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  • 653 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 56,437 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 01/12/2007
  • 385 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.0
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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.
  • 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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  • #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!

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  • #70

    I can't link any items. It's been like this for months now. I've used and loved this addon for years and it's exactly what I want, a simple way to look up any item and link it. I dont want to have to use AtlasLoot or something overly complex, I love Ludwig. Unfortunately, all you can do now is look up items for yourself. When you shift-click to link, it shows up in the chat-entry box fine. Meaning, if you type /2 Check out this item and then shift click a link in Ludwig, it'll show the link in the text entry box... but when you hit enter to send, nothing happens. No error, nothing, nothing sends. It doesn't even send what you typed minus the link, it does NOTHING.

    It's been like this for ages now. Is this addon not being developed anymore? I kept assuming it would be fixed but I have updated with new versions several times now and what seems to be a MASSIVE bug that pretty much entirely negates this addons usefulness is still present.

    Please fix! <3

  • #71

    Found a "workaround" for this problem.

    If you want to post a certain item search for it via

    /lw <name>

    and then link(shift-click) the search result.

    Worked for me (wanted to post the new wl green fire book).

    Hope this helps until this is fixed.

  • #73

    Not even linking via the windows works for me. So for now, this addon does not work at all (for me)

    Searching the item via chat instead of in the ludwig window works, sorry. Still annoying that the window doesn't work, though

    Last edited by seth_aluma on 5/28/2013 12:50:14 AM
  • #68

    There's a bug with [[item] linking.

    Well two bugs really.

    The first is that it won't send the message if tab completion was used. By that I mean I type /2 [[someItem] and try and send it and i get no error, but the message doesn't go through either. In fact NONE of your item links work.

    Also, there is a rather serious bug with tab completion that makes it rather impossible to use. Take the following item names: "Item AAA"  "Item BBB"  "Item CCC" . Tab completeion will NOT allow you to type [[Item BBB] It assumes you want Item AAA and there's no way to override it.

    If you try and type in Item BBB you get forced to write Item ABB, which obviously does not find the item.

    Last edited by WanderingFox on 11/29/2012 12:15:13 PM
  • #69

    Yes, the [[item]] linking needs to be rewritten. Not only it is quite slow, it could be much smarter.
    Just neitehr of the developers had enough time yet. We'll get into it eventually :D 

    Developer of addons such as Bagnon, OmniCC, PetTracker and Scrap.
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  • #67

    is the window movable? or can u make it movable?


  • #63

    about the search function: some years ago i was able to use the search function of ludwig with german words, now it finds only words in english.


    for example: i type in German "Ring des Großwals" --> Ludwig doesn't find

    i have to type in English "Ring of the Great Whale" --> Ludwig finds


    i have to know every english word for the german item names, thats pitty

  • #64

    From Ludwig description: This version only works on English clients!

    Developer of addons such as Bagnon, OmniCC, PetTracker and Scrap.
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  • #66

    Because, before patch 4.1, there was no database included in Ludwig itself. It was possible back then to simply query all the information of items that the user already had seen.

    That is not truth anymore. The English item database ocuppies 1.4MB. If we were to include the database of every localization, the download would simply become... well, make the math, it would be enourmous!

    Last edited by Jaliborc on 1/30/2012 5:04:23 AM

    Developer of addons such as Bagnon, OmniCC, PetTracker and Scrap.
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  • #65

    i can read :) but why was i able to use the german search function in the past with german words? and not now? Is it to complicatet or to much (difficult) work to insert the german database in your project? If you have time, it would be nice, that you can do it!


    sry for my bad english...

    Last edited by Beckenbauer on 1/29/2012 7:47:00 AM
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