A recipe sheet is a consumable that unlocks a recipe for its associated crafting discipline for all characters on the account. Recipe sheets can be acquired by many different methods: purchased from vendors, received as a reward from various events and achievements, or found as loot from enemies.
Using a recipe sheet from the inventory consumes it and unlocks its recipe for use in the respective crafting discipline. The discipline and the rating required to craft the recipe are indicated in the sheet's tooltip. A recipe will be unlocked even if the character doesn't have the the associated discipline or the required crafting level to use it.
In general, the type and rarity of the item produced by the recipe is represented in the recipe sheet's icon.
- Exotic accessory recipes use the icon for exotic amulet recipes.
- Gift components for Halloween weapons use the exotic food recipe icon.
- The miscellaneous consumable recipe icons are variously used for potions, tonics, and utility items. They are also used for some gizmos, including endless tonics.
- Prior to July 26, 2016, recipes from consumables were unlocked per character. Recipes learned this way by individual characters can be unlocked for the account by loading those characters.