How To Edit Zygor’s Gear Suggestion Stat Weights

by (5 years ago).

Recently, we updated our Gear Suggestion engine to allow users to not only view the stat weights we use but tweak them as well. Here’s an overview of how this works.

Accessing Gear Scoring
You can access the stat weights from the options section under Zygor Guides Viewer / Gear Suggestions. There you should see a new section labeled Item Scoring. By default it will be set to the Clas and Spec of the character you’re currently playing but you can also edit the settings for other race/class combinations by using the drop downs.


Tweaking The Stat Weights
Below this you should see several input boxes that correspond with different stats. By default the system will display Zygor’s recommended stat weights. You can manually make changes to these values by clicking into the box and changing/adding your own numbers. There is no restriction on what scale you use but common examples include 0.00-5, 1-10, 1-35, depending on the level of control you need.



One of the most popular third party gear addons is an addon called Pawn and many websites and gamers create and share their own stat weights settings in the Pawn string format. For this reason we have included support for this format in two ways:

1. You can import Pawn strings by copy pasting them into the Import/Export box and clicking the Import box. This feature will only work if the string is formatted properly.

2. You can export your own custom builds to share with other Zygor or Pawn users by changing the stat weights and clicking the Export button.

NOTE: Changes made to the stat weights will affect what items the Zygor addon will recommend you equip as well as what items the Gear Finder will recommend for each of your slots.

4 thoughts on “How To Edit Zygor’s Gear Suggestion Stat Weights

  1. Akyllez

    Please address the item scoring based on ilvl and main attribute first then secondary attributes. I consistently have lower level items being suggested to replace higher level items with much lower main attributes but much higher secondary attributes. it’s quite annoying.

  2. Ironbits

    Very Nice! I would like for you to add and option to leave BoAs, or Heirlooms, alone. From my extensive experience in WoW, using BoAs, have shown me that once in awhile, you will get an upgraded piece you ‘might’ consider to replace a BoA, but, in one level, it will be a huge down grade.
    They way the nerfed questing into the ground, to the point it feels worthless to bother with…
    I have ignored the Gear Guide every time it suggests to swap out a BoA, and I can mindlessly kill everything in sight, with almost no effort, with ONLY BoAs on, and nothing else the game drops. Ya, ran around in only BoAs once and still killed everything I needed to, to complete quests and level… gear is not that important any more as it once was during the leveling process, if you have full BoAs. I would also like to point out, for all non tank classes, you can wear CLOTH on any toon, so get your CLOTH BoAs 1st. Then a Weapon, then Trinket and Neck. And, be prepared to get gear/weapon envy when you see pretty nice pieces drop, but, you won’t be using, as it will be a down grade most of the time.

    1. Zygor Post author

      This would be a good option to have, indeed, as I’ve noticed the same thing happening. Thanks for the suggestion, we’ll see what we can do!


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