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  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 1,640,713 Total Downloads
  • 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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  • #808
    You have several options. Anytime you have a linked loot window open (as in you clicked a link and now have a window with an X button), you can right-click it to stick it in the Pawn Compare window. More importantly, you can set up keybinds so that anytime you hover over an item anywhere (including AtlasLoot) that gives you an item tooltip, you can compare it in Pawn. By default, these are the square bracket keys ] and [, but you can customize them in the normal Key Bindings interface. You can really quickly hover over one item, press the left bracket, and then another item, and press the right bracket, and Pawn will let you instantly compare the two.
  • #804
    This is a great addon, thanks for what must have been alot of hard work! I am wondering if there is a way to remove Item Level as a value when using the Compare feature. I find that even when I'm absolutely sure I've selected my weight scale (using the drop down menu), the Item Level still appears, which throws everything off. I honestly don't care, basically, if the gear is Item Level 30, as long as it has higher spellpower, haste, etc then whatever I'm comparing it to. I read the Readme File but didn't find an answer. Thanks in advance!
  • #805
    In Pawn 1.3, the item level will only appear on the Compare tab if you've also got it enabled for item tooltips. (That's been the intent all along, actually, but I had a typo.) Just so it's clear, though, the item level is ignored during the actual Pawn item value calculations; it's not HURTING anything being there, other than being annoying clutter if it's not information you care about.
  • #802
    Any chance of updating TOC for WoW Patch 3.3? It is still considered 'Out of Date'
  • #803
    It works fine with the checkbox checked.
  • #799
    Hey can some one tell me where to enter haste for a shadow priest. buggered if i can find it
  • #801
    If you're a Shadowpriest and don't know about, you should reroll. Otherwise, do a Google search for "simulationcraft" and you could use the numbers from the SampleOutput. Better yet, download Simulationcraft and import your own character to find the more exact values for yourself.
  • #800
    Haste is "Haste rating" under the "Hybrid ratings" category... but if you're looking for good numbers to use, I'm afraid I can't help ya there.
  • #795
    Appears to be broken after patch. No values show up, buttons does not show up on character box. When I debug to chat, I get lines of:
    (*) Didn't understand "etc" for every line of stats.
  • #796
    It's definitely not related to the patch, unless perhaps you're using a particularly ancient version or a non-English version of WoW. What happens when you run Pawn without any other addons enabled?
  • #797
    Must have been something corrupted in the wtf file, I deleted it and all is working fine now :) Thanks for the thought. I should have tried that first.
  • #798
    No problem; glad you got things working. Let me know if you run into any issues down the line.
  • #790
    There seems to be some weird interaction going on the tooltip between Pawn and AuctionLite. AuctionLite uses the GetItemInfo API (as far as I know) to display the vendor sell price of the item you're mousing over in the tooltip. When holding down shift ingame, a second tooltip pops up, showing the currently equipped item, for comparison. For some reason, when Pawn and AuctionLite are both enabled, AuctionLite shows the "wrong" sell price when both tooltips are displayed - in fact, it displays the vedor price for the *equipped* item, but on the unequipped item's tooltip. Disabling Pawn makes this behavior go away, but I can't figure out which addon is causing this, or where in the lua things are going wrong. Some screenshots are below for illustration:

    Dual tooltip, showing correct sell price (Pawn disabled):

    Dual tooltip, showing sell price of equipped item in wrong place (Pawn enabled):

    Any ideas on this?
  • #792
    Based on this comment on TekKompare, I'm leaning towards AuctionLite being the culprit - TekKompare is another item comparison addon, and from this user's screenshot it looks like the combo of AuctionLite and TekKompare causes the same problem, without Pawn being in the mix.
  • #794
    I see from your latest comment edit that the author of AuctionLite has confirmed that it's his or her bug. I'm glad you got things working. Thanks for the comprehensive report with pictures! :)
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