Targeting is an important part of gameplay in Aion. Understanding what information appears, and how to best use it in attacking a target can make the difference between success and failure. To select a target, either click on the NPC or use <Tab> to scroll through nearby NPCs.
When an NPC is selected a ring appears at their feet. A red ring indicates a mob that can be attacked. A yellow ring indicates a friendly NPC or player that cannot be attacked.
Target Status Bar Edit
The Target Status Bar appears at the top of the User Interface when a target is selected. The red center bar is a representation of the target's health. The small circle on the left indicates red for aggressive or hostile, brown for non-aggressive and various white emblems for NPCs that are friendly. With the exception of the opposing faction, the level will be displayed next to the circle emblem. As well, during combat, the skills being used by the target will appear below the bar, along with buffs and debuffs.
|Rating||Target Frame||Recommended Group Size|
|Elite||2 to 6 Players|
|Heroic||6 to 12 Players|
|Legendary||1 Alliance (12 to 24 Players)|
In the small circle of the Target Frame is an emblem. For NPCs, the number of dots represents increasing difficulty, and red are aggressive, brown are passive until attacked.
- NPC Emblems
- Player Emblems
- Other Emblems
Using the Compass for Targeting Edit
Once a target is selected, check the compass. Passive targets will show a white ring around their aggro radius. Aggressive targets within aggro range will show a yellow range indicator around their red dot. If the aggressive mob is very low, a red circle shows on the Compass.
By selecting nearby mobs, and checking each one's aggro range, it is possible to see if one mob is within the other's range. Not all mobs have the same aggro range in a given spot, and checking could prevent multiple mobs attacking at the same time.