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 Lucetia Lucetia Oct 27, 2008 at 22:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I got it working finally -- Was using wrong option in the SVN program

    Now a question about it, I noticed Inscription was put in somewhat. Is there more needed information for this? Or something isn't currently working? Haven't gotten the newest version for today yet

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 27, 2008 at 20:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Questarey: Already being worked on. Suprbrat: It should just be Scan now, I changed it from Scan Skills to Scan Recipes then to just Scan for room. First aid is supported, that's an erroneous message basically means you know all first aid already or your filters prevent you from seeing it all.

    Lucetia: not sure, you'd have to ask on the wowace forums why it doesn't work.


  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 27, 2008 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Made posts but I guess they went off into never never land. :(

  • Avatar of Lucetia Lucetia Oct 25, 2008 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Perhaps I have been doing something wrong. I tried using the public svn with my curseforge id/pass and it is not allowing me to connect to download the newest version to test it. What could I possibly be doing wrong?

  • Avatar of suprbrat suprbrat Oct 25, 2008 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    ZOMG!!!! This new one is so awesome, I love it! Keep up the great work!

    Does it support First Aid? I ask because when I opened my first aid window and clicked Scan Recipes I got the following message: "You have not yet scanned this profession. Please open this profession and click on Scan Skills."

    I can't see a "Scan Skills" button, just the "Scan Recipes" (which is what I clicked on in the first place to get the message, clicking on it again just gives the error again.) Am I missing something?


  • Avatar of questarey questarey Oct 23, 2008 at 20:32 UTC - 0 likes

    he ackis..i got a great idea, but i dont know if your willing to make work of that :P what if you add to this addon missing vanity pets and mounts? same as with professions.. would be awesome imo :)

    keep it up

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 23, 2008 at 05:20 UTC - 0 likes

    New beta uploaded adds a few more features/fixes a bunch of things (slowly getting through the tickets).

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 22, 2008 at 16:23 UTC - 0 likes

    The problem is the dataminer uses wowdb which has shit for data. :(

  • Avatar of Radoznali Radoznali Oct 22, 2008 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    i ask since i only get 1 recipe that looks like


    when i try to scan recipes on my inscriptor

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Oct 22, 2008 at 14:45 UTC - 0 likes

    LarryCurse: Sweet :) Good to hear.

    Kelem: I removed poison from ARL as I thought it was being removed in 3.02/wotlk... was I wrong?

    Radoznali: It's in but the data for it isn't accurate yet.


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