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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 Gabriel Gabriel Nov 23, 2008 at 00:37 UTC - 0 likes

    error when clicking name button in UI

    [2008/11/22 02:04:05-1018-x1]: TradeskillInfoUI-1.0.61\TradeskillInfoUI.lua:727: attempt to index local 'frame' (a nil value) <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function

  • Avatar of mika0730 mika0730 Nov 19, 2008 at 09:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated TODO in locale-zhTW.lua

    L["Arille Azuregaze"] = "艾立爾·蒼凝"
    L["Derek Odds"] = "德瑞克·奧茨"
    L["Misensi"] = "米森希"
    L["Haughty Modiste"] = "傲慢的店主"

  • Avatar of Gabriel Gabriel Nov 17, 2008 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated Skinner Hook to skin the dropdowns properly.

    function TradeskillInfoUI:OnEnable()

      if oSkin and oSkin.applySkin then
      elseif Skinner and Skinner.applySkin then


  • Avatar of Skizelli Skizelli Nov 15, 2008 at 01:06 UTC - 0 likes

    The errors Zidomo posted below is a result of putting the cursor over the icons of trainable skills on trainers.

  • Avatar of Dys Dys Nov 15, 2008 at 00:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Gutfeast, I have replaced the fubar and titan plug-ins with a LibDataBroker (LDB) lancher, which is both considerably lighter on resources and more universal. You can read for more information about LDB.

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Nov 14, 2008 at 21:04 UTC - 0 likes

    v1.1-beta12, no old saved variables, standalone updated libs, USEng client/server.

    Trained Grand Master Tailoring & Cooking and bought recipes off the Northrend trainer. The following error was thrown up sometime during the process (it repeated twice):

    TradeskillInfo-1.0.186\TradeskillInfo.lua:1561: attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'b' (a nil value)
    TradeskillInfo-1.0.186\TradeskillInfo.lua:1449: in function <Interface\AddOns\TradeskillInfo\TradeskillInfo.lua:1441>
    (tail call): ?:
    <in C code>: in function `SetTrainerService'
    <string>:"*:OnEnter":2: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>
  • Avatar of Gutfeast Gutfeast Nov 14, 2008 at 14:47 UTC - 0 likes

    - Thank youverymuch for the update. This is one of the best addon. - I seem to have lost the minimap icon. I can't find the option to enable it back. Can anyone point me in the right direction.


  • Avatar of Lombra Lombra Nov 13, 2008 at 18:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this on login: (running beta 9)

    Message: ..\AddOns\TradeskillInfo\TradeskillInfo.lua line 14:
       Cannot find a library instance of "LibAbacus-3.0".
       [C]: ?
       [C]: error()
       !Swatter\Support\LibRevision.lua:47: LibStub()
       TradeskillInfo\TradeskillInfo.lua:14: in main chunk
  • Avatar of Zaffod Zaffod Nov 13, 2008 at 05:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you, with this Version, I have no more spam in my chat-box.

  • Avatar of Dys Dys Nov 11, 2008 at 22:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Zaffod, I noticed that a few reagent source strings were missing from some locales. Can you try r176, and see if it is any better?


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