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See also: Category:WoW utility templates

Abilities (spells) Edit

To display an ability with that has a page with a proper {{Infobox ability}}...

{{ability|<abilityname>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{ability|Wrath|Wrath, the druid ability}}
Displays: [Wrath, the druid ability]

External links
{{elinks-spell|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-spell|8176}}

Displays:


Battle pet abilities Edit

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New with Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, battle pet abilities are specific to the turn-based Pet Battle System.

To display a battle pet ability with that has a page with a proper {{Battlepetabilitybox}}...

{{battlepetability|<abilityname>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{battlepetability|Alpha Strike|Alpha Strike, a flying ability}}
Displays: [Alpha Strike, a flying ability]

External links
{{elinks-petability|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-petability|504}}

Displays:


Follower abilities and traits Edit

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New with Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor, follower abilities and traits are specific to the garrison.


External links
{{elinks-followerability|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-followerability|119}}

Displays:


{{elinks-followertrait|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-followertrait|231}}

Displays:


Powers Edit

A power is just any kind of ability or spell used by an minion, mob, NPC, or Hunter pet. Otherwise it functions just like {{ability}} and requires the linked page to have {{Infobox ability}} used correctly on it.

{{power|<powername>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{power|Axe Toss|Axe Toss, the Felguard ability}}
Displays: [Axe Toss, the Felguard ability]

Money Edit

Multiple ways to do money exist, but only a few are practical, and here they are:

  • 123Gold 45Silver 67Copper {{cost|<123>|<45>|<67>}}
  • 123Gold67Copper {{cost|<123>|<>|<67>}}
  • 25Gold 50Silver {{cost|<g=25>|<s=50>}}
  • 35Silver 10Copper {{cost|<s=35>|<c=10>}}
  • 10Gold 48Silver 32Copper{{cost|<g=10>|<s=48>|<c=32>}}

The {{cost}} template also supports many, many other non-money, non-coin currencies. See the template documentation for details.

Battle pets Edit

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Most databases mix battle pets among the NPCs, but you can use this template for external links instead of {{Elinks-NPC}}.

External links
{{elinks-battlepet|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-battlepet|61325}}

Displays:


Battle pet family Edit

Display the battle pet family name link and optionally an icon (or only the icon).

{{petfamilylink|<type>|<icon=>}}

Examples:

{{petfamilylink|Aquatic}}Aquatic
{{petfamilylink|Aquatic|icon=}}Pet type aquatic Aquatic
{{petfamilylink|Aquatic|icononly=}}Pet type aquatic
{{petfamilylink|Aquatic|icononly=|medium=}}Pet type aquatic
{{petfamilylink|Aquatic|icononly=|large=}}Pet type aquatic
{{petfamilylink|Aquatic|icononly=|xlarge=}}Pet type aquatic
Old
{{battlepet type|<familyname>|<showfamilyname=>}}
Usage:
{{battlepet type|Aquatic}}
{{battlepet type|Aquatic|showfamilyname=}}
Displays:
Pet type aquatic
Pet type aquatic Aquatic
External links
{{elinks-battlepetfamily|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-battlepetfamily|8}}

Displays:


Class Edit

For showing the fancy class crest. Used mostly for class specific quest rewards or the like.

For offical Battle.net class links.


Armor types navigation
Armor types
Inv misc wartornscrap cloth Cloth armor Inv misc wartornscrap leather Leather armor Inv misc wartornscrap chain Mail armor Inv misc wartornscrap plate Plate armor

Currency Edit

Similar to money, there are now many other types of currencies in WoW, where you exchange items as a currency for another item. For example:

  • {{costitem|1|Alterac Valley Mark of Honor}}: 1 Inv jewelry necklace 21
  • {{costitem|100|Dalaran Cooking Award}}: 100 Inv misc ribbon 01
  • {{costitem|1|Breastplate of the Wayward Conqueror}}: 1 Inv chest chain 03

Events Edit

Some databases use a shared id for recurring in-game events like Hallow's End.

External links
{{elinks-event|<id>}} Pirate's Day

Usage: {{elinks-event|398}}

Displays:


For offical Battle.net in-game event links.


Factions Edit

Some databases use a shared id for reputation factions.

External links
{{elinks-faction|<id>}} (Darkmoon Faire)

Usage: {{elinks-faction|909}}

Displays:

Battle.net faction external links Edit

Factions
{{Bnetwowfaction|<faction name>|<optional faction label>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowfaction|Darkmoon Faire}}
Output:

Garrisons Edit

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Items Edit

To create an item link within an article, use the {{item}} template, passing it the name of the item's page on WoWWiki. If desired, you can also ask {{item}} to add the item's icon to its output by adding |icon= to the tooltip code.

Example Result
{{item|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)}} [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{item|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)|Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}} [Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{item|Azuresong Mageblade|icon=}} Inv sword 39 [Azuresong Mageblade]
{{item|Heirloom with no page}} Heirloom with no page

Loot Edit

A bit more complicated to use (you have to supply the quality), the {{loot}} doesn't work the wiki engine as hard, still supplies tooltips, and works better for items without pages yet ({{item}} pulls quality info from the {{tooltip}} on the page).

Example Result
{{loot|legendary|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)}} [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)]
{{loot|legendary|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian (warlock)|Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}} [Warlock's Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
{{loot|epic|Azuresong Mageblade}} [Azuresong Mageblade]
{{loot|heirloom|Heirloom with no page}} [Heirloom with no page]

External links
Items of all sorts
{{Elinks-item|<ID>}}
Example: {{Elinks-item|1388}}
Output: Crooked Staff

Glyph Edit

The {{glyph}} template is a derivative of {{loot}} that checks for "glyph of" and doesn't require a quality.

Example Result
{{glyph|Glyph of Unending Breath}} [Glyph of Unending Breath]
{{glyph|Not a glyph}} This doesn't appear to be a glyph

GM item Edit

  • {{GM-item}} displays a banner noting this item is most likely for GMs only.



Guilds Edit

These template can both link to the Battle.net guild page at the official site.

Internal links
{{Guildlink|<US/EU>|<MyRealm>|<MyGuild>}}

Usage:

{{Guildlink|US|‎Gorgonnash|The Superior Superiors}}
{{Guildlink|US|‎Gorgonnash|The Superior Superiors|bnet}}
{{Guildlink|US|‎Gorgonnash|The Superior Superiors|bnet|http://guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=193489&TabID=1634681}}

Displays:

The Superior Superiors  
The Superior Superiors bnet 
The Superior Superiors bnet web
External links
{{Elink-guild|<MyGuild>|<MyRealm>|<US/EU>}}

Usage:

{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyRealm|EU}}
{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyRealm|US}}
{{Elink-guild|MyGuild|MyRealm|EU}}

Displays:

Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyRealm (EU)
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyRealm (US)
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyGuild @ MyRealm (EU)

Mobs and NPCs Edit

If you just want to link to a mob or NPC with a link that will show a tooltip on mouseover you can use one of two templates.

  • {{mob|<name>|<title>|<optional label>|<boss=>|<level=>}} - does not require a faction as a parameter, but |boss= (no value needed) will show the boss skull (Boss 15) before the mob link and |level= (no value needed) can be used to show the mob level (add a "+" after the level number to indicate Elite).
Example: {{mob|Hogger|Scourge of Low-level Alliance|boss=|level=11+}}
Output: Boss 15 [11+] Hogger <Scourge of Low-level Alliance>
  • {{NPC|<faction>|<name>|<title>|<optional label>|<boss=>|<level=>}} - requires faction as the first parameter. Also uses |level= (no value needed) can be used to show the mob level (add a "+" after the level number to indicate Elite).
Example: {{NPC|Horde|Baine Bloodhoof|High Chieftain|level=??+}}
Output: Horde 15 [??+] Baine Bloodhoof <High Chieftain>

DB mob and NPC external links Edit

Mob or NPC
Example: {{Elinks-NPC|17876}}
Output: Thrall from Old Hillsbrad Foothills

Battle.net boss external links Edit

Instance bosses
{{Bnetwowboss|<Instance name>|<Boss name>|<optional boss label>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowboss|Scarlet Monastery|High Inquisitor Whitemane}}
Output:

Objects Edit

The tooltip only works for this type of link, if the object page has a {{tooltip}} template used on it like a regular item. An |id= should be added for objects that have no corresponding page, but links should have the |id= removed when the page exists.

Example Result
{{object|Tattered Chest}} [Tattered Chest]
{{object|Tattered Chest|s}} [Tattered Chests]
{{object|Tattered Chest|id=2844}} [Tattered Chest]ω τ ϖ
{{object|Imaginary Chest|id=2844}} [Imaginary Chest]ω τ ϖ
{{object|Imaginary Chest}} [Imaginary Chest]

External links
Objects
{{Elinks-object|<ID>}}
Example: {{Elinks-object|321}}
Output: Tear of Tilloa

Player characters Edit

This template will link to the Battle.net character page at the official site.

External links
{{Elink-PC|<MyChar>|<MyServer>|<US/EU>|<faction=a or h>|<>|<showrealm=>}}

Usage:

{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|US}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU|faction=h}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|US|showrealm=}}
{{Elink-PC|MyChar|MyServer|EU}}

Displays:

Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: Horde 15 MyChar
Icon-bnetwowus-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar @ MyServer (US)
Icon-bnetwoweu-22x22 Battle.net: MyChar

Quests Edit

There are two ways to link to quest articles. There is the normal way, because sometimes you just need to mention the quest, which makes use of the template {{quest}}, that automatically drops the "Quest:" from the name (used for cleaner code):

{{quest|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You}} as opposed to [[Quest:Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You]]

The second way is more detailed, and is usually used in bulleted lists.

{{questlong|<faction>|<questlevel>|<questname>|<displayname>}}

Usage: {{questlong|Neutral|54|Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You}}
Displays: Neutral 15 [54] Holy Bologna: What the Light Won't Tell You

External links
{{elinks-quest|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-quest|7504}}

Displays:


Quest change Edit

If you see a small part of a quest article, a section of a quest article, or a small part or section of an article involved with a quest that you want to mark as significantly changed you can use the following templates (inline and section).

{{Questch-inline}}
Displays: Quest Avail 16x16Icon-move-22x22

{{Questch-section}}

Displays:
Quest Avail 16x16Icon-move-22x22 Note: These quests are no longer associated with this particular mob/NPC/item.


Footers Edit

See also: Category:Navigation templates

These templates take one parameter "class" which should be replaced by the class name; "Mage", "Warrior" etc. This is used to create links back to class-specific pages.

Instances and zones Edit

External links to Battle.net Edit

Instances
Example: {{Bnetwowinstance|Temple of AhnQiraj|Temple of Ahn'Qiraj}}
Output:
Zones

Battle.net doesn't have pages for zones in the regular Game Guide, so these links will just search battle.net for the zone name.

  • {{Bnetwowzone|<Zone name or page>|<Zone name>|<expansion=>}}
Example: {{Bnetwowzone|KunLai Summit|Kun-Lai Summit}}
Output:

However, if you specify the expansion for Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria zones, the link will point to the zone specific page.

Example: {{Bnetwowzone|The Jade Forest}}
Output:

Instance mode identifiers Edit

Realms and servers Edit

Internal links
Example:
{{Realmlink|Eonar|US}}
{{Realmlink|Defias Brotherhood|EU}}
Output:
Eonar US
Defias Brotherhood EU

Specializations Edit

  • {{Spec|<Class>|<Specialization>}}
    {{Spec|Priest|Discipline}}Discipline

Simple specialization link templates:

IconSmall Druid Druid IconSmall Hunter Hunter IconSmall Mage Mage
{{Balance}}   →   Balance {{BeastMastery}}   →   Beast Mastery {{Arcane}}   →   Arcane
{{Feral}}   →   Feral {{Marksmanship}}   →   Marksmanship {{Fire}}   →   Fire
{{Guardian}}   →   Guardian {{Survival}}   →   Survival {{FrostMage}}   →   Frost
{{RestoDruid}}   →   Restoration
IconSmall Paladin Paladin IconSmall Priest Priest IconSmall Rogue Rogue
{{HolyPaladin}}   →   Holy {{Discipline}}   →   Discipline {{Assassination}}   →   Assassination
{{ProtPaladin}}   →   Protection {{HolyPriest}}   →   Holy {{CombatRogue}}   →   Combat
{{Retribution}}   →   Retribution {{Shadow}}   →   Shadow {{Subtlety}}   →   Subtlety
IconSmall Shaman Shaman IconSmall Warlock Warlock IconSmall Warrior Warrior
{{Elemental}}   →   Elemental {{Affliction}}   →   Affliction {{Arms}}   →   Arms
{{Enhancement}}   →   Enhancement {{Demonology}}   →   Demonology {{Fury}}   →   Fury
{{RestoShaman}}   →   Restoration {{Destruction}}   →   Destruction {{ProtWarrior}}   →   Protection
IconSmall Deathknight Death Knight IconSmall Monk Monk
{{Blood}}   →   Blood {{Brewmaster}}   →   Brewmaster
{{FrostDK}}   →   Frost {{Mistweaver}}   →   Mistweaver
{{Unholy}}   →   Unholy {{Windwalker}}   →   Windwalker


Talents Edit

NOTE: The notion of talent trees was replaced by specializations in Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm.

WoW icons Edit

See also: Category:WoW icon templates
Old templates
Old {{Class|<class>|<options or alternate text>}} is a shortcut for the playable classes in the form of IconSmall Mage Mage.
Old {{ClassIcon|<Class>|<Size>}} for all class icons (both in large and small sizes: Ui-charactercreate-classes druidUi-charactercreate-classes druid).
  • {{Factiongfx|<Faction>|<Size>}} for faction icons (PNG).
    • {{Factiongfx|<Boss>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Boss 64 / UI-Skull-32x32 / Boss 15
    • {{Factiongfx|<Combat>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Combat 64 / Combat 32 / Combat 15
    • {{Factiongfx|<Neutral>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Neutral 64 / Neutral 32 / Neutral 15
    • {{Factiongfx|<Alliance>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Alliance 64 / Alliance 32 / Alliance 15
    • {{Factiongfx|<Horde>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Horde 64 / Horde 32 / Horde 15
    • {{Factiongfx|<Both>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Both 64 / Both 32 / Both 15
Old templates
Deprecated {{FactionIcon|<Faction>|<Size>}} for faction icons (GIF). (See below)
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Faction>|<Size>}} for faction icons (PNG). (See below)
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Faction>|<Size>}} for faction icons (PNG). (See below)
Old templates
Old {{ProfIcon|<Profession>}} for all profession icons (only small size APB Skill Alchemy).
  • {{Race|<race>|<options or alternate text>}} is a shortcut for the ten playable races in the form of IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human.
  • {{RaceIcon|<Race>|<Gender>|<Large/Small>}} for all gender/race icons (both in large and small sizes: IconLarge Orc FemaleIconSmall Orc Female).
Simple faction icon templates
Old templates
Deprecated {{FactionIcon|<Alliance>|<Large / Small>}} -- Alliance 32 / Alliance 15
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Alliance>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Alliance 64 / Alliance 32 / Alliance 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Alliance>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Alliance 64 / Alliance 32 / Alliance 15
Old templates
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Horde>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Horde 64 / Horde 32 / Horde 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Horde>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Horde 64 / Horde 32 / Horde 15
Old templates
Old {{FactionIcon|<Neutral>|<Large / Small>}} -- Neutral 32 / Neutral 15
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Neutral>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Neutral 64 / Neutral 32 / Neutral 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Neutral>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Neutral 64 / Neutral 32 / Neutral 15
Old templates
Deprecated {{FactionIcon|<Boss>|<Large / Small>}} -- Boss 32 / Boss 15
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Boss>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Boss 64 / UI-Skull-32x32 / Boss 15
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Both>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Both 64 / Both 32 / Both 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Boss>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Boss 64 / UI-Skull-32x32 / Boss 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Both>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Both 64 / Both 32 / Both 15
Deprecated {{FactionIcon|<Combat>|<Large / Small>}} -- Combat 32 / Combat 15
Old {{FactionIcon-Basic|<Combat>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Combat 64 / Combat 32 / Combat 15
Old {{FactionIcon2|<Combat>|<XLarge / Large / Small>}} -- Combat 64 / Combat 32 / Combat 15
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Wow Armory icons Edit

  • {{SpecIcon|<Spec Name>|<Class Name>}} can be used to display spec icons
  • Realm RoundIcon Realm RoundIcon
  • Item and other icons: {{WowIcon|<in-game icon name>|<size=optional 1-5>|<width=optional px>}}
    • {{WowIcon|inv potion 49}}
      Inv potion 49
    • {{WowIcon|inv potion 49|size=1}} up to size=5
      Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49 Inv potion 49
    • {{WowIcon|spell holy auramastery|width=22px}}
      Spell holy auramastery

Zones Edit

To display a subzones navigation box for a zone...

{{zonename}}

Usage: {{Durotar}}

Displays:
External links
{{elinks-zone|<id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-zone|14}}

Displays:

NOTE: The template above can be used for subzones by supplying the subzone id as the id, but Wowhead/Thottbot don't really support subzones anymore and WoWDB seems to have some, but reports them as "This zone is not available in game." Predecessor to WoWDB, DB.MMO-Champion.com is obsolete and only supported subzones from Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm and earlier.

Subzones Edit

Unfortunately most databases have been inconsistent and spotty with their support of subzones by id, but MMO4EVER seems to do a good job up through Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm subzones, but you have to supply the zone id also which is a bit extra work.

External links
{{elinks-mmo4ever-subzone|<zone id>|<subzone id>}}

Usage: {{elinks-mmo4ever-subzone|5785|6204}}

Displays:
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