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.

French (frFR) - Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes.

German (deDE) - Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst.

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.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN) - 扫描并告知如何获取缺失配方的详细商业技能信息插件。

Traditional Chinese (zhTW) - 掃描並告知如何獲取缺失配方的詳細商業技能訊息插件。

Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR) - Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas.

Latin America Spanish (esMX) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Italian (itIT) - Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette.

Russian (ruRU) - Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.

Profession AddOns

Due to the increasing data size and memory usage with each WoW expansion, the professions have been split into their own AddOns; you need only download the ones you'll be using. Each installed and enabled profession AddOn will load whenever it's first accessed by the ARL core.

You can either download the Ackis Recipe List Addon Pack which has Ackis Recipe List's core and all profession AddOns, or install the profession AddOns separately:

Note that Ackis Recipe List will not work without the AddOn for the profession you are trying to scan. If you attempt to scan a profession that is not installed, you will be informed.


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 a GUI to 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 delslow delslow Nov 21, 2008 at 23:55 UTC - 0 likes


    I was wondering if you could add some "reverse" implementation to this mod as well. What I'm looking for is a way to advertise all of my "non-trained" glyphs. And maybe even a way to output my "non-trained" glyphs into a phpBB formatted text file, so I can post them onto our guild forums.


    edit: "non-trained" = discovered and not trainable.

  • Avatar of Omnina Omnina Nov 16, 2008 at 04:15 UTC - 0 likes


    I upcated to the 1.0B9 version, and the mining as stated on curse with somebody else's tailoring.

    I am getting

    Fellsteel at 305 or 310 Adamantite at 305 or 310

    when one is at 325 and the other at 350 off the trainer in Honor hold.

    I am on the trollbane server, if that helps also.

    So it seems the lua files stating at what levels can get things are still not correct. I once went in and changed manually 3 of the mining thing to correct them, but this will get rewritten on each update.

    Thank you.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Nov 16, 2008 at 01:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Added the zhTW thanks. :)


  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Nov 15, 2008 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Ackis Recipe List 1.0B9.1075

    zhTW update

  • Avatar of SillyWombat SillyWombat Nov 14, 2008 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using the latest version off curse and I am getting a bunch of "missing recipe data, tell the author" errors for the new WOTLK recipes, and one of the older BC recipes. Also on the recipes I'm missing WOTLK recipes don't show up, and as far as I can tell, the recipe for the "delicious chocolate cake" also does not show up. Am I doing something wrong?

    Also, upon checking the screenshots, my recipelist doesn't look anything at all as to what's up on curse, mine still is a movable pane with a background similar to the default blizzard UI. I feel like I've gone very wrong somewhere? Maybe I need to delete some cache stuff or something, where would I find the files that ARL uses?

    I can post a screenshot if need be.

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Nov 14, 2008 at 10:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using 1075 the font is OK....

  • Avatar of Dessa Dessa Nov 14, 2008 at 10:30 UTC - 0 likes

    getting that error on login with latest svn ->

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Nov 14, 2008 at 07:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Andy52005: You're using the latest version? Is it giving a message about lib shared media?

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Nov 14, 2008 at 06:58 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of bidulka bidulka Nov 13, 2008 at 22:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for adding the recipe links on mouseover. i am very glad to see what the recipes do!!


Date created
Apr 05, 2008
Last update
Oct 22, 2016
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