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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,045,207 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/18/2014
  • Created 05/07/2010
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.7.12
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About AdiBags

AdiBags displays the content of your bags in one view, distributed into several sections using smart filters.

It is heavily inspired by Nargiddley’s Baggins.

Configuration is available through Blizzard addon panel, /adibags chat command or right-clicking on the LDB plugin.

Important note about localized filters: some filters rely on translations from LibBabble-Inventory-3.0 so if some of them behave strangely in your locale, please take a look at the library translation status.

About patch 6.0.2

Blizzard has introduced a lot of new inventory features with the patch 6.0.2. I (Adirelle, AdiBags’ author) have absolutely no control over the way these built-in features work. It is all or nothing: either AdiBags uses a feature as is, either I have to code it myself. I had some of these features built into AdiBags in the past, but this was clumsy, using the API in a way that it was not meant to, and ultimately buggy for some users. So I decided to remove my code in favor of the built-in ones, even if it meant a minor degration of the original feature. If Blizzard improves some of these features in the future, AdiBags will automatically benefit from these improvements.

So, in short:

  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “new itemAPI, though it only detects looted/crafted/reward items. I added another module to highlight you what moves in bags to compensate for the loss of full item detection.
  • AdiBags now uses the built-in “sort bags“ feature. It may cause a spike of lag but works very quickly and does the job right.
  • AdiBags fully supports the reagent bank, including the built-in “deposit all reagents” feature. I know it moves enchanters’ velum to the reagent tab, but hopefully Blizzard will fix this.


Important notice: since v1.6.12-beta-1, AdiBags embeds BugGrabber, an error catching addon. Please check the error is really about AdiBags before reporting them here. I suggest installing BugSack to catch the errors.

Please report any bug or error using the wowace bug tracker (your Curse account works there). The comments section below is not meant to report and track bugs. I won’t reply to bug reports in the comment section anymore.

Some words about submitting bug reports:

  • I do not care about “it doesn’t work, fix it!” messages. I need to know how it failed and a way to reproduce the bug so I can test it and make sure I fix it.
  • Bug reports are not in the “fire and forget” kind of things. I may have to ask you some details.
  • Please check all existing tickets and the “known issues” section below before submitting new ones. Duplicate reports will be rejected on sight.

Bug tracker
WoWace forum thread


Most of these features may be configured. Check out the configuration panel ! (using the /adibags chat command or clicking on the bag icon, you have any LDB display)

  • Smart filters are used to distribute items into several sections, including:
    • Item sets of the Blizzard’s gear manager (one section per set),
    • Junk items (whitelist and blacklist available),
    • Quest items,
    • Equipment (items your character can wear),
    • Sections based on item category: trade goods, consumables, recipes, ...
    • Manual filtering (drag and drop items on section header, or add new section from the configuration panel),
    • Free space.
  • Smart item sorting inside each section.
  • Smart section layout; change the setting “Automatic layout update” to control the frequency of updates.
  • Track new items; use the [N] button resets the “new” flag.
  • Display slot type.
  • Bag sorting: left-click on the [S] button; right-click toggles auto-sorting, which sorts the bag on close.
  • Hide some sections, using the [V] button.
  • Name-based search.
  • Equipped bags (click on the bag icon in the top left corner),
  • Display character money in the backpack.
  • Display character tokens in the backpack.
  • LDB data source, displaying free space.
  • Two bag placement modes (choose one in the configuration panel):
    • Anchored: the bags expand from an anchor towards the center of the screen. The anchor can be unlocked and moved.
    • Manual: move the bags by dragging their title.

Separate modules

I have written two separate modules for AdiBags:

Tips & tricks

  • you can create your own sections using the “manual filter” in filter configuration. You can then drag and drop items on section titles to reassign them ; this works for any section.
  • if you want to highlight new items without putting them into a specific section, edit the “new items” filter priority to put it at the end of the filter list.

Known issues

  • New items detection does not work like it did before 1.8: Ihis is normal. I switched to the NewItems API that Blizzard has added in patch 6.0. This API does not work for bank nor items coming from the bank or the mailbox, but it does not having the timing issue my code had.
  • Opening the bank or closing my bag cause lag spike: this is an know issue with Blizzard bag sorting. For now, it is called every time you close your bag with auto-sorting enabled. I am working on a solution to sort bags only if their content actually changed.
  • Protected action/addon blocked error: they sometimes happen with AdiBags. Even though my effort, I can not reproduce these. Blizzard taint reports are very buggy, often blaming the wrong addon. As such they are pretty much useless.
  • Please note that prospecting, disenchanting or milling can create new items (e.g. that were not in your inventory yet). This can cause the whole bag to be updated. In this case, the items that were under your mouse cursor may move around. There is no easy solution for this so be cautious.

Things that likely will not be implemented

Anything else than the existing “all-in-one” views

AdiBags has been built around, and optimized for, the idea of the “all-in-one” view. Doing anything would require to redesign big parts of the addons, especially the layout code that is quite complex at the first place.

Anything that requires to scan item tooltips

Tooltip scanning is quite CPU-consuming and above all requires asynchronous programming, since item tooltips would not always be available at the time AdiBags should use them. This would raise the complexity of bag filtering be an order of magnitude and turn AdiBags into a CPU hog.

Some examples what requires to scan the item tooltips:

  • detecting the kind and state of binding: unbound, soulbound, bind-on-pickup, bind-on-equip…
  • detecting already known spells/pets/recipes or faction/race/level/skill/class restrictions ; basically any “red text” in the tooltip.

Guild bank

AdiBags presents you a nice view of your bags but actually they are in a complete mess. With AdiBags, there is no need and no way to tidy up the items in the actual bags. Guilds usually try to keep their bank tidy. What would happen if some people in a guild used AdiBags for the guild bank ? Well, they would mess up the guild bank content and people NOT using AdiBags would have to deal with that mess. I can hear the screams from there. So that is why I will not implement guild bank.

Alt bags and bank

AdiBags is not an alt bags/bank viewer. If you want to keep track of what your alt owns, I suggest using an addon like BagSync.

Full bag skinning

Basic skinning is available using LibSharedMedia-1.0: you can choose the bag font, background and border, as well as the color.

Comprehensive in-game filter/section editor

According to my experience with Baggins, comprehensive editor is awful to write as an author and awful to use as an user. Hence I focus on creating filters that have a smart built-in behavior and only a few options. I try to avoid the 20% of features that would require 80% of development effort.

tag v1.7.12
Adirelle <>
2014-11-18 07:42:33 +0100



    - Missing comma, whoopsy.


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  • #381

    Click on the group title in your bags and with the bank open, it will automatically move all of that stuff to the bank. Same if you click on a section title in the bank, it will move that section in whole to your bags. Just dosn't work in the guild bank. Don't know about void storage, but I'm guessing no.

  • #383

    Ohhh, thanks! Didn't know I could move groups! That makes things easier.

  • #377

    Excellent AddOn! 

    Is there any way to force a user-created filter to show up as an empty group if there are no items matching it? The use case is that I have made filter called "Auction" where I drop items I want to sell in the Auction house, but when I haven't looted any yet, it doesn't exist. Is there any way to force it to show up as an empty slot, the way Free Space does?

  • #376

    I wish there was something that could sort a guild bank like this addon does

  • #375

    I, quite seriously, do not know how I have managed without this add-on. This is the first review I have ever written for an add-on (in my 6+ years with Warcraft) and it's because I am amazed by what it does. I have languished with ArkInventory for quite a while, and finally gave up on it this morning and went in search of another bag addon. Adibags did not disappoint! It fits the bill and then some. +1

  • #374

    Hi, i found a minor problem, that is happening when you open a container, like that bags of lfr, the bags dont det updated with the new content, to see what dropped you have to open and close the bag.

  • #372

    Is there some problem with certain classes what it comes to item sets? for my rogue for example it doesn't show the other item sets i've defined - but for my dk they seem to work properly. Using the latest version.

  • #370


    i cant open the bank since 5.2

    is there somone who could confirm that?

  • #373

    I can confirm it as well.  I have not been able to open the bank bag since the 5.2 patch.  I've disabled the bank bag for the time being to use the default Blizzard interface.  Can someone look at this?


  • #368

    is there a setting to restore tooltip comparison of equipped item to hovered item?

  • #367

    Hey Adirelle,

    first of all, this is by far the best bag addon that I've seen so far. Thanks for sharing it!

    Still There is one major improvement, that would increase the qualitity of this addon and maybe a minor one:

    The Major one is the option to tell the bag to only rearrange items while the bag is being closed or opened. It is really frustrating when I am disenchanting items and my items are rearranging all the time. I used some potions and nearly enchanted important gear because of this. I tried all of the three options that we got (only if neccessary etc.) but none resolved this issue.

    The second (minor) one would be support for the Masque addon. To many people (including me), it is important for their UI to look nice as a composition of all elements. The options that you offer for setting up the style of the background etc. are great. Somewhere I read your statement, that you won't add the option to style the item icons so soon. So would it be possible to add support for Masque and let their addon do the work somehow?

    I would appreciate any feedback on the statements.

    Best regards,


  • #379

    I agree and HAVE disenchanted half of my PVP set while trying to get used to the fact that the bags shift every time an itme is added or removed. Would love a way to make them static while in them and only update on command/open/or close.

  • #380

    If the layout was totally frozen when the bag is open, where should the items created by disenchanting be shown ?

    Last edited by Adirelle on 4/26/2013 11:55:25 AM
  • #365

    so this issue still ocontinues to happen- any ideas??

    "awesome addon like everyone said- but im having a minor issue. if i use something in my bags it doesnot remove the item form the bag. for example if im at the farm and plant a seed the seed gets planted but still shows in the bag. if i close and reopens it updates. is this a setting i messed up or is there something more to this??"

  • #364

    Is there a way to have / add sections like Armor (equipment) into sections for soulbound and boe ?

    after questing or running dungeons i end up with a fair bit of stuff and it would make it easier while at the vendor to see what is already useless soulbound stuff to vendor and what is boe that an alt may want ?

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