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 Freydis88 Freydis88 Jul 08, 2009 at 09:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I just downloaded r2192, as soon as the German servers are back up again I will check if the search for "finger" works on the German client and let you know.

    I couldn't find any information about that bug I reported, and cannot find my bug report here either - quite weird thing. Oh well, I have this issue with Inscription only. WoW freezes, sometimes even shuts down after a while. This only happens when opening the Inscription window, not with any of the other tradeskills. Also other people have/had the same problem, as I have read on another WoW mod/addon website, I think it was As I had a problem with unzipping a recent version of ARL a few days back, I cannot say, whether this problem still would occur with the latest ARL versions. So I just wanted to let you know again ;-)

    As soon as the German servers are back online, I will check ARL r2192 and inform you.

    Greetings from Germany and thanks to the developer team of this great addon :-)


    George Orwell:

    "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,

    and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."

  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Jun 02, 2009 at 22:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I've downloaded several times and each time i try to unzip i get 'Cannot open file...' - the file doesn't appear to be valid. Just an FYI since I was able to install it using the Curse installer.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of Drachenstern Drachenstern May 25, 2009 at 17:14 UTC - 0 likes

    One thing is bad with ARL, the Updates are very fast... so i have only a short Time to Play WOW..*FG*..*Smile*

    thanks for your'e very good Support

    Drachenstern Ysera

  • Avatar of CYPSYAN CYPSYAN May 18, 2009 at 23:13 UTC - 0 likes

    because except in the forum where someone say he has the same bug i havent seen anything

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis May 18, 2009 at 18:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Cypsyan, why don't you SEARCH before making redundant tickets?


  • Avatar of CYPSYAN CYPSYAN May 18, 2009 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    since my ticket is being deleted everytime, i still have the twilight tome with everyupdate you make

  • Avatar of Arrowmaster Arrowmaster May 12, 2009 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @treesaysmoo: Everything shady you have heard about Curse has been false. Authors HATE WowMatrix because WowMatrix is the shady one and I know for 100% fact that Ackis will NEVER allow ARL to be on WowMatrix.

  • Avatar of treesaysmoo treesaysmoo May 12, 2009 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes


    I currently use WoWMatrix and they suggested asking you if you have a free distribution license so that they can continue to distribute your add-on with their bandwidth.

    If not, they wanted us to direct you to the following site:

    I've heard some shady stuff about curse (viruses, etc) and have never really had a bad experience with wowmatrix. so please? for us fans of your awesome addon? :)

  • Avatar of AbraXaS777 AbraXaS777 Apr 26, 2009 at 10:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok i have problems with late 1741r aswell with 1740r on my LW when i try to show ACK from within latest ATSW it pops up with some nil error on LW. strange as it shows normal for firstaid aswell as for cooking.

    I presume something in LW code is fck-ed up. Keep up a good work. Will check my other chars for other professions aswell and report back if some have the same problem.

  • Avatar of hottie294 hottie294 Apr 20, 2009 at 06:15 UTC - 0 likes

    okay. i got the current one from Curse. the bata. but it doesnt have them ill take my posts and put in a ticket thingie.

    thank you

    • 1.0rc7 is the one i have.


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Last update
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