Rarity tracks how many times you've tried to obtain various rare items like mounts and battle pets. It will tell you how likely you are to obtain the item, track how long you've been farming for it, and tell you how lucky you've been so far. Although it's mostly used for mounts and battle pets, it supports pretty much any item, including profession patterns, archaeology projects, and more.

Out of the box, Rarity includes support for every single mount and battle pet in the game which require some time to farm. It also includes support for some mount-related items like Skyshard, Primal Egg, and Giant Dinosaur Bone. It'll even notice if you mouseover a Mysterious Camel Figurine, plus lots of other stuff. Rarity factors in the size of a typical group when determining probabilities, and can also tell you if you've killed various world bosses this week.

If Rarity doesn't track something you want to track, you can add it yourself! Just about everything is user configurable.

Curious what math is going on behind the scenes? The author of Bunny Hunter created the original algorithms. He wrote an article about it here. Your chance to obtain an item doesn't increase as you farm it; Rarity is just telling you how lucky you've been so far. It can be remarkably cathartic to see a progress bar move up as you spend hours upon hours trying for that Disgusting Oozeling.

Main features

  • Rarity is primarily an LDB feed with a large tooltip. It can function as either a mini-map icon (you have to turn this on in the options), or as a standard LDB feed (use a display like Fortress, Button Bin, Titan Panel, or Chocolate Bar).
  • Provides a progress bar, which you can toggle by clicking the icon or feed label.
  • Adds some info to world tooltips, showing you if an NPC can be used to obtain something that Rarity tracks.
  • Tells you where and how to obtain everything Rarity tracks.

Other features

  • Lets you modify your attempt count without having to edit saved variables
  • Uses statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Breaks your farming down by session, day, week, and month
  • Shows what item drops from WoD rares, and whether you've already killed the rare
  • Tells you if you've defeated certain world bosses this week
  • Supports bonus coin rolls
  • You can add your own items to track
  • Automatically imports data from Bunny Hunter if you're switching

Companion add-ons

  • PetTracker shows you on the map which battle pets you need to obtain and where they spawn.
  • Archy is recommended because it fixes some issues Rarity has with the Archaeology UI.

Comments, bug reports, discussion

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  • Avatar of tednik tednik Aug 18, 2011 at 00:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Thank you very much for going to add this

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @tednik: Go

    Not at this time. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll work on adding it, but it will take some time and effort on my part since mining isn't part of the core detection features. (And I don't even have a miner hehe.)

    Your ticket is here

    Last edited Aug 17, 2011 by Allara
  • Avatar of tednik tednik Aug 17, 2011 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    i have installed the addon but really haven't tested it much but does this addon track the Elementium Geode from mining

    Related ticket: #5
    Last edited Aug 17, 2011 by tednik
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Can I have you do me a favor? Do this:

    • Install the add-on called Spew
    • Log in, and type /rarity debug
    • Reload your UI
    • Type /spew Rarity.zones
    • Go to your ticket and attach a screenshot of what you see
    • Also on that ticket, post a comment telling me what the correct German name for the two STV zones is supposed to be


  • Avatar of Xelanos Xelanos Aug 17, 2011 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara Maybe it has to do with the Localization. I am playing with a German Wow version.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Xelanos: Go

    I am unable to reproduce your issue. Looting mobs in Northern Stranglethorn and The Cape of Stranglethorn correctly increment the attempt counter for Hyacinth Macaw.

    Make sure the item has tracking enabled.

    Are you in a non-US locale? If so, this could be the issue, although it's supposed to work in any language. Let me know what language you're running.

  • Avatar of Xelanos Xelanos Aug 17, 2011 at 17:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, thanks for this great Addon, will help me a lot on my way to the 150 Companions. :) Today i tried to farm the Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw) but Rarity didnt count any of the mobs i looted in STV. Maybe I am doing something wrong. :)

    Edit: Other non Zone drops like the Fox Kit were counted very well.

    Related ticket: #4
    Last edited Aug 17, 2011 by Xelanos
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 03:46 UTC - 0 likes

    There's no good way for me to know that you're looting arch fragments vs. a mob, without scanning for the arch fragments by ID. I'll work on adding that logic in, it should eliminate the issue. It is pretty minor though.

  • Avatar of redshado redshado Aug 17, 2011 at 03:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Was doing an arch project in Hillsbrad today, and the first archaeology loot counted towards the cat carrier, but only the first, pretty minor and odd that it was only the first loot.

  • Avatar of redshado redshado Aug 16, 2011 at 06:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Dalaran worked perfect, running alongside fishing buddy and count was perfect, have not got to check Mr. Pinchy but will try to tomorrow. Also went through and added the Shattrath fishing daily crocs and will try to check those tomorrow also.


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