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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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  • #1335
    Thanks for including the macro! (Peculiar. Why do you use that instead of just going into flight form directly?) I haven't been able to reproduce this, and Pawn doesn't actually use "UseAction" as indicated (wouldn't be the first time I've seen that message with incorrect information), but I'm continuing to look into it.
  • #1348
    If it helps any, I have received a similar error. LUA error message spam below:

    Date: 2010-12-13 16:54:16
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Pawn
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Pawn attempted to call a forbidden function (UseAction()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: UseAction()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:274: handler()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:541: SecureActionButton_OnClick()
    ..\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:40: ActionButtonUp()
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON1"]:4:
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON1"]:1
    Swatter, v3.2.2 ()
    AdvancedTradeSkillWindow, v
    Atlas, v1.18.0
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.18.0
    AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.18.0
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.18.0
    AtlasTransportation, v1.18.0
    AtlasLoot, vv6.01.01
    AucAdvanced, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.9.4961.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.9.4961.2531
    AucStatHistogram, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatSales, v5.9.4961.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.9.4961.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.9.4961.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.9.4961.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.9.4961.3583
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.9.4961.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.9.4961.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.9.4961.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.9.4961.4819
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.9.4961.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.9.4961.4546
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.9.4961.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    BeanCounter, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.282
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.275
    DoTimer, v4.5
    Enchantrix, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    Expose, v
    FishingBuddy, v0.9.9e Beta 9
    Gatherer, v3.2.2
    Informant, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    LilSparkysWorkshop, v
    Omen, v3.1.0
    Outfitter, v5.1.2
    Pawn, v1.5.2
    PowerAuras, v3.0.0W
    RatingBuster, v
    Recount, v
    SlideBar, v3.2.2 ()
    Stubby, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    TotemTimers, v10.3.12
    TradeskillInfo, v2.0.0
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.0.3.40000

    This error occurs reliably after visiting a reforger. Any attempt to use a macro (any macro) after visiting a reforger will result in this error message and cause all macros to become unusable until a /reloadui is performed. I cannot say for certain, but I do not believe I have observed this error in any other situation. I can say that disabling Pawn eliminates this error, though I have not tried running Pawn alone in the absence of other addons.

    Hope that helps!

  • #1330
    tooltips arent showing up for me
  • #1332
    The default settings in Pawn 1.5 don't put values on tooltips for items that aren't better than your current gear. Try checking an upgrade (using AtlasLoot or a Wowhead link or inspect someone), or you can click "Show values and upgrade %" on the Options tab.
  • #1326
    Date: 2010-12-09 07:40:57
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Pawn
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Pawn attempted to call a forbidden function (UNKNOWN()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: ?
    [C]: UseAction()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:274: handler()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:541: SecureActionButton_OnClick()
    ..\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:40: ActionButtonUp()
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON2"]:4:
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON2"]:1
    Swatter, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    NPCScan, v4.0.0.6
    AtlasLoot, vv6.01.01
    AucAdvanced, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.9.4960.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.9.4960.2531
    AucScanData, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatSales, v5.9.4960.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.9.4960.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.9.4960.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.9.4960.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.9.4960.3583
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.9.4960.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.9.4960.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.9.4960.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.9.4960.2530
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.9.4960.4819
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.9.4960.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.9.4960.4546
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.9.4960.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    BeanCounter, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.282
    DBMBurningCrusade, v
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.275
    DoomCooldownPulse, v
    EkInspect, v1.14
    Grid, v1.40000.1370
    GridUnitMenu, v30300.1
    Informant, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    KKonferSK, v310
    MikScrollingBattleText, v5.5.91
    OmniCC, v4.0.waffles9
    Pawn, v1.5.2
    Skada, v1.2-30
    SkadaAbsorbs, v1.0
    SkadaCC, v1.0
    SkadaDamage, v1.0
    SkadaDamageTaken, v1.0
    SkadaDeaths, v1.0
    SkadaDebuffs, v1.0
    SkadaDispels, v1.0
    SkadaEnemies, v1.0
    SkadaFailbot, v1.0
    SkadaHealing, v1.0
    SkadaPower, v1.0
    SkadaThreat, v1.0
    SlideBar, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    SpamMeNot, v4.0
    Stubby, v5.9.4960 (WhackyWallaby)
    TidyPlates, v5.15 (r69)
    TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v4.1-b
    Titan, v5.0.1.40000 - Revision 485
    TitanBag, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanClock, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanGold, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanLocation, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanLootType, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanPerformance, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanRepair, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanVolume, v5.0.1.40000
    TitanXP, v5.0.1.40000
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.0.3.40000
  • #1327
    Tried to use my mouseover macro to bubble something out of range on my Priest.
  • #1329
    Did this happen once, or does it happen sometimes or all the time? If it happens all the time when you use your macro during combat, can you confirm that it happens when only Pawn and no other addons are enabled?
  • #1334
    I have this issue too. It has happened repeatedly for me on separate characters. Here are the mods I have in common with the poster above:

    Date: 2010-12-10 00:31:03
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Pawn
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Pawn attempted to call a forbidden function (UseAction()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: UseAction()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:274: handler()
    ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:541: SecureActionButton_OnClick()
    ..\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:40: ActionButtonUp()
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON3"]:4:
    [string "ACTIONBUTTON3"]:1
    Swatter, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AtlasLoot, vv6.01.01
    Auracle, v1.2.3
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    Bazooka, vv1.9.5
    BeanCounter, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.275
    Grid, v1.40000.1400-beta
    Informant, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    Pawn, v1.5.2
    SlideBar, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    Stubby, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    TidyPlates, v5.15 (r69)
    TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v4.1-b
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.0.3.40000
  • #1324
    How do I customize the visible scales? e.g. I don't need/want to see Priest:Discipline or other default scaled, as I've created my own "Holy Priest" scale.
  • #1325
    In the Pawn UI, click the name of a scale you don't want to see, and then uncheck "Show scale in tooltips" directly below.
  • #1320

    One thing I hope you will squeeze in before you leave for level 85 is similar to what you did for 2hd weps (being able to turn them off). I would like to be able to turn off upgrade suggestions for armor types below my ideal type. As an Enhancement Shaman I don't wish to see that a cloth item is an upgrade for me but many times it does. Same for leather. If it's not chain or a trinket, let me see the coin icons! lol This being from an Enhancement Shaman's point of view anyhow, mine hehe.

    Will you give us the same on/off checkbox for the different armor types like you did for 2hd please?

    I sure hope so.

    Thank you in advance and have fun towards 85.
  • #1321
    Yeah, I may do something like that in the future. In the meantime, you can mark the other armor types as "unusable" (like plate is), and then they won't get values or upgrade notifications. (To do this for the built-in Wowhead scales you'll need to make a copy of the scale first.)
  • #1331
    Thanks for that tip. Adding an option to only show upgrades of the correct armory type would be helpful though.
  • #1323
    Okay. I will have to check that. I did click on cloth, leather etc to see if you had checkboxes to turn them off (like you had for 2hd) and I saw none, but I don't recall seeing a way to mark it as unusable. I'll look again.

    Thanks for reply.
  • #1318
    There is couple of things I'm trying to figure out. Hoping to move away from RatingBuster eventually...

    1. Is there a way to hide the other two specs from the tooltip? On my resto Shaman for example, I don't want to see enhancement and elemental in the tooltip. I could not find a to turn off those default scales.
    2. Is there a way to set up specific gems in Pawn? Pawn seems to automatically recommend gems based on the scale. It does a nice job for most gems, but it often picks mixed gems.For example, it will pick a purple gem for my blue slot, but I want a yellow haste gem there.
    3. Not much of a problem, since you can tweak your own scales, but the default Wowhead scales seem off, at least for resto shaman. From what I have seen mastery is OK right now and haste is still a very important stat. The Wowhead scale has mastery set to 100 and haste set to a lowest 35.

    I admit I find making my own scales confusing, because one stat is often more abundant than another on gear. A piece of healing gear might have intellect and haste on it, but intellect is almost always the higher number. What if you value haste more than intellect at the time? I have no idea how much higher than intellect I should set the haste value to. Maybe I'm just over thinking it. Do the default Wowhead scales take things like this into account?
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