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  • World of Warcraft
  • 317,744 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 10,803,043 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 10,043 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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  • #459
    Yes, you can go that route by paying 50+ gold for horde only recipes from horde quests/vendors. However all i am saying is when set the search function to NOT Include horde stuff, some get removed and some dont (that used to pre expansion/last patch).
  • #466
    To be honest, I dont care much if the recipe is horde or not. What I care about is if I can get/use the recipe or not. How to obtain one is different info.
  • #467
    The concept is that if a recipe is obtained via an alliance quest/vendor then it is considered "alliance" only.

    You need to look at the other flags to see if you can get it (ie: boe, etc).

    If the data is wrong in the mod, it means the data is wrong on wowdb.
  • #452
    Northrend Alchemy Research missing from alchemy list
  • #453
    It's already been added in an alpha.
  • #450
    I'm getting this error when I try to scan blacksmithing:

    Date: 2008-11-18 23:42:19
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 8
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua line 1466:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1466: GetRecipeLocations()
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:636: addTradeAcquire()
    (tail call): ?
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1764: AckisRecipeList_Command()
    AckisRecipeList\ARLFrame.lua:1145: ToggleFrame()
  • #456
    exactly the same here :-(
  • #473
    That should be fixed now?
  • #449
    Ok, I started responding to everyone's comments but it's getting to be a mess.

    Try if you're having errors please.

    Also, when posting error messages, please do NOT post the list of addons that you're running, it makes things harder to read. It'd be a lot better if you looked at the tickets and posted there for me. :)

    Skill levels will still be wrong somewhat because of WoWDB. I made a patch for the Curse Client to get the data that I need into WoWDB, however I need the developer of it to review it and accept the changes. From there I need the developer of WoWDB to review what needs to be changed and accept those changes. Complex I know eh?
  • #451
    r1091 fixed the previous error but has some new one ;-)

    AckisRecipeList-Beta 10 1091\ARLFrame.lua:412: addon.ScanButton:SetFrameStrata(): Unknown frame strata: PARENT
    AckisRecipeList-Beta 10 1091\ARLFrame.lua:412: in function `CreateScanButton'
    AckisRecipeList-Beta 10 1091\AckisRecipeList.lua:309: in function
    (tail call): ?:
    : ?

    (tail call): ?:
    AceAddon-3.0-5:365: in function `EnableAddon'
    AceAddon-3.0-5:435: in function
    : in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:991: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:241: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:389: in function `UIParent_OnEvent':

    Plus some LibBabble errors from Zone and Faction (after WAU stopped I have everything embedded - any way to get around that?)

    Again, German client. It does seem to scan, though, so not sure what those errors actually do/prevent.
  • #443
    I get this error with the german client:

    Date: 2008-11-18 11:32:54
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua line 1170:
    attempt to index field 'filters' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1170: PopulateRepFilters()
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1770: AckisRecipeList_Command()
    AckisRecipeList\ARLFrame.lua:1145: ToggleFrame()
    Swatter, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AckisRecipeList, vBeta 9.2 1089
    AucAdvanced, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.1.3715.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.1.3715.2531
    AucScanData, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatClassic, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatSales, v5.1.3715.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.1.3715.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.1.3715.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.1.3715.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.1.3715.3583
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.1.3715.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.1.3715.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.1.3715.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.1.3715.3483
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.1.3715.3708
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.1.3715.2530
    AutoBag, v20100.1
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    Bartender4, v4.2.0-Beta
    ChatMOD, v131
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.130
    CowTip, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
    ElkBuffBars, v2.2.2-140
    EnhTooltip, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    Informant, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    MobInfo2, v3.71
    OmniCC, v2.0.7
    Quartz, v1.0
    QuartzPlayer, v1.0
    QuartzRange, v1.0
    QuartzSwing, v1.0
    QuestHelper, v0.67
    Stubby, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    XPerl, v3.0.1f
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v

    When i try to scan nothing happens. :(
  • #442
    I am seeing the wrong level for professions like (150) for the Gyro recipe in Engineering when it's like 165-170? I've had issues with this in Mining also for Bronze (15) when it's 75. =/ Thanks!
  • #440
    I get this error on login since version 1.0B9:

    Date: 2008-11-17 21:39:38
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\ARLConfig.lua line 822:
    bad argument #2 to 'format' (string expected, got boolean)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: format()
    AckisRecipeList\ARLConfig.lua:1160: SetupOptions()
    (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:340: InitializeAddon()
  • #441
    and this one on scan (btw. deDE client^^):

    Date: 2008-11-17 21:50:34
    ID: 10
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua line 1170:
    attempt to index field 'filters' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1170: PopulateRepFilters()
    AckisRecipeList\AckisRecipeList.lua:1770: AckisRecipeList_Command()
    AckisRecipeList\ARLFrame.lua:1145: ToggleFrame()
  • #439
    can you add the option to block out Horde or alliance vendors as needed.
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