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  • Supports: 5.4.1
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  • Updated 11/18/2013
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.8.11
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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, 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 1.8.11

    Made a tweak to make Pawn's Quest Advisor work better with ElvUI.
    Updated Russian and German translations.

Version 1.8.10

    The new Timeless, Flexible, Warforged, and Heroic Warforged items will no longer show a (?) next to those terms.

Version 1.8.10a

    Actually including the right file this time so the fix described in the notes works.
    New German translation updates.

Version 1.8.10b

    New Russian and Simplified Chinese translation updates.

Version 1.8.9

    Items that an Eye of the Black Prince can be applied to (Sha-Touched weapons from Heart of Fear and Terrace of Eternal Spring, Level 502 Blacksmithing weapons, and weapons that drop in Throne of Thunder) will be valued assuming that you add the socket to that weapon.  Weapons from heroic scenarios and Siege of Orgrimmar will not.  (Previously only Sha-Touched weapons were correctly being valued in this way.)
    Made a few adjustments to try to better handle chest armor that is classified as "robes" by the game.
    Minor changes for patch 5.4.

Version 1.8.8

    Fixed some issues with upgrade displays showing incorrect information for wands.
    Fixed some issues with upgrade displays showing incorrect information for characters that don't save healing gear but still have a healing scale enabled.

Version 1.8.7

    Pawn will now no longer show any weapons other than daggers as upgrades for assassination rogues when using the default Wowhead scales.
    Fixed a rare bug that could occur with quests such as Returned Sevenfold that include both a choice of rewards and some guaranteed rewards, where Pawn could incorrectly display upgrade symbols that were intended for the guaranteed rewards on the icons for the reward choices.
    Fixed a problem that appears to be new for patch 5.3 where inspecting another player that you're not also targeting would not calculate an average item level for that player's equipment.

Version 1.8.6

    Adjusted the values of PvP power and PvP resilience on MoP-quality gems to their new (halved) values.
    Added Tense Imperial Amethyst.

Version 1.8.5

    A few minor changes to work around a rare issue where Pawn would load files in a different order on some machines.

Version 1.8.4

    Priests will no longer incorrectly see bows, crossbows, and guns as potential upgrades when using the built-in Wowhead scales.

Version 1.8.3

    Sha-touched items from Heart of Fear and Terrace of Eternal Spring (all difficulties) will now always be valued (for base value) as if you've completed Wrathion's Chapter II questline and can add a prismatic socket to the item.
    Added a Brailian Portuguese translation.  Thanks maxmag!
    Includes minor updates to the other translations.
    Fixed a couple minor display issues on the Compare tab when one item had sockets and the other did not.
    Thunderforged and Heroic Thunderforged items on the English PTR will no longer show (?) on their tooltips.

Version 1.8.2

    Fixed a bug in average item level calculations when inspecting hunters.  (Their ranged weapons were only getting counted for half the appropriate level.)
    The Reforging Advisor will now also show up when you right-click an item while talking to an arcane reforger.

Version 1.8.1

    This version of Pawn now includes French support, thanks to translation volunteers othor and Snuff, and an untested Traditional Chinese translation based on work by BNSSNB.
    Reduced Pawn's memory usage by about 35% (at least on my PC) by optimizing the way translations are loaded.  Pawn's memory usage should return to about where it was back when it was for a single language only.
    Corrected a calculation problem where the Ghost Iron Dragonling trinket was undervalued because Pawn suggested Cataclysm cogwheels for it instead of Mists of Pandaria cogwheels.  (Thanks durandal42!)
    Fixed a minor problem that could occur when using the Compare tab if you used Pawn in the past (or on another computer), then stopped using it, then sold some of your best items, and then started using it again.

Version 1.8

    This version of Pawn now works for German and Russian in addition to English.  Big thanks to the translation volunteers Sandmahn and mgotovtsev!  It also has an untested Simplified Chinese translation based on work by bigbamboo.
    This version also contains a large number of changes to prepare for German, Russian, and more languages in the future.
    Some now-unnecessary information that was being stored in Pawn's SavedVariables file will now be removed when logging out.
    Reorganized the Options tab to make it a bit cleaner.  Options for changing the digits of displayed precision for values and for controlling the visibility of (?) icons on tooltips were removed.
    Changed a bunch of bits of text throughout Pawn.
    Worked around a problem that occurred with Pawn annotations showing up on AtlasLoot items twice.  (To show Pawn annotations on AtlasLoot items, click Options in AtlasLoot and then check Use GameTooltip.)
    Added support for the Pyrium Weapon Chain and Living Steel Weapon Chain.
    Crystals of Fear will now no longer improperly show (?) on their tooltips.


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  • #2088

    There were incorrect path to arrow texture in Russian translation, fixed since 1.8 alpha 4.

  • #2082

    As long I can see your add-on reads the stats in the items.

    If we consider that "Regail's Crackling Dagger", it’s called "Adaga Faiscante de Regail" in Portuguese or "Daga resonante de Regail" in Spanish. Besides the name changes the specs remain the same.
    It’s not possible to use a library that links the name of the items and another with the stats of them in English?

    PS: Your addon its awesome, its only reason that I still play WoW in english. Congratz.

  • #2083

    Glad you like it!  Thanks for the suggestion.  Right now the game doesn't offer a way to reliably get the English stats from an item in a non-English version of WoW, and I don't think that it's a practical solution to try to maintain a massive list of each item in the game and its stats.  The good news, though, is that the next version of Pawn will finally work for English, German, AND Russian, and someday once all of the translations are in order, it should be able to support a wide variety of languages.

  • #2080


    i wanted to know where i can get the Pawn version for the German client on your homepage i didn't find anything.



  • #2081

    Merry Christmas!  The links to the non-English versions are in the description above.  Here's the German version.

    We're currently working to combine the different versions of Pawn into one.

  • #2087

    You can also now (or in an hour or two) check out Pawn 1.8 beta 1 from this page; the main version of Pawn now supports English, German, and Russian.

  • #2084

    Thank you ;)

  • #2076

    Hi VgerAN, Loving the addon. Got myself upto 90 and taking a good look at its options and such.

    I am however confused regarding its scales, I would presume using the scales provided by AskMrRobot would give my spec the exact numbers i need, however im seeing decimal point values from AMR where Pawn is using wholenumbers.

    I've attempted to search wowhead for any weight values but failing to find anything i can actually use. Any chance you could help me out with this? (preferably how i could use AMR's values in Pawn correctly). Thank you and keep up the great addon.

  • #2077

    Hi!  The scales that come with Pawn are taken directly from Wowhead—the numbers you see in Pawn should closely mirror what you see in the Item Comparison feature in Wowhead.  I've heard that Wowhead now gets its stat weights from Ask Mr. Robot, but I haven't confirmed it.  You can go ahead and use fractional stat numbers with Pawn and it will handle them just fine—21.228273 is just as valid for a stat weight as 73.

    If you'd like to use stat weights from Ask Mr. Robot (or any other online source), here's what I'd suggest:

    1. Choose the built-in scale that matches your class/spec most closely (such as Shaman: restoration).  On the Scale tab, click Copy, and give yours a nice name.
    2. Go to the Values tab, and then replace all of the stat values there with ones from the website or guide you want to follow.

    You can also just start from a completely blank slate in #1, but the advantage of copying an existing scale is that you'll already have all of the item types that you can't use marked as "unusable" (like swords and off-hand weapons for shamans) so Pawn will never show you those items as upgrades.  The disadvantage is that if you miss a stat when typing in values, and your stat values are all things like 1.02 and the built-in ones are all things like 40 or 100, you might get some crazy-weird suggestions.

    I hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any other questions or need any clarification, and merry Christmas.

  • #2079

    Yes, that should work just fine.  I still do recommend that you start with one of the existing scales for the reason I gave, to save a little time, but it's not required.

    If you look at the values, you can see that they are in the same priority order at pretty similar proportions, so the results you'll get from Pawn will be very similar whether you use those numbers from Ask Mr. Robot or the built-in scale.  (Probably the ones on Ask Mr. Robot are either just a little newer than what come with Pawn, or they were built for a character of a different gear level.)

  • #2078

    Thank you so much for the prompt response; I think its best i clarify my confusion, i think you'll see what i mean.

    Pawn Scales; DK: Frost

    Strength = 100
    Stamina = 0.1
    Crit = 48
    Haste = 56
    Hit = 81
    Mastery = 36
    Attack power = 42
    Expertise = 90
    Melee: DPS = 335

    AskMrRobot: 2h Frost

    MH Dps: 9.1
    Strength  = 3.17
    Expertise = 2.93
    Physical Hit = 2.7
    Haste = 1.75
    Crit = 1.38
    Attack Power = 1.16
    Mastery = 1.06

    As you can see the two scales are completly different altogether, so if im understanding it correctly i should just put AMR's values into a custom scale on Pawn and all should be fine?

  • #2073
    Translated version

    Is there now a german version in sight?


  • #2074

    Hi!  You can download a German version of Pawn 1.6.9 using the link in the description above.  In 1.8 I've finally produced a "global" version of Pawn and we're working on getting that translated into other languages.  Hopefully it won't be too long until we're done, but there are close to 500 translated bits of text in Pawn to deal with so it's not a trivial project unfortunately.

  • #2069

    I have a strange issue. I am a warlock and I have a raid finder version of Lo'shan, Terror Incarnate with the sha-touched gem socketed. After I socketed the gem pawn reports constantly that it is a huge upgrade for me even when I have it equipped and no other weapons on me. All other 1H weapons that I pick up show as upgrades even when they clearly aren't. It isn't crashing and I don't have this issue with any other slot. Any ideas?

  • #2070

    Hmmm.  If you open up Pawn's Compare tab, select one of the scales that it shows up as an upgrade for, and then put that item in the upper-left corner, what item does it show in the lower-left under the text "your best"?  Does the same weapon show up?  (It should, if it's your best.)  What happens when you compare it versus a clearly inferior one-handed weapon?

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