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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 87,924 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 10,900,877 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,131 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.8
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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 3.0.8
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-10-18 01:39:26 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Changed location for existing vendors from NAGRAND to NAGRAND_OUTLAND
    - Differentiate between the two versions of Nagrand: Display "Nagrand (Outland)" and "Nagrand (Draenor)"
    - Another search fix.
    - Whitespace.


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  • #2216

    Those enchants are learned through recipes (formulas) that are either dropped or bought from different NPCs, check wowhead for more detailed information.

  • #2215

    While I cannot help, I have the exact same issue with Enchanting.

  • #2212

    I am having the issue where I get a popup saying the addon isn't installed and/or loaded when I try to scan.  I have is installed and loaded.

  • #2213

    If you read the entirety of the popup, I believe you'll see that it's telling you that the AddOn for your specific profession isn't installed.

  • #2211

    Addon will not open on my main.  Works fine on my alts.  but if im on my main and hit SCAN button, nothing happens.  I tried doing a complete clean reinstall of the addon, didn't help.  A few others mentioned having this issue weeks ago is this going to be fixed?

  • #2231

    Addon still not working for my main. Alts it works fine for. 

  • #2210

    Hi, Torhal & others,
    I love the add-on & have been using it for years but there seems to be issues with the integrity of the recipe sourcing in some of the profession packs.
    I don't know where this rates as a priority in the grand scheme of things, but being able to correctly sort what recipes drop in what Raid, etc helps me with getting the ones I don't have (even if they are for items next to no-one will use).
    While I would never claim to be able to 'do better' ('cos I can't), is there a way to test the validity of the sorting results or do the recipes rely on outside coding for how they get sorted? One example I found was that one of the recipes was even listed in the wrong Expansion (no details immediately to hand) :(
    Along these lines, I remember mentioning somewhere (individual add-on pack comments seem to have disappeared, if that's where I mentioned it) about asking for World Drop/Raid Drop differentiation to be more tightly defined, but not even having the most basic semblance of where to start to put together code on this level, I'll remain silent as far as preaching to the converted is concerned.

    Please keep up the excellent work; I remain indebted for how much easier you make my profession completionism.
    Kind regards

    Last edited by jaghine on 10/30/2014 10:14:19 AM
  • #2208

    Hi, thanks for a nice addon for us collectors. I dont know why the addon was suddenly split into smaller database addons like dbm? RAM use or smt? I got 10 chars on my main realm, one of each class, 8 of em have 1 craft+matching gather profession. Even though they are my alts I try to keep my collection updated when it concerns recipes, plans etc on the different professions. An option I would like would be a button or something that, when you click it, shows all available patterns to you. It checks for reputation, faction etc - basicly listing the patterns you forgot to pick up. Right now I'm scrolling through tons of world drops patterns and then have to check every pattern with my repuation tab open to see if I can buy it or not.

  • #2202

    Hey, really love this addone, but its kinda annoying that you have to press CRTL + SHIFT Click every recipe you want to locate on the map.

    I think i remembered that before the prepatch we were able to put all recipes on the map with 1 click, but i ofc first got your addone right before the patch, and i did not get to collect all the recipes, its for my Cooking, Tailoring and Enchanting atm, so its a lot of clicking :D

  • #2201

    I have Weapon - Healing Power, however ARL says I don't have it. I've tried reinstalling the app but it still says I don't have it. Also several Tailoring patterns are showing up as not known but they are.

  • #2200


    I have strange problem with this addon. It works perfectly fine on all my alts but can't run it on my main. If it does matter, alts are below 90lvl. When I try to show up missing recipe list using "/arl scan" command only tradeskill window opens. When I press button "Scan" nothing happens.

    I have all list addons downloaded and I tried configuration where all other addons where turned off - I only had core ARL and Cooking list active. Still no luck. My main's name doesn't contain any special signs. Any ideas?

  • #2209

    you ever get an answer to this? I have same issue but with mulitple alts.

  • #2229

    Sadly no fix for this yet.  Sucks not being able to use this addon on my main. It's the only character I really need it on. 

  • #2221

    No answer here and no answer for ticket raised on wowace :/ And it's still not working.

  • #2198

    Why isn't there an option to download the list and all its addons at once? There's the pack, which allows installation via Curse Client, but I don't particularly want to use the Curse Client. I like downloading and installing manually.

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