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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 20,881 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 8,954,718 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,740 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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


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  • 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

James D. Callahan III <>
2015-11-28 13:06:05 -0600

Update to fix Korean translations.


No changelog


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  • #1338

    Items on the tooltip with an asterisk are interactive.


    You can click the race to expand the missing rares at the bottom of the tooltip like shown here.

  • #1334

    This is one of my absolute favorite apps. It has made archaelogy much less painful, and more enjoyable. Thank you so much!

  • #1332

    I'm having a problem in which my default archaeology skill window is blank on the races page.  This is new with the most recent version.
    I really like this mod otherwise.  Thank you for keeping up with updates and responses. 

  • #1333

    Fixed in v1.8.12

    Last edited by Dridzt on 2/18/2012 8:40:54 AM
  • #1329

    How do I get  Archy off my minmap? No matter where I put that damn little circle, my mouse cursor always seems to find it at the worst possible time and bring up the screen.

  • #1330

    Go into Archy config (from interface options or /archy config) and in General Options check "Hide Minimap Button" ??

  • #1331

    Cool Thanks!

  • #1327

    I'm having an issue with Archy not working for 2 alts, but works fine for the rest. I'm not sure if this is considered a bug report or what... I don't actually have any LUA errors to report, just wondering if there is something I've done wrong. I have 7 toons that do Arch, and 5 of them have no problem with Archy. The other 2, well there isn't even an Archy mini-map icon. When I access Archy via the Interface -> Addons menu in WoW, it's blank. Command-line commands are not recognized except for /archy help. Any ideas?

    (Archy ver 1.8.11)


     Otherwise it's a great addon. It's nice to know how far I need to go from my last survey, and the ability to see the progress for each race for the continent I'm on is great. The little yellow arrow on the minimap pointing to the next digsite is perfect for us that choose to fly our own mount instead of the in-game taxi... You just point your mount in the right direction and go make a coffee. lol.

  • #1328

    Fixed in v1.8.12

    Note: For any upgrading to one of the latest alphas directly from v1.8.11 release you need to completely exit the game and restart after upgrading, a simple reload won't do as there's been new files added.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 2/18/2012 8:41:51 AM
  • #1323

    I'm just curious, how would you add a distance/time gadget to this addon? I looked through the code but i have no clue what to do. I found the variable nearestSite.distance, which i guess is the one that calls out how far away the dig site is in yards. But i don't get much further than that, in WoW i have a script that checks the current speed of the player. Combining those two would give an estimated time to reach the dig site. I really wish Arch had an estimated time showing up, since most of the time you're flying and you wonder if you have enough time to grab something to eat without pulling out the calculator.

  • #1325

    If you have TomTom installed and the relevant options enabled you get the estimated time right below the crazy arrow.

    TomTom crazy arrow


  • #1321

    <old> Fixed issues.

    Last edited by huldu on 1/28/2012 4:28:52 AM
  • #1322


     Key stones in Archy interface are left-click for placing, right-click for removing unlike the default interface which does both with left-click.

    (this is because in default interface each keystone has its own socket, where in Archy to make the interface more compact there's only 1 socket holding multiple keystones and a left-click toggle wouldn't work)

    Last edited by Dridzt on 2/18/2012 8:42:37 AM
  • #1316

    How about a how-to document.  It is a good add-on, but not quite sure how to use it fully.  I think I have it figured out.  When you survey something, you get a dot on the top of the add-on that shows yardage.  When the light is red, does that show the distance before you should survey again?

  • #1317

    I use addon Excavatinator along with Archy.  You type /arch to bring up the addon.  Click on the race and it brings up a list of all completed and non-completed along with counts.

    Last edited by s-conley on 1/19/2012 6:55:25 PM
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