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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,309 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 764,381 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/25/2015
  • Created 08/05/2005
  • 11,043 Favorites
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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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  • #1555
    edit: no such luck, still there. grrrrr
  • #1563
    Try Malwarebyts' Anti-Malware, it's free and is a very good removal of stuff like your seeing. It worked for me. Good Luck...
  • #1565
    It was a persistent bugger. I finally found something that would find it when I booted into a linux OS. The removal still didn't get it. It has been a year since my last install anyhow, so I just did a clean install. It reminds me though that I've always wanted to image a clean install with all my programs installed too.
  • #1570
    don't use internet explorer
  • #1552
    WTB UPDATE this is one of my main addons and i think its the best so i hope someone will pdate it soon since im cripple with out it =)
  • #1562
    Try Malewarebytes' Anti-Malware, it's free and works great. Worked for me below, and the on sight forum is great help. Good luck...
  • #1551
    Well, I have to backtrack and say that now I'm wondering whether @sailerman was on to something. I now have a trojan too. Hiloti.gen.e to be precise. Nothing manifested until after I rebooted my computer. Could be coincidence, but I wanted to share this. @TravellerJ, I may have to eat my Peace to all.
  • #1553
    The addon it self is safe, but you can be right to a certian point, as some of the pop-up advitisements can have been hiijacked and infected, but since they are different from country to country, so this will not happen to everyone and is not megaupload doing it.

    From Symantec:
    Discovered: January 27, 2009
    Updated: January 29, 2009 5:27:56 AM
    Also Known As: Hiloti [Panda Software]
    Type: Trojan
    Infection Length: 134,656 bytes
    Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP Trojan.Zefarch is a Trojan horse that inserts code into Web pages displayed on the compromised computer.

    Trojan:Win32/Hiloti.gen!E may be installed by other malware or when browsing a malicious web page. When run, the malware copies itself to the Windows directory with a randomly generated file name (for example "%windir%\svdetrxt.dll"). It modifies this file so that it is treated as a DLL.

  • #1549
    You don't get anyting by going to the megaupload link (would also be very strange since megaupload is one of the biggest filehosts), have download it and it works perfect, thanks EmeraldDreamCrosa
  • #1550
    Well the megaupload was the only unknown place i had been to, I just wanted to try and save others the hassle if that is where the virus came from. Wasn't throwing blame anywhere, just posting a warning, if it wasn't the website then i have no idea where it came from. Anyway, I'll this matter go. Peace out all...
  • #1547
    Megaupload is a legitimate site. Are you saying just going to the URL gave you a trojan? Because I've used that site many times before. Or are you saying you downloaded the .zip file and feel you picked up a trojan? I downloaded the file to an external hard drive, scanned it with McAfee and the .zip file came up clean. I saw no executables in the .zip file either.
  • #1548
    just visiting the web site did it... I didn't even have time to open the downloaded file, and I started getting alarms. The only site I had been to all day was curse. It may not be the site, i just wanted to throw out the warning.
  • #1546

    I went to the website posted by "EmeraldDreamCrosa" below and I picked up a trojan posing as an anti-virus. It was the only unknown site i went to, so it makes it kind of obvious where it came from. Just wanted to warn others to be careful...
  • #1544
    thank you, thank you, thank you for updating this!!!
  • #1543
    FYI @Travellerj, here is a post from Speeddymon that can be found at CurseForge:

    3 days ago
    "As of right now, no. I don't play wow very often due to responsibilities to my kids IRL, however I do plan to get Cataclysm on release date and once I've played it for a bit, then I may make an update. It'll be a full rewrite though if I do because I'm just not happy with the way it is written as of right now. If someone wants to make a patch to get it working for 4.x and commit it, please feel free to do so, or if you can't commit, you can send it to me and I'll commit it."

    So yes, THANK to @EmeraldDreamCrosa for working on this. I'll keep an eye here to see when the bugs have been ironed out. As for you @Travellerj, hush now.
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