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Skillet: A trade skill window replacement

Skillet is a replacement for the default tradeskill and craft UI.

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  • Larger the the standard tradeskill window
  • Built-in queue for creating multiple, different items
  • Queued items are saved when you log out and are restored on log in
  • Automatically buy reagents for queued recipes when visiting a vendor
  • If you can craft a reagent needed by a recipe, then clicking on that reagent will take you to its recipe (same features as Reverse Engineering.
  • If the item to be crafted requires a minimum level to use, that level can be displayed along with the recipe (disabled by default)
  • The shopping list of items needed for all queued recipes for all alts can be displayed at banks, auction houses, or from the command line
  • Items needed for crafting queued items can be automatically retrieved from your bank or guild bank (by using the shopping list)
  • User editable list of notes attached to reagents and crafted items.
  • Recipes can be filtered by name, whether or not you could level when creating the item, and whether or not you have the mats available.
  • Sorting of recipes (name, difficulty, level, and quality of crafted item)
  • Tracking inventory on alternate characters
  • Item tooltips can be set to display the list of alternate characters that can craft the item.
  • Custom grouping
  • User managed Ignored Materials List
  • Complete or mostly complete localizations for deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, koKR, zhCN, zhTW.


  • 2.88
    • Change displayed version number
  • 2.87
    • Fix error when talking to NPC crafter
    • Fix calculation of craftables (ticket 350)
    • Fix display of crafted counts
    • Fix timing issue with GuildBank
    • Add Thermal Anvil icon to Smelting
  • 2.86
    • Fix ticket 347 and Curse comment reported bug
    • Rework craftable counts, add recursive craftable count (ticket 348)
    • Update Inscription Ink from vendor list
  • 2.85
    • Fix overlap of required tools and cooldowns (ticket 345)
  • 2.84
    • Add description to recipe detail frame
    • Add wordwrap to unavailable (cooldown) text
    • Get version from TOC metadata
  • 2.83
    • Update TOC to 60200
    • Add SVN build number to frame title
    • Cleanup unused code in Mainframe.lua
    • Change NPC crafting to check GUID if necessary
    • Fix NPC crafting to properly close NPC
  • 2.82
    • Remove distinction between bags and bank (reagents are used from both)
    • Fixes for tickets 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343
    • InitializeDatabase optimizations
    • Prevent guild tradeskills from polluting savedvariables
    • Remove global API table
    • Add shift-click on crafting NPCs to open Blizzard Tradeskill frame
  • 2.81
    • Add Draenor transmutes to the ignore list
    • Cosmetic and debug changes
  • 2.80
    • Update TOC to 60100
  • 2.78
    • Fix errors in custom grouping (ticket 333)
  • 2.77
    • Fix GetTradeSkillLevels to always return numbers (ticket 331)
  • 2.76
    • Use TradeskillInfo for skill difficulty data if available (LibPeriodicTable is not up to date)
    • Disable tooltip and dropdown for selecting other character's tradeskills (ticket 330)
  • 2.75
    • Fix Thermal Anvil (ticket 327)
    • Fix last item fetched from guild bank remaining on cursor
    • Minimize the use of the Blizzard frame for followers (ticket 328, requires localization)
  • 2.74
    • Add option to choose which frame to use for followers (that can use both)
  • 2.73
    • Curse didn't properly release 2.72
  • 2.72
    • Always use bags + bank when counting reagents (ticket 322)
    • Use IsNPCCrafting() for garrison follower crafting (ticket 321)
  • 2.71
    • Add user managed Ignored Materials table (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Add cooldown check to queue processing
    • Add support for Enchanting Scrolls (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Some code cleanup and minor bug fixes
  • 2.70
    • Add FlushRecipeData function
    • Fix flushalldata command
    • Add flushrecipedata command (and localization)
    • Add the WoW build number to
    • Flush recipe data when the WoW build number changes.
    • Move the dataVersion to (from db.realm)
  • 2.69
    • Add option to shopping list to include items in the bank (ticket 313)
  • 2.68
    • Another TradeSkillInfo plugin fix
  • 2.67
    • Fix TradeSkillInfo plugin (Ticket 312)
  • 2.66
    • Disable Skillet for crafting illusions, because it is allowed only from Blizz UI (Ticket 309)
    • Change "Using Bank" message to a warning (DA.WARN)
    • Locale independent fix for Blizzard's Engineering bug
    • Remove Altoholic dependent code (we do it ourselves now)
    • Fix unavailable skills in garrison
  • 2.65
    • Localize Blizzard's Engineering bug (Ticket 308)
  • 2.64
    • Add count of Auction House items independent of Altoholic (Ticket 304)
    • Increase maximum queue item count to 9999, (Ticket 305)
    • Change 1/0 to true/false for Blizzard API calls (Ticket 306)
  • 2.63
    • Bump Skillet database version.
    • Add slash command to reinitialize Skillet database.
    • Add persistent bank storage.
    • Reagent Bank added (treat it as just another bank bag).
    • Use bank reagents when processing queue.
    • Bug fixes.
  • 2.62 - Partial Reagent Bank functionality added (treat it as just another bank bag). Bug fixes.
  • 2.61 - Performance issues.
  • 2.60 - Update for WoW 6.02. Add workaround for Blizzard GetTradeSkillInfo bug in Engineering.
  • 2.57 - Fix bug reported on WoWInterface. Clicking on reagents would crash if the tradeskill for the reagent had not been displayed.
  • 2.51 - 2.56 - Bugfixes.
  • 2.50 - new shopping window with guild bank support
  • 2.45 - update for 5.4 - since patch tradeskills of alts not showing, waiting solution from Blizzard


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them? - It's the number of craftable items using reagents in your bag, bank, alts. Right+Click on the bag icon to turn them off
  • How to search in the item name only? - Start your search phrase with exclamation mark: !ink
  • How to search in Auction House? - Alt+Click on shopping list
  • How to retrieve items from bank? - Turn on "Display shopping list at banks"
  • How to turn off Skillet temporarily? - Shift+Click your profession button/link. It also works for View All in your Guild Tab.
  • How to use Enchanting Vellum? - Right Click on Process/Create/Create All button. You create only 1 enchanted vellum, repeat to create more
  • How to paste a recipe in the chat? - double click on the recipe list

- nogudnik - creator of Skillet, left WoW
- lilsparky - creator of Gnome Works and LilSparky's Workshop

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  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go

    Okay, thanks! I will look into it further.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 14, 2015 at 21:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @KippG: Go

    I wish I could say there was documentation (as I could use some myself sometimes) but there isn't. There's four plugins coded now so you can get an idea of what one would look like by looking at the code. You will also have to look at the code to figure out how Skillet calls the plugins.

    When LSW was integrated into Skillet, it wasn't done as a plugin. The same person was the author for both LSW and Skillet at the time. There may need to be some modifications to Skillet to call the new plugin at the appropriate place in MainFrame.lua, but we can discuss that if you are serious about pursuing something. I'll help where I can but this has to be your project.

    TradeSkillInfo is a good example of a successful collaboration. The TSI author has maintained both the plugin and the hooks within Skillet itself.

  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 21:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go


    Where can I get the API for the plugin Skillet supports?

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 14, 2015 at 14:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @KippG: Go

    Sorry, LSW is an abandoned addon and Skillet support for it has been removed. There is support for TradeSkillInfo but it is displayed on the right side in the recipe details frame, not on the left side in the recipe list. I'd consider including (as a plugin) support for other addons but I believe "native" support in Skillet is beyond the scope of the addon.

    Last edited Jun 14, 2015 by bsmorgan
  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 04:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Any change y'all could integrate the pricing information displayed from LSW?

    As it is LSW is displaying errors all the time. I guess it's not going to be updated anymore and that's a great feature.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 01, 2015 at 12:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Alanassori: Go

    Skillet does have support for plugins but that wasn't how Lilsparky's Workshop was integrated. If you figure out how to do what you need, I'll consider including it in the official release. Open a ticket so we can exchange ideas.

  • Avatar of Alanassori Alanassori Jun 01, 2015 at 11:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to add price info on craftable items derived from GoingPrice addon or AH scans I made. Just like Lilsparky's workshop did. If there is a way I can help with issue I like to help. (Does skillet support plugins?)

    Last edited Jun 01, 2015 by Alanassori
  • Avatar of Seth2208 Seth2208 Dec 23, 2014 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan Awesome. Thanks for making it. :-)

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Dec 16, 2014 at 01:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @Seth2208: Go

    A better answer now that 2.71 is released is to use the Ignored Materials List. Right click on War Paints and add it to the list. Skillet then won't try and queue more War Paints if you don't have enough.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Dec 05, 2014 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Seth2208: Go

    Skillet doesn't currently account for recipes on cooldown. Its not a simple problem to solve but I'll look into it. If you click on "Create" instead of "Create All" it will work better.

    Last edited Dec 05, 2014 by bsmorgan


Date created
Aug 27, 2008
Last update
May 08, 2016
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • frFR
  • koKR
  • ruRU
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  • A: r486 for 6.2.4 May 08, 2016
  • R: 2.88 for 6.2.3 Dec 25, 2015
  • A: r484 for 6.2.3 Dec 25, 2015
  • R: 2.87 for 6.2.3 Dec 25, 2015
  • A: r482 for 6.2.3 Dec 16, 2015