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  • Updated 02/14/2016
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • Newest File: 1.9.23
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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, and run simulations.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (European), Simplified Chinese, and 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.

Found a bug?

If you think you might have found a bug, you can file an official ticket on CurseForge or comment here. In addition to a description of the problem, please make sure to include: (1) the language that you use Pawn and WoW in, (2) the specific items that don't work as expected, and (3) your class and spec if you're using the default Wowhead stat weights. Screenshots are often very helpful as well.


Fan video: How to use Pawn with Ask Mr. Robot and SimCraft

Version 1.9.23

    When Pawn shows you an upgrade percentage for an item that requires Valor and/or an Empowered Apexis Fragment to achieve, it will now show up as "+X% upgrade potential" instead of merely "+X% upgrade".  Hopefully this will make it a bit clearer how an ilvl 650 baleful item can be a significant upgrade over an ilvl 670 raid item.
        This change will only affect English at first, until translations are available.

Version 1.9.22

    For Baleful items, Pawn will now use the Empowered version of the item (the one that you get with an Empowered Apexis Fragment that's level 695 before valor upgrades) when calculating the base value of an item.
    Added an option to make Pawn no longer assume that you'll use Valor and Empowered Apexis Fragments to upgrade your gear when comparing different items.

Version 1.9.21

    For items upgradeable with Valor, Pawn will now use the fully-upgraded version of the item when calculating the base value of an item.  (The current value of the item, which is not shown on tooltips by default, will still use the current upgrade level.)  This means that when comparing (for example) a level 630 item that isn't upgradeable to a level 650 item that is, the upgrade % shown will be about 1.5x what it was previously.  Upgrade percentages between two upgradeable (or two non-upgradeable) items will remain roughly the same as before.
    Fixed a problem where tooltips for craftable items did not get Pawn annotations (values and upgrade %).

Version 1.9.20

    Works around a WoW bug where quest reward items were not getting Pawn information on their tooltips most of the time.  (Special thanks to Phanx for helping to track down more patch 6.2 compatibility problems!)

Version 1.9.19

    Pawn now includes data for the Immaculate Taladite epic gems, and will suggest them for items level 695 and up (Mythic Blackrock Foundry / Heroic Hellfire Citadel).
    Pawn now knows about Khadgar's legendary rings.
    Preparation for translation into Korean.

Version 1.9.18

    Various diagnostic changes to help me identify the compatibility problems with patch 6.2, and some attempted fixes.

Version 1.9.17

    A few updates to make Pawn work better on WoW patch 6.2.

Version 1.9.16

    The "Special effects were not included in the value" message that you'd see at the bottoms of tooltips for trinkets and enchanted weapons has been removed.
    The (?) icon used to indicate special effects on items has been replaced with a small orange diamond (like in Diablo III).
    Support for crystals of fear and sha-touched sockets, cogwheels and cogwheel sockets, and assigning a fixed value to the effect portion of a meta gem (2% chance to restore mana, etc.) have all been removed, as those features are no longer relevant in any current content.

Version 1.9.15

    Pawn will now work with AtlasLoot again.
    Included some improvements to the Portuguese translation.

Version 1.9.14

    Fixed a bug where sometimes Pawn would save over custom key bindings set up by certain addons, such as ElvUI.
    Included updates and improvements to the Italian translation.

Version 1.9.13

    Included a variety of updates and improvements to the French translation.

Version 1.9.12

    Included the correct version of the French translation (with the changes from 1.9.10, which were accidentally reverted in the 1.9.11 release).

Version 1.9.11

    Significant changes to the built-in Wowhead scales.  (Note that this iteration doesn't include spell power, attack power, or weapon DPS.  This is the design of the Wowhead scales, not a problem with Pawn.)
    Lots of further improvements to the Spanish translation.

Version 1.9.10

    Fixed a problem where weapon speed was not read properly in Spanish.
    Made a few changes to try to make the French version of Pawn understand large numbers (1,000 or greater) better.

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.)


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  • #1846


  • #1845

    What version of Pawn are you using?

  • #1844

    it only hapens on this toon.  and I have not installed any new addons is quite some time.  the only changes i have made recently have been to update addons that i write for MoP compatability,  and none of them interact with Pawn.  to rule that out i removed them form the folder and it's still doing it.  Also to clarify I get the error multiple times every time it happens.  also getting this on login :

    Date: 2012-07-05 07:38:26
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua line 3896:
       attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
       [C]: ?
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:3896: PawnSetAllScaleProviderScalesVisible()
       Pawn\Wowhead.lua:417: Function()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:4112: PawnInitializePlugins()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:167: PawnInitialize()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:136: PawnOnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
      Swatter, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Dev, v4.3.0.1
      NPCScan, v4.3.0.2
      AckisRecipeList, v2.3.0
      ACP, v3.3.17
      AlarAutomation, v4.4.9 r115
      Altoholic, v4.3.003
      AssistAssist, v1.0.4
      AucAdvanced, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.13.5258.5187(5.13/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.13.5258.5232(5.13/embedded)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatSales, v5.13.5258.4838(5.13/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.13.5258.4828(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.13.5258.5133(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.13.5258.5160(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.13.5258.5224(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.13.5258.5254(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.13.5258.5224(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.13.5258.4979(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.13.5258.5254(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.13.5258.5210(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.13.5258.4828(5.13/embedded)
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      BadBoy, v10.000
      BadBoyGuilded, v2.70
      BadBoyLevels, v2.90
      BadPet, v
      Bartender4, v4.4.20.1
      Bartender4Dualspec, v
      BeanCounter, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Currency, v7.4
      DataStore, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAchievements, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAgenda, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAuctions, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCharacters, v4.3.001
      DataStoreContainers, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCrafts, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCurrencies, v4.3.001
      DataStoreInventory, v4.3.001
      DataStoreMails, v4.3.001
      DataStorePets, v4.3.001
      DataStoreQuests, v4.3.001
      DataStoreReputations, v4.3.001
      DataStoreSpells, v4.3.001
      DataStoreStats, v4.3.001
      DataStoreTalents, v4.3.001
      DBMCore, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Enchantrix, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      EnchantrixBarker, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      EngBags, v4.3
      FishingBuddy, v1.0.8a
      FriendsShare, v
      Gatherer, v3.2.4
      GCNG, v1
      GTFO, v4.12.3
      HealBot, v4.3.2.0
      HealersHaveToDie, v2.0.0
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.319(/embedded)
      MacroBank, v1.10
      MogIt, v2.3.0
      Overachiever, v0.65
      Pawn, v1.5.20
      Postal, v3.4.13
      Quartz, v3.0.8
      QuestCompletist, v99.7
      Recount, v
      Reforgenator, v1.3.17
      RememberWhen, v
      Repwatch, v.7
      Routes, vv1.4.2
      SellJunk, v3.0.4
      ShadowedUnitFrames, vv3.4.4
      SilverDragon, vv2.6.2
      SlideBar, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Stubby, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      SushiAutoMark, v4.3.0.0
      TauntMaster, v4.1.1
      TidyPlates, v6.6.1 (R4xx)
      TidyPlatesGraphite, v
      TidyPlatesGrey, v
      TidyPlatesNeon, v
      TidyPlatesQuatre, v
      TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v5.5
      TidyPlatesHub, v
      TidyPlatesWidgets, v
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.315(/embedded)
      Titan, v5.0.12.40300 - Revision 519
      TitanBag, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanClock, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanCurrency, v5.4
      TitanGold, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanLocation, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanLootType, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanPerformance, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanRepair, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanTracker, v1.4
      TitanVolume, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanXP, v5.0.12.40300
      WIM, v3.5.9
      WoWLazyMacros, vr10
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.3.4.40300 <us>

    Last edited by greenhorns on 7/5/2012 9:40:42 AM
  • #1841

    I've uploaded a beta of Pawn 1.6.  It doesn't have any new features, but it fixes a bunch of compatibility issues with Mists of Pandaria.  You can use 1.6 on live realms, the Mists beta, and the 5.0 PTRs.  Let me know if you run into any issues.

  • #1838

    I am really enjoying the addon - it really makes my life in WoW easier, there is just one thing I haven't been able to figure out. Is it possible to exclude 1h weapons (or 2h weapons) from the upgare suggestions? Example: I only use 2h weapons on my Unholy DK and I always get upgrade suggestions for "1h set" (this can be annoying in a raid when you have to quickly decide if you are going to roll or not - i'm dyslexic so it is hard for me to see the difference when I don't have time to read the text properly)

  • #1839

    Yes!  I do the same on my unholy DK.  The option is a little buried but it exists.  Open the Pawn UI, click the Values tab, and choose the scale that you want to change (such as "DK: Unholy").  Scroll the stats list down to the bottom until you find any 1H weapon and click it.  Then check "Don't show upgrades for 1H items."

  • #1840

    Ty, for the quick reply :) Was easy to find now that I knew where to look.

  • #1836

    i think pawn needs to be updated it mite be bugged cuz its bugging on me

  • #1837

    Can you be more specific?  It's working just fine for me.  Have you installed other addons recently?  Which ones?

    If you go into Interface Options, in the Help category, and choose Show Lua Errors, then you'll get a message on the screen the next time one of your addons has an error.  That can be used to track the problem down.

  • #1832

    Date: 2012-03-14 09:26:45
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua line 3931:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:3931: PawnIsScaleVisible()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:1146: PawnGetAllItemValues()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:1035: PawnRecalculateItemValuesIfNecessary()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:913: PawnGetItemData()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:4221: PawnIsItemIDAnUpgrade()
    (tail call): ?
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:181: CheckFilters()
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:112: IsJunk()
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:136: (for generator)()
    Scrap_Merchant\Scrap_Merchant.lua:271: GetJunkValue()
    Scrap_Broker\Scrap_Broker.lua:63: Update()

  • #1833

    Sorry for the very late response!  This looks like an issue with Pawn_Scrap, not Pawn.  When are you getting this error?  Are you talking to a merchant, or is this immediately upon login?  If it's immediately upon login, it's more a Pawn_Scrap bug; they're asking Pawn to calculate information before it's ready to and could work around it by waiting a little while.  If it's later on, after you're able to move your character around, then it's probably a Pawn bug or a conflict with another addon.

  • #1835

    Okay, I downloaded Pawn_Scrap and it's suuuuuuuper simple.  It looks like Scrap is just using it before Pawn is ready for it to.  I'll see what I can find out.  In the meantime I don't have any suggestions other than disabling Pawn_Scrap.

  • #1834

    This error is shown upon login.

  • #1830

    Invalid slot reference to character slot - did not find a reference for INVTYPE-RANGERIGHT

    Why am I getting the above error when I open my engineering slot?

    Also, it keeps putting a line in my chat saying ' cannot find  '(current toon)'

  • #1831

    Sorry to hear that.  Do you still have those problems if Pawn is the only addon active?  When you see those errors, do they appear with the word "ERROR" in pinkish salmon-colored text in your chat log?  That's what the error messages that Pawn prints to your chat log look like.

    By "open my engineering slot" do you mean open your engineering profession window?  I'm not sure if that's a typo or if there's something that I don't know about because I don't have any characters with that profession, haha.

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