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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,760 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 1,640,255 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

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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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  • #2031

    Yup crash on boss loot mouse over

  • #2026

    Hello! Love your addon as always... rolled my first Monk healer and I'm noticing something, specifically in the "mistweaver" values... it's saying off-hand frill/caster items are unusable.

    Any ideas why?

  • #2027

    Sorry about that!  Just an oversight.  I have it fixed for the next version.

  • #2029

    No worries, I figured I had done something wrong, since it was my first go at this spec. Thank you!!

  • #2024

    When loot is dropped from a chest from any boss, and you put your mouse on it to loot it, Pawn causes WoW to close and error out. I seem to have broken it down to when you loot out of chests for some reason. Like when the mouse turns in to a gear symbol and loot appears. Not sure how hard this is to locate for you as a developer.

  • #2025

    Thanks for the report... sorry for the troubles.  I'm guessing based on the way you phrase things that you have it set up so that the loot window appears under your mouse cursor; is that the case?.  I'll keep your report in mind in case anyone else runs into this or I have any ideas.  In the meantime, anything that crashes the game is a Blizzard bug, so please make sure that you submit the crash report when WoW exits so that they can find it and fix it.  At best, if I could isolate what triggered that bug, I could just work around it.

  • #2040

    Okay, thanks for the info; that's helpful.  Please continue to submit crash reports when they occur.

  • #2039

    There is no doubt Pawn causing crashes, it crash with no other addons installed. So many party's where doomed for wipe before I clearly understand what addon was crashing.

    This application has encountered a critical error:

    Program:    E:\Games\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
    ProcessID:    3760
    File:    WowClientDB2.cpp
    Line:    867

    Requested 511216128 bytes of memory

    WoWBuild: 16309
    Version: 5.1.0
    Type:  WoW
    Platform: X86
    Session Time(hh:mm:ss):  00:28:28
    Time in World(hh:mm:ss): 00:27:59
    Number of Char Logins:  1
    Realm: Галакронд (
    Local Zone: Трон древних завоевателей, Дворец Могу'шан (area id = 6474)
    Local Player: Пендалсерый, 0780000004253679, (994, -4644.1, -2618.7, 21.9007)
    Locked Target: Кейлбах, 070000000454F83B, (994, -4645.65, -2610.37, 23.0327)
    Total lua memory: 18724KB
    Current Addon: (null)
    Current Addon function: UNKNOWN
    Current Addon object: (null)
    Add Ons: Pawn-RU

  • #2032

    So you've confirmed that with Pawn off, you no longer experience these crashes?

    And with Pawn enabled, hovering over those same items once they're already looted, or in the Dungeon Journal, or AtlasLoot, is fine and doesn't crash?

  • #2030

    Hi! I get same type of error. Random crash to desktop while approach on screen frame with split-up loot optons from boss. Sadly, have to shut down addon to play normally.

    By the way. Great addon! Thanks xD

    Last edited by Belk2 on 12/1/2012 12:27:43 PM
  • #2028

    I have same issue as Merq. So does my friend. It seems when we, at random, loot an item in an instance wow closes down. We haven't noticed a specific type of item or instance.

  • #2022

    So dumb question for hybrid classes... is there a way to easily only use one spec weighing system? Elemental for shamans for example? Or just elemental and resto, but not enhancement? The only way I could figure it out was to copy enhancement so it was editable (using the same name as the original) and then delete it. Is this the preferred method?

  • #2023

    Sure.  Open Pawn, click on the scales you don't want to see, and then uncheck "Show this scale in tooltips" below.  Or just shift-click names of scales to show/hide them.

  • #2020

    Version 1.7.2.  On the gem tab the following.  Something to do with cogwheels it seems.

    14x Pawn-1.7.2\PawnUI.lua:1640: attempt to get length of field "?" (a nil value)
    Pawn-1.7.2\PawnUI.lua:1640: in function "PawnUI_ShowBestGems"
    Pawn-1.7.2\PawnUI.lua:1584: in function "PawnUI_InitGemsTab"
    <string>:"*:OnShow":1: in function <string>:"*:OnShow":1
    <in C code>
    Pawn-1.7.2\PawnUI.lua:2392: in function "PawnUISwitchToTab"
    <string>:"*:OnClick":2: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1



  • #2021

    Hi!  Thanks for the report.  This is fixed for Pawn 1.7.3.  Sorry for the troubles!

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