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  • Updated 03/02/2014
  • Created 09/04/2008
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.2.15
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About TradeSkillInfo


What it does

TradeSkillInfo is an add-on that gives you all the information that you need about tradeskills, including the ones that your character cannot craft.

It can add the following information to the tooltip of an item:

  • What tradeskills it is used in, and how many different recipes for that tradeskill it is used in.
  • Which of your characters can use the item.
  • Where the item comes from: bought from a vendor, dropped, disenchanted or crafted.

It can add the following information to the tooltip for recipes and crafted items:

  • If any of your characters knows the recipe.
  • If any of your characters are able to learn the recipe.
  • If any of your characters will be able to learn the recipe in the future.
  • Where the recipe comes from: bought from a vendor, quest reward, dropped or crafted.

In the tradeskill craft window it will show:

  • The cost of the combine (auctioneer or vendor prices), how much the result sells for to a vendor and the profit/loss.
  • At what skill levels the recipe will change to a different difficulty level.
    For example, "40/60/80/120" means the recipe is learnable at skill level 40, will turn yellow at 60, green at 80 and grey at 120.

TradeSkillInfo also has it's own Browser module which is installed as a separate load-on-demand add-on. It is opened by typing "/tsi" or by binding a key in the keybindings interface.

  • QuickSearch an item in the inventory will open the Browser and show all recipes that use that item.
    QuickSearch key-mouse combination is configurable. The default is control rightclick.

  • Right-clicking a reagent icon in the Browser while visiting an auction house will perform a search for that reagent.

  • Shift-clicking on the recipe name in the list will paste the recipe link into an open chat editbox.

In the Browser you can browse all tradeskill recipes in the game.

  • Freetext search on recipe name and reagent names.
  • Expand or collapse which tradeskills to show.
  • Filter which recipes to show:
    • If your current character knows the recipe.
    • If your current character can learn the recipe now.
    • If your current character will be able to learn the recipe later.
    • If one of your other characters knows the recipe.
    • If one of your other characters can learn the recipe now.
    • If one of your other characters will be able to learn the recipe later.
    • If it is not known by any of your characters.

Recipe names are colour coded in the Browser.

  • White: Current character knows the recipe.
  • Light Green: Current character can learn the recipe now.
  • Yellow: Current character will be able to learn the recipe later.
  • Grey: One of your other characters knows the recipe.
  • Dark Green: One of your other characters can learn the recipe now.
  • Orange: One of your other characters will be able to learn the recipe later.
  • Red: Not known by any of your characters.

For items not yet cached by your WoW client, the icon will be a red question mark and clicking on it will try and to request item data from the server.

What it does not do

TradeSkillInfo is purely an informational tool and will not assist you in crafting items.


A graphical configuration window can be opened by typing "/tsi config", right-clicking on the provided "data broker" object or by binding a key in the keybindings interface.

Almost everything can be turned on or off according to your needs and preferences.

Known issues

  • Some Blacksmithing and Tailoring recipes added in with Patch 5.2 have not yet been added to the database.
  • A couple of Jewelcrafting and Inscription recipes may appear more than once in the Browser module. This is due to how Blizzard recycles crafting "spells".
  • Enchanting scroll data is incomplete.


This add-on was written in English but has been translated into other languages. It should work for everyone but I cannot guarantee completeness or accuracy of the provided translations.

If you would like to update the translations then feel free to upload a patch to a support ticket on WoWace, or if you have the know-how then you can commit the changes directly to the repository.


This project, like 99% of all add-ons hosted on WoWace, is open for free access to anyone who cares to join. The source code is open and free, and you are more than welcome to participate in the ongoing development of this project.


If you have any comments, bug reports or feature requests, please leave a comment here or open a support ticket.

About the Author

This add-on is being lovingly maintained by Ethan Centaurai, who usually plays as Ulbrecht on Ghostlands-EU.


TradeSkillInfo has been written and maintained by several authors over the years including Dys, wmrojer, and evenue.

r643 | ethancentaurai | 2014-03-02 21:00:26 +0000 (Sun, 02 Mar 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v2.2.15 (from /trunk:642)

Created tag v2.2.15
r642 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-20 00:00:13 +0000 (Thu, 20 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /trunk/Data/Data.lua

Upload empty dummy file in preparation for upcoming database changes.
r641 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-19 23:53:59 +0000 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Minor hooking code cleanups.
r640 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-19 02:11:35 +0000 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

No longer looks for TradeSkillHD during ADDON_LOADED events.
r639 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-19 01:42:50 +0000 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Removed TradeSkillHD hook as it is no longer needed.
r637 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-08 00:07:26 +0000 (Sat, 08 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Partial revert of the changes in r635.
r636 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-07 23:41:51 +0000 (Fri, 07 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/

Poke the README.
r635 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-07 22:57:14 +0000 (Fri, 07 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Small cleanups.
r634 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-06 19:39:25 +0000 (Thu, 06 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

QuickSearch: Off by default, and change the default button combo to control+rightclick.
I need to re-write this thing so badly...
r633 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-06 18:34:28 +0000 (Thu, 06 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Removed the :PrintWhereUsed() method because broken.
r632 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-06 18:25:30 +0000 (Thu, 06 Feb 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Components.lua

Add Spirit of War to components list.
r631 | ethancentaurai | 2014-02-06 18:03:00 +0000 (Thu, 06 Feb 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Engineering.lua

Fixed recipe data for Fused Wiring, Khorium Power Core, Ghost-Iron Bolts, High-Explosive Gunpowder.
Added missing data for Pierre.


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  • #390

    Can't seem to find, how to filter out recipes, that were never implemented on live. Particulatly Blacksmithing polluted by these things to complete unreadability.

  • #393

    Let me know what they are when you see them and I'll remove or fix them.

    I don't have any high-level Blacksmith characters at the moment.

  • #397

    Is it easier to enable the user to remove recipes they don't want to see? That sounds always great to have, then in the future you may look into all those recipes that were never included and remove them by default too, but for now giving the user that option sounds great!

  • #389

    A pair last versions have new structure -  folder TradeSkillInfoUI now exist inside folder TradeSkillInfo - not both like early and now when i push bind key in WoW for acccess to interactive menu in chat appears text - not find





    TradeSkillInfo > TradeSkillInfoUI.

    Is it mean i must replace it manually each time like it was some time ago? Or may be now new way for call of menu. Plz explain how i can see window :(

    Last edited by Freezstyl on 11/27/2012 6:39:48 AM
  • #394

    It was a typo in my packaging script. Sorry about that!

  • #388

    Thanks for updating this addon, I know it's a ton of work.

    Nothing does what TradeSkillInfo does.  Each time it looks abandoned, I search in vain for a replacement.   I am addicted to pulling up full crafting details of each drop.

  • #387

    Thanks for the update, been using for years myself

  • #386

    Battle pet cages in your inventory loose its tooltip once this addon is installed ..... Great addon tho been uesing it for years



  • #385

    Thank you so much for updating this!  I love how it shows you the levels at which skills go from orange to yellow to green - nothing else I've been able to find does that. 

  • #381

    I installed the latest update for TradeskillInfo, v2.2.2, and immediately on logging in I see hundreds of errors and almost none of my AddOns work at all.

    I disabled TradeskillInfo and everything else works.

    Before installing the update to v2.2.2, v2.2.1 was working fine.

     Thank you.

    Last edited by JaimSandar on 9/17/2012 12:58:11 PM
  • #382

    Please attach an error log next time, it took me a while to realise what the problem was.

    It should all be working fine in v2.2.3. Let me know if it doesn't.

  • #383

    Out of the hundreds to choose from, I wasn't sure which you would want. In hindsight, I suppose anything would have helped. Sorry about that.

    It looks much better now. Thank you!

  • #376

    OMG ... TSI is back ... whoever made the last update ... DUDE .. I LUV U !!!

  • #380

    That would be me and viruscamp. You're welcome! ^_^

  • #374
    TradeskillInfo for mop-5.0.4

    - update toc for mop 5.0.4
    - fix bug by adding "local _"
    - add mop 5.0.4 recipes

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