I was playing an aos called ninjas on battle.net, it's pretty meh with some creative stuff, but what cought my attention was that they had an attribute system which added an icon which had the small number attached on it as well to your hero after you surpassed level 18. What I'm curious about is how they got the small sub-number (like when you can upgrade a skill and whatnot) displayed on the icon. From what I remember of the map editor, the only abilities that would show that are flare and sentinel, and both have to target things. And I'm still not quite sure how those abilities work, but perhaps I'm missing something here. Is there some other way to get that display other then custom making the damn icons (which I'm pretty sure they didn't do it that way)? I'm pretty sure the base skill was from the spellbook ability, and I know there are some weird tricks you can do with that so...yeah i dunno.
On a side note, does anyone have the testmap for abberate with the nice attack blur? I had a copy but my comp crashed (hard drive shit out and i hadn't backed up any wc3 stuff) and now I don't have the map anymore.