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  • 168,987 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 4,234,179 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/19/2014
  • Created 03/25/2008
  • 2,952 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.1.4
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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 v3.1.4
David Lynch <>
2014-11-19 14:11:42 -0600

Tagging v3.1.4


David Lynch:
    - Stop the popup from showing for Haakun the All-Consuming, since it reliably crashes the game. For reals.
    - Fix some wowhead data being missing from the defaults
    - Fix minimap tooltip not showing
    - Rerun miner
    - Fix a bug with questid mining
    - Separate out the achievements and quest filters for handynotes
    - Even more fun with different icons for the mount-mobs
    - Different tooltip display method
    - Fun with icons


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  • #637
    pleas stop the ui error window!

    happens everytime it finds a rare!

    corrupting my ui!
  • #635
    Stupid question but i have looked in the options and can not find how to move the window? Clicking it does not allow me how do you do it:-)
  • #634
    It "crashes" when finding a rare during a dungeon run. Basically the LUA spam is insane, crippling your computer performance. At least that is what i think happened. It found a rare in maraudon and then performance dropped to under 5 fps.
  • #633
    is it possible that the addon looking for Mysterious Camel Figurine in uldum?
  • #636
    I'd like to have the Mysterious Camel Figurine added too. I don't think that the current version is scanning for it. I saw one in-game without any alerts at all.
  • #632
    Kind of confusing, so I want to import the data the first time I use it? I tried this and I got notifications of having seen two rares in the zone but I have never actually seen them? It gave me a little window to target them too but didn't target anything when I pressed it. Also, there is a clear cache button, is this the same as doing it through the folders?
  • #631
    Cartographer is dead and has been for over a year. You should remove support for that because it is pointless and will only lead people to download and install cartographer which no longer works.
  • #629
    Is this going to be updated to work with the new 1.2 of handy notes? Looks like there are a few posts on their side that says that silver dragon needs to be updated to work with the new handy notes :(
  • #628
    I'm using Windows 7. How do I change the directory that you listed above?

    I'm wanting to import all the data If I click the Import Data button almost immediately I get the "Lot's Of Errors, Wanna Disable Addons?" Box. I also get it a lot randomly.

    Thanks so much for making it but I have no idea how to change it and I assume that's what fixes the errors.
  • #627
    Any way of getting the level in the target frame to be accurate, since a lot of the old world mobs changed level?
  • #622
    did this addon use to make a cat meow sound when it found a rare?
  • #649
    its a sound made by an addon called ESN RARE its called Miau
  • #624
    no lol
  • #620
    i love this addon its one of the thee best rare finders out there! but is there any chance you cud add some kind of function similar to NPCscan where you can add an indiviual npc that you wish to track. eg the new mysterious camel figurine.
  • #630
    Yes, adding in a specific npc would be awesome, like the mysterious camel figurine or lil timmy for those white kitten hunters out there.
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