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Pawn  Updated this week!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 1.9.9
by: VgerAN [More]

Pawn calculates scores for items to help you easily find upgrades for your gear. It's completely customizable, and applicable to any class and situation: for example, it can help you decide whether to equip the ring with a higher item level but one stat you don't want (say, strength for shamans), or the ring with the lower item level but all good stats. It's that level of customization that makes it very different from more general mods like GearScore and more specialized mods like TankPoints.

Pawn can be used by new players right off the bat without needing to change any options, or by advanced players who plan out their gear upgrades, build Excel spreadsheets, install Rawr, and read Elitist Jerks.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese, and includes an untested translation into Traditional Chinese. Unlike most addons, it's NOT possible to use the English version on a language that it doesn't support. (If you're interested in helping translate Pawn into other languages, let me know!)

Staying in touch

For fastest assistance with Pawn, leave a comment here or check the official thread at Curse. You can also 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.

Getting started

Pawn will automatically set itself up to work with your characters, but there's a lot that you can do to customize it. See the readme file included with Pawn for more information on getting the most out of Pawn.

Version 1.9.9

Given their exorbitant cost, Pawn will no longer suggest Greater Taladite gems on gear lower than item level 685 (mythic Highmaul).
Fixed the problem where some new Draenor wands caused an error to appear in the chat log and did not have their DPS calculated correctly.
Attempted to fix a problem in Spanish where numbers greater than 1,000 were not read properly.

Version 1.9.8

New scales from Wowhead have been integrated into Pawn, and the starter scales that Pawn previously included have been removed.
Includes a new Spanish translation, which is still a work-in-progress.
Fixed a bug where the socketing advisor would always unhelpfully suggest that you put a gem "of any color" into a prismatic socket.
Fixed a bug where It was difficult or impossible to change the color of a scale, depending on where the Pawn window is situated. (It was difficult if the scale list happened to be behind the color window.)
Fixed a bug where if you opened your chest of Garrison Resources and the last item you won (it showed up in a "you won!" popup) was an upgrade, the Garrison Resources would also show up as an upgrade. (Hey, maybe you got some Complicated Wood instead of Simple Wood.)
Removed the code that dealt with Wrathion's Breath of the Black Prince item, which added sockets to certain weapons, but is no longer obtainable by new players and not relevant to current content.

Version 1.9.7

Strength, Agility, Intellect, and Stamina can't be marked as "unusable" in custom scales. (Since multiple primary stats are on most armor pieces now, marking those as unusable leads to some confusing and unexpected results.)
Made a couple small improvements to the French, German, and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.6

Pawn will now no longer suggest gems for items below level 630 (level 100 heroic dungeon). (This change is particularly noticeable for helms, which had high-value meta sockets at level 90, but not at level 100.)
Improved the German and Simplified Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.5

Additional changes to try to prevent the "UseSpecialQuestItem" error from occurring when clicking items in the objectives list.
More improvements to the Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.4

Dodge and Parry on low-level items will now be treated as if they were Bonus Armor, at a 2:1 ratio. (40 Parry on an item will be treated as 20 Bonus Armor.)
Pawn will now once again work with AtlasLoot even when the "Use GameTooltip" AtlasLoot setting is off. (Release versions only, not the latest AtlasLoot beta.)
The warrior tank starter scale now properly has a value for bonus armor.
Included lots of improvements to the Traditional Chinese translation.

Version 1.9.3

Changed the way that Pawn uses item tooltips, in the hopes that it will prevent issues where the game blocks certain buttons and actions due to "taint."
Fixed a bug where a few settings wouldn't be saved when logging out, including Pawn's list of your best items used for determining upgrades.
Included new French translations.

Version 1.9.2

Continued changes to the starter scales and translations.

Version 1.9.1

Bonus armor is now listed as a separate stat from base armor and can be given a value independently.
Significantly increased the value of armor and bonus armor in the tank starter scales.
Fixed a harmless error where a message about #(Item1.UnknownLines) could appear in the chat log when using the Compare tab.
Fixed a harmless error where a message about being unable to parse the item link could appear in the chat log when hovering over a caged battle pet.

Version 1.9

Updated for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor. Many features have changed in some way as a result of item changes in patch 6.0.
I updated the visuals for the Pawn UI to be a little more warlordy.
A new set of starter scales have been added for all classes and specs. You can use these scales as you would the old Wowhead scales, and you can also customize them to your heart's content.
The Wowhead scales have been disabled since they haven't been updated for patch 6.0 and would do more harm than good.
The values of Pawn's default scale have changed to be a more appropriate starting point for WoW 6.0.
New stats are recognized and can be assigned values on the Values tab: Bonus Armor, Multistrike, Versatility, Movement Speed, Leech, Avoidance, Indestructible.
Obsolete stats (hit, etc.) are removed from your scales upon logging in, and have been removed from the UI.
All of the new Taladite gems in Warlords of Draenor are now in Pawn's database.
The changes to stats on pre-Draenor gems in Pawn's database have been taken into account for purposes of gem recommendations. (I anticipate that I'll need to do another update of gem stats before the expansion hits.)
A new option has been added, on by default: "Ignore sockets on low-level items." When this option is enabled, Pawn will ignore sockets when calculating values of low-level items (currently, any item below level 463), so they won't have inflated values when Pawn determines upgrades.
Pawn's calculations for item values no longer take reforging potential into account since that feature is gone from the game.
All code for Pawn's Reforge Advisor feature has been removed.
Changed the way that information about your best items for purposes of determining upgrades is stored and processed. (I now use item links instead of item IDs, since in Warlords of Draenor, a mythic version of one item and the raid finder version of the same item might have the same ID but a different bonus suffix.)
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Pawn 1.0.1 will give you the ability to go back to the old gem socketing behavior, where it just used the correct colors instead of maximizing the item value. I'll probably release it this weekend.
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Re: Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

That's definitely scheduled for a future version.
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Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Thanks a bunch.

By the way, another handy feature of ratingbuster is, when comparing two items it can show you the difference between them. Would allow lazy brains like mine to do one less basic subtraction, if that wouldn't be too much of a hassle to add.

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Okay, maybe in the next version, then. I'll make it per-scale unless it looks like it's going to be a bunch of extra work to do it that way (probably not).
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Okay, maybe in the next version, then. I'll make it per-scale unless it looks like it's going to be a bunch of extra work to do it that way (probably not).
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Re: Re: Re: Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Yes, that's pretty much it. I have an offense scale, and a stamina scale. I think adding an "always use the correct gem colors for each socket" option would solve the issue for most cases. Even better if it is a per-scale option.

Originally posted by VgerAN
I see, so in addition to any scales you use to determine item value, you've also got a scale that just sums up all of the stamina on an item, even though you're not maximizing stamina. You don't actually use that scale to select gear, but rather just to know at a glance how much stamina you're going to get from an item. So, you'd want Pawn to be smart with your other scales (or maybe you don't have any other scales?), but not that special stamina scale.

Does that sound accurate? I'm just trying to understand what you want a little better, so I can plan for future versions. If the above is all true, then if I added a "always use the correct gem colors for each socket" option, a scenario such as yours would need that option to be set individually per-scale, not for the whole character, which is something I hadn't considered.
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Re: Re: Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

I see, so in addition to any scales you use to determine item value, you've also got a scale that just sums up all of the stamina on an item, even though you're not maximizing stamina. You don't actually use that scale to select gear, but rather just to know at a glance how much stamina you're going to get from an item. So, you'd want Pawn to be smart with your other scales (or maybe you don't have any other scales?), but not that special stamina scale.

Does that sound accurate? I'm just trying to understand what you want a little better, so I can plan for future versions. If the above is all true, then if I added a "always use the correct gem colors for each socket" option, a scenario such as yours would need that option to be set individually per-scale, not for the whole character, which is something I hadn't considered.


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Ah yes, now it makes sense.

Well, wonderful. Problem is I would never socket a blue gem in a yellow slot since I'm dps. So it's being too clever for my taste.

I guess I'll just stick with ratingbuster for stamina values.
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Re: Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Originally posted by VgerAN
Hmm, I'm playing around with Pawn and I haven't been able to reproduce any bug. I believe that the behavior you're seeing below is the new expected behavior for Pawn 0.9 and 1.0. Pawn is determining that the socket bonus on that item isn't worthwhile enough to justify putting a yellow gem in the yellow socket, so it's "using" blue gems instead. (In this case, 2x blue > blue + yellow + 3 agility.) Previous versions of Pawn weren't smart enough to notice situations where it's better to socket gems "incorrectly."

Does that make sense?
Ah yes, now it makes sense.

Well, wonderful. Problem is I would never socket a blue gem in a yellow slot since I'm dps. So it's being too clever for my taste.

I guess I'll just stick with ratingbuster for stamina values.
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Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Hmm, I'm playing around with Pawn and I haven't been able to reproduce any bug. I believe that the behavior you're seeing below is the new expected behavior for Pawn 0.9 and 1.0. Pawn is determining that the socket bonus on that item isn't worthwhile enough to justify putting a yellow gem in the yellow socket, so it's "using" blue gems instead. (In this case, 2x blue > blue + yellow + 3 agility.) Previous versions of Pawn weren't smart enough to notice situations where it's better to socket gems "incorrectly."

Does that make sense?


Originally posted by obuw
When calculating unenchanted values, pawn counts the gem sockets twice if there are gems socketed.

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[Belt of the Black Eagle] gives 20 Stamina, I have socketed it with a [Brutal Tanzanite] for another 6 Stamina. My STA scale also has 6 points for blue sockets.

Enchanted value: 26. Unenchanted value: 32.


I also reported this in the trenchrats forum.
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[BUG] Sockets counting Twice

When calculating unenchanted values, pawn counts the gem sockets twice if there are gems socketed.

Ex:

[Belt of the Black Eagle] gives 20 Stamina, I have socketed it with a [Brutal Tanzanite] for another 6 Stamina. My STA scale also has 6 points for blue sockets.

Enchanted value: 26. Unenchanted value: 32.


I also reported this in the trenchrats forum.
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Pawn 1.0 is out!

Pawn 1.0 has been released! It's a worthwhile upgrade for anyone who uses Pawn, especially if you're on a version earlier than 0.9.
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Originally posted by VgerAN
For premade scales, check out the unofficial forums here:

http://pawnmod.trenchrats.com/
I will try out the Frost-PvE build listed on the site. I'm not mathematically inclined enough to try and sort out appropriate values myself but I do like that someone has a reasonable idea of what end-game raiding stats might be. I'll give this a shot.
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For premade scales, check out the unofficial forums here:

http://pawnmod.trenchrats.com/

Also, for certain classes, check out the "sample scales" document that comes with Pawn. It seems to me that melee DPS classes are the luckiest; I know of a lot of common valuation systems, like various forms of AEP, and Emmerald's feral druid gear lists. I don't know of any commonly-accepted valuation systems for casters, so if you're a caster, the forums are probably your best bet, and you'll probably want to do some tweaking from there.

You'll probably find yourself wanting to tweak any scale you find; unlike Warsong Gulch (shudder), premade is not always the best. Pawn will hopefully make that (sort of) easy for you.
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Is there a scale for each class available, or would that have to be custom made from scratch? I'd be interested in finding a rating for each class.

Also, a "copy" feature would be very nice.
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Yeah. Sounds like you want a second scale. For example, as a shaman, in my PVP scale, I value stamina at 1.5, but in my PVE scale, I value it at .7 or .8 or so. Along the same lines, my PVE scale values MP5 at 3.75, but my PVP scale values it at 1. (I may increase that a bit as 11,000 mana doesn't last very long against a priest's drain, and it would be nice to have mana after the first minute of the battle. ) I also have a third "hybrid" scale for when I'm just soloing, and a fourth "elemental" scale for if I ever decide to respec. Pawn shows all four values on items I come across, so I can easily see that the weapon that just dropped would be an upgrade for PVP for not for PVE.

You can create a second scale by clicking the "New empty" or "New default" button. Or, if you want to use your current scale as a starting point, there's no Copy button (I'll add one someday), but you can achieve the same effect by exporting the scale, then renaming it, and then importing the scale tag. Then, when you set values for stats, just make sure that you've chosen the scale you want to work with first. If you give them different colors, it can be easier to tell them apart at a glance.

Hope that helps!
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I really do like this mod, and constantly rely on the stats given and then make an educated choice. However, seeing as how PvP gear and PvE gear are designed for two different play styles, would it be prudent to have a Pawn value defined by the given PvP or PvE gear?

I guess what I'm trying to find out is, if I'm wearing gear that is PvE oriented and I'm checking out someone's Gladiator gear, the Pawn value is usually higher than what I'm wearing. This value may be askewed, however, in light that higher stamina may not be a suitable substitute for the loss of obviously PvE bonuses (which aren't on PvP gear, notably caster).

Am I making any sense here?
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