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A Terrain marker is an object used to mark a location on the terrain. Generally, it is placed by using an item to spawn the object, but could be placed by a spell or an ability.

Any placeable object can mark terrain, but in order to be useful the marking object must be:

  • Visible over a distance - in WoW, that generally means a large object
    • If subtlety is warranted, a small object may server better
  • Persistent - no fixed duration, but generally at least tens of seconds or several minutes
  • Stays in a fixed location - if it wanders, it can't mark a spot on the map

Varieties

  • Ad Hoc, generally smaller objects. Anything that can be placed; examples:

Uses

Some uses that people have come up with:

  • marking locations for raids
  • smoke bomb the Flag Rooms in the Warsong Gulch battleground
  • props for floor shows and fashion shows

Notes

Where each of these can be placed varies. The Snowman companion is versatile in that regard, but be aware that companions despawn when a ship or a zeppelin crosses into a new zone.

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