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Our database now has a site map/hub page:
. This page organizes all of the database categories and relevant tools, links to popular filters, and highlights recent comments and screenshots.
We've added charts powered by the Wowhead Profiler to guides! These charts show what percentage of Wowhead users have obtained popular items or completed achievements. It can help you see what other people on the site are interested in collecting and what's considered average among the playerbase. For example, you can see
which Children's Week pet is the most popular
how many of each ship are in everyone's Fleet
Wowhead Weekly offered several merchandise discounts active through the end of September 2015:
25% off tees with J!NX
10% off most Blizzard Gear Merchandise
The Profiler received several updates: sorting options have been renamed to sound more user-friendly, a legend has been added explaining all the colors for pet completion bars, and the algorithm for determining the size of the green completion bars has been recalculated to better reflect the power of your collected pets.
We're holding a
Legion Art Contest
with four tablets as prizes, including a Cintiq 27 QHD Touch!
World of Warcraft Legion
was announced at gamescom 2015, and we have a series of liveblogs, shows, and guides, which can all be found at
We launched a
Legion Scavenger Hunt
which was our largest database scavenger hunt yet!
Battle Pet collections on the Profiler received improvements. It is easier to see the number of unique pets, the customized names of your pets, and how far your collection is towards being complete.
We launched a
Chinese version of Wowhead's database
We made a
Draenor Pathfinder video guide
which was featured on the Battle.net Client and WoW's homepage.
Wowhead's database, guides, news, and most tools are now mobile-friendly!
Learn more here
. If you have a
, your premium status carries over to disable ads and enhance site features!
The Adventure Journal is a new addition in 6.2 which provides personalized content recommendations. We've taken those recommendations and added them to the top of our
We've added notifications to Today in Draenor for premium users so you can get alerted when the dailies you need are up on your realm.
Action Bar Simulator
lets you arrange spells for each spec, assign them keybinds, and indicate which keybinds are for macros.
partnered with Overwolf
so you can access Wowhead in-game. The
comes preinstalled with Overwolf, is completely free, and lets you search the site without having to alt-tab out of game.
class guides and resources
received a revamp with more information including pages for add-ons, gearing, and talents, a new layout, and general guides for the four major roles.
partnered with top guild Method
for Mythic Hellfire Citadel written and video guides.
Tooltips have been added for World Events. Example:
Pet Battle Bonus Event
Tooltips have been added for Zones. Example:
The "Choose a Spec" option on gear pages now updates part of the tooltip to be red if a certain spec can't use a weapon or armor type.
NPCs now have a 3D model you can spin around in Quick Facts!
Flying is coming to Draenor, so we launched the
to check your Draenor Pathfinder progress.
now includes sections showing your best follower and ships for important Garrison and Naval Missions.
went live, and we have a ton of guides!
Today in Draenor is updated for 6.2 with the new Tanaan reputation and Oil dailies. We've also added World Event tracking to the tool.
June was a busy month for video content--we interviewed
Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
6.2 Q&A Recap
was hosted on WoW's twitch, and our
Tanaan Jungle Tour
video was featured in the Battle.net Launcher.
We launched the
tool for the ultimate custom transmog experience--create and save your own sets, easily browse gear on Wowhead, find a matching mount, and customize your appearance to express your personal style.
have updated calculators, so you can see how to 100% these missions.
We made a database for
showing what abilities can counter them and what missions have each threat.
Shipyard data was refined, with separate databases for
have a new feature! You can now customize the front page sidebar by moving all of the blocks around using the up and down arrows. Like Today in Draenor? It can be at the top now.
We've created a simple
tool where you can directly compare two items, select a specialization and average item level, and receive an estimate if the item is an upgrade or not. This page also summarizes your stat priority and links to additional gear recommendations and class guides.
Items pages now have a "Quick Compare" option in Quick Facts which takes you to the
tool with the gear you were visiting automatically loaded.
Filtering items with stat weights for a particular slot now includes Warforged, Socketed, and random stat versions of items in results.
We've added support for Korean, Chinese, and Taiwan realms to the
Battle Pet Calculator
transmog set database
now lets you choose the race and gender you want to view the sets on in our Gallery view and on specific transmog set pages.
Get personalized gear recommendations on item pages by
pinning a Battle.net character via the Profiler
. You'll see a special "Upgrade for" section in Quick Facts when visiting any gear page. This lists the name of the character for whom it is an upgrade and clicking on it takes you to their Profile page.
We added Critters of Draenor, Traders, Trading Post Work Orders, and Menagerie details to
Today in Draenor
Welcome Content Manager Serrinne and Wowhead Weekly co-host Panser to the team!
Video links in database comments are now automatically placed in a Video Submission queue and can be displayed directly on Wowhead.
Check all your daily quests before logging in with
Today in Draenor
! This sidebar displays daily Apexis, Bounty, Dungeon, Inn, Profession, Relic, and Weekly quests for NA and EU regions.
Alerts have been added
to Quick Facts on pages for daily profession traders, their quests, and items, so you know which are currently up on servers and when they'll next be in town. Example:
now support raid size and difficulty.
Our list of
has been regrouped, with a new filter added for
Removed items now state they are "Unavailable" in item listviews, and their special text on item pages has been updated to be less vague.
Mission pages now have a "Similar Missions" tab listing missions with similar level and item level requirements, rewards, and mission categories.
has been added to the Profiler. Track which heirlooms you've acquired, sort by source, and see which ones still need to be upgraded to 2/2.
went live and we had a ton of guides to all the new content!
Recent hotfixes are now viewable on database pages
for achievements, factions, items, npcs, quests, and spells. Just visit the database page and it will list up to four hotfixes published in the last four months.
switched from Flash to WebGL
for faster load times, better particle effects, and mobile compatibility.
expanded to display up to three recommendations for maximum experience as well as options to choose followers with Epic Mount and to calculate the success as if your followers were at max ilvl. The calculator now lets users link their specific follower combinations as well.
Follower tracking on the Profiler
now lets users filter by all counters and trait buffs. Pinning a character via the Profiler also displays completion status for your followers across the site.
Additional mission filters have been added for
Profession recipe tooltips now show if they have a cooldown greater than a day, and how many materials the recipe creates.
Crafted items that can be upgraded or rerolled have received some improvements. Upgrade item pages have a tab showing what items they can upgrade, reroll item pages have a tab showing what items they can reroll, and crafted item pages show what items can be used to upgrade them in Quick Facts.
now display flavor text and source information from the in-game Mount Journal. Example:
Voidtalon of the Dark Star
Wowhead can now track your follower collection, using it to power personalized mission recommendations.
Learn more here
received some improvements. Follower pages now display all the potential abilities they can get based on their class and spec, instead of just default abilities. A
filter has been added showing what threats a follower could counter from their pool of five abilities.
database has received more filters.
Cannot be Obtained Randomly
are for preset abilities that have no other source,
covers a group of traits that you won't find two of on one follower, and
covers abilities you won't lose when rerolling followers.
Toy Box Collections
are now tracked on Wowhead via the Profiler. This displays all of your toys broken down by Source and filters to hide types of toys you're not interested in collecting. If you "Pin" your character via the Profiler's header, your Toy Box collection is displayed when you browse toys across the site, showing completion info.
Heirloom tooltips now show upgrades and source information, and upgrade bonuses are supported on our
Other data types have received tooltip improvements.
Toy Box tooltips
show source information from the in-game collection UI,
display rewards, number of followers, and more, and
tooltips show type, category, and spec.
now have in-game links to the dressup window, so you can preview transmog sets in game.
has been added to zone pages.
We launched a series of
in-depth Highmaul guides
, and then
partnered with top raiding guild Method
for Mythic video and written strategy guides.
The Character Planner has a new section giving Garrison building and content recommendations based on your achievements.
The Followers database now lets you browse by images of followers, and we've refactored the database to have unique pages for Alliance and Horde followers that share a data ID.
We've expanded the filters for our
, as well as displayed more details on title pages for all sources and temporary titles.
Tom Tom and NPCscan commands have been added to achievement pages under the criteria section.
Building upon the success of our Garrison beta coverage, we launched a series of
in-depth Garrison Guides
covering everything you'd want to know about Garrisons!
now shows Work Orders, items you can craft without a profession, and follower building perks.
featured several huge giveaways, coverage on all the Warcraft panels, a jam-packed party, and the launch of our
We created a
Garrison Timer Mobile App
notifying you when your Work Orders and Missions are complete.
The character planner has a new section recommending Warlords-only achievements based on your in-game activity.
Our spell tooltips received a revamp to better highlight spec-specific changes while reducing text clutter.
The Profiler header was revamped and players can now easily access their combat logs on
on the header.
Welcome Encounter Guide Writer Dayani to the team!
now have tooltips showing their abilities, level, quality, name, and source.
now shows level requirements to purchase blueprints.
Garrison building pages now show level and achievement requirements.
Items now show more stat variations, including tertiary stats, warforged options, extra sockets, random stats, and crafting stages. Items on pages can be modified to show extra stats and they are supported with our
If an item can be crafted without knowing a profession, the related spell will show the required Level 2 or 3 Garrison building.
We built a Garrison Mission calculator, visible on all mission pages, for you to plan out what followers to use on missions to counter threats. Mission pages have also received styling updates to better resemble what you see in-game.
Heirloom scaling is now enabled for post-squish Warlords items, as well as Garrosh Heirlooms like
Draenor Perks are now displayed on the spell tooltips that they modify, such as .
Spell scaling is enabled on boss ability pages, as raids scale in size from 10-30 players in Warlords of Draenor. You can also change the tooltip to display a particular difficulty.
Garrison Building pages
now display how many followers can be assigned and their maximum amount of work orders. The main Garrison building pages also lets you browse by image view!
now have 3D models, separate pages for Alliance and Horde, source information, and in-game portraits.
now have additional filters and categories, resembling the in-game options at your Inn.
now have tooltips, display Exhausting info, show base success chance, include in-game portraits, Mechanics info, and Mission Type.
Garrison Resource costs have been added to building tooltips.
We've added a new column on item search results called
. These show all the other versions of an item, for example, a Mythic item would display the Heroic variant in this column.
You can now sort the name column with or without sorting by quality as well. The first two clicks on the "Name" column will only sort by name, and the 3rd and 4th click will sort by quality, then by name ascending or descending.
Warlords of Draenor filters are now fully working! Due to item data changes, many filters had to be refactored--item level, required level, all stats, all raid difficulties. As there is only one item page for
versions of an item in WoD, vs a page for each item, we have modified the filters to show multiple versions of an item in a filter, instead of the "basic" version displayed by default on the page. Just visit
to see them in action.
Wowhead now supports
Battle.net Oauth Login
. Logging in with your Battle.net account is as simple as clicking a button, instead of entering a User Name and Password. All of your Battle.net characters show up under "My Profiles" automatically in the "Import" submenu as well.
now shows any building requirements like achievements or blueprints, the cost for a specific building level, and the total cost for building and upgrading a building! The Garrison Calculator now supports buildings with faction-specific names and displays building bonuses for lower-level buildings when selecting a higher-level building.
Warlords of Draenor
have been added, including pages for Normal, Heroic, and Mythic Tier 17.
Item Comparison Tool
is fully updated for Warlords of Draenor, supporting all item bonuses/difficulty variations.
Warlords of Draenor boss pages now support loot tabs for all raid difficulties--LFR, Normal, Heroic, and Mythic. Due to the item changes mentioned above, these pages have been refactored to have the boss loot automatically update their stats based on the difficulty you have selected. Legacy raid difficulties are also currently supported.
Filters have been added for
quests that reward Garrison followers
and Follower and Quest pages are now linked.
Wowhead Client is updated for WoD
and we've begun processing user data--NPC locations and drops are showing up in the WoD database.
We launched a new series of WoD guides, this time on
professions in the expansion
Warlords of Draenor and 6.0 items now display item bonuses
. Item bonuses are part of Blizzard's efforts to refactor item data in Warlords of Draenor. Siege of Orgrimmar items display raid difficulty and Warforged bonuses, WoD quest items now display uncommon, rare, and epic versions, and WoD dungeon items now display a Heroic option as well as bonuses that modify the required level and item level. When an item bonus is selected, the URL is modified as well so you can link the specific version of an item that you want.
Olivia and Perc started a new video podcast, the
. Catch up on the latest news, beta developments, and site improvements on Wowhead every week.
Warlords of Draenor items can now have multiple models attached to them, as opposed to one model for one page, so our modelviewer now automatically updates based on what item bonus you have selected.
for Warlords of Draenor have also been updated with bonus modifiers for new raid difficulties, augmentations, and random stats.
now display Warlords of Draenor flavor text from the mount journal.
Modelviewer animations have been added to your character's model on the
Item tooltips for glyphs
now display what other glyphs are exclusive and cannot be used at the same time.
Tooltips have been added for
now show if they are an Ability or a Trait, and what enemy threat they counter. There are also Counter filters for Abiilties and clicking on a Counter on a Mission page brings up a list of all abilities that counter it.
legacy achievement category
has been added, which covers many Feats of Strength related to old content patches like MoP Challenge Modes, classic WoW PvP titles, and
2500 Dungeon & Raid Emblems
We launched the
Wowhead Subscription Program
, a revamp of Wowhead Premium that offers even more new features to our Patrons like the Bag Scanner tool and images in search results.
Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway
started! This series of giveaways has a twist--enter by completing in-game achievements, which are then tracked on our Profiler!
We launched the
which suggests achievements and guides you'd be interested in, as well as gear upgrades and zones that have the most upgrades.
have been added to the Warlords database.
The database is now equipped to handle the new stat Versatility as well as hybrid primary stats. These hybrid primary stats are found on Warlords of Draenor items and change based on your spec. On individual item pages, you can modify an item's tooltip to show the stats for your spec, using the "Showing tooltip for: " option underneath the tooltip.
Toybox items now have their own
and display information on tooltips and Quick Facts.
We've aded more
for our users!
The Content Team has made numerous guides and videos to Warlords of Draenor Alpha coverage--which is all found at our
Warlords of Draenor Content Hub
The Profiler now displays two additional columns for your character's stats--one column counts stats affected by self buffs, and another column shows what your stats are like fully raid-buffed.
We revamped our
and published a series of guides organized by class.
Wowhead's front page
received a design revamp to better highlight database updates and other content like guides and previews.
Patch 5.4.8 went live
and database search results, item comparison, and tooltips now support 4/4 upgrades as well as the refactored formula for determining upgraded stats.
Tooltip improvements: automatically-learnt glyphs and spec-specific talents now display that information on tooltips.
In our Warlords database, enchants now display post-squish stat values.
Our Garrisons database expanded with
a new section for Garrison Abiliites
Warlords of Draenor profiles now have the option of embedding a WoD talent calculator for your spec.
WoD items now have a spec-specific tooltip option that greys out stats not counted for your spec.
We published a series of
Guides to Warlords of Draenor Class Changes
covering new, changed, and removed talents, class abilities, specializations, glyphs, and perks, as well as the patch notes and blue tweets for each class.
We launched the first
Warlords of Draenor database
! All gear, consumables, and gems displays post-squish stat values.
Warlords of Draenor Talent Calculator
was updated to include Draenor Perks, spec-specific talents, and exclusive/spec glyph behavior.
We added database sections for
as well as a
Warlords of Draenor PvP items that have different ilvls for PvE and PvP have a "PvP mode" checkbox and external tooltip option.
The modelviewer was updated for Warlords of Draenor and players can view updated versions of their character models.
are a new spell section in the database and can be found in search results under the "Perks" tab.
Talents and Glyphs are now imported onto Battle.net Profiles and can be customized on Custom Profiles.
We launched the
Blue Tweet Tracker
to highlight all the important tweets from Blizzard employees, as well as
that retweets all the highlighted tweets.
We launched a series of
level 90 class guides
written by prominent raiders and bloggers, including WoW Insider class columnists.
to the Wowhead team!
We launched our new
tool for new players or those unfamiliar with databases. Just click on a few buttons to get filters for your gear, consumables, profession items, mounts and more!
The search results page has received a number of improvements. At the top of the page, you'll find the most popular results as well as top guides for that topic. Underneath, the tabs and data lists have been organized by popularity, and you can now filter your results further.
have been added to the database with map locations and basic catch information.
Recipes are now added to the Profiler Exclusion filters.
Esohead to the Wowhead family
for all your Elder Scrolls Online needs!
Zones have been revamped to cluster
zones by level
in addition to continent.
now have their own page and Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios can now be found under the new
page as well.
image galleries can now be sorted with filters.
We've added a new way to browse search results. Simply click on a result and navigate between other things on the list with the red arrow buttons at the top right of the screen. Click on the Up button to return to the search results.
Item Comparison tool
now account for item enhancements (gems, enchants, profession perks) that scale based on level. Tooltips and stat summaries reflect the stats appropriate to your character's level.
Users can sort by pet rarity in the Profiler and custom profiles now have smarter search results when equipping class-appropriate weapons.
The enchant picker window used in the
Item Comparison tool
received additional filter improvements.
NPCs that offer quests now have a ! before their name in search results. When getting multiple results for an NPC, it is easier to see which versions are used in phased areas, and which are the real questgivers.
Personal loot, such as LFR, Flex, and legendary quest items, is marked as PL in the droprate column instead of ?? to better reflect the droprate information.
Battle Pet NPC pages now display source details in Quick Facts and under all maps.
Subzone maps have been added to the database. They have a new menu in
and can be accessed from a special Subzone tab on their parent zone page.
Users can now add their favorite items to Custom Profiles as they're browsing Wowhead. Look for the blue "Add to List" button on most pages at the top right, or add multiple items directly via the listview.
Wowhead and Hearthhead are now optimized for tablet devices! Have fun browsing on your iPad with new menus and page layouts.
Players can now filter their collected mounts, pets, achievements, titles, and recipes in the
with special exclusion categories for things you're likely to ignore like Collector Edition or non-US promotion items.
Players can track a character's collected mounts, pets, achievements, titles, and recipes on database pages and search results. Site tooltips for item and spell versions reflect completion as well.
We launched a complete
featuring zone music, spell effects, and NPC gossip. Users can also create their
Sounds and music have been added to the database. Listen to the sound effects and music associated with a particular spell or zone.
Users can now track their quest progress on individual quest pages and search results by pinning an imported Battle.net Character in User Settings. Site tooltips reflect quest completion as well.
Guides have received a number of improvements, including better visibility in search results, a new landing page, improved styling, and better integration on database pages.
tab has been added to all spell pages that have received changes since Patch 4.1. This displays all versions of a spell's tooltip, the patch build it was changed in, and any name changes, like
Dream of Cenarius
to the Wowhead family!
features tons of Hearthstone tools, including an
. Our Hearthstone database has been expanded to now include achievements, cards, heroes, mechanics, and quests. We also have localized tooltip text and display what hero levels unlock basic Golden cards.
tab has been added to battle pet ability pages for abilities that are identical in all but name.
A new battle pet filter,
, has been added for players who want to search pets that have the same ability--or share many abilities. Enter in the ability ID to search.
Gem and enchant picker windows used in the
tools now have additional filters and new default sorting.
's Equipment Set was reworked to be much smoother and reload less when modifying a character's gear. In addition, battle pets in the Profiler can have their stats specified and changed.
Patch 5.4 went live
--our series of guides included ones on the
MoP's legendary questline
Flexible raid details have been incorporated into the database, include boss ability scaling and filters on Tier 16 boss pages.
Mounts now have a
gallery image view
as well as a traditional view, like our
For users interested in Challenge Modes or Proving Grounds, a "Challenge Mode" scaling button has been added to item pages and the Comparison tool. This scales an item down to item level 463.
Users can now filter individual transmog sets from the new
Part of transmog set #
filter or via the new "Filter This Set" button on pages. This allows users to see the sources of all items and narrow down items in large sets.
have been added that allow users to filter items by Agi DPS, Int DPS, Strength DPS, Tanks, and Healers. This filter is at the top, next to faction and class filters. Additional
role drop-down menus
have been added for trinkets due to their complicated procs.
Additional quest objective data has been added to quest pages.
Achievement criteria has been improved for achievements that have different criteria for Alliance and Horde, such as
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
. Click the toggle to see faction-specific criteria.
We introduced the
Battle Pet Team Calculator
--create and link your ideal pet teams, import a player's team from Battle.net, or check out a trainer's team. The calculator also comes with a Compare feature that allows two teams to be compared with an ability analysis below that points out strengths, weaknesses, heals, debuffs, and more.
Items now display new RPPM details, including radio buttons for
items with spec-specific procs
, details on cooldowns, and information on proc modifiers such as Haste, Crit, and Budget.
Battle Pet Abilities now have a
scaling tool on their ability pages
--enter in the pet species, level, quality, and breed and the tooltip will display the exact damage value.
New filters include spells that scale with Spellpower and Attack Power, Flexible and Warforged items.
Spell Effects have much more information listed under Spell Details.
allowing users to hide more complex parts of Wowhead tooltips when displaying them on third-party sites.
We relaunched the
, allowing you to import characters from Battle.net, modify characters, and create your own characters and custom lists from scratch! You can even make and save lists logged out.
Items now have
image search results
, in addition to the normal listview. Click on the "Gallery" tab to see 3D thumbnails of all the items and click on each picture to open our modelviewer.
"Same Model As" tab
on weapon and armor pages now displays an item's model instead of simply text. Perfect when trying to find items that are completely identical.
Loot specialization details
have now been added to all boss and item pages. Click on the class icon on NPC pages to filter loot for your class--spec details appear in the "Type" column. We've also added Loot Specializaiton item filters.
filters have been added to Battle Pets, and users can now change stats in search results by clicking on the Breed drop-down menu.
--this change will allow us to have better uptime, faster load times, and allow us to create more awesome features in the future.
Tooltips received several additions. We now display multiple resource costs for abilities, buffs/debuffs applied by an ability, and Attack Power coefficients, in addition to improving the spellpower coefficients for spells with Direct Damage/Healing and DoT/HoT components. We've also simplified some of the displayed formulas, while still allowing users to use the spell slider to scale the tooltip by levels.
Battle pet passives have been added to Pet Quick Facts.
Thunderforged and Heroic tags have been added to items.
Filters for lengthy options, such as
have been reorganized by subcategory for easier selection.
We now show a "Modifies" tab on spell pages, in addition to a "Modifies By" tab. Useful for looking up abilities affected by talents, masteries, trinkets, and set bonuses.
We launched a
for Blizzard's upcoming game! In addition, we offer
with many display options, including custom text and premium card art!
We added a
on all recipe spell pages, so you can track how many raw materials you need for crafting items!
Patch 5.3 went live
--we had a series of content guides, including
New Transmog Gear
Patch 5.3 also changed the item upgrade formula, which is reflected on all of our tools.
Battle pet pages now display a "Same Model As" tab, and the pet stat calculator shows both numerical and H/P/S breed notation.
Many filters were added to our item and spell pages, including ones for
received new style tags.
We held another popular
for Noblegarden, with TCG prizes.
to our dev team!
The 5.3 PTR hit and our PTR website,
, is up with all the latest additions.
Patch 5.2 went live, and we made a series of guides:
Wowhead's Patch 5.2 Guide
Throne of Thunder Overview
Isle of Thunder Content Guide
New Gear Guide
5.2 Legendary Questline Guide
We added a
to all battle pet pages calculating stats based on a pet's breed, quality, and level, and revamped our gallery and traditional listviews to display more information about a pet's abilities.
Abilities on battle pet pages now show what level they are learned at, and auras are now linked to their parent pet abilities.
A new filter was made for Thunderforged items.
We held a
and gave away an Origin PC!
We went to PAX East and previewed Blizzard's new game,
, as well as the console version of Diablo III!
We updated our battle pet ability filters,
, with dozens of new spell filters, including Pet Type, Ability Family, State Bonuses, Weather, Buffs, Debuffs, and Combat Order.
Ability information on battle pet pages were updated with details on accuracy, duration, cooldown, base power, and base healing.
The 5.2 PTR was in full swing with coverage on
Warlocks' Green Fire
Transmog Changes and 3D Models
New Battle Pets
, and previews of the
Season 13 PvP armor
to the volunteer team!
We held a
in which we gave away some
s and a
to the moderator team!
All dungeon and raid articles missing Dungeon Journal entries were updated with new strategies and tooltips.
5.2 PTR coverage included a preview of the
Isle of Giants
Zandalari Rare Spawns
Elite Battle Pets
5.2 PTR: The 5.2 PTR hit and our PTR website,
, is now up with all the latest additions. We got a bunch of 5.2 coverage up quickly, including
Season 13 PvP Armor
new troll transmog gear
raid and scenario encounters
, and a
huge patch overview
covering everything from Season 15 armor to new vanity items.
5.1 coverage continued with an
updated Darkmoon Faire guide
new battle pet guide
new rare tames
overview of the Brawler's Guild
Transmog sets: Scholomance, Scarlet Monastery, and new troll art items were added to transmog sets.
We gave away some sweet headsets in our
Turtle Beach Holiday Giveaway
Several tools were added to support Item Upgrades in 5.1:
Item Comparison Tool
now supports Item Upgrades. An "Upgrade" option has been added to the item menu (click on the icon to access), which will automatically adjust the tooltip and all the stats. Go to
to get started!
Search results now display an "Upgrades" column between "Req." and "Side." This column displays icons if the item can be upgraded, and mousing over an icon shows an upgraded version for easy reference. There is also a new search filter:
Can Be Upgraded
Toggle options on all item pages display an approximation of the upgraded stats, including trinket procs, which aren't displayed in the in-game UI. Quick Facts displays the currency cost for all upgrades.
We added an option to our advanced tooltip code to display upgraded items instead of the basic version. Adding "upgd=" and specifying the upgrade amount (1 or 2) will display the new version.
Tooltips have been redesigned to better match the new in-game layout.
Player abilities (class abilities, talents, glyphs, specializations) now have additional ability information in the
"Type" column on search results
. This information can be clicked on to bring up further ability filters.
Data tabs on the Class pages were rearranged for a more streamlined layout and to better highlight the Glyphs tab.
tab was added to all MoP ability pages to show what buffs/modifies a specific ability: class abilities, talents, glyphs, and specializations. In addition, we also included what MoP set bonuses modify abilities.
Achievement criteria was added to all MoP achievement pages and tooltips. Criteria tab added to all relevant database pages.
Based on user feedback, tooltips received numerous updates:
Achievements: Number of points rewarded, faction-specific, account-wide progress
Abilities: Class, required level, required specialization, new layout highlighting ability changes per spec, race.
Items: Account-wide mounts, required ilvl for gems, stackable amounts, drop location, drop percentage.
Battle Pets and Daily Quests now marked as such on top right.
The tooltip code for blogs was also updated to include
more customization options
for icons, link colors, and link names.
Links to Wowhead News articles and helpful fansites were integrated into many popular database pages, such as Classes, Zones, Professions, and Reputations.
5.1 hit the PTR: check out all the PTR data at
We collaborated with
The Undermine Journal
to bring you updated Buyout information on item pages.
We launched the
User of the Month
program, which rewards users that comment, take screenshots, and upload client data with the chance to win monthly prizes.
Trinket procs in MoP scale dynamically, so we recalculated the values for all ilvl versions.
The Hunter Pet Calculator was removed on live, and kept on old.wowhead.com for reference.
We revised our
for news and guides, providing you with a better layout and more detailed filters.
battle pet map
was updated to show Pet Tamers on the map, a list of all pets per zone on the right-hand side, and mouseover tooltips.
For MoP's launch, we unveiled several new features for battle pets: an
We partnered with
and updated our
so you can check out their heroic progression and timed challenge mode runs.
The MoP database was fully integrated into our live database, with custom work including new
Same Model As
tabs for all MoP items.
We had a number of guides for MoP's release, most notably our
Reputation Quick Facts
Profession Quick Facts
Pre-Raid Gear Guide
Additional filters were added, such as PvP Power, PvP Resilience, and items found on the Black Market Auction House.
Spell scaling and item stat scaling were updated for level 90.
was launched providing skill calculators for Borderlands 2!
We updated our Mists of Pandaria
to have glyph functionality.
Account-wide filters were added in 5.0.4 for
. Quick facts boxes were also updated to show account-wide mounts and pets.
Beta coverage continued with a series of
previews featuring new abilities and armor.
We published a huge guide to all the
5.0.4 patch changes
was added to the ZAM family, covering all your Guild Wars 2 needs including a skill calculator and model viewer.
was updated to work on beta, now that add-ons are allowed.
Welcome sas148 as a new moderator!
Dungeon Journals were datamined for all new encounters, as well as boss loot tables.
Daily beta coverage continued with videos of raids and
, previews of
, and a list of all the loot on the
Black Market AH
, originally a map resource run by Alayton, expanded to be a full-fledged database.
got a major layout revamp and new look. We also restyled the sidebar to have new tools such as featured guide box as well as the most popular addons from WoW Interface. Most importantly, it's no longer on a separate domain.
We added a League of Legends website to our growing network:
. With awesome tools like a Wowhead-inspired League of Legends database, a 3D model viewer, tons of informative charts, and a LoL stream portal, there's something for everyone.
Beta coverage featured all the new
Many revisions to the transmog guide, with over 200 new sets and edits based on user feedback.
to our network, a Diablo III database built by Wowhead fans.
Tooltips for Mists of Pandaria abilities now display spell percentages and coefficients.
3D Modelviewer was redone
. It uses Flash instead of Java, has improved particle details, and has significantly faster load times. The best part is that Pandaren have been added to the race options!
dynamic quest reward selection
to our Mists of Pandaria database, since Blizzard is changing quest rewards to be automatically chosen for players based on their class and spec.
Pet battle data, including wild pets and all pet abilities, is a new section in the Mists of Pandaria database.
Added search feature allowing players to see results for Mists of Pandaria items and spells on the live/Cataclysm-era database.
Mists of Pandaria beta hit and we've been providing
since it's been open. We also launched mop.wowhead.com as our beta database with items, spells, NPCs, quests, and more.
was updated with all the Monk talents.
We went to the
Mists of Pandaria Press Event
, providing coverage of everything from the first glimpse of Monk abilities to all the new cosmetic glyphs.
Welcome Hatman555 as a new moderator!
Over 50 new transmog sets were added to the database, based on user feedback.
Building upon the successes of our holiday guides, we created an enhanced guide for
Love is in the Air
with special formatting and graphics.
We released another massive transmog feature: the
Same Model As Tab
. We manually sorted 20,000 items by identical models/patterns as this information cannot be automatically generated with game data.
joined the ZAM network--providing a database and news for all your Diablo III needs.
We teamed up with our friends at
to bring you a featured AddOn of the Week--highlighted in our news roundups.
All official guides were updated for 4.3--most notably, transmog ones. All zone pages now have information as well.
It was a quiet time for blue posts after the holidays and 4.3's launch, but we passed the time with a series of giveaways and guides from
TCG vanity items
We released a
of Wowhead, to coincide with the launch of WoW Brazil.
A new transmog feature was launched: a
allowing you to search for armor by similar colors. Big thanks to
for helping us out! Either type in a hexadecimal color code or click on the square to the left to change the color, hue, or saturation. You'll then get a list of items that include that hue. If you don't care about your set having matching details, but really want a specific color scheme, this tool is perfect for you.
SW:TOR went live and with it came our sister database,
We've added a
Monk Class Forum
to discuss Mists of Pandaria's new class.
Our first massive transmog feature was unveiled: a
of all matching items in the game--currently numbering over 1000 sets. We added image browsing in addition to list browsing--there are two tabs, it's the default one. Our reasoning was that you probably want to be able to see the set before clicking on it, if you're one of those visual oriented players. Second, we added a lot of new sets including resistance sets, look-alike tiers, and more. From troll heroic epics to BoE greens, we've got the matching set of armor for you!
Patch 4.3: Hour of Twilight hit, and we provided you with a series of new guides: the
4.3 Patch Day Guide
, Gearing up in 4.3 Guide, and the
Darkmoon Faire Preview Guide
, to name a few.
We rounded up all the coverage from Mists of Pandaria to launch our preliminary
covering all aspects of the new expansion from Pet Battles to Monks.
got revamped. We changed the default sorting order, the up/down vote layout, and comment/reply layout. This new system will make voting easier and discouraging abusing downvotes to build reputation. Our devs are constantly tweaking this system based on user feedback, which you can read about on their blog.
BlizzCon 2011 took place October 21-22 and with it came a slew of
--featuring live blogs and summarizes of all the panels, a sneak peak at the Mists of Pandaria demo, and interviews with Blizzard staff.
The first part of our 'Same Model As' transmog feature was released: a guide to all 1000+ capes, organized by
. The expanded version of the feature, for all armor slots, is scheduled for early 2012.
We launched the first working version of the
5.0 Talent Calculator
mere hours after it was first previewed at BlizzCon. Come create sample talent trees in anticipation of the massive talent changes in Mists of Pandaria!
PTR coverage continued with
exclusive videos of Tier 13 bosses
We previewed the new 5 mans on the 4.3 PTR (
Well of Eternity
Hour of Twilight
) and discovered some goodies in our
epic news posts
like fun pet animations.
We introduced a
to Wowhead--now you can get reputation
achievements for participating on the site. Check out our reputation levels and privileges
Following the success of our weekend and holiday guides, we launched a new site feature: a user-based
. Users can submit guides on a variety of WoW topics, which is a great way to share your favorite aspect of WoW and get some additional blog traffic! So far, we've had everything from class guides by prominent bloggers to quirky profession write-ups.
Transmogrification was announced for 4.3: we got right on the bandwagon with planning new site features and releasing a popular series of Transmog guides:
Patch 4.2 went live and we covered everything from a
Patch Day Guide
4.2 Gear Guide
. We also created a hub for our
We partnered with
Ask Mr. Robot
to use their stat weightings for more accurate item searching in our database.
As part of our commitment to providing both the most comprehensive database and news site, we optimized our datemining software.
4.2 PTR coverage continued with a preview of all
new hunter tames
We created a
featuring the hard work of all the volunteers that work behind the scenes at Wowhead!
With the addition of the Dungeon Journal, we added a tab to all boss pages that displays the text from this new in-game feature.
Released in Spring 2011,
provided heavy-hitting 4.1 PTR coverage. The new site also included a sidebar with a blue tracker, guild recruitment links, and trending features, as well as collapsing quote boxes, featured article links at the top of the page, and numerous new graphics!
4.2 PTR coverage began--highlights include videos of
Tier 12 armor
We've added display of all of
in-game flight paths
to zone categories!
We've improved the comment voting experience across the site!
We've added a new forum for discussion of
You can now watch
Xfire live WoW streams
right here on Wowhead!
We've added a spoiler tag to the forum markup!
Users on localized sites can now select to view English comments as well as those in their native language!
pages now feature a checkbox featuring any talents or glyphs which modify it, which will update the tooltip in realtime!
We've sorted the
category into handy
now displays your character's updated Cataclysm raid progress!
User can now configure and save custom weight scales on any page which supports them (such as in
The Wowhead Profiler now supports upload and display of character archaeology profession data!
You can now select to show the locations of
on zone pages!
You can now log in to your Wowhead account using your account email address!
Currency pages will now display daily and weekly gain caps.
The site now supports Blizzard's new "Bind to Battle.net account" items.
Item pages now feature an improved, smarter "See also" tab which includes other similar items.
NPCs which can be salvaged by engineers now feature an
tab, listing possible drops.
Quests which award a currency will now properly display it.
Mounts have now been categorized into ground, flying and aquatic categories for easier browsing!
Character profiles will now take in account modifications to stats from talents.
We've made great improvements to our database of pet talents, including proper display of skill classes and subcategories for individual talent trees.
Guild vendor rewards now show the required guild achievements to earn the item.
The site now displays which quests are valid for "Loremaster" achievements on both quest pages and via filters.
We've improved our "usable by class" filter to automatically exclude items that cannot be equipped by the class.
You can now properly enchant offhands in our
Wowhead now has its very own
, for all of your US and EU Blizzard poster needs!
We've improved the integration and linking of
s all across the site!
vendor lists will now display the proper reputation required to purchase an item.
We've added Wowhead search shortcuts, allowing you to quickly and easily access your favorite Wowhead tools and database pages directly from the search box. This will allow you to search quests, items, npcs and more via ID (simply entering "quest 1234" for example) as well as allow quick access to some of the site's more popular tools, such as by searching "talent calculator" or "forum"!
We've added a formatting bar which allows users to easily enter links to Wowhead database pages (such as items, NPCs, etc.) into their database comments and forum posts!
Bosses will now show how many
they will award when killed!
New Cataclysm random item enchantments are now properly supported on the site.
Profile management has now been combined into an easy-to-use 'Manage character' button with options to pin, unpin or remove a character and a 'Custom profile' button which will easily allow you to create and manage new profiles.
Users can now select specifically which World of Warcraft accounts they would like to upload data with the Wowhead Client from.
We've added a new
category which details all of the new, non-item currencies in-game, including detailed information and vendor lists!
You can now create level 85 custom profiles in our
Removed quests will no longer show in the database. Out with the old, in with the new!
'Disenchants into...' filter
has been updated with the latest Cataclysm materials.
Items which are
rewarded by achievements
will now show the achievement as the source!
You can now specify your level (from 10-85) in our
We've added class names to glyph listings on pages
such as this one
so that you can easily search for your desired class in the quick search box!
tools will now show level requirements for glyphs.
We've made improvements to our spell diffs display for the latest patch data!
Our Completion Tracker will now display which glyphs your character has learned (and which have yet to be)!
For all you hunters out there, we've added pet species subcategories to the
NPCs > Beasts
Spells will now show which talents modify them on their page.
We've created a tool that will show you which database pages are
to make your contribution efforts easier!
We've automatically removed all quests flagged 'Obsolete' by Blizzard to improve your browsing experience!
We've added a 'Use in-game' button to our
, which provides you with an easy script to paste in-game to automatically fill in the talent build with those you have selected right here on Wowhead!
We've refined our quest listings to provide better sorting options for zone pages!
Lots of bug fixing and optimization across the site!
We've implemented a
Wowhead News widget
! Easily display recent WoW news on your site or blog!
We've changed our
'Added in patch' filter
to offer a dropdown where users can easily select a patch to view additions from!
We've made improvements to our forum polls!
We've launched a new forum, exclusively for
We've added new master categories which will allow you to view all of a specific class'
We've made improvements to our
feed, making it easier for you guys to see what's been added!
Zone pages will now display the
locations of bosses
on the map!
We've added a
page, from which you can see the most commented on database entries from
last 7 days
last 30 days
We've made some changes to the
landing page! You can now easily query directly for an Armory character by entering all character details (region, realm and character name) or complete a generalized search filling in only certain fields. This is extremely handy if you are having trouble finding your character on Wowhead!
Class trainer pages
will now show training costs in the lists of spells that they teach!
We've changed the way we display
of dungeons. Quick Facts boxes on dungeon pages will now detail both the level required to enter the instance and the level required to queue for it via the Dungeon Finder tool!
Clicking on a socket in an item now takes you to a
of gems of that color.
We have changed display of titles as a quest reward to be consistent with in-game wording.
We've moved the database menus under the search box on the homepage - no more overlapping the search box!
The "Increases / decreases reputation with..." filters now include the
Purged and deleted comments are now publicly hidden from a user's Wowhead profile. No more being embarrassed about those "hunter weppen" comments!
We've added a "Use Bing" button to search result pages which will allow you to use their visual search for WoW items! Check out this visual search of
Icecrown Citadel drops
Your characters' progress in
The Ruby Sanctum
is now monitored in the Progress section of the Wowhead Profiler!
We've added a new
subforum for all of your "person above you" needs!
We've been working around the clock on site optimization to promote server stability and insure we can keep providing the best WoW database experience for you guys!
Cataclysm Site New Features
tons of new Cataclysm data
, including items, quests, achievements and more! You can help by using the
to submit any collected data from the Cataclysm Beta!
has been drastically updated with tons of screenshots and all of the latest information, straight from the Cataclysm Beta to you!
New forum landing page! Heading to
now features brief forum rules and links to each of our different forums!
To further detail our new forum landing page, cool new icons have been designed for each forum (which can be seen in the dropdown)!
We've added a
button to all Armory character profiles which can be used to easily head to FigurePrints and configure your very own custom statue!
We've improved sorting of tabs on database and search result pages to follow a more logical, desired order!
Cataclysm Site New Features
Talent calculator has been drastically revamped to match the newly re-designed in-game calculator!
We've added a
section to the site detailing all of the new abilities earned by leveling up your guild!
You can now filter items based on their
The Cataclysm NDA has dropped, and our
is now open!
We've posted our guide to the
Midsummer Fire Festival
is now linked in to the
service! This means that
members get donor privileges on TankSpot for free! Click
for info on how to get set up.
We've added a
section to the database.
We've changed out our
system! We're now using
. We've also reduced the number of CAPTCHAs our users need to fill out to once every 5 minutes or once every 5 posts.
now have their own database section.
Facebook "Like" buttons
to items, quests, guides, blog and forum posts.
data for bosses separately for each difficulty.
Items like the
now link to the appropriate
in their tooltip.
We've added a
requires world event
We've improved the filtering in our data processing code to better produce accurate location data.
You can now select
in the modelviewer on the
! They even mostly work...
We've added new tags in the Quick Facts box!
, which have a drop rate that changes as you progress in the quest
No equip cooldown
Staff of Disintegration
, which can be used immediately after equipping (without the normal 30-second cooldown).
Cannot be destroyed
, for items like
Cannot roll need
, for items like
Mod/admin responses to posts are now indicated in the appropriate color within the original post.
The "last post" column on our
now shows appropriately colored usernames.
We've added more information to the Quick Facts box for
on user pages now correctly displays previews of posts that contain quotes.
We've polished the appearance of the progress bars in the
with articles now appropriately show padding around the "Show On Map" button.
We've brushed up the appearance of our
Quests that are "No longer available to players" will no longer appear in the
We've improved the way Wowhead pages are displayed in Google search results, so casual passersby will get a better idea of what pages they're looking at.
We've added a new "No longer available to players" tag for quests that are important but are no longer in the game.
The icons on the
listview now correctly link to the appropriate skill page.
The account sign-in and account settings pages are now secure via HTTPS.
now display their class and race requirements.
The level selection dropdown now correctly appears on the
whenever an heirloom item is present.
Searching for "Gunship Battle" now automatically takes you to
the appropriate page
search now defaults to displaying item scores in percentage format rather than raw points.
now have their own tab in search results.
are now automatically flagged as requiring the appropriate class.
The "share" link on blog posts now opens in a new window.
We've added support for dual-school spells, like "Spellshadow" damage.
We've added several new filters for
pages now have buttons that link to the appropriate forum and Talent Calculator pages. We've also given glyphs their own tab, and moved them out of the "items" tab.
We've adjusted the styling on
to match the comments in the
category now appropriately shows all ranks of each talent.
is now a part of the
—and we've added their videos to our
We've added a ton of
advanced zone features
for patch 3.3.5 is now active!
We've added a
Professions & Skills
section to the database! Now you have a single location for
and more, listing all the relevant info to that skill in one place!
We've added a page for all of our
We've consolidated the
for all bosses into a single tab, with sub-categories for each mode. Now you can see all the drops at once, or sub-divide as you choose!
tab is now separated by modes, so you can see
Our guide to
has been posted!
We've added a
button to every
We've added a notification to the
, so you can now see what categories you're filtering.
Find Upgrades searches now indicated which item on the list is the one that you already have equipped.
You can now add multiple items to the
without closing the lightbox in between!
The gemming window now defaults to displaying all gems rather than only gems that match the color of the socket you picked. This way when you search for that perfect gem that doesn't match colors properly, you'll still see it in the default screen.
We've re-organized the
section of the database for ease of use, renaming some menu options for clarity and adding a new submenu under
We've cleaned up some useless info on
pages, as well as reordering the tabs so the
displays by default.
We've added repair cost to
The Database menu is now sorted alphabetically.
You can now view the Flash version of our
in full-screen mode!
We've made a number of little enhancements to our
pages, to help you track which instances have which heroic modes available.
The Quick Facts box on all database pages now features a Last Seen field in the Quick Facts box!
Registered users who use the "Feedback" button on the top right will now have their email addresses auto-filled.
Profession links in tooltips (like the one on
now link to the appropriate
Item tooltips now appropriately display what brackets they require (like
Wrathful Gladiator's Sunderer
The "teach" effect in item tooltips (like on
) will now link you directly to the
spell being taught
Staff usernames in the "Last Reply" column on our
are now color-coded!
now show preview snippets appropriately even when quoting.
The tabs in
are now in alphabetical order.
You can now filter for items that
are related to
a specific world event!
Our system is now better at locating npcs and objects on the relevant maps!
We've spruced up the site a bit—changed some colors, sanded down some corners, and overall freshened up the place! We hope you enjoy. More to come.
We've launched two new contests, one in the
and one in
guide has been posted!
now feature links to critical items, zones and NPCs!
We now have
pages in the database menu! These give you a simple, straightforward place to look when you're trying to find abilities, talents, quests, trainers, item sets, or anything else related to a specific class or race.
We've added a "Disenchants into" filter to item searches! Now you can do searches like, "
all tailoring-crafted items that d/e into Nexus Crystals
You can now directly click where you want to go in the
Character tooltips like
now include titles!
We've added a Deprecated" filter to items so you can look for
items that aren't in the game anymore
You can now see the
latest blog comments
under the "Tools > Utilities" menu.
We've tweaked the
menus! You can now see the Profiler dropdown under your username in the top right, with your characters sorted by server.
Classes in the site menus are now colored and icon-ed appropriately.
Filter these results
link on search pages is now a little more obvious.
We've added a public documentation of all the different aspects of the
Powered by Wowhead
We've added a "
" tab to item pages.
You can now filter for
The "Google" option in the Share menu on the
now points to Google Buzz/Reader, rather than Google Bookmarks.
We've removed the minimum character limit in forum posts.
There's now a link to the
page in the More menu.
You can now remove a filter on a
by applying an empty filter in its place.
are now denoted in quest chain listings!
We've changed the tab order on pages like
Book of Glyph Mastery
, so that the source appears
what it teaches you.
If an item is marked in red on the Profiler's
, it now shows you
in the tooltip!
We've added Close buttons to the character messages on the Profiler.
Users can now multi-quote in our
without overwriting the previous text!
page has been streamlined to reduce the number of conflicting "Submit" buttons.
Most URLs used throughout the site have been simplified and lost their pesky question mark! Old URLs will automatically redirect you.
You can now passive-aggressively help your friends with
We've linked loot chests with boss pages! Now when you go to
's page, the loot from
will appear automatically!
We've added a
button which lets you increase the level cap on the
We've made some updates to the
—removed them from beta, shown them by default, and added a handy tooltip!
Some relevant database entries, like the names of zones or NPCs, are now
automatically linked in quest text
Alliance or Horde-only items will now show their
below the tooltip.
We've renamed some of our forums!
Help & Support is now
PvE is now
Dungeons & Raids
Site Feedback is now
Class-specific items now display a
We've added subcategories to the
The Burning Crusade
Wrath of the Lich King
categories are now cross-linked.
that teach you other abilities via Discovery now have a "Teaches" tab.
We've added a "Remove" button to the item menu in the
now has a timeout, to prevent it from hanging when the upload fails.
We've added a new, more generic
Purchasable with a currency: Yes/No
The "Find Upgrades" link now automatically filters out items that aren't available to your faction.
The Profiler now imports your "show/hide" settings for your
cloak and helm
from the Armory.
The control buttons on the Profiler have been enhanced with explanatory tooltips.
Localized profiler pages
now link to the corresponding localized
now show their sources.
We've consolidated the confirmation messages on the Wowhead Looter, so that the chat log only shows
instead of several.
We've added a note in the
to indicate which quests cannot be tracked.
The design on the Profiler's
tab has been updated to match the look of the rest of the Completion Tracker.
We've added a "Reset All Exclusions" button to the bottom of the
The Wowhead Looter addon now reminds you to use the
to upload when you gather new completion data.
We now denote
completed quest subcategories
with a checkmark.
Excluded quests now appear in the
, whether they're complete or not.
contest has begun!
We've launched our guides to the
Love is in the Air
now have a slider you can use to set their level.
are now properly cross-linked.
We've added a new button at the top of the page to make it easier for users to report bugs, offer feedback, and otherwise just get ahold of us!
Cookies are now tied to your account if you are logged in, meaning your site preferences will follow you wherever you are!
in the Profiler now loads on demand, rather than when you open the page, increasing the Profiler's speed and responsiveness.
Instance bosses are now
as such throughout the site.
The Profiler and the Item Comparison have an upgraded picker window for gems and enchants! You now have the option of sorting based on the Gearscore of the enhancement (to show endgame enchantments first), OR based on your active
Try it out!
You can now click on
found throughout the site to see a list of items, spells, or achievements that use that icon.
A new help box has been added for the
You can now click on a blog author's name to go to a list of
blogs from that user
We're now collecting and displaying
-- in addition to the existing quests, recipes, mounts, and companions.
tabs now display source information at a glance.
If your character bookmark is flagged as private, the completion data you uploaded will now only be visible to you.
tab now defaults to showing your most recently completed achievements.
Entries which are complete
are now marked with a star.
The Profiler now automatically pulls your character's face, skin, hair, and other physical characteristics from the Armory.
We've standardized the gear scores for enchantments. They should be a little more realistic now.
You can now expand all of the statistics with one convenient button, preventing you from having to read them individually in mouseover.
The program now has an option to disable the uploading of character data entirely.
The Wowhead Looter addon now gives more verbose messages when it correctly (or incorrectly) gathers character data. These messages have a limit on the number of times they can be displayed, but if you want to disable them altogether you can type
We have composed an awesome
which includes loads of new information and details about the upcoming expansion!
We noticed that some of the articles we had up on boss pages etc. were getting long, so we moved them to their own
are now clickable to display the breakdown of positive versus negative moderations!
Searches that yield
are now enhanced by Google's Did You Mean functionality.
You can now view 3D models for any items straight from a
! You can even select multiple items at once and view them all on the same model! Simply check the items you're interested in and click the "View in 3D" button.
Class names in the
section are now colorized!
Clicking the event name in tooltips for
will now take you to the corresponding
are now posted in the forum that is most relevant to them, rather than always in
We made some tweaks and improvements to the
page to make managing your Wowhead account even easier!
Now beta testing the new
feature! Use it to track your completed quests, recipes, mounts, and companions!
We've updated the
to be more intuitive and streamlined.
Gems and enchants are now available in the
We've added a brand new
section where you can find more information about all the world events available in the game.
You can now view
at any level by clicking on the level in their tooltip!
page has been revamped and now contains new customization options!Including default comment sort, default model viewer character, and more!
We now have our
on Facebook. Use it to connect with other fans, and to learn more about upcoming features!
We've added Share links to the
, to allow you to share interesting stories here on your favorite sites.
Changing the level in a item tooltip that contains
multiple combat ratings
will now update all of them simultaneously.
are now denoted as such in their tooltip, just like in the game.
a world event, such as
Brewfest Prize Token
, now say as such in their tooltip.
is now open!
Each tab in
now sports a link that allows you to filter the results found.
Faction-specific quest rewards, such as
, now have their Side set accordingly.
Armor will now be displayed on the Human Male character model by default so you can see those items better.
tool now allows you to link to specific floors.
Increases reputation with...
quest filter now displays a column for the amount of reputation gained.
Quest pages now sport a
tab containing quests with the same name.
We've updated the
page to allow you to cycle through every unrated comment on the site—better for moderating!
The Quick Facts box on
is now adorned by snazzy icons denoting the quest's Start and End.
The \\ tag now word wraps properly in forum posts and comments.
We've added a bunch of new titles for the
! See if you can find them all!
We've added a
to our item results, and the site now supports filtering for
have been cleaned up a bit. The Class-specific and Race-specific filters have been taken out of the main filters and moved to the filter dropdown. You can now use Usable by and Side filters to do your "Available to class/faction" filtering.
You can now search for blog posts tagged with
are now denoted as such in
Maps of zones with
now allow you to change the floor you're looking at.
are now properly denoted
are now properly denoted
A new Side filter has been added for items. For example,
allows you to find Alliance-specific items, while
returns items available to Alliance players.
-specific items are now properly denoted on item pages as well as in item listings.
Achievements starting with a number will now be sorted better in
now uses a much more robust search interface to add items!
We've added more stats to the
We've added colored borders to items in the
, to make it easier to tell item quality at a glance. It also now shows red borders for items that are unequippable.
Items now have a
tab, to show you other items with the same name.
You can now filter
Forum posts now show the patch number of the patch during which they were posted, just like comments!
3D Model Viewer
now supports display for model files that aren't yet in the database—meaning we can now offer you sneak previews like
is up for Patch 3.3!
With all these new achievements, we decided there should be a way to see where the shiny
were coming from!
spells are now flagged as such in their Quick Facts box.
The site now fully supports all FOUR raid dungeon modes—Normal 10, Normal 25, Heroic 10, and Heroic 25. 25 man raids are accordingly no longer referred to as "Heroic". We've also added filters for Normal and Heroic instances.
The filters now support
We've pulled down the News & Announcements page and the Under Development page, replacing them with the
and the What's New page you're on now!
You can now filter comments by patch! Just click the dropdown at the top of the Comments tab and select a patch to show only comments posted during that patch. Patches that have no comments won't be listed in the dropdown.
You now have access to the
page! This will show you all comments that haven't yet been rated, giving you the first opportunity to filter out the useless comments, and rate up the good ones.
The 'Hide/Show pins' button on the map interface is now an actual button, instead of a mere link.
With a new expansion, comes a new forum! This one's for you,
now has a convenient "print" function, for easy offline storage of your character's inventory (or theoretical inventory).
You can now import talent builds directly from the
We've done an optimization of the sites internal queries, to make it run faster than ever.
now link to their creator from the profile page.
You asked for it, here it is!
Yet another new feature! Now check out what quests start from items dropped in a
Our Screenshot Uploader now supports .gif files!
Two new members of the Wowhead team have been added to the
is complete! Check out
, and the
NPCs, Objects, and Profiles now have their own "
Our PTR site is up for Patch 3.2!
For all of our Spanish speaking friends, we now have all of our
articles available in your own language!
We've moved all of our static content to its own server, for better performance.
We must have
updates! The printable summary is back.
Glyphs and spells now link to
(as well as the long overdue
Wintergrasp Mark of Honor
) to the list of items on the "Purchaseable With" filter. Examples:
Purchaseable with Champion's Seal
Purchaseable with Wintergrasp Mark of Honor
Obtained via Milling
filter to the list.
design! This has been working out so well, we kept it for a whole day!
For all of you interested in the story behind the game, we've added a new forum section!
Lore & Roleplaying
We upgraded the
! It now supports glyphs, and automatically updates the URL - no more "link" button!
got boss information and strategies!
We've added a
page, which allows you to see all the items added in the latest patch in one convenient list!
We put up a new PTR site for Patch 3.1!
We renamed the Beginner's forum to
Help & Support
to make it clear it's not just for "noobs."
The Wrath of the Lich King forum was merged into the
forum. Seems a bit silly to keep it separated after the focus of the game has shifted to it!
Thanks to some generous help from the folks at
stat weighting presets
have been updated for Wrath of the Lich King. Go give them a try!
Our stat weighting system now allows you to
group items by slot
, for a comprehensive list of the best gear available.
on our item pages have been cleaned up! We've replaced the Physical and Spells categories with a simpler Offensive and Defensive section. We've also moved some of the more rarely used filters down to the "Miscellaneous" category.
We've consolidated all the combat ratings down to a single stat, so melee/ranged/spell ratings are no longer listed separately. For finding the few items that grant one type without granting another (like the
), the individual sub-stats are listed on the filters in a separate section.
Since hit rating uses a different coefficient for spells and for melee, we've changed the system so that it shows the spell coefficient for items with
on them, and the melee coefficient otherwise.
filters to the
We now haz a
Northrend zones have been added to the
Achievements can now be
like everything else on the site.
now supports the following:
Enchants, gems, random enchantments
Be sure to check out the updated
The Java version of our
is now animated! This works on
It is now possible to browse
glyphs separately using the menu.
2 new item filters:
Binds to account
Wowhead has released its long-awaited
now sport tooltips!
3 new spell filters:
Wowhead is now available in
page now has its own RSS feed!
For convenience's sake, the
tab is now also available from the item page.
Wowhead now has a "Report a Post" button! It works on comments as well as forum posts, so feel free to make use of it -- the more reports the better. :)
Wrath of the Lich King site
is now live!
: Now you can create sample builds for your pets the same way you do with talents!
: We now have a "Pets" category for hunters, which lists all the pet families and includes their relative statistics to make choosing easier. Each pet type now has its own page, with room for comments, screenshots, and a complete
showing all the different pets of that type!
Now you can order the items in a filtered list based on an item score you can customize yourself, effectively producing a list of the
per your weights! Just click the "Create a weight scale" link to open up the weighting UI.
You can now perform quick searches within
really! The quick search includes not only the name of the item, but also everything that is visible! A search within
for "70 pvp" will return any items that have those keywords in any column. Please note that as the label in the search box implies, this will only search within displayed results, and as such is most effective if what you are looking for is within these results.
Now you can filter the results of an individual column! Just right click on the column header, enter a search term, and it will show only results that contain those terms. For instance, you may want to filter your class'
to only display abilities for certain levels.
The Source column for
now has more detailed information. For instance, you can now see what specific NPC drops or sells the item you're looking for, and what zone the NPC is in, without a separate page load!
Each stat that is filtered for is now added as an
in the results, which you can sort by or filter for.
is now available for Mac OS X!
Seasonal quests have now been sorted by holiday! You can now check out each individual holiday category
Weapons and Armor filters will now only show the relevant
. For example, creating a filter in the daggers category will only show main-hand, one-hand, and off-hand slots.
Wowhead now has a
! Now, rather than taking you to a whole new page to see a screenshot, the screenshot will pop up in a convenient lightbox, tailored to fit the size of your browser window. You can even link directly to a screenshot just by copying and pasting a URL!
Wowhead is now available in
has been changed to accept 1 and 2 letter search terms. Now even 'a' will return results! It now also identifies alliance or horde quests by their respective faction icons.
The talents in the
now link to the actual spell pages when the talent calculator is locked.
script now supports links pointing to the localized sites.
models are now supported by the
The search engine has been improved to provide greater ease in searching. It is now much simpler to search for terms with
"Same model as"
tab is now available on select
pages. The tab contains other items or NPCs that share the same model!
Check out the new
tab! You can now look at any NPC on on Wowhead and see exactly what abilities that NPC uses. There are still a very few NPCs that don't have ability information -- this will fill in as we get more dataz from the
Wowhead model viewer
has now been updated! You can now view 3d models for
! You can even change the race and gender you want them displayed on, and the model viewer will remember what you selected!
Wowhead, and all sites
, will now sport tooltips for
in addition to the existing tooltips for spells and items. Try it out!
pages now have in-game links, just like
is now fully Windows Vista compatible!
A formatting toolbar has now been added! This means you can now add all sorts of fancy formatting to your posts, without having to type out all the
!. We expect to see pretty formatting on all your posts from here on out--don't let us down, now!
The 3D Model Viewer has been updated! Not only is it faster than ever, it now features support for
of all types,
, and some
pets. We've also changed it to display in the same window, instead of in an annoying pop-up. If you have any issues, please report them
! Now, as you're trying to remember the name of that item you were looking for, Wowhead will offer suggestions! This also works on the
Browser Search Plugins
, though users will have to remove and re-add their plugin before the new functionality is active.
: Users can now filter items to show which items are bought with different currency types.
Rewarded by a quest in...
: Users can now sort quest rewards by location!
Drops in (Normal/Heroic) mode...Any
: Finally! Users can now filter to show all heroic, or all non-heroic drops.
Obtained through PvP subfilters
: Now you can choose to display items that are rewarded from arena pvp only, bgs, only, world pvp only, or all/none of the above.
New filter locations! Players can now:
Filter Quest Rewards--Quest Pages
: Browse into the Quests page for any zone, and directly filter the quest rewards for that zone.
Filter Quest Rewards--Zone Pages
: You can also filter the quests rewards directly on the page for that zone.
Filter by Currency
: You can now jump directly to the currency filters from the equivalent item page.
Quest Rewards Tab
: You can now see a comprehensive list of all the quest rewards in a particular zone, directly from the zone page!
Quest Difficulty Levels
: You can now see the level at which a quest becomes red, orange, yellow, green or grey, directly from the quest page!
All comments will now show the WoW patch that was active when the comment was posted!
pages have been vastly improved! All pet skills now feature a list of pets that can learn that skill, and a "
" tab which will show you which beast you need to tame in order to learn it!
listings now include the levels where they change from orange, to yellow, to green, to grey!
Discoveries have been added to the
page, and we now have another layer of categorization in place to show
3D Models are now implemented on many NPC and item pages!
Forum posts and comments are now filtered, both for profanity and for spam URLs.
The whole website now sports
Powered by Wowhead
! This works for
Forum posts will now show up in user profiles.
You can now use Wowhead to generate
in-game item links
! This works for
We've added Baseline Filters to the site! This will allow you to create a search that returns items from multiple different subcategories at once. For example, you can do a search that return leather and mail items but not plate or cloth, or show potions and flasks but not scrolls, or even axes and swords but not maces.
Personal arena rating requirements are now displayed in item tooltips.
We've added a new filter for items:
Requires a personal arena rating
We've updated the site to support the new architecture Blizzard is using for PvP reward costs. Season 1 and 2 costs should be correctly updated now.
have sprouted throughout the site!
to the site! The percentages default to either the listed minimum level of the item, or (in the case of quest items) the level of the quest that awards the item. However, you can click on the percentage listed to enter in a different level.
We've also fixed the spell damage and healing filters to correspond to the 2.3 changes.
New item categories:
Food & Drinks
Permanent Item Enhancements
Temporary Item Enhancements
Metal & Stone
Arena Season 3 sets
are now identified as such.
to Wowhead! Now you have the chance to come and make friends with all your fellow Wowhead users! The forums are still in Beta, so please be sure to report any bugs you may find.
has been updated! The improvements are the following:
You can now increase the level cap to 80, for those of you wanting to experiment with builds for the new expansion!
The calculator now has a "Lock/Unlock" button, to prevent accidental changes. Also, when you follow a link to a build, the talent calculator will be locked by default, making it much easier to read non max-level builds.
We've improved the layout so it's more convenient (e.g. resetting a specific tree has never been so simple).
The following enhancements have been made to the comments system:
Select formatting features have been introduced to comments. You can now
parts of your comments to make them stand out. Comments may also have links with custom display text defined, and you now have the ability to display bulleted or numbered lists.
Comments can now be sorted by "Highest rated first" in addition to the default sort order (by Date).
You can now edit and/or delete your own comments at any time.
When clicking on a link that takes you directly to a comment in Wowhead, the comment will be highlighted to make it easier to find.
A preview pane has been added for users to preview their comments.
An 'Expand' link has been added to the comments box, for the longwinded posters among us :)
Most listings have been enhanced to display popular information without needing to click on the item to retrieve it:
will now display a column describing the rewards for completing the quest.
will now show the level required to use the item as well as how the item is obtained (labeled as 'Source').
will now indicate how the recipe/pattern is obtained (labeled as 'Source').
will now display the training points required to learn the appropriate skill.
Faction-specific items lists
now display a column indicating the reputation level that is required to purchase the item.
Faction-specific quest lists
now display a column indicating how much reputation will be gained for completing the quest.
Some column data has been enhanced to link to appropriate categories in other parts of the site. Some examples:
will now allow you to click on the data in the "type" column to view a list of items within that category.
will now allow you to click on the data in the "Location" column to take you to the detail page for that zone.
Some miscellaneous stuff:
are now properly identified as such in the Quick Facts, as well as in
Spells that create items, such as
that create potions, will now direct the user to the created item if you click on the icon in the list. Clicking on the text or anywhere else in the row will still take you to the actual spell page.
Item text now also displays the item's tooltip on mouseover. This affects listings, and
The number of results per page was increased in several listing types throughout the site.
will now display up to 300 comments total with 75 comments per page.
will now display up to 500 screenshots total.
We have teamed up with
to bring you even more information on the site via articles that are embedded right into the pages you're used to visiting. Here are a few sample "articled" pages:
. Over time, more and more articles will be made available.
Use/Chance on hit/Equip effects
(a very versatile filter!)
are now at your disposal for all your mapping needs! You can even mark interesting locations and send the map to your friends!
The site's layout has gone from a fixed width layout to a flexible one allowing you to make use of your screen real-estate on larger monitors (only works if you aren't using Internet Explorer 6).
Random enchantments listings have been simplified. The item suffixes (e.g. of the Bear) have been consolidated, and each shows a range of values for each possible attribute. (e.g.
Normal and Heroic drops are now properly distinguished.
Enchantments may now be filtered by slot (e.g.
list of bracers enchants
, those locked boxes that rogues have to practice their lockpicking skill, now have their own category.
Comments with a rating of +10 (or more) are now highlighted in green so that they stand out.
Never miss a quest again! The location of quest givers have been added to all zones maps (e.g.
All Dungeons and Raids zones now have Bosses listed under their own tab (e.g.
page is now available for logged in users. This page lets you change your password and e-mail address. It can also be used to set a public description (more about yourself, etc.) that will appear right in your profile. Upcoming user preferences will also be available on this page soon. To access this page, simply click the Account Settings button in the above menu.
Item filtering is now smarter than ever! Here are some sample searches you couldn't do before:
Permanent item enhancements you can use on your helm.
Temporary item enhancements that boost your melee critical strike rating.
Consumables that increase your Strength.
Trinkets that yield a spell haste rating bonus.
Food crafted by Cooking that increase your spell damage.
...the list goes on. Be sure to
if you have any ideas for new filters.
2 new item categories have been added:
Temporary Item Enhancements
Some changes were made to the Items categories.
The following categories have been added:
Permanent Item Enhancements
category has been split into
Sockets now appear in the Summary section of item sets pages (e.g.
Number of sockets
Requires a profession
Last quest of a series
Part of a series
New random enchantments (those from The Burning Crusade) have been added to the site (e.g.
Meta gems now display their
in their tooltip.
Can be placed in
Money compensation at level 70
Attack power (feral)
Hit avoidance rating
(Auctioneer, Banker, Battlemaster, Flight master, Guild master, Innkeeper, and so on)
Tagged a couple of new BC item sets:
Tier 4 Raid Set
Tier 5 Raid Set
Dungeon Set 3
New PvP items costs are now displayed in the Quick Facts box! This includes both Honor/Arena Points and special items costs.
's a sample item.
Pick pocketed from
, Data uploads
Sold by a vendor
Obtained through PvP
Screenshots for pretty much everything (items, NPCs, quests, spells, etc.) can now be submitted!
Advanced spell details are now displayed on every Spell page (e.g.
Racial spells are now denoted as such (e.g.
You may now browse profession recipes by specialization. For instance, here are the devices that you can create if you specialize in
Buyout prices have been added to the site! They are an average for all servers and should give you a very good idea of how much the item is worth at the AH, or whether you should vendor the item or auction it. Here are some sample items:
Elemental Attuned Blade
The Burning Crusade site is now up!
Items: Has sockets, Gem color,
Obtained through prospecting
Requires a profession specialization
Crafted by a profession
Reagent for ability/profession
, Objective of a quest, Buyout price
Required skill level
Objective: Earn reputation with...
Spells: Requires a profession specialization, Race
Basic user profiles have been added to the site. This particular page allows you to learn more about a Wowhead community member such as
You can now use negative keywords when searching. (
Factions listing has been added to the site: Browse >
(e.g. Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin can drop between 50 and 200 Doomshot arrows)
Required skill level
for professions and secondary skills,
Added a new option that lets you specify whether your search should match "All filters" or "At least one."
Requires reputation with a faction
(useful when looking for Nature damage wands, for instance), Obtained through
, item opening, looting,
, object opening, pock pocketing or
Starts a quest
, Ends a quest, Lootable, Skinnable, Pick pocketable, Average money dropped
Starts a quest
, Ends a quest, Openable, Average money contained
Quests: Timer, Sharable,
First in a chain
Spells: Training cost
Comments system -- Comments can now be posted and everyone's a moderator! Feel free to express yourself on any item, item set, NPC, object, quest, spell or zone.
We launched the site after months of closed beta testing!
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