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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,764 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 7,677,269 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/21/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,855 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.5.11
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About ArkInventory

the FAQ is here

the wiki is here

to see how you need to setup sorting go here

to see how to setup rules go here

please ensure you have read those before you lodge a ticket at

when posting a comment about an error do not include the list of addons, just the actual error and trace is fine.

AI's display windows are built from "virtual bars", you assign categories to bars so that items in that category are displayed on the specific bars you want. There is no limit to the number of bars you can have inside a window but obviously you only have so much screen real estate before it becomes "too many".

AI uses several methods to assign a default category to an item such as what professions you have, tooltip scanning, basic type/subtype and PeriodicTable. You then assign those categories to a virtual bar.

You can also over-ride the default category by creating a rule that matches either a single or multiple items.


  • unlimited number of bars (there are practical limits though before your screen becomes full)
  • assign items to a category of your choice (overrides the default assignment)
  • assign categories to the bar of your choice
  • configurable bars per row
  • configurable width
  • separate keybindings for each location for easy viewing

Key Bindings:
Press ESCAPE to bring up the blizzard menu
click on Key Bindings
scroll down to ArkInventory
bind the keys you want to use

See ReadMe.txt and VersionHistory.txt for further details

Beta Versions:

ensure you make a backup copy of your saved variables file before installing a beta version - you normally cannot revert back to the release version without that backup. your saved variable file is normally located in World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\yourwowaccountname\SavedVariables\ArkInventory.lua

if you have the curse client set to download beta versions then it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate backups of your saved variables file - do not complain if you lose them or they get screwed up because you installed a beta version, its what beta versions tend to do.

a simple way to back it up is to just do a copy and paste then rename the new file (using the version number of AI or the date is a good idea), eg ArkInventory-3-01-09.lua, or ArkInventory-2013-12-28.lua

r509 | arkayenro | 2015-07-21 10:22:28 +0000 (Tue, 21 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.5.11 (from /trunk:508)

*3.05.11 (21-JUL-2015)*
 * updated - draenor flying capability

r508 | arkayenro | 2015-07-21 10:20:44 +0000 (Tue, 21 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryLDB.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.11 (21-JUL-2015)*
 * updated - draenor flying capability

r506 | arkayenro | 2015-07-13 10:26:20 +0000 (Mon, 13 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.10 (13-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with tint unusable overlay
 * fixed - issue with battlepet tooltips at the auction house

r504 | arkayenro | 2015-07-09 11:27:41 +0000 (Thu, 09 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryExternals.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryExternals.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.09 (xx-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with /ai track
 * removed - references to LibItemUpgradeInfo-1.0

r502 | arkayenro | 2015-07-08 02:36:57 +0000 (Wed, 08 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.08 (08-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with inserting bars

r500 | arkayenro | 2015-07-04 14:20:49 +0000 (Sat, 04 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esMX.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.07 (05-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - empty item slot background issue
 * added - option to set empty item slot (solid colour) background alpha level

r498 | arkayenro | 2015-07-03 15:00:54 +0000 (Fri, 03 Jul 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.06 (04-JUL-2015)*
 * note - all item data has been erased (to cater for the new itemstring format).  please login to each character to update its data
 * fixed - bar background colour should now apply correctly
 * fixed - window background should now update properly when changing between a texture and a solid colour

r496 | arkayenro | 2015-07-02 10:37:40 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jul 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/game.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.05 (02-JUL-2015)*
 * changed - code adjusted for new itemstring format (specialisation id), no actual impact
 * changed - replaced LibItemUpgradeInfo-1.0 with internal code
 * fixed - timewarped items should now show their correct item levels
 * fixed - issue with clearing bars

r494 | arkayenro | 2015-06-30 13:57:19 +0000 (Tue, 30 Jun 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Bindings.xml
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.04 (30-JUN-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with adding/removing/moving bars

r492 | arkayenro | 2015-06-27 01:43:16 +0000 (Sat, 27 Jun 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.03 (27-JUN-2015)*
 * changed - restack menu options
 * fixed - restack code (shouldnt move profession items, like the swiss army knife, into the bank any more, just crafting reagents that can go into that profession bag)
 * fixed - embeds for no-lib download

r490 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 06:11:28 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc

fixed version number
r489 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 06:06:24 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/VersionHistory.txt
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules_Example/ArkInventoryRules_Example.toc

toc updated to 60200
r488 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 05:57:39 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 28 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStaticPopups.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryToyBox.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.02 (25-JUN-2015)*
 * toc updated to 60200
*3.05.01 (xx-JUN-2015) Beta 4*
 * fixed - restack code
 * changed - category assignment menus are now in internal id order
 * changed - rule assignment menus are now in priority order
*3.05.01 (14-JUN-2015) Beta 3*
 * fixed - restack code
*3.05.01 (13-JUN-2015) Beta 2*
 * changed - restack action no longer initiates mutliple location restacks, its now per window/location so you have more control over it
 * changed - restack menu: choice of blizzards cleanup or my restack code
 * changed - restack menu: auto deposit is now set here
 * info: cleanup code will compact then if enabled and at the bank will do a deposit all reagents
 * info: restack code will compact then consolidate
 * info: compact will condense all items into as few stacks as possible
 * info: consolidate will move profession items in normal bags and the reagent bank to profession bags, then move crafting items in normal bags to the reagent bank, then move crafting items in your bag to the bank.
 * info: when auto deposit is enabled and at the bank restack will move items in your bags to the bank (and reagent bank) as part of both the compact and consolidate processes
 * info: both code variants will abide by the ignore cleanup value assigned to a bag (if items in a bag are not touched by the code then check this setting)
*3.05.01 (06-JUN-2015) Beta 1*
 * removed - player level restictions for mount menus (allows you to pick the chauffered mounts when under level 20)
 * changed - rule formulas are no longer compressed into a single line.  you can add extra spaces and newlines and they will stay intact now
 * added - Chauffeured Chopper mount data
 * fixed - issue with new item flash/animation and search overlay causing new items to not hide when they didnt match the filter



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  • #3992

    This was a great mod, but it clearly was the cause of significant UI lag when I used it 3 months ago. Raid combat was unplayable! Has it significantly improved?

  • #3991


    how can I let ArkInventory show the tokens like in the screenshots on this page?


  • #3995

    Just activate the currency tracking in the Blizzard default currency window :)

  • #3990

    Hi, I set up some rules to sort my inventory, two of them being:

    1st: q( 0 )  2nd: equip() and not soulbound() and not equip("Tabard") and not q( 0 )

    the first one is meant for every grey item, the second one is for every BoE gear item that is neither grey nor a tabard. it used to work just fine, except that one item I recently found:

    For whatever reason, that item is sorted to the BoE items, and not the the grey items, where it should be. when I go to edit mode and click on it, I shows me: default: system > trash and current rule: Rule > 4. BoE.

    Why? it is grey, so it is supposed to be assigned to the Rule "grey items", isn't it? I tried to use "trash()" instead of "q( 0 )", or both combined with an "or", but it didn't work, it remains in the BoE section ... Any Idea? (edit: I might add, that other grey items seem to work....)


    A second thing I'm wondering ... I'm currently farming texts in silithus, and those mobs drop plenty of those cultist gear, which is common quality. It is correctly sorted in the BoE section (although it doesn't bind at all, but it is "not soulbound", so the rule works here), but the border around the item in the inventory is sometimes green, sometimes white. It also happens with some other items - see that screenshot: Every single item - except that sword, which is the above mentioned grey item - is common quality. even the sword should have a grey border, not a white border. something is very strange here...

    /edit: after farming a little more, it seems like independend how much items I have, always the last (most bottom right) one is white, the others are green. at least this is what I observer for having 6 cultist cowls, 5 robes 5 shoulders. at other items it seems to be random. a random bracer is white bordered, a random robe is green bordered...

    Last edited by xebtria on 8/26/2012 4:03:40 AM
  • #3996

    No clue for your first problem, Arkayenro might know...
    For the second one, it sometimes happens, I don't really know why and I didn't look into it but a simple /rl usually fixes it for me ;)

  • #3987

    The Periodic Table Set library given with this addon seems to be missing many files (set items for example, etc.). My knowledge in lua is almost zero, how do I use the latest version if I download it from ( ?

  • #3988

    as far as im aware you just unzip everything into the addons folder for the game, the lib is just another mod.  just make sure you enable it.

    so long as its kept up to date then that version will be used instead of any older versions other mods came with

    Last edited by Arkayenro on 8/25/2012 9:42:06 PM
  • #3989

    Thanks !

    2 other issues I'm facing :

    1) I applied  a sort method for my bags and my bank. In my bank, it has overriden most rules I had set up (but not all of them). In my bags, it stayed clean. I don't understand why, and I can't find a way to revert back...

    2) Say an item answers to both a custom category (used in the bank) and a rule (used in bags). When placed in the bank, it goes where it's supposed to, but in the bags, it remains in the system default bag. Is it working as intended ? Is there a workaround ?

    To give a specific example : I have a "Tier 11" rule (based on PTSet) and a "Tier 11" custom category (for belt, boots, bracers that aren't in the PTset but match the looks). These are used to sort stuff in my bank. I also have a "Tank armor" tt=("dodge","parry") rule to sort items in my bags. The tanking belt that goes with my Tier11 set, is part of the Tier11 custom category, and contains "dodge" in the tooltip. In the bank, it will correctly be placed with the Tier11 gear, but in my bags, it stays in the System Default bag instead of going among the Tank Gear.

  • #3981

    Is it just me or has this addon stopped working? I logged on today with the default WoW bags and couldnt get it to work. I had to uninstall and download another addon. 

    As far as I know there was no error, just stopped working.

    Any ideas? 

  • #3982

    Just signed in and it's completely broken for me too. Using bagnon (a sad substitute) until the fix comes in.

  • #3997

    Curseforge manages its repositories using Git and SVN so having different branches for a single project is absolutely normal and I believe wowmatrix users are the only one to have had that problem as it was probably wrongly tagged as release there, Curse didn't have that error and manual downloading... well if you miss the huge BETA in its name you probably shouldn't do it manually :P

  • #3986

    why?  because pets/mounts have been disabled in the mop beta (mounts will probably come back but most likely pets will be removed completely and other mods will deal with battle pets), and i seriously doubt people want to lose them on live.

    the files are specifically tagged as BETA and I dont upload to wowmatrix so i have no idea, you'd have to ask the people that run it how it stuffed up.

  • #3985

    Side note, I had too many issues with curse and use WoWMatrix, and it has a place to not load beta versions but somehow this Still got in.

  • #3984

    I'm sorry but why have the beta (That works ONLY in MoP) in the same feed as the older version? We can NOT be the only ones that have had this issue.

  • #3983

    did either of you download the beta version? that only works on the beta servers - it doesnt generate an error but it does state it when loading.


    if youre using the curse client make sure its set to release versions only for AI (on the live game), if you have the beta then its ok to set that to download betas

    Last edited by Arkayenro on 8/23/2012 1:58:51 AM
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