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  • World of Warcraft
  • 33,058 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,104,586 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/03/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,196 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.


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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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  • #1654

    It hasn't been showing for me either.  Toggling it in the options and setting key bindings aren't working.  I can't get the distance window to show up at all.

  • #1642

    Error on login 5.2 Archy-1.8.39

    Date: 2012-12-29 17:27:00
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Archy\Archy.lua line 2021:
       attempt to index field 'MBF' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:373: TimeManager_LoadUI()

  • #1647

    Easy fix for me was to go to line 2021 in Archy.lua and replace "G.MBF.db.profile.MinimapIcons" with "G.bachMBF.db.profile.MinimapIcons" , same on line 2022 and 2032 , no lua error when login in anymore and archy seems to work fine.

  • #1644

    Same error here too... any ideas on a quick fix?

  • #1643

    The author of Minimap Button Frames (MBF), changed the global to something else to deal with another addon conflict. Archy will likely need to be updated to reflect the new variable.

  • #1641

    Something is wrong with the addon for the past couple weeks now - whenever I'm in the two moon's temple in vale of eternal blossoms, it continually spams location refreshes. I'm not sure if this is b/c parts of the temple are in different zones or what, but it would be nice if it just temporarily turned the mod off till you exited the temple.

  • #1640

    Just been updated, as far as my 'set' goes, that is.

  • #1639

    Wieso muss man "Veraltete Addons laden" aktivieren damit Archy weiter funktioniert, wird das Addon nicht mehr aktualisiert?

  • #1638

    Open the .toc file in Notepad and change the Interface line to 50100 instead of 50001 and it will load again.

  • #1637

    I made a quick video showcasing the basic functionalities of this addon :-)

    May I Please get an email from the devs of this for permission to put this on youtube. Please contact me at [email protected]

    Last edited by Zexter on 12/10/2012 7:48:23 AM
  • #1634

    Are you going to update this for the 5.1 Patch? Mine is not working anymore since they updated WOW. I have tryed to uninstall and reinstall Archy but it still does not show up.

    Please update it so I may continue to use it. I can't see any dig spots anywhere now. So I can't just go and do it on my own.

  • #1635

    For Archy to show up, you have to "Allow Out-of-Date Addons" in your addons menu. Also, you can enable digsites to be visible without Archy by checking the "Show Digsites" checkbox on your world map.

  • #1633

    Love your addon!

    Quick recommendation. The Archy display panels should disappear during pet battles. They overlap with various pet battle panels. Since the minimap and most other control points go away during pet battles it's impossible to turn Archy off while the battle is engaged.

  • #1632

    When I recall to Dalaran I get the "ding ding" and this message that's just all sorta weird:

    You can sovle Dwarf Artifact - Warlord's Branding Iron (Fragments: 0 of 0)

  • #1630

    Is there a way to set a particular race as the "priority" race so that Archy will always point to the nearest dig that has that race if it's available?  For example, for Alchemists looking for the Vial of the Sands recipe, have Archy automatically point to Uldum digsites even if there is a Night Elf site closer.

    Last edited by whyttedragun on 11/16/2012 10:59:04 PM

    Life:  A sexually transmitted disease with no cure and 100% mortality rate.

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