How to Calculate Gear Score in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
Gear Score is a metric used to measure the strength of a character in the popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (WoW: WotLK). The higher a player’s Gear Score, the better items and rewards they will be able to acquire in game. Here is how to quickly and easily figure out a character’s gear score.
Step 1: Gather all your gear
The first step in determining your gear score is to equip all of the gear your character has. This will ensure that your score is an accurate representation of your character.
Step 2: Using an Add-on
The easiest and quickest way to calculate your Gear Score is to use an add-on. There are several free add-ons available on the Curse website that will automatically calculate your gear score for you.
Some of the most popular add-ons include:
- GearScore: This popular add-on calculates your gear score based on a variety of factors, such as your current stats, as well as an item’s quality and rarity.
- WotLK GearScore: This add-on is very similar to GearScore, but instead of relying on item stats, it takes into account the bonuses from enchantments and gems.
- Gematsu GearScore Pro: This add-on adds an extra layer of detail to your score, such as the number of Epic items you have, as well as a color-coded bar that indicates your item quality.
Step 3: Calculate your Gear Score Manually
If you don’t want to use an add-on, you can also calculate your gear score manually. All you need to do is add up the individual item scores of your gear. Each item has a score that corresponds to its quality and rarity. Here is a breakdown of each item score:
- Common (White): 5
- Uncommon (Green): 10
- Good (Blue): 30
- Excellent (Purple): 50
- Epic (Orange): 75
- Legendary (Red): 100
Simply add up all of the item scores to get your total Gear Score.
Step 4: Maximize your Gear Score
Once you know your Gear Score, you may want to know how to raise it. Your first priority should be to upgrade items with higher scores if possible. You may also want to look into acquiring items with bonuses such as socketed gems and enchantments. These items have the potential to greatly increase your Gear Score.
Good luck, and happy hunting!