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Getting Started

Last updated: May 24, 2022

Welcome to Warcraft Logs! This page will help you get familiarized with the website and how to start logging.

As always if you encounter any problems or have any questions, you can contact us at support@warcraftlogs.com for help or join the Warcraft Logs Discord!

Account Setup

To upload logs to the site, you will need to create an account. Make sure to use a valid email as we verify your account via an activation email.

After you have signed up and verified your account, you can link your account to your Battle.net account in your user settings. This gives us access to your retail characters and guilds.

In-game Settings

Network settings in World of Warcraft. There is a toggle for 'Advanced Combat Logging' which needs to be enabled.

Advanced Combat Logging must be turned on before you do any logging!

Once Advanced Combat Logging is enabled, all you have to do to start logging is type /combatlog in game. This makes the game write all the combat events in a file called WoWCombatLog.txt. This file can be found in the Logs folder in your WoW folder. Once you are done logging, you can write /combatlog again to disable it, or turn it off by logging off.

Uploading Logs

Log Uploader Clients

In order to upload logs to the website, you use a client application. They can be found here. We have two options, either the Warcraft Logs Uploader, or the Overwolf Companion app.

The Warcraft Logs Uploader is the simpler version, which requires very little setup. The Companion app is more in-depth and offers more features, such as an in-game overlay. Read more about the Companion app here.

If you have any issues getting the application to launch or install, you can either go to the forums to see if anyone has encountered the same issue, or join our Discord for help.

Uploading to the Website

There are two ways to log. The first option is to upload the entire log file after you are done with the content you wish to upload. The second way is what we call live logging. When you live log, the client monitors the log file and uploads any new fights instantly to the website.

When you upload logs, you have two choices of where they go. Every user gets a personal log space, where you can always upload. The second option is to your specific guild's logs. When you do this, everyone in the guild will be able to see the logs. This is a shared space for every guild member.


I turned logging on and am hitting a target dummy, but nothing is being written to that file! What gives?

Outside of raids, the combat log file is only written to when a certain number of events have been generated. This means it can be very slow to update if you are just doing solo content out in the world.

Are there add-ons to help me with combat logging?

Yes, you can use add-ons like Loggerhead or DBM to have logging turned on automatically in raids and turned off when you leave. We do not recommend using addons for this purpose, as it is very important when using Warcraft Logs that you log the entire raid though. DBM's auto logging feature, for example, only logs bosses, and this will cause it to not log pet summons. This can lead to problems where pets won't be connected with owners.

If possible we always recommend that you log the entire raid night. Do not leave trash and events that occur outside of the combat out of the log.

Last updated: May 24, 2022