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  • 29,159 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 9,725,427 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/15/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 9,847 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.6.2
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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. It works for all tradeskills including Runeforging.

French (frFR)

Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes. Il fonctionne pour tous les métiers, y compris Runeforge.

German (deDE)

Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst. Es funktioniert mit allen Berufen, inklusive Runenschmiedens.

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. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN)


Traditional Chinese (zhTW)


Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR)

Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas. Funciona com todas profissões incluindo Forja Rúnica

Latin America Spanish (esMX)

Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Italian (itIT)

Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette. Funziona per tutte le professioni, inclusa Forgiarune.

Russian (ruRU)

Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.


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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 recently changed to use a GUI for 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 2.6.2
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-02-15 19:55:25 -0600


James D. Callahan III:
    - Finally got around to implementing ticket #996 after roughly three years and ten months.
    - Moved the "Display Exclusions" and "Skill" checkboxes.
    - Changed AddAllWaypoints to insert the recipe object into the WAYPOINT_ENTITIES table, rather than its spell id.
    - Made another reversion to DisplayAcquireData() - GnomeWorks expected the recipe to be a spell ID.
    - Added SpellID Recipe method.
    - Moved some things around.
    - Cleanups and clarifications.
    - Hrm - recipe.spell_id was inexplicably replaced with in a few places. This has been rectified, which also fixes ticket #1605
    - Replaced private.acquire_list with a table on the AcquireTypes themselves, supported by the AssignRecipe, GetRecipe, GetSortedRecipes, and RecipePairs methods.
    - Cleanup of Sort_Acquisition(), and changed it to use the actual AcquireTypes.
    - Cleaned up private.SortRecipeList() and added the sorted list as a return value.
    - Make sure the AcquireType isn't nil before attempting to get its ID.
    - AcquireType:Entities()=>AcquireType:EntityPairs()
    - I overzealously changed a parameter type for DisplayAcquireData, forgetting that it was used as an API for other AddOns (GnomeWorks). Whoops. Reverted.


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  • #2054

    [Balanced Trillium Ingot]

    It is not tell what to do for get it, it is all say 'World Drop' also told that, and they told, ti is a raid drop, and thay told what mobs that drop it. But could you make this addon usefull, please? And not just tel type of loot, but how to get it!

  • #2053

    Can't get this to download via curseclient? Any ideas?

  • #2052

    This seems to show no Alchemy recipes for Mists.

  • #2051

    I've been farming for an Inscription recipe (Astral Fixation) for a drop off the Ordon Candlekeepers for...  a very long time.  (months).  Ackis listed the drop as only from these mobs.   Last night, while getting the last of my balck prince rep from the Isle of Thunder, the recipe dropped off a mob in the Court of Bones.  

    Is there some way to submit a correction so that others know it's not necessary to bang your head against a wall for months on over-camped and over-farmed (rep giving) mobs?  Becasue the recipe is likely a world drop and not specific to the Candle Keepers?

  • #2050

    I am unable to ignore recipes with alt-click.


  • #2049

    Since the patch dropped I've been getting the following after zoning back to the farm - in this case after failing to get the love rocket *again*

    Date: 2014-02-19 21:16:22
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: AckisRecipeList
    Count: 1
    Message: Note: AddOn AckisRecipeList attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame1:ClearAllPoints()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: ClearAllPoints()
       ..\FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:157: FlowContainer_DoLayout()
       ..\FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:17: FlowContainer_ResumeUpdates()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:185: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
  • #2046

    Getting this error since the update

    <Stripped out spammy error output. -Torhal>

    Last edited by Torhal on 2/17/2014 6:50:34 AM
  • #2047

    If you updated ARL without exiting WoW, this is why. Otherwise, your error is impossible.

    New files were added to ARL; when WoW starts, it indexes all of the files on disk and does not recognize the addition of others while it is loaded.

  • #2045

    Are you ever planning on removing recipes that are no longer in game? It's a bit annoying.

  • #2048

    Recipes that have been completely removed are not in ARL. If there is a chance that someone is holding onto a recipe item that you can learn the recipe from, though, it is listed as Retired, which has a filter that you can un-check.


  • #2044

    Design: Jade Owl

    This is missing from the list for Jewelcrafting.  Level 600 design.

    Drops from Ancient Guo-Lai Cache.

  • #2043

    There is at least one, possibly more, glyphs missing from this addon. My scribe is unable to make Glyph of Enduring Deceit but it does not appear in Ackis Recipe List when I scan my profession. There may be more missing that I haven't yet identified.

  • #2042

    Please update Ackis with the recipes here that is unable to be found in the world anymore since cataclysm:

    Last edited by IcewolfDK on 2/3/2014 10:16:03 AM
  • #2041
    Alt List

    I have sent Blizz numerous complaints about the disabling of the alt list chat link.  Doesn't look like they are going to reverse their decision on this any time soon sadly.  I'm greatly disappointed they have taken this from us, as it has saved so much time and simplified things so much, when we did have that feature.

    Would it be possible for you to instead build the drop down list for our alts to actually open up their tradeskill window, instead of putting a link into chat?  BankItems and other addons have this ability with bags and banks, so I thought maybe it could be implemented in Ackis.  If so, I would love to see this done asap, and in fact, I think it would be even better than the chat link itself.

    Ackis has proven to be one of my favorite addons over the years.  Thanks for the awesome job you do on it.


    Edit:  If you can't build the drop down menu to automatically open the alt tradeskill window, could you build a drop down menu into the current character's tradeskill window, which would allow us to choose the character for that tradeskill we'd like to see?  This wouldn't help us to access tradeskills though, which the current character doesn't have but we want to see on other characters.  However, at least if you can't do the drop down menu directly in Ackis as I stated above before edit, at least this second option could help us with some rather than none?

    Last edited by Az_Critter on 2/1/2014 11:48:12 AM
  • #2040

    Technique: Glyph of Astral Fixation - According to wowhead at least this can drop off of many things most of them in raids but the scan shows ordon candle keeper.

    Technique: Glyph of Eternal Earth - Seems to be the same deal, except it lists a lot of regular mobs but the addon shows specifically southsea plunderer

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