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ArenaLive [UnitFrames]

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,849 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 25,815 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/22/2014
  • Created 03/04/2013
  • 23 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Beta
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 0.9beta
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About ArenaLive [UnitFrames]


If you're using an older version of the addon (0.7beta6 or lower) and want to update it to version 0.5 or higher then please follow these steps before installing it:

  1. Close World of Warcraft, if it is still running.
  2. Delete the old ArenaLiveUnitFrames and ArenaLiveCore directories inside your "World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons" directory.
  3. Open your World of Warcraft root directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft").
  4. Open the "WTF" folder inside the World of Warcraft directory. (e.g. "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WTF").
  5. Open the "Account" folder and then open the folder that is named like your account name (e.g. "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<Your Account Name>").
  6. Now open the "SavedVariables" folder inside your account's directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<Your Account Name>\SavedVariables").
  7. There delete the two files "ArenaLiveCore.lua" and "ArenaLiveCore.lua.bak".
  8. Now install the addon via the curse client or manually.


ArenaLive [UnitFrames] is an unit frame set that is based on the ArenaLive Spectator UI.

Help localising the addon:

If you want to help making the addon available in your mother tongue, then take a look at the localisation page on curseforge.



  • You can either show the unit's 3D portrait or the class icon.
  • Every unit frame has a portrait overlay that shows current CC on the unit or particular CDs the unit uses.

Dynamic Icons:

There are currently 2 dynamic icons per frame that can be set to the following:

  • Unit's class: Will show the class icon.
  • Unit's race: Will show a race and gender specific icon.
  • Unit's specialisation (only for player and arena targets): Will show the current talent specialisation.
  • Unit's Trinket: Will track the cooldown of the unit's pvp-trinket.
  • Unit's Racial: Will track the cooldown of the unit's racial ability.
  • Unit's interrupt or dispel: Depending on the class it will either show the cooldown of the defensive dispel or the unit's interrupt ability.
  • Unit's reaction: Colours the icon in the reaction specific color that the unit has towards the player (friendly, hostile, neutral).


The healthbar can be coloured by:

  • Class colour.
  • The remaining amount of HP (smooth).
  • The unit's reaction towards the player (friendly, hostile, neutral).
  • simple green.

Furthermore heal prediction and absorb bars are also shown.

Statusbar Text:

It is possible to set the status bar text yourself using certain aliases for the following things:

  • Full Max Value: %MAX%
  • Abbreviated Max Value: %MAX_SHORT%
  • Full Current Value: %CURR%
  • Abbreviated Max Value: %CURR_SHORT%
  • Health Percentage with 2 decimal digits: %PERCENT%
  • Health Percantage without decimal digits: %PERCENT_SHORT%
  • (Absorb display is currently disabled)


The cast history shows the last spells/attacks a unit used. Up to 9 icons can be shown simultaneously. This is especially useful if you are streaming and want to give your audience an easy way to see what is going on.


  • IMPORTANT: Please reset your old ArenaLiveUnitFrames Settings as explained in the addon's description in order to prevent errors.
  • NEW: Unit frame positions can now be changed in the option menu to allow more accurate placement.
  • NEW: Frame constituents like cast bar, cast history and aura frames can now be positioned more dynamically.
  • NEW: Frame borders can now be hidden. The frame design was changed a bit to account for this new feature. It is, therefore, possible that some frame borders do not align perfectly.
  • NEW: Added a Grid consisting of a horizontal and a vertical line to improve frame placement.
  • NEW: Unit frame tooltips can now be enabled/disabled.
  • NEW: All unit frames except for target-of-target and target-of-focus do now have a diminishing return tracker.
  • NEW: Dynamic Icons do now have a fallback option that will be used if the first choice isn't available for a specific unit.
  • NEW: Added tooltips to most option menu items.
  • NEW: A tooltip showing the remaining time flagged for pvp will now be shown when scrolling over the PvP-status icon.
  • BUGFIX: In combat icon for target frame should now be displayed according to target's combat state.
  • BUGFIX: Display of Mage's Counter Spell interrupt will now be reduced by 4 seconds to reflect the 2-piece PvP-Set-Bonus.
  • OTHER: Completely redesigned the option menu to be more intuitive.
  • OTHER: Rewrote the profile system to be more dynamic.
  • OTHER: Updated some spell-IDs in spell database.
  • OTHER: Updated .toc file.
  • OTHER: Redesigned the SavedVariables structure.


  • OTHER: Switched from lua-based font swaps to xml-alternatives for non-latin characters. This should enable European players to see names with non-latin characters correctly.


  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that would set the fonttype to a Taiwanese font for German clients.


  • BUGFIX: Player tooltips should finally show up again, when entering an unit frame.
  • OTHER: Updated CC and DR lists. These should now both be complete.
  • OTHER: Added Taiwanese localisation
  • OTHER: Added German localisation


  • BUGFIX: Fear should now be shown correctly in the cc indicator again.
  • BUGFIX: Tweaked option sliders to fix the strange slider behaviour in 5.4
  • OTHER: Updated .toc file.


  • OTHER: Added many offensive cooldowns to the spell library.
  • OTHER: Updated ArenaLive [Core] to fit the version of the new Arena Live [Spectator].


  • NEW FEATURE: Added the possibility to change border colours for all unit frames.
  • OTHER: Added a range and phase indication for party frames.
  • BUGFIX: Auras should finally grow upwards when positioned above a unit frame.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed an issue were the castbar would disappear during channeled spells.
  • BUGFIX: Healthbar colours are now updating correctly again, when set to "Current Health".


  • NEW FEATURE: Added Korean localisation (thanks to curse user "jungwan2" for the new localisation and "kennethshin" for the old one).
  • NEW FEATURE: Added a small profile menu to copy settings from one character to another. (Log on every character once to copy their frame positions).
  • OTHER: Frame positions are now stored in the addon's saved variables instead of Blizzard's layout cache.
  • OTHER: Added a function to reset target of target's and target of focus' anchors in order to reattach them to their parent frames after moving them separately.
  • OTHER: Further updated the spell database.
  • BUGFIX: The Korean client should now display all fonts with an outline.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed an issue where the faction symbols weren't displayed on arena enemy target frames inside battlegrounds for non english clients.
  • BUGFIX: The unit frames should work with addons like clique once again.
  • BUGFIX: Auras should now grow upwards when positioned above a unit frame.
  • BUGFIX: Blizzard's ComboFrame should now be hidden correctly if the ALUF_TargetFrame is enabled.


  • NEW FEATURE: Player names will now indicate if a unit is AFK/DND.
  • NEW FEATURE: Added party frames.
  • NEW FEATURE: It is now possible to set the number of shown buffs and debuffs for every frame type (0 disables duffs and/or debuffs).
  • NEW FEATURE: The target frame now shows if your target is in combat or not. (Not completely implemented yet).
  • NEW FEATURE: Added two new categories for portrait overlays: Useful buffs and useful debuffs. The first will only show Fear ward for the moment, whereas the second one currently only shows Unstable Affliction and Vampiric Touch.
  • OTHER: Changes in the option menu are now applied instantly, instead of after hitting the OKAY button.
  • OTHER: Level, in combat and resting display were moved from inside the portrait to the other icons on top of the frame.
  • OTHER: Spec icon for arena frames was moved next to the name of the arena target.
  • OTHER: When a cast is not interruptible, the according cast bar's colour will now switch to blue in addition to the glowing border effect.
  • OTHER: Completely recoded the whole addon's core to be more efficient.
  • OTHER: Lock Frame option was moved to the ArenaLive [Core] Menu tab.
  • OTHER: Added some missing spells to the spell DB.


  • BUGFIX: Names etc. should no show up correctly when playing on korean client.
  • BUGFIX: The PetFrame now shouldn't show up, if it was disabled in the option menu.
  • BUGFIX: Debuffs should now only show the player's debuffs when "Show all enemy debuffs" is unchecked.
  • BUGFIX: Few other Bug fixes were made.
  • OTHER: The system to enable/disable unit frames was completely redone. It should now work as intended.
  • OTHER: It is now possible to disable reverse fill for target, focus and arena enemy frames.
  • OTHER: A new checkbutton was added to make it possible to enable/disable absorb bars without enabling/disabling predicted healing and vice versa.


  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that would cause a LUA error when "Show all enemy debuffs" was unchecked.
  • BUGFIX: Dwarf Race icons should now show up correctly.
  • BUGFIX: 3D Portraits of NPCs should now always update to the portrait position when PortraitType is set to "class" for the target frame.
  • BUGFIX: Spell lock cooldown should now show correctly, if the "Dispel or Interrupt" Icon option is chosen.


  • NEW FEATURE: A diminishing return tracker was added to arena enemy frames.
  • NEW FEATURE: It is now possible to hide Blizzard's player cast bar.
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Clique support.
  • NEW FEATURE: Options menu can now be opened via slash commands: /aluf, /aliveuf, /arenaliveunitframes and /alive
  • BUGFIX: Name colour should now reflect correctly if a NPC was tapped by another player, when set to reaction colour mode.
  • BUGFIX: Arena enemy frames should now behave correctly (again).
  • BUGFIX: Added several spells to the Spell Database for CC Overlay.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that prevented options from the "ArenaLiveUnitFrames" tab from being saved into the SavedVariables table.
  • OTHER: Increased the size of the stealable debuff border to make it easier to spot dispellable debuffs.


  • NEW FEATURE: Frames can now be enabled/disabled according to your wishes.
  • BUGIFX: Arena enemy frames should now behave correctly inside of arenas and should no longer reset their healthbars randomly.


  • NEW FEATURE: Added arena enemy frames.
  • NEW FEATURE: It is now possible to size buff/debuff icons seperately from unit frame scale.
  • NEW FEATURE: It is now possible to size cast history icons seperately from unit frame scale.
  • NEW FEATURE: Added a frame mover to each frame that will show the x and y coordinates of the frame.
  • NEW FEATURE: Focus and target frame icons can now show trinket, racial, dispel and interrupt cooldowns.
  • BUGFIX: Player names should now be shown correctly while using the russian game client.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that would cause the frames to shrink to 0.1 scale.
  • BUGFIX: Unit frames that are unlocked should now show up correctly, even if their unit type currently doesn't exist.


  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that prevented Set Focus from being used in the UnitPopup DropDownMenus. This should also solve the RaidFrame taint ArenaLiveUnitFrames was causing sometimes, but further testing is needed on this.


  • NEW FEATURE: Added Target-of-Target frame
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Focus frame
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Target-of-Focus frame
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Pet frame
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Absorb bars
  • NEW FEATURE: Frames are now scalable in the options menu
  • BUGFIX: It is now possible to target units by clicking on their unitframe
  • BUGFIX: Added several spells to the filter list for the castHistory


  • Currently includes Player and Target frame
  • First Beta release

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  • #146

    Hi, there doesn't seem to be an adjustment for the Power bar's location and it's currently overlapping onto the manabar on the player frame.  Is this a known issue?


    Also, Healthbar options only seem to show current health value like "46k."  Is there any way to get it to show current and total value?  e.g.  36,000/46,000?  Same for mana

    Last edited by ShibbiShwing on 10/22/2014 6:15:19 PM
  • #144

    Did diminishing returns get added to target frame and such yet?  It's sadly the only thing missing from this amazing addon :(

    Last edited by Wyndoor on 10/22/2014 4:19:53 PM
  • #143

    Okay, the corrected version is uploaded. For everyone who already downloaded the first one: Delete the ArenaLiveSpectator3 Folder in your Addons directory and try downloading the fixed version. Then everything should be fine.

    Sorry again!

  • #145

    The Add-On is working now.  However, I'm noticing that for Destruction Warlocks at least, the Burning Embers Bar is about half way up through the Mana Bar.  Is there any way to fix this on my side?

  • #133

    Hello everyone,

    I just uploaded the new 6.0-ready version of ArenaLive to curseforge. If everything runs smoothly it should be available for download soon.

    Note that you need  to reset the old saved variables for ArenaLive [UnitFrames] as explained in the addon's description.

    It might be possible that the border textures might not fit as perfectly as they used to, due to a slightly changed frame design, but for the most part the new version should be working just fine in 6.0.

    Unfortunetaly, I couldn't keep the old localisations, because I made huge changes to the addon's core. So if anyone wants to translate the addon into his/her mother tongue, let me know.

    If I'm not mistaken the new version will have all features the old one had, plus some extra stuff that will hopefully make setting the frames up easier for you.

    Additionally, I added a donation button to the addon's page, in case people want to support me this way. :)

    Last edited by Vadrak1 on 10/22/2014 1:45:32 PM
  • #138

    It doesn't seem to be working.  I did everything you said to re-install it, but it's not showing up in game.  Under Interface -> Add-Ons it's not even coming up.  If there's any information I can give that will help, please let me know.

  • #134

    Now doesn't work on RU client absolutely... Sadly. Did everything according to instructions.

  • #142

    Oh thanks for that reply that helps a lot!
    Seems like I zipped the wrong addon ... sorry guys! I'll upload the correct one now.

  • #139

    On mine, there is only ArenaLive3 [Core] and ArenaLive3 [Spectator].  I tried disabling Spectator too, but it didn't do anything to help Core work.

    Tried Reloading with Spectator enabled, and it just brought up the Spectator Frames over the Blizzard UI, which wasn't what I was looking for.

  • #137
    Quote from Vadrak1 »

    That's odd. Did you get any lua error message?

    EDIT: Have a look at your addon list ingame. If  there is an ArenaLive [Core] and an ArenaLive3 [Core], try disabling the first one. Maybe there are some interferences between the two.


    No error msg. In add-list only ArenaLive3 (before update did full uninstalling). Also, now in 'Interface' -> 'Modification' ArenaLive missing for settings.

  • #135

    That's odd. Did you get any lua error message?

    EDIT: Have a look at your addon list ingame. If  there is an ArenaLive [Core] and an ArenaLive3 [Core], try disabling the first one. Maybe there are some interferences between the two.

    Last edited by Vadrak1 on 10/22/2014 2:39:59 PM
  • #132

    Is this addon currently working for 6.0? I had it on previously and after the patch its the only addon I used to use that I cant get to work anymore

  • #131

    Hey everyone,

    just wanted to let you know that the addon is not dead. It has been marked inactive by curse automatically, because there was no update for 90 days. I'm currently testing a new version of the unit frames and will upload it as soon as possible.

    You'll need to set up the unit frames again with the new version, though. On the bright side, the new version will finally allow you to hide the unit frames' borders and adjust the position of some components (cast bars, aura frame) to your liking. Additionally, all frames will now have a DR Tracker. Boss frames won't make it into this version, unfortunately, but I'm also working on those.

  • #130

    Hey man was just wondering if you were going to update this addon for wod I really like the addon. Played the game for almost 10 years used all the UI addons but this one is my favorite and permanent one. I only use 2 Interrupt bar and this one so I hope you do decide to update it cheers m8

  • #129

    Hi, I really like you addon. However I was wondering if you have any plans to add the option to configure the font sizes aswell as the castbar (size, glow effects etc.)?

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