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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,694,275 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.9.2
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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 1.9.2

    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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  • #2120

    Hmmm, are you using Pawn_Scrap or another addon that uses information from Pawn?  Does this problem only occur for that character?  Is it a new character that hasn't ever been used with Pawn?

  • #2117

    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (EleHit) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (Ele) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale ("Wowhead":DeathKnightBloodDps) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (Feral) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale ("Wowhead":DeathKnightFrostTank) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (EleHit) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (Ele) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale ("Wowhead":DeathKnightBloodDps) were missing.
    [16:17]ERROR: Per-character options for this character (Beldrova-Caelestrasz) and scale (Feral) were missing.

    Sorry for the delay, haven't logged on to that alt much lately.

  • #2108

    Pawn undervalues the Ghost Iron Dragonling (engineering trinket) by assuming that its ilvl is too low for the 600-secondary-stat Tinker's Gears.

    This can be fixed by changing PawnCogwheelQualityLevels (in Gems.lua) to:

    PawnCogwheelQualityLevels =
    { 450, PawnCogwheelData90Rare }, -- Ghost Iron Dragonling
    { 0, PawnCogwheelData85Rare }, -- Bio-Optic Killshades

    Last edited by durandal42 on 1/16/2013 5:34:40 PM
  • #2109

    Good catch!  Thanks; I've got this fixed for 1.8.1 beta 6.

    Note that the total value will still be slightly off because Pawn doesn't take into effect the unique-equippedness of tinker's gears, and thus assumes you'll put three of your best one in there.

  • #2111

    Right; the problem affects anything with more than one cogwheel socket.

  • #2110

    Unique-equippedness of tinker gems is equally(?) broken for the engy hat anyway, right? It's off by a little, and even more so if you're wearing both the hat *and* the trinket, but nothing I felt like complaining about. :)

  • #2102
    got this error message spam when move the cursor on weapons and shields “ERROR: Weapon with mismatched or missing speed and damage stats was not converted to DPS”
  • #2103

    What version of Pawn and what language of WoW?

  • #2107

    Okay, I made a couple changes based on the Taiwanese site ( ) that might improve things for beta 5.  Thanks for the report!

  • #2106

    i use 1.8 beta4

  • #2105

    Which version of Pawn?  Pawn 1.8.1 beta 3 is the first version that has any support at all for Traditional Chinese, so if you're using anything earlier (like 1.8) then it won't work at all.  If you're using beta 3 or 4 and still seeing that problem, then unfortunately since Traditional Chinese isn't being actively maintained, I may not be able to help you.  If you're using 1.8 or an earlier 1.8.1 beta, then try upgrading to the latest beta version available.

  • #2104


  • #2100

    Having an odd Alliance alts are all working fine. However my horde alts on Farstriders are not getting pawn to work. 


    Ok nevermind. I was doing something stupid. :)

    Last edited by Enforcer84 on 1/5/2013 5:18:59 PM
  • #2101

    I am glad that I was successfully able to send you the solution telepathically!  Sometimes it's tricky when I don't have your home address.  That will be thirty bucks.

  • #2096

    There isn't currently a way to see an upgrade % for the new VP / JP upgrading, is there?

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