Tools of WoW Investigation: WoWHead

While I can spout off such things as what is the basic stat you want (ie Agilty, Strength, Intellect) for each spec a lot of the “finer” details I have to research. So I thought I’d share some sources I currently use.


I use WoWHead as a general min/max gear guide as well as information on where all this gear comes from and it’s drop rates. I use the WoWHead Client to keep all my characters gear up to date. Just log in & go to your characters page, then right-click on the item & pick “find upgrade” from the menu. One complaint though is all items are weighted as if you have no other items on except for that item and does not take into account set bonuses.

The main function of the website is as a database. They collect info such as drop rates for items. Who it drops from and what percentage. Quest information.

I use this site heavily for quest information. In fact I didn’t find add ons such as Tourguide or WoW-Pro until I had 1 or 2 characters at max level. If I couldn’t find anything I’d just check WoWhead & read the comments.


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