What are buffs in the vanilla wow screenshot shown below?

I know two of them: the purple paw is Mark of the Wild, and the blue lightning cloud is Arcane Intellect. What are the others?

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In order from left to right, top to bottom they are:

  • Greater Blessing of Salvation, a legacy Paladin buff that reduced threat generation by 30%.
  • Divine Spirit, a Priest buff that (at the time) provided a flat +Spirit buff. Thanks to Mark B for providing proof.
  • Power Word: Fortitude, a Priest buff that increases Stamina. At the time, it was a flat +Stamina buff.
  • Arcane Intellect, a legacy Mage spell that was a shorter, reagent-free version of Arcane Brilliance. It granted a flat +Intellect buff, but was made obsolete when the reagent cost was removed from Arcane Brilliance.
  • Fire Resistance Aura, a Paladin aura that increases Fire Resistance.
  • Aspect of the Hawk, a legacy Hunter aura that increased Attack Power by a flat amount.
  • Resist Fire, a buff you got by using Mind Control on the Scarshield Spellbinder mobs in LBRS/UBRS. Many Raids used this for Molten Core and Blackwing Lair.
  • Gift of the Wild, the group version of Mark of the Wild.
  • Greater Blessing of Wisdom, a Paladin buff that increases mana regeneration by a fixed amount per 5 seconds.
  • Greater Blessing of Kings, a legacy Paladin buff that increased all stats.
  • Greater Blessing of Light, a legacy Paladin buff that increased the effect of any Paladin's Holy Light and Flash of Light healing spells.
  • The red shield looks like something a Fire Resistance Potion of some sort would give you. I'm not sure what the first unknown one is, but I really feel like I should know it! (source: I played on a private vanilla server 2 years ago)
    – Pyritie
    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:17
  • @Pyritie Most potion buffs used the icon of the potion themselves (or at least they did back then). I'm pretty sure the first one is a Paladin or Priest buff, I just can't put my finger on it at the moment. The rest is pretty much from memory, but classic was a looong time ago now and I stopped playing just prior to WoD.
    – JonK
    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:21
  • I remember making a ton of those fire protection potions and that was definitely the icon they used. Vanilla wasn't very consistent with icons. Here's the buff they gave: wow-one.com/database/index.php?spell=17543
    – Pyritie
    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:23
  • @Pyritie I seem to recall the elemental protection potions weren't actually resistance potions as such, they just gave a one or two minute shield that blocked the next X damage from that school
    – JonK
    Jul 13, 2015 at 9:29
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    smg.photobucket.com/user/SirAlex1337/media/WoW/… The second (unknown) one is divine spirit.
    – Mark B
    Oct 30, 2015 at 4:25

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