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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,863 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 1,640,039 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/18/2013
  • Created 01/14/2008
  • 2,582 Favorites
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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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  • #2064

    There was a new patch today (5.1.0a) - did this fix the crashing issue for any of you Pawn users having that problem? (I have a friend in a similar spot)

  • #2065

    I thought it did because I was able to run a 5-man and LFR with no issues, but on the second LFR run, I crashed on the last boss.  Then when I came back, someone linked an item in guild chat, I clicked it, and I crashed again, about three or four minutes after the first crash.

  • #2060

    Maybe I am one of the few but since I disabled Pawn (which sucked because I rely on it alot) I have not been DCd (WoW Error) while looting a boss, mouseover of loot or during bonus rolls.  Any further plans to explore this issue? 

  • #2062

    Encountered this exact issue and since then no more crashes.  I did send the reports as the crashes happened, am truly hoping this gets resolved soon as this is a very handy addon


  • #2061

    The most important thing to do is to continue sending Blizzard the crash reports as they're the only ones who can fix the problem.  If I knew more about it and could reproduce it myself then I would be happy to investigate further, but right now I don't have any details that would help me look into it more.  :-/

  • #2063

    I've been able to reproduce a crash in my own addon by trying to call multiple actions (specifically, select quest, abandon quest, confirm abandon quest) within a For loop for an OnEvent function, but if I change it to a While loop with a loop counter, it works fine with no crashes.

    You could possibly try making tiny code alterations around the functions that fire off when loot drops in an instance (since this seems to be the crash trigger) and release that as a beta version to see if it helps people with crashes. That's the only thing I can really think of though.

    Edit: may be moot due to new patch?

    Last edited by MMOSimca on 12/11/2012 2:03:16 AM
  • #2056

    Hello again Smile

    Just remember whanted to say about offhand items. Pawn stopped to show points offhand item in several updates ago. Not for all scales but for more then half of them.

  • #2058

    Hmmm, okay.  I'm aware of off-hand frill items being disabled by accident for mistweaver monks, and I have that fixed for the next version, but I haven't noticed any other errors.  Do you have any other specific examples?

  • #2059

    Sorry for false alarm, this error only append to RU version.

  • #2049

    Hi VgerAN. How about to create possibilityes for addon localization on curseforge? Is it possible or not? And will You explore bug with client crashes by PAWN? I`m absolutely agree with peoples who wrote about crashes with PAWN enabled...

  • #2050

    Hi—regarding localization, I do plan to investigate CurseForge's localization system, but the earliest that I'll be able start is in about a week.  It's been my long-term plan to fold the different localizations into the main version of Pawn; I don't know if that will be through CurseForge or not.

    Regarding the crashes, I've investigated, and they do not seem to be directly related to Pawn and there doesn't appear to be anything that I can do about them.  They only appear to occur on the 32-bit version of World of Warcraft, and people who do not use Pawn at all are experiencing the same crashes.  Since Pawn puts more stress on the part of WoW that appears to have the bug, though, disabling Pawn until there's a fix for this issue will probably reduce your chances of hitting the crash if you're using 32-bit WoW and you are running into this issue.

  • #2057

    No problem, I let it send a crash report each time it happened, and I posted a DXDiag as requested on that thread.  Here's to hoping they fix it!

  • #2055

    I'm having the same problem, and it's only on major upgrades from boss drops.

  • #2053

    Thanks for the info—if you could; make sure you submit crash reports each time it asks you to, and check out the blue post here:

    They might be interested in seeing your system information to help track down the problem, as I haven't see any other 64-bit crashes there.

  • #2052

    Hi - love your addon Pawn and have been using it for at least a couple years now.  However, I am running the 64-bit version of the wow client and I experience the terminal crash on loot from bosses in LFR and Heroics.  I dug around quite a bit and aside from deleting my cache folder and the cache folder from within my data folder, the only other thing I have done is disable pawn, and the crashing has stopped.  2 LFRs and 9 Heroics later, not a single crash.  I miss Pawn, but just wanted to let you know it's NOT only the 32-bit version of the wow client.  I have 5 error logs from 2 different days and they are all Error #132 and all with the Wow-64.exe client =(

    Not saying it's your fault at all.  I just hope Blizzard is working on whatever is causing it so I can use Pawn again.

    EDIT: Crashes only started Nov 27th, the day 5.1 hit!  I am guessing something that changed in 5.1 is to blame.

    Last edited by Catgut on 12/3/2012 10:12:18 PM
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