An occasionally used term for a "dot" (what Blizzard calls it) on the mini-map representing something a player character is trying to track.

Types of blips:

Resource blip 16x12 for resource nodes in character area or tracked NPCs.
    Legion harvested minimap blip for Icon Legion 18x18 harvested resource nodes (should disappear soon after).
Under rsrc blip 16x12 for nodes in separate area from character area (above/below).[citation needed]
Out-faction blip 16x12 for neutral players (non-PvP flagged other faction too).
NPC neutral blip patch4 1 16x16 for neutral targeted NPCs.
In-faction blip 16x12 for friendly players.
In-faction NPC blip 16x12 for friendly NPCs.
NPC blip patch4 1 16x16 for friendly targeted NPCs.
Enemy player blip 16x12 for hostile players.
Mob blip 16x12 for hostile NPCs (aka enemies or mobs).
Mob blip patch4 1 16x16 for hostile targeted NPCs (aka enemies or mobs).
Legion rare minimap blip for Icon Legion 18x18 rare mobs (replaces Icon Warlords 42x18 Rare-minimap-icon-20x20).
Quest objective blip for quest objectives.
Treasure minimap blip for Icon Warlords 42x18 treasures.

Patch changes Edit

  • Legion-Logo-Small Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Star blip (Legion rare minimap blip) replaces skull for rare mobs.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Micro chest blip (Treasure minimap blip) added for treasures.
  • Mists-Logo-Small β Patch 5.0.1 (Beta): Skull blip (Rare-minimap-icon-20x20) added for rare mobs.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Blips for selected mobs and NPCs.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Party blip 16x10 for party members was replaced with class colored blips.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): In-faction blip 16x12 and Out-faction blip 16x12 added.

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