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  • Updated 05/26/2014
  • Created 07/15/2011
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.38
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About ReforgeLite


ReforgeLite is a lightweight reforging calculator that helps you figure out the optimal strategy to reforge your gear given your stat weights and caps without leaving the game.

The addon now has its own project page, located at
Downloads are still only available through Curse page.

What to do if you're not happy with the results

The quickest way to get response is to e-mail me directly at [email protected]
Please describe your problem, and, most importantly, attach a debug log that you can find by scrolling to the bottom of the main UI window (the "Debug" button inside settings section).

How to use it

To open the addon window, type /reforge or talk to the reforging master. On the left half of the window you can see your current item stats for reference.
On the right side you can set up stat weights/caps, or select an existing preset (presets are regularly updated from, which in turn gets its information from Elitist Jerks).
In the simplified mode, you can specify the stat priority, along with up to two capped stats (each capped stats can have an arbitrary number of breakpoints). If you want more control, you can go into advanced mode and enter the exact stats specific for your gear, obtained from a tool such as SimulationCraft.
Behind the hood, simplified mode sets the lowest stat to a weight of 100, and each next stat adds 20. When you switch between the two modes, ReforgeLite converts your current weights to the other format.

When you're done setting up weights/caps, press Calculate. The calculations are fairly memory/time intensive, so ReforgeLite might trade some precision for speed, though the losses should be minimal. You can press the Calculate button a few times if you want to try getting a better result, the output will always display the best result so far.

Once the calculation finishes, you will see a section with your stats after reforging, and the difference from your current stats. Click on the Show button to see which items should be reforged.
If the reforging UI is open, you can click on the Reforge button to automatically reforge all items in the selected way. Do not interfere in the process (clicking the cancel button or closing the reforging UI is fine). Caution: I'm only human, so while I try my best, I can not guarantee that this process is absolutely bug free, so its recommended to watch over the process. If you leave to make some tea and come back to find it spending thousands of gold reforging your boots over and over again, don't tell me I didn't warn you.

FAQ: The results seem incorrect. I'm getting too much/too little hit/expertise/etc.

First of all, with Mists of Pandaria, expertise now affects spell hit, so it is not uncommon for casters to reforge into some expertise (on items that already have hit) to reach the cap, especially at lower gear levels. Note that ReforgeLite directly adds your expertise rating to hit rating, which is not the way it is displayed in the game, but it is more convenient when verifying the result.
Also, keep in mind that ReforgeLite uses your currently active spec to decide which stat conversions are in place, so if you're a Paladin trying to reforge your Protection gear while in Holy spec, you will likely get very little hit because it thinks you get enough from expertise.

If you are still not satisfied with the results, feel free to e-mail me (at [email protected]) with a brief description of the problem and a debug log (found at the bottom of the scrollable arera, in the options category).

FAQ: I'm using certain items for my off-spec and I don't want their reforge changed.

Simply click on an item icon in the large stats table, this will lock the item's reforge.

FAQ: More caps?

This is a very popular demand, and I'm sorry to tell you that it is not possible with the algorithm I'm currently using. I'm fairly sure the only other way to go is a brute force approach, which is simply way too slow to work in a Lua environment. There are plenty of external tools that employ it, such as I will be adding an import option in the near future to make it easier to use their results.

FAQ: Decimal weights?

You might notice that you can't enter anything besides digits in the weight boxes. This was done for simplicity's sake, and it does not limit you at all - you can multiply all your weights by a 100 (or whatever you prefer) to make them integers, and that would not affect the result at all.

FAQ: My reforge/results window isn't showing up. What do?

There are a few possible reasons.
First, ensure that the addon is enabled (and not marked as outdated if you haven't checked the box to load out-of-date addons). If the addon isn't loaded, you should get an error when trying to type /reforge in chat.
Second, try enabling Lua errors in the game options. If this causes error messages to show up when you try to open the reforge window, then send me the text of the error and I'll figure something out.
Third, it is possible that you accidentally moved the window off-screen. The easiest way to fix this is by deleting the addon config file located at <game folder>/WTF/Account/<your account>/SavedVariables/ReforgeLite.lua - this should reset the addon settings to default (make sure you're in game when doing that, or the file will simply reappear). This will also delete your custom weight and reforge presets - if you want to avoid that, you can try editing the said file, by changing the values of variables "windowX", "windowY", "methodWindowX" and "methodWindowY". Values such as 100 for X and 500 for Y should make the window(s) visible at least.

** v1.38

- Updated PvP item level cap to 550
- Added support for 4/4 upgrades (thanks Dridzt)

** v1.37

- Fixed a typo

** v1.36

- Fixed new trinkets with % stat bonuses (hopefully)
- Reduced memory footprint

** v1.35

- Really updated item upgrade data

** v1.34

- Added support for new trinkets with % stat bonuses
- Updated item upgrade data

** v1.33

- Updated TOC
- Updated stat presets
- Fixed PvP item scaling
- Note that new trinkets that provide a % stat increase are not supported yet; expect a fix soon

** v1.32

- Added a missing Parsers.lua file
- Import button no longer shows a dropdown, because all popular calculators use the same format

** v1.31

- Added option to downscale items to 496 for PvP
- Fixed Stance of the Wise Serpent haste bonus for Mistweaver Monks
- Added an option to import reforges (currently only supports

** v1.30

- Updated all presets, again
- Fixed & improved item stat calculation (via a giant table)
- Simple mode now makes it clear that only two caps are allowed

** v1.29

- Fixed a typo

** v1.28

- Improved previous upgrade algorithm instead of tooltip parsing

** v1.27

- Hotfix tooltip parsing

** v1.26

- Item upgrades should work correctly now
- Updated a couple presets
- Maybe fixed expertise-to-hit

** v1.25

- Updated item scaling
- Updated TOC line to 5.3

** v1.24

- Updated all presets
- Updated TOC line

** v1.23

- Fixed a typo that caused an error

** v1.22

- Fixed a bug with expertise for casters

** v1.21

- Fixed 25-man item upgrades (Asian version)
- Fixed expertise for Dwarf hunters
- Slightly reduced the default calculation speed; slider isn't back yet
- Fixed a bug that was preventing the addon from loading on certain characters

** v1.20

- Updated to work with item upgrades

** v1.19

- Fixed a couple lua errors reported earlier
- Fixed a couple settings not getting saved as reported by Tharai

** v1.18

- Fixed a critical bug that caused reforging to get stuck reforging the same item
- Expertise to hit should be working now

** v1.17

- Fixed bugs in ReforgeLite.lua:1257 and ReforgeEngine.lua:44

** v1.16

- Fixed some more bugs, this time I actually did some testing and it seems to be working fine

** v1.15

- Fixed another small bug..

** v1.14

- Fixed a small bug in 1.13 that prevented loading presets

** v1.13

- Partially reworked interface, removed unneeded buttons.
 Speed slider is gone (optimal speed is automatically determinted), saved result section is gone
 (main result area now shows the best overall result).
- Tanking mode was removed as CTC cap is gone and tanks will be more interested in other stats now
- Added priority mode for more user friendly configuration
- Updated all presets
- Fixed some taint issues (hopefully?)

** v1.12

- Now automatically deletes relic reforge data
- Only presets for your class are now listed
- Changed supported game version to 5.0.4

** v1.11

- Updated for MoP (currently works with both live and beta)
- Moved target level to weights section to avoid confusion
- Added reforge saving options
- Some bug fixes

** v1.10

- Fixed some presets
- Tanking calculations now correctly handle items like Resolve of Undying

** v1.09

- Redid all presets based on EJ threads
- "Open window when reforging" now also closes the window when reforge UI is closed
- Tanking model reworked. It only appears for paladins/warriors/deathknights (druids don't need to balance dodge/parry/block).
 Additionally, it gives you an option to simulate buffs such as Kings, Str/Agi, flasks and food in order to correctly reforge
 to block cap.
- Added Reset button to show current stats (mostly so tanks can see their current CTC easily)
- Added Debug button at the buttom of Settings: if you think that something is wrong, e-mail the dump provided by this
 option to so I can find the problem.

** v1.08

- Don't remember what I fixed, but uploading anyway so the latest fix isn't marked as beta

** v1.07-fix
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua

- Fixed tanking reforge

** v1.07
   M /trunk/Presets.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc
- Added an option to display reforged stats in item tooltips
- Should no longer freeze when preset button is clicked with Pawn installed
- Few minor bug fixes and improvements

** v1.06
   M /trunk/GUI.lua
   M /trunk/Presets.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc
- Fixed and improved calculation algorithms (hopefully)
- Spirit-to-hit no longer disables second stat cap; it should now prefer spirit over hit whenever possible
- Tanking mode added, allowing tanks to maximize total avoidance and/or block
- Individual items can be locked by clicking on their icons in the stats table
- If Pawn is installed, its scales will be available in Presets dropdown

** v1.05
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua

- Enhance with Primal Precision (and Feral with Balance of Power) no longer blocks second cap. Spirit-to-hit conversion is ignored
 for now
- Fixed a couple typos

** v1.04
   M /trunk/Presets.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc

- Fixed and improved spirit-to-hit option. It now automatically detects spirit-to-hit talents, and only allows using one stat cap.
- Output window now uses checkboxes, so users can select which items they want to skip reforging. Also, irrelevant reforges aren't
- Reforging is now a bit faster and makes a lot less noise, but users shouldn't interfere in the process, otherwise results are

** v1.03
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GUI.lua
   M /trunk/Localization.lua
   A /trunk/Presets.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc

- Marking as release
- Added weight presets for all classes/specs.
- Added Pawn import.
- Result stats table now updates as stats/weights change, instead of being computed once.
- Lots of fixes and improvements.

** v1.02 Beta
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   A /trunk/GUI.lua
   A /trunk/Localization.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc

- Recoded stat caps. It is now possible to set multiple cap values for the same stat (barely affecting performance). For example,
 fury warriors can set multiple soft caps for hit rating.
- It is now possible to use preset values for stat caps, e.g. Melee hit cap.
- Some settings added at the bottom of the scroll frame.
- Minor fixes and improvements.

** v1.01 Beta
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   M /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc

- Added Reforge button to output window that reforges all items in the specified way (only works when reforging UI is open).
- Few minor fixes.

** v1.00 Beta
Changed paths:
   A /trunk/ReforgeEngine.lua
   A /trunk/ReforgeLite.lua
   A /trunk/ReforgeLite.toc
   A /trunk/textures
   A /trunk/textures/frameborder.tga
   A /trunk/textures/leftgrip.tga
   A /trunk/textures/rightgrip.tga

- Submitting initial version.


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  • #1176

    True... When update will come to ReforgeLite?

  • #1173

    It doesn't work for me. I use ElvUI and it doesn't show up when I enter the reforge frame!

  • #1169

    would it be a lot of work to update this addon to the new pvp item levels?... :)

  • #1170

    I got an e-mail about it, I'm working on an update that would include a few other things as well. Meanwhile, you could try replacing all occurences of "522" in the addon code (the line in question is TaskUI.lua : 479) with whatever the new iLvl is (by the way, what is it?)

    Last edited by Iroared on 4/27/2014 12:49:20 PM
  • #1172

    550 on pvp gear


  • #1168

    Hello this really drives me insane and I've spent so many gold getting your addon to the right thing, it pisses me off like nothing else (must be my fault).

    I have a full Resto druid pvp set and I reforged it once to do pvp in balance spec. So i reforged all spirit from the resto set into crit. Now i wanna go back to resto, reforge some stats and I want Reforge Lite to just don't reforge any spirit into any stat but no mather what i do, it wants to reforge spirit into some stat which is defined in the stat weigh. I could disable that by entering a manual spirit rating to go for but i don't want that, i just want Reforge Lite to NOT touch the spirit stat anymore. I even locked some items by clicking on the item in the particular window but it just get's ignored. 

    Last edited by lethallizzy on 3/6/2014 5:28:04 PM
  • #1171

    Are you saying it ignores both stat weights/caps and locked items? Not quite sure what you mean, could you provide a screenshot or a debug log?

    Sorry for the late reply, as I said, the best way to contact me would be by e-mail since I rarely visit here.

  • #1163

    Hi, I'm not playing wow currently at all so updating it is kinda hard for me. I also don't check here as frequently hence the lack of replies.

    I'm still replying to e-mails so that is the best way to contact me if you have specific issues. If you have a specific bug with an example (e.g. debug log), I'll try to help you asap.

  • #1162

    Addon is currently broken, any chance of an update?

  • #1165

    What do you mean by broken, other than the % trinkets that I guess still don't work? I will definitely do a big update for WoD, unless something is really critical.

  • #1161

    This addon does not work at all, reforging into all kinds of garbage except what its meant to be. Waste of time.

  • #1166

    Sorry to hear that, do you have a specific example of an incorrect reforge? I know the % trinkets can cause (small) differences between promised stats and the ones you get after reforging - I still haven't encountered any other case in which it might happen. If you can send me a debug log I can test it.

    By the way, I have an online version that uses the same algorithm (from a 5.2 version so it might be slightly different), can you check if you're getting the same results there?

  • #1167

    on my resto shaman its wanting to reforge Crit to Masstery... that's not right lol even though i have my stat priority set to spirit > haste to cap > crit > mastery

  • #1159

    I'm getting this every time I try to reforge on my shaman (with custom stats).  Sorry for the gaps, but it would not paste in the way it looks in the game for some reason.


    17x ReforgeLite\ReforgeLite-v1.36.lua:1574: ReforgeItem(index): index out of bounds
    <in C code>

    ReforgeLite\ReforgeLite-v1.36.lua:1574: in function "DoReforgeUpdate"
    ReforgeLite\ReforgeLite-v1.36.lua:1604: in function <ReforgeLite\ReforgeLite.lua:1604>


    self = <unnamed> {

    PrioToWeights = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:610

    itemTable = <unnamed> {}

    CapUpdater = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:130

    IsReforgeMatching = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:1451

    InitPresets = <func> @..\Presets.lua:580

    MovePriorityItem = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:249

    GetCapScore = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:410

    CapAllows = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:247

    UpdateTask = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:333

    dbkey = "Reta - Kel'Thuzad"

    ReorderCapPoint = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:86

    UpgradeDB = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:129
    methodImportMenu = ReforgeLiteMethodImportMenu {}

    WeightsToPrio = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:679

    importFuncs = <table> {}

    debugButton = ReforgeLiteDebugButton {}

    db = <table> {}

    initialized = true

    curReforgeItem = 6
    presets = <table> {}

    deletePresetButton = ReforgeLiteDeletePresetButton {}

    statWeightsCategory = <unnamed> {}

    GetNeededMeleeHit = <func> @..\Presets.lua:30

    UpdateMethodCategory = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:1058

    pawnButton = ReforgeLiteImportButton {}

    IsMethodValid = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:153

    UpdateWindowSize = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:405

    presetMenu = ReforgeLitePresetMenu {}
    UpdatePriorityItem = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:277

    GetMethodScore = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:120

    CreateFrame = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:704

    SetAnchor = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:593

    IsItemLocked = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:258

    deleteMethodPresetButton = ReforgeLiteDeleteMethodPresetButton {}

    pdb = <table> {}

    AddPriorityItem = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:170

    RunImport = <func> @..\Parsers.lua:113

    itemSlots = <table> {}

    methodOverride = <table> {}

    STATS = <table> {}

    methodPresetDelMenu = ReforgeLiteMethodPresetDelMenu {}

    GetStatMultipliers = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:100

    ParsePawnString = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:431

    UpdateMethodStats = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:172

    methodStats = <unnamed> {}
    SetStatWeights = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:360

    GetConversion = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:37

    scrollBarShown = true

    RemoveCapPoint = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:77

    GetExpertiseBonus = <func> @..\Presets.lua:22

    MakeReforgeOption = <func> @..\ReforgeEngine.lua:268

    settingsCategory = <unnamed> {}

    UpdateContentSize = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:1204

    methodImportButton = ReforgeLiteImportMethodButton {}

    capPresets = <table> {}

    close = <unnamed> {}

    QueueUpdate = <func> @..\ReforgeLite.lua:1258
    UpdatePriorityPreset = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:261

    methodPresetMenu = ReforgeLiteMethodPresetMenu {}

    UpdateCapPreset = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:93

    UpdateStatWeightList = <func> @..\TaskUI.lua:136

    ParseWowReforge = <func> @..\Parsers.lua:38

    isWeights = ReforgeLiteWidget4 {}

    itemStats = <table> {}

    AddCapPoint = <function> d

  • #1164

    This is very strange, it can only happen if an item has a different set of allowed reforges than it normally would. What item is it trying to reforge when the error happens (that item should be selected in the reforge UI), and what is the suggested reforge?

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