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  • World of Warcraft
  • 43,511 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 14,969,993 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/13/2014
  • Created 02/18/2008
  • 26,451 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: 5.0.0
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About Gatherer

Gatherer is an addon for herbalists, miners and treasure hunters in World of Warcraft. It's main purpose is to track the closest plants, deposits and treasure locations on your minimap.

The addon does not track like a tracking ability does, rather it "remembers" where you have found various items in the past. It does this whenever you gather (perform herbalism, mining or opening) on an item, and records the specific map location in its history. From then on, whenever the item comes into range of being one of the closest 1-25 (configurable) items to your present location, it will pop up on you minimap.

When you view your World Map, you will also see the item locations marked on the particular map you are viewing there.

For more information, please visit us at
Gatherer DB WoWHead - A database of node locations provided by


Extract the data to your "World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns" directory so that the "Gatherer" directory is a subdirectory of the "AddOns" directory.


Just use the game as normal.
When you gather things, they will appear on your minimap and your main map.
If you want to configure the addon, click the Gatherer configuration icon floating around your minimap frame or type /gather options.

Slash Commands

/gather minimap (on|off|toggle) - controls the minimap tracking functionality
/gather mainmap (on|off|toggle) - controls the world map tracking functionality
/gather dist <n> - sets the minimap tracking distance to this number of units. (in game yards)
/gather num <n> - sets the maximum number of items to display (default=20, up to 50)
/gather herbs (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show herb data on the minimap")
/gather ore (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show mining data on the minimap")
/gather treasure (on|off|toggle) - select whether to show treasure data on the minimap")
/gather options - show the configuration dialog


Gatherer is an open source project, and is built upon the donations and the support of the community.
To help with translations, please visit
To help with Object Translations, please visit
Issue Tracking:

Version Issue List:
- GATH-218: add basic WoD gatherables (Herbs/Ore/Archaeology)
- GATH-222: correct problem with conflicts between zones with the same name
- GATH-221: merge World Map show/hide button into default UI dropdown

Version Issue List:
- GATH-216: WoW 6.0.2 compatibility (not WoD)
- GATH-219: update Astrolabe library

Version Issue List:
- GATH-215: Gatherer processes shared gathers sent by player

Version Issue List:
- GATH-208: updated for WoW v5.4

Version Issue List:
- GATH-206: process updated strings from Wowhead for Game Objects

Version Issue List:
- GATH-204: Mantid Archaeology
- GATH-205: test for WoW 5.3

Version Issue List:
- added zone tokens for new zones introduced in WoW 5.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-201: update to latest version of Astrolabe which supports custom Minimaps

Version Issue List:
- GATH-199: fix a bug which prevented upgrading from a pre-cataclysm database

Version Issue List:
- GATH-195: add tracking of Onyx Egg
- GATH-196: add tracking of Dark Soil
- GATH-193: fix option to disable Archaeology display
- GATH-191: node deletion now works correctly and deletes all selected objects
- GATH-99:  improve Gathererables Report search field to accept prefix of + to require a token match and a prefix of - to exclude nodes which match a token

Version Issue List:
- GATH-186: fixed error thrown by HUD when displaying party memebers
- GATH-189: support database plugins
- GATH-185: add Runestone Treasure Chest

Version Issue List:
- GATH-181: added custom icons for gatherables that are missing them
- GATH-178: updated with latest string translations, added more node names for itIT and updated two node names for frFR

Version Issue List:
- GATH-17:  All user visible Strings should now be available for translation (with the exception of the slash command help)
- GATH-180: support all available Game locales, even if we don't have any translations yet
- GATH-132: Keybinding text is now set correctly (and avaiable for translation)
- GATH-179: node difficulties in tooltip only work in English

Version Issue List:
- GATH-177: fix sharing (broken by 4.0.0)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-167: WoW 5.0 Compatibility
+ GATH-168: MoP Ore/Herbs added.  Treasure has not yet been considered, nor have non-English translations been added yet.
- GATH-169: Archaeology support is now completely custom from other Gathererables.  Nodes are now only displayed on the Minimap, and only for a brief time after Survey is cast.  

Version Issue List:
- GATH-160: Archaeology are now fully supported.  Display is basic and will be expanded upon.
- GATH-163: Added difficulties for all known nodes.

Version Issue List:
- GATH-160 (In Progress): Archaeology nodes will now be recorded.  Display is still under development.

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added remaining missing object name translations (though there are now a bunch of duplicates the need to be cleaned up)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added most zhTW translations and cleaned up some in deDE

Version Issue List:
- GATH-154: added new nodes and updated translations (still a work in progress)
- GATH-158: fixed a bug where the report could error when trying to calculate the distance to nodes

Version Issue List:
- GATH-6:   gatherer now records the indoor/outdoor status of nodes (this isn't visible yet)
- GATH-152: gatherer's database now only records a single node per location, even when multiple different types of (for example) minieral deposit spawn in the same place
- GATH-153: gatherer now correctly handles the new post-shattering world
- GATH-155: old world data (pre-shattering) has been wiped due to the massive changes to the world's geography

Version Issue List:
- GATH-121: Druid Flight Forms now count as a mount for the purposes of the HUD's "Hide while ..." options
- GATH-150: fixed that nodes were not displaying in the report view when no search string was entered
- GATH-149: HUD was using it's own icon set to display nodes, changed it to use the icons from Gatherer itself
- GATH-143: added a slash command to enable/disable all Gatherer plugins (ie. for the HUD use: /gather plugin hud toggle)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-68, GATH-148: support for WoW 4.X..Includes support for multi-profession tracking (ie. tracking Herbs and Ore at the same time).
- GATH-147: World Map note tooltips work once again
- GATH-139: Gatherer will no longer prevent the "World Map Ping" from being displayed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-137: update Gatherer for new Hrothgar's Landing zone added in WoW 3.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-104: update object name translations for the new names of Northrend ores in WoW 3.0.8  
- GATH-90: fixed stuttering HUD for fps >= 100
- GATH-128: added custom icons for Northrend Ores and the most common Northrend Herbs

Version Issue List:
- GATH-127: update to a WoW 3.1 compatible version of Astrolabe

Version Issue List:
- GATH-111: fixed a problem with the drop rates conversion code

Version Issue List:
- GATH-102: Add Northrend areas to the Gatherer Report Search window
- GATH-106: adjust old statistics to bring them close to the "reality" for the WoW 3.0.8 mining changes
- GATH-105: support esMX locale by using esES object names as they are currently the same
- GATH-55:  Display notice about gatherables window in confirm popup.
- GATH-100: Gatherer will no longer cause errors if SlideBar is not present
+ GATH-104: update object name translations for the new names of Northrend ores in WoW 3.0.8 (only enUS, zhTW and deDE locales have been updated)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-84: added Frost Lotus
- GATH-86: added Everfrost Chip
- GATH-83: added a LOT of new translations for game objects, still missing a few
- GATH-98: most Northrend items should stop showing up as red circles and now have an icon

Version Issue List:
- GATH-67: added support for Northrend Herbs and Ores.  Still missing some non-English locales.  

Version Issue List:
- GATH-81: Gatherer will no longer cause an error when SlideBar is not present
- GATH-82: the conversion process will no longer lose entire sections of the database due to a single (or small number) of nodes that couldn't be imported

Version Issue List:
- GATH-69: corrected error when trying to ping the Minimap through a node icon
- GHUD-10: fixed file name capitalization in TOC

Version Issue List:
- GATH-63: GameTooltip error fixed
- GATH-78: report frame scrolling fixed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-63: made Gatherer compatible with WoW 3.0
- GATH-76: made nodes with a source inspectable and fixed inspected node opacity calculations

Version Issue List:
= GATH-63: began work to make Gatherer compatible with WoW 3.0
- GATH-35: added new node density report window
- GATH-71: new set of node name translations, including the new ruRU game locale
- GATH-62: fixed a bug where the minimap display would not update when the current tracking spell was changed

Version Issue List:
- GATH-60: fixed a looting error that was popping up because of a gobal string change in WoW 2.4.2

Version Issue List:
- GATH-52: upgraded to Astrolabe rev 78 which fixes a bug that was causing an infinite loop whenever you changed continents without going through a loading screen

Version Issue List:
- GATH-51: updated Astrolabe to a version that handles the new zone added in WoW 2.4
- GATH-31, GHUD-5: implement a plugin system, and split the HUD into a plugin addon
- GATH-36: added an about section to the config window and made the Loaded message optional (off by default)

Version Issue List:
- GATH-45: fixed a misnamed variable introduced in 3.0.5

Version Issue Lists:
- GATH-38: fixed a bug with Gatherer's handling of unrecognized zones
- GATH-44: added a token for the new Sunwell (Quel'Danas) zone added in WoW 2.4
- GATH-28: Ensured extra fading cannot ever actually increase mini note opacity

Version Issue Lists:
- updated the German localization for Mountain Silversage
- GATH-19: added a check to see if the icon who's texture is being updated has a valid distance (if not, it was improperly removed from Astrolabe)

Version Issue Lists:
- Gathers can now be announced to the chat frame seperate from being sent out to group/guild members
- Non-Circular Minimaps are now supported (Astrolabe rev 50)
- GHUD-4: The HUD now has a strata control option
- GHUD-2: HUD Node Maximum cooldown is now 4800 seconds, and added a "never cooldown" checkbox
- CNFG-5: Adds option for new profiles to be a copy of current profile

- fixed the recording of nodes in Asian locales
- added more Spanish collection spell names
- added options for automatically hiding the HUD in specific situations, see HUD config for the full list of options

- added some missing pre-defined icons
- fixed a bug that was causing some node names to show up incorrectly
- hopefully fixed recording of nodes for all locales now
- added some new node skill level requirements

Gatherer has been massively restructured and re-written for version 3.0.
- Almost all icons have been re-done
- There is a completely new Report UI and Setting Dialog
- Gatherer now has the ability to share nodes between Party/Raid and Guild members as you gather
- You can now send sets of saved nodes to other players who are running Gatherer using the Report UI
- Localization is now done using Localizer (
- Node names are now exact and generated from WoW Watcher data (
- Added an optional HUD display for nodes that are currently shown in the Minimap


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  • #3812

    So where is the best place to get all the downloadable data for gatherer eg ore and herbs thanks to anyone for some links

  • #3814

    I have found the best way is to be in a decent guild with miners

    I have over 50k of nodes in my database that I have farmed or have been given while in a group with a farmer

    Most of all make regular backups of the database

    A database takes time to build it does

    Plus you can run a path over and over to build one in current content

    My database started at the start of cata nothing has been imported to it at all

  • #3824
    Quote from ravediver »
    Quote from dyoxia »

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

    Quote from dyoxia »

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

    Responses like this are unwanted, unncecessary, and indicators that you really need to work on your people skills and/or get some therapy.  The OP wasn't unreasonable, not that it would warrant Dyoxia's anti-social response.

    There is no one answer or reason for anything, and if you think you know it (certainly enough to answer as you did), you need help.

    Yes players like that are what ruin games for others and are unwelcome in game and on sites like these. 

  • #3820
    Quote from dyoxia »

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

    Quote from dyoxia »

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

    Responses like this are unwanted, unncecessary, and indicators that you really need to work on your people skills and/or get some therapy.  The OP wasn't unreasonable, not that it would warrant Dyoxia's anti-social response.

    There is no one answer or reason for anything, and if you think you know it (certainly enough to answer as you did), you need help.

  • #3819
    Quote from dyoxia »

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

    The Last time I used this database it imported nodes that were pre cata in the old zones


  • #3818

    Uh or just get the WoWhead database which will give you 95% of every single fking node/herb whatever in the game. Just google it

  • #3811

    PLEASE give option to not display Dark Soil on minimap!!!!!!

    It hides everything else because there are just too many nodes, I can't see quest ? and ! icons. It s/b an option to disable showing those in either minimap or normal map or both.

  • #3810

    Updated to latest version, now getting a ton of errors. If I don't reload the UI, I lose the nodes on the maps.

    Date: 2012-11-02 11:06:24
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherUtil.lua line 311:
       script ran too long
       Gatherer\GatherUtil.lua:311: GetNodeTexture()
       Gatherer\GatherMapNotes.lua:132: MapDraw()
       Gatherer\GatherEvent.lua:103: OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    mapZone = 806
    gatherType = "MINE"
    index = 734
    texture = "Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\Icons\Mine\GhostIron"
    trimTexture = false
    maxCount = 0
    (for generator) = "Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\Icons\Mine\GhostIron"
    (for state) = false
    (for control) = 1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 8
    (*temporary) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:660
    (*temporary) = "script ran too long"

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  • #3813

    Colliding Addons

  • #3809

    Will this eventually include skinning locations?

  • #3807

    Date: 2012-10-31 21:18:04
    ID: -14
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua line 1072:
       attempt to call global '_tr' (a nil value)
    frame = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
     UnregisterEvent = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:1033
     SetScript = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:1138
    event = "ADDON_LOADED"
    arg1 = "Gatherer"
    savedData = <table> {
     3 = <table> {
     dbVersion = 3
    (*temporary) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherNotifications.lua:62
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "STORAGE_DB_CATACLYSMIC"
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call global '_tr' (a nil value)"
    globalName = "GatherItems"
    corruptData = true
    dbVersion = 5
    data = nil
    lib = <table> {
     ClearDatabase = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:294
     MassImportMode = false
     GetNodeInspected = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:594
     GetGatherInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:544
     GetNodeInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:571
     HasDataOnZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:414
     RemoveGatherFromNode = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:356
     GetNodeCounts = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:463
     SetNodeInspected = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:584
     RemoveGather = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:376
     GetNodeGatherNames = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:997
     ClosestNodesInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:958
     ClosestNodes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:824
     GetNodeCountsByGatherType = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:508
     ZoneGatherNodes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:781
     ZoneGatherNames = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:733
     GetAreaIndices = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:686
     RemoveNode = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:351
     IsGatherInZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:423
     ImportDatabase = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:1196
     GetGatherCountsForZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:487
     AddNode = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:122
     IsGatherTypeInZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:449
     IsNodeInZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\GatherStorage.lua:438

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  • #3808

    I'll try to get this fixed tonight.

    Update: Fixed in version 4.0.6

    Last edited by Esamynn on 11/1/2012 9:26:42 PM
  • #3806

    does this addon show you on the map the locations of what you are looking for before finding them or only showing you after you find them? if there is a way it shows you on the map of the locations of the herbs/ore and its just you need to configure something please tell me because its not showing me anything on the map.

  • #3805

    This does not have the 'database' button you need to install that addon 'GathererDB WoWHead' WI has it Cool

  • #3804

    Where is the import database button? I am not able to locate it in the version from 10/06/2012. Uninstalled the other Gatherer addon, uninstalled the Gatherer2 addon, reinstalled the version from here. Closed the game and restarted it. Still no import button. I have downloaded the database from the website for this addon. So where/how do I import it? There is no option/button available for that function in this version. Cry Guess I'll go back to the other one until this one is fixed.

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