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  • World of Warcraft
  • 88,616 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 14,329,665 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/13/2014
  • Created 02/18/2008
  • 26,260 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: 5.0.0
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About Gatherer

Gatherer is an addon for herbalists, miners and treasure hunters in World of Warcraft. It's main purpose is to track the closest plants, deposits and treasure locations on your minimap.

The addon does not track like a tracking ability does, rather it "remembers" where you have found various items in the past. It does this whenever you gather (perform herbalism, mining or opening) on an item, and records the specific map location in its history. From then on, whenever the item comes into range of being one of the closest 1-25 (configurable) items to your present location, it will pop up on you minimap.

When you view your World Map, you will also see the item locations marked on the particular map you are viewing there.

For more information, please visit us at
Gatherer DB WoWHead - A database of node locations provided by


Extract the data to your "World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns" directory so that the "Gatherer" directory is a subdirectory of the "AddOns" directory.


Just use the game as normal.
When you gather things, they will appear on your minimap and your main map.
If you want to configure the addon, click the Gatherer configuration icon floating around your minimap frame or type /gather options.

Slash Commands

/gather minimap (on|off|toggle) - controls the minimap tracking functionality
/gather mainmap (on|off|toggle) - controls the world map tracking functionality
/gather dist <n> - sets the minimap tracking distance to this number of units. (in game yards)
/gather num <n> - sets the maximum number of items to display (default=20, up to 50)
/gather herbs (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show herb data on the minimap")
/gather ore (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show mining data on the minimap")
/gather treasure (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show treasure data on the minimap")
/gather options - show the configuration dialog


Gatherer is an open source project, and is built upon the donations and the support of the community.
To help with translations, please visit
To help with Object Translations, please visit
Issue Tracking:

Version Issue List:
- GATH-218: add basic WoD gatherables (Herbs/Ore/Archaeology)
- GATH-222: correct problem with conflicts between zones with the same name
- GATH-221: merge World Map show/hide button into default UI dropdown

Version Issue List:
- GATH-216: WoW 6.0.2 compatibility (not WoD)
- GATH-219: update Astrolabe library

Version Issue List:
- GATH-215: Gatherer processes shared gathers sent by player

Version Issue List:
- GATH-208: updated for WoW v5.4

Version Issue List:
- GATH-206: process updated strings from Wowhead for Game Objects

Version Issue List:
- GATH-204: Mantid Archaeology
- GATH-205: test for WoW 5.3

Version Issue List:
- added zone tokens for new zones introduced in WoW 5.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-201: update to latest version of Astrolabe which supports custom Minimaps

Version Issue List:
- GATH-199: fix a bug which prevented upgrading from a pre-cataclysm database

Version Issue List:
- GATH-195: add tracking of Onyx Egg
- GATH-196: add tracking of Dark Soil
- GATH-193: fix option to disable Archaeology display
- GATH-191: node deletion now works correctly and deletes all selected objects
- GATH-99:  improve Gathererables Report search field to accept prefix of + to require a token match and a prefix of - to exclude nodes which match a token

Version Issue List:
- GATH-186: fixed error thrown by HUD when displaying party memebers
- GATH-189: support database plugins
- GATH-185: add Runestone Treasure Chest

Version Issue List:
- GATH-181: added custom icons for gatherables that are missing them
- GATH-178: updated with latest string translations, added more node names for itIT and updated two node names for frFR

Version Issue List:
- GATH-17:  All user visible Strings should now be available for translation (with the exception of the slash command help)
- GATH-180: support all available Game locales, even if we don't have any translations yet
- GATH-132: Keybinding text is now set correctly (and avaiable for translation)
- GATH-179: node difficulties in tooltip only work in English

Version Issue List:
- GATH-177: fix sharing (broken by 4.0.0)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-167: WoW 5.0 Compatibility
+ GATH-168: MoP Ore/Herbs added.  Treasure has not yet been considered, nor have non-English translations been added yet.
- GATH-169: Archaeology support is now completely custom from other Gathererables.  Nodes are now only displayed on the Minimap, and only for a brief time after Survey is cast.  

Version Issue List:
- GATH-160: Archaeology are now fully supported.  Display is basic and will be expanded upon.
- GATH-163: Added difficulties for all known nodes.

Version Issue List:
- GATH-160 (In Progress): Archaeology nodes will now be recorded.  Display is still under development.

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added remaining missing object name translations (though there are now a bunch of duplicates the need to be cleaned up)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added most zhTW translations and cleaned up some in deDE

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added new nodes and updated translations (still a work in progress)
- GATH-158: fixed a bug where the report could error when trying to calculate the distance to nodes

Version Issue List:
- GATH-6:   gatherer now records the indoor/outdoor status of nodes (this isn't visible yet)
- GATH-152: gatherer's database now only records a single node per location, even when multiple different types of (for example) minieral deposit spawn in the same place
- GATH-153: gatherer now correctly handles the new post-shattering world
- GATH-155: old world data (pre-shattering) has been wiped due to the massive changes to the world's geography

Version Issue List:
- GATH-121: Druid Flight Forms now count as a mount for the purposes of the HUD's "Hide while ..." options
- GATH-150: fixed that nodes were not displaying in the report view when no search string was entered
- GATH-149: HUD was using it's own icon set to display nodes, changed it to use the icons from Gatherer itself
- GATH-143: added a slash command to enable/disable all Gatherer plugins (ie. for the HUD use: /gather plugin hud toggle)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-68, GATH-148: support for WoW 4.X..Includes support for multi-profession tracking (ie. tracking Herbs and Ore at the same time).
- GATH-147: World Map note tooltips work once again
- GATH-139: Gatherer will no longer prevent the "World Map Ping" from being displayed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-137: update Gatherer for new Hrothgar's Landing zone added in WoW 3.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-104: update object name translations for the new names of Northrend ores in WoW 3.0.8  
- GATH-90: fixed stuttering HUD for fps >= 100
- GATH-128: added custom icons for Northrend Ores and the most common Northrend Herbs

Version Issue List:
- GATH-127: update to a WoW 3.1 compatible version of Astrolabe

Version Issue List:
- GATH-111: fixed a problem with the drop rates conversion code

Version Issue List:
- GATH-102: Add Northrend areas to the Gatherer Report Search window
- GATH-106: adjust old statistics to bring them close to the "reality" for the WoW 3.0.8 mining changes
- GATH-105: support esMX locale by using esES object names as they are currently the same
- GATH-55:  Display notice about gatherables window in confirm popup.
- GATH-100: Gatherer will no longer cause errors if SlideBar is not present
+ GATH-104: update object name translations for the new names of Northrend ores in WoW 3.0.8 (only enUS, zhTW and deDE locales have been updated)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-84: added Frost Lotus
- GATH-86: added Everfrost Chip
- GATH-83: added a LOT of new translations for game objects, still missing a few
- GATH-98: most Northrend items should stop showing up as red circles and now have an icon

Version Issue List:
- GATH-67: added support for Northrend Herbs and Ores.  Still missing some non-English locales.  

Version Issue List:
- GATH-81: Gatherer will no longer cause an error when SlideBar is not present
- GATH-82: the conversion process will no longer lose entire sections of the database due to a single (or small number) of nodes that couldn't be imported

Version Issue List:
- GATH-69: corrected error when trying to ping the Minimap through a node icon
- GHUD-10: fixed file name capitalization in TOC

Version Issue List:
- GATH-63: GameTooltip error fixed
- GATH-78: report frame scrolling fixed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-63: made Gatherer compatible with WoW 3.0
- GATH-76: made nodes with a source inspectable and fixed inspected node opacity calculations

Version Issue List:
= GATH-63: began work to make Gatherer compatible with WoW 3.0
- GATH-35: added new node density report window
- GATH-71: new set of node name translations, including the new ruRU game locale
- GATH-62: fixed a bug where the minimap display would not update when the current tracking spell was changed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-60: fixed a looting error that was popping up because of a gobal string change in WoW 2.4.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-52: upgraded to Astrolabe rev 78 which fixes a bug that was causing an infinite loop whenever you changed continents without going through a loading screen

Version Issue List:
- GATH-51: updated Astrolabe to a version that handles the new zone added in WoW 2.4
- GATH-31, GHUD-5: implement a plugin system, and split the HUD into a plugin addon
- GATH-36: added an about section to the config window and made the Loaded message optional (off by default)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-45: fixed a misnamed variable introduced in 3.0.5

Version Issue Lists:
- GATH-38: fixed a bug with Gatherer's handling of unrecognized zones
- GATH-44: added a token for the new Sunwell (Quel'Danas) zone added in WoW 2.4
- GATH-28: Ensured extra fading cannot ever actually increase mini note opacity

Version Issue Lists:
- updated the German localization for Mountain Silversage
- GATH-19: added a check to see if the icon who's texture is being updated has a valid distance (if not, it was improperly removed from Astrolabe)

Version Issue Lists:
- Gathers can now be announced to the chat frame seperate from being sent out to group/guild members
- Non-Circular Minimaps are now supported (Astrolabe rev 50)
- GHUD-4: The HUD now has a strata control option
- GHUD-2: HUD Node Maximum cooldown is now 4800 seconds, and added a "never cooldown" checkbox
- CNFG-5: Adds option for new profiles to be a copy of current profile

- fixed the recording of nodes in Asian locales
- added more Spanish collection spell names
- added options for automatically hiding the HUD in specific situations, see HUD config for the full list of options

- added some missing pre-defined icons
- fixed a bug that was causing some node names to show up incorrectly
- hopefully fixed recording of nodes for all locales now
- added some new node skill level requirements

Gatherer has been massively restructured and re-written for version 3.0.
- Almost all icons have been re-done
- There is a completely new Report UI and Setting Dialog
- Gatherer now has the ability to share nodes between Party/Raid and Guild members as you gather
- You can now send sets of saved nodes to other players who are running Gatherer using the Report UI
- Localization is now done using Localizer (
- Node names are now exact and generated from WoW Watcher data (
- Added an optional HUD display for nodes that are currently shown in the Minimap


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  • #3998

    Sign me up with the people requesting timber trees, but I'd also like to see the Highmaul Reliquaries in Nagrand on the addon.

  • #3997

    Is there a command line command for toggling on/off the HUD?

  • #3996

    WTF? I just uninstalled Gatherer and reinstalled because it wasn't working in Vash'jir. Came here and i see other people have the same problem. Now I lost all my nodes that I collected. You guys failed hard here. Maybe you need to warn people that the addon doesn't work in Vash'Jir before people uninstall it and lose all their damn nodes! 

  • #3999

    It's your job to research something before adding it to your computer. Always read the comments before installing any addon. This ensures that you don't lose or corrupt any saved information.

    Last edited by SileniaD on 1/22/2015 4:55:52 AM

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  • #3994

    Am I missing something?  Is there a reason why I can't get Gatherer to work in Vashj'ir?

  • #3993

    Like others have said, would be lovely to add timber to the record.

    I would like to state that sometimes this addon interferes with my quest items.  With WoW's new way of using quest items, your quests will be tracked underneath your mini-map, and if it's a quest with a quest item, a quest item icon will appear next to the quest title.  When I hit that particular icon, Gatherer stops me from using it, and I must disable Gatherer in order to use my quest item, that particular way.  I'm not sure why it does this, but it does.  Such unfortune because I really enjoy this addon.

  • #3992
    Re: Gatherer Error on entering garrison mine

    I receive this error every time I enter my garrison mine, on all toons:

    Date: 2014-12-22 14:18:51
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Gatherer\Astrolabe\Astrolabe.lua line 799:
    ..\AddOns\Gatherer\Astrolabe\Astrolabe.lua line 159:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    Gatherer\Astrolabe\Astrolabe.lua:799: UpdateMinimapIconPositions()

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  • #3991

    Hey, is there not a way to (on the world map) to get a button to disable all the nodes, some times i just do not want to see them all ?

    Or any other way to disable it now and then ?

    Last edited by MartinL on 12/17/2014 9:56:12 PM
  • #3995

    You can do that through the settings of Gatherer.  Open it up, go to General and just uncheck the box for it.  :)

  • #3989

    Is there any chance that, harvest tree`s could be added. Small, normal, and large. Could be so great to be able to track that to see where best place would be to go hunt..

  • #3988

    I have a bug report. Vash'jir doesn't have any mining nodes. Please look into this!

  • #3987

    After replying about the lumber, the one thing that isnt on either tracker, and sometimes can be hard to spot as they are somtimes halfway in the walls are the mining carts in the mine. Yes, ok they may be once a day, or 5-6 of them, however if you miss one, it will stay there and won't have respawn fill its spot

  • #3984

    This error keeps happening randomly when I try to use quest items:

    Date: 2014-12-07 14:18:33
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Gatherer
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Gatherer attempted to call a forbidden function (UseQuestLogSpecialItem()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: UseQuestLogSpecialItem()

  • #3983

    When will gather record data of trees being lumbered in Draenor? Makes sense to tack it, and since it has a unique cast name when ever its done, it should be possible

  • #3986

    u can track trees on blizzards tracker atm


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