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  • 76,517 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 4,655,117 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/22/2015
  • Created 03/25/2008
  • 3,060 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.2.1
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About SilverDragon

SilverDragon tracks rares. It will try everything possible to notice them and tell you about them.

I, as its author, have precisely one quirk: I like a minimal starting experience. That means that by default SilverDragon doesn't know about any rare mobs, and will just learn about them when you encounter new ones. If you want more advance warning, just go to the "Mobs" section of SilverDragon's options and either enter a few mobs you want to look for, or click "import data" to pull in a complete list of every known rare mob and its locations.

How does it search?


Those little skull icons you see on the minimap. If one of them is a rare SilverDragon knows about, it'll yell at you.


If you mouse over or target a rare mob, SilverDragon will notice it.

This is the also how SilverDragon learns about new rares in the wild. After you first mouse over or target one, it'll remember it, and start watching for it in the cache in the future.


If you have enemy nameplates turned on, SilverDragon will keep an eye on them to look for the names of known rares. This is the least exact method, because nameplates don't expose the underlying mob's id, so we have to rely on a plain name comparison.

Addons that modify nameplates may interfere with this.


SilverDragon can also create a macro to target any rares that are known in the current zone. You can stick this on your actionbars as a button to spam while chasing after a rare. This is sort of a last resort.

How will I know when a rare is seen?


When a rare appears, SilverDragon will pop up a frame that you can click on to target it.

Warning: If you're in combat, secure action restrictions mean that it won't show up until combat finishes.


You can choose from assorted sounds to play when a rare is seen. The sound can loop for a while, to make sure you don't miss it.

There's special settings for rares that drop mounts and world boss rares which you might want to call up a group for. If you're sitting mostly-AFK on a Time-Lost Proto Drake spawn, you probably want the sound that plays to be utterly ridiculous and go on for a good long while, to make sure you don't miss that sucker.


A notice can be sent to a number of places:

  • your scrolling combat text
  • your chat frame
  • a channel in your chat frame (announcing it to your party, for instance)
  • a popup window
  • etc

Other useful things?

Custom mobs

In SilverDragon's options you'll find a "Mobs" section. In the "Always" section, you can add any mob you want to be scanned for. All you need to know is the mob id.

So, let's say you wanted to keep an eye out for Lil Timmy in Stormwind, to buy the kitten he sells. You would...

  1. Go to his wowhead page.
  2. Grab his id from the URL. It's 8666.
  3. Enter 8666 into the "add" field, and click "okay".
  4. Play with your new kitten.

Ignoring mobs

If there's some mob you don't want to hear about for whatever reason, just go to the "Ignore" section of the options. Again, enter the mob's id into the "add" box, then click okay. Bam! You will never again be told that Vern is up.

(Actually, Vern is ignored by default. But you get the idea.)


SilverDragon will talk to itself. It can communicate with other copies of itself run by people in your party / guild, and tell you when they see a rare mob. (If there's a group of you camping all the Time-Lost Proto Drake spawns, say...)

You can turn this off completely, if you want to be private about it.


Some rares are part of an achievement. When you mouse over a rare mob, SilverDragon will add to the tooltip whether you've already killed it, so you know whether you need to rush for it.


SilverDragon includes a Broker plugin. It'll attach itself to your minimap, or a Broker container you have installed, and show you a list of the mobs it knows about in the current zone.

Other addons you may find useful

  • ServerRestartSound: plays a sound when the server's about to restart. If you're AFK-camping for a rare spawn, you probably want to know about this.
  • HandyNotes: integrates with SilverDragon to show icons on zone maps where a rare has been seen.
  • ButtonBin: a broker display. SilverDragon's minimap icon will show up on it (or any other addon like it) instead of cluttering up your minimap, if you have it installed.

tag v3.2.1
David Lynch <>
2015-11-22 16:41:05 -0600

Tagging v3.2.1


David Lynch:
    - More careful recording of mob names-id pairs from achievements
    - Clear up some map POI interactions with the click target
    - Filtering on draenor zones
    - Filter out treasure-icons from the world map scanner


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  • #927

    With the new Patch 6.2 I am not able to dismiss the window anymore. If I click on the "X"-Button, nothing happens.

  • #930

    If your using Elvui esp lastest update disable the skin, then it will work with no probs.

  • #928

    I have the same issue... Really hope it get fixed soon

  • #931

    If your using Elvui esp lastest update disable the skin, then it will work with no probs.

  • #926

    Love this Add-on! Just an fyi for you... Karr the Darkener in the Dread Wastes glitches. If you're landing on the wall at flight point closest to his spawn area, it may show him there, but he's not. It will even show the white skull on the mini-map, but when you fly over his location, No Karr. I don't know if this is a SilverDragon issue or a Wow Issue. Otherwise, wonderful and helpful add-on. Thank you so much for it.

    Last edited by AngelaO on 3/22/2015 1:32:43 PM
  • #929

    It's because of phasing. When you're on the wall he's in that phase for you, but as soon as you cross over the wall into dread wastes you enter into another world. CRZ is dumb.

  • #925

    Will this be getting any updates soon?

  • #924

    hi,is sliverdragon  caching Voidtalon of the Dark Star atm?

  • #923


    Love your addon and I have a question. In your suggestion for useful addons there's Button-bin listed. As a humble peon I've installed this and it works like a charm with your addon. So I was wondering if there is a way to hide the Silverdragon minimap button, as it already shows in the Button-bin one. 

    I have checked the configuration settings in AddOns ni the Interface menu, but was not able to find it.
    Is it perhaps done via a /command line or have I just overlooked the option ? 

    Thanks for making this addon <3

  • #922

    Just a suggestion, but I was wondering if you could make the map handynote icons movable? I've noticed that sometimes an icon will spawn in places other than where you actually saw the mob appear. More often than not this is because the mob spawned in a cave or building, but I have seen it happen with a few world-spawn rares too.

  • #921

    Nameplates feature doesn't appear to be working, even with no nameplate-altering addons enabled. NPC nameplates are turned on. Hmmm.

  • #919

    Will this work for companion pets. I have been looking for an unborn valkry but with know luck I would love something that triggers if I happen to fly over it?

  • #920

    No triggering when you fly past it, I'm afraid. Minimap icons for pets are much more of a pain to scan than the rare-vignette icons.

  • #918

    Maybe I'm just missing the obvious but is there a way to change the size of the pop up frame? I often like to keep the frame up as a reminder while I continue doing other things but I wish I could make it smaller.

  • #917

    So I ended up writing lists of the rares per zone (/tar <rare name here>) I'm in in macros, and using that to guide SilverDragon to rare spawns. The macro scrolls down the list, and if one of the rares is nearby, targets it - which trips the SilverDragon popup and alert.

    Works well enough for what I want it for now, since using the SilverDragon macro without importing the rare list doesn't work for me. Not sure if this is a bug, or a conflict with another add-on.

    Something I have noticed though, sometimes the icons that pop-up on the map do so in the wrong place, or underneath something else (gathermate nodes, wholly quest marks), making them hard to spot. Could you make the icons drag-able please? Thanks in advance^^

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