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A tool to appraise, estimate, or judge your equipment and the equipment of others.

GearGauge assigns values to equipped items for an overall rating based upon the difference in character and item levels, whether or not gems and enchantments (if applicable) are applied, and any bonuses which are supplied.

Official Forum is here.

Translators needed - apply localizations here.


  • Stores information about players you have scanned for later viewing.
  • Provides an LDB datafeed that displays your overall rating.
  • Optional minimap icon for people who do not have an LDB display.
  • The datafeed tooltip displays a list of your equipment and the rating of each item. Mousing over an item shows the bonuses it supplies.
  • Configurable scanning - Who, how often, and should you be notified?
  • Configurable tooltip - Should lines, text, or both be colored? When should it hide?
  • Supports TipTac "skinning".

Slash Commands

GearGauge can be accessed via command-line by using either the "/geargauge" or "/gg" commands, with the following subcommands:

rate (name)

Prints the rating of the named player, who must already have been scanned.

show ([name])

Optional argument. Must be the name of a player whom you have already scanned. If not supplied, will default to your target if you have one. Shows the equipment of the specified player (or your target if applicable) in a panel identical to the panel shown via the LDB feed.


Opens the configuration panel.


Opens the list panel.

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  • Avatar of tednik tednik Jun 06, 2011 at 09:35 UTC - 0 likes

    any chance on updating this to 4.1

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jul 10, 2009 at 04:05 UTC - 0 likes

    If you are worried about the amount of memory usage there are configuration options you can change - you can set the minimum and maximum level to 1 since I doubt you'll be targeting many level 1 players. You can also set the expiration time for records to be one day, so that any you may accumulate will be flushed after 24 hours. Really, though, I tried to be as memory-conscious as possible: with 300 scanned players GearGauge is using only 1.5MiB of memory - which has no effect on CPU usage or heat.

    The intent was for everyone involved in raiding - raid leaders will have a quick way to check the rating of everyone in the raid, and raiders will know if their equipment meets the minimum rating as set by the raid leader.

    I don't know what you mean by "I just don't want to have to enter every single rating point for every char and purpose." If you mean that you don't want to type individual ratings for every piece for equipment, you shouldn't have to - they're all added into the overall rating, which is what raid leaders should be using to determine if someone is "ready" for a particular raid instance. The individual ratings are simply for you to gauge which pieces of equipment are more important to upgrade.

    I appreciate the help with the German localizations. Thank you!

  • Avatar of Freydis88 Freydis88 Jul 08, 2009 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Torhal, this surely is far from being a lightweighed addon due to the whole lot of saved data, so would you just recommend it for raidleaders? I am asking, because I actually am looking for a really good smart and fast addon, that rates my own chars' gear before undergoing an equipcheck in the middle of Dalaran. On the other hand the saved data of only my own chars is not such a load, which helps my cpu from overheating. I tried out other addons, that were supposed to do some sort of gear rating, but I deleted them as soon as I tried them out ingame. I just don't want to have to enter every single rating point for every char and purpose. The only thing I want, is to know whether my char is ready for Naxxramas or Ulduar or whatever dungeon, and also what exactly is missing to make a char ready for a certain dungeon. Do you think your addon meets my purpose? Anyways, I am impressed by GearGauge and it's contents, so I have already subscribed for updates, and will return more often to help out with the German localization. Greetings from Germany, Freydis88

    George Orwell:

    "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,

    and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jun 27, 2009 at 03:27 UTC - 0 likes

    The rating is based on the bonuses given for the piece of equipment - so if you have two Hunters with the same item, one with the higher enchant and one with the lower, the one with the higher enchant will have a better rating.

  • Avatar of Choc Choc Jun 26, 2009 at 15:02 UTC - 0 likes

    The idea was that it checks if there is the best enchant used. For example: Hunter Back +22 agi

    If there is only a weaker enchant it gives a lower rating or warning...

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jun 26, 2009 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    "BiS" enchantments?

    As for the belt buckle - I'm undecided at the moment. Though if you have one and it isn't socketed, that will be shown.

  • Avatar of Choc Choc Jun 19, 2009 at 14:08 UTC - 0 likes

    The missing enchant feature is a great idea. Any plans to improve it? Maybe a check for "BiS" enchant, gems, belt buckle...



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