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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 169,232 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 11,708,579 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/02/2015
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,258 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.17
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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 3.0.17
Ressy <>
2015-03-02 09:33:37 -0500

Remove compatibility for outdated addons, fix font issues


James D. Callahan III:
    - Whitespace correction.
    - Don't allow word-wrapping on list labels. Fixes ticket #1675
    - Localizations
James D. Callahan III:
    - Removed scan button support for MrTrader - hasn't been updated since November 18th, 2012.


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  • #2250

    You should be installing them in Interface\AddOns if you aren't; don't put them in the main ARL folder.

  • #2252

    Try downloading the modules again. There was an issue where Curse was listing older versions of some of them, which would cause a popup saying they were the wrong version.

  • #2251

    I did of course, they sit next to the main addon in the appropriate Interface/AddOns folder, but Ackis still refuses to recognize some plugins as being there, while perfectly noticing other ones and working flawlessly.

    Not sure what possibly might cause that but here goes, it's a pity because I cae to rely so heavily on it to keep my tradeskills under check

  • #2247

    I manually downloaded all the latest files on the 18th December, the day after everything was updated. Just found out today that the Smelting module I downloaded is "incompatible" because it is version 0 and I should have version 1. Did a quick double-check and sure enough the file that Curse links to for manual download is v6.0.2.1 instead of v6.0.3.1. So I then checked every ARL addon and found the same problem with the Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, Smelting and Tailoring addons, in that a manual download results in getting an older version instead of the latest version!

    So figured I'd post an FYI for the ARL team so that someone can correct the file downloads for the Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, Smelting and Tailoring addons, and anyone else who has done a manual download since the 17th December can check to see if they have the correct versions of those 4 profession addons.

  • #2248

    Thanks for that: apparently there was a synchronization issue from WoWAce. I've alerted the proper folks who can fix it, so it should be corrected soon.

  • #2243

    I finally figured out why the new Draenor recipes aren't showing.  They're listed with a skill level of 1 and are at the bottom of the list. Intended?

  • #2238


    i just installed this addon along with the inscription module

    for some reason the inscription module doesn't auto load even though it's selected (it's showing load on demand) and I have to do it manually, anyone know why?


  • #2236

    I've used this addon forever...but with the new expac whenever I try to scan it says Ackis recepie list is either disabled or not installed. It is neither...and I'm running version 3.0.8, so I'm not sure what to do. :-(

    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still have the same issue.

  • #2237

    About five months ago, the profession code was split off into separate AddOns. That error message is telling you, if you read it in its entirety, that you are missing the plugin AddOn for that specific profession.

    To get a specific plugin, see the links in the description above.

  • #2242

    When read in it's entirety it says nothing about plug ins it literally says nothing past "the addon is not installed or is disabled". But thank you for the information, I'll download those asap.

  • #2235

    I love the addon, for a collector like me it makes getting every last recipie that much easier. However I have found that in at least Inscritption there are a number of missing glyphs. I would love a feature to scan what i have and see if there are any that ackis doesn't know and be able to submit something to improve the addon. Keep up the great work.

  • #2233

    I love this addon, it's immensely helpfull in locating unknown recipes and for planning my rep grinds on all my characters.

    There is one small issue though, there is missing recipes. I'm unsure yet how many but I know of at least 2 enchant recipes missing from the scan listings.  The rep recipes for August Celestials only list one recipe, but there are 3. Which leads me to believe there may also be other recipes from other proffs missing as well. I haven't yet researched what is/isn't missing yet, and as I don't have WoD yet I can't comment on those recipes.

    Outside of that, I absolutely love this addon.

  • #2227


    First, thank you for this great Addon, I can´t imagine to play WoW without it.

    And thats the reason why I´m here now, because its not working for some reason.

    I use it for Inscription (with the main char), and when i use the "scan" Button, there just NOTHING happens.

    I cant scan, theres no error message - just nothing.

    Im pretty sure I got the latest Versions of the core and the single addons. Any suggestions why its not working?

    Cause it seems to work fine for most of the people around ;)


  • #2230

    Myself and some others have the same issue. Someone opened a ticket on wowace for this issue and it has yet to be resolved. Probably because it is so few of us with this problem. 

  • #2246

    I did!

    But it did not work, so that was the last thing I could do :)

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