WoW API: GetProfessionInfo

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WoW API < GetProfessionInfo

Gets details on a profession from its index including name, icon, and skill level.

name, icon, skillLevel, maxSkillLevel, numAbilities, spelloffset,
    skillLine, skillModifier, specializationIndex,
    specializationOffset = GetProfessionInfo(index)

Arguments[edit]

index
Number - The skill index number (can be found with API GetProfessions()

Returns[edit]

name, icon, skillLevel, maxSkillLevel, numAbilities, spelloffset, skillLine, skillModifier
name
String - The skill name (locale specific)
icon
String - the location of the icon image
skillLevel
Number - the current skill level
maxSkillLevel
Number - the current skill cap (75 for apprentice, 150 for journeyman etc.)
numAbilites
Number - The number of abilities/icons listed. These are the icons you put on your action bars.
spelloffset
Number - The offset id of the first Spell of this profession. (you can CastSpell(spelloffset + 1, "Spell") to use the first spell of this profession)
skillLine
Number - reference to the profession. (See Details.)
skillModifier
Number - Additional modifiers to your profession levels. IE: Lures for Fishing.
specializationIndex
Number - A value indicating which specialization is known (ie. Transmute specialist for Alchemist)
specializationOffset
Number - haven't figured this one out yet

Details[edit]

This also seems to return some kind of data on the talent trees and guild perks.

Skill Line may be useful in internationalization using the number to check the profession rather than the text (which changes with localization).

The skill lines known are: Archaeology (794), Alchemy (171), Blacksmith (164), Cooking (184), Enchanting (333), Engineer (202), First Aid (129), Fishing (356), Herbalism (182), Inscription (773), Jewelcrafting (755), Leatherworking (165), Mining (186), Skinning (393), and Tailoring (197).

Alchemy Specializations known are: Elixir (2), Potion (3), Transmute (4).