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

Version: 2.5.20
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 2.5.20

Pawn should finish its item calculations about 5% faster now.
Added support for more types of items with melee and ranged crit rating in French, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, Korean, and Simplified Chinese Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.19

Fixed an error that could appear when hovering over an item ("attempt to get length of field 'Values' (a nil value)").
Added support for more types of items with different amounts of spell damage and healing on the same line of the tooltip in Russian Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more types of items with MP5 in French Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.18

While leveling in Shadowlands (non-Classic), Pawn will now suggest potential upgrades to heirloom items that used to provide an experience boost, since those items no longer do and there's less of a downside to replacing them.
Added support for more types of "the Sorcerer" items in Burning Crusade Classic in several languages.
Added support for more types of items with MP5 in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more types of items with different amounts of spell damage and healing on the same line of the tooltip in Traditional Chinese Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.17

I'm trying out a new workaround for a couple of game bugs that caused Pawn to work much more slowly on Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic.
Other than just still not being fast enough, the most likely thing that might break with this change is Pawn missing some of the stats on items that appear in green text, such as ratings in Burning Crusade Classic. (I haven't spotted any bugs with those—but if anything did break, it's probably that.)
Additional performance improvements that affect all versions of the game.

Version 2.5.16

Added support for more types of items with crit rating on German Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.15

Added support for more types of Wrath items (Fiery Wrath, etc.).
Added "Thrown weapon" to the list of weapon types that you can add values to (or mark as unusable) on the Values tab for Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic.
Classes that can't use thrown weapons have them marked as unusable in the default scales, so by default they won't show as potential upgrades.
Added support for more types of items with spell damage and healing on the same line of the tooltip, and more with MP5, on English Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more types of items with crit rating on Russian Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed a couple of bugs causing health regeneration on items to not be recognized on French versions of the game.
Further improved the formatting of how some item IDs are displayed.

Version 2.5.14

On Classic and Burning Crusade Classic, Pawn will no longer suggest mail as upgrades for hunters and shamans or plate for warriors and paladins before level 40 in some places.
Added support for additional types of items with shield block rating and dodge rating.
You can now use Enter and Escape to close the popups that appear when using the Scale tab (export, confirm delete, etc.).
Pawn will now claim that fewer items have "special effects" on the Compare tab if the "special effect" is something at the top of the item tooltip like "Mythic." (This doesn't affect item values or upgrade advice in any way, just the orange diamond on the Compare tab.)

Version 2.5.13

Fixed a problem where Pawn was suggesting random items instead of cut Golden Draenite gems. (The item values and upgrade advice were correct; it was just showing the wrong item name. I apologize to anyone who tried to shove a two-handed mace into a yellow gem socket.)
Fixed a problem where shamans were being treated as if they could dual-wield on Classic Era.

Version 2.5.12

Added support for items with spell penetration in Classic Era. (They're already supported in Burning Crusade Classic.)
Added support for the handful of armor penetration items that will appear in later phases of Burning Crusade Classic.
Worked around a bug in the Russian and Latin American Spanish versions of Burning Crusade Classic that would cause Pawn to show errors if you had items with a healing enchantment or random property.

Version 2.5.11

Included several gem cuts that were missing from suggestions, including Runed and Teardrop—sorry, casters!
Fixed a problem where many of the gems suggested on Burning Crusade Classic were being suggested based on stats and colors that they had at different points in the game's history (Wrath or Cataclysm). You should see more sensible suggestions in the socketing advisor, and the values of socketed items may slightly increase.
Added support for "of Healing" and "of the Prophet" items on Burning Crusade Classic. (Thanks to neaves for tracking down the items and a suggested fix!)
On Latin American Spanish and Russian, "of Healing" items currently don't show the spell damage granted. Once that bug is fixed, Pawn will need an additional change to handle those items properly.
Fixed an error that would occur on Burning Crusade Classic when looking at an item that has sockets but no meta socket. (Thanks to ahakola for a suggestion and the many people who reported this.)
Fixed a minor issue with how some item IDs were displayed (a missing colon).

Version 2.5.10

Meta gems are now supported. You can manually assign a weight per scale to the special meta gem effects such as "Minor Run Speed Increase" or "1% Spell Reflect"; the stat portion of a meta gem will be calculated for you. (A good starting point is 36× the value of your primary stat.)
Fixed a problem where Pawn wouldn't work at all on Italian Shadowlands.
Fixed a problem where feral attack power wasn't working on English Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.9

On Burning Crusade Classic, when determining a socketed item's value, Pawn will now decide whether the item's value would be maximized by following the socket bonus, or ignoring the bonus and using all of the same type of gem.
The socket bonus will also be taken into account for the advice given in the socketing advisor popup.
The socket bonus will also be shown on Pawn's Compare tab whenever the item's value would be maximized by following the socket bonus.
Fixed a problem with wands that deal holy damage on all Russian versions of WoW.
Fixed a problem with some items that grant mana-per-5 on Russian Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.8

Pawn now includes colored sockets in the value of an item like it does for prismatic sockets. Colored sockets are assigned a value automatically based on the best gems that fit that socket's color of an appropriate quality level for the item. Like prismatic sockets, there's no way to manually override the value of a colored socket or to fine-tune the quality level of the gem used in the calculation.
Colored and meta sockets are now shown on Pawn's Compare tab.
The socketing advisor will now appear for socketed items in Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more items with spell hit rating on Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.7

Added the Gems tab in Burning Crusade Classic.
Gems with Haste are not currently visible, since they won't appear until Black Temple opens.
The value of stamina in the Classic and Burning Crusade Classic default scales for DPS specs was too high and has been reduced to a more reasonable level.
Added support for some additional caster enchantments on English Classic and Burning Crusade Classic. (This was accidentally listed in the notes for 2.5.6 in some places, but it's not fixed until 2.5.7.)
Simplified the look of some item IDs when the Show Item IDs option is enabled.

Version 2.5.6

Fixed a few problems with items that give bonuses to a single type of magic damage in European Spanish Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.5

Added support for items with feral attack power on Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more items with defense rating on Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more items with hit rating on Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more items with spell hit rating on Simplified Chinese Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed problems with weapon damage in Traditional Chinese Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed a problem with Outland items with melee and ranged crit rating on European Spanish Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed a problem with items with school-specific spell damage on European Spanish Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.4

Fixed the calculation of DPS of wands on Portuguese and Korean Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.3

Added support for more Outland items with spell crit rating on Burning Crusade Classic.
Added support for more Outland items with the same amount of spell damage and healing on Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.2

Fixed a problem where Pawn missed crit rating on some Outland items in Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed a problem where Pawn couldn't determine the DPS of wands in French Burning Crusade Classic.
Fixed many problems where Pawn missed stats in European Spanish Burning Crusade Classic.

Version 2.5.1

Added support for various items with hit rating and attack power that weren't being handled properly before.
Fixed a problem where items with different values of spell damage and healing on the same line of the tooltip were getting the two stats reversed, even though I literally triple-checked that before releasing Pawn 2.5.
Minor updates to the German translation.

Version 2.5

Introducing: Pawn for the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch.

Important: If you imported custom scales on Classic and are continuing to Burning Crusade Classic, you'll need to update your weights for all of the percentage-based stats when you get the pre-patch. If, for example, your value for Crit is 10, an item that gives 1% crit would be worth 10 points on Classic, but would be worth 80 in Burning Crusade Classic and the pre-patch, because that item will change to have 8 crit rating. Pawn won't make any automatic changes to your custom scales. But, if you're using the default stat weights that come with Pawn, you don't need to do anything.

Added support for all Burning Crusade Classic languages: English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Known issue: The Spanish PTR currently has a bug where items are showing spell hit and spell crit as percentages instead of ratings. Pawn currently processes these items correctly, but once the bug is fixed, Pawn will need an additional adjustment to work again.
Known issue: The Russian PTR has the same problem with spell hit.
Added support for new stats: Expertise Rating, Resilience Rating, Haste Rating, Spell Haste Rating, and Spell Penetration.
Added support for new combat ratings present on Classic gear: Hit Rating, Spell Hit Rating, Crit Rating, Spell Crit Rating, Dodge Rating, Parry Rating, Block Rating, and Defense Rating.
Added support for items that give different amounts of spell damage and healing on the same line (Amulet of Flowing Life, etc.).
The default stat weights on Burning Crusade Classic have been updated to accommodate the combat ratings change.
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Re: Re: Re: Hate to be that guy ..

Thanks; I was hoping that would be/become the case!

Originally Posted by Dridzt
Originally Posted by VgerAN
Hey! I don't have beta access so I haven't been able to start, but I expect that I'll at least make sure that it works and get the new stats in there. I'm hoping that I can dig up the old socket bonus code so I don't have to rebuild that stuff too.

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Is a BC Classic version something in our future?
Good news.

If it helps you any, the Classic PTR is running the same client version as the BC Classic beta since last week.
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Re: Re: Hate to be that guy ..

Originally Posted by VgerAN
Hey! I don't have beta access so I haven't been able to start, but I expect that I'll at least make sure that it works and get the new stats in there. I'm hoping that I can dig up the old socket bonus code so I don't have to rebuild that stuff too.

Originally Posted by Dridzt
Is a BC Classic version something in our future?
Good news.

If it helps you any, the Classic PTR is running the same client version as the BC Classic beta since last week.
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Re: Hate to be that guy ..

Hey! I don't have beta access so I haven't been able to start, but I expect that I'll at least make sure that it works and get the new stats in there. I'm hoping that I can dig up the old socket bonus code so I don't have to rebuild that stuff too.

Originally Posted by Dridzt
Is a BC Classic version something in our future?
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Hate to be that guy ..

Is a BC Classic version something in our future?
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Re: Pawn suggesting Agility only sword for Monk Healspec

Hmmm, it seems reasonable to me: none of those weapons are that good for healing, so the best one out of those three for your healing spec is one with decent secondary stats and a socket. Right now Pawn is just comparing the new sword with the ones you have equipped.

1) If you want to change Pawn to try to track your best items for each spec and show you upgrades even over items you don't have equipped, you can choose the "Track for each scale (advanced)" option. It works best if you keep gear for your different specs in equipment sets, but it'll try to remember what you have no matter what.

2) If you want to hide scales from your tooltips (like the built-in Mistweaver scale, since you're using a custom one now), just shift-click the scale in the list in Pawn. (Or, select it, and then uncheck "show this scale in tooltips" on the Scales tab.)



Originally Posted by Barleduq
So I followed instructions on Raidbots and put the thing from it into Pawn. (forgive my language, I'm having a hard word day.) Now it tells me when things are upgrades for any of my specs, which is fine. But this is not right. This item doesn't have any intellect on it. In the screenshot, I'm hovering over it, and have my other two weapons highlighted.

https://imgur.com/a/8H8xDID

Did I do something wrong?
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Pawn suggesting Agility only sword for Monk Healspec

So I followed instructions on Raidbots and put the thing from it into Pawn. (forgive my language, I'm having a hard word day.) Now it tells me when things are upgrades for any of my specs, which is fine. But this is not right. This item doesn't have any intellect on it. In the screenshot, I'm hovering over it, and have my other two weapons highlighted.

https://imgur.com/a/8H8xDID

Did I do something wrong?
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Hi! Yeah, that's something that I definitely would like Pawn to be smarter about. Right now there unfortunately isn't a workaround other than just ignoring the false "upgrade" notices.

It's always been a problem in some fashion, but until a few years ago it was pretty much just limited to garbage green rings that you wouldn't use for long anyway, so I never got around to it. Now that items can randomly drop with sockets or bonus stats or higher item levels, it's a problem that can affect everyone even at max level.
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Hi there!

Is it possible for Pawn to detect that I'm already wearing a unique-equipped ring that I have another copy of in my bags? The one I'm wearing has a socket, is the same ilevel, with the same stats. Pawn's insisting that the one in my bags is a 98% upgrade. I presume because it thinks the one in my bag is better than the *other* one I'm wearing. But I can't equip it.

Here is an album with two screenshots: first one shows the tooltip for the Smuggler's Cove ring in my bag, second one shows the Smuggler's Cove ring I have equipped.

I'll note that the one I'm wearing is also my lowest ilvl item,

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Originally Posted by VgerAN
(followed up on Facebook—looks like that was it)
Thanks for posting this here - I like to know the results of things like this, and I don't use facebook, so knowing it was resolved (even if I didn't see it) is good enough!

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(followed up on Facebook—looks like that was it)
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Hey—are you using the Zygor addon? Pawn doesn't have a button like that, but I remember getting the same question a while back, and I don't remember for sure which addon it was.
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Hey, so far I love this addon very much. However, the "equipt best items" in my character panel doesn't work. Any idea?
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Oh, cool; thanks! Definitely wouldn't have found that.
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Apologies for the delayed reactions, everyone—I haven't checked this site in a few weeks since I've been working on leveling up myself. But I usually get back in 1-2 days on Curse, and same-day on Facebook, if you'd like a faster response; this site just doesn't give me any kind of notification when I have comments so I forget about it whenever I'm not posting updates.
When you're looking at the comments page, just above the top comment, is the Post Reply button. To the right of that - sometimes immediately to the right, sometimes more centered - is a Comment Options dropdown.
https://imgur.com/eufisX8.png

An option on that dropdown - usually the last on the list - is Add To Email Feed.
https://i.imgur.com/5ueUlWB.png

If you click that, you'll get email whenever a comment is made by anyone on that page.

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Apologies for the delayed reactions, everyone—I haven't checked this site in a few weeks since I've been working on leveling up myself. But I usually get back in 1-2 days on Curse, and same-day on Facebook, if you'd like a faster response; this site just doesn't give me any kind of notification when I have comments so I forget about it whenever I'm not posting updates.
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