
    I exit the game entering again target the elite the [+] indicator its not there,

    method 2 restart game: enter the game i target the elite [+] just last line.
    Now ....i mouse over an normal mob and the + appear on normal mob when i return on the elite target also the + was there ...but also on every other normal mob...
    Change the target on a normal mob the mob will show the [level+] indicator but when i mouse over an elite the [+] will disappear, and now all the mobs including the elites when u will mouse over will have standard [level].
    Targeting the elite again the tooltips will remain [level] and again if u mouse over another mob the + will appear and all the mobs after this will show the [+] indicator

    next another elite show this is more on the tusker i have the last line "level 68 beast (elite)" click in the banthar the last line is ... .resistance line .... o.0 but this mob is also elite....
    now mouse over them, same thing target both have the [level+] indicator. one have that last line and the other dont ..i dont understand ..

  • #1126

    latest version i have the same [+] bug :( or whatever it is

  • #1127

    Hi caba,

    Next time I got a moment to spare at the computer I'll definitely look into your problem. Have no fear, we will find out whats going on. Until then : I need to know what type of tooltip you use and where exactly you observe the problem. To be more precise : do you you the MobInfo tooltip window, or do you use instead the feature of showing the MobInfo data in the standard game tooltip ?

    Also: do you use some additional tooltip enhancement AddOn, like TinyTip or Cowtip or TipBuddy or something similar ?


  • #1128

    hell, the tooltip is great now, love it on the mouse cursor, and u made the option to hide the anchor :P nice... it just needs a elite/rare info on the tooltip now, maby put the tooltip resizable or at least being able to choose the font size ... nice work

  • #1129

    well i dont use the standard tooltip of the game i dont like i use your tooltip the mobinfo tooltip eith this setting
    In general settings:
    show mob information in the tooltip [yes]
    insted of mobinfo-tooltips use the game-tooltips [no]

    the tootips settings:
    show tooltip on mouse [no]
    use smaller font [yes]
    hide tooltip anchor [yes]
    hide the other tooltip [yes]

    i dont use any tiny tip cowtip tipbuddy
    the only thing that i informant from aucctioneer advance but i dont think that that has something to do with mobs info...i dont know

    MobInfoConfig = {
    ["ShowItemPrice"] = 0,
    ["SaveBasicInfo"] = 1,
    ["ShowQuality"] = 0,
    ["ShowIGrey"] = 0,
    ["ShowLoots"] = 0,
    ["ShowIBlue"] = 1,
    ["ShowMobInfo"] = 1,
    ["ShowIGreen"] = 1,
    ["TargetFontSize"] = 10,
    ["ItemFilter"] = "",
    ["CombinedMode"] = 0,
    ["ImportSignature"] = "",
    ["CompactMode"] = 1,
    ["ShowNo2lev"] = 0,
    ["SmallFont"] = 1,
    ["ShowMana"] = 1,
    ["StableMax"] = 0,
    ["ShowCoin"] = 0,
    ["ImportOnlyNew"] = 0,
    ["MMButtonPos"] = 20,
    ["SaveCharData"] = 1,
    ["TargetHealth"] = 1,
    ["KeypressMode"] = 0,
    ["ShowTargetInfo"] = 1,
    ["ShowClass"] = 1,
    ["HealthPosX"] = -7,
    ["UseGameTT"] = 0,
    ["SaveItems"] = 0,
    ["ShowDps"] = 1,
    ["ShowHealth"] = 1,
    ["ShowLocation"] = 0,
    ["HealthPosY"] = 11,
    ["ShowResists"] = 1,
    ["ManaPosX"] = -7,
    ["ShowXp"] = 0,
    ["ManaPercent"] = 1,
    ["ItemsQuality"] = 2,
    ["TooltipMode"] = 2,
    ["OtherTooltip"] = 1,
    ["ShowClothSkin"] = 0,
    ["ShowLowHpAction"] = 1,
    ["TargetFont"] = 2,
    ["ShowEmpty"] = 0,
    ["MouseTooltip"] = 0,
    ["ShowItemInfo"] = 1,
    ["ShowIPurple"] = 1,
    ["ManaPosY"] = 11,
    ["ShowMMButton"] = 0,
    ["ItemTooltip"] = 0,
    ["SaveResist"] = 1,
    ["HealthPercent"] = 1,
    ["ShowIV"] = 0,
    ["ShowCloth"] = 0,
    ["SaveLocation"] = 1,
    ["ShowDamage"] = 1,
    ["DisableHealth"] = 0,
    ["HideAnchor"] = 1,
    ["ShowTotal"] = 0,
    ["TargetMana"] = 1,
    ["ShowItems"] = 0,
    ["SavePlayerHp"] = 0,
    ["ShowIWhite"] = 1,
    ["ShowImmuns"] = 1,
    ["ShowKills"] = 0,

    hope this help

  • #1130

    Hi everyone,

    I have re-uploaded the 3.46 package with a minor fix for a bug that prevented health percentage to show correctly on the target frame. If you have this problem then please redownload the 3.46 version.


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