Looter's Aid

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Looter's Aid

Looter's Aid was designed specifically with the needs of our Guild in mind, but has expanded from that.

When using master looter in a raid, we use a -1 system to allocate the loot. If someone wins a loot item, they get a count of -1. If they have the highest roll for another item, but another player who is still on a count of 0 has the next highest roll, the 0 player wins the item and then goes on -1 - and so on.

What it does

Looter's Aid will only function within a raid if you are the master looter. When you loot a corpse that yields loot at or above the loot threshold, the Looter's Aid window will automatically pop up, presenting you with a number of options.

Main Features:

  • Tracks player counts separately for main spec and off spec
  • Issues a raid warning to announce the start of a roll
  • Automatically tracks all rolls
  • Ignores anyone trying to use /roll 100 100
  • Issues a raid warning when multiple rolls are received from one player
  • Shows player counts in the raid/chat/party window
  • Allows manual adjustment of individual player counts
  • Allocates a raid disenchanter (loot awarded to the disenchanter is not counted)
  • Allows the master looter to switch to an alt mid raid without losing any data
  • Responds to whispers from other players (!ms or !os) with their current count
  • Optionally limit loot rolls to a 7 second window
  • Highlights players inelligible to receive loot
  • Displays available loot in the raid window
  • 'Free For All' mode allows loot rolls with no penalties
  • Keeps a record of what loot each players has received
  • Can transfer its data to another user if the master looter is changed mid-raid
  • Attempts to show the winning roller's existing gear
  • Can be set to restrict rolls on class and/or guild rank

Data Broker

From v4.0.4.0 Looter's Aid includes Data Broker support. This provides one click access to the options screen as well as a right click menu giving access to features normally only availble whilst the interface is visible on screen.

NOTE: To see the Data Broker features, you will need to use a Data Broker Display addon, such as Bazooka, Button Bin, Fortress or Chocolate Bar.

Slash commands:

  • /la change <player> <ms/os> <count> - Change a player's count
  • /la close - Close the interface window
  • /la counts - Open the players counts window
  • /la dis <player> - Set the raid disenchanter
  • /la forget <player> - Forget a player's roll
  • /la help - Display help
  • /la loot <chat/raid/party> <player> <ui> - Display loot record in the specified window or in a ui frame
  • /la ms <chat/raid/party> - Show main spec counts
  • /la os <chat/raid/party> - Show off spec counts
  • /la reset - Reset all data
  • /la rolls <chat/raid/party> - Show current/last rolls
  • /la sync - Transfer data to the new master looter after a change
  • /la winner <player> - Change the winner

What it doesn't do

  • Looter's Aid cannot track multiple raids
  • Existing master looter functionality is not disabled, it's still there if you need it
  • If the winning roller's existing loot does not exist in your game's cache (because you haven't seen it in game since the last patch) then it may display as a ?

Please post a ticket using this link for all feature requests and bug reports


If you would like to help translate Looter's Aid into another language, please use this link

Bug Reports / Feature Requests

Please post all bugs or requests using the CurseForge ticker tracker found here.


  • Alekinthalas - for the original idea, features and testing
  • Draath - for features and testing
  • Metuu - for the German translation and identifying a bug with the German client
  • Trippsolddude - for features and testing
  • Dohram - for features and testing

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  • Avatar of AugustLeoChamp AugustLeoChamp Dec 09, 2014 at 23:47 UTC - 1 like

    Any plan on updating this addon??? been waiting awhile for it to be up and running again.

  • Avatar of melsmeg melsmeg Dec 04, 2014 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    What harm can there be from downloading and using this as is?

  • Avatar of Deepac Deepac Jan 22, 2010 at 07:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry for the delay in replying Zaulis. There is a minor issue with this which has been fixed in the next release. I haven't released it yet as I'm having issues with WoW DC'ing on me for no apparent reason, plus I haven't got around to doing much coding lately thanks to the recent content changes :-)

  • Avatar of Zaulis Zaulis Jan 18, 2010 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    NVM it works like I posted below.

  • Avatar of Zaulis Zaulis Jan 13, 2010 at 20:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Really enjoying the simplicity of this addon. I have a quick question of usage though since I found nothing on this page saying how this is handled. Currently I hit the announce button for Main spec but if no one rolls I am not sure how to proceed to and announce Off spec rolls since the Announce button changes to Countdown. I have tried pressing Countdown but it remains grayed out. Should I be hitting the Award Loot button (which I did not want to try during raid) even though no one rolled so I can re-announce the item using Off spec or Free rolls? Or is there is there something I am missing?

  • Avatar of trippsolddude trippsolddude Nov 26, 2009 at 14:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Deepac, d/l'ed your latest release last night and tried it in Ony, great having all the new features but I was unable to award loot in any of the roll modes (Main, OFF or Free). I had to re-install the previous release for the remainder of the raid. I will try to get you some Swatter info tonight on it but I think it was pointing to line 201 in General.lua (expected string). Sry I can't be more specific at the moment. Also think there was an issue with the rolls showing up, seems my roll was recorded but no one else's, not sure about this part.

  • Avatar of trippsolddude trippsolddude Nov 23, 2009 at 16:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome! Thankyou very much. :)

  • Avatar of Deepac Deepac Nov 22, 2009 at 05:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm working on an update which I hope to release just as soon as I've been able to test it. I will certainly implement your suggestions at some point, possibly in the next release with the exception on number 3, which I noticed the other day and have already fixed in the next release, all fields should now reset when you hit the Announce Loot button :-)

    EDIT: Your suggestions were easier to implement that I thought and will all be in the next release.

    Last edited Nov 23, 2009 by Deepac
  • Avatar of trippsolddude trippsolddude Nov 19, 2009 at 18:00 UTC - 0 likes

    I just started using this for our guild and like it a lot. Thanks for your time in developing it.

    Couple of things would make it even better.

    • A third option for a Free Roll for loot not related to a Spec, and not penalized.
    • Would be nice if the rolls listing was in numerical order.
    • When we go to a OffSpec roll after no one rolls for Main Spec (same item) the rolls for Winner, High Roll and Second do not reset although it does award to the right person on the second roll.


Date created
Oct 16, 2009
Last update
Oct 25, 2014
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
Looter's Aid
Recent files
  • A: r130 for 6.0.2 Oct 25, 2014
  • R: v6.0.0.0 for 6.0.2 Oct 22, 2014
  • A: r128 for 6.0.2 Oct 22, 2014
  • R: v5.4.0.0 for 5.4.0 Sep 13, 2013
  • A: r126 for 5.4.0 Sep 13, 2013



Tool used
Embedded library