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  • Runes of Magic
  • 80 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.1
  • 25,683 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/10/2013
  • Created 05/30/2009
  • 35 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons License By-Nc-Sa 3.0
  • Newest File: v.1.1.2
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About nkCooldown

I apologize in advance for poor English.

Please use the ticket system for bug reports.



Description now available in this languages:

If you want add description in your language, here you have code. ( don't delete e. g. == )

If you done send PM to me with code. Thanks you in advance.


I'm looking for all no translated languages.

If you done translation in your language send PM to Rycerzodie with file. Thanks you in advance.


nkCooldown Bars shows all currently active skill and item cooldowns of your char on a bar. This allows you to get an visual view of all your cooldowns. Especially in PvP or Raid situations this will allow you to fire your skills / items much more consistent.

New cooldowns start at the right side of the bar and will move to the left. Only CD less than 60 seconds (or whatever you'll select as maximum duration for the short CD bar) will move on the bar.

As soon as a a CD of a skill / item is ready again (meaning it has moved from right to left on the bar) the corresponding icon will flash shortly on the left side of the bar (can be configured in the settings).

Currently there is a limit of 10 CDs in place. That should be enough for most situations. However if you find a combination of more than 10 CDs please let me know.

Please note that the following situation is not handled and no CD will be shown: If you use the last piece of an item and there is no other item with the same CD, the CD will not show on the bar. At this point of time I have not found any solutions to this. RoM just doesn't give me any CD information in situations where you don't have any item with the same CD anymore.

Long duration CDs

Two options for display are available and can be selected in the configuration GUI.

MAX = the maximum duration of the short CD bar according to settings

Option 1: All CD > MAX will be shown stacked to the right side of the bar Option 2: A second bar is shown above the main bar showing long time CDs > MAX

For Options 2 you can set the maximum time the 2nd bar from 2 minutes up to 120 minutes. Any CD longer than this value will be shown stacked like in Option 1.


Type /nkcd or /nkcooldown to show the configuration GUI. You can change the following settings:

Display tab

  • Lock addon: You can lock the addon in place so it cannot be moved by mouse anymore
  • UI Scale: The scale of the bar (1.0 means 100%)
  • X / Y Pos: You can manually position the bar for fine tuning
  • Alpha with / without CD: You can set the alpha level of the bar
  • Texture: Select the texture of the bar(s)
  • Color: Select the color of the bar(s)

Options tab

  • Show flash icon: Enable / Disable the flashing icon of CDs which are ready again
    • Flash duration: How long the icon will flash (if activated)
  • CD below icon: Show the CD below the icon (only on main bar)
  • Display of long CD: main bar (only 1 bar), 2nd bar (2 bars)
    • Maximum 1st bar: 30 - 120 seconds
    • Maximum 2nd bar: 2 - 120 minutes

Simply click the button Save to update the bar if you have made changes. You can always reset settings to default by clicking on the reset button.

Filter tab

On this tab you can define which skills are to be shown on the bar. Whenever the system catches a skill on CD it will add it to the Whitelist. So this list will grow in time.

If you want to move a skill on the blacklist simply click on it. Of course it works the same way to move a skill from black to whitelist.

Any skill on the blacklist will be completely ignored by the addon.

Version 1.1.2

- Changed os functions to math.floor (thanks to Kwitsch)
[From now, you don't must have addon to time (e.g. d303Fix)]

Version 1.1.1

- Correct support for all languages
- Added translate: JP (by YossyE)
- Small changes in PL translate
- Small changes in Option Tab

Version 1.1

- Added support for all languages
- Added translate: PL, ES
- Added support for AddonManager

Version 1.0.2

- Fixed width of sliders in config

Version 1.0.1

- Hotfix for RunesOfMagic Version 1844

Version 1.0.0

- Added option to select texture of bars
- Added option to select color of bars
- Added option to set maximum duration of main bar (30 - 120 seconds)
- Added skill filtering

Version 0.3.0

- Bug fix: Flash Icon setting were not saved

Version 0.3.0

- Added: Optional 2nd (smaller) bar for long CDs (>60 sec)
- Added: The bar can now be locked
- Added: New option to show CD below icon
- Added: The lowest 10 CD are shown (limit of 10 still in place)
- Added: Recognition of items sharing the same CD (e.g. limit to show just 1 CD)
- Added: The addon tries to recognize item use from the chat emote

- Update: Items are now handled corrected if moved in bag
- Update: Look for other items with same CD if last piece of an item is used
- Update: New options tab in configuration for additional settings
- Update: Improved tooltip display
- Update: Improved recognition and display of the correct item used

- Fixed Bug: Resetting settings didn't work properly
- Fixed Bug: Switching tabs in the GUI sometimes didn't work
- Fixed Bug: Handling of skills sharing the same CD

Version 0.2.5

- Added Alpha to the setting
- Fixed an error loading the new settings

Version 0.2.0 BETA

- Added configuration GUI (use /nkcd)
- Added cooldown handling for items (for example potions)
- Added flashing icon (optional) for CD which are ready again
- Added scaling of bar

Version 0.1.0 BETA

- First public release


  • #12

    Hey Im having problems, whenever i cast more than one spell the countdown will stop once the first spell comes out of the cooldown, the rest stay in the bar but dont follow the countdown to 0, how i fix this?

  • #13

    same happening here

  • #11


    I get an error message when i a cd is end:
    nkCDFrame's OnUpdate os is a nil value

    I fixed it

    1. open nkCooldown.Core.lua file for writing
    2. add these lines to the top of the file:
      gTime = 0;
      os = {}
      os.clock = function()
      return gTime;
    3. save and close the file
    4. open nkCooldown.lua for writing
    5. search this line: nkCooldown.OnUpdate = function (this, elapsedTime)
    6. AFTER this line in NEW LINE insert this code:
      gTime = gTime + elapsedTime;
    7. use the addon :)

  • #10

    I like your addon, and it ALMOST works for me. Smile

    It does fine right until the first cooldown reaches 0; then everything freezes.

    Any suggestions?


  • #9
    For some reason, the skills r static. They dont go from right to left. They stay at the point in the bar of the actual cooldown. Any ideas why?
  • #8
    Update PLZ
  • #7
    Hello ! I like this addon but dont run in french server :-( How to translate please ? (sorry for my bad english)
    Thank you :-)
  • #5

    what's wrong?
    i have polish version
  • #4
    i need a timer for my "Holy Light Domain" , normaly 6 sec active, with elite skill 12 sec
  • #3
    i know there's already a million (well more like 3) out there but i really like the way this plugin outputs the information so would it be possible to either integrate the actual buffs & debuffs into this plugin (as a separate frame etc) or just create a secondary plugin entirely with that functionality.

    possibly with options for:
    -left-right mirrored rendering so you can have them on opposing sides and they sync up.
    -set an arbitrary width (within confines of WorldFrame:GetWidth()) independent of overall scale.

  • #1
    rly cool and useful addon!

    some small sugestions:
    -make it possible to hide skills like the teleport skills.
    -and i would rly like to scale the bar & Icons.
    -a setting to always show the cd timer below the icons.

    thanks for releasing,
  • #2
    Hi Daru

    Thanks for the suggestions. As of release 0.2.0 Beta you'll find some already covered. I've added the remaining to the list of things to do.

  • #6
    Naifu, are you the same nk as nkchat and nkcraft? I just wondered why you dropped those projects.
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