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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 269,721 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 11,163,022 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/17/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,163 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.12
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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 3.0.12
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-12-17 17:53:27 -0600


James D. Callahan III:
    - Profession modules are now responsible for allocating entity item_list and recipe acquire_data tables.
    - Added a helper function to get rid of duplicate location-handling code.
    - Some variable name changes for clarification.
    - Updated call to AddRecipe to use the new method.
    - Refactored AcquireType:AddEntity() to take a module and an entity as parameters: It is now the caller's responsibility to generate the entity.
    - Re-added a mining/smelting check with a comment on why it's needed.
    - Reworked addon:AddRecipe() to use module and recipe tables passed in from the profession module AddOns.
    - Added GAME_VERSION_NAMES to constants table for module access.
    - professionModule.version => professionModule.Version
    - Added module version checking. Modules with a non-matching version will be inoperable.
    - Updated MODULE_ERROR_FORMAT to clarify that the error is a missing or disabled profession module.
    - Removed comments which explained what TRADE_SKILL_SHOW and TRADE_SKILL_CLOSE accomplish...
    - Remove check for MINING_PROFESSION_NAME since PROFESSION_MODULE_NAMES handles it implicitly.
    - Add Murg Stonecrack


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  • #2244

    So, finally I solved it.

    I still don´t know why it caused trouble, but know it works.

    What I did: Removed WoW completely, with throwing away all saved variables and all addons, everything (that hurts man).

    Then reinstall the game and every addon one by one. And look: everything is fine in the end!

    Now you see how much I care about ARL running properly :)

  • #2241

    The only thing I can think to do is delete your ARL SavedVariable. Perhaps it's being shown offscreen somehow.

  • #2239

    So, I still got that strange issue.

    I tried to figure it out, but I´m not able to. What I did is deactivate every other addon, and just kept ARL and ARL-Inscription active - same shit, different day. No Error, nothing.

    Maybe its an issue with the game itself? I dont want to reinstall WoW totally, but I don´t want to be without ARL as well.

    I dont know what to do...

    PS: I just realized, that its not only with Inscription, its the same with every other profession :(

  • #2232

    Indeed. In order to fix it I need to be able to replicate it. :/

  • #2226

    I have been looking for a reliable recipe finder add-on that will also show the locations on the map-minimap. I thought I found it in Ackis, but it is very buggy it seems. I am using an Alliance character with smelting and blacksmithing. My wife is using an Alliance character with skinning and leatherworking. When we filter the scan results it gives us all the Horde recipes even when we have the Horde not selected. Is there a way to have Ackis show only the faction that we belong to? It also seems as though the filtering does not filter properly in many other respects as well. This add-on was highly recommended on many sites and it seems odd that there would be so many problems with it, is it just user error or needing an update to the new WOW version? Thank you for your time.

  • #2225

    This is an excellent addon, and its helped me immensely in regards to obtaining recipes, especially with my Jewel Crafter.

    I have found just one problem with this addon, and I'm wondering if others are having similar issues, though its only minor.

    When ever I have quests that reqire the use of the side buttons shown next to the quest itself, I get this warning message:

    "Ackisrecipelist has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI.

    You can disable this addon and reload the UI"

    Though its ok if you use the item from your bag, you don't get any error doing it that way.

    Any help with the above would be most appreciated.

    Thanx in advance

  • #2224

    It's been some years since I've played WoW and I was thinking about getting back in to it so I'm messing around on one of those free til 40 accounts. That said, I'm trying to update all my addons, one of which was / is ARL. However... I recall a number of years back when I used ARL that I could do I think /arl to bring it up but now that doesn't seem to do anything so just how do I bring up ARL ?


    Last edited by CloudsBreak on 11/17/2014 6:17:24 PM
  • #2222

    Is this addon going to be updated ..... It shows up as out of date all the time with the new expantion. It is now close to the end of November.

    Please keep it going as it is a abrilliant addon


  • #2223

    You should check that you actually have the latest version, then - ARL has supported WoW 6.0.x since October 15th.

  • #2220

    I noticed for tailoring that the tophat and other blue recipes have disappeared from the uncollected list, even though I still don't have them, is that a bug?

  • #2217

    Ugh, I have to download each of these professions individually if I don't use the curse installer?

    Brutal. :(

  • #2218

    It's typically a one-time deal - the professions generally aren't updated simultaneously. So far, the only exception has been for the 6.0.x patch.

  • #2214

    Hope someone can advise me.

    I am 600 enchanting and trying to get the recipes I do not have (yes I am a sad completionist....sigh). When I scan (with retired recipes not ticked in filter), I get recipes which show as being trained by a trainer, and ARL gives me a list of trainers; but I cannot train as all tainers show me as maxed. For example,  Minor Agility (for Cloak) - level 80, Lesser Protection (for Shield) - level 115. I have deleted ARL from Saved Variables, and from addons, and reinstalled - no luck.

    Any constructive help would be appreciated.

  • #2219

    ARL-Enchanting is also reporting Trainers w/ no Vendor option as sources for some Formulae.

    (Edit 1)Example: Enchant Boots: Vitality is NOT available from Lucan Cordell in Stormwind City but Enchant Shield: Vitality IS - I suggest the whole of the sourcing database needs to be looked into & reconciled for accuracy, especially where the name of the 'recipe' has options like the example above.

    (Edit 2) Enchanting just needs a tweak to one section of Sourcing; there are 6 Formulae that are showing as 'Trainer' and are most defintitely Mob./World/Raid/Instance drops - they are as follows:

    Enchant Weapon: Major Intellect
    Enchant 2H Weapon: Major Agility
    Enchant Shield: Stamina
    Enchant Chest: Greater Stat's
    Enchant Bracers: Spellpower
    Enchant Boots: Vitality (as above example)

    However, as I only have 20 Formulae 'currently' available in-game unlearnt, there maybe others that fall into the above category.

    Last edited by jaghine on 11/6/2014 7:44:46 PM
  • #2216

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

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