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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 4,444,367 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/28/2015
  • Created 03/25/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.1.5
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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 v3.1.5
David Lynch <>
2015-01-28 21:40:39 -0600

Tagging v3.1.5


David Lynch:
    - Other part of "remove potential for a loop in macro creation"
    - Remove potential for a loop in macro creation
    - Correct ID for Gorok as a mount-dropper
    - Update the targeting macro when seeing a new rare
    - Make marker ignore mobs properly
    - The time-lost isn't really in Nagand. Thanks, Blizzard. :P
    - Mine to pick up new coords
    - Mount mob icon color


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  • #645
    I'm getting massive errors, lua errors from Silverdragon. I've had to completely disable it to stop the errors. I did try disabling all my addons and only used bugsack/buggrabber and silverdragon, still massive errors every time a rare is seen and the errors don't stop until I disable the addon.
  • #646
    i just came here to report the same thing.
    ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED: AddOn 'SilverDragon' tried to call the protected function 'PartyMemberFrame1PetFrame:Hide()'. : in function 'Hide' Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:158:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_UpdatePet': Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:136:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_UpdateMember': Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:333:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_OnEvent':

    and it goes on and on of other errors in unitframe.lua also
    This happens during dungeons so it's sort of annoying to keep getting spammed with error messages. At one point it said during a boss fight "!BugGrabber has stopped capturing errors since it has captured more than 20 errors per second. Capturing will resume in 60 seconds."
  • #644
    it seems to be missing a lot of EK rares, i have to use wowhead when i enter a EK zone to see what rares there are, it will do pop ups when i encounter them but when i hover over the minimap button there is no list of rares (4.0.6)
  • #643
    I'd like to make the suggestion that you find a way maybe to integrate this with TomTom? It would be incredibly awesome if you click on the rare and it would show you which direction it's in :)
  • #639
    I also receive the UI error window with continuous errors until wow shuts all of my addons off.

    I think the problem may be related to my Hunter having tamed Skoll, a rare spawn.

    My other characters do not seem to receive the error window.
  • #641
    i like the addon alot. but it really seems to kill my game performance, and kills my ui. fps takes a dive sometimes when its scanning. the addon is prolly my favorite one. but its poorly coded.
  • #638
    Is there really no way to test out/move the frame that pops up when you find a rare? This seems like something important in case it is going to pop up over our unitframes or something. NPCscan has this moveable feature.
  • #640
    you can move the pop-up window by alt-clicking and dragging it.
  • #642
    well sure, but I can't see the pop up window unless I find a rare -.-
  • #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?
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