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  • World of Warcraft
  • 33,159 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,106,209 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/03/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,199 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: 1.8.44
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

If you care at all about my wishes, you won't download this AddOn from SolidIce: They are leeching it from the site I actually choose to put it on.

Archy is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.


Bug reports/suggestions: WoWAce Tickets system

Bugs reported in comments will be deleted.


  • Localized for English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese users
  • On-screen customizable and movable list for the dig sites on the continent you are current on
  • On-screen customizable and movable list of the artifacts you are researching that can be filtered to display only the races for the continent you are on
  • Racial fragment types are shown for each of the dig sites
  • Solve artifacts with (left click) or without (right click) keystones by clicking on the racial crest icon in the on-screen artifacts list or bind a key for a one stop solve shop
  • TomTom support to help you navigate between dig sites
  • Able to display dig sites on the minimap (closest only or all dig sites)
  • Able to display dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Blacklist dig sites in the on-screen digsite list by right clicking on the dig site name. Perfect for when you have a bugged node or a dig site that is in a zone that you dislike.
  • Blacklist races so they do not appear in your artifacts on-screen list and won't be used when the artifact solve keybind is pressed
  • Sound triggers for when you have enough fragments and/or keystones to solve an artifact
  • A dig recorder to see where at a dig site you have successful dug
  • LDB Tooltip showing missing rare artifacts per race and overall archaeology progress
  • many more features

Minimap Button Frame and other similar addons

All Minimap based frames (such as nodes, dig sites and dig site boundaries) have been prefixed now with ArchyMinimap To stop these addons from taking these frames from the minimap, add the following item to their protected items list: ArchyMinimap

Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs

tag 1.8.44
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-05-03 13:49:13 -0500


Paul "Myrroddin" Vandersypen:
    - - local reference to LibStub, as global reference to a global is pointless (Artifacts.lua - fix ticket #491 Lake of Stars Digsite is Mogu not Mantid (Digsites.lua - poke for latest localizations (LibBabble-DigSites, LibBabble-Artifacts, Archy itself) - poke for latest libraries


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  • #1771

    Hi, will be an update for 6.0.2 pls?!?

  • #1769

    Is this getting updated for 6.0? It's currently completely broken on 6.0.2. I really hope you guys are still working on it, this is the best archeology addon by far.

  • #1770

    Check the project site link when you're wondering if an addon here on Curse is getting supported or not.  The current author of this addon is very much active, and has updated close to a dozen other addons in the last 24 hours, most of which are combat based addons. They would definitely take priority over an addon supporting a secondary profession.

    Also, the author of TomTom, an addon that Archy is heavily dependent on, has left a comment on WoW Interface:  Looks like things are going to be broken for a bit until I can get some things fixed. Please bear with me and I'll do my best to get things resolved.

    I'm sure both TomTom and Archy will be updated properly in due time.

  • #1767

    Is there a way to move the libtoast frame?  I installed toaster (addon) but it appears to only allow you to move the frame to other corners of the screen.  I'd like to make more specific movements of the frame.  I attempted to move the frame using move anything but I'm not able to get the frame name. 

  • #1766

    Please provide a way to TURN OFF the tooltip entirely.  I love this addon, but I seriously dislike the large tooltip.  Even scaled down and even filtered for current region, I just don't like this large tooltip popping up.  I would prefer just to disable the tooltip entirely.  The archy icon in this case would be used solely to toggle the various window states of your addon. 

    Or how about... showing the tooltip only in the case of a certain keydown... ctrl, alt, etc.

  • #1763

    is there a reason why i dont have the white circles like in the video that shows where the fragments would be?

  • #1768

    I'm having the same problem. Mine are under the progress bar and it's driving me nuts!

  • #1762

    Nevermind, I found the reason and made a fix myself. Please implement it in the next version.

    The problem lies with this file: \Archy\Libs\LibBabble-Artifacts-3.0\LibBabble-Artifacts-3.0.lua

    This bug is for Russian version only. Two of the items have incorrect Russian names for them, and that's why it shows 1/2 and 9/10 in ruRU version. Here are the correct lines (replace the old ones):

    ["Quilen Statuette"] = "Статуэтка цийлиня",

    ["Worn Monument Ledger"] = "Потертый гроссбух",



  • #1761

    I've tried clearing my cache, my wtf folder and reinstalling the addon several times, re-opening and viewing every page of my solves... still the addon shows wrong count for my mogu artifacts - I have 2/2 and 10/10 (in reality, the wow script proves that too), but archy says I'm sitting on 1/2 and 9/10. Anyone else has this problem?

  • #1759

    Is it possible to get something like lite version of this addon? What i mean is to show only which digsite is for which fragments cuz there is alot of us that don't use rest of the options. Like only to get this part od Archy:

  • #1757

    Date: 2014-05-28 04:57:02
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ce\AddOns\Archy\Libs\LibDialog-1.0\LibDialog-1.0.lua line 899:
    attempt to index local 'delegate' (a nil value)
    ...ce\AddOns\Archy\Libs\LibDialog-1.0\LibDialog-1.0.lua:899: Resize()
    (tail call): ?

  • #1756

    I find myself having to reset the main and mini map setting to show dig sites every time I play. What is up with that?

  • #1755

    Is there any way to fix the lag buildup that happens on our end (clearing out data somewhere or something?) or is this just a problem in the addon that should have a ticket filed?  The entire UI gets progressively laggier when you are doing dedicated digging, until you /reloadui and then it is ok for a little while before it starts getting laggy again.  It seems to get to the unusable state quicker if you have content filtering turned off while digging, or if you are looting boxes at the guy in the Vale who sells the boxes of other races.  But that might also be because I have the continent filtering turned off there too because I can't get at the other continent buttons even after they have enough fragments without turning it off.  Usually by the time I /reloadui, I am up to about 10-15s UI lockup each time I loot fragments.

  • #1764

    Disabling "autoloot fragments and key stones" in archy option and just using normal auto loot seems to improve the promlem a lot for me. I also had that gradual buildup until I had to reload. I still have a bit of lag, but I'm not having a cup of tea while looting anymore. Not having the huge problems opening crates from brann bronzebeard anymore.  And, yes, I am using elvui addon skins.


    Last edited by HildeMV on 7/21/2014 9:43:52 PM
  • #1760

    I'd be willing to bet you are using ElvUI + AddOnSkins ElvUI + Archy skin. If so, that is the culprit. Simply disable the skin and your peformance degradation issues will be solved.  I've reported this issue to the AddOnSkins author.

    If you're not using those addons, then it may be another skinning addon.

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