In the online multilayer role-playing game "World of Warcraft," your character's Gear Score is similar to a credit score. Raid leaders looking to pick up additional people can quickly determine their Gear Score and get a rough estimate of the player's experience and the likelihood that the player has seen the raid in question. The raid leader can then weigh the risk/reward of bringing that player along. By knowing your Gear Score and your character's equipment impact on your score, you can make sure you only roll on loot that will help you.
Open your Web browser and go to WoW-Heroes.com. This is the site that calculates your character's Gear Score.
Enter your character's zone, realm and name near the top of the WoW-Heroes home page. If you're currently logged in, you can tick the Live box. Doing this is useful if you've just equipped a new piece of gear or a new enchant and you want to see how it affected your score, though it is necessary to log out before the items update.
All of your character's information is now on the screen. By tracing a line from the right of your name, you'll find your Gear Score. Further to the right, below your professions is your total emblems earned. This reflects how much raid time your character has seen. Wow-Heroes suggests equipment and enchant upgrades in the equipment section below your character's information. Here, you can also see your gems, where you got your equipment and your gears Item Level or iLevel.
Your gears Item Level is a default disabled option in the basic WoW options. Enable this option in WoW by selecting "Options," "Interface" then "Display." Tick the Show Item Level box in the lower right corner. Your equipment's Item Level will appear when you mouse over the item in game.