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  • Updated 12/14/2014
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.9.9
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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 1.9.9

    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.)

Comments

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  • #1885

    love this addon, i was just wondering if you could enhance the 2H upgrade.

    heres how i see it. If i get a 2H upgrade that is 49 on the scale and i have a 1H thats 200 and a offhand thats 40, theirs no way the 2H is an upgrade.

    Can we get an option whereby it adds up the Main hand and offhand pawn scores before saying a 2H is an upgrade? :)

  • #1887

    Hi!  Thanks for the feedback.  Thos is definitely an area that I'd like to improve in the future.

    Right now the way that it works is not intuitive to a lot of people.  Pawn tracks upgrades for your 1H and 2H weapon sets separately; it never considers the other when showing you upgrades, so you can maintain a DW set and a 2H set more easily.  But it didn't work out the way that I intended and people just find it confusing.  :)

  • #1884

    Pawn 1.6.1 is now out, and everyone should upgrade, as it has important fixes for World of Warcraft 5.0.  It also adds support for the new, changed, and removed stats and item types (PvP power, relics, thrown weapons, elemental resilience, heroic elite epics, etc.), adds new high-resolution artwork, adds support for items in Void Storage.  (This version of Pawn will not work on previous versions of World of Warcraft.)

  • #1881

    it seems to be that i am unable to see my pawn scores/values with items in void storage. is that something that can implemented? or is that a blizzard limitation?

    thank you :)  --- also posted on wow interface.

  • #1882

    Ah, probably just something I never considered.  I'm just about to release Pawn 1.6.1 and I can probably get that working for the new version.

  • #1883

    Void storage support will be in 1.6.1.  :)

  • #1877

    Hi.

    First of all - thank you for this mod, it's one of my favorites.

    Recently I've discovered MogIt mod and I like it pretty much. Problem is pawn won't work with MogIt enabled.

     

    336x Pawn-RU-1.5.20\Pawn.lua:3347: attempt to compare nil with number
    Pawn-RU-1.5.20\Pawn.lua:3347: in function "PawnPlayerIsAtMaxLevel"
    Pawn-RU-1.5.20\Pawn.lua:2681: in function "PawnIsItemAnUpgrade"
    Pawn-RU-1.5.20\Pawn.lua:1083: in function "PawnUpdateTooltip"
    Pawn-RU-1.5.20\Pawn.lua:309: in function <Pawn-RU\Pawn.lua:309>
    Pawn-RU-1.5.20\VgerCore\VgerCore-1.07.nil.lua:185: in function "SetHyperlink"
    AtlasLoot-v6.05.04\Core\LootButtons.lua:1391: in function <AtlasLoot\Core\LootButtons.lua:1361>

    Locals:
    Item = <table> {
     Stats = <table> {}
     Rarity = 4
     Link = "|cffa335ee|Hitem:65223:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:85:0|h[Усиленное сапфировое оплечье]|h|r"
     UnenchantedSocketBonusStats = <table> {}
     UnenchantedStats = <table> {}
     PrettyLink = "|cffa335ee|Hitem:65223:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:85:0|h[Усиленное сапфировое оплечье]|h|r"
     Values = <table> {}
     Name = "Усиленное сапфировое оплечье"
     SocketBonusStats = <table> {}
     ID = 65223
     Level = 372
     InvType = "INVTYPE_SHOULDER"
     Texture = "Icons\inv_shoulder_plate_raidpaladin_i_01"
    }
    DoNotRescan = nil
    InvType = "INVTYPE_SHOULDER"
    IsScalingHeirloom = false
    UpgradeTable = nil
    BestItemTable = nil
    SecondBestItemTable = nil
    ScaleName = nil
    Scale = nil
    (for generator) = <func> =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
     "Wowhead":ShamanEnhancement = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DeathKnightUnholyDps = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":RogueAssassination = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarriorArms = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarlockDestruction = <table> {}
     Паладин свет пвп = <table> {}
     Resto PvE = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PaladinTank = <table> {}
     Blood PvE w. hit = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":HunterBeastMastery = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PaladinHoly = <table> {}
     Жрец: послушание (пвп) = <table> {}
     SEP(Warrior) = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":RogueCombat = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PriestDiscipline = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarlockAffliction = <table> {}
     AchosTree = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":MageFrost = <table> {}
     Паладин ретр пвп = <table> {}
     Pawn value = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":ShamanRestoration = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":RogueSubtlety = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":MageFire = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":HunterSurvival = <table> {}
     AchosKitty = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DruidFeralTank = <table> {}
     Holy PvP = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarriorFury = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PriestShadow = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DeathKnightBloodDps = <table> {}
     Enhancement dps = <table> {}
     Demonology (my, pve) = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DeathKnightBloodTank = <table> {}
     AchosBear = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarlockDemonology = <table> {}
     Pawn value (Kirikus) = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DruidRestoration = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":ShamanElemental = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":HunterMarksman = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DruidFeralDps = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DeathKnightFrostTank = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PaladinRetribution = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":MageArcane = <table> {}
     Blood PvE w/o hit = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":WarriorTank = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DeathKnightFrostDps = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":DruidBalance = <table> {}
     Enhancement dps no hit = <table> {}
     Holy PvE = <table> {}
     Ret PvE = <table> {}
     "Wowhead":PriestHoly = <table> {}
     Ret PvP = <table> {}
    }
    (for control) = ""Wowhead":PaladinHoly"
    ScaleName = ""Wowhead":PaladinHoly"
    Scale = <table> {
     Values = <table> {}
     MetaGemQualityLevel = 81
     Color = "f58cba"
     SmartMetaGemSocketing = true
     DoNotShow1HUpgrades = false
     NormalizationFactor = 1
     DoNotShow2HUpgrades = true
     Provider = "Wowhead"
     UnenchantedColor = "b7698b"
     PerCharacterOptions = <table> {}
     SmartGemSocketing = true
     LocalizedName = "Паладин: свет (хил)"
     Header = "Шкалы Wowhead"
     UpgradesFollowSpecialization = true
     GemQualityLevel = 86
     CogwheelQualityLevel = 86
     ProviderActive = true
    }
    CharacterOptions = <table> {
     Visible = true
     BestItems = <table> {}
    }
    InvType2 = nil
    ThisValue = 141.30213829492
    NewTableEntry = nil
    BestData = <table> {
     1 = 120.13607331297
     2 = 69599
     3 = 0
    }
    BestValue = 120.13607331297
    BestItem = 69599
    BestMaxHeirloomLevel = 0

  • #1878

    Looks like you've upgraded to the Mists of Pandaria preorder?  Pawn 1.5.x doesn't work properly after you've upgraded due to a bug.  :(  Until there's a Russian version of Pawn 1.6, you can hack your copy as follows:

    Open up Pawn.lua in a text editor (like Notepad) and search for "GetAccountExpansionLevel" and remove the word Account so it's just "GetExpansionLevel".  It will only show up in the file one time.  Then save it.  (Note that if you do this, the Curse client won't automatically update you anymore since you've edited the file.  When there's an upgraded version available you'll need to force the upgrade.)

  • #1880

    Great!

    (Just to clarify for others who stumble across this, people playing the English version of World of Warcraft can just upgrade to Pawn 1.6 normally, as it's available today and doesn't have this problem.  This hack is only for people using non-English versions that aren't upgraded to 1.6 yet.)

  • #1879
    Quote from VgerAN »

    Looks like you've upgraded to the Mists of Pandaria preorder?  Pawn 1.5.x doesn't work properly after you've upgraded due to a bug.  :(  Until there's a Russian version of Pawn 1.6, you can hack your copy as follows:

    Open up Pawn.lua in a text editor (like Notepad) and search for "GetAccountExpansionLevel" and remove the word Account so it's just "GetExpansionLevel".  It will only show up in the file one time.  Then save it.  (Note that if you do this, the Curse client won't automatically update you anymore since you've edited the file.  When there's an upgraded version available you'll need to force the upgrade.)

    Indeed you are right on MoP pre-purchase. This did resolve issue.

    Thank you!

  • #1875

    is there a way to add off hand comparing with 2 handed weapons? example id like to comapre heroic Scalpel of Unrelenting Agony with the heroic off hand Ledger  of Revolting Rituals against my staff H Visage of the destroyer. something like this even possible? cuz atm it seems the staff always wins out cuz its a 2hander and has more stats out right or am i missing something here which might also be 100% true :P thanks in advance

  • #1876

    Hi!  I might add something like that someday.  Right now you'll need to add together the values of your main hand and off hand weapon and compare that total to the value of the two-handed weapon.  Use whichever has the greatest total.

    BUT, the actual numeric scores aren't shown on items with the default settings, so you'll need to put the items into the Compare window to see them, or go to the Options tab and click "Show scale values and upgrade %" to turn them on.

  • #1872

    VgerAN, do you use the project site often or normally just work from the comments here?

  • #1873

    I look at both, but I don't look at the CurseForge tickets very often.  I check Facebook every hour or two, Curse once or twice a day, WoWInterface several times a week, and CurseForge occasionally.

    I just saw your ticket—the short answer is that if you create in-game equipment sets for your specs then Pawn should give you smarter results for what upgrades it shows you.  The long answer is here:

    http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/pawn/tickets/62-off-spec-and-bags/

  • #1874

    I didn't even think about it possibly looking at equipment sets.  Will have to make more use of them.  Smile

     

    And I think your final idea in the long version would be a great addition.  That would definitely be more like I was thinking it should do.

    Last edited by cabby1970 on 7/29/2012 3:08:53 PM
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