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 Subxero Subxero Oct 20, 2010 at 20:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi all, good work, as i see at changelog there are these changes on inscription

    New Glyphs (7 learnable by trainer) Glyph of Faerie Fire - Trained, requires 120 Inscription Glyph of Tiger's Fury - Trained, requires 120 Inscription Glyph of Death Wish - Trained, requires 150 Inscription Glyph of Feral Charge - Trained, requires 150 Inscription Glyph of Blind - Trained, requires 180 Inscription Glyph of Intercept - Trained, requires 250 Inscription Glyph of Lacerate - Trained, requires 330 Inscription

    Glyph of Living Bomb* - Major Inscription Research

    Glyph of Colossus Smash - Book of Glyph Mastery

    Bugged 3 Glyph of Armors - Not learnable. Bugged as confirmed above. Glyph of the Long Word - Not learnable. Bugged as confirmed above. Glyph of Vanish - Not learnable. Bugged as confirmed above.

    Removed Glyphs (17) (Death Knight) Glyph of Dark Command (Death Knight) Glyph of Disease (Death Knight) Glyph of Icebound Fortitude (Death Knight) Glyph of Unholy Blight (Druid) Glyph of Rapid Rejuvenation (Druid) Glyph of Survival Instincts (Hunter) Glyph of Volley (Hunter) Glyph of Possessed Strength (Mage) Glyph of Arcane Explosion (Mage) Glyph of Fire Blast (Mage) Glyph of Fire Ward (Mage) Glyph of Mana Gem (Mage) Glyph of Scorch (Warlock) Glyph of Siphon Life (Warrior) Glyph of Barbaric Insults (Warrior) Glyph of Last Stand (Warrior) Glyph of Taunt

    Last edited Oct 20, 2010 by Subxero
  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Oct 18, 2010 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes


    I believe that Gnomeworks already integrates ARL. It can be found under plugins in Gnomeworks.

  • Avatar of Trixie1971 Trixie1971 Oct 17, 2010 at 04:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wondering if there will be integration for Gnomeworks (or if there already is...)

    Thanks, Trixie

  • Avatar of gdl1214 gdl1214 Aug 27, 2010 at 04:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello all,

    First thanks for the work you do on this addon. I consider it invaluable. The last release broke my tooltip dropdown for Dailies Quest Tracker . The Dailies addon has not been updated in a long time. The curse version is way older even then the link I gave you. Is there any way you might figure out what happened or even better :) ... maybe pick up Dailies quest tracker as a project. Lots of peeps still use that program.

    I rolled back your program to version 2.0 (July version of release) and my drop down tooltip for the dailies works again. I use Titan bar btw. To assist if you should decide to try to work on this is Travel agent also broke it and I had to roll it back as well. I really appreciate any consideration you give my request.

    Happy travels in the game and thanks again

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Jun 06, 2010 at 22:09 UTC - 0 likes

    The requirement for the scan button on your frame is no longer in effect.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky May 30, 2010 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    i'm working on integration with GnomeWorks, but i'm finding the requirement that i place a scan button on my frame to be a little limiting. i can't just call the Scan function or ARL will tell me to open the trade skill frame. i must attach the scan button to a visible frame first. it seems a more logical approach would be to check to see if the tradeskill frame is open via GetTradeSkillLine(). as a work-around, i'm creating a frame that i drag off screen then attach the scan button to it.

  • Avatar of dfuhers dfuhers May 12, 2010 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, first of all thx for a really great addon.

    Unfortunately i can no longer access it?? The button at the minimap is gone, and i have been unable to find any command to toggle the trade skill window. All, i can access, is the interface options by typing /arl. And yes, i have downloaded and updated to the latest beta version, and i still cant access it, though when i check addon memory usage, arl is right there on top. What am i doing wrong? How do i open it? Any help would be deeply appreciated.

    Last edited May 12, 2010 by dfuhers
  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Apr 20, 2010 at 07:36 UTC - 0 likes

    There is nothing to "get" - the project is in active development

    The Alpha versions are for other developers and testers. If you don't want to keep updating, download only Beta or Release versions.

  • Avatar of Arkive Arkive Apr 10, 2010 at 05:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I really don't get why this mod is updated like 8 times a day. I get making changes and enhancements, but how much can there really be to do to this mod every single day?

  • Avatar of lordazoroth lordazoroth Feb 06, 2010 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    oh hey, so sry for double post, but when the info pops out of the side of the of the recipe list window, there are 2 info windows that will overlap if the recipe list window is too close to the right side of the screen, could this be altered so the 2nd window displays under the first? ty


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