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  • World of Warcraft
  • 132,378 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 12,669,389 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2015
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,447 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
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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.



Ressy <>
2015-10-31 18:06:49 -0400

Horde Review


    - Scanner's broken. Temporary fix by putting in localizations of all professions.
    - Add Filter line per Denny
    - Fix location of Therisa Sallow
    - Localizations
    - TABS MAN! Oh and a new Trainer
    - Update to Locations & Localization for new First Aid Trainer


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  • #2285

    From my observation, there are two reasons for this:

    1. A recipe can be obtained both from a vendor and from a mob drop. For example: Flask of Distilled Wisdom is dropped by Balnazzar in Stratholme and also sold by Fedryen Swiftspear in Zangarmarsh. In this case, turning off Mob Drop will still show the recipe, because it's obtainable via another means. The best I can do in this case is, when on the Acquisition tab, have the header for that acquire type not show at all.
    2. Raid, Instance, and PVP are additional flags - they aren't in themselves ways of acquiring a recipe. Setting a recipe as Mob Drop and also Instance, for example, would allow you to filter out all non-instance mob drops. That also means the inverse is not true. I admit, this is rather confusing and is something that existed before my tenure. I'll try to come up with ways to make these fit better, or even replace or remove them.
    Last edited by Torhal on 6/14/2015 2:56:02 AM
  • #2289

    It wouldn't make it use any more resources, really. It's just a matter of coming up with a way to do this that doesn't exhibit the confusion of the current methodology.

  • #2288

    I'm now starting to think I'm over complicating how the code works - in the Enchanting Recipes List, is only tagged as a MOB DROP (Kael'thas) but not INSTANCE (Magister's Terrace), yet both are valid.
    I know you have the three tabs for "Acquisition", "Location" & Recipes", but this is just an example of how confusion comes about.

    I can't say I would know if this really IS an issue (or 'just me'), but is 'fixing' this something that makes ARL &/or it's components more resource hungry?

    Thanks again.

    Last edited by jaghine on 6/14/2015 5:32:33 AM
  • #2279

    There's an issue with Alchemy (haven't checked others), specifically Draenic Intellect Potion - the materials icons are wrong. If you hover over the recipe name the tooltip correctly lists crystal vial and talador orchid, but the icons to the right show crescent oil and abyssal eel. Several of the other potions also have incorrect icons.

  • #2280

    I'm not sure what you're referring to. ARL knows nothing about ingredients, so it wouldn't affect an ingredient display whatsoever. This is all ARL shows about a recipe: 2015-06-08 18.21.16.png?dl=0

    It sounds to me like you're using a Tradeskill AddOn that replaces the TradeSkillFrame, and it has its information wrong.

  • #2281

    damn, you're right - I was looking at Altoholic. Sorry 8^). Guess I've just got too many addons ...

  • #2277

    I have been waiting since MoP for the option to scan alts trades to be restored.  I still can't do that.  Any plans to restore that ability in the future?

  • #2278

    The only way that functionality will be restored is if Blizzard un-breaks it; that's why it went away to begin with. They fundamentally changed the way profession links work, so they can no longer be stored easily or efficiently. This also affected several other AddOns, such as ProfessionsVault, which has two paragraphs of the top of its description dedicated to explaining what happened, and is still broken to this day.

  • #2292

    To:  jaghine

    Thanks!  Main alone in her guild, so not much use.  As for Altoholic, it does, but isn't the most accurate thing around.  Have loved Ackis for years!

    Last edited by Gwynydd on 6/15/2015 7:47:50 PM
  • #2290


    To:  Torhal

    Thanks!  Too bad about the Blizz thing.

    Last edited by Gwynydd on 6/15/2015 7:48:20 PM
  • #2283

    @Gwynedd - if the alt's in question are in the same Guild (they may not be) you can check in the Guild Roster Professions Tab, under the relevant Profession, to see if the recipe is known by any in the Guild & who can craft it.

    Apologies if this isn't what you meant; but (apologies to Torhal) Altoholic can advise you on whether an alt. knows &/or has the skill to learn a recipe, on looting/before buying - BoP aside, that is.

  • #2275

    Date: 2015-05-02 04:19:32
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\AcquireTypes.lua line 863:
       table index is nil
       AckisRecipeList\AcquireTypes.lua:863: AddEntity()
       ...ace\AddOns\AckisRecipeList_Tailoring\Discoveries.lua:24: AddDiscovery()
       ...ace\AddOns\AckisRecipeList_Tailoring\Discoveries.lua:27: InitializeDiscoveries()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:558: EnableAddon()
       [C]: ?
       [C]: ?
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       AckisRecipeList\Core.lua:718: InitializeProfession()
       AckisRecipeList\Core.lua:878: Scan()
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  • #2276

    In your AddOn list, I see:

      AckisRecipeList, v3.0.19
      AckisRecipeListTailoring, v6.0.2.2

    The latest version of the Tailoring module is, which means you're three full versions behind. After the version you are currently using, there were internal changes that make older versions of the profession AddOns incompatible.

  • #2274


  • #2273

    Would it be possible to add an option to open the ARL window with the tradeskill window automatically?

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