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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 07/25/2015
  • 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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  • #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.


  • #1131

    Hi everyone,

    Here we go again with a new round of updates. The main focus of the 3.46 release is stability, reliability, and bugfixing.

    There were various bug reports describing how the new "show tooltip at mouse cursor" feature appeared to block clicking on buttons or objects. In order to fix this issue I have recoded the logic for moving the tooltip to the mouse position. After lots of testing I am confident that it now works reliably and without unexpected side effects.

    I've also invested some time to improve the compatibility of MobInfo with CowTip. I must say, though, that CowTip is not a tooltip AddOn that I would recommend (just my personal opinion). Based on past experience I would recommend to use instead TinyTip, TipBuddy, or AFTTE. Next on my list of tooltip AddOns to investigate and support is TinyTip

    Heres the full list of release notes for 3.46:
    * fixed various "unable to click" problems caused by mouse follow tooltip
    * show health percent for friendly targets
    * properly hide CowTip when "hide 2nd tooltip" is enabled
    * prefix lines from other AddOns with a green ' > '
    * fixed: do not filter cloth and skin items
    * fixed nil bug: MobInfo2.lua line 1800
    * fixed nil bug: MI2_Config.lua line 163


  • #1132

    Aww. MI2 used to simply integrate itself with my tooltip mod, TipBuddy, giving a nice clean and consistent tooltip for everything. Whenever I hovered over a mob, the MI info would be added to the default tooltip. I don't really like having a whole separate tooltip just for mobs. It feels cumbersome because my tooltips are placed above the cursor and centered. The MI2 tooltip seems to only be able to dock to corners. Is there an option to have it work like it used to when it just added it to the default tooltip?

  • #1133

    Now everything works perfekt.
    Thx Skeeve grate addon.

  • #1134

    I'm still getting the problem of not being able to click on anything. I rolled back to 3.42 until fixed.

  • #1136

    Omg, thanks a ton. That's exactly what I was looking for. MI2 rocks my face off. Good job.

  • #1135


    Yes, there is an option to not use the MobInfo built-in tooltip. Its on the "General" options page. Nevertheless I made a note to add a "Center Above" option for the tooltip positioning. Look for this with the next release.

    That problem should definitely be gone with release 3.46. Maybe your updating did not work correctly ? This can happen when updating an AddOn without closing WoW before doing it. Other then that : please describe what EXACTLY does not work. I what situation did which click action not work ? I must know this in order to find a potential bug.


  • #1137

    Well ive got a problem with latest version. When i hit a target with a any spell the % soesnt go down it stands still at 100% all the time.

  • #1138

    Hi KakaN,

    Please download again the version 3.46. I updated 3.46 shortly after initial upload to fix the bug that you experience. Since it was only a small fix I did not change the version number.


  • #1139

    could u plz make it compatible with MonkeyQuest? showing for example in a quest u need to kill a specific mob, on the bottom of that mob's tooltip it should say "(mob name) 12/20" for example, it does on blizzard's tooltip, in case u dont use monkeyquest and u want to see how it is

  • #1140

    Hi everyone,

    Tomorrow theres a new MobInfo release 3.47 incoming with lots of new goodies and a couple of long awaited fixes. Here is a preview of the things that3.47 will bring:
    * new feature: added tooltip positions 'center above' and 'center below'
    * updated zhTW localization from Avai (Thanks !)
    * now correctly shows MonkeyQuest info for Mobs
    * minimap button : now smaller and at better default location
    * fixed nil bug: MobInfo2.lua line 1778
    * for Cosmos : fixed missing icon in 'Feature Menu'


    As youc an see above the next version of MobInfo will correctly support MonkeyQuest.


  • #1141

    omg, tkx Skeeve, you're he best :P

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