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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 41,704 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 10,494,863 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/05/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 9,985 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.5
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About Ackis Recipe List

What it does

Ackis Recipe List is an addon which will scan your trade skills and provide information on how to obtain recipes.

French (frFR) - Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes.

German (deDE) - Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst.

Korean (koKR) - Ackis Recipe List|1은;는; 당신의 전문 기술들을 훑어서 제조법들을 얻는 방법에 대한 정보를 제공할 애드온입니다. 룬 벼리기를 포함하여 모든 전문 기술들에 작용합니다.

Spanish (esES) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN) - 扫描并告知如何获取缺失配方的详细商业技能信息插件。

Traditional Chinese (zhTW) - 掃描並告知如何獲取缺失配方的詳細商業技能訊息插件。

Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR) - Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas.

Latin America Spanish (esMX) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Italian (itIT) - Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette.

Russian (ruRU) - Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.

Profession AddOns

Due to the increasing data size and memory usage with each WoW expansion, the professions have been split into their own AddOns; you need only download the ones you'll be using. Each installed and enabled profession AddOn will load whenever it's first accessed by the ARL core.

You can either download the Ackis Recipe List Addon Pack which has Ackis Recipe List's core and all profession AddOns, or install the profession AddOns separately:

Note that Ackis Recipe List will not work without the AddOn for the profession you are trying to scan. If you attempt to scan a profession that is not installed, you will be informed.


If you wish to donate, please donate via Plegie.

Where to get it

Do this first

Read the documentation located at these locations:

How to get it to work

You open up a trade skill window (ie: Enchanting) and click on the Scan button which is attached to the trade skill window. Results will be printed out to the chat frame, or into a separate window depending on preference.

Command Line

Ackis Recipe List has a GUI to change parameters. Type /arl to open up the GUI. Acceptable commands include:

  • Opens up the about panel, listing information about the mod:
    /arl about
    • Opens up the sorting options:
      /arl sort
      /arl sorting
    • Scan a profession:
      /arl scan profession
    • Opens up in-game documentation regarding ARL:
      /arl documentation
    • Opens up display options:
      /arl display
    • Opens up profile options:
      /arl profile
    • Prints out a list of all the profession tradeskill links:
      /arl tradelinks


Ackis Recipe List will behave differently depending on which modifying keys you use to click.

Scan Button

This is the functionality that occurs when you are clicking the scan button.

  • Normal Click
    • Performs a scan of the current tradeskill displaying recipes in a new window.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates a text dumping of the current tradeskill in a format (CSV, XML, BBC) specified by the user.
  • Alt Click
    • Removes all waypoints on the World Map and Mini-map generated by ARL.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Provides development code for use when updating trainers, vendors, etc in the recipe database.


This is the functionality that occurs when you click on a recipe.

  • Normal Click
    • Expands or contracts the recipe acquire information.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates an item link of the item that the recipe will make into your default chat box.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Generates a spell link for the recipe you clicked.
  • Alt Click
    • Adds or removes a recipe from the exclusion list.
  • Ctrl-Shift Click
    • Adds the specific recipe acquire methods to the World Map and Mini-map.

Contacting the Authors

Please use the bug reporting feature to submit bug reports. Do not contact us via Curse PM. Do not submit bug reports in comments.


Feel free to join us on irc at [[irc://|Freenode]] in the channel #arl

Freenode Webchat

Freenode has come up with their alternative to Mibbit. Webchat

Known Issues

  • When gaining a reputation level recipes for that faction will still appear in red when doing a scan.
  • Recipe acquire information is slightly inaccurate. We are updating recipes daily as information is identified. If you find something inaccurate or wrong, submit a ticket here and we will get it updated.

Feature Requests/Bug Reporting

Read the Bug Reporting and Feature Requesting information before submitted a bug report or feature request. Posting reports in the comments is not the place to do so. Ackis had to turn off the comments at because of constant bug reports and feature requests. Comments are for questions on how to use the mod, or you can see the thread on WoW Ace. Please follow these small little instructions to make our lives easier. The easier you make development for Ackis Recipe List, the more time we will have to develop other addons.

Bug Reports

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to file bug reports. Posting bugs in the comments is not the place to do it.

Feature Request

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to add suggestions and feature requests. Not all suggestions will be accepted: there are many people who use this addon, each with separate views. We will, however, try to make it as user friendly as possible...but when a decision is made please accept it.


Ackis Recipe List strives to integrate with existing trade skill mods out there. If you have a request for integration, please submit a feature request at WoW Ace. We make no promises to implement the feature at all. There is a limited API documented to interface with the ARL database. If you are a developer and would like more functions, please contact us on IRC. Currently, the mod works with:

If your mod should be on this list, please submit a ticket.

Detailed Documentation


  • Ideas for the mod came from FGTradeLacker (original mod no longer updated, however someone has taken over updating the recipes for it).
  • Ace community for listening to my questions on the IRC channel and helping me out, and fellow mod authors for developing such great add-ons.
  • Please see the X-Credits field for more Acknowledgments. Any code snippets borrowed or inspired from are credited in the code files. The main display also lists all people who are in X-Credits.
  • Everyone who has helped me with localizations.



tag 3.0.5
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-08-05 18:45:49 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - LibAboutPanel; my nemesis!
    - Added "reputation" as an option to the "dump empties" command.
    - When assigning a recipe to a reputation vendor, assign it to the reputation as well.
    - Changed "private.private" to "private" - FTW.


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  • #2168

    Is there a way to filter out reciphes of Goblin Engineering from the list when my character is a Gnome Engineer? Aside from blocking every single one of the manually that is.

  • #2167

    causes my characters to DC on nearly every zone change, esp when zoning to raid instances

    confirmed its the add on doing this by only enabling this addon - I DC when its enabled, I do not DC when its disabled

  • #2164

    I just installed this addon and I'm scratching my head.  It doesn't seem to do anything.  First, there's no visible UI... no minimap button or other obvious place to click to activate the addon.  When I bring up the crafting windows I didn't see anything else there that tells me this addon is working.

    Furthermore, when I type /arl in the chat box, all it does is open the configuration page for arl in the Interface/Addons UI.  So, I uninstalled it.  I just don't see what this addon does.  The sample screenshots shown above... I could never get that screen to appear.

    Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

  • #2165

    There should be a Scan button in the upper-right (next to the close button) of the TradeSkill window.

  • #2163

    the ALT trade skill comes up with a 'yellow' link of the trade, but doesn't open the trade window?

    I hope that description makes sense, it was very useful seeing what my alts could make without logging through.

    I loaded most recent from Curse, with all the trade packs, but it hasn't fixed it.

  • #2166

    That's been broken for a few patches now, because Blizzard killed the functionality that made it possible. I'll remove it for WoD.

  • #2161

    I don't undertstand the "click to sticky the tooltip" functionality.  When I try to mouse over to the tooltip from the recipe in the ARL window, the tooltip vanishes as a result of the cursor no longer being over the window. 

    How can you possibly click a tooltip that, by design, will dissapear as soon as your cursor is no longer pointing to an item?

  • #2162

    You click the recipe entry in the list to sticky the tooltip for that recipe.

  • #2160

    You don't need to be a premium member to use the download pack link. you don't even need to be logged on. It takes around 5 seconds to download and install with curse client.

    Despite the anoying ads the client is perfectly safe. Most problems are with wow users useing infected websites. Or stupidly checking out goldsellers websites.

    All you need is a decent virus scanner and firewall, Spybot Search & Destroy, malwarebytes antimalware, and NoScript firefox addon and better websurfing habits.


  • #2159

    WOW thats a fail, add so much junk that you make ppl add stuff they do not want

  • #2157

    "Due to the increasing data size and memory usage with each WoW expansion"

    That hysterical moment when you realize that individually the absolute largest pack is 35kb.. on 56k dial up from 1998, it would take less than 10 seconds to download all 11 profession packs.

    And you want to say that size is the reason? Yeah, sure, ok. We believe you. Way to pointlessly inconvenience your user base in order to sell a premium sub or two.

    Remind me to re-enable Adblock for this site. Nvm, already done.

    edit: and just for the record, I've been using this site since late '07, early '08. This is the first time I've read something so insanely idiotic, like the reasoning pointed out above, that I felt the need to comment on it. Congrats.

    Last edited by azbrc1984 on 8/23/2014 11:08:20 PM
  • #2158

    I'm not sure what people are talking about with the premium sub comments and not being able to download "packs" without a premium sub. I have this addon installed along with some of the profession addons separately. You don't have to use the addon "pack", and I don't use it myself. Each of the profession modules shows as a separate addon in Curse client. I just click the update button whenever one of those is updated. I don't have a premium sub. I'm not sure what is so difficult about having them broken up. I figure it's easier since the modules can be updated independantly without having to update the entire addon each time. I really don't see what makes this so time consuming or difficult for people and it doesn't "require" a premium sub.

  • #2156

    Please remove Pattern: High Society Top Hat from the list of potential patterns for Tailoring.

    wowhead post:

    By daggerz (8,120 2·8·29) on 2012/05/14 (Patch 4.3.4)    
    According to a GM, this item is not currently available in the game.

    We're unfortunately not able to give out game hints of any kind, but as for the Black Silk Vest and High Society Top Hat recipes, I'm afraid they may be currently un-used, even if the items are currently in the game files.
  • #2154

    So many ungrateful people - Add-ons are (and always have been) a coinvenience to make the game easier for you to play - they are NOT (and never have been) ESSENTIAL for the game to work, so YOU choose to use them; if you don't like the way someone chooses to implement the use of THEIR code (oh, sorry; that's right - you asked Torhal to write the code specifically for you, didn't you...?), then simply uninstall it and look elsewhere for a better way to make YOUR  game-life easier.

    As for the ease of use of Curse Client - downloading & unzipping code manually is easier, is it... for however many add-ons you choose to include to make your game easier to play...?  Sorry - Curse Client is by far the easier way to go, if you know where you game installation Folder is; ooops; that would mean having to learn how to use Windows (not INTERNET) Explorer... :P

    Last edited by jaghine on 8/8/2014 6:10:32 PM
  • #2155

    Curse client is practically spyware, a lot of people don't want unnecessary junk like that on their computer.

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