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  • World of Warcraft
  • 23,248 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 12,766,879 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2015
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,478 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
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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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  • #1535
    i noticed after specializing my engineer goby that the mod doesn't seem to add those recipe to the list, only way i managed to do so is by going into the option and to check under general config the specialties, that way i can see the goby stuff in the list but it also show the gnomish stuff witch i cant get at all. Is there a way the mod could be made to auto-detect the specialties instead of having to use an option that is mean to show un-trained specialties recipes.
  • #1532
    I'm not sure where to post this, as it really wouldn't be considered a bug, per se, but I've hit a dead end. I've spent the last week and a half farming the Runic Blacksmithing plans that are supposed to be on Alcaz Isle in Dustwallow Marsh. Someone in my guild has also been farming at times when I haven't been around. I'm talking thousands of naga, 20-30 loops of the isle per day on many days. I haven't had one of the recipes drop. The drop rate I'm seeing does not correspond at all to the drop rates that were reported pre-shattering, and the drop rates on Wowhead also concur that something is terribly wrong - either the drop rate was substantially nerfed, or the recipes are no longer dropping at all, and the wowhead post-shattering data are contaminated by people uploading pre-shattering data after the shattering (I've seen that with other recipes which are confirmed to no longer be in the game, like the Runic Plate Boots from the Scarlet Cavaliers). On average, the drop rates went from 1-1.5% to .15-.6% post-shattering.

    I did open a ticket with a GM and the GM told me they still drop. But the more I farm, the more I can't help but think that something just doesn't feel right. I don't think opening another ticket on my end would help. I guess if anything, I wanted to alert you guys that something might be wrong with the drop listed in the addon for these, and maybe you have some way other than GM ticket that can accurately identify whether these do in fact still drop.
  • #1538
    I was looking into this for a little while myself and I too opened a ticket. Only difference is that I was told by the GM that the Runic Plans (all 5 of them) have been removed from the game.

    Seems like ARL just needs to be updated to indicate this.
  • #1530
    for whatever reason, the newest versions of ARL are blocking the ability to SET FOCUS.
  • #1529
    Just wondering, when are vendor locations going to be updated within this addon? I just started using it and I think its great; its just that a good number of vendors were moved around with Cata, so their /loc's that are listed within the addon are off.
  • #1531
    A lot of them have been updated since, but there are many that need to be updated as well, if you want to file a ticket on the dev site with the list of Vendors/new locations that need their location adjusted, that would help.
  • #1528
    AckisRecipeList-2.2.6\Interface\List.lua:1373: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    AckisRecipeList-2.2.6\Interface\List.lua:271: in function

    Getting that error when trying to click on recipes under the Acquisition tab and Location tab. Recipe tab works fine
  • #1527
    I've been using ARL for a while now, however since at least some point during WOTLK, whenever i open a tradeskill up for the first time after logging into the game, ARL will lock up my PC for at least 10-15 seconds. If I try to do anything during this time, WoW will sometimes crash. I always figured this was because I have over 500 LWing recipes, but if so, this will just start to happen with everyone soon considering new recipes are being added all the time. If this is not the case, do you have any suggestions on how to go about fixing this issue?
  • #1521
    for some reason when scan recipes every one gots like fff1011ff#... for example befor the name making the list even more difficult to look at.... consider adding a text size option to the mod
  • #1524
    This was fixed in the latest version.
  • #1520
    scan button sometimes not working, not only last version, was as long i can remember
    /arl scan profession works ok, but its kinda annoying :)
  • #1523
    I have never been able to reproduce this, unfortunately.
  • #1533
    When the scan button is on the top I can't click it. If I move it to either of the bottom positions it starts working.
  • #1519
    "Spell 33285 is not in your local cache" refers to a recipe completely removed from the game... it has been fixed in an alpha..

    The color code thing was also fixed in an alpha and the toc was also bumped.

    Expect a release soon (tm) :)
  • #1518
    need to go to dev site above for a alpha version of this mod..
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