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  • World of Warcraft
  • 337 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 503,406 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 10/27/2010
  • 610 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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Apply localization updates or fixes HERE

  • next96 (Korean)
  • Freydis88 (German)
  • alpha2009 (Chinese zhTW)
  • zhTW (Chinese zhTN)
  • D_Angel (Russian)
  • Valdesca (Spanish esES)
  • ChtiClem (French)
  • bacco82 (Portuguese)
  • <Fables> on US-Antonidas for lots of testing help and suggestions
  • Drkestshadow on US-Antonidas for various testing help and suggestions

r538 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:05:22 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 1 line
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r537 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:04:13 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 2 lines
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  • #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.
  • #30
    ProfessionsVault v3.2 includes:

    * General GUI stability improvements
    * Added Spanish (esES) translation (thanks to Valdesca)
    * Numerous database improvements for non-english clients (especially deDE)
    * Fix some spurious startup warnings under certain conditions

    Looking for a french translator!
  • #29
    ProfessionsVault v3.0 includes:

    * NEW FEATURE: Coloring of recipes at merchants
    * NEW FEATURE: Enhance tooltips for craftable items
    * NEW FEATURE: Profession scan prompt at appropriate times
    * NEW FEATURE: Recipe count indicators
    * BUGFIX: Tree GUI display bug
    * BUGFIX: Update pv_data for 4.0.3a
    * BUGFIX: Save button placement on some clients
    * BUGFIX: Fix handling of professions specialties (eg Elixer Master)
    * General GUI stability improvements
    * Added Russian (ruRU) translation (thanks to D_Angel)
    * Add /pv scan command
    * Add autotesting for pattern database (requires disembedded Ace3 installed)
    * Limit tooltip cache size to prevent unnecessary memory bloat

    Need translators to help with localization!
  • #27
    The one thing that made ProfessionsBook very unique was the ability to search by reagent and see what was craftable... any plans to implement this functionality? It's the one thing that's preventing me from switching over.
  • #28
    The search box in the Blizzard TradeSkill UI is smart enough to search by reagent (ie type in a reagent name and you get the matching patterns), and since ProfessionsVault utilizes the Blizzard TradeSkill UI that functionality is still present. So for example if you want to see everything craftable using "cobalt bolts", just open All Recipes / Engineering and type in "cobalt bolts".

    ProfessionsBook supports searching for reagents across professions, but indexing all that information makes ProfessionsBook a memory hog and very inefficient. Consequently, ProfessionsVault will never include that feature since performance is a major design goal of this addon. I recommend using wowhead for global reagent searches - it's much faster and more accurate.
  • #25
    ProfessionsVault v2.0 includes:
    * NEW FEATURE: Enchance recipe tooltips and trade spell tooltips with learnability info from PV data
    * NEW FEATURE: Color recipes in the Auction House display based on learnability
    * NEW FEATURE: Save any tradeskill from any toon in your PV data ("Save" button)
    * NEW FEATURE: PV automatically includes links for tradeskills containing ALL recipes
    * Add context menus to the PV display
    * Optimizations to reduce memory consumption
    * More robust pattern recognition for non-english clients
    * User-controllable alt status
    * Chinese zhTW translation (thanks to alpha2009!)
  • #23
    I deleted a toon off my Account how do i get the addon to stop showing this toon.
  • #24
    Right-click the toon name in the PV window and hit delete
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