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The Equipment Manager is similar to some AddOns that allows switching between sets of equipment[1][2], originally scheduled for Patch 3.1.0 but was moved to Patch 3.1.2.

Excerpt from Q&A with Ghostcrawler Edit

Nethaera:Will you be able to switch gear easily to match your spec?
Ghostcrawler:At the same time we implement dual specs, we will also be setting up a gear system. The feature is called “Gear Manager.” It can also be used to just swap weapons or trinkets or put on that tuxedo to strut around town. It will not automatically switch your gear when you change your talent spec, but it will allow for an easy gear change between them. The feature may not be fully functional immediately in the PTR, but we’ll have more information to share about it before too much longer.

User interface Edit

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Users will be able to access the the Equipment Manager from the lower right corner of the character screen by selecting the right panel expand triangle toggle () and selecting the Equipment Manager subtab (Character Window-Equip Mgr subtab) at the upper right to show its mode in the right pane. Up to ten gear sets are allowed. This feature was very similar to macros.

The Equipment Manager should always be available.

Making new sets Edit

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  • Click the Equip Mgr slot option control slot option controls by any slot you want to change.
    • You can put the current item in your bags (Equip Mgr-slot item to bags), exclude it from the set (Equip Mgr-slot item exclude), or select an available item (Equip Mgr-slot item avail).
      Equip Mgr-slot options with exclude
    • If you want to include an excluded slot, click the yellow circling arrow icon in the slot options.
      Equip Mgr-slot options excluded include
  • Once you have the set the way you want it, click the "New Set" on the right pane.
    Equip Mgr-plus New Set

Switching sets Edit

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  • Select the unselected set and click Equip button active.
    Equip Mgr current set unselected
  • A Equip Mgr-set selected checkmark checkmark will appear at the right side of the set area when the set is active.
    Equip Mgr current set options delete

Saving set changes Edit

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  • Select the unselected set and click Equip button active.
    Equip Mgr current set unselected
  • ...or use the current set.
    Equip Mgr current set options delete
  • Adjust any items in equipment slots with the Equip Mgr slot option control slot option controls for the current set.
    • Click the Equip Mgr slot option control slot option control by any slot you want to change.
      • You can put the current item in your bags (Equip Mgr-slot item to bags), exclude it from the set (Equip Mgr-slot item exclude), orselect an available item (Equip Mgr-slot item avail).
        Equip Mgr-slot options with exclude
      • If you want to include an excluded slot, click the yellow circling arrow icon in the slot options.
        Equip Mgr-slot options excluded include
  • Click Save button active.

Changing set name or icon Edit

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  • Move you pointer over the set you want to delete and a Equip Mgr-set options gear gear-like options control will appear in the bottom right.
    Equip Mgr current set options delete
  • Click the Equip Mgr-set options gear gear-like options control and a dialog to change the name and icon will appear.

Deleting sets Edit

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  • Move you pointer over the set you want to delete and a Equip Mgr-set delete delete control will appear in the bottom right.
    Equip Mgr current set options delete
  • Click the Equip Mgr-set delete delete control and OK the confirmation alert.

Prior to Mists of Pandaria Edit

Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Previously you could access the Equipment Manager from a dedicated armor icon (Inv chest plate12) in the top right-hand corner of the character info window.

Before it was on by default, to enable the Equipment Manager, go to the Game Menu (Esc), select the "Interface" option, press the "Game" tab at the upper left, select "Features" from the left pane, and check the "Use Equipment Manager" box on the right.

Example macros Edit

First save your gear set, then using that exact name (ie. Prot), create the following macro:

/equipset Prot

If you want to switch talent specs, then you will need to add that to it also, so let's assume Prot is your primary spec and Ret is your secondary and you want to swap gear at the same time you swap specs, then your macro would be:

For Prot:

/equipset Prot
/usetalents 1

For Ret:

/equipset Ret
/usetalents 2

One button equipment & talent changer:

#show [spec:1] Retribution Aura; [spec:2] Devotion Aura 
/equipset [spec:1] Ret; [spec:2] Prot
/usetalents [spec:1] 2; [spec:2] 1

In this situation, the game will equip the Retribution gear then activate the Retribution build when the Protection build is active. It will alternatively equip the Protection gear then activate the Protection build when the Retribution build is active.

Again, on the /equipset macro, you have to use the exact name that you saved your gear as, and it is case-sensitive. (Modified from [1].)

Bank limitations Edit

The gear manager can take items directly from the bank to the selected slot on a character, but this facility is only available when the bank inventory is open. Simply standing in the bank does not work.

Related AddOns Edit

This feature has similar functionality, and is probably largely based on the popular auto-armor-equipping addons such as ItemRack and Outfitter.

Media Edit

Images Edit

Videos Edit

This video is primarily on the Dual Talent Specialization feature but also includes usage of the Equipment Manager.

[How to PTR] Dual Talent Specialization.
by Cityhunter0505

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small β Patch 5.0.1 (Beta): UI changed so Equipment Manager shares Character window right panel with Stats and Titles.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Equipment Manager added as an attached window from button in upper right of character window.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): If an item is a part of an item set, the name of that item set is displayed in the tooltip of that item.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): Added.
                Was scheduled for release in Patch 3.1.0, but has since been removed from PTR. [2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Talent Dual Spec Q&A. Blizz Blizzard. Retrieved on 2009-04-13.
  2. ^ a b Blizz Bornakk 2009-04-03. Equipment Manager Update. Retrieved on 2009-04-13.

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