Updated For Mists of Pandaria

About Us

WoWPopular tracks the most popular Talent Builds, Glyphs, Gear, Enchants and Gems used by players in World of Warcraft.

This site started in October 2008 as TalentChic.com with the release of the Lich King talent builds in patch 3.0. With the large revamping of talent builds, I wanted to know the most popular talent builds for the Warcraft classes I play. Rather than search the Internet for information on these classes, I decided to create a site that found the most popular talent points from the best characters on the Warcraft Armory and rank them according to popularity. TalentChic was born!

A few months later, Blizzard released Patch 3.1 and with it came Dual Specs and information on a character’s glyphs in the armory. I quickly set to scanning these too and GlyphChic.com was born.

As the scanner already needed to scan a player’s gear to find their play style (Raider, PvPer or casual Quest or Crafted gear holder), I found I had created a large database of the most popular gear, enchants and gems players used.

So I merged TalentChic and GlyphChic into a new site called WoWPopular.com and added new data for Enchants, Gear and Gems. I plan this site to be a one-stop-shop for not only players who don’t have the time to fully research what talents, enchants, glyphs, gems or gear to work on next – but also for players with lots of alts who, like me, just want to know how to improve their alt without reading lots of theorycrafting.

I hope you get as much use from this data as I do!

Oh – I’m an active Warcraft Player myself. If you are on the US-Ravencrest realm, send me a whisper on my main raiding char – Trail.

David Peterson
Creator, WoWPopular

26 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Cat Says:

    You rule, Trail!!

  2. Leokun Says:


    Let me be the first to Thank You for this wonderful concept of a site. I’m the type of person that tries to do as much research as possible before coming to a decision on a new spec. Having such easy access to the top specs of the world of warcraft community really helps narrow down my choices and avoid specs that plain and simply won’t cut it.

    Thanks again,


  3. Jason Says:

    I would like to thank you for creating this website. This will help me respec my Resto Shaman following guidelines of most popular specs according to this website. I thank you a ton for coming up with this website, and I solemnly swear to spread the word of this website to both my guild, and the community. Thanks a million.

  4. Gerrard Iaroos Says:

    Hi, I just wanted to know if you will keep this site up-to-date for later patches. It would be great to have an accurate reference of the most popular builds in the game.

    Thank you, for making this great site by the way.


  5. logtar Says:

    Amazingly cool website :) very well built. I will be writing about it ASAP :)

  6. Jazz Says:

    Great site!

  7. Lynn Says:

    Fascinating site. I play lots of alts so this saves me not second guess where I start! Very helpful. thanks!

  8. Darth Solo Says:

    Awesome site and an awesome idea. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t think of it before you! Keep up the good work!

  9. Robert Says:

    This is the best raw data set I’ve ever seen for WoW and I’m have 2 degrees in economics and am a wow player from vanilla so I should know what I’m talking about.

    Thanks for your amazing contribution to the wow community and keep it up!

  10. i2ichardt Says:

    WoW, This site needs advertisement. Everyone should know about this site; this is alot easier then searching through forums for posts that may or may not be from people who know what their talking about. You need to partner with wowhead or something to get this site on the map.

  11. Scret Says:

    Thank you so much. This has made it so much easier to talent spec my Lock. I am new to the game and sometimes to much info is overkill. I will be using your guide for all of my alts. keep the info coming.

  12. leftpole Says:

    You have a point here. I’m glad there are people who think the same way like me. Regards.

  13. Shazzam Says:

    I just found this and it looks awesome. I have alot of alts and this will really help answer questions on builds, enchants, glyphs ect ect

  14. Akiza Says:

    Love the site. Would like see filter for Tanking, Healing and DPS though.

  15. Krandy Says:

    Great work here guys!!! Nice site

  16. butlerg Says:

    I do not know what to say other than I am astounded what one person can do… Great website.

  17. Gerards Says:

    This site helped me many times whit gear/enc/gems/talent choices. Many thanks for this wonderful site.

  18. Thomwell Says:

    Awesome site. I, too, am an alt-o-holic and use your site constantly. Thanks much!

  19. Diva Says:

    Im so impressed! Good work and thank you so much! <3 :D

  20. Elandor Says:

    As a new wow player I cannot begin to tell you how much this site has helped me in sculpting my very own 85 Warlock. Hanging around Ogrimmar in the attempt to peek a look at other 85′s for pointers was great but this site??

    Invaluable! Truly Awesome!

    Great work and thanks a bunch <3 <3 <3

  21. Hammerteo Says:

    Awsome site! I use wowpopular everyday!!!!!
    Thank ya guys! :-)

  22. Shirokumo Says:

    Bookmarked. Awesome. Never searching google or reading 89 pages on elitist jerks again.

  23. Kurthor Says:

    Awesome site! I use it all the time.. So simple to use and full of wonderful tips. Thanks for this great help. Keep it up !

  24. Gevolk Says:

    Ran across the site while googling Warrior builds and I am very disappointed I hadn’t found it earlier. Truly an amazing site!

    Thanks for creating such an awesome site!

  25. Jeep Says:


    I have been using this site for a long time.. I have told others about it and I still as I get on my different toons leave WoWpopular up in the background to tab out and look up stuff for when I upgrade or just want to do some tweaking.. I thank you so much for the time and work u put in on this for all of us to use it and I look forward to keep using it for a long time.. Thanks again..

    P.S. Love the new layout too

  26. Sagrev on Crushridge Says:

    Wow!! Very awesome page you’ve built here.

    I’ve been researching all theory of how to make my pvp and my raiding better. Just finding out which are the best builds and the best gear made this a lot easier for me.

    Thank you very much !

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