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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.

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  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Nov 18, 2013 at 23:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @tss1398383123: Go

    Fixed in r607. Thanks!

  • Avatar of tss1398383123 tss1398383123 Nov 13, 2013 at 15:25 UTC - 0 likes

    1x TradeSkillInfoUI-r606\TradeskillInfoUI-r606.lua:698: attempt to call method "Search_OnClick" (a nil value) TradeSkillInfoUI-r606\TradeskillInfoUI-r606.lua:698: in function "Item_OnClick" TradeSkillInfoUI-r606\TradeskillInfoUI-r606.lua:645: in function "ReagentIcon_OnClick" <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1

    Locals: self = <table> { SaveFramePosition = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:154 TradeskillsDropDown_OnLoad = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1014 SortDropDown_OnShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:738 EnableModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:363 TradeskillsDropDown_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1039 UpdateFrameStrata = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:164 IterateEmbeds = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:473 ShowReagentTooltip = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:707 OnShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:70 cons = <table> { } SetDefaultModulePrototype = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:440 CoroutineFrame_SetSelection = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:406 Item_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:683 defaultModuleState = true TradeskillsDropDown_OnShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1019 RecipeSource_OnHyperlinkClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:613 DisableModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:381 SkillButton_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:599 db = <table> { } CollapseHeader = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1311 GetTradeSkillInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1185 SetEnabledState = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:455 enabledState = true UpdateFramePosition = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:121 Frame_Toggle = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:113 OnEnable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:65 GetTradeSkillBy = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1237 OnTradeskillInfoUpdate = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:170 Frame_Update = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:218 AvailabilityDropDown_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1006 Enable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:325 NewModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:266 baseName = "TradeSkillInfoUI" GetModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Dominos_Bufftimes\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:241 UpdateCacheIndex = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1449 UpdateCacheItem = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1428 PasteRecipie = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1336 defaultModuleLibraries = <table> { } IsSafeToShowTooltip = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1285 CoroutineFrame_Update = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:236 GetTradeSkillSpecializationName = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1307 GetTradeSkillName = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:1303 options = <table> { } DoFrameUpdate = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillInfoUI\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:247 GetTradeSkillReagentInfo = <function> defined @Interface\

  • Avatar of Ehala Ehala Sep 15, 2013 at 10:50 UTC - 1 like

    Thank you for recently updating this addon! I have used this forever and I do not ever want to be without it. :)

    Are you going to update it with the new patterns and such from 5.4? I noticed in my Leatherworking that they are missing.

    Thanks again for an awesome addon! Ehala

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Nov 15, 2012 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @gamingfossil: Go

    I don't think it's Tradeskill Info that's doing that.

    I also have that option unchecked but it remains unchecked for me. It might be ProfessionsVault, or possibly a chat or loot related addon you use.

  • Avatar of gamingfossil gamingfossil Nov 15, 2012 at 19:07 UTC - 0 likes

    In Chat settings, I have the checkbox for Tradeskills unchecked so I don't see every time someone crafts an item.

    Something is constantly re-checking this checkbox so that my chat window remains filled with "JoeBlow created MonsterKillingSword."

    Do you have any idea whether something in TradeSkillInfo could be doing this? I'll also consult with the developer(s) of Professions Vault in case they know anything.


  • Avatar of Tr909Tom Tr909Tom May 03, 2011 at 09:23 UTC - 0 likes


    This is one of my favourite addons since years! Is there any chance of having it updated?

    I beg U to do so! :D


  • Avatar of Shabazza Shabazza Jan 13, 2011 at 09:17 UTC - 0 likes


    my fault. :( In the normal chatwindows is everything ok. But i cant post anything in the whisperwindow from the addon cellular.

    regards, sha

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jan 12, 2011 at 22:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Shift-click on the item/recipe while the text input window is open.

  • Avatar of Shabazza Shabazza Jan 12, 2011 at 21:42 UTC - 0 likes


    is there a way, that i can post the items, recieps, etc. from the tsi window into the text-frame from the addon chatter?

    regards, sha

  • Avatar of Nathanyel Nathanyel Jan 08, 2011 at 12:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Well an option to not list the scrolls would be fine as well :)

    Or at least a start, depending on how ambitious you are :P

    And of course, TSI is my favorite addon! It is easily the addon I actively used the most since I found it - of course other addons have a passive use, automatically altering stuff etc., but I know I manually opened a TSI window more than any other addon window/function ;)


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