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  • World of Warcraft
  • 208 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 61,590 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/06/2014
  • Created 01/12/2007
  • 389 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.2
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About Ludwig


Ludwig is an ingame item database addon. What makes it different from similar addons? Well, mainly it:

  • Includes all existing items right from the start
  • Searches trough more than 47.000 items in a blink
  • Allows you to easly type any item [[link] into the chat
  • Mostly Load on Demand


  • /lw or /ludwig - Brings up the search frame
  • /lw <name> - Prints out a list in the chat window of the top 10 items matching <name>

Linking Items

Simply type two brackets followed by the item name and a closing bracket in the end (ex: [[Staff]). Ludwig will automatically convert it into the item link, and make suggestions as you type the name. Handy, isn't it?


  • This version only works on English clients!
  • Source code for Ludwig can be found on GitHub.
  • Fixed preventing links generated by the addon from showing in the chat frame.
  • Fixed issue preventing slash commands from working properly.
  • Fixed bug issue in the linkerator generating error messages but having no effect.
  • Updated database with new items and categories.
  • Updated for The Iron Tide.
  • Added LibDataBroker support (for addons such as Titan, Bagnon, ChocolateBar, or ButtonBin).
  • Fixed all isues preventing the linkerator from working properly.
    • Links can now be posted to chat.
    • Whitespace characters are no longer ignored.
  • Largely optimized linkerator's performance (about 15 times faster). It now delivers results in realtime.
  • Reduced database size by 10%. This means less memory usage and slighly faster searches.
  • Improved search by level performance.
  • Updated for Siege of Ogrimmar.
  • Updated for patch Escalation.
  • Added some missing items.
  • Updated database for patch The Thunder King.
  • Updated database to patch 5.1: Landfall.
  • Updated database for Mists of Pandaria
  • Jaliborc: Fixed a bug causing wrong items to be shown for leather, mail and plate slots
  • Jaliborc: Items are now organized by level as well
  • Jaliborc: No more "Jaliborc:" tag from now on. If no tag is here, it means it was me.
  • Jaliborc: Completly rewritten the categories dropdown to fix a bug
  • Jaliborc: Updated for patch 4.2
  • Jaliborc: Included all Firelands items
  • Jaliborc: Now works with 4.1
  • Jaliborc: Completely redesigned and improved
  • Jaliborc: Includes all items in-game right from the start
  • Jaliborc: Searches trough thousands of items in a blaze
  • Jaliborc: Mostly Load on Demand
  • Jaliborc: Only works on English clients. Versions for other clients should be released in a close future.
  • Added linkerator support for multiple chat frames
  • Fixed a bug when linking an item from the chat frame.
  • Added compatibility with WoW 3.3.5
  • Bumped TOC for 3.3
  • Bumped TOC for 3.2
  • TOC Bump + Potential WIM bugfix
  • Added "Heirloom" option to quality selector
  • Fixed a bug causing the DB to be reloaded on item scroll
  • Cleaned up the code a bit. Still need to work on the GUI/localization
  • Altered slash commands. See addon description for details.
  • Bumped the max item ID to check from 40k to 60k. Glyphs, etc, should now appear.
  • Fixed a crash issue when linking tradeskills
  • Made Wrath compatible
  • Seems to be causing a lot more CPU usage now, will investigate later


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  • #91

    How do I dislike an addon?

    Ludwig is missing items and seeing how the entire point of the addon is to be a database of all the game's items, it completely fails. I give it 1/10 especially since you mislead people by saying that it contains all the game's items.

  • #90

    I can't link items in the chat. Brilliant addon, what I've been searching for, but I need the link option to work! :)

    Patch: 6.2.2

  • #89

    this needs a translated database for german clients :(

  • #87


    So I was searching for a one-handed axe, and it didn't seem to be in the database, I tried for a few others, and they weren't either. So I checked at the right bottom drop-down list, and there was no option to filter down to one-handed axes. I suppose this is a bug?

    But the addon overall is VERY handy, I've been using it for quite a while now, and I have had a lot of use to it since. Thanks

  • #86

    BUG (?): When I select "Weapons > Thrown" from the bottom right dropdown, the game freezes, no errors or anything. Works fine for other weapon types.

    Using EU (enGB) client.

  • #88

    Tried this, and i's still the case. 

  • #85


    Firstly, thank you very much, so much, for this simple yet highly useful addon! Seems to be just what I was looking for after trying many other item database related addons. Simple, fast and accurate.

    I need just one thing though: I see that the items are sorted by their price. Is there a way to sort them by their item level. A small "Sort by" feature would be great. It may include options to sort by "Item Name, Item Price, Item Level, Required Level" etc.

    If you wouldn't want to add that feature, can you please tell me how I can modify the addon so it sorts by item level by default?

    THANK YOU! :)

  • #84

    Thank you for *finally* fixing the linking.

  • #79

    This does not work on non en-US client right?

  • #83

    Everything is working except for shift-clicking items to link them in chat. This has been an issue for a very, very long time. At *least* a year. I don't understand how the developer is pushing updates and watching this page and yet has done nothing about this in a YEAR. Ludwig was fantastic for the longest time and my personal favorite. It's far better than Atlas Loot and is exactly what I wanted; a simple way to search for an item, find it, and link it. Apparently you could previously get past the "cant link" by using "/lw <item>" in chat, but now that just opens the default frame. 


    Without linking this is just a way to personally look at items... which is still sort of useful, but defeats a huge portion of the purpose of this.

  • #78

    How about a simple integration with Titan Panel? Just a small button that when pressen calls up ludwig? Would be great. Thanks!

  • #77

    page says it supports 5.4, but the only reason i downloaded this addon was for the [[link] option which doesnt do a thing but list what you typed in chat. no link. is this something that will be fixed?

  • #76

    When I type think it is not sent:

    Doesn't work from AddOn Window too, just works when I list by searching for the item name... I play in a Brazilian server but my WoW is in english.

    Last edited by jjnilton on 11/21/2013 7:56:36 PM
  • #74

    Is this going to be updated for 5.4?

    Last edited by Malfious on 11/19/2013 8:18:42 AM
  • #75

    Ups, forgot to upload the version. Comming right up!

    Developer of addons such as Bagnon, OmniCC, PetTracker and Scrap.
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