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Common usage Edit

When accompanied with hunter we usually use cross (X) as mark for target for the pet or rarely as for target not to touch. If this practice is widespread then may worth mentioning it on the page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Holczhammer (talk · contr).

The only really widespread practices that I've noticed are that skull is 'kill first' and X is either or both of 'kill second' and 'off tank'. Aside from that, it's usually 'who wants what for (whatever they do)'. If I'm setting it I usually go by the number of points... Skull first, X second, then circle/condom/nipple (none/1 point), moon (2), triangle (3), square, diamond, star, (all 4 points but progressively pointier.). Usually don't need that many of course... Most commonly, people have their own favorite icons they ask for. (This is, of course, all my experience on one server...)
The fun comes in when someone wants to change the widespread tactics, and use skull for kill last or something. All kinds of confusion then...--Azaram 03:32, 31 October 2007 (UTC)


My group uses X and Moon to be a Sheep and Sap target, respectively, with Skull for kill first and the rest rounding out the kill order. --MikeKozar (talk) 21:05, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Yup, ignore my previous comment. That was that hunter and never saw it being used since then :S skull = first, X = second to kill, Moon was for sheep, square was trap/sap, diamond = banish. But nowadays you happy if you see skull and X as we got too high dps. Trash usually AoE-d before you had a chance to /readycheck :)

My guild assigns the "green bikini" to the GM's wife's druid for hibernate, and the blue square to a mage for sheeping. In another guild I've been in, the orange "sheepskin condom" was the sheep target. -- ScratchMonkey (talk) 21:26, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

Lucky charm? Edit

I've never heard of the term "lucky charm" when it comes to these, where does this come from? --User:Gourra/Sig2 15:37, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

In the US, there is a popular children's cereal called lucky charms, which has various colored and shaped marshmallows, including hearts, diamonds, moons, stars, etc.

Tank marks Edit

It's fairly common on my server to mark tanks Star (Main tank) and Circle (Off Tank). This may be worth mentioning for completeness Larange (talk) 00:40, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Location-based markers Edit

I've seen the markers being placed on the floor/locations rather than on characters and mobs. I hoped somebody would have updated this page to say how that can be done, but no such luck :/

Raid Lead can place the markers by clicking on the flag icon on the raid popout on the left side of the screen in the default ui for raid frames.

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