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Version: 2.2.15
by: VgerAN [More]

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.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (European and Latin American), Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Unlike most addons, Pawn's language has to match the language you play WoW in.

Staying in touch

For fastest assistance with Pawn, 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.

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. 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.

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) the specific items that don't work as expected, and (3) your class and spec if you're using the built-in (not custom) stat weights. Screenshots are usually very helpful as well.

Version 2.2.15

Added a fix to make Pawn compatible with the German version of WoW 7.3.2 courtesy of Salty from Curse.

Version 2.2.14

Pawn will now suggest blue-quality gems on heroic Tomb of Sargeras gear or better, and the epic-quality gems on heroic Antorus gear.
Translation updates for German courtesy of Salty from Curse.
(Version 2.2.14a) Translation updates for French courtesy of Kangourousse from Curse.

Version 2.2.13

More language updates for WoW patch 7.3. (If I do four of these updates I get a special cache full of epics.)

Version 2.2.12

Fixed a problem introduced by WoW patch 7.3 that caused Pawn to not work properly in the Spanish (Spain) version of WoW.
More updates for WoW patch 7.3.

Version 2.2.11

Updates for compatibility with WoW patch 7.3.

Version 2.2.10

Added a compatibility fix for AethysRotation and other addons that scan your artifacts while you're logging in.

Version 2.2.9

Stat weights for all classes and specs have been updated based on hotfixes, balance changes, and new simulations.
Pawn will now suggest blue-quality gems only on items that are higher than level 900.

Version 2.2.8

Added new guidance and stat weights for all classes and specs to account for changes in WoW patch 7.2.5. The new weights are optimized for Mythic Keystone dungeons a higher gear level (870) than in previous versions of Pawn, given how quickly one can gear up alts currently.
In addition, the new weights for Assassination Rogues now assume that you use Master Poisoner.
Fixed a problem in Korean WoW that was introduced in 2.2.7.
Additional changes to French support to improve performance for players in all languages.
Lots of translation updates for Portuguese courtesy of Pawn fan tiagopl. (No updates for other languages in this update.)

Version 2.2.7

Pawn is now compatible with the French version of WoW patch 7.2.5.

Version 2.2.6

Pawn will now wait to start suggesting relics for the third slot of your artifact until you've actually unlocked it. (I thought it would be helpful for collecting a relic before you finish the questline, but it's proven to be annoying and misleading in practice.)

Version 2.2.5

Made a change to try to improve integration with Bagnon.

Version 2.2.4

Fixed a bug in Pawn where for some low-level characters, Pawn wouldn't recognize that one of your artifact's relic slots was locked, and would suggest relics for that slot.

Version 2.2.3

English: Fixed a problem where the Survival Hunter artifact Talonclaw didn't ever show relic upgrades. (It's possible that this problem exists for other artifacts—it would occur any time that the artifact had a different name on the item tooltip versus the shift-right-click artifact pane.)

Version 2.2.2

Worked around a game bug where WoW was saying that BoE relics looted at level 110 and then passed to lower-level characters would get fewer ilvls from that relic than they actually would.
Some other addons simulate shift-right-clicking on your artifact at logon to get information about it. This caused Pawn to sometimes receive incorrect information about your artifact, which would cause it to overestimate how much of an item level upgrade a relic would be. Pawn will now detect when this is happening and ignore the bad information it received.
Russian: Includes translations for new relic features.

Version 2.2.1

Fixed a bug in Pawn 2.2 where items in a player's bags that required a higher player level and couldn't be equipped were still getting green arrows.
Pawn will no longer work with WoW 7.1.5.
English: Relics that give a single level increase will now say "+1 level" instead of "+1 levels".
Russian: Hopefully fixed some of the catastrophic problems that started occurring with patch 7.2.
Italian: Includes translations for new relic features.

Version 2.2

Includes fixes for compatibility with WoW patch 7.2.
Pawn will now highlight relics that are an item level upgrade to one or more of your artifacts. Note that this upgrade feature is completely separate from Pawn's existing upgrade features—it's based on item level increase, not stats, and your custom scales are not used in any way.
This feature won't work until after you shift-right-click your artifacts. You only have to do that once (for each artifact) after upgrading to Pawn 2.2.
This feature will work for all of your artifacts regardless of which spec you're in.
Top-tier players who want to min/max specific artifact traits rather than focusing purely on their artifact's item level may want to turn this feature off—see Pawn's Options tab to do so.
Pawn will now suggest the cheap 100-stat gems on more items.
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Unread 12-08-14, 10:47 AM  
Xully
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Is there a bug with the "show up-arrow upgrades percentage"

the green up-arrow that tells "upgrade" underneath item, or even when I gather resources sometimes it shows upward green arrow for one of my chars. and the other character it doesn't show that at all, both characters are the same name that could be the only reason I'm thinking why its bugging for me.
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Unread 11-18-14, 12:44 AM  
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I appreciate the kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying Pawn! Now excuse me while I send all of my needy followers out on missions.
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Unread 11-14-14, 10:08 AM  
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Thank you so much for this! I have always had a hard time understanding if what I just got is better than what I have on, for my class/spec. Now an add-on actually tells me!

I can't believe, people just keep suggesting I get out of the game and go to a website and compare on a website. I can compare manually in game with this, or I can let it do it for me via the tooltips (which I do). It's awesome! Ever since I've been using this, I've been able to survive better, and kill things faster on my Elemental Shaman. I haven't tried group content with him yet, he's level 91 right now.

This is now an essential add-on for me. Without it, I don't know what I'd do... I guess break my immersion with the game's story lines, and alt tab out and use my browser to search... which I'm so glad I don't have to do. I never understood why people just accept things how they have known them and never try to change them. You clearly aren't like that, because you took it upon yourself to create an add-on that does what was lacking in game for this particular reason! There needs to ne more people like you, and less that say "Just go to a website..." or "that's just the way it is" and just be lazy!
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Unread 02-08-14, 09:58 AM  
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Yes it does. Thanks very much.
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Hi! For purposes of deciding which item is best for a slot, and upgrades versus that item, Pawn will only scan your currently-equipped items and items that you have in equipment sets. Beyond those items, it will also remember the best thing that you've equipped since the last time something changed that invalidated the score (such as by changing the values in the weight scale).

So, if there are items in your bank that you don't want considered,

(1) If they're in one of your character's equipment sets (for easy withdrawal, for example), then there isn't currently any way to get Pawn to stop thinking about those items.

(2) If they're just something you've worn before but you swapped them out, the "Re-scan gear" button on the Options page will make Pawn forget about them until the next time you equip them.

I hope that helps!
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I'd like it if we had the option to consider things in on our character and/or bags only, and exclude the bank. This would enable us to rate gear without heirlooms screwing everything thing up (because while leveling they are almost always the best gear). And it would give us a place to store other gear that we might not want to have considered.
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Originally Posted by luckton
Is there a way to turn off item level consideration in the calculations?
Item level is shown on the Compare tab if the two items have different item levels, but it's never taken into account when calculating anything.
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Is there a way to turn off item level consideration in the calculations?
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Did you try to install updates to addons and then just log out and back in or do a /reload? You need to close WoW and restart it so that WoW will pick up all of the latest files.
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Khisanth
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Hi,
Got this error when I log a new toon or now every 30 seconds with a fresh 90

Message: Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1075: attempt to index global 'PawnWrathionUpgradeableItems' (a nil value)
Time: 08/05/13 22:30:09
Count: 12
Stack: [C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1075: in function <Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:970>
(tail call): ?
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1258: in function `PawnUpdateTooltip'
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:226: in function <Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:226>
[C]: in function `Outfitter_OrigSetBagItem'
Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\Outfitter.lua:7906: in function `SetBagItem'
Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:815: in function `ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter'
[string "*:OnEnter"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>

Locals:
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
What's the name of the tooltip cleaner addon you use? I'll look into it sometime when I'm feeling more ambitious than I am at the moment.

Thanks for letting me know that deleting that SavedVariables file fixed things; I can suggest it to someone else in case they hit the same issue.
You're totally welcome! Thank you for the help!

I'm currently running ItemTooltipCleaner, and also ReforgeTooltip. In addition, Gearscore, Informant and idTip are running on at least some of my toons. I might disable all of those, since I don't think I check any of them. I admit I do run a ton of addons, probably mostly useless or cosmetic in nature.

Cheerio!

UPDATE: I disabled the tooltip addons and logged in. Pawn was still showing a usage of almost 4mb. If there's a memory leak/conflict with another addon, I'll have to keep looking.
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What's the name of the tooltip cleaner addon you use? I'll look into it sometime when I'm feeling more ambitious than I am at the moment.

Thanks for letting me know that deleting that SavedVariables file fixed things; I can suggest it to someone else in case they hit the same issue.
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Unread 07-27-13, 07:31 PM  
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Thanks for the report. Over the months and years I've been trying to track down why that happens for some people with very little luck. For some reason some PCs load addons in a different order and I haven't been able to reproduce the problem myself so I don't have a way to work on it. You can try deleting this file:

World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\(account name)\(server)\(character)\SavedVariables\Pawn.lua

I don't really know why that would affect things but someone reported that it fixed the problem for them once. As far as memory usage goes, Pawn should take practically no memory, like 1-2 MB. Almost all of it is just saving some item stats and values in memory so that it works faster. The number might be a little higher right after you first log in, or temporarily after changing a scale or setting, if Pawn needs to recalculate things. If you want to see the "real" usage without waiting, you can run "/script collectgarbage()" and then check memory usage again. If you're seeing something higher than like 2-3 MB after running that command to clean up unused memory, something unusual is going on.
Clearing out the Saved Variable file definitely fixed the error. The scales seem a bit weird right now, but I'll double check to make sure I didn't mess something up. Currently Blood shows much higher than all other specs. Sometimes the others are set at 1 and Blood shows more than 150. Seems like an odd calculation, but I'm not very familiar with the class.

It's still showing 3.3-3.5 for the memory usage, even after the dump. Not sure what other addons might be interacting with it, although I do run a "tooltip cleaner" add-on to simplify the tooltips. That could be it.

Thanks for the help!
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Thanks for the report. Over the months and years I've been trying to track down why that happens for some people with very little luck. For some reason some PCs load addons in a different order and I haven't been able to reproduce the problem myself so I don't have a way to work on it. You can try deleting this file:

World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\(account name)\(server)\(character)\SavedVariables\Pawn.lua

I don't really know why that would affect things but someone reported that it fixed the problem for them once. As far as memory usage goes, Pawn should take practically no memory, like 1-2 MB. Almost all of it is just saving some item stats and values in memory so that it works faster. The number might be a little higher right after you first log in, or temporarily after changing a scale or setting, if Pawn needs to recalculate things. If you want to see the "real" usage without waiting, you can run "/script collectgarbage()" and then check memory usage again. If you're seeing something higher than like 2-3 MB after running that command to clean up unused memory, something unusual is going on.
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Error spam: Missing scales & options

Hey there...

Trouble with Pawn on my DK. When I mouseover an item, I get tons of spam in chat to the effect of...

ERROR: The per-character options for (character name-realm) are missing. The Pawn scale values for (spec) are missing.

I'm only using the wowhead scales. Also things seem to be working well on my rogue. I think other classes too. The scales do show up in the tooltip, but they're in the tens-of-thousands. Looks weird.

Let me know if I can give any more detail. Thanks for keeping the addon up to date!

Oh, and Pawn seems to be a bit of a memory hog. Anything I can do to reduce it's usage?

Thanks again!
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