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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 326,276 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 10,814,708 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,053 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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  • #2186

    ARL isn't for use with the Auction House; the intent is to show which recipes you do or do not know, and tell/show you where to obtain them. Turning on the "Already Known" filter does nothing more than add recipes which you already know to the list. Without that turned on, ARL will show you a list of recipes you don't already know, so that you know where to get them.

  • #2184

    Just tried the latest version. Search is still very broken for engineering.

    I get an error and then WoW goes crazy and I have to close it down.

    Date: 2014-10-16 17:34:44
    ID: 20
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Panel.lua line 530:
       attempt to index field 'name' (a nil value)
       [C]: ?
       (tail call): ?

  • #2190

    Make sure you're running the 6.0.x version of the Engineering AddOn, not the 5.4.x version.

  • #2191

    Latest ARL version seems to have fixed the problem :)

  • #2180

    My problem is, i have the scan button, but when i press on it, it says the addon isnt installed or deaktivated.

    I only updated over the curse client.

  • #2181

    Do you actually have all the sub modules installed as well?  The links are in the readme above and you need all of them or the ones you want in your addons folder as well as the main module.

  • #2187

    The version on Curse Client does need individual profession modules. It has for several months now.

    When we updated to this method, there were several notifications about it.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2183

    Is this new with 6.0.2?

    I didnt change the download over the curse client and doesnt needed any additional modules.

    thx for replay

  • #2179


    Unless I'm missing something you forgot to update the ARL addon pack.

    I really would prefer these weren't split up, just my two cents.

  • #2182

    The addon pack pulls the current version of each individual addon.. And each has been updated for 6.0.2.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2177

    Tried to do a search on my engineer, but as soon as I entered something in the Search field, I got an error and my fps dropped to almost zero. ARL seemed to go into some kind of loop.

    Had no option but to log out or reload UI :(

    Date: 2014-10-15 15:37:02
    ID: 27
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Panel.lua line 527:
       attempt to index field 'name' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?

  • #2178

    Um, Torhal said "Oops."  Apparently he fixed it in Collectinator, but forgot Ackis Recipe List.

    Sorry about this.  It'll be fixed in the next 12 hours or so.  Thanks for the message.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2176

    I have updated, but it still says the addon is insecure and I cannot see the button to see what I'm missing...

  • #2172

    Ackis Recipe List causes a taing whenever you set focus using Unit Frame addons such as XPerl or Shadowed Unit frames

    3x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn 'AckisRecipeList' tried to call the protected function 'FocusUnit()'.
    !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586>
    [C]: in function `FocusUnit'
    FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1692: in function <FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1426>
    [C]: in function `func'
    FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:730: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>



  • #2173

    That message is actually wrong. This is a bug that's been present in WoW itself for going on six years now. For example:

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