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AtlasLoot Advanced Search is a plug-in for the AtlasLoot Enhanced addon. AtlasLoot Advanced Search enhances AtlasLoot by providing additional search modes, enhancing existing search functionality, and more control over some of the common tasks in the loot browser - all via seamless integration.


  • Seamless integration: very small, light-weight, non-intrusive. The look-and-feel of AtlasLoot is not affected in any way.
  • More Search Options: Allows you to search for loot based on additional criteria, such as equipment slot or instance/zone where it can be found.
  • More Intelligent Search: Supports multiple ways of combining search terms, to further narrow down your search. Want to search for a chest piece that drops in Icecrown Citadel? Or perhaps search for all items which go into the hands, feet, or neck slots....AtlasLoot Advanced Search will make it easy.
  • Easily Extendable: Easy to add new search modules if you need a search mechanism that isn't available. AtlasLoot Advanced Search was designed and written from the ground up with extensibility in mind. Adding additional functionality or changing the behavior of any of its default search modules is easily accomplished without modifying any files in AtlasLoot or AtlasLoot Advanced Search. (Basic knowledge of Lua programming recommended.)

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Searching with AtlasLoot Advanced Search isn't complicated, but there are a few things to know in order to get the most out of your searches.

  • To narrow down your search results, combine search terms using and or +. (e.g. Sanctified and waist, Trial of the crusader and off-hand, etc.)
  • To broaden your search results, combine search terms using or or | (that's the pipe character). e.g. Hands or wrist, Icecrown Citadel or Ruby Sanctum
  • To combine multiple searches into one, use parenthesis to tell the searcher which parts should be grouped together. For example, let's say you want to search for items that drop in Trial of the Crusader or Icecrown Citadel, but you only want to see items that go into your head slot. This would be considered a combination search, because you are combining multiple criteria into one search.

    Because of this, entering Trial of the Crusader or Icecrown Citadel and Head into the search box isn't going to return the expected results - the searcher is now confused because you might have meant Search for all items from trial of the crusader, and also search for all head-slot items from icecrown citadel.

    The correct way to type this search into the box would be: Head and (Icecrown Citadel or Trial of the Crusader). Now the searcher knows that it should look only at head items, then only show the item if it comes from Icecrown Citadel or Trial of the Crusader.

  • If you ever experience a problem with AtlasLoot advanced search, such as an error message when you attempt to perform a search, you can easily disable Advanced Search without needing to log out or reload your UI. Click the arrow button next to the search box in AtlasLoot, and check or uncheck the "Enable Advanced Search" item.

There are currently four different search modes supported by AtlasLoot Advanced Search - searching by name, searching by item slot, searching by zone name, and searching by weapon type. Each mode can be turned on or off by clicking the arrow button next to the search box in the AtlasLoot window, and checking or unchecking the search mode entry. Because these searches must check a lot more data than a normal search, they will often take much longer than a normal search would. This is expected, and does not mean your game has frozen up. Some searches can take as long as 10 to 15 seconds

  • Searching by name works much the same as the default AtlasLoot search. You type all or part of the name of an item into the search box, and you are shown the items that match the value you entered.
  • Searching by zone name works much like searching by item name, except that it will match your input against the name of the zone where the item can be found. For dungeons, only the name of the dungeon is recognized (boss names and subzones are not supported).
  • Searching by item slot works by checking the value you enter against the name of the item slot that the item is used in. If the item isn't wearable (for example, a mount), it will be ignored by the search completely. Here is a list of the item slot names that AtlasLoot Advanced Search will recognize:
    • Head
    • Neck
    • Shoulder
    • Back
    • Chest
    • Shirt
    • Tabard
    • Wrist
    • Hands
    • Waist
    • Legs
    • Feet
    • Ring
    • Trinket
    • Off-hand (or Held in Off-hand)
    • Relic
  • Searching by weapon type works by matching the text you enter against the text that is displayed as the "type" for anything that goes into your hands (this includes shields, ranged-slot items, and projectiles). Here is the list of weapons types that AtlasLoot Advanced Search will recognize:
    • Axe
    • Bow
    • Crossbow
    • Dagger
    • Gun
    • Mace
    • Polearm
    • Shield
    • Staff
    • Sword
    • Thrown
    • Wand
    • Fist Weapon

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  • Avatar of organizedevolution organizedevolution Mar 05, 2011 at 14:01 UTC - 0 likes

    That's the intended behavior, but I agree it's confusing. I've fixed this in the latest version.

  • Avatar of xevilgrin xevilgrin Mar 03, 2011 at 12:08 UTC - 0 likes

    seems like i cant use the drop down options in the latest release on the german client.

    if i try to select for example... daggers ...its simply ignored no highlighting or check or something else and no progress

    cheerz from Germany


    evil regards

    <..... EvilGrin .....>



Date created
Jul 20, 2010
Last update
Apr 29, 2011
Development stage
  • enUS
  • koKR
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • R: v1.3 for 4.1.0 Apr 29, 2011
  • A: r141 for 4.1.0 Apr 29, 2011
  • R: v1.2.8b for 4.1.0 Apr 28, 2011
  • A: r139 for 4.1.0 Apr 28, 2011
  • A: r138 for 4.1.0 Apr 28, 2011



Tool used
Lua Browser
Required dependency
AtlasLoot Enhanced
Embedded library