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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 14,225,843 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/13/2014
  • Created 02/18/2008
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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.
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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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  • #3861

    A stupid question: what does "All" after every tracking options mean?

  • #3860

    Everything is gone. My nodes from every proffession, mounds of dirt everything. It's like it cleared everything. I was on yesterday and it was fine. Log in this morning and everything is clear, my list of nodes is empty! WHY?!?!?!

  • #3859

    My Hud is not showing up at all. any suggestions on how i can fix this?

  • #3858

    In the german translation in V4.2.0 there are two little bugs that crush the configuration dialog:


    --- D:/World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/Gatherer/GatherStrings.lua.original    So Mrz 31 16:48:45 2013
    +++ D:/World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/Gatherer/GatherStrings.lua    Sa Mrz 30 17:41:46 2013
    @@ -246,7 +246,7 @@
             ["CONFIG_MINIICON_ENABLE"]    = "Zeige Minimap-Button";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ADD_LABEL"]    = "Minimap-Zusatz";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ANON_ENABLE"]    = "Zeige anonyme Punkte";
    -        ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ANON_OPACITY"]    = "Knoten Transparenz: %d %";
    +        ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ANON_OPACITY"]    = "Knoten Transparenz: %d%%";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ANON_TINT"]    = "Färbe unerkannte Punkte rot";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_DISTANCE"]    = "Entfernung: %d Meter";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_ENABLE"]    = "Zeige die Punkte in der Minimap";
    @@ -266,7 +266,7 @@
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_TRACKING_CIRCLE_ENABLE"]    = "Zum Tracking-Icon ändern wenn in der Nähe";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_TRACKING_DISTANCE"]    = "verfolgen bis: %d Meter";
             ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_TRACKING_ENABLE"]    = "Erlaube Trackingfeature";
    -        ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_TRACKING_OPACITY"]    = "Icon Transparenz: 5d %";
    +        ["CONFIG_MINIMAP_TRACKING_OPACITY"]    = "Icon Transparenz: %d%%";
             ["CONFIG_OPEN_FILTER_LABEL"]    = "Schätze die gesucht werden";
             ["CONFIG_PROFILE_CHANGE_NOTIFICATION"]    = "Profil auswählen: %1";
             ["CONFIG_PROFILE_CREATE_COPY"]    = "Profil kopieren";

  • #3857

    Are you going to add Trove of the Thunder King chest locations to the data base?

    One man one brain, 2 men 1/2 a brain, 3 brains

  • #3856

    I'm having an issue, it's driving me apeshit. 
    I've been out of wow for a few mouths, last I played I was I was able to make to show me an ant trail and way-points from node to node, after I'd discovered the node. I LOVED this feature, and I can't figure out how to turn it on.
    I know it's probably me, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. 

    Please help.. I'm going crazy here. :(

  • #3855
    database dissapeared

    Hi, any reason why after updating my old database is gone, and so thousands of gathers??

  • #3854


    I don't know if it's a localization (French client) or a general bug, but since 5.2 Gatherer stopped tracking archeo nodes.

    I still have those collected prior to 5.2, but Gatherer doesn't save gathering anymore. It's ok with me for mantid's ones, but even Pandaren and Mogu ones are not saved anymore.

    NB : didn"t test with older spots like fossils.

  • #3853

    i love this addon. but have u ever think about add fish pools? that would be great too :o

  • #3850

    thx for the update and i agree 2 days is nothing.

    I got a question / problem that i think is caused by gatherer, not 100% sure but I believe it's gatherer's fault. When i am flying around and i change zone, or the name of the area changes, while i am checking some other zone in the map, it resets me back to the the zone i currently am at.

    For example i am auto flying from orgrimmar straight south, and i am checking in map badlands. Moment i exit orgrimmar or fly into a differently named area in durotar, it brings the map back to durotar.

    Anybody else has this?

  • #3851

    Default UI behavior.
    (Note however that under most circumstances changing Sub-zones. [Razor Hill to Senjin Village for example] should not cause this to happen, only when the map itself has to change [like entering the Valley of Trials which now has its own zone map].)

    Last edited by user642 on 3/10/2013 6:15:40 PM
  • #3848

    Thanks for the zone updates!

    For those concerned about the amount of time it took, 2 days isn't that unusual. I still have 16 addons that haven't updated for 5.2 yet, while only 7 addons have been updated. That's about par for the course this soon after a patch. Keeping in mind that most addons are run by people who volunteer their time, it's best to be patient. IMO of course.

  • #3846

    Thank you so much for this upgrade Norganna!!!!

    One man one brain, 2 men 1/2 a brain, 3 brains

  • #3843

    The "Gatherer Warning" is annoying. Having read other comments  (and responses) I understand why the update may take a while... though other add-ons seemed to have anticipated the arrival of the patch. Whatever, the constant nagging, reminding me to do something YOU HAVEN'T MADE AVAILABLE is a pain. Why can't you turn it off, or at least give us the option to disable it.

    Being a great add-on (which Gatherer is) and being open sourced (which it also is) doesn't award a pass on annoying programming.

    Last edited by CabbyZ on 3/7/2013 4:14:37 PM
  • #3841

    very very dissapointed with this addon...i have used it for years with no problem....its will not work with pandaria. i used it on snow leopard, with no results..i just updated to mountain lion today and it still will not work!....i have uninstalled with curse,through my main wow addon folder..deleted from the trash can, restarted the mac..when i do an install,it will not do a clean still gives me what i had before! my son is using lion and has never had any problem with this working..we have exactly the same addons installed. i unchecked all my addons and only ran gatherer and it still did not work!

    i can see stuff on my mini map as a hud overlay which i dont want....there are no icons on my mini map and none on my main map..this is very frustrating!

    i installed nodes from my sons account but he only gave me 300 odd out of his thousands he has,that didnt work...i used the database from wowhead..and nothing! i have thousands of nodes in my list...they just wont show up anywhere :(

    so frustrated that i have to stop using an addon that i have used for years, especially when my sons is working fine. and yes it has been updated to the latest release :(

    Last edited by sorsha on 3/7/2013 10:56:28 AM
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