WoW Blizzard Nameplates – Threat addon Dragonflight/Wrath of the Lich King Classic 2024
wow addon Blizzard Nameplates – Threat

Blizzard Nameplates – Threat

Game Version: 10.0.5 +3
Total Downloads: 73,210
Updated: Jan 24, 2023
Created: Jan 15, 2017
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3.5-release release 12.54 KB Jan 24, 2023 10.0.5 +3 4,975 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.5-release releaseDownload
3.4-release release 11.81 KB Nov 12, 2022 10.0.2 +3 7,626 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.4-release releaseDownload
3.3-release release 11.78 KB Oct 25, 2022 10.0.0 +3 4,027 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.3-release releaseDownload
3.2-release release 11.45 KB Aug 17, 2022 9.2.7 +3 6,653 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.2-release releaseDownload
3.1-release release 23.58 KB May 29, 2022 9.2.5 2,238 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.1-release releaseDownload
3.0-release release 23.74 KB Feb 22, 2022 9.2.0 2,586 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 3.0-release releaseDownload
2.9-release release 23.61 KB Nov 4, 2021 9.1.5 2,945 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.9-release releaseDownload
2.8-release release 23.68 KB Jun 30, 2021 9.1.0 3,537 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.8-release releaseDownload
2.7-release release 23.68 KB Mar 10, 2021 9.0.5 3,540 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.7-release releaseDownload
2.6-release release 23.69 KB Nov 24, 2020 9.0.2 4,160 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.6-release releaseDownload
2.5-release release 22.74 KB Oct 11, 2020 9.0.1 2,468 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.5-release releaseDownload
2.4-release release 22.48 KB Jul 31, 2020 8.3.0 1,998 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.4-release releaseDownload
2.3-release release 22.58 KB Jan 15, 2020 8.3.0 4,281 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.3-release releaseDownload
2.2-release release 21.76 KB Jun 27, 2019 8.2.0 3,695 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.2-release releaseDownload
2.1-release release 22.08 KB Mar 25, 2019 8.1.5 2,381 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.1-release releaseDownload
2.0-release release 21.84 KB Dec 23, 2018 8.1.0 2,270 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 2.0-release releaseDownload
1.9-release release 21.88 KB Jul 22, 2018 8.0.1 3,780 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.9-release releaseDownload
1.8-release release 23.11 KB Feb 11, 2018 7.3.5 2,630 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.8-release releaseDownload
1.7-release release 16.42 KB Jan 23, 2018 7.3.5 571 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.7-release releaseDownload
1.6-release release 16.27 KB Dec 11, 2017 7.3.0 922 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.6-release releaseDownload
1.5-release release 15.07 KB Nov 30, 2017 7.3.0 646 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.5-release releaseDownload
1.4-release release 14.78 KB Mar 22, 2017 7.1.5 1,767 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.4-release releaseDownload
1.3-release release 14.63 KB Mar 9, 2017 7.1.5 568 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.3-release releaseDownload
1.2-release release 13.46 KB Jan 19, 2017 7.1.5 830 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.2-release releaseDownload
1.1-release release 13.46 KB Jan 18, 2017 7.1.5 371 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.1-release releaseDownload
1.0-release release 13.52 KB Jan 15, 2017 7.1.5 553 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1.0-release releaseDownload
1981fbf-alpha alpha 13.52 KB Jan 15, 2017 7.1.5 175 download Blizzard Nameplates – Threat 1981fbf-alpha alphaDownload



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Extremely lightweight addon which colors the default blizzard nameplates according to threat.
See general usage in bold below. Settings are saved in your WoW _retail_ (or similar) subfolder:
You can tweak settings/colors below from Escape menu > Interface/Options > AddOns > NamePlatesThreat

Everyone should attack red, then tanks attack orange before yellow, others attack green before gray.

“Color Non-Friendly Nameplates” addon option you can quickly disable if you want Blizzard colors always.
“Color Nameplate Border Only” (retail only) ensures healthbar inside still uses original Blizzard colors.

The addon decides player roles via Set Role right-clicking their player portrait, with some exceptions:
Retail treats you purely by your talent spec, regardless of group role (you can still Set Role on others).
Wrath lets you Set Role default via the round icon top right of your talent panel (or Set Role on others).
Classic Era has no roles; leader or raid maintank/assist are tank, others healing within last 60 seconds.
“Color Group Pets as Tanks” is an addon option that treats all pets as a tank even if their player is not.

“Color out of Dungeons” and “Color Out of Combat” if disabled use Blizzard colors outside those situations.
Out of combat topmost three colors below indicate if enemy is a player, or hostile/neutral NPC reputation.
“Color Player Characters” for PvP enemies depending on role they are targeting (never based on NPC threat).

Colors Out of Combat (2.7-release):

  • VIOLET: Hostile Out of Combat (turns blue if fighting totems/NPCs/others)
  • BLUE: Neutral Out of Combat (or hostiles fighting totems/NPCs/others)
  • PINK: Player is Out of Combat (only if PvP colors enabled and no target)

Playing as Tank spec (2.7-release):

  • RED: Healers have High Threat (emergency! get on it asap)
  • ORANGE: Damage has High Threat (not good, defend your dps)
  • YELLOW: Tanks have Low Threat (offtanks struggle, help them)
  • GRAY: You have the Low Threat (or offtanks have high threat)
  • GREEN: You have the High Threat (perfect tank, ignore these)

Damage or Heal spec (2.7-release):

  • RED: Healers have High Threat (emergency! get on it asap)
  • ORANGE: You have the High Threat (disengage! find a tank)
  • YELLOW: You have the Low Threat (hold attacks, wait for tank)
  • GRAY: Damage has High Threat (okay to attack, but not much)
  • GREEN: Tanks have High Threat (fire at will, tanks are on it)

“Color Nameplates by Threat” you can disable if you only wish to color enemies by their target instead of threat, it still uses the colors below. The role colors just below lets you customize colors when you have the tank role, you can disable checkbox above again after tweaking the colors. Notice there is both a color for “you” and “tanks” even when you have a tank role, this is so you know if YOU have aggro or an offtank buddy does. “Unique Colors In-Between” lets you pick custom colors when someone is using taunt skills, if disabled addon just reuses the colors from above.

“Unique Colors as Non-Tank Role” lets you pick custom colors if you are a damager/healer role, otherwise addon reuses the color to the left of it. Notice there is a color for “you” but also healers and damage, this is so you know if YOU have aggro or if another damage/healer buddy has aggro. Note also how some role colors mention “you have the low threat” or “tanks have low threat” etc, this is when taunt skills are used to keep aggro. Note also how healers have a different color from damage; healers are very important so ALL players should help tanks defend them.

“Color Gradient Updates Per Second” is an advanced feature; x times per second it fades the color between high and low as threat percent changes. Example if you are tank with high threat (green by default) then as threat is dropping toward only 100% it will fade toward the low color (gray). World of Warcraft generally treats anyone with 100% threat or more as “having aggro” for that enemy, and only taunt skills can override this. It may be crucial information as a tank to know if you are losing threat to one of the other players in the group, so they should cool off a bit. This option is advanced because color fading makes it harder to see exactly who has aggro when close to the 100% low threat target switchover. Having this information for hard-hitting bosses may still be preferred by some tanks.


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