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Battle for Azeroth (8.0.1)
Updated:08-14-18 06:35 PM

Pawn  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.2.26
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.

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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 2.2.26

Items with sockets will now be valued somewhat higher than before, to account for the new gems in Battle for Azeroth jewelcrafting.
Fixed a problem where sometimes you'd get an error when looking at items that your PC hadn't downloaded the stats for yet.

Version 2.2.25

Fixed some more issues with artifact weapon level comparisons (notably, comparing versus the surprisingly crappy weapons you get during the Battle for Lordaeron questline).
Fixed the average item level display on the Inspect window when hovering over the Pawn button.

Version 2.2.24

When comparing an artifact weapon with a non-artifact weapon, Pawn now just shows upgrade arrows based on the item's level. Artifact weapons are complicated, and this seemed like the most helpful and least confusing way to provide guidance.

Version 2.2.23

Fixed a bug where Pawn could skip one of your equipment sets when looking for your best-in-slot gear when the "upgrade comparisons: track for each scale" option was enabled.
Updated artwork.

Version 2.2.22

Pawn will no longer tell you that it's probably not worth your time putting gems in anything below ilvl 800. (I changed the threshold to 153, and I'll change it again when BfA launches.)
Pawn will now show upgrades for your artifact weapons (and off-hands) on all level 110+ characters.
More gem updates in preparation for the Battle for Azeroth jewelcrafting recipes.

Version 2.2.21

New default stat weights for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch 8.0 for all classes and specs!
Fixed some problems that occurred when the "Upgrade comparisons: Track for each scale" option was selected.

Version 2.2.20

More gem updates for the Battle for Azeroth item level squish.

Version 2.2.19

Updated for WoW 8.0 and the Battle for Azeroth item level squish. Due to item level changes, gem recommendations may be a little strange at lower levels; let me know if you see something that seems very wrong, and let me know which item and gem and the item levels of each.
Stat weights have not been updated since WoW 7.x. They're still the latest from Ask Mr. Robot; most likely it will take a couple of months to account for all of the expansion changes and produce reliable new stat weights.
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Unread 01-26-08, 01:20 PM  
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That could be interesting, would be to sample your current gear to determine the scale of what you are wearing if it was your ideal gear. For example, for a Leotheras demon phase tanking gear (as a warrior) you want to balance stamina and fire resist, but you only need so much FR to reach the cap, so the relative value of FR vs stamina changes:
stamina: 740
+hp: 150 (~= 13.63 stam with BoK)
stam total: 754 * 2/3 = 503
FR: 339 (reaches the cap with improved MotW)

so the current scale with those two stats is
stam: (503+339)/754 = 1.67
FR: (503+339)/339 = 2.48

With that scale, you can go through any stam heavy or FR heavy items to see if it serves the scale better, reevaluate the resist cap and the scale (post-optimisation process), and try other items.

Another current gear analysis with 3 stats could add the next highest stat in term of item budget (any rating or stat or resist is worth 1, mp5 is worth 2.5, etc).


So what implementing this would imply (beside UI)?
-scan the current gear with item budget array
-merge similar stats (stam with +Health). Maybe more advanced merging would be included, agi/str to AP, or user defined, to account ratio changing buffs, like BoK (modify str/agi/ap/crit rating, and spell crit vs int to some extent)
-sort the stats
-define a scale with the top X (number supplied by the user) merged stats

That's it, that is the feature I am talking about. It would also be useful to discuss your current stat distribution with your current gear instead of talking about your ideally designed stats scale.


I would like to know the feel of the developper about this. Any interest in developping this or letting me doing it in the mod or as a sister mod, or something else entirely.
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Howdy. You can check out the "sample scales" file that comes with Pawn (a better version comes with 0.7.3). Also, there's a forum with a lot of user-contributed scales here:

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Unread 01-04-08, 07:08 AM  
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Nice addon, where can i find scale made by more experienced players than me?:P
i'd like to find some class based pvp and pve scales
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