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  • Updated 12/14/2014
  • Created 01/14/2008
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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.)


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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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