API UnitClass

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Returns the class (Mage, Warrior, etc) of the specified unit.

localizedClass, englishClass, classIndex = UnitClass("unit");

Parameters Edit

Arguments Edit

String - the unitId to query, e.g. "player"

Returns Edit

localizedClass, englishClass, classIndex
The localized class of the specified unit as a string. e.g. "Mage", "Warrior", "Guerrier", etc.
The fully capitalized english class name with no spaces, e.g. "MAGE", "WARRIOR", "DEATHKNIGHT", etc.
the number index corresponding to the particular class that is returned. Number mapping is as follows:
None = 0
Warrior = 1
Paladin = 2
Hunter = 3
Rogue = 4
Priest = 5
DeathKnight = 6
Shaman = 7
Mage = 8
Warlock = 9
Monk = 10
Druid = 11

Example Edit

local playerClass, englishClass = UnitClass("player");
ChatFrame1:AddMessage('Your player is a : ' .. playerClass .. '; ' .. englishClass .. '.');

Result Edit

Prints the player's class to the chat frame, e.g.

Your player is a : Warrior; WARRIOR.

Details Edit

For any type of data tracking, use the second parameter, since it is guaranteed to stay the same in different-language clients. This is especially important in europe, where it is not uncommon for people with e.g. german or french client software to play on english servers. You can keep track of mappings for display by remembering the output pairs in a table, e.g.:

localizedClass, englishClass = UnitClass("target");
MyAddOn_Classes[englishClass] = localizedClass;

.. do data tracking stuff with englishClass..

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