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  • World of Warcraft
  • 346 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 503,434 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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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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  • #141

    I like this addon, it's been great for me ever since RecipeBook stopped working.  One suggestion: Instead of reporting no link for mining, how bout you just list the link for smelting instead?  Mining is a gathering profession, like herbalism, and isn't intended to have a link; I wouldn't expect them to "fix" it any time soon.

  • #142

    Alas if it were that simple :)  There is still no way to make a link to mining OR smelting.

  • #140

    anyway to highlight recipes in this bag add-on


    It work's with bagnon.. just want to know if there a way for this one ?


  • #143

    Looks like Adirelle already added the necessary support to AdiBags on his side. Latest version of AdiBags (v1.4.6) interfaces with PV for recipe coloring.

  • #137

    Anyone know the command to move the minimap button, I cant seem to find it in the configs


  • #138

    Just use the left mouse button to drag the icon around. If that doesn't work it may be a problem with whatever minimap addon you're using (PV just uses the standard LibDBIcon for the minimap).

  • #136
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  • #139

    I cannot replicate this problem - can you please screen shot the error and what you clicked to make it happen and submit a bug report here:

  • #134
    Download fails
  • #135
    Works fine for me, probably a transient server issue - please try again.
  • #132
    Excellent addon! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for making a recipe collector's life so much easier.
  • #131
    I am looking for a replacement to the TradeSkillInfo mod.
    The biggest thing I am looking for is something that will tell me what resources are used in what recipes like TSI did. Like in TSI you could shift click a fish in your bags and it would open a window with a list of what recipes use it. Can this mod do that?
  • #133
    This is the functionality I miss if I turn off TradeSkillInfo. I want to be able to alt-click (my setting - other combo ok too) an item or link and find the profession and mats to make it or on mats and find all the recipes that use it.

    I hope that it will be updated with the newest information (molten front recipes - chaos orb stuff?). If not, does anyone know of another mod that provides this utility? For now, I have this and TSI so I can look up things in PV that I know should be there but don't show up in TSI.
  • #129
    Haven't tried this addon yet, but from reading the features, and looking at screenshots it seems you can also save profession links from strangers.

    Would you consider adding a functionality where it would auto-save any profession links anywhere?

    This would allow for more easily finding a crafter if you don't have access to one, or don't have a guildy with the profession.

    Oh, and gotta say, great work :)
  • #130
    I'm considering adding an optional feature like that, although I'm concerned about the database growing without bound. Would probably need to incorporate some kind of an aging mechanism that would remove old auto-added links after a certain amount of time.
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