How to Get Display IDs in "WoW"

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Every object in the "World of Warcraft" game has an unique display ID number. This includes items, such as armour and weapons, creatures and non-player characters (NPCs). Display IDs are necessary for adding items or creatures to "World of Warcraft" mods, and for customising classes and items on "World of Warcraft" private servers. Each display ID number is universal, meaning it will be the same number on every server, public or private, and on every website.

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Things you need

  • Internet connection
  • Internet browser

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your web browser.

  2. 2

    Navigate to a "World of Warcraft" database website, such as "Thottbot," "Wowhead" or "MMO Champion."

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    Type the name of the item or creature for which you would like to discover the display ID. For example, if you are looking for the display ID for the spirit bear "Arcturis," you would type "Arcturis" into the search field.

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    Click on "Search." Some search fields have an icon of a magnifying glass rather than the word "Search."

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    Click on the name of the item or creature for which you are looking for the display ID. Some searches will have multiple results. For example, if you search for the spirit cat "Gondria," you may also receive results for "Gondria's Spectral Bracer" and "Gondria's Spectral Claw." Most database websites will have tabs labelled "Items," "NPCs," "Quests" and so forth. Click on the tab that coincides with the item or creature you are looking for and then click on the name of the item or creature itself.

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    Look at the web address display field. For example, if you searched for the spirit bear "Arcturis" on the "Wowhead" website, you would see "http://www.wowhead.com/npc=38453" in your web address display field.

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    Take note of the number at the end of the link displayed in the web address display field. This is the display ID of the item or creature you searched. For example, if you searched for "Arcturis" and see "http://www.wowhead.com/npc=38453" in your web address display field, then "38453" is the display ID of "Arcturis."

Tips and warnings

  • Some "World of Warcraft" database website links will include a letter, such as "i" directly before the number at the end of the link. Ignore the letter. The display ID is only the numeric number.
  • Display IDs can be found for items, creatures, NPCs and any other object in the "World of Warcraft" game.
  • Always use an antivirus program when searching the Internet.

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