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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 63,928 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 06/14/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: BSD License
  • Newest File: 4.5.1
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About RoleIcons

RoleIcons is a tiny UI mod that adds Blizzard's party/raid role icons (tank/heal/dps) in several useful places in your UI, and provides several other related features.

Role icons are added to:

  • The Blizzard raid tab. The role icons replace the level field for max level players.
  • Game tooltip when you mouse over a player or raid frame
  • Target frame
  • HealBot unit frames
  • HealBot and Vuhdo tooltip when you mouse over a raid frame
  • Party/Raid chat (Blizzard chat frames, Prat, Chatter, WIM)
  • NEW in 4.2: System messages that mention group members
  • NEW in 4.3: Player popup context menus
  • NEW in 4.4: Group member tooltips on map and minimap

Other features:

  • Enhances the Blizzard Raid tab with role summary counts and class summary counts
  • Adds a role-check button to the Raid tab
  • Blizzard Raid tab can now be left-clicked to target a raid member
  • Blizzard Raid tab can now be middle-clicked to set a raid member's role
  • Automatically sets your role based on your spec when joining a raid or respeccing
  • Automatically replies to role checks from the raid leader based on your spec
  • Adds a tooltip showing the tier token breakdown for the current raid members
  • NEW in 4.0: Displays the "hosting" realm name while in cross-realm groups, showing when it changes and why
  • All features are optional and can be toggled using /ri

Basic Usage:

  • Install as usual
  • It Just Works! (tm)

Command Line Usage:

  • /ri help - Get info on command-line options
  • /ri check, /rolecheck - perform a Role Check (must be leader or raid assistant)

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Forum thread for general discussion

r165 | oscarucb | 2014-10-16 18:57:14 +0000 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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ticket 18: lua error on 2-character realm names



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  • #22

    I could swear this used to work for Vuhdo.  It no longer seems to? :((

  • #23

    Vuhdo has built-in support for displaying a role icon on the health bars.

    RoleIcons adds a role icon to the Vuhdo tooltip (when you mouseover a bar). I just tested with the latest version and it's still working fine. Note that when you're outside an instance group and no Blizzard roles are assigned, Vuhdo attempts to "guess" the roles by scanning specs and puts that on the health bars. This is sometimes handy but potentially misleading, and can easily be wrong after a respec. RoleIcons does not do this - it displays the explicitly-assigned Blizzard roles, and if no Blizzard role is assigned the RoleIcons tooltip will have no icon (even though the Vuhdo bar might show a "guessed" role).

  • #19

    This addon continues to be astoundingly awesome.


  • #13

    Is there anyway you could have it place the role icons onto Healbot's bars?

  • #18

    Added this feature in 3.0 beta 1, try it and see what you think.

  • #21

    I don't like the idea of only showing selected roles for part of the group. If you're just looking for a way to easily identify the tanks, HealBot already has an option to place all the tank frames together in a single section (Skins/Healing/Healing Bars/Main tanks). That's much better than having a few tank icons scattered throughout the raid.

    Last edited by oscarucb on 7/14/2012 5:40:54 PM
  • #20

    Adding the icons to Healbot looks amazing! thank you so much. But now i have another challenge for you, lol. Can you add an option so that you can select which role icons to display.

  • #11

    Hello, I rather enjoy the idea of this addon as it makes checking people's roles easier and all that jazz.

    But i've encountered an issue. In it's most useful form, the icon on the chat, I get text rather then anything else, it says [tinerfacePLAYERNAMEHERE]:

    (Playernamehere being the player's name) and it's a bit annoying to tell the truth. I only use Chatter as an addon to mod the chat screen, are these two incompatible?

  • #12

    It works fine for me using Chatter, but Chatter also has alot of options that may somehow affect it.

    Please post a bug report with complete information here:

  • #7


    • Automatically sets your role based on your spec when joining a raid or respeccing
    • Automatically replies to role checks from the raid leader based on your spec
    How would this work with a feral druid?  My spec is entirely dps except for 2 leftover points in Natural Reaction for emergency tanking if tanks die.  Will it detect me as tank?  Might there be a way to set what role we want to be auto-marked as for each spec?
  • #8

    I'm aware of this issue, currently the addon recognizes the special case of feral druids. It will set your default role based on whether or not you specced 2 or more points into Natural Reaction and Thick Hide, but it will never hide the role poll dialog for a feral druid.

    As an aside though, you really should not be putting ANY points into those talents as a dps. Without all 5 tanking points you can't take a hit like a real tank, and you're just nerfing your dps unnecessarily. See this page for some recommended feral dps specs.

  • #4
    Excellent raid leading tool
  • #3
    Wow this is addon is really handy when pugging!
  • #2
    Note - versions prior to 1.3 had a packaging bug that could prevent the addon from installing correctly.
  • #1
    I like this idea, gonna dl and give it a try.
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