Role Icons on Blizzard Raid Screen

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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  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Jun 27, 2011 at 08:06 UTC - 0 likes

    zidomo - it shows the roles that have been assigned (from any source). If the leader doesnt set roles or do a role check, and nobody sets their own role, then there are no roles to be shown...

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Jun 26, 2011 at 21:29 UTC - 0 likes

    As my ticket was closed before I had a chance to reply after further testing, will post here. This doesn't work with either unit frame tooltips or chat icons if the raid lead/assistants have not done role checks. It will show your own icons (as expected) and strangely, occasionally a couple of other people's (which was the basis for the original ticket), but not for the majority if role checks have not been done.

    Should note this in the description.


Date created
Jun 14, 2011
Last update
Apr 29, 2016
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