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 Studdly1 Studdly1 Oct 21, 2008 at 05:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the new look. Keep up the great work Ackis!

    One thing could you make it stickie to the end of Advanced Trade Skill Window ?

  • Avatar of Kelem Kelem Oct 21, 2008 at 00:09 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't get it to scan first aid. Open skill window, click scan, shows no recipes. Click refresh and it tells me to open the tradeskill window although it's already open.

    Awesome job, one of my must have addons.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 20, 2008 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Evil_Tux: The progress bar is a known bug.

    LarryCurse: What were you scanning when that occurred?


  • Avatar of Evil_Tux Evil_Tux Oct 20, 2008 at 17:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the new look, but there's one little problem I've found so far

    Debug: Found (known) Recipes: 85

    Debug: Total Recipes: 116

    Debug: Filtered Recipes: 87

    that isn't the problem, i'm throwing that there to tell you where the problem lies

    in the window, the progress bar says i have 85/29 - 293%.

    like i said, minor problem, but aside from that i haven't seen anything wrong and i love it (always have and i love the newer look even better)

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 20, 2008 at 14:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the compliment. Zhinjio is responsible for making it look how good it looks... he's done an excellent job. :D

  • Avatar of johnnytk36 johnnytk36 Oct 20, 2008 at 07:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Ackis I just wanted to let you know that i LOVE the new look of this mod and how nice it is. Keep up the awesome work man.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 20, 2008 at 02:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Just pushed beta 4 of the new ARL. Test it out, make tickets for any issues (or add to existing tickets, there's already one for localization issues and one for inaccurate information in the database).

    Hope you all like it. :)

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 20, 2008 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    maniacski: can you get the exact error message for me please?

  • Avatar of maniacski maniacski Oct 20, 2008 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Having the horde ones comming up, even after setting it not to show opposite faction only ones. Carnt remember but the chat area gets spammed with unable to find xml (or something) with (item).

  • Avatar of Chrystall Chrystall Oct 19, 2008 at 14:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Can´t wait for you to get this up and running for WotLK. Thank you for all you do Ackis!

Are you aware of the addon called Collectinator?

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Date created
Apr 05, 2008
Last update
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