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Acherus Runes

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 598 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 4.1.0
  • 249,323 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/14/2011
  • Created 02/08/2009
  • 326 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Mature
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: v1.2.3

About Acherus Runes


Acherus is a Death Knight addon providing displays for runes, procs, runic power, and diseases. A great effort has been put in to make all features customizable. Animations are provided to make it very easy to see when things become available and unavailable.



Slash Command

To open the configuration type /ac or /acherus, click on the minimap button, or use a Data Broker display that's compatible with launchers.

Feature Requests and Bugs

If you have a feature request or a bug to report please post a ticket. Do not post them in the comments.

Feature List

  • Runes
    • Multiple layouts (Stacking, Columns, Triangle, etc.)
    • Flexible - Split into Bars, Icons, and Text modules
    • Rune sets - DKI, Ebon Blade, and Blizzard
  • Procs
    • Killing Machine, Rime, Sudden Doom tracking
    • ButtonFacade support
    • Pulse animation that minimizes
  • Diseases
    • Only current target tracking
    • Combined into a timeline bar for easy viewing of durations
  • Runic Power
    • Three layouts
      • Triangle - Lines are drawn every 20 runic power
      • Bar - Simple bar with movable text
      • Text - Just the text
  • Additionally
    • Modules are highly customizable
    • Each module can be enabled/disabled
    • Profiles - Set up for different specs, such as PvP, PvE, etc.
    • Data Broker Launcher with a Minimap icon

Translation Request

I currently need translators to help convert the English in the menus into the following languages:

  • French
  • Korean
  • Latin American Spanish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

Go to the localization page if you'd like to translate. It's open to anyone with an account. Curse has a system setup so that phrases can be translated very fast and easily with no manual editing of files. Thanks!


Acherus uses tons of memory / cpu!

This is just because it starts with "A" and is loading first in your setup, and getting blamed for all the resources used in shared libraries by all your addons. If you're concerned you can test by installing standalone versions of the libraries, especially Ace3. It's normal though; some addon always gets blamed for the shared libraries. It's not a real problem.

What was AcherusLoader?

AcherusLoader was a folder in older versions that helped the addon load only on Death Knight characters. Newer versions handle this differently. Now, if you forget to manually disable Acherus on a non-DK, it will disable itself. You can delete the old AcherusLoader folder if you still have it.


  • Kassay - Created the triangle texture
  • Nathyrra - Inspiration and testing
  • DKI, Ebon Blade - Rune icons
  • Ategia, Lojan - German translations
  • Psyquest - French translations
  • Defia, Masodcn - Simplified Chinese translations
  • Tushiyang, MusicOnline - Traditional Chinese translations

tag v1.2.3
root <root@db06.curselive.local>
2011-05-15 03:11:20 +0000

Tagging as v1.2.3


    - Fixed typos; the last commit had the wrong version of some code.
    - Forward-compatible with 4.2 PTR's new CLEU args.
    - Hard-embed LibButtonFacade; fixes various packaging issues. Long-term it shouldn't be embedded at all though.
    - Move LDB embed up one level.
    - Crimson Scourge proc


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  • #98

    I assume this addon is now dead?  I really loved the Runic Triangle Indicator...

  • #97

    Really hoping for an update/continued maintenance and features for this once great addon.


    Last edited by iscintilla on 1/21/2012 11:42:02 AM
  • #96
    Re: Acherus Runes for 4.3

    Thanks for the great addon!  Are you planning an update for 4.3?

  • #94
    How do you move it...i have it unlocked but when i click on it and move my mouse it just moves the screen....PLEASE HELP!
  • #93
    i've gone and done a quick fix to get it up to date for the current expansion(4.2). i'll be adjusting the credits and whatnot then submitting it as a fork and keeping up to date as best i can in the future, as acherus, as great as it is, seems to be dead right now.
  • #92
    The "rune and bar spacing" feature under the spacing tab in the rune configuration does not appear to be working.
  • #91
    Any word on an update? I've made and several great suggestions to improve this addon but it is unclear to me if the addon is still being maintained. I love the addon and hope to continue to see it kept up to date as well as some improvements made regarding the option for disease display, etc.
  • #90
    hi, kollektiv! I am so happy to see you update this addon, Thank you!
  • #89
    Blizzard runes reappear when i leave a vehicle. Not a deal breaker but very annoying. Any help?
  • #88
    Blizzard runes reappear when i leave a vehicle. Not a deal breaker but very annoying. Any help?
  • #87
    I Just reset my profile for Acherus and fixed the number issue. I cant adjust the offset of the 2 digit offset under normal position though which would be nice because there a little off center.
  • #86
    Runes only showing ... when second rune of each rune type is on cooldown. Tryin to figure out why. any clues?
  • #85
    This addon prevents Button Forge ( from working. I know nothing about how either addon works, and would like to know if there is a way I could fix this as I'm forced to decide which of the two to use on my Death Knight. :(
  • #84
    Hi Kollektiv, thanks for updating this great addon. If posible, would you be able to implement more customizable options for the disease timers? Personally I like to have mine set up similar to the "pipe bar" option for runes where they are just customizable bars with customizable font/time display. Thanks for your continued work on this addon.
  • #83
    I would like to report 2 bugs:
    When i have acherus runes enabled i can't use the 'Zoom' function of Bartender4 (it hides the borders of the default blizzard icons on the action bars).
    I have the show minimap icon disabled, but sometimes it's on the minimap anyway. If i enable than disable the option it is hidden again, but after a reload ui it's back.
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