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Create an Icon effect.

effect EffectIcon(
    int nIconID


The effect icon (EFFECT_ICON_*/effecticons.2da line) to display. Using the icon for Poison/Disease will also color the health bar green/brown, useful to simulate custom poisons/diseases.


Create an Icon effect.

Icons appear in the top right and in the character sheet and examine panels.

Using the icon for Poison/Disease will also color the health bar green/brown, useful to simulate custom poisons/diseases.

Returns an effect of type EFFECT_TYPE_INVALIDEFFECT when nIconID is < 1 or > 255.


The effect icons were mostly unhardcoded with the addition of this and HideEffectIcon. Use HideEffectIcon first to remove the icon for a linked set of effects, then use this function to apply your own (custom or existing) icon.

This can be used, for instance, to apply a "Fatigue" effect which is a combination of ability decreases and other penalties.

Effect Breakdown

This applies a new icon, it can be linked to other effects or be free standing (as a marker, for instance if you added a custom curse; "Curse of Desolation" which does functionally nothing to statistics but has a fancy icon to remind the player it is ongoing and can be checked in scripts).

If you apply it in a link with other effects that already apply icons all the icons will be applied as usual. To alter this of course use HideEffectIcon before linking this one in.

nIndex Parameter Value Description and Notes
0 nIconID - EFFECT_ICON_* The icon that will be displayed.


This function was added in 1.84.8193.29 of NWN:EE.


void main()
    // Simple Fatigue effect re-using an existing Bioware effecticons.2da line
    effect eFatigue = EffectLinkEffects(EffectAbilityDecrease(ABILITY_STRENGTH, 2), EffectAbilityDecrease(ABILITY_DEXTERITY, 2));
    eFatigue = EffectLinkEffects(eFatigue, EffectMovementSpeedDecrease(50));
    // Remove all existing icons
    eFatigue = HideEffectIcon(eFatigue);
    // Add the Fatigue icon
    eFatigue = EffectLinkEffects(eFatigue, EffectIcon(EFFECT_ICON_FATIGUE));
    // Modifier: Only removed by resting
    eFatigue = ExtraordinaryEffect(eFatigue);
    // Tagged all linked effects as Fatigue related
    eFatigue = TagEffect(eFatigue, "FATIGUE");
    // Apply to object
    ApplyEffectToObject(DURATION_TYPE_PERMANENT, eFatigue, OBJECT_SELF);

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