Armory API Issues & Workarounds

GrumpyCat

If your character’s gear, stats, or anything else isn’t updating right on our site, don’t fret! The armory API is going through a lot of changes and might not be working quite right. But we have a workaround for you, that uses our in game addon.

How to use our workaround to update your character:

This is meant to update your character when the ‘update from armory’ button returns an error due to battle.net api issues, or your character doesn’t load on our site.

All steps are part of the FREE site. No need to subscribe.

1. Open the Ask Mr. Robot addon in game. To do that, click on the orange robot mini-map icon, or type /amr show in the chat window.  (Don’t have it? Get it from Curse or our website).
2. Go to the “Export” tab in the addon (upper left)
3. Copy the text in the box on that screen. To copy, press CTRL+C, or Cmd+C on a mac.

Export

4. Return to AskMrRobot.com. Click the green “Import(from Addon)” button just above your character name.

Import_Website

5. A window will open up. Paste the text in the white box.
ImportPasteText

6. Click the orange “Import” button at the bottom of that window.

Your character now has updated gear, talents and glyphs.

If you want to get that data into SimC, click the ‘export to SimC’ button found to the right of your gear in the “Now What” section. Note this is only available when looking at optimized gear, best in bags, or best in slot.

74 Comments

  1. This may have been the case at the time this was posted, but since 5.4.7 went live today no one is able to view any character on the armory — regardless of server merges.

    Hope this info helps.

    • Sorry, I thought the time stamp said the 14th not 18th. So strike the whole thing up through the word “today”. (To additionally clarify, my realm is not merged with any others but I have the armory issue too.)

      Also, WTB edit button.

      • I admin deleted it for you, next best thing to an ‘edit’ button I suppose. Thanks for the info though, it’s always good to let us know these things, just in case no one has reported it 🙂

      • I admin deleted it for you, next best thing to an ‘edit’ button I suppose. Thanks for the info though, it’s always good to let us know these things, just in case no one has reported it 🙂

  2. Can’t use this feature unless you subscribe for membership.
    How convenient.

  3. Can’t use this feature unless you subscribe for membership.
    How convenient.

  4. please add an option to import from generic character sheets so we can optimize toons we dont have pre-loaded

  5. It only works when you’re logged in and your site won’t allow that. I get the following error message:The required anti-forgery form field “__RequestVerificationToken” is not present.

  6. I haven’t ever updated my secondary spec on my toon, and the cut and paste method will not work for that spec…damn armory!

  7. I can’t use either method to update. I’m on a Mac. When I copy and paste the “best in bags” section into manual import I always get the message “error: the provided string is not complete”. I’ve done cmd+a to select all and then paste with still the same results.
    Just a note. My realm hasn’t been merged so that can’t be the reason I’m having this issue.
    Please, any help would be much appreciated!

  8. Does not work says I need to be Premium Member to click on best in Bags How Long Before yall Fix This???????

    • The best in bags that you need to click on is in the MOD. Not on the website. In the instructions, step 1 says to go to the addon ingame. Do that, and follow the rest of the steps.

  9. I see no Posts on when this may be Fixed Oh Well back to the Calculator Method

  10. The Armory is down right now, maybe their working on it currently.. “The Blizzard family of websites is currently undergoing maintenance to improve your browsing experience. Thank you for your patience!”

  11. So I realm transferred the night before the patch, so I’m without anything because if I try to import it doesn’t match my character b/c I transferred. Hope to see yall getting it updated shortly.

    • Ah, that timing is unfortunate! I know blizzard posted recently that they are working on it. And they are usually pretty quick, so once they update it, you’ll be able to load your character on our site again 🙂

    • Suggestion, though its clunky as hell and will require some work:

      take the Generic character sheet. add all your gear and whatnot.

  12. IF YOU DONT HAVE YOUR CHARACTER LOADED: THERE IS HOPE. though it takes some work.

    Open the Generic Character thing.

    Put your gear and gems and whatnot on it.
    chose your spec, race, profs, etc.

    prawfit 😉

  13. Doesn´t work….

    Error ImportingThe provided import string is not complete. Please make sure that you copied the entire string.

    I’ve tried it more than 6 times…

  14. I can’t update my character, it says string incomplete. Char name Vyctor – Lightbringer EU

    talents=113333;glyphs=107906,120584,57985,55685,58228,55686;activespec=2;items=1:99122:0:493:5033:4618:0:0:147_14:102293:0:493:0:0:0:0:0_3:104423:0:491:4591:4589:0:4806:0_2:105290:0:493:0:0:0:0:140_5:99362:0:493:4619:4618:4618:4419:145_4:89195:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_7:99123:0:493:4649:4649:0:4826:145_6:98612:0:493:4618:4618:4649:0:140_9:104498:0:493:0:0:0:4414:138_15:102246:0:493:4618:0:0:4423:0_16:104479:0:493:4602:0:0:4442:145_8:104443:0:492:0:0:0:0:0_13:104793:0:493:0:0:0:0:0_12:101898:-362:493:0:0:0:0:119_11:101898:-344:493:0:0:0:0:145_10:99121:0:493:4618:4618:0:4433:0_-1:102247:0:493:4637:0:0:4423:166_-1:103873:0:491:4589:0:0:4442:162_-1:103938:0:491:5031:0:0:0:0_-1:105764:0:491:0:0:0:0:152_-1:105797:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103756:0:493:4602:4602:0:4806:119_-1:105191:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:99584:0:491:4637:4637:4637:4418:166_-1:98608:0:491:4637:4637:4589:0:152_-1:98599:0:491:4637:4637:0:0:152_-1:103805:0:493:4649:0:0:4429:0_-1:103804:0:493:4618:0:0:4429:140_-1:94279:0:467:4589:4589:0:4429:152_-1:103851:0:493:0:0:0:4414:0_-1:104422:0:491:4637:4589:0:4430:0_-1:95139:0:467:0:0:0:0:152_-1:98236:-361:467:0:0:0:0:162_-1:103988:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:94509:0:465:0:0:0:0:0_-1:69210:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:89797:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76061:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:94113:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:94113:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:86565:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:95566:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:104294:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:84660:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103641:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103641:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103641:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103642:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103642:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103643:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:101618:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:88417:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:89112:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:6948:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76093:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76085:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76085:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76085:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:76085:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:40769:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:79249:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:72096:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:72096:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:72096:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:72096:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:40772:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:40772:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:42944:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:42944:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:93843:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:93855:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:61931:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:42949:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:48677:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:48685:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:62023:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:62038:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103874:0:493:4649:0:0:4442:147_-1:102318:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102318:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102318:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102318:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102318:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102290:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102290:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102285:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102285:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102321:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102286:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102286:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102287:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102287:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102288:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102288:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102284:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102284:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102289:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:104345:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102278:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102280:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102276:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102276:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102276:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102276:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102271:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102271:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102323:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102323:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102270:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102270:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102270:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102273:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102274:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102275:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102275:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102275:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102264:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102320:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102320:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102320:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102320:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102320:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102263:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102265:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:102268:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:90725:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103854:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103853:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103753:0:491:4584:4584:0:4430:167_-1:103987:0:491:0:0:0:0:0_-1:103918:0:491:4649:0:0:0:0_-1:89196:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:70137:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:38347:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:95589:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:83840:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:83851:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:83925:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:90471:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:54446:0:0:0:0:0:0:0_-1:92748:0:0:0:0:0:0:0;race=Pandaren;name=Vyctor;faction=Alliance;professions=Cooking:615,Archaeology:398,Engineering:600,Jewelcrafting:169,Fishing:600;level=90;spec=258;realm=Lightbringer

  15. I don’t get this advice, clicking Import on the website just gives me a message I should sign in. <.<

  16. says my string is not complete by this method

  17. hey how come it doesn’t show heroic gear anymore just warforged?

    • Can you save what you’re looking at – click the green save button to the left of your character name and post the url it generates. And let me know what you’re looking at – is this a BiS list? Best in Bags? A regular gear list?

  18. Hmm, i have some new gear, but when i come here, its the gear i had for 2 weeks ago.. So i dont know what to optimize my new gear : ( Sorry for my bad english

  19. I am getting bad message on some characters ” could not load characters” and I thought it was Google chrome so I am using ATM internet explorer and still saying it and the internet explorer is a fresh list never used before and the chrome is a lot of characters so I can’t seem to fix this problem

    • It sounds like you’re affected by the issues in this blog post. Hopefully blizz fixes the armory api issues soon, so hang in there!

  20. Dear Robot Team,

    first, my regards to your great work.
    Since the patch 5.4.8 the ingame addon seems not to work anymore.
    Is this a known bug?

    • Do you have the latest version? There was a version on curse for about 1 hour that had a bug. You can also try getting it from our site – click the green install button to the right if your name.

  21. My character loads up but in the wrong spec and will not update the gear I have recently acquired. I would like to how to fix this issue and if I am the only who Mr. Robot is not working.

  22. Still not working… can not get it to update my gear at all

    • Did you use the workaround outlined in this post? The one that requires the addon with the copy/paste method – that will update your gear.

  23. ok i am guessing it is not showing my post or something.. guess i will just have to with with the fact it is all not working any more.

  24. So for about a week now i have got some better loot from soo. Mr.robot will now update my gear i have clicked refresh/update armory etc so far 3 toons mr.robot has me with old gear and wont even change to the right spec i am in ?? premium subscriber

    • yep I am having same issues, have cleared my cache, over past week numerous times; obviously I have logged out of game, I have changed items in bags to my toon, all things suggested and absolutely will not update any of my toons. I am a premium subscriber too, I feel your pain =(

      • Only way I have found to get around it is get mr.robot add on for wow and u can copy all your Info then go to mr.robit website and import it there and then u can optimize your gear but it won’t save it but it’s a way around the issue for now I guess …. hope they fix this retarded thing

        • Make sure you are logged in to the website, then it will save.

          • If I got a piece of gear before I would put it on log completely out of wow wait few seconds refresh my armory on mr.robot and it will always update . Lately now it won’t update my gear changes if I click update armory 100 times . Actually had me stuck in healer spec even though I logged out n dis spec and do a gear

          • Did you try our workaround, outlined in the blog post?
            1. Get the addon
            2. Go to the best in bags tab in the addon. Copy the text in the window.
            3. Return to our site. Click the green ‘import’ button to the right of your character name.

            That will update your gear 🙂

          • I do have the add on and I did import it just so I can optimize it but it doesn’t save . And I never had to import the years I have used mr.robot is this a new thing we have to do now ?

          • What do you mean it doesn’t save? If it doesn’t save when closing a browser and coming back – make sure you’re logged in- then it will save to your account.

            One thing to note: do NOT click the ‘update from armory’ button after doing this, as that will override what you just imported.

      • Khaos, did you do the workaround outlined in this blog post? It will update your gear. Get the addon installed and follow the instructions in this post and you’ll be all set 🙂

  25. Hi! I’ve tried the copy and paste work around. But when I click Import for the last step nothing changes.

  26. i get “The region, realm, and name could not be read from the provided import string.”

    Cant import for best in bag or anything else…

    And i subscribe for the service

    • What version of the addon do you have installed?

        • hmm. that’s the right version. Can you give me the string you’re trying to use? Will do some digging!

          • none of my strings work:P

            $19;US;Outland;Mihrandir;Ne Humanus Crede;5;1;100;9:604,13:1,14:600,3:670;2;.s1;12;1113310;;.s2;11;3112322;;.q2;109780s11b524;6s8b0;20s7b0;22s6b0;19s10b-1b1;20s9b0;33s5b0;56s2b-3;18s1b3;28s13b-5;3010s15;1690s3;2097s14;1492s12;1172s16;.r;1269:3,1337:3,1341:3,1375:0,1387:4,1376:3,1435:3,1388:0,1270:3;.inv;5976;972;5271;431;80;116;2765f13;2876;7052;13966;4680;13737;237;1;1;1;1;8935;42665b521;2b0;39b3;20b-3;77b-1;659;107;1665;775;433;3256;36;533u445b53;436;4;2;23;3;3;6;2;14;1;1;1;1;74;1;316;101;274;201$

          • Did you find out anything?:)

          • Did you find out anything?:)

        • hmm. that’s the right version. Can you give me the string you’re trying to use? Will do some digging!

          • none of my strings work:P

            $19;US;Outland;Mihrandir;Ne Humanus Crede;5;1;100;9:604,13:1,14:600,3:670;2;.s1;12;1113310;;.s2;11;3112322;;.q2;109780s11b524;6s8b0;20s7b0;22s6b0;19s10b-1b1;20s9b0;33s5b0;56s2b-3;18s1b3;28s13b-5;3010s15;1690s3;2097s14;1492s12;1172s16;.r;1269:3,1337:3,1341:3,1375:0,1387:4,1376:3,1435:3,1388:0,1270:3;.inv;5976;972;5271;431;80;116;2765f13;2876;7052;13966;4680;13737;237;1;1;1;1;8935;42665b521;2b0;39b3;20b-3;77b-1;659;107;1665;775;433;3256;36;533u445b53;436;4;2;23;3;3;6;2;14;1;1;1;1;74;1;316;101;274;201$

    • What version of the addon do you have installed?

  27. i get “The region, realm, and name could not be read from the provided import string.”

    Cant import for best in bag or anything else…

    And i subscribe for the service

  28. Cant load my character

    “The region, realm, and name could not be read from the provided import string.

    (Click anywhere on this notice to hide it.)”

    $19;US;Outland;Mjålnir;Ne Humanus Crede;5;1;100;13:1,7:600,12:3,1:600,14:600;2;.s1;17;1133310;54924,3030,57979,3544;.s2;18;1132311;54924,8298,26179,26532,1,43623;.q2;109777s12b524;18s8b-483b483;26s7b-1b1;37s10b0;18s9b-25b25;19s5b0;17s15b0;76s1b0;23s14b-25b25;33s17b-25b25;8s16b0;8241s11;555s2;36s13;8s3;445s6;.r;1269:4,1337:4,1341:4,1375:0,1387:4,1376:3,1435:5,1388:0,1270:6;.inv;5956;992;13821;13729;13134;22;17706;39045x4622y0;1273x28y0e4441;654;398b85;3053b439;35b0;20b-3;21b3;0b-3;20b3;1b0;32b0;16b-2;18b-1;22b2b1;44b0;1b0;3b-1b1;37b0;507;1772;926;3024;337b-460;1258;1;1;1;1;409;4;180;252b460;1456$

  29. ask mr robot not working in game! I don’t know why but the icon does not appear on my minimap ! I have tried to extract the file again and still nothing also trying reloading my ui! can someone please help?

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