Rare Spawn Overlay


Rare Spawn Overlay Places colored locations of areas on the map where certain rares can be found.

Shades the area of the Rare Spawns, in Outlands, Northrend, Cataclysm, and Pandaria zones.


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This addon is best used in conjunction with http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/silver-dragon, i prefer this addon for scanning rares, cause you can set it to rescan every few minutes for rares with out needing to log and clear the cache folder. Works awesome on timeless isle, where rare respawn anywhere from 20 to an hour.

Known issue with Carbonite and ElvUI conflicting, will work on fixing it, if anyone might know a way, please send me a message, on the website or ingame @ Rapsheet (Malfurion-Horde)

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  • Avatar of Clomer Clomer Nov 28, 2013 at 20:35 UTC - 1 like

    Just an FYI about a location change of specific rare: Sahn Tidehunter.

    With patch 5.4, and all the changes to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, he was moved to 69,30 in the Vale.

    He was the last rare I found for the Glorious! achievement because of this, and I only figured it out when I looked him up on Wowhead because of the simple fact that I had never seen him (I was wondering what his spawn timer was).

    Last edited Nov 28, 2013 by Clomer
  • Avatar of colonyl3 colonyl3 Oct 03, 2013 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Quickdrawrob69: Go

    Yeah i wanted to do white text, but the way it currently setup it comes out faded unless i do multiple layer options. im still kinda new to lua programing. im taking time right now to learn lua and python scripting. hopefully can do a major overhaul and make the addon lighter weight and nicer looking with more features

  • Avatar of Quickdrawrob69 Quickdrawrob69 Oct 03, 2013 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello love the addon, My only problem is the Timeless Isle text needs to be white so the rares names don't conflict with the Isles names.Like the pic below. Thank you

    Timeless Isle Rares

  • Avatar of colonyl3 colonyl3 Sep 25, 2013 at 01:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @mysticalos: Go

    I've heard someone mentioning they working on a fan update, and vallan and i've talked to the current manager of NPCScan suite, and he said he'll try to work on it when he has free time. i hope to work with him on that addon, seeing its the better looking and carbonite friendly overlay addon. but when we will see it updated will be is anyone's guess at this time

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Sep 24, 2013 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    npcscan.overlay is abandoned. so don't count on it getting update soon. :\

  • Avatar of colonyl3 colonyl3 Sep 24, 2013 at 01:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @yilinyouyou: Go

    Sorry, this add-on will only be in English at this time due to limitations of it. Until it gets a overhaul on coding, or when NPCScan.Overlay gets updated, which i know supports other languages, but isn't updated for patches 5.3 and 5.4 yet.

    Google Translate: 对不起,这个附加组件将只以英文在这个时候,由于它的局限性。直到它收到一个大修编码,或得到更新NPCScan.Overlay时,我知道支持其他语言,但5.3和5.4补丁还没有更新。

  • Avatar of yilinyouyou yilinyouyou Sep 23, 2013 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    My English is very poor, hope to update the localization in the Chinese part

  • Avatar of colonyl3 colonyl3 Sep 21, 2013 at 22:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I been working on a legend to match to the colors, i'm tweaking around with different options to make it look good, think i found the best option, and will update as soon i got all the maps done

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Sep 21, 2013 at 03:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice to see mod back. npcscan and npcscan overlay are now abandoned. Silverdragon covers npcscan and then some, but the lack of a good overlay sucked. I do hope to see some more feature parody with npcscan. You have mob text in new island but none of the other pandaria zones for example. Some mob text would be nice, even just a key in corner like npcscan overlay has. In fact, I would prefer a key in corner than text all over map as well on timeless isle too, if possible. Make either way optional?

    Last edited Sep 21, 2013 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of colonyl3 colonyl3 Sep 20, 2013 at 23:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Rare Spawn Overlay Update

    I just uploaded the much needed update, and waiting on curse to approve the files, its not the prettiest right now, any suggestions will be awesome, i plan on tweaking it here and there to make it more refined looking.


Date created
May 01, 2009
Last update
Aug 31, 2016
Development stage
  • enUS
Public Domain
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Rare Spawn Overlay
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