Ackis Recipe List

ARL Main Scan

What it does

Ackis Recipe List is an addon which will scan your trade skills and provide information on how to obtain recipes. It works for all tradeskills including Runeforging.

French (frFR)

Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes. Il fonctionne pour tous les métiers, y compris Runeforge.

German (deDE)

Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst. Es funktioniert mit allen Berufen, inklusive Runenschmiedens.

Korean (koKR)

Ackis Recipe List|1은;는; 당신의 전문 기술들을 훑어서 제조법들을 얻는 방법에 대한 정보를 제공할 애드온입니다. 룬 벼리기를 포함하여 모든 전문 기술들에 작용합니다.

Spanish (esES)

Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN)


Traditional Chinese (zhTW)


Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR)

Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas. Funciona com todas profissões incluindo Forja Rúnica

Latin America Spanish (esMX)

Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Italian (itIT)

Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette. Funziona per tutte le professioni, inclusa Forgiarune.

Russian (ruRU)

Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.


If you wish to donate, please donate via Plegie.

Where to get it

Do this first

Read the documentation located at these locations:

How to get it to work

You open up a trade skill window (ie: enchanting) and click on the Scan button which is attached to the trade skill window. Results will be printed out to the chat frame, or into a separate window depending on preference.

Command Line

Ackis Recipe List has recently changed to use a GUI for change parameters. Type /arl to open up the GUI. Acceptable commands include:

  • Opens up the about panel, listing information about the mod:
    /arl about
    • Opens up the sorting options:
      /arl sort
      /arl sorting
    • Scan a profession:
      /arl scan profession
    • Opens up in-game documentation regarding ARL:
      /arl documentation
    • Opens up display options:
      /arl display
    • Opens up profile options:
      /arl profile
    • Prints out a list of all the profession tradeskill links:
      /arl tradelinks


Ackis Recipe List will behave differently depending on which modifying keys you use to click.

Scan Button

This is the functionality that occurs when you are clicking the scan button.

  • Normal Click
    • Performs a scan of the current tradeskill displaying recipes in a new window.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates a text dumping of the current tradeskill in a format (CSV, XML, BBC) specified by the user.
  • Alt Click
    • Removes all waypoints on the World Map and Mini-map generated by ARL.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Provides development code for use when updating trainers, vendors, etc in the recipe database.


This is the functionality that occurs when you click on a recipe.

  • Normal Click
    • Expands or contracts the recipe acquire information.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates an item link of the item that the recipe will make into your default chat box.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Generates a spell link for the recipe you clicked.
  • Alt Click
    • Adds or removes a recipe from the exclusion list.
  • Ctrl-Shift Click
    • Adds the specific recipe acquire methods to the World Map and Mini-map.

Contacting the Authors

Please use the bug reporting feature to submit bug reports. Do not contact us via Curse PM. Do not submit bug reports in comments.


Feel free to join us on irc at [[irc://|Freenode]] in the channel #arl

Freenode Webchat

Freenode has come up with their alternative to Mibbit. Webchat

Known Issues

  • When gaining a reputation level recipes for that faction will still appear in red when doing a scan.
  • Recipe acquire information is slightly inaccurate. We are updating recipes daily as information is identified. If you find something inaccurate or wrong, submit a ticket here and we will get it updated.

Feature Requests/Bug Reporting

Read the Bug Reporting and Feature Requesting information before submitted a bug report or feature request. Posting reports in the comments is not the place to do so. Ackis had to turn off the comments at because of constant bug reports and feature requests. Comments are for questions on how to use the mod, or you can see the thread on WoW Ace. Please follow these small little instructions to make our lives easier. The easier you make development for Ackis Recipe List, the more time we will have to develop other addons.

Bug Reports

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to file bug reports. Posting bugs in the comments is not the place to do it.

Feature Request

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to add suggestions and feature requests. Not all suggestions will be accepted: there are many people who use this addon, each with separate views. We will, however, try to make it as user friendly as possible...but when a decision is made please accept it.


Ackis Recipe List strives to integrate with existing trade skill mods out there. If you have a request for integration, please submit a feature request at WoW Ace. We make no promises to implement the feature at all. There is a limited API documented to interface with the ARL database. If you are a developer and would like more functions, please contact us on IRC. Currently, the mod works with:

If your mod should be on this list, please submit a ticket.

Detailed Documentation


  • Ideas for the mod came from FGTradeLacker (original mod no longer updated, however someone has taken over updating the recipes for it).
  • Ace community for listening to my questions on the IRC channel and helping me out, and fellow mod authors for developing such great add-ons.
  • Please see the X-Credits field for more Acknowledgments. Any code snippets borrowed or inspired from are credited in the code files. The main display also lists all people who are in X-Credits.
  • Everyone who has helped me with localizations.



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  • Avatar of jasriel jasriel Jan 25, 2014 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I think Ackis is one of the best addon-ons out there, however I would like to suggest something to help engineers using it. There are 3 parts to engineering which make it hard to locate recipes you can use, there is regular engineering, goblin engineering, and gnomish engineering. Being that I am a goblin engineer, I am sitting there trying to find patterns I can use but I come across so many gnomish ones, and in a lot of cases have to make long trips to a location to get there and find out I cannot use the pattern. So my point to al of this is, could you add something (a filter of some kind) to allow filtering of the gnomish versus the goblin engineering?

  • Avatar of Carnacki Carnacki Nov 25, 2013 at 01:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nelegalno2: SSD is much less of a problem than most people thing. And the problem you're talking about is unlikely to affect us in the realistic lifespan of an SSD.

  • Avatar of nelegalno2 nelegalno2 Nov 15, 2013 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Updating from v2.5.9 to v2.5.9-1-ga12625e would mean overwriting 42 files (3,14MB) [the ones marked by the authors as changed/updated], but it actually has only 3 files (347KB) with code updates. For more info:

    P.S. This is very bad for the life of SSD disks when the game is installed on them.

    Last edited Nov 15, 2013 by nelegalno2

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  • Avatar of Reeb Reeb Mar 11, 2013 at 09:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Questing in Desolace it seems the Vendor-Tron 1000 has been removed from the game but the recipes still show as being available from it in ARL.

    Also i cant find any other source for Recipe: Lean Venison so i think this needs to be flagged as retired.

  • Avatar of Marthisdil Marthisdil Dec 31, 2012 at 13:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Would it be possible to have an option for ARL *not* base it's look on the tradeskill frame , etc, look?

  • Avatar of Derpo Derpo Dec 06, 2012 at 19:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for updating!
    But please update the interface version in the toc file as well. :)
    ## Interface: 50100

    Smile! You are on the internet!

  • Avatar of marblex marblex Nov 28, 2012 at 19:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Cannot get ARL to put scan button on Mr. Trader. ARL does not open automatically with MrTrader for ANY profession. Same for Advanced Trade Skill Window.

    I have the November 18 versions of both plus the August 2012 ALR Quicklink

    Thanks in advance for your help :D

    Last edited Nov 29, 2012 by marblex
  • Avatar of Andrew19881801 Andrew19881801 Nov 22, 2012 at 16:14 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of iuser007 iuser007 Sep 29, 2012 at 00:06 UTC - 0 likes

    hi i'm KOREA user ............................ lua error version

    Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Tabs.lua:172: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value) Count: 1

    Call Stack: [C]: ? Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Tabs.lua:172: in function <Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Tabs.lua:168> Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Tabs.lua:301: in function `Initialize' Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\List.lua:823: in function `Initialize' Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\List.lua:882: in function `Update' Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Interface\Panel.lua:242: in function `Display' Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Core.lua:994: in function `Scan' Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Core.lua:585: in function `oldScript' Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:857: in function <Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:855>

  • Avatar of Mishii Mishii Aug 11, 2012 at 03:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Info for Blacksmithing: Frostguard There is none listed in the addon. The info I'm quoting is from wowhead.

    Vendor: Daleohm (winterspring) Quantity: Limited (1) Cost: 8 Silver (without discounts) Recipe BOE / Item BOE vendor link:

    Drops: 0.5% Foreman Marcrid (rare 43) Western Plaguelands recipe link:

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Date created
Apr 05, 2008
Last update
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