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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 342,738 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 10,837,196 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,073 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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  • #1166
    That was fixed a while back on 7/23/2010 in an alpha.
  • #1155
    hi im a jc i have 545 out of 554/556 recipes the addon says theres only 554 recipes while wowhead says 556 wondering which 2 recipes are missing im currently farming the last 9 recipes that ackis says i need anyone know what 2 recipes are on wowhead and not on the ackis
  • #1145
    I have an issue where occasionally, without any accompanying error message, upon a couple hours or play or even at login..The button isn't clickable...It just sits there like it's naturally apart of the frame without me able to click it and open ARL... :/
  • #1180
    My wife and son have been having this problem for many months and I cannot figure out why it does it. On my notebook I have never seen this happen to me. I have deleted the ackis LUA file many times to try and correct it and it always starts back up after a couple logins.
  • #1133
    I have the latest version, but the add-on seems insistent about certain recipes that vendors no longer sell, e.g., engineering goggles at 440 skill level that have been removed from the game.
  • #1136
    Can you tell me which recipes specifically got removed?
  • #1130
    I have noticed that some recipes (although listed on the recipes tab) do not list on the location or aquisition tabs. for leatherworking (mount hyjal/black temple/serpentshrine cavern/the eye/ulduar and various drops in 5 man instances for some). Looking at engineering/jewelcrafting/alchemy and tailoring seems to also have some things missing on the aquisition and location tabs but they are showing in teh recipes tab.
  • #1131
    As always first check your filters.......but... could you be more specific...give me some recipes involved in this
  • #1141
    nevermind, re-installing the add-on/rebooting pc fixed it (not sure which). They are now showing in the locations and aquisition tabs.
  • #1122
    Just wanted to add a correction. I saw on the list that Glyph of Raise Dead is learned from Northrend Inscription Research, but I heard it is a minor glyph. So it should say learned by Minor Inscription Research, right?
  • #1124
  • #1116
    I just recently updated to the new 2.0... but the problem i've noticed is that some of the recipes don't seem to be in there. and the search function is extremely slow.
    For example, looking at inscription, i searched for glyph of felguard to see what level i learn can learn it at and how it's learned. as i type "fe", the game freezes for a second, then continues on to do put in "lg" but there are no results. I decided to look manually for it... and then realized that there are no glyphs at all in the scan. zero.
    I really don't know lua, but just checked a little bit... Seems to be in the code... Inscription.lua has,
    -- Glyph of Felguard -- 57263
    AddRecipe(57263, 385, 42459, Q.COMMON, V.WOTLK, 385, 390, 397, 405)
    self:AddRecipeFlags(57263, F.ALLIANCE, F.HORDE, F.DISC, F.WARLOCK, F.IBOE, F.RBOP, F.CASTER)
    self:AddRecipeAcquire(57263, A.CUSTOM, 15)
    along with other glyphs... but they just aren't showing up ingame. I'm not sure about other recipes
  • #1118
    Go to the general filters and turn on all of the classes.

    As for the search being "slow", the issue there is that it's using several different criteria - if one does not match, it tries another. If you'd had the class filters on you wouldn't see this behavior.
  • #1113
    Something broke in 2.0

    Just updated to 2.0 and the scan button does nothing! No popup window showing my recipes on any toon and I cannot get the list window to come up?
  • #1126
    I thought this was happening to me, then I realised the scan frame was behind the tradeskill frame - moved the frame and there it was! Using Advanced Trade Skill Window, which is possibly using a higher frame level than the default frame?
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