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API types

These are the possible itemType and itemSubType returns of GetItemInfo.

Item Types and Item Sub Types Edit

Every item in the game has a type and subtype of some kind. No valid item will return nil for either of these values. Be aware that the strings are localized on the clients.

Possible itemType returns Edit

"Armor", "Consumable", "Container", "Gem", "Key", "Miscellaneous", "Money", "Reagent", "Recipe", "Projectile", "Quest", "Quiver", "Trade Goods", "Weapon" for English client. Generally they are the same strings you see in the auction search tab.

Sorted Types and Subtypes Edit

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Armor Edit

Consumable Edit

  • "Food & Drink"
  • "Potion"
  • "Elixir"
  • "Flask"
  • "Bandage"
  • "Item Enhancement"
  • "Scroll"
  • "Other"
  • "Consumable" - Seems some items still show up as this in 2.4.2 (Fel Blossom, Weighted Jack-o'-Lantern)

Container Edit

  • "Bag"
  • "Enchanting Bag"
  • "Engineering Bag"
  • "Gem Bag"
  • "Herb Bag"
  • "Leatherworking Bag"
  • "Mining Bag"
  • "Soul Bag"

Gem Edit

  • "Blue"
  • "Green"
  • "Orange"
  • "Meta"
  • "Prismatic"
  • "Purple"
  • "Red"
  • "Simple"
  • "Yellow"
  • "Artifact Relic"

Key Edit

  • "Key"

Miscellaneous Edit

  • "Junk"
  • "Reagent"
  • "Pet"
  • "Holiday"
  • "Mount"
  • "Other"

Money Edit

  • Badges and other "linkable items" used as currency.

Reagent Edit

  • "Reagent" - this is likely defunct

Recipe Edit

  • "Alchemy"
  • "Blacksmithing"
  • "Book"
  • "Cooking"
  • "Enchanting"
  • "Engineering"
  • "First Aid"
  • "Inscription"?
  • "Leatherworking"
  • "Tailoring"

Projectile Edit

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  • "Arrow"
  • "Bullet"

Quest Edit

  • "Quest"

Quiver Edit

Not specific to ammo, as of 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm.
  • "Ammo Pouch"
  • "Quiver"

Trade Goods Edit

  • "Armor Enchantment"
  • "Cloth"
  • "Devices"
  • "Elemental"
  • "Enchanting"
  • "Explosives"
  • "Herb"
  • "Jewelcrafting"
  • "Leather"
  • "Materials"
  • "Meat"
  • "Metal & Stone"
  • "Other"
  • "Parts"
  • "Trade Goods" - Some items still show up as this in Patch 2.4.2 (Mountain Silversage)
  • "Weapon Enchantment"

Weapon Edit

  • "Bows"
  • "Crossbows"
  • "Daggers"
  • "Guns"
  • "Fishing Poles" (used to be "Fishing Pole" before Patch 2.3)
  • "Fist Weapons"
  • "Miscellaneous"
  • "One-Handed Axes"
  • "One-Handed Maces"
  • "One-Handed Swords"
  • "Polearms"
  • "Staves"
  • "Thrown"
  • "Two-Handed Axes"
  • "Two-Handed Maces"
  • "Two-Handed Swords"
  • "Wands"

(for the purpose of &91;equipped: &93; these can be used)

  • "One-Hand"
  • "Two-Hand"

Notes Edit

  • For the itemtype "Armor" and the itemtype "Weapon," the possible itemsubtype returns seem to be consistent with the names of the proficiency spells. For example "Daggers" is the same name as Spell 1180. This may be useful for localizing an add-on that checks against these values. However, if your add-on just prints these values, GetItemInfo already returns the localized string.

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