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Current Version: 7.1.0
Last Update: Oct 27, 2016
Next Update: Nov 03, 2016

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Basic Guide Window

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How To Install:

  1. Download the addon using the big shiny button.

  2. Download TomTom from WoW Interface or Curse. TomTom is important! Without it, you won't see the arrow telling you where to go! Get version v70000-1.0.0 or later.
  3. Unzip the downloaded files into your addons directory. (How do I unzip the file?)

    Windows 7/8 location:

      C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons

    Mac location:

      Macintosh Main HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons
  4. Log into the game. In the lower left-hand corner of your character select screen, you should see an "Addons" button. Click it. The WoW-Pro addon and TomTom should both be listed. Make sure they are checked, and you're ready to go!

  5. If you have any trouble installing the guide, stop by our Addon Help Chat Room to get help!

You can also visit the WoW-Pro Leveling Addon Troubleshooting Guide, where you'll find a fix for most common issues.

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  • Will cover EVERY zone, not just the "best" ones
  • Automatically checks off steps as you progress through the guide
  • Completely customizable view
  • Arrow and map points show you exactly where to go
  • Adjustable XP settings work with...
    • Heirlooms
    • Recruit-A-Friend
    • Dungeons
    • PvP
  • Works great with partially leveled characters
  • Integrated quest tracker (can be disabled if desired)
  • Integrated quest item buttons
  • Supports step skipping (the guide knows the difference between a skipped step and a completed step)
  • Innovative "sticky steps" help you manage quests you need to complete as you go!

Have a bug to report? Want to help us update guides? Check out our community page!

The Addon Dev Team

Lead Developers:

  • Core Addon: Jiyambi/Silvann/Ludovicus
  • Leveling Module: Jiyambi/Ludovicus
  • Dailies Module: Jiyambi/Twists/Ludovicus
  • Professions Module: Ludovicus

Development Team:

  • Dunevon
  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Jiyambi
  • Ludovicus
  • Shakazahn
  • Silvann
  • Twists

Guide Writing:
  • Arixan
  • Bitsem
  • Gylin
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Kurich
  • Manovan
  • Snowflake
  • Svenn
  • Wkjezz
  • Emmaleah
  • Tubera
  • Fluclo
Guide Coding:
  • Bitsem
  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Hezkezl
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Liavan
  • AyaJulia
  • Malorajan
  • Pretzl
  • Tarix
  • MagicSN
  • AyaJulia
  • evl
  • Mezput
  • moraller
  • tash
  • toobulkeh
  • Tuluven
  • Twists
  • Zidomo


Estelyen's picture


For those that (like me ;) ) do not know what the hell Grail is, it's a database of quests in WoW that could possibly made to communicate with WoWPro about what quests are still missing to get a specific one (if I understand that correctly :P)

Link on Curse:

Question though: Does that mean that future versions of WoWPro will be packed together with or dependent on Grail or will that just be an optional possibility for those that want the feature? Because I think a database of all quests in WoW would be quite huge (haven't tested grail though, so sorry if I'm mistaken) and people with slower computers might run into trouble.

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.


Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Cooperation with Grail, not dependency

It will be an optional possibility.  

If Grail is installed alongside WoW-Pro:

  • We could enable quest-line selection
  • We could enable NPC and quest name localization
  • We could more accurately flag quest prerequisites, dependencies and level limits

The quest parsing logic can see if Grail is active and then use the DB in Grail to "fill in the blanks" and edit the strings as appropriate.

But we would not require Grail.

Estelyen's picture

Ah I see... Now that I think

Ah I see... Now that I think about what you said in your first post again I realize you were talking about getting a specific piece of gear as a quest reward ("quest item" like you phrased it made me stupidly think only about those "special" items like the companion pets you rarely get for quests... Didn't about the usual quest rewards at all, my bad :P ).

Also, localization is something I would really like, I could finally persuade those guildmates of mine that refuse to use any english addons to try WoWPro (playing on a german server but using an english WoW Client myself, as I think the german localization of the game is nothing short of a catastrophe since BC, where they decided to "translate" names of people and places... makes me puke :x )

And finally, you're right, the guide logic could really benefit from it... Kind of makes the latest changes you made to the code kind of obsolete since I think Grail could do all that a lot better, doesn't it?

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.


Estelyen, If you are a German


If you are a German speaker, would you have any interest in helping to localize my frontend to the Grail database, Wholly?  Also, there are some German NPCs that I do not have localized in Grail yet, and if any of your friends who run with a deDE client are interested, they can help give me the localized NPC data.  Basically they would need to have the latest version of Grail installed.  And then they would do the slash command "/grail verifynpcs" which would write any NPCs they encountered (that are quest related) that I do not have localized into a saved variables file that could be sent to me.

Estelyen's picture

I could of course ask some

I could of course ask some friends of mine if they were willing to do that for you, but as I said before, I'm using the english client myself. I don't even have a german language pack installed, so I won't be of much help there... I'll ask around in my guild and friends list, but I don't think there's anyone interested in doing actual work for a game :P I'll give you a call when I do meet someone interested though.

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.


Work?  Haha.  It really is

Work?  Haha.  It really is simple.

(1) Download and install Grail.

(2) Type "/grail verifynpcs" (which will take a couple minutes but you can still play)

(3) After logging out or reloading the UI, post the saved variables file <WoW foder>/WTF/Account/<account name>/SavedVariables/Grail.lua to a new forum at or mail me here.

I know you mentioned you do not play in deDE client, and that is why I phrased my request like I did.  If you are a German speaker it would be great if you could review the current German localization, but it is not necessary.  If any of your friends wants to test out the German localization I have a prerelease page which has the versions in German at and I will be updating that with some recent changes, probably today.  Thank you for any efforts you make in getting your friends to help.  Do not worry about it at all, as there are only about 128 NPCs for the German client that are not localized.  It is just a little more difficult for me to get to them, and those playing in deDE client all the time probably have a better chance of encountering them (especially during WoW holidays).

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Release 2.2.3 here!

A new release is availible here.

I can not seem to update the main page or add a blog posting.

Big Changes:

  1. Added Argen Dawn, Crusade and an Alliance Night Elf Tournament (yea, it needs some work) guides
  2. Fixed a bug when reseting a guide by shift clicking in the guide list panel
  3. Added Valiance Expedition Guide and Ebon Blade Guide
  4. Fixed a crash in the Dalies module where the guide used a LEAD tag
  5. Changed the displayed name of the guide from the default zone, to the name, if the guide has it.

There is a bug I am tracking down where if you complete a quest with the addon not enabled, it may not be properly marked as completed.


Thanks for the hard work

I am returning to wow after 3 years away, and one of the first things I did was make sure that the Jame guides were still around. So glad to see this alive and kicking!

Now for the issue :)

I started a Tauren Druid, so this pertains to the Mulgore guide. I can't remember the actual step numbers, but it points you to pick up the quest Thunderhorn Cleansing, and a bit later there is a step to turn it in. However, there was no step that actually pointed you to the well to perform the cleansing. I had to run back and do it when I realized it was telling me to turn in an unfinished quest. Not a huge deal, but the runback was kind of tedious.

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Thunderhorn Cleansing

Hmmm had some others report this bug as well in the past, yet I'd never managed to replicate it...until tonight. The step to complete the quest is in the guide, however for some reason when you accept the quest, it thinks you've completed it and removes the completion step (which is after the Kyle the Frenzied turn in).

Here's the code from the guide:

T Thunderhorn Totem|QID|24441|M|48.59,59.89|Z|Mulgore|R|Tauren|N|To Mull Thunderhorn.|

A Thunderhorn Cleansing|QID|24456|PRE|24441|M|48.59,59.89|Z|Mulgore|R|Tauren|N|From Mull Thunderhorn.|

T Mazzranache|QID|26188|M|47.18,56.76|Z|Mulgore|N|To Maur Raincaller.|

C Kyle's Gone Missing!|NC|US|QID|11129|M|47.18,56.76|Z|Mulgore|U|33009|T|Kyle the Frenzied|N|Wait here until you see Kyle the Frenzied. Target him and place the Tender Strider Meat on the ground.|

T Kyle's Gone Missing!|QID|11129|M|48.31,53.17|Z|Mulgore|N|To Ahab Wheathoof.|

C Thunderhorn Cleansing|NC|QID|24456|M|44.98,45.25|Z|Mulgore|R|Tauren|N|Use the Thunderhorn Cleansing Totem at the well.|U|5415|QO|Well Cleansed|

After doing numerous tweaks to the code to try and find a fix for this, I just had a thought...maybe it had something to do with the previous well cleansing quest (Winterhoof Cleansing), so i removed the |QO| and VIOLA! no more vanishing step.  I'll update the source code as well before the next release as there are a few more tweaks that this guide needs now too.

Gylin's picture

Mulgore update

Erm....opps! I missed the 2.2.3 release.

My "few more tweaks" has now become a lot more!

Hopefully I'll have this ready for the next release, in the meantime I'll update the source code for the Thunderhorn Cleansing fix.

It´s coming up in the chatt, "swatter"?

I think it´s said that I have to install (swatter)? or somthing to make the guide work proper

Estelyen's picture

Are you using the latest

Are you using the latest version of WoWPro? Because I think the check for swatter has been removed in v2.2.0.

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.


Transferring the File


I am on a mac and when I dl the file i unzip it but my comp won't let me transfer the new folder

to my addons folder.  Anybody know what's up with this?


Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Unzipping on the Mac

If you downloaded the zip file into your "Downloads" folder, then the folders you need to copy will be inside the folder called "WoWPro v2.2.0".  They will be called "WoWPro", "WoWPro_Achievements", "WoWPro_Dailies", "WoWPro_Leveling", "WoWPro_Profession" and "WoWPro_WorldEvents".  They need to be dragged into the Addons folder in your "/Applications/World\ of\ Warcraft/Interface" folder.

If you did that, what error did you get?

PS: I am a mac user myself.

It won't let me move the

It won't let me move the wow_pro folders into the addons folder.

It just makes that noise that means its throwing it in the trash.

Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Mac Folder Properties

Select the Addons folder and then do command (Apple) - I .

In the "Sharing & Permissions" section, make sure you have "Read & Write" set for yourself.


Malorajan's picture

Badlands Guide

I'm doing zones for the achievements and the Badlands one keeps getting stuck on the quest "The Sentinel's Game" notes. The part where it tells me to turn the first statue specifically.

I've tried checking it off but nothing happens. I tried resetting the guide, I tried reinstalling the addon. Nothing worked.

Crackerhead22's picture

Try right-clicking the step. 

Try right-clicking the step.  Also which guide, Horde or Alliance?

EDIT: Ok, if it is the Horde guide I see why, though right-clicking should still work.  If it doesn't open up the guide with Notepad (preferably Notepad++ as it is easier to edit in) and add  "|QID|27886|" (without quotes) to the lines talking about the statues.

Ludovicus_Maior's picture

No Need for Swatter

We used to require Swatter as it was the best maintained error trapper.

But recenly, Blizzard added a default handler which is not bad.

I'll remove the check for today's build.



Molten WoW

I was just wondering if the leveling addon will work with Molten WoW and if so what version would I need to install for it to be working correctly.


Crackerhead22's picture

If you are talking about the

If you are talking about the private servers, we don't support private servers, so it may or may not work. 

Also private servers are are against Blizzards TOU and EULA.

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Limitations"). Any use of the Game in violation of the License
Limitations will be regarded as an infringement of Blizzard's
copyrights in and to the Game. You agree that you will not, under any

facilitate, create or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Game
or the Service, including without limitation (a) any connection to
any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate, the
Service; and (b) any connection using programs or tools not expressly
approved by Blizzard;


AddOn not there

I added this guide and tomtom arrow when i loaded WoW a month ago and it worked just fine. This month I upgraded to wrath of the litch king and the guide and tomtom are no longer there. I have tried redownloading it but it did not work. Does this guide not work with wrath of the litch king? Please get back to me because the guide was so helpful

Gylin's picture

Re: AddOn not there

Check your WoW install folder for WOTLK folder, you'll need to install the addons into it's interface\addons folder.

Addon Folder? Please help!?!?

hello i need your help is there an addons folder?? becuase i havent found one and there is no WOTLK folder either if you could tell me were it is or what should i do? thank you..

Caleb Murley

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Addon folder

Where exactly your addon folder will be will depend on your operating system and where you installed the game on your system (if not installed using the default settings).

The default install addon folder locations are:

Windows XP: C:\Programs Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns

Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns

Mac: Macintosh Main HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns

If it's not installed to one of those locations, check the properties of the shortcut you use to launch the game and where it's target is, that'll be your install folder, the rest you should be able to find from there.

If you've run the game at all since you installed it, the addon folder will exsist, as much of the UI itself now is made from Blizzard made addons, which all run from the addon folder.

help plz

i have a quetion i got it in the folder but i had to move it from another place to there becuase im using google chrome and when i go to get into my game it isent there could you please tell me what to do it would help alot thanks :)

Missing Waypoint Arrow on TomTom?

I recently created a new character and freshly downloaded TomTom and WoW-Pro Addons and started to play once I got in the game there was no waypoint arrow to guide me and when ever I would accept a quest or finish one it wouldn't say so in the current guide, it looked as if I had completed 0% of the guide.HALP? 

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Missing TomTom arrow

Wow dude 7:25am on Christmas're keen! :P

Anyway, if you can tell us what guide were you using at the time, we can then look into your problem.

Clicked on next quest by mistake

So I got a new quest and i by mistake said skip quest and now i dont know what to do in the quest and the way point is set different, how do i go to my previous quest to get my waypoint back and get the details?

Crackerhead22's picture

You can right-click the

You can right-click the header, then click on 'Current Guide', then just scroll and uncheck the ones you skipped by accident.  You can also do 'Reset Guide', but that can sometimes clear a bunch of quests you've done already.

Am I stupid or do I have problem?!

Hello! When I go to wow I can see that there is the wowpro leveling addon and the tomtom but the problem is that i cant get the arrow and the waypoints to map. The wowpro addon says  what to do and i can see the tomtom coordinates but cannot fix it to work together that tomtom shows where to go next. So help please and sorry for my bad english :)

Gylin's picture

Sounds like you've disabled

Sounds like you've disabled TomTom's arrow somehow or it's not set itself correctly. Open TomTom's option and see what you can find there

I have the same problem and I

I have the same problem and I have checked and the arrow is not disabled in TomTom. I installed both up-to-date addons today.

Gylin's picture

TomTom problem

Ok, lets see if we can't get to the bottom of this.

Is the error occuring all the time, or just on a specific guide/step?

Have you tried resetting your guide? Right click the titlebar, then click "Reset current guide"

Does the error still happen with just TomTom and WoWPro enabled?

Same problem as Vynil

I am having the same problem as him with the arrow not showing up but i still have details about the quest from WoWPRO but I have no arrow and TomToms arrow way point is enabled so clearly something is wrong.

It's on all the steps. I have

It's on all the steps. I have updated it again since the patch and still the same thing. The arrow shows when I use Quest Helper but not Wow-Pro. Also Wow-Pro is not completing any step when I finish something (flight point, quest [accept or turn in], etc.). Even if I manually click it (right or left) it does nothing. Opening the guide and clicking off the steps does nothing either.

I've fresh re-installed the addon, I've cleared the wtf saved variables and reinstalled again and nothing has fixed it.

On a side note, your captchas frequently had letters too small for me to see to enter them correctly and with no audio option, I had to refresh numerous times to even be able to post.

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WoW Pro and the missing TomTom arrow

Ok, could you both let me know if the issue still happens with just WoWPro and TomTom enabled.

When you cleared the saved variables did you clear both the account and the character ones?

Have you tried right clicking the titlebar and resetting the guide, does it help?

Try using Carbonite instead of TomTom, does the problem persist?

Just firing off ideas here, as I can't replicate your issues

On the captcha issue, while we're sorry about that, it was unfortunately needed due to the amount of spam posts we were getting. Spending over 30 minutes marking posts as spam on each visit to the site isn't mine or anyone elses idea of fun!

Wow-pro's guide in action

Hello everyone,

I've been a fan, supporter, and occasional contributor since I started playing WoW, and I thought I'd share a project I just finished; I leveled 1-85 using your guide, frapsed the whole thing, and condensed it so that each minute of video is actually one hour of playtime--it ended up being an hour long. Have a look, share, publicize, ignore, doesn't matter to me. :)

hi there i m new here on this

hi there i m new here on this blog and at this time m trying to observing whats going on here.

Skully0815's picture

Very impressive. Gratz and

Very impressive. Gratz and thanks for sharing!

Btw I just finished Loremaster with Wow-pro's addon. Thanks for the addon guys! Good job.

Thank You to the Developers!

Team,I wanted to extend a very warm and welcoming thank you for all of your hard work on the wow-pro addons.  I am a new user to the site, but I used the leveling addons back years ago, before many of the current developers were on the team.  You've all done a fantastic job!  I have never been happier with a team of dedicated gamers!I honestly find it hard to believe that anyone would buy guides online for wow with all of the hard work and effort you have put into yours, which is available completely free to anyone.  I promote your addon at every opportunity now, and again, just wanted to say thanks.Sincerely,Daxley

WoTLK version

Good day,

I have been using your add-on for quite some time and it is absolutely great and only getting better. Thank you for your work! But...

Im not very active player myself, due to the all real life duties. Before Cataclysm came in and raised level and equippment to insane heights, I have only managed to prepare and complete Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum and Eye of Eternity with my guild. I would love to give the remaining WoTLK raids a try, but at the same time, Im not interested in having first-time experience being over-leveled and over-geared.

After talking with son of my friend, I have learnt that there is some kind of unofficial servers that are still running WoTLK (or even TBC ones) and old patches, 3.3.5 in the case of one he recommended to me. I would love to give it a try and experience those WoTLK raids with level 80 and gear that was designed for them.

Problem now is that I only keep latest WoW-Pro add-on on my computer and I can't seem to find any archive here, and I can imagine that having Cataclysm add-on for old WoTLK zones isn't going to work good :)

Would any of you be so kind to point me to the latest WoTLK version of your add-on, or upload it somewhere for me?

Thank you very much in advance,and sorry for my English skill, still learning ; )

P.S. The CAPTCHA here is really really hard to read, I have "The answer you entered for the CAPTCHA was not correct." six times before it worked. Some of the letters / numbers were so small that I could not recognize them in the dots behind. Some "Refresh CAPTCHA" button would be great :)

Crackerhead22's picture

We actually do not support

We actually do not support private servers, which is what your friend is talking about.  Those are actually against the Blizzard's EULA, which is why we don't support them.

Ah, I see.

Ah, I see. I thought its all fine as long as I own all boxes and pay monthly fee...

If there was some official pre-Cataclysm server, I would not even think about this. Im not planning to stop playing on official servers, that would make me even more delayed with progress, I consider this as an alternative, to let me experience WoTLK raids "the way it's meant to be played" :)

Anyway, Im not asking you to support private servers at all, all I ask you is older version of your great add-on, that we were all using during WoTLK.Let's call it archive of older versions, same as wowinterface, curse or ace have.  That doesn't mean they support private servers, right?

addon wont work?

it says that the wowpro addon is out of date? help plz

i am really intersted in trying this :)

Gylin's picture

Just tick the box at the top

Just tick the box at the top of the addon selection screen that says "load out of date addons".

Or update your old version of the addon to the newest release (2.1.21A)



Seriously! TomTom won't work, the addon won't work properly like it used to! Whenever I accept a quest, the guide won't go further unless I choose the same zone guide again! TomTom won't load like it used to! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!?

Gylin's picture

Ok chillout, have you tried

Ok chillout, have you tried it solely with our addon and TomTom, if you have any other addons? You mentioned a guide, what guide, faction and step were you on? Have you tried uninstalling the addon completely inc' saved variables?

Wont work

I downloaded the addon and added it to wow but when I went to play its not under addons, during the game or character selection.

Gylin's picture

read the troubleshooting

read the troubleshooting guide here, there's a section that explains what to do if the addon doesn't appear ingame