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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 2,033,644 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/22/2015
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.9.13
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About Pawn

Pawn calculates scores for items to help you easily find upgrades for your gear. It's completely customizable, and applicable to any class and situation: for example, it can help you decide whether to equip the ring with a higher item level but one stat you don't want (say, strength for shamans), or the ring with the lower item level but all good stats. It's that level of customization that makes it very different from more general mods like GearScore and more specialized mods like TankPoints.

Pawn can be used by new players right off the bat without needing to change any options, or by advanced players who plan out their gear upgrades, build Excel spreadsheets, install Rawr, and read Elitist Jerks.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, Spanish (European), German, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese, and includes an untested translation into Traditional Chinese. Unlike most addons, it's NOT possible to use the English version on a language that it doesn't support. (If you're interested in helping translate Pawn into other languages, let me know!)

Staying in touch

Become a fan of Vger on Facebook and get updates of new versions and stuff like that. You can also leave questions or comments there if you don't have an account on this site.

Prerelease alpha versions of Pawn are occasionally available on CurseForge.

Getting started

Pawn will automatically set itself up to work with your characters, but there's a lot that you can do to customize it. See the readme file included with Pawn for more information on getting the most out of Pawn.

Version 1.9.13

    Included a variety of updates and improvements to the French translation.

Version 1.9.12

    Included the correct version of the French translation (with the changes from 1.9.10, which were accidentally reverted in the 1.9.11 release).

Version 1.9.11

    Significant changes to the built-in Wowhead scales.  (Note that this iteration doesn't include spell power, attack power, or weapon DPS.  This is the design of the Wowhead scales, not a problem with Pawn.)
    Lots of further improvements to the Spanish translation.

Version 1.9.10

    Fixed a problem where weapon speed was not read properly in Spanish.
    Made a few changes to try to make the French version of Pawn understand large numbers (1,000 or greater) better.

Version 1.9.9

    Given their exorbitant cost, Pawn will no longer suggest Greater Taladite gems on gear lower than item level 685 (mythic Highmaul).
    Fixed the problem where some new Draenor wands caused an error to appear in the chat log and did not have their DPS calculated correctly.
    Attempted to fix a problem in Spanish where numbers greater than 1,000 were not read properly.

Version 1.9.8

    New scales from Wowhead have been integrated into Pawn, and the starter scales that Pawn previously included have been removed.
    Includes a new Spanish translation, which is still a work-in-progress.
    Fixed a bug where the socketing advisor would always unhelpfully suggest that you put a gem "of any color" into a prismatic socket.
    Fixed a bug where It was difficult or impossible to change the color of a scale, depending on where the Pawn window is situated.  (It was difficult if the scale list happened to be behind the color window.)
    Fixed a bug where if you opened your chest of Garrison Resources and the last item you won (it showed up in a "you won!" popup) was an upgrade, the Garrison Resources would also show up as an upgrade.  (Hey, maybe you got some Complicated Wood instead of Simple Wood.)
    Removed the code that dealt with Wrathion's Breath of the Black Prince item, which added sockets to certain weapons, but is no longer obtainable by new players and not relevant to current content.

Version 1.9.7

    Strength, Agility, Intellect, and Stamina can't be marked as "unusable" in custom scales.  (Since multiple primary stats are on most armor pieces now, marking those as unusable leads to some confusing and unexpected results.)
    Made a couple small improvements to the French, German, and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.6

    Pawn will now no longer suggest gems for items below level 630 (level 100 heroic dungeon).  (This change is particularly noticeable for helms, which had high-value meta sockets at level 90, but not at level 100.)
    Improved the German and Simplified Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.5

    Additional changes to try to prevent the "UseSpecialQuestItem" error from occurring when clicking items in the objectives list.
    More improvements to the Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.4

    Dodge and Parry on low-level items will now be treated as if they were Bonus Armor, at a 2:1 ratio.  (40 Parry on an item will be treated as 20 Bonus Armor.)
    Pawn will now once again work with AtlasLoot even when the "Use GameTooltip" AtlasLoot setting is off.  (Release versions only, not the latest AtlasLoot beta.)
    The warrior tank starter scale now properly has a value for bonus armor.
    Included lots of improvements to the Traditional Chinese translation.

Version 1.9.3

    Changed the way that Pawn uses item tooltips, in the hopes that it will prevent issues where the game blocks certain buttons and actions due to "taint."
    Fixed a bug where a few settings wouldn't be saved when logging out, including Pawn's list of your best items used for determining upgrades.
    Included new French translations.

Version 1.9.2

    Continued changes to the starter scales and translations.

Version 1.9.1

    Bonus armor is now listed as a separate stat from base armor and can be given a value independently.
    Significantly increased the value of armor and bonus armor in the tank starter scales.
    Fixed a harmless error where a message about #(Item1.UnknownLines could appear in the chat log when using the Compare tab.
    Fixed a harmless error where a message about being unable to parse the item link could appear in the chat log when hovering over a caged battle pet.

Version 1.9

    Updated for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor.  Many features have changed in some way as a result of item changes in patch 6.0.
    I updated the visuals for the Pawn UI to be a little more warlordy.
    A new set of starter scales have been added for all classes and specs.  You can use these scales as you would the old Wowhead scales, and you can also customize them to your heart's content.
    The Wowhead scales have been disabled since they haven't been updated for patch 6.0 and would do more harm than good.
    The values of Pawn's default scale have changed to be a more appropriate starting point for WoW 6.0.
    New stats are recognized and can be assigned values on the Values tab: Bonus Armor, Multistrike, Versatility, Movement Speed, Leech, Avoidance, Indestructible.
    Obsolete stats (hit, etc.) are removed from your scales upon logging in, and have been removed from the UI.
    All of the new Taladite gems in Warlords of Draenor are now in Pawn's database.
    The changes to stats on pre-Draenor gems in Pawn's database have been taken into account for purposes of gem recommendations.  (I anticipate that I'll need to do another update of gem stats before the expansion hits.)
    A new option has been added, on by default: "Ignore sockets on low-level items."  When this option is enabled, Pawn will ignore sockets when calculating values of low-level items (currently, any item below level 463), so they won't have inflated values when Pawn determines upgrades.
    Pawn's calculations for item values no longer take reforging potential into account since that feature is gone from the game.
    All code for Pawn's Reforge Advisor feature has been removed.
    Changed the way that information about your best items for purposes of determining upgrades is stored and processed.  (I now use item links instead of item IDs, since in Warlords of Draenor, a mythic version of one item and the raid finder version of the same item might have the same ID but a different bonus suffix.)

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  • #1016
    Thanks for the hint, was getting three error messages with the Pawn 1.3.7 that went away after adding that line to my German Localization.lua.
  • #1010
    is there someway to give pawn a soft reset? cause i sometimes make a character of one class and delete it, and then create a other with the same name, however, it seems to remember the class of the first one. it thougt my priest was a warlock cause it used to be one, i now had to completely reinstall curse and delete as saved setting to fix it.
  • #1012
    You can delete all of the Pawn.lua files under \World of Warcraft\WTF... there will be one per account and one per character. That will reset all Pawn settings.

    But easier would be to just go to your "broken" character, highlight the scales you don't want (the three warlock ones), and then uncheck "show this scale in tooltips" at the bottom. Then find the scales that you do want (the three priest ones), and then add them using the same method.
  • #1014
    ah thanks, works like a charm, i wonder why i couldn't think of that option, well, at least you toke the time to tell me
  • #1018
    And, it's good feedback for me that there ARE people who name different characters the same thing. It was something I considered when writing Pawn 1.3 (with all those Wowhead scales), but wasn't sure if it was going to be a problem or not.
  • #1009
    I've posted Pawn 1.3.6, which includes a bunch of performance enhancements. On my computer it shaves about 2 seconds off of the time it takes me to log in, and on particularly old computers it may speed things up even more. Overall, about 95% of the login time Pawn was responsible for has been eliminated, and there are speed improvements in the 5-10% range in various other places too.

    I've got a couple more performance enhancements in mind for a later version, but this one's a big one so I wanted to get it out sooner rather than later.
  • #1005
    i want to ask you something,does ilvl count as a plus for an item? because i compared 2 different ilvl items and i saw a +12 on the higher.
  • #1007
    Item scores are unaffected by the item's level. But, if you put two items into the Compare tab, it will show you the difference between their item levels (like "+13"), if you have item level display turned on in Interface Options.
  • #1006
    and something else,does the pawn ignore hit and expertise when my char is capped? (and if it possible to detect heroic presence)
  • #1008
    No, the current stats of your character do not automatically affect your scales. The recommendation is that once you find yourself with an abundance of hit or expertise, you reduce the value of those stats in your scales or remove them entirely. Using something like Rawr to generate your scales will do this for you.
  • #1004
    I've published an update that includes some changes to make Pawn easier for new users, and also adds untested support for mastery rating for people in the Cataclysm beta.
  • #999
    hey VgerAN,

    any idea when you release a german-patch/version, since with 3.3.5 no support for showing detailed score in the tooltips anymore. and somehow - i became addicted to pawn ^^ helped me a lot

    regards
  • #1000
    Sorry, this version of Pawn is English-only. The German version is maintained by someone else; I don't read German, but it sounds like he might have quit WoW.

    http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/pawn-german.aspx

    You might be able to work around this by downloading the English version and the German version, and taking the German version of "Localization.lua" and copying it over the English version's other files. Only Localization.lua should be different between the two.
  • #1001
    first of all, sorry, i was confused, taking you for the author of the english and german addon - since the GER in your name ...

    anyways - i did as you told here, and it worked! i can use pawn again like i am used to ...

    i guess with cataclysm new things to translate will pop up - i would already offer my help in translations.

    regards
    dave
  • #1002
    Thanks. Right now the only change I see in Cataclysm is mastery rating on equipment and gems. I'm still hoping that Blizzard will make one small change to let addon authors get at items' current stats... if they do, it will eliminate most of the need for translation of Pawn.
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