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  • World of Warcraft
  • 549 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 499,082 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 10/27/2010
  • 614 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 7.1.9
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About ProfessionsVault

Simple and light-weight tracking of profession links and recipes for all your alts and friends. Tooltip enhancements and AH/merchant coloring for professions-related recipes and items - ideal for recipe collecting, profession leveling, and any serious crafting.


Blizzard has made a major change to the operation of tradeskill hyperlinks in patch 5.4.0, whose implementation seriously affects their usability and fundamentally breaks addons such as ProfessionsVault that rely upon them. Read more details here, and please help complain on the Blizzard Bug Report Forums. A recent tweet from Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok hints there may be a fix forthcoming in a future client patch, however it STILL remains broken after two client patches (5.4.2).

The current release of ProfessionsVault is a "cripped" version that omits the features which rely upon working TradeSkill links (annotated below). There is still no way to open the trade skill links for characters that are offline or you are not directly interacting with. This limitation is imposed by Blizzard's broken hyperlink implementation, as described above. Other features are fully functional, notably including recipe coloring and AH scanning. It notably also allows you to open the tradeskill windows of any same-guild toon in your database (it uses the guild roster to bypass the broken hyperlinks).


Profession list features

  • ProfessionsVault automatically records and saves the profession links of all your alts
  • Easily allows saving any professions linked from friends or guildies into your database
  • <Broken in 5.4> Provides one-click access to the Trade Skill UI of any toon's profession.
  • Supports easily posting links of your toon's professions to any chat
  • Data is shared between all your toons on the realm, including cross-faction
  • <Broken in 5.4> Comes pre-loaded with links to fully-stocked professions

Tooltip/Recipe features

  • Enhances recipe tooltips with info about which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Auction House display to indicate which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Merchant (vendor) window display to indicate which characters can learn them.
  • Automated scan allows your bank character to scan the AH for recipes learnable by any alt.
  • Customizable recipe coloring and character name coloring

Misc features

  • Includes an LDB broker with easy access to your professions, supports Fubar or Titan Panel, or can be used stand-alone
  • Based on the Ace3 Addon Framework
  • Enables the "link" button on all profession windows (default UI just has it for your own)
  • Integrates nicely with other profession-related addons such as Ackis Recipe List, Skillet, Advanced Trade Skill Window and Gnomeworks


  • Open the PV window using the minimap icon, LDB launcher or by typing "/pv show" on the command line.
  • PV window shows all the saved professions for your character, any alts on the same account running PV, and any profession links you've saved.
  • <Broken in 5.4> PV window also includes links to fully-stocked professions (ie containing every recipe)
  • Data update happens automatically whenever you open a trade skill window, or you can update them all at any time using the "Scan my Professions" button. PV will automatically update when you learn a recipe or skill up.
  • Config button can be used to configure tooltip/coloring integration.
  • To save any profession link into PV (eg whispered from a friend or in trade), just open the link and press the new "Save" button that appears at the bottom of the Trade Skill UI. The same technique can be used to merge profession data from a second account (dual-boxing).

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r538 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:05:22 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
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Tagging as 7.1.9
r537 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:04:13 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/PV_Data.lua

bump db version to 5.4.8



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  • #44
    Whitch Addon is ist that lists the memory which is used by addons ?

    Your addon looks really nice ! Will test it today !

  • #45
    The image is from Broker_CPU, an excellent tool for performance profiling your addons (and correctly assigning blame to the hogs lol):
  • #42
    Please submit any bug reports or feature requests at
  • #41

    I found an interesting conflict with ProfessionsVault and a mod called TipTac. TipTac can add Health/Mana bars to the bottom of tooltips. With PfrofessionsVault 3.5 those base get forced up. I am not sure if there is anything that can be done but I thought you should know.
  • #43
    I use TipTac as part of my regular addons and have never seen a conflict like the one you describe. Most likely its a conflict with a different addon, but if you still think its PV please submit a detailed bug report at wowace with your list of addons.
  • #40
    For recipes that the current toon can learn...could you remove the coloring, as in leave it white like the game default?

    How about a check for Engineer Specialization? ie the Gnomish Alarm-o-Bot or Goblin Jumper Cables XL recipes which each require a specific branch of Engineering.

    Lastly, but the most difficult, a reputation check for faction recipes? and color them yellow if not high enough faction yet.

    Thanks so much for this addon ! I've been dieing looking for a replacement of RecipeBook (which I have used for years).
  • #38
    ProfessionsVault v3.6 includes:
    * NEW OPTION: Prompt to perform an update scan when a new recipe is learned
    * NEW FEATURE: Enable save button for tradeskill UIs opened from guild professions window
    * BUG FIX: Save button occasionally missing
    * Numerous database improvements for non-english clients (especially esES, frFR, koKR)

    If you like this addon, PLEASE VOTE FOR IT! Click the 5 stars in the top-left corner labeled "Your Rating". Thanks!!!

    Looking for a french translator!
  • #36
    Question - does this also scan any recipes placed in your character bags and bank vault too?
  • #39
    Mousing over a recipe or trade spell anywhere in game will present a tooltip showing which characters know it or can learn it.

    PV does not save bag/bank contents, since that could imply significant additional memory overhead. I'm looking into an option to color recipes in bags/bank for next version.
  • #35
    Can we disable the prompt or at least make it so that if PV thinks that a scan is required, that it does so the next time PV is opened automatically?
  • #37
    v3.6 adds an option to disable the prompt for rescan on recipe learn.

    Unfortunately restrictions in the Blizzard API make it impossible to perform a scan without a user click, which is why the prompt is there in the first place (ticket 23). But users who prefer not to be prompted can now disable that feature and simply have the data updated lazily the next time they open that profession window or manually click the scan button.
  • #32
    Just added this to my game and I love it! One suggestion-make the minimap button movable (unless I'm missing an option). Thanks for this!
  • #33
    It should already be movable on the default minimap using the left mouse button. The minimap icon is provided by LibDBIcon, so if it's not working you may have an old or broken version of that library installed (try using the version embedded with PV). If you're using a minimap replacement addon you may need to consult that addon.
  • #31
    How do I save a profession link from my firends into PV? I opened a link from chat but that toon isn't there. Yes, I do have config set to show others characters.
  • #34
    If you open a tradeskill UI linked to you from any other character, you should see a new "Save" button appear in the bottom-left corner. Press that button to save the currently displayed profession into your PV. Also, make sure to use PV v3.5 or later as it contains some fixes relevant to that button.
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