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What is Wowhead?
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was created with one sole intent: providing
World of Warcraft
players with tools and information to make their gameplay more enjoyable. This website is our contribution to this wonderful game. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive database with helpful user comments, popular tools like the Dressing Room and Flying Tracker, lightning-fast datamining to uncover the latest test realm updates, and detailed guides written by professional players on all popular WoW topics including classes, collections, secrets, and raids.
All staff members are passionate fans of World of Warcraft, which helps us keep abreast of the most important features other players are interested in!
Our user community is the most important part of what we do. They add great contributions to the site, through data uploads from the
, comments on database entries, detailed guides, and screenshot submissions!
To bring you the best possible guides and coverage, we partner with leading content creators, influencers, and streamers to write about their field of expertise for Wowhead.
Our content team covers the news section on Wowhead as well as assisting with the guide-writing team. Wowhead now publishes 4+ detailed news articles a day, on average! We are on-call 24/7, frequently scouring the test realms for interesting updates, as well as interviewing and collaborating with other creators to provide engaging opinion pieces and community spotlights.
Our dev team handles the weekly datamining updates, creates and maintains all the tools on Wowhead, sets up the database pages and any-related features, and updates tooltips, Twitch, and Discord features for our community.
Guide Writer Opportunities
Do you love writing comments and want to take your skills to the next level? Do you manage a community and want your info to reach a larger audience? Want to get paid for talking about a topic you love?
Wowhead is always looking for passionate and talented World of Warcraft players to share their knowledge about the game we all love. We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive source for World of Warcraft information and we're interested in a variety of guide topics including classes, raids, Mythic+, returning players, transmogrification, addons, PvP, and achievements.
Some of our content creators include members of
, MDI Global Finalists, PvP Gladiators, and moderators of popular Discords such as Classes and Achievements.
What can Wowhead offer you?
We're in Alexa’s top 250 websites for the US on average, which is pretty cool considering Wowhead solely focuses on WoW and traffic spikes even higher at the start of a patch to over
10 million monthly users just for Warcraft content
. We also rank 500 Worldwide, in part due to our unique translated databases, which allow for your guides to be translated into multiple languages by the Wowhead translation team. We can promote your content tirelessly, on our Facebook (400k likes), Twitter (250k followers), front page, and Discord webhook (6k servers). While we know class Discords are huge with loyal followings, we can help promote your content and related communities to even more new and returning players. The Wowhead team has a lot of experience making news and guides reach wide audiences through social media, site promotion, and SEO. We will work hard to make your content shine!
In addition to promotion, the Wowhead staff will help you format your guides, help develop any news pitches, regularly proofread and fact-check guides to make sure they present important topics in engaging ways, and maintain a private Discord channel to swap guide tips and get feedback. We may even throw in some swag goodies from time to time!
We pay competitive industry rates for guides, rewarding players that go the extra mile to hit deadlines for major patches and spend extra time updating their content.
Ready to Get Started?
We'd love to hear from you! Send us a note at with some WoW-related writing samples and let us know what type of content you've recently liked reading on Wowhead.
In addition to maintaining Wowhead, the development team fields requests, as time permits, for 3rd party sites. We have implemented features and tooltip changes based on feedback from many communities and sites including Jeeves, Raider.IO, Raidbots, and WarcraftLogs. Our tooltips were even featured on Blizzard's MDI Twitch Extension.
While we try to accommodate as many requests as we can, the best time to reach us is in between patches at .
Wowhead was originally created as a
in December of 2005. It started small, but quickly became a popular alternative to Blizzard's own, even eventually inspiring a redesign of Blizzard's calculator to the version that still exists on their website today.
The database is the result of 6 months of hard work, and was released in June 2006. It features a vast amount of WoW related information, such as in-game
and much more. It also introduced a uniquely intuitive user interface and a
which continues to be one of Wowhead's greatest strengths.
In June of 2007, Wowhead made the decision to join the
, which renamed to
in late 2018.
With the team and the site growing all the time, Wowhead is dedicated to providing you with new features and tools to enhance your gaming experience.
Over time, the database has continued to expand, with innovative sections for
featuring an image database, as well as
which are integrated onto all relevant NPC, Spell and Item pages including boss dialogue. We constantly look for ways to improve our existing database pages all the time--for example, our Boss pages now let you filter loot by class, and that loot displays appropriate specializations.
In Wrath of the Lich King, the
was launched. This tool has received numerous updates over the years and allows players to track their completion status for achievements, quests, recipes and more. It also lets you preview transmog sets in the Equipment Set tab or make a Custom Profile to play around with sample gear sets, which display item stats, solo buffed stats, and raid buffed stats. Once a character is in the Profiler, you can "Pin" that character to track their collections across Wowhead database pages, tooltips, and search results.
launched, which providing in-depth coverage of new PTR/beta content, articles on new Wowhead additions, weekend guides to popular content, datamining, and blue posts. The weekend guides on Wowhead quickly became so popular that we launched a
on Wowhead where users could submit their own guides! Guides have since expanded to be featured in search results as well as on database pages.
In Mists of Pandaria, the Wowhead team added user-friendly improvements for new players unfamiliar with databases, in addition to adding even more data and filters useful for theorycrafters! This included the launch of the
to provide an alternative to filters, the
suggesting gear, guides, and nearly-completed achievements,
, a revamped Zones section, and improved search results showing off popular database results as well as guides. We also optimized Wowhead for tablet devices!
in Warlords of Draenor, we launched a
Warlords of Draenor Talent Calculator
, as well as a slew of new Garrison database sections and guides. We also revamped our front page to emphasize news and datamining updates, launched the
to plan out your transmog, and
to keep track of the requirements needed to unlock flying.
In Legion, we launched the
Discord News Webhook
Twitch Talent and Gear Overlay
to help the ever-growing and innovative WoW community! The
was expanded into the
Legion Attunement Tracker
now supports NPC skin tones and numerous creature models, and the front page was revamped again to feature Today in Broken Isles highlighting all available content in Legion.
Tip: If you're interested in seeing what the site looked like in the past, check out the
Internet Archive Wayback Machine
We are firmly committed to the rules of gameplay and to the gaming community. As such, we have a firm stance against virtual item markets, real money trading (RMT) and powerleveling services. You will never see us support such efforts. Furthermore, anything against the World of Warcraft
End User License Agreement
is strictly prohibited on Wowhead.
New and exciting features are continuously added in order to stay ahead as the leading World of Warcraft information website. We are constantly striving to improve the site, and there are always lots of new features in the works! We'd love to know what you think, so if there's something you'd like to see implemented on the site be sure to contact us!
Wowhead is optimized for
. As of April 2010, old browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 are no longer supported. As of 2017, Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
The Wowhead Team
We're in the process of updating this section with bios for our newer staff - Jeremy, Stevan, and Howell.
) <Site Director>
Alexis started her journey at Wowhead as that one volunteer who wrote guides–a
of guides–and then she started to write everything before officially joining the Wowhead staff in Fall 2011. An invaluable member of the content team, she continues to write the popular weekly guides as well as tackling numerous other site projects like the transmog feature, for which she sorted tens of thousands of items into matching models for sets. (She's still miffed that Warglaives can't be transmogged.)
Alexis has been playing WoW since 2005, doing everything from raiding in a server-first guild on her rogue for multiple expansions to chasing down achievements like Battlemaster and the Insane. With a background in art and music history, she's also the quirkiest member of the team--when not farming mounts or yet more vanity gear in her spare time, she's most likely practicing classical piano or making costumes with elaborate hats.
Vision maudite de Sargeras
Chevalière spéciale de Perculia
) Dain <Designer / Lead Developer>
Jerek has been doing design and tool development across Fanbyte sites since 2007, such as designing the charts, tooltips, and filters on the original LolKing. After a number of small contributions working with Skosiris early on he's transitioned to doing a lot on Wowhead, notably rushing to get the
MoP talent calculator
live before BlizzCon 2011 ended, and going on to the
battle pet area and pages
tools. He loves learning new programming languages and tools, and making things "pixel perfect".
Jerek has been playing World of Warcraft since the original beta in 2004 and has every collector's edition. He loves to keep switching his main character to top DPS charts, tank, and heal on multiple classes, and leveling multiple warriors (3 different ones to cap!). He's also a big fan of puzzle games, Diablo 2, Alpha Centauri, Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, and Minecraft. In his spare time he customizes everything, starts more projects than he can complete, and listens to tons of audiobooks and podcasts while gaming. Co-lead the raid team Inconclusive/Dark on Proudmoore in Classic and Burning Crusade, and raided with Edamame Enterprise in Convert to Raid during Mists and Draenor.
Martial art: Kenjutsu
Favorite book series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Favorite gaming moment: Leading my raid guild to down
, known on my server as "the guild destroyer" because of guilds that broke up over never down him.
Still remembers Shattered Galaxy.
Barrière infranchissable de Jerek
) <Sr. Developer>
Matt first entered the shadowy realm of web development after the Secret Dimensional War of 1993, which he's just now realizing has been wiped from everyone else's memories, so nevermind. Much of the work he does is hidden on the server side of things, where he refactors like a madman and adds code comments everywhere he can possibly think of, in what's probably an ultimately futile effort to stem the encroaching tide of code rot and entropy. He also enjoys hiking.
That was a lie; he hates hiking. He does, however, keep up with a few dozen TV shows, such as
Super Karate Monkey Death Car
and C-SPAN 2's coverage of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Much like Jerek, he's been playing World of Warcraft since the original beta in 2004, and has undertaken the absurd task of maintaining a max-level but non-raid-geared character of every class since
Wrath of the Lich King
Shoe size: 11 (formerly 10 1/2 but apparently his feet are expanding)
Least favorite piano key: F#
Twitter: ha ha no
Pile de pantalons
) <Sr. Developer>
Gerard has been creating third-party tools that use Blizzard's Armory data since it was launched during The Burning Crusade, recently to great effect with
The Undermine Journal
. After joining Wowhead in April 2013, he endured a baptism by fire with work on the Hearthhead launch the month after. Since then, he fixes, patches, enhances, and creates pages and tools all across Wowhead and Hearthhead. He has a passion for turning raw data into interesting information in a user-friendly and precise way. When he plays WoW, you'll probably find him behind a Draenei Resto Shaman.
Preferred OS: Linux Mint
Drives: 2010 Mitsubishi Evo X (in Rotor Glow) and 2000 Mazda Miata (in Emerald)
Work Assistant: Oliver (Green-cheeked Conure)
Livre de comptes d'Erorus
Howell joined the Wowhead data tools and reverse engineering team in 2017. He is responsible for developing and maintaining all the tools for processing new builds and pushing data to the site.
Howell has been playing WoW since 2008 on Taiwan realms around the Burning Legion expansion. He started playing mainly as a hunter but now he enjoys playing as a tank and healer as well.
Rênes de serpent-nuage astral
Il est largement au-delà des neuf mille !
) <Content Manager>
Sara started out at Wowhead with a love of fashion, writing a guide about matching weapons for the Mists of Pandaria challenge mode outfits. Currently writing guides about everything from Fishing to Pets! Sara has been playing WoW since the ZA patch, once having been a rogue and now playing a priest. In her real life, she's a librarian and law school graduate - she's got a thing for books. In her spare time, she's playing Diablo or watching rugby.
Favorite Baseball Team: The Boston Red Sox
Habit maléfique de Serrinne
) <Assistant Site Producer & Networking>
Daniella started her journey on Wowhead on late February of 2016. Taking over the Class Guides projects as well as coming up with new article series that have expanded the community base of Wowhead. Daniella also works on networking and reaching out to content creators as well as other groups who may want to do things with Wowhead.
Daniella has been playing World of Warcraft since towards the end of 2005, starting off as a Shaman, playing and dabbling is all 3 specs but mostly raiding as a Restoration Shaman up until Wrath of the Lich King. Towards the middle of Wrath, she made a swap to Death Knight and hasn't looked back since. Apart from World of Warcraft, Daniella enjoys many other types of games such as Rpgs/Jrpgs, Overwatch, Monster Hunter Series, Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons Series, Animal Crossing, etc.
Likes: Video games, Anime, Coffee, Cooking, Singing & Dancing badly.
Dream Item: Ketsuki's Koffee (weapon that looks like a hot cup of coffee)
Rênes de serpent-nuage céleste onyx
The following staff members contribute to Wowhead as well as other popular Fanbyte sites.
) <Community Relations Manager>
Stephen joined Wowhead as a volunteer Moderator in 2012 before eventually taking on screenshots and other responsibilities. His desire to advance and better the Wowhead community eventually resulted in an offer to help facilitate communications between the site and its users. After receiving his degree in Business Administration he was offered a broader role involving the entire network of Fanbyte sites but he still remains heavily involved with Wowhead.
When not answering emails and troubleshooting various anomalies you'd probably find Stephen catching up on various TV shows, like Game of Thrones, or playing whatever game his friends are obsessed with that week. Odds are though you'd probably just find him finally getting some sleep.
Likes: Astronomy, Fine Dining, and Blackjack
Favorite In-game Mount:
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