When using abilities within most games the user doesn't have any time to look for an ability name so recalling an ability quickly by an image or icon that accurately represents it is incredibly beneficial. Similar to this idea, there are 4 basic requirements when creating ability icons. Below they are listed in priority order.
- It must be easily used (click/button press, etc.)
- The user shouldn't have to look around documentation to understand what button to press
- The user shouldn't have to struggle to hold down multiple buttons just to use it
- Accessibility should be taken into account (screen