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For the hunter ability, see Ability tracking [Tracking]. For the lore on trackers, see Tracker.

The tracking menu.

Tracking is a feature of the interface that enables players to track services, resource nodes, and creatures on the minimap. The "binoculars" icon on the left side of the minimap's header allows the player to choose which types of tracking are enabled. Some forms of tracking are restricted to certain classes and professions.

Forms of tracking[]


Some of these options are no longer listed in the tracking menu by default. To make them visible again, enter /console minimapTrackingShowAll 1 into the chatbox.

Name Requirement Notes
Inv misc ancient mana [Ancient Mana] nodes Activated with Inv misc rune 10 [Mana Divining Stone].
Inv misc fish 02 [Find Fish] Fishing Learned from Inv misc book 09 [Weather-Beaten Journal]. Tracks schools of fish.
Inv misc flower 02 [Find Herbs] Herbalism
Spell nature earthquake [Find Minerals] Mining
Icon treasuremap [Find Treasure] Outlaw rogue
Flight Master
Focus Target Puts a thick silver border around the blip for your focus target.
Food & Drink
Gas Cloud Tracking Engineer Passively enabled while Inv gizmo zapthrottlegascollector [Zapthrottle Mote Extractor] is in inventory.
Inv jewelcrafting livingruby 01 [Infused Ruby] Creatures & Objects Activated with Icon treasuremap [Enchanted Map of Infused Ruby Network] (permanent version) or

Inv misc map09 [Stolen Map of Infused Ruby Network] (1-day version).

Item Upgrade
Points of Interest Points toward nearby towns and other hubs.
Profession Trainers
Stable Master Hunter
Target Puts a yellow cross behind the blip for your target.
Track Digsites Archaeology
Track Pets Pet battling
Track Quest POIs Highlights areas of interest for tracked quests.
Track Warboards
Trivial Quests Tracks quests far below your level.

Creature tracking[]

Type Name Requirement Notes
Beast Ability tracking [Track Beasts] Druid Learned from Inv misc book 07 [Tome of the Wilds: Track Beasts]. Only functions in Ability druid catform [Cat Form].
Beast Ability tracking [Track Beasts] Hunter
Beast Spell misc food [Well Fed] 1 hour buff from Inv misc food 85 stegadonbite [Tracker Snacks].
Demon Spell shadow summonfelhunter [Track Demons] Hunter
Demon Inv potion 53 [Detect Demon] 1 hour buff from Inv potion 53 [Elixir of Detect Demon].
Dragonkin Inv misc head dragon 01 [Track Dragonkin] Hunter
Elemental Spell frost summonwaterelemental [Track Elementals] Hunter
Giant Ability racial avatar [Track Giants] Hunter
Giant Ability golemthunderclap [Tallstalk Mushroom] 1 hour buff from Inv mushroom 10 [Tallstalk Mushroom].
Hidden Ability stealth [Track Hidden] Hunter Increases stealth detection and tracks hidden units within detection range.
Humanoid Spell holy prayerofhealing [Track Humanoids] Hunter
Humanoid Ability tracking [Track Humanoids] Druid Only functions in Ability druid catform [Cat Form].
Humanoid Spell misc food [Well Fed] 1 hour buff from Inv misc food 84 roastclefthoof [Blackened Worg Steak].
Mechanical Inv gizmo 02 [Track Mechanicals] Hunter Known innately by Gnome, Goblin, and Mechagnome Hunters. Other races can learn from Inv engineering mechabond imprint matrix [Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix].
Undead Spell shadow darksummoning [Track Undead] Hunter
Undead Spell holy senseundead [Sense Undead] Paladin


  • During very early alpha, Tracking was intended as a secondary profession.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Several tracking options have been hidden from the tracking menu. Most of these hidden options are turned on by default.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Players can now track more than one thing at a time.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): "If a players selects Track Low Level Quests, the quest objectives will no longer appear dim on the Map, nor will the exclamation points appear dim over NPC heads or on the Mini-Map."
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): New tracking option: Low Level Quests.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): "Fixed an issue where players could have two minimap tracking types active at the same time."
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): "Mailboxes can now be tracked on the minimap."
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): "All players now have a tracking bubble on their minimap. From that menu you can select a specific type of vendor or npc to look for or you can select a specific tracking type if your character has tracking. Yes this means that hunters can take all of those tracking buttons off of their action bars."