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  • Supports: 7.0.3
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  • Updated Sep 19, 2016
  • Created Jun 6, 2009
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About NPCScan

NPCScan helps you find NPCs by scanning nameplates, minimap vignettes, and mouseover targets, with an optional dynamic targeting keybinding. Once an NPC is found by one of these methods, an on screen alert is displayed and an audio alert is played.

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Alerts will be triggered whenever a nameplate is created, if that nameplate belongs to one of the tracked NPCs. To use this feature with any reliability, the Interface->Names->Always Show Nameplates option must be turned on from the WoW Game Menu.

Dynamic Target Keybinding

NPCScan includes a key binding that will trigger a dynamically-generated targeting macro. Each time it is pressed, the key binding will trigger a /targetexact <mob name=""> for every tracked NPC in the current zone you are in, in addition to any custom NPC additions. This only attempts a search each time it is triggered; it is not a continuous search.

To access this feature, just set a keybind under the Key Bindings->AddOns->NPCScan->Targeting Macro section.

“Found” Alert

When an NPC is found, NPCScan alerts you by playing a loud and distinctive sound, making your screen pulse red, and displaying a Targeting Button for every NPC that is found.

Targeting Buttons

When clicked, the targeting button tries to target the NPC it depicts. You can also bind a key to trigger the newest button, in cases where multiple buttons are spawned.

Note: These buttons cannot be shown during combat. In the unlikely case that you do find a tracked NPC while fighting, the button or buttons will appear after you leave combat.


NPCScan's main options window can be accessed from the Interface Options menu. To access the NPC list and other settings, type “/npcscan”.

New sounds can be added to the alert sound dropdown menu by installing SharedMedia.

James D. Callahan III <>
2016-09-19 04:03:41 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Implement add and remove commands; /npcscan add 22943 - also accepts "mouseover" and "target" instead of an NPC ID.
    - Go back to using UNKNOWN instead of SEARCH_LOADING_TEXT - there are more places where the latter makes absolutely no sense.
    - Add a description to the NPCs‚ěúCustom input box, and account for people who will include the quotes when typing "mouseover" and "target" - they are Legion. >.>
    - Display the sourceText in the detection notification.
    - Remove the queue notification toast.
    - Add Blood Seeker and Xariona, since I've been assured they are still in the game despite WoWDB and WoWHead having absolutely no location data for them.
    - Remove apparently invalid questID for Levantus, Captain Dargun, and Calamir.

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