Prospecting example


Displays a bar on screen that allows quick access to enchanting, jewelcrafting, and inscription professions by presenting a Disenchant/Prospect/Mill button and all of the breakable items you have for that profession next to it. Also displays a bar for any locked junkboxes in your inventory if you're a Rogue. This allows one-click access for breaking down items instead of finding the item in your bag, clicking the appropriate profession/skill button, and clicking the item for each and every item you want to break. For prospecting and milling, you will see the number of items you have alongside the number of times you can break it. In the prospecting screenshot on the right, the player has 169 total Saronite Ore in his bags which will allow for 33 total prospects.


By default, if you have the appropriate profession and items in your inventory, a bar will appear with the profession ability followed by any items that are eligible for breaking. You can hold shift to drag the bar around if you want to move it. Clicking the profession button will activate that ability (disenchant/prospect/mill) and clicking an item will break it. You don't have to click the profession button first as simply clicking the item will automatically break it down.


Typing /brk will open the configuration settings (or you can get to it from Blizzard's Interface options) which consist of:

  • Hide if no breakables: this will control whether you see the profession button or not when nothing breakable is detected
  • Max number to display: this controls the highest number of items that you will see next to your profession button. If this is 5 but you have 10 breakable items in your bags, you will only see 5 at a time.
  • Show soulbound items: aimed at enchanters, this controls whether or not you will see items that are soulbound as breakable items or not.

Known issues

  • If you have a stack less than 5 positioned properly in your bags, the game will say that you do not have enough items to break. This is a bug in Blizzard's API and is present with all similar tradeskill mods that I've tried out. The default UI now has a built-in button to compress stacks that should solve this issue.

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  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn May 22, 2010 at 13:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Will it auto-loot the milled/disenchanted/etc items too?

  • Avatar of Turku Turku Jul 29, 2009 at 13:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I use this addon on the time for my miner/JC and for my incriptionist. I deleted it today, thinking it would fix the update problem and Oh NO...I can't get the addon at all now. /sigh /pout Pleast bring this addon back. As you can see we do still use it and like it...a LOT.

  • Avatar of Callamity Callamity May 19, 2009 at 00:42 UTC - 0 likes

    i reallllly love this addon, it makes my life simple! however, yea there is a however, when i try to use the bar to disenchant an item, it tries to put it on me instead, it will not de it, it just believes i want to wear it lol, please, how can this be fixed?

  • Avatar of Parnic Parnic Apr 19, 2009 at 03:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I had no idea people were actually using the mod :P. For some reason, I never got emails about the comments on this page, sorry. I've never published a release version because it's currently just something I use to help reduce clicks.

  • Avatar of Gazmik Gazmik Mar 06, 2009 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice. A couple of feature thoughts:

    - This concept could easily expand to include buttons for condensing motes / crystallized elements into primals / eternals which only appear when you have enough to do so.

    - Could use more flexibility in position, orientation, etc of bars... maybe some code could be borrowed from AutoBar?

  • Avatar of Demonica Demonica Feb 24, 2009 at 22:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Er, where are these bars? I have ore in my bags, stacks to be prospected. Doesn't show anything. How about a UI?

  • Avatar of Callamity Callamity Dec 23, 2008 at 05:51 UTC - 0 likes

    this is the error Date: 2008-12-22 09:36:31 ID: -3 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Breakables\Breakables.lua line 148:

      GetSpellInfo(): Invalid spell slot


      (tail call): ?
      (tail call): ?
      [C]: GetSpellInfo()
      Breakables\Breakables.lua:148: CreateButtonFrame()
      (tail call): ?
      [C]: ?
      [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
         [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
      (tail call): ?
      ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:365: EnableAddon()
      [C]: LoadAddOn()
      ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:991: UIParentLoadAddOn()
      ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:241: CombatLog_LoadUI()
      ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:389: UIParent_OnEvent()
      [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
         [string "*:OnEvent"]:1


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  • Avatar of Callamity Callamity Dec 23, 2008 at 05:43 UTC - 0 likes

    well hmm, ok i downloaded the latest one, r12, and it still will not recognize my little gnome warlock enchanter :P she can have all kinds of items in her bags to de, and the bar does not show up for her at all :( she is 300+ enchanter. it does work for my jewelcrafter, and my inscriptor! any suggestions, possibly an addon that is conflicting...

  • Avatar of Callamity Callamity Dec 23, 2008 at 05:22 UTC - 0 likes

    ok going to try the latest one :) x's fingers! i will let ya know how it works for me ty!

  • Avatar of Callamity Callamity Dec 18, 2008 at 18:49 UTC - 0 likes

    i am having a problem with this not working with enchanters, and on my jewelcrafter, it also adds bars and stones which cannot be broken down.


Date created
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Last update
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