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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 14,848,458 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/13/2014
  • Created 02/18/2008
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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.
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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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  • #4019

    Guys can you plz update and fix the problem we have with Tannan jungle?

    The herbalism nodes dont show up in this zone(mining nodes are fine) and is dificuld to farm.

  • #4021

    Nice work with the reading other recent posts or you might have missed the simple fix I posted below.

  • #4020

    Herb gathering doesn't seem to be working anywhere in Vashj'ir either.

  • #4022

    It works fine in Vash'jir.

  • #4017

    To fix Gatherer and have it track withered herb nodes in Tanaan:

    In Addons/Gatherer/Icons, copy one of the .blp files and rename it WitheredHerb. (I tried ShaTouchedHerb because it also drops a random herb but the icon is too dark to see on the minimap. Any of them will work.)

    Edit GatherCategories (You can open them with Notepad, WordPad, etc.). After the line [228576] = "HERB_TALADORORCHID", -- Talador Orchid
    add [243334] = "HERB_WITHEREDHERB", -- Withered Herb (Match the spacing with tab key), and after ["HERB_TALADORORCHID"] = 228576, -- Talador Orchid add ["HERB_WITHEREDHERB"] = 243334, -- Withered Herb

    Edit GatherConstants. After the line ["HERB_TALADORORCHID"] = 610, -- Talador Orchid add ["HERB_WITHEREDHERB"] = 610, -- Withered Herb

    Edit GatherIcons. After the line [214510] = "Herb\\ShaTouchedHerb", -- Sha-Touched Herb add [243334] = "Herb\\WitheredHerb", -- Withered Herb (Again, match the spacing with tab key)

    Edit GatherNodes. After the line ["Ogre Archaeology Find"] = 234106, add ["Withered Herb"] = 243334, (Match spacing with tab key), and after the line [228576] = "HERB", -- Talador Orchid add [243334] = "HERB", -- Withered Herb (Match spacing with tab key)

    Last edited by CWR03 on 10/14/2015 12:08:59 PM
  • #4018

    my friend i was searching for a solution for the problem, i lost all nodes in Tanaan jungle, and came up to your post. To bad i am not a programmer, or so good like you on handeling my pc, to fix the problem. 
    I hope the guys with the programm do something fast :(

  • #4016

    I love Gatherer so much more than GatherMate2 but the lack of updates have made me switch over :( I miss the tooltips full of info, like last visited, who visited and what drops from the node... Plus the easy sharing with the guild is so great! Gathermate2 lacks all these features, but is more 'with the times' and at the moment runs better.

    I also can't stress enough that the other users of Gatherer should not be too quick to criticize the lack of updates for a free addon that is being developed on spare time in the developers already busy life. If you appreciate the addons you use, consider donating any amount of money. A dollar to them is one hell of a pat on the back for them :)

    Here's hoping to a future update so I can revisit my Gatherer :)

    Hi ^_^ / 

    I'm an author at The Noob Network.

  • #4015

    this addon isnt updated since  14 November 2014...

    so its kinda obvious that it doesnt work correctly anymore..look up for gathermate 2

    Last edited by Vrije on 9/21/2015 7:10:24 AM
  • #4014

    Gatherer seemed to be working fine until the past couple of days when i noticed no data was being added and I did ensure that it was turned on.

  • #4013
    Gatherer not marking nodes on the map

    Hey dude, long time user of Gatherer here, recently returned. Downloaded your mod and tried gathering herbs but no marks on minimap or worldmap appeared for it. I turned it to "all" and even relogged and uninstalled and installed the mod again to no avail. If you could advise me on what to do, that would be neat, thanks.

  • #4012

    Hey, I'm trying to find a version of this that is compatible with vanilla wow... If anyone can help, please pm me! A link would be ideal! Thanks!!

  • #4011

    There are 4 .lua files to edit to have Gatherer recognize Withered Herb "nodes": GatherCategories, GatherConstants, GatherIcons, and GatherNodes. Basically, wherever you see TaladorOrchid, add WitheredHerb the same way, the ID number is 243334. The only one that's different is GatherConstants where the number is the skill level required, I just used the same as the other Draenor herbs (610). Be aware there may be more than one place in each file where WitheredHerb (and variations thereon) needs to be added.

    Haven't come across any other "new" herbs in Tanaan that are gatherable via herbalism, if there are they can probably be added in a similar fashion once you know the ID number (WoWHead is good for that).

  • #4009

    does not work with the new 6.2 patch as it cannot recognize the new herbs in Tanaan :-S

  • #4008

    Is this addon getting an update?  Is there another addon that works as good as this one?

  • #4010

    Try to use Gather Mate2.

    It works just fine and get's regular updates.

    Only nodes missing in the database till now(at least as far as I know) are from Tanaan Jungle, but it saves the nodes you collect while picking up herbs/mining/etc.

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