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 fixitman fixitman Apr 02, 2011 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    GatherMate2 consistently produces an error when clicking the Import option. This started after updating Ackis Recipe List to v.2.2.3 release. Reverting to Ackis Recipe List v.2.2.2 fixes the issue. The last time an apparent incompatibility occurred, Ackis Recipe List was not the cause. I'm thinking this might be the case again. The error occurs in AceGUIContainer-TabGroup.lua. Both addons have this lib embedded, but Ackis Recipe List seems to have a newer version (based on the modified date of the file). Should I post the ticket here, at GatherMate2, or both?

    Edit: There is already a ticket posted at GatherMate2:

    Last edited Apr 02, 2011 by fixitman
  • Avatar of keyesc keyesc Mar 26, 2011 at 09:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Version 2.2.2 (from Curse; no Alpha), BS appears to still show Armorsmith/Weaponsmith items that are no longer available (Retired is not checked) such as Phantom Blade, Truesilver Breastplate, Blight, Earthforged Leggings, etc.

    Please advise if you require a complete list.

    Please advise if you prefer this to be entered in a ticket.

    Many thanks.

    Related ticket: #1240
  • Avatar of pompachomp pompachomp Feb 28, 2011 at 01:23 UTC - 0 likes


    Are you using the very latest release of ARL? Please confirm that you are by comparing your version with the one on the Curse website.

    There's a profile system in ARL that you can use for the settings thing.

    Also, for the sorting issue, doesn't seem to be a problem here, when I click the up/down arrow button it sorts them from 1-525 skill level or 525-1 skill level ...

  • Avatar of marblex marblex Feb 26, 2011 at 18:58 UTC - 0 likes

    PLEASE make the settings applicable UNIVERSALLY.... it is a PITA to have to reset tooltip displays for each of my 30 active toons.

    Also as noted below the sorting doesn't work.

  • Avatar of marblex marblex Feb 19, 2011 at 22:26 UTC - 0 likes

    sorting the display does not seem to work. When I change the setting for example FROM highest level item to lowest TO highest skill level required to lowest, the display does not change.

    Needless to say, items are not displayed in the correct sequence regardless of setting.

  • Avatar of tobbe76 tobbe76 Feb 11, 2011 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes

    got as lil problem the Scan Button dont shows up at all nore does the scan comand works ...

    pls just fix it okey i dont cares how you does it or when just pls do it :)

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Feb 09, 2011 at 19:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Basically AceLocale was changed a bit. Because addons are loaded alphabetically (for the most part, addons can say I want to load after X, Y or Z loads as well) Ackis Recipe List loads near the start. That means it loads all the general Ace Libraries so any errors with one of those libraries can seem like it comes from ARL when in reality ARL is just the messenger.


  • Avatar of pompachomp pompachomp Dec 25, 2010 at 07:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Matl1: I fixed both of the things you have mentioned.

  • Avatar of Matl1 Matl1 Dec 24, 2010 at 04:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there. I'm a rogue and I have just reached lvl 525 engineering, which means I just learned the [Agile Bio-Optic Killshades]. But on the scan list of the items that I still need to learn / discover, all the other cataclysm goggles (i.e. mail, plate and caster leather) are labled as being trainable. And as you probable are aware, those goggles are not trainable by a rogue :b Can you filter these out just like you did with TBC and WotLK goggles?

  • Avatar of Matl1 Matl1 Dec 19, 2010 at 10:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. Love the addon :) Just wanted to let you know that in the newest version (2.0.5-91-g2ec47ed) you still have not labled the [Personal World Destroyer] engineering schematic as goblin engineering only. I have already learned the gnomish version ([De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion]) so I cannot see if it is labled correctly. But I am guessing it is not. Keep up the good work guys!


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