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  • 23,935 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 12,766,663 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2015
  • Created 04/05/2008
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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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  • #448
    I think this was a translation error, try this version:
  • #435
    hey just to let you knowq Ackis, i love this addon! it majorly rocks! however i ran into the following error when clicking on the minus sign next to smelt titansteel in smelting (should be the last one on the list):

    Date: 2008-11-17 01:20:48
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\ARLFrame.lua line 2342:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    AckisRecipeList\ARLFrame.lua:2342: RecipeItem_OnClick()

    PS: tried re downloading/installing, and tried working with the latest alpha build of the ARL you had on the wowace site, still got same error :/
  • #434
    my error:

    Date: 2008-11-17 07:20:54
    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()
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    XPerlPartyPet, v
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    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
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  • #447
    Should be fixed in
  • #433
    Installed 1.089.1 clears the error but I lost the ability to filter faction. I am seeing Horde cooking recipes on my Alliance priest.
  • #444
    Really? Odd... Can you try:

    And make a ticket if it's still shows up?
  • #424

    Error: LibBabble-Faction-3.0: Translation "Explorer's League" not found.
    File: ...eList\libs\LibBabble-Zone-3.0\LibBabble-Zone-3.0.lua
    Line: 65
    Count: 1
    Error: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    AddOn: AckisRecipeList
    File: ARLFrame.lua
    Line: 4083
    Count: 1
    Error: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    AddOn: AckisRecipeList
    File: ARLFrame.lua
    Line: 2297
    Count: 1

    got these when i went to scan for missing ones
  • #432
    The first error is fixed, I'm not sure about the other two as I'm not getting them myself. Try the latest one from the wowace project page.
  • #423
    im getting the same error as XylanTrueheart with the "Explorer's league location"

    and btw Kalakala it could help the autor if you specify with recipes
  • #431
    Fixed already with beta 9.1, was a minor library issue.
  • #422
    ARL: 1.0B9
    Client: german

    Error / but report:
    Date: 2008-11-16 15:16:31
    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()

    Always treat others at least as well as you would like others to treat you. And remember, if others treat you badly and you respond by treating others badly too, then you are no better than they are. God will judge them by their deeds and not yours, and God will judge you by your deeds and not theirs.

  • #430
    Not able to reproduce this, can you use the latest version and try again? The latest version is available via the wowace project.
  • #421
    I've tested the new Version 1.0B9 with the german client and I get this bug report:

    Date: 2008-11-16 12:24:45
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 10
    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()

    The recipe-scan is broken. Nothing happens.
  • #429
    I haven't been able to reproduce this error myself. Try a full reinstall?
  • #420
    For some reason I am unable to bring up Blacksmithing recipes when clicking scan. I can get cooking, mining, first aid for example but Blacksmithing doesnt open. Am I doing something wrong here?

    I have Version Beta 9 1080
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