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  • World of Warcraft
  • 47,708 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 10,487,405 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/05/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 9,985 Favorites
  • Project Site
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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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  • #2152

    There bug with obtaining Detchchill cloak\Wispcloack recipes becouse of general bug with obtaining meta-achievement, here post with blueposter's answer that confirm it somehow -

  • #2150

    Please include all addons in a standard zip-file.

    I'm not using Curse client and I'm sorry, but it absolutely sucks, that we now have to download 11 different addons to get the functionality we had before.

    The way this previously great addon is structured now is just awful :(

  • #2149

    It should make it more easy now to update each module now I like it the way it is now... it is not a problem to download and install all modules and tell game to load them all

  • #2148

    Having all the professions as separate addons is a questionable decision, IMO. Why not make each profession a submodule that could be unchecked (and therefore not loaded) like Altoholic and Carbonite? Those addons are still a single download with modular functionality.

  • #2147

    Not thrilled with Curse add-on pack, simply because the only two times I installed the curse program (hey, I gave it a second chance), it destroyed my World of Warcraft code and I had to REINSTALL it TWICE!!!  (Do you have any idea how long it takes to reload the entire World of Warcraft software???  You don't want to know.)  I will, however, happily download the professions separately to enjoy the Ackis add-on.  Clearly it's worth it to me. :)

  • #2146

    Get an error - can you please help me? Thanks!

    Date: 2014-07-30 14:49:44
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\RecipeRadar\SkillDB.lua line 162:
       attempt to call global 'GetTradeSkillSubClassFilter' (a nil value)
       RecipeRadar\SkillDB.lua:162: RecipeRadar_SkillDB_ResetTradeSkillFilters()
       RecipeRadar\SkillDB.lua:107: RecipeRadar_SkillDB_Refresh()
       RecipeRadar\RecipeRadar.lua:74: RecipeRadar_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
       [C]: UseAction()
       ..\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:348: handler()
    old = <table> {
     slot = 0
    (for index) = 0
    (for limit) = 2
    (for step) = 1
    i = 0
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 0
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call global 'GetTradeSkillSubClassFilter' (a nil value)"

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      HealBotTips, v5.4.8.1
      HealersHaveToDie, v2.3
      Informant, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
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  • #2151

    I'm afraid that your error is being caused by Recipe Radar and not ARL. You may want to check here to see if there have been others with the same issue. It could also be a compatibility issue between RR and ARL since they roughly do the same things, except ARL was last updated 7 hours ago (as of this post) and RR was last updated 3 years ago.

  • #2145

    I would like a straight-up, simple, bundled version of the whole addon suite that doesn't rely on any optional Curse software/services in order to download/install; able to be installed manually but simply — with just one download required.

    The Ackis List Recipe Addon Pack (Curse-based bundle of ARL + profession modules) is not going to work for people who don't use Curse Premium or Curse "client" (downloader helper / auto-installer).

    Blizzard seems leary of addon installer applications for security reasons.

    For people who don't use eithe of these Curse options, could you please create a Curse project which includes ARL plus all professions.

    While I salute supporting users with only a couple of characters who only use a couple professions who care more about saving a tiny bit of memory/disk space than the ease of keeping the addon easily/coherently up to date, I figure they are in the minority.

    I think most users will eventually find themselves just wanting the whole ball of wax in one big, zipped up download (core+suites) they can unzip, and drag the subdirs into the WoW Addons directory of their hard drive.

    This seems to be what most addon suites already do [with DBM being an obvious and painful exception to the rule that proves my point pretty well].

    Perhaps you could call the project "ARLsuite" and generate the combinzed zip file as part of the ARL automated build process.

    It seems something like this is the practice for other WoW addons suites such as Auctioneer Suite, etc.  DBM seems to ownly offer itself in separate modules still, and that's a real pain.

    Having to open the web pages for 11 other projects in order to get support for the professions that made me want to use/love ARL in the first place seems to be a pain.  As matter stand now, I will have to track twelve addon projects in Curse, interspersed with all the rest I track.  That's just too painful.

    If I accidentally update a profession without updating the core, or I update the core and miss one of the 11 professions, WoW might become unstable and it might not be obvious to me why — given the dynamic nature of Lau exceptions and WoW error-detection.

    An error in one addon, which can be triggered by a fault as tiny as having a component of it out of date and not just programming errors, can cause slow motion, invisible domino effect as a chain-of-events is set in motion that internally causes one addon after another to affect each other.

    The root causes are often not clear at all to a user.  Seems like the sort of thing one wants to make the least likely as possible not more likely to occur.

  • #2144

    The link to Mr Trader in the online documentation here on this page for ARL is wrong or out of date, bringing up an HTTP 404 error page from Curse addon.

  • #2143

    Link in the documentation above to

    is broken.  Curse throws up a fancy HTTP 404 (URI not found) error message page when you click the link.

    I suspect this happens because the original ATSW addon is obsolete, having been replace a year or so ago with ATSW 2 which was a heavy rewrite of the original addon.

    In addition to the link needing to be fixed in the online, I am also curious of the addon will work with ATSW 2. Because I really like ARL and I am interseted in trying out ATSW 2 if they are [still] compantible/friendly with each other.

    The URL to

    also causes Curse to throw up an HTTP 404 error message page.

  • #2142

    While I understand the concern for higher file sizes and stuff, for a player that does every tradeskill in game this is a bit of an inconvience.  The mod is great but this recent split up isnt very kind of a change.

    Reverted back to 2.6.5 just for ease of use.

  • #2141

    I noticed that the recent update doesn't differentiate the level 475 ring enchants and the level 550 ring enchants.  When you learn the 550 ring enchants, it overwrites the level 475 ones.  As of now, the level 475 ring enchants remain on the list of unlearned enchants.  Wonderful addon, by the way.  Thank you.  =D

  • #2137

    Hello virgin poster here, I logged into wow to find my ackis was still broken, I went to curse client update to the ver303, restarted wow to find it still broken I then found the link to all the sub proffessions did that, Still not workin. So I decided to find an alternate recipe addon, I found Look! New Recipe and RecipeKnown intalled those with ackis still loaded went back into wow and BAM! it was working...Ahem..P.S. I also installed Grail as one of my addons required it, I dont think that had anything to do with it. But then I AM NOT a coder..

    Last edited by Mongoose214 on 7/12/2014 3:16:23 AM
  • #2138

    Those two AddOns have nothing to do with ARL. What likely happened was that you installed the ARL Profession AddOns while you were still in WoW, which does not load them. Coming back into the game loaded them, and now you're good to go.

  • #2136

    This has me totally confused I d/l the core pack but still nothing is working...

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