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Skillet: A trade skill window replacement

Skillet is a replacement for the default tradeskill and craft UI.

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  • Larger the the standard tradeskill window
  • Built-in queue for creating multiple, different items
  • Queued items are saved when you log out and are restored on log in
  • Automatically buy reagents for queued recipes when visiting a vendor
  • If you can craft a reagent needed by a recipe, then clicking on that reagent will take you to its recipe (same features as Reverse Engineering.
  • If the item to be crafted requires a minimum level to use, that level can be displayed along with the recipe (disabled by default)
  • The shopping list of items needed for all queued recipes for all alts can be displayed at banks, auction houses, or from the command line
  • Items needed for crafting queued items can be automatically retrieved from your bank or guild bank (by using the shopping list)
  • User editable list of notes attached to reagents and crafted items.
  • Recipes can be filtered by name, whether or not you could level when creating the item, and whether or not you have the mats available.
  • Sorting of recipes (name, difficulty, level, and quality of crafted item)
  • Tracking inventory on alternate characters
  • Item tooltips can be set to display the list of alternate characters that can craft the item.
  • Custom grouping
  • User managed Ignored Materials List
  • Complete or mostly complete localizations for deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, koKR, zhCN, zhTW.


  • 3.05
    • Fix for ticket 431.
  • 3.04
    • Blizzard's favorites are now Skillet's favorites and vice versa.
    • Upgradeable recipes are now fully supported by Skillet.
    • The slider to adjust the count of the number of items to craft has been replaced with up and down buttons.
    • Lots of bug fixes and code optimizations
  • 3.03
    • Fix Progress Bars causing other errors
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
  • 3.02
    • Updated for WoW 7.0.3
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
    • Known Issue: Upgradable recipes will be listed multiple times
  • 2.88
    • Change displayed version number
  • 2.87
    • Fix error when talking to NPC crafter
    • Fix calculation of craftables (ticket 350)
    • Fix display of crafted counts
    • Fix timing issue with GuildBank
    • Add Thermal Anvil icon to Smelting
  • 2.86
    • Fix ticket 347 and Curse comment reported bug
    • Rework craftable counts, add recursive craftable count (ticket 348)
    • Update Inscription Ink from vendor list
  • 2.85
    • Fix overlap of required tools and cooldowns (ticket 345)
  • 2.84
    • Add description to recipe detail frame
    • Add wordwrap to unavailable (cooldown) text
    • Get version from TOC metadata
  • 2.83
    • Update TOC to 60200
    • Add SVN build number to frame title
    • Cleanup unused code in Mainframe.lua
    • Change NPC crafting to check GUID if necessary
    • Fix NPC crafting to properly close NPC
  • 2.82
    • Remove distinction between bags and bank (reagents are used from both)
    • Fixes for tickets 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343
    • InitializeDatabase optimizations
    • Prevent guild tradeskills from polluting savedvariables
    • Remove global API table
    • Add shift-click on crafting NPCs to open Blizzard Tradeskill frame
  • 2.81
    • Add Draenor transmutes to the ignore list
    • Cosmetic and debug changes
  • 2.80
    • Update TOC to 60100
  • 2.78
    • Fix errors in custom grouping (ticket 333)
  • 2.77
    • Fix GetTradeSkillLevels to always return numbers (ticket 331)
  • 2.76
    • Use TradeskillInfo for skill difficulty data if available (LibPeriodicTable is not up to date)
    • Disable tooltip and dropdown for selecting other character's tradeskills (ticket 330)
  • 2.75
    • Fix Thermal Anvil (ticket 327)
    • Fix last item fetched from guild bank remaining on cursor
    • Minimize the use of the Blizzard frame for followers (ticket 328, requires localization)
  • 2.74
    • Add option to choose which frame to use for followers (that can use both)
  • 2.73
    • Curse didn't properly release 2.72
  • 2.72
    • Always use bags + bank when counting reagents (ticket 322)
    • Use IsNPCCrafting() for garrison follower crafting (ticket 321)
  • 2.71
    • Add user managed Ignored Materials table (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Add cooldown check to queue processing
    • Add support for Enchanting Scrolls (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Some code cleanup and minor bug fixes
  • 2.70
    • Add FlushRecipeData function
    • Fix flushalldata command
    • Add flushrecipedata command (and localization)
    • Add the WoW build number to
    • Flush recipe data when the WoW build number changes.
    • Move the dataVersion to (from db.realm)
  • 2.69
    • Add option to shopping list to include items in the bank (ticket 313)
  • 2.68
    • Another TradeSkillInfo plugin fix
  • 2.67
    • Fix TradeSkillInfo plugin (Ticket 312)
  • 2.66
    • Disable Skillet for crafting illusions, because it is allowed only from Blizz UI (Ticket 309)
    • Change "Using Bank" message to a warning (DA.WARN)
    • Locale independent fix for Blizzard's Engineering bug
    • Remove Altoholic dependent code (we do it ourselves now)
    • Fix unavailable skills in garrison
  • 2.65
    • Localize Blizzard's Engineering bug (Ticket 308)
  • 2.64
    • Add count of Auction House items independent of Altoholic (Ticket 304)
    • Increase maximum queue item count to 9999, (Ticket 305)
    • Change 1/0 to true/false for Blizzard API calls (Ticket 306)
  • 2.63
    • Bump Skillet database version.
    • Add slash command to reinitialize Skillet database.
    • Add persistent bank storage.
    • Reagent Bank added (treat it as just another bank bag).
    • Use bank reagents when processing queue.
    • Bug fixes.
  • 2.62 - Partial Reagent Bank functionality added (treat it as just another bank bag). Bug fixes.
  • 2.61 - Performance issues.
  • 2.60 - Update for WoW 6.02. Add workaround for Blizzard GetTradeSkillInfo bug in Engineering.
  • 2.57 - Fix bug reported on WoWInterface. Clicking on reagents would crash if the tradeskill for the reagent had not been displayed.
  • 2.51 - 2.56 - Bugfixes.
  • 2.50 - new shopping window with guild bank support
  • 2.45 - update for 5.4 - since patch tradeskills of alts not showing, waiting solution from Blizzard


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them? - It's the number of craftable items using reagents in your bag, bank, alts. Right+Click on the bag icon to turn them off
  • How to search in the item name only? - Start your search phrase with exclamation mark: !ink
  • How to search in Auction House? - Alt+Click on shopping list
  • How to retrieve items from bank? - Turn on "Display shopping list at banks"
  • How to turn off Skillet temporarily? - Shift+Click your profession button/link. It also works for View All in your Guild Tab.
  • How to use Enchanting Vellum? - Right Click on Process/Create/Create All button. You create only 1 enchanted vellum, repeat to create more
  • How to paste a recipe in the chat? - double click on the recipe list

- nogudnik - creator of Skillet, left WoW
- lilsparky - creator of Gnome Works and LilSparky's Workshop

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  • Avatar of Derpo Derpo Jul 29, 2016 at 11:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go

    Ah, thank you! I'll make notes of the commands.

    Currently the addon is indeed not working; it shows an empty skill list (all toons, even after deleting all the lua files).
    I'll have faith and wait till you get it working again and will try out every version you put up here.

    Last edited Jul 29, 2016 by Derpo: Nope still doesn't work.

    Smile! You are on the internet!

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jul 27, 2016 at 12:54 UTC - 1 like

    @Derpo: Go

    There are a few options. First, the command "/skillet flushrecipes" will clear just the recipes. Second, the command "/skillet flushalldata" will clear recipes, inventories, queues, and other stuff. Third, delete the file in "WTF\Account\<name>\SavedVariables\Skillet.lua" while WoW is closed which will delete only the data associated with Skillet. The next time you open WoW, a new file will be created.

    Note that a change in WoW build (version) will automatically flush recipes and a change in the Skillet database version with automatically flush all data.

    If you are running r489 or r490 (the latest alpha build), then the empty skill list is expected. I built this version to get the ACE3 libraries updated. Blizzard changed the TradeSkill API completely and it will take a few alpha versions until things are working at all, and a few more before things are working correctly.

    Last edited Jul 28, 2016 by bsmorgan
  • Avatar of Derpo Derpo Jul 27, 2016 at 12:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to reset all data? And I do not mean deleting the WTF folder; I have too much important data there from other addons.

    The reason I ask is that often after an update of this addon, the addon does not work well.
    It just shows an empty skill list.
    I have to delete all the saved variables to fix it. But with all my toons spread out on different servers, that's a lot of map swapping to find the files manually.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go

    Okay, thanks! I will look into it further.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 14, 2015 at 21:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @KippG: Go

    I wish I could say there was documentation (as I could use some myself sometimes) but there isn't. There's four plugins coded now so you can get an idea of what one would look like by looking at the code. You will also have to look at the code to figure out how Skillet calls the plugins.

    When LSW was integrated into Skillet, it wasn't done as a plugin. The same person was the author for both LSW and Skillet at the time. There may need to be some modifications to Skillet to call the new plugin at the appropriate place in MainFrame.lua, but we can discuss that if you are serious about pursuing something. I'll help where I can but this has to be your project.

    TradeSkillInfo is a good example of a successful collaboration. The TSI author has maintained both the plugin and the hooks within Skillet itself.

  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 21:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go


    Where can I get the API for the plugin Skillet supports?

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 14, 2015 at 14:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @KippG: Go

    Sorry, LSW is an abandoned addon and Skillet support for it has been removed. There is support for TradeSkillInfo but it is displayed on the right side in the recipe details frame, not on the left side in the recipe list. I'd consider including (as a plugin) support for other addons but I believe "native" support in Skillet is beyond the scope of the addon.

    Last edited Jun 14, 2015 by bsmorgan
  • Avatar of KippG KippG Jun 14, 2015 at 04:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Any change y'all could integrate the pricing information displayed from LSW?

    As it is LSW is displaying errors all the time. I guess it's not going to be updated anymore and that's a great feature.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Jun 01, 2015 at 12:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Alanassori: Go

    Skillet does have support for plugins but that wasn't how Lilsparky's Workshop was integrated. If you figure out how to do what you need, I'll consider including it in the official release. Open a ticket so we can exchange ideas.

  • Avatar of Alanassori Alanassori Jun 01, 2015 at 11:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to add price info on craftable items derived from GoingPrice addon or AH scans I made. Just like Lilsparky's workshop did. If there is a way I can help with issue I like to help. (Does skillet support plugins?)

    Last edited Jun 01, 2015 by Alanassori


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Aug 27, 2008
Last update
Aug 25, 2016
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  • R: 3.05 for 7.0.3 Aug 25, 2016
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