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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 603,289 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/20/2014
  • Created 09/04/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.2.17
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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.

r677 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-21 00:46:35 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v2.2.17 (from /trunk:676)

Tagging as v2.2.17
r676 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-21 00:38:06 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfoUI/TradeskillInfoUI.lua

Tweaked debug output.
r675 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-21 00:31:49 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Blacksmithing.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Enchanting.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Engineering.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Inscription.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Leatherworking.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Tailoring.lua

Removed more deprecated recipes from the database.
r674 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-21 00:00:51 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfoUI/TradeskillInfoUI.lua

Browser UI: Print an error instead of permanently locking up the frame.
r673 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 23:54:46 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Blacksmithing.lua

Blacksmithing: Removed Socket Bracers and Socket Gloves recipes.
r672 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 23:19:29 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfoOptions.lua

This typo fix didn't get sent to the repository somehow.
r671 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 22:55:42 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Blacksmithing.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Enchanting.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Inscription.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Jewelcrafting.lua
   M /trunk/Data/Professions/Leatherworking.lua

Applied reesonline's profession data patch. Thank you! Closes ticket 92.
r670 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 22:48:14 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfoOptions.lua

Fixed a typo. Closes ticket 91.
r669 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 22:44:52 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.lua

Fixed a capitalisation fail. ("Stack size" -> "Stack Size")
r668 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-20 22:41:09 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfoUI/TradeskillInfoUI.toc

TradeSkillInfoUI is no longer marked as out-of-date.
r666 | ethancentaurai | 2014-10-17 15:51:29 +0000 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TradeskillInfo.toc

Bump Interface number to 60000.
r665 | ethancentaurai | 2014-09-28 10:32:23 +0000 (Sun, 28 Sep 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/TradeskillData.lua

Updated Nessa Shadowsong's co-ordinates.
r664 | ethancentaurai | 2014-08-26 15:01:29 +0000 (Tue, 26 Aug 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Data/Miner/

Update to jdk8u20.


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  • #372

    is this add-on ever going to be won't work at all anymore....and i use it alot. But i keep getting the LUA Error

    Thanks guys ahead of times ...i realy like the add-on

  • #369

    I have a feature request/suggestion. I like the "Usable by" in the tooltip, but I have 10 toons on Duskwood. I do not like seeing 10 "Grey" toons listed. Can you add an option to only show "Usable by" for a certain skill level. For me I only like seeing Yellow or better so I know to mail my alt the items. For anyone else who would like this ability and does not want to wait for an update change line # 1486 of "TradeskillInfo.lua" from "if num > 0 then" to be "if num > 0 and diff > # then" where "#" is a number. The numbers are 0 -> Grey, 1-> Green, 2 -> Yellow, 3-> Orange. Thanks for making a great addon!

    Rakreo of Duskwood

  • #365

    Not a bad addon, I only use it to look up recipes.   The only problem I have is how do you disable every recipe in the UI showing up red.... That god aweful red is giving me a migrane trying to read the recipe names!  There's a tab to change it in the auction house but not in the UI...


  • #366

    Ok, got it.  For anyone else interested change line 803 in tradeskillinfo.lua to

        local player,alt = 1,0;     -- for white or

        local player,alt = 0,1;     -- for grey

  • #364

    I have updated the addon for cata 4.2

    1. add  Molten Front and Firelands recipes

    2. change toc for 4.2

    3. update libbabble-*

  • #370

    File not available :(

  • #367

    THX but 4 me it doens't work. Any suggestions? Maybe there is an alternative? TY!

  • #368

    That 4.2-updated version works fine here. Its contained in a ZIP file you have to install yourself.

  • #362

    I have to say, this is the most convenient and useful addon that I've ever seen.

    With just one right click, everything I need to know appears.

    Someone please keep it updating..Cry

  • #363

    I can't agree with u anymore.

    Even I have interesting with this addon, but it's too complex to continue for a Taiwanese.

    Hope someone will keep updating.

  • #359


    When you will update known problems?
    "Known Problems
    With cataclysm, a lot of the recipe sources were changed. The source information is no longer valid.
    Cataclysm recipe sources are not added yet.
    Enchant scrolls are not added yet.
    Right now, there are some jewelcrafting items that appear multiple times in the list (such as Brilliant Scarlet Ruby), and some instances of these recipes contain bogus information (such as having Autumn's Glow as the mat for Brilliant Scarlet Ruby). These are the result of disappearing recipes and Blizzard's way of mapping old gems to the new ones. It is very hard to filter out the real items from the converted ones, and even worse, the recipe information in wowhead is a mess right now. When the information is cleaner, or when I have the time to sift through the available data, I will clean it up. "


  • #361


  • #360

    I am afraid I've stopped playing WoW, so I will not be updating this addon anymore. I haven't heard from ethancentauri, so I am not sure what his situation is.

    If anyone is willing to pick up the development of this addon, you can wither PM me from curse, or add a comment in this area. I would be happy to assist to the best of my abilities.

  • #358
    Anyone knows add-on with the same function as this one, when you ctr+click (or shift+click, i don't remember now) on item in your inventory and it brings up all possible designs up in any possible profession it could be used?
  • #357
    Check out ProfessionsVault:

    an up-to-date and well-maintained addon that provides many of the same features.
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