WoW API < UnitSex

Returns the gender of the specified unit.

gender_code = UnitSex("unit")

Parameters Edit

Arguments Edit

String -- The UnitId to query (e.g. "player", "party2", "pet", "target" etc.)

Returns Edit

  • 1 = Neutrum / Unknown
  • 2 = Male
  • 3 = Female

Example Edit

local genderTable = { "neuter or unknown", "male", "female" };
DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage('Target is ' .. genderTable[UnitSex("target")] .. '.');

Result Edit

Target is female.

Details Edit

  • UnitSex("target") will return 1 (neuter/unknown) on "sheeped" mobs, no matter their "true" gender. (Needs reverification after 1.11). UnitSex("player") does not return 1 on "penguinification".
  • Prior to v1.11, the codes were 0=male, 1=female, 2=unknown.

Notes Edit

  • If "unit" doesn't exist (e.g. UnitSex("target") when you have no target), UnitSex() will return 0.
    Previously, it would return 2. (As seen on Talk:World of Warcraft API)
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