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Version: 2.8.10
by: VgerAN [More]

Find upgrades, do more damage, win.

Pawn helps you find upgrades for your gear and tell which of two items is better for your spec. Start with built-in advice from Ask Mr. Robot, or customize Pawn's stat weights to have it suggest items based on your favorite class guide or simulator. Pawn can help you decide whether it's better to use the cloak with 500 mastery or the one with 450 crit—whether you're just starting out, or you're an advanced player who plans out gear upgrades and regularly simulates and evaluates performance.

Getting started

If you're new to Pawn, don't worry—Pawn will automatically set itself up to give you advice based on math done by the experts at Ask Mr. Robot (or, on Classic, HawsJon). Just watch for Pawn's green arrows. If you decide you want to go further, there are a lot of ways that you can customize Pawn, by tracking multiple specs at once, importing custom stat weights, and more.

Language support

Pawn now works with all languages on both live/retail and Classic. It's possible that you might run into stats that Pawn doesn't recognize from time to time when playing on non-English clients—if you think that Pawn's not calculating something right, put an item into the Compare tab and see if it lists all of the stats there. If something's missing, let me know which item and which language, and I should be able to get it fixed!

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. (I typically respond to questions much more quickly on Facebook or Curse.)

Found a bug?

If you think you might have found a bug, just leave a comment here. In addition to a description of the problem, please make sure to include: (1) the language that you use Pawn and WoW in, (2) whether it's live/retail or Classic, (3) the specific items that don't work as expected, and (4) your class and spec if you're using the built-in (not custom) stat weights. Screenshots are usually very helpful as well.

Incompatible with...

Pawn will not work with Titan Panel Artifact Power or Combat Numbers Separator. Those addons change item tooltips and will cause Pawn to give bad advice. It's also been reported that using Pawn with TradeSkillMaster can cause the game to crash or hang.

Version 2.8.10

Classic Season of Discovery: Added support for the new Gnomeregan items with hit or crit to all attacks. Items with the new hit stat will receive points for your Hit and Hit (Spell) stats, and items with the new crit stat will receive points for your Crit and Crit (Spell) stats.

Version 2.8.9

Dragonflight: Updated stat weights for all classes and specs.
Dragonflight: Updated Pawn's scale color button to work with the new patch 10.2.5 color picker.

Version 2.8.8

Dragonflight: Removed the "Only show upgrades for my best armor type after level 27" option. After level 27, Pawn will now always stop showing items that are not the right type of armor for your class.
Classic: Fixed a bug where Pawn would suggest armor your character can't wear as upgrades.
Classic: Fixed a bug where Pawn would sometimes suggest socketing Glinting Flame Spessarite when it meant to suggest Sovereign Shadow Draenite. This bug potentially affected any time Glinting Flame Spessarite was suggested (such as in the socketing advisor popup), but didn't affect any other calculations or upgrade suggestions.

Version 2.8.7

Classic: Added support for the Classic trade skill and crafting window: hovering over the item icon in that window should now work the same as if the item were already in your bags.

Version 2.8.6

Dragonflight: More new stat weight updates, updated for patch 10.2.0.

Version 2.8.5

Dragonflight: New stat weights have been included for all classes and specs, including all evoker specs, based on the latest Ask Mr. Robot raid simulation data.

Version 2.8.4

To keep things responsive, especially on the slower Classic versions of the game, Pawn has a new system that caps how much processing power it will allow bag addons to use when calculating which items get green upgrade arrows. Roughly speaking, if the game runs at 60 FPS for you, Pawn will block bag addons from reducing that by more than 2 FPS. (This change doesn't affect you if you aren't using a custom bag addon.)

Version 2.8.3

Wrath Classic: The new gems for Content Phase 3 (Cardinal Ruby, etc.) will now show up in recommendations, and will be taken into account when determining the value of sockets on high-level gear.

Version 2.8.2

Dragonflight: Dragonflight 10.1.0 has a game bug that was causing Pawn to show the wrong information on "currently equipped" tooltips. That bug is fixed in Dragonflight 10.1.5. Pawn will stop annotating "currently equipped" tooltips until 10.1.5 launches.
Dragonflight: Added support for the 10.1.5 PTR.
Dragonflight: Added support for Augmentation Evokers. If you're using Pawn in Automatic mode (the default), you don't need to do anything extra. If you're using Pawn in Manual mode, you'll need to import your own Augmentation scale or use (shift-click) the one that comes with Pawn. (Stat weights for Augmentation aren't available yet so it's a placeholder in this version of Pawn.)

Version 2.8.1

Dragonflight: Fixed a problem that could occur when showing Pawn's version number on 10.1.0.

Version 2.8.0

Updated for Dragonflight: Embers of Neltharion (10.1.0).
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Unread 12-12-10, 09:20 AM  
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Arrow and Coin icons

I am having trouble with the green upgrade arrow and the coin icons showing up on my wife's pc. She has an exact copy of my addons folder (as that is how I keep her up to date). She has the exact same options set as me, but they will show up on my qst turn ins, but not hers.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance for a great addon!
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Thanks for the suggestions!

4) Can you elaborate on this a bit? Do you mean on the Compare tab? At some point I'd like to make the Compare tab accept multiple items at once. At the very least two (so you can compare a staff versus a mace and an off-hand), but possibly whole equipment sets.
The compare tab is great (and that sounds like a cool feature - especially if we could enter levels cap levels (i.e. hitcap, hit<hitcap1, hit>hitcap). If you build it, I'm sure I'll use it.

But, I was thinking the tool tips could map an item to a scale include it as well. If I had 2 scales and 2 Equipment Sets, then I would like to see 3 lines on the tool tip (current, item using first scale compared to item in first equipment set, and 2nd to second.)

It is clearer with an example. Lets say I have 2 scales (ScaleDPS,ScaleTank) and 2 EquipmentSets (SetDPS,SetTank). Currently, if something like boots drop, the tool tip can show the value for both scales but only compares them to what I am currently equipping.

The way it works right now is that the tool tip would give the value for both scales:
ScaleDPS: 110 (+100%) (currently worn value would be 55)
ScaleTank: 20 (-75%) (currently worn value would be 80)

The problem is that lets say I forgot to change out of my pvp boots then I would be getting the wrong info. Today I can easily put on both sets of gear and look at the scales, but I was thinking it could be automated...

Example:
Boots drop
ScaleDPS 110 (+4.76%) (SetDSP.Boot.value = 105)
ScaleTank 20 (-90%) (SetTank.Boot.value = 200)

Getting the output just right would be tricky - lots of information, but what that would tell me right away is this quest item is better in one set and that I should get it. (Actually even at max cap it helped me pick the best badge item to get next - rawr was more accurate, but when I knew I was going to get 4 items, getting the first 1-2 was always the hardest decision...)
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That doesn't sound like it's from Pawn. Can you give a little more context?
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Under the tooltip for an upgrade, theres the connotation

+1.2%|+0.2%

Whats the difference between the 2 numbers?
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Awesome! Thank you!
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Yeah, right now there isn't an option to control that. I'll probably add one in the next version. If you like, you can remove that border-coloring feature if you open up Pawn.lua and delete this line from it:

if UpgradeInfo then Tooltip:SetBackdropBorderColor(0, 1, 0) else Tooltip:SetBackdropBorderColor(1, 1, 1) end

Pawn won't change the border color anymore once that line is gone and you reload your UI.
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VgerAN, Your latest version of pawn is breaking my ToolTips in TukUI. It's causing tooltips which used to be colored based on their quality (the border) to now just be white for everything.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

1, 2) Yep, you'll be able to mark cloth as unusable and still get stats on cloaks in 1.5.2. I'm gonna let it "bake" for another day or so and then release it in time for Tuesday's launch. Then for non-cloth wearers, you can go through and mark everything lower as unusable. I may add an option to do that automatically like you said since I don't want to change the default scales that way directly, as the same scales are used for characters of all levels.

3) Yeah, maybe. But for me, basically any item in my bags that's equippable is one of my best items. It would just be a grid of stars. At least for me, it'd be more useful to see coins on my junk items and an upgrade arrow on my never-yet-equipped upgrades.

4) Can you elaborate on this a bit? Do you mean on the Compare tab? At some point I'd like to make the Compare tab accept multiple items at once. At the very least two (so you can compare a staff versus a mace and an off-hand), but possibly whole equipment sets.
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Re: some thanks !!

I likewise love this addon! Excellent work, it is really one of those can't live without addons.

Couple suggestions:

1. In Locallization.lua, change this one line from 1 to 0. This allows leather/mail/plate wearers to mark cloth as unusable. Even though cloaks are clearly cloth, they function more like neck/rings from an itemization point of view nowdays.

Current:
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        {PawnGameConstant(INVTYPE_CLOAK), "IsCloth", 1, PawnMultipleStatsFixed}, -- Back (cloaks are cloth even though they don't list it)
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        {PawnGameConstant(INVTYPE_CLOAK), "IsCloth", 0, PawnMultipleStatsFixed}, -- Back (cloaks are cloth even though they don't list it)
2. Another suggestion along the same lines, for any non-cloth wearer at max level it would be really nice to consider the item unusable it it wasn't the appropriate gear type. I.e. even though a shaman could wear leather, they never would now since the 5% stat bonus is effectively impossible to overcome. (Maybe a global option and/or default).

3. Are the icon overlays possible for bag/bank items? It might be nice to put a small green star on the best item value in a bag for a scale. (Multiple scales could result in multiple stars?) Just a thought.

4. Finally, my most wanted feature would be compare against a different equipment set. I believe that GetEquipmentSetItemIDs could get the job done, with some tweaking to the scale name to allow us to line the set up with the scale. I had played around with the idea a bit and was close before 1.5/4.0.1 came out, but my approach wasn't good enough to contribute back.


Again, Excellent mod, much appreciated!
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some thanks !!

Thanks for still working on this, I used it a few years back and enjoyed this addon then, now it's even better
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Hmmm, if you're seeing cloth items that Pawn says are upgrades for you, either your current gear is pretty low-end and you're looking at really high-level cloth items, or something must be out-of-whack with your scale values. An unholy death knight shouldn't ever want to wear cloth gear.

Are you using your own custom scale or one of the built-in Wowhead ones? There are some changes I can suggest that will help Pawn "focus" a bit more, though I do suggest looking into why a cloth item would ever be an upgrade in the first place. If you're using a built-in scale, you'll need to first make a copy of the built-in one on the Scales tab, and then hide the built-in one so just your copy is visible. Then, go to the Values tab and look for things that you don't want to show up as upgrades: cloth, leather, and mail, for starters. They're down toward the bottom of the list, under "Armor types." Click each one and then click "Items with this are unusable" and Pawn will henceforth ignore those types of items.
I am definitely hurting in the gear department still not quite 80 and have a couple of greens. I was using the built in profile. Now I know the procedure for making items non-usable or non-preferred I can go ahead and have it block non-plate, shields and 1h anything.

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Hmmm, if you're seeing cloth items that Pawn says are upgrades for you, either your current gear is pretty low-end and you're looking at really high-level cloth items, or something must be out-of-whack with your scale values. An unholy death knight shouldn't ever want to wear cloth gear.

Are you using your own custom scale or one of the built-in Wowhead ones? There are some changes I can suggest that will help Pawn "focus" a bit more, though I do suggest looking into why a cloth item would ever be an upgrade in the first place. If you're using a built-in scale, you'll need to first make a copy of the built-in one on the Scales tab, and then hide the built-in one so just your copy is visible. Then, go to the Values tab and look for things that you don't want to show up as upgrades: cloth, leather, and mail, for starters. They're down toward the bottom of the list, under "Armor types." Click each one and then click "Items with this are unusable" and Pawn will henceforth ignore those types of items.
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Pawn 1.5 is out, with a bunch of new features to make it easier to find upgrades for your gear while leveling those new tauren paladins and dwarf shamans.

To keep things simpler, Pawn 1.5 doesn't show numeric scores on gear by default anymore. Experienced Pawn users will want to turn them back on on the Options tab: choose the "Show scale values and upgrade %" option.

Pawn 1.5's a pretty big set of changes, and I'm still welcoming feedback. I definitely intend to make further refinements in the near future, but I felt that it was more helpful to get a reasonably stable 1.5 release out to coincide with the Shattering.
I am wondering if there is a way to force Pawn to only go for gear that is specific to my build/class combo. For instance - as an UNholy DK I am seeing upgrade suggestions on CLoth, Leather and Mail gear. I don't want to see this - only plate. I am also seeing upgrades for Staffs, Shields, 1h weaps, etc - Unholy is a 2h build. Just curious if there is a way to specifically focus Pawn to look a little more carefully.

Thanks for the help - I really like the changes!
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Pawn 1.5 is out, with a bunch of new features to make it easier to find upgrades for your gear while leveling those new tauren paladins and dwarf shamans.

To keep things simpler, Pawn 1.5 doesn't show numeric scores on gear by default anymore. Experienced Pawn users will want to turn them back on on the Options tab: choose the "Show scale values and upgrade %" option.

Pawn 1.5's a pretty big set of changes, and I'm still welcoming feedback. I definitely intend to make further refinements in the near future, but I felt that it was more helpful to get a reasonably stable 1.5 release out to coincide with the Shattering.
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This is fixed in the Pawn 1.5 alphas and betas (on CurseForge), and I expect to post a final version of Pawn 1.5 tonight.
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