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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.


  • 2.86
    • 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 riveth_ riveth_ Jul 05, 2010 at 12:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting lots of issues post-3.3.5. They seem to be fixed locally by updating the embedded ace2 library (and a couple of others). Would you accept a patch to do the same in svn?

  • Avatar of Highend Highend May 13, 2010 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    "2010-04-05 update: i am in the process of writing a replacement for skillet. i'm hoping to have something functional in the week ahead"

    Awesome news!

    Regards, Highend

    Last edited May 13, 2010 by Highend
  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Mar 31, 2010 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    using r166 and got this error when i logged in and clicked on an npc.

    Date: 2010-03-31 15:22:17 ID: 2 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Skillet\Inventory.lua line 113: attempt to index field 'inventoryData' (a nil value) Debug: ...\AddOns\Automaton\Libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:299: TriggerEvent() ...\AddOns\Automaton\Libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:910: OnEvent() StopAddonMessage\core.lua:271: StopAddonMessage\core.lua:204 (tail call): ?

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Mar 29, 2010 at 02:35 UTC - 0 likes

    well, you've got r163. try r166 (the latest, tho of course, not entire "up-to-date"). see if that helps.

  • Avatar of blankstare2 blankstare2 Mar 28, 2010 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    anyone having this at the vendor since 3.3.3?

    2x Skillet-1.10-LS-163\Inventory.lua:113: attempt to index field 'inventoryData' (a nil value)
    <in C code>: in function `CloseMerchant'
    Interface\FrameXML\MerchantFrame.lua:52: in function <Interface\FrameXML\MerchantFrame.lua:51>:
    <in C code>: in function `Hide'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1566: in function `SetUIPanel':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1642: in function `HideUIPanel':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1317: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1309>:
    <in C code>: in function `SetAttribute'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1996: in function `HideUIPanel':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2000: in function `HideParentPanel':
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>


    Last edited Mar 28, 2010 by blankstare2
  • Avatar of RoloX2 RoloX2 Mar 28, 2010 at 17:51 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of king1027 king1027 Mar 26, 2010 at 13:03 UTC - 0 likes

    really a good news !

  • Avatar of Jiminimonka Jiminimonka Mar 26, 2010 at 09:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Lil'sparky is working on a replacement for Skillet. Good news. :)

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Mar 25, 2010 at 23:56 UTC - 0 likes

    he's busy with life and hope to start working on this mod again soon :)

  • Avatar of Jiminimonka Jiminimonka Feb 02, 2010 at 10:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Where are you Lil'Sparky, come back, we NEEDZ you :)


Date created
Aug 27, 2008
Last update
Sep 05, 2015
Development stage
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