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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,419 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 38,819 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/20/2015
  • Created 03/04/2013
  • 26 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Beta
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.1b
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About ArenaLive [UnitFrames]


ArenaLive [UnitFrames] is an unit frame addon that is based on the ArenaLive Spectator UI. Apart from raid boss frames, all necessary frames are included.

You found a Bug or want to suggest a New Feature?

That's great! In order to make it easier to track all bugs and new feature requests, please use the ticket system on curseforge instead of the comments below.

Help localising the addon:

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



  • Portrait Types: 2D portrait, 3D portrait or the class icon.
  • Overlay that shows current CC on the unit or particular CDs the unit uses.

Dynamic Icons:

  • Two dynamic icons per frame.
  • Every icon can have a fallback type if the main type is not available for a unit.
  • Icon types: class, race, specialisation (only for player and arena targets), pvp-trinket, racial ability, interrupt, dispel, reaction.


  • Colour Modes: simple green, class, smooth, reaction.
  • Absorb Bars.
  • Heal Prediction Bars.

Statusbar Text:

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%


  • Indicates if a cast is uninterruptable (cast bar turns blue).
  • Indicates if a cast was successfully interrupted (castbar text will show "Lockout! (<spellSchool>)".


  • Shows the last spells/attacks a unit used.
  • Up to 9 icons can be shown simultaneously.


  • NEW: Added German localisation.
  • BUGFIX: Interrupted spells should now again show up with a red X in the cast history.
  • BUGFIX: Smoke Bomb and Solar Beam are now shown in the CC Indicator
  • BUGFIX: Castbars should now turn blue and start to glow once more, if a player's cast is not interruptible.
  • BUGFIX: Castbars for target and focus frames should now show up again, if the targeted unit already casts when getting targeted by the player.
  • OTHER: Updated spell database to WoD.


  • NEW: Text sizes of player names, health- and powerbars can now be set in the GUI.
  • NEW: Buffs and Debuffs can now be set to click through, so that they won't interact with the cursor.
  • NEW: Buffs can now be filtered to only show buffs you can dispel/spell steal on hostile units.
  • NEW: Buffs can now be filtered to only show buffs cast by yourself on friendly units
  • NEW: Portrait can now be set to a normal 2D portrait of the unit.
  • NEW: Icon cooldowns now also are affected by cooldown reset abilities.
  • NEW: Added a button to delete profiles.
  • BUGFIX: ArenaLive's cooldown count will now be disabled, if Blizzard's native cooldown count is enabled.
  • BUGFIX: It is now possible to set a colour mode for player names in the GUI again.
  • BUGFIX: PvP-Icon is now click through again.
  • BUGFIX: Warlock interrupts should now be tracked correctly.
  • OTHER: Remaining pvp timer text will now be shown on the pvp icon, instead of in an extra tooltip.
  • OTHER: Changed the dynamic icon code to be significantly more efficient.
  • OTHER: Renamed the "Castable Buff" option to Raid Buffs" to make its function clearer.
  • OTHER: Updated version number to be more in line with ArenaLive [Core].


  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that could cause a lua error whenver a successful interrupt was cast.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that would cause the UI reload popup to show up when the PetFrame was disabled.
  • BUGFIX: Readjusted position of Deathknight's runebar.


  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that caused a lua error when an enemy unit is shown for frames with the "Show only Player's Debuffs" feature active.


  • NEW: Diminishing return trackers do now have test values and will be visible when frames are unlocked.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that prevented buff and debuff filters from working correctly.
  • BUGFIX: Adjusted all alternative power bars' position.
  • OTHER: Changed default position and size values for Arena and Party frames' DR Trackers.
  • OTHER: Changed default position of the pet frame.


  • 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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  • #209

    How can I make the combo points bigger? They are so small. I cant seem to find it in the options.

  • #210

    That is currently not possible, but I probably will change that in the future.

    For suggestions like these, please use the ticket system at ArenaLive's curseforge page.

    Last edited by Vadrak1 on 1/27/2015 5:46:07 AM
  • #207

    Please add CD tracker frames for Arena and Party frames!

    This is the only thing which is why I still use GladiusEx.

    It's CD tracker Frames are all customizable. User can create own 'groups' and attach it to any other frame of the addon. PvP Trinket is a group too. I added to the trinket group every ability which can remove CC.

    This feature is so awesome but GladiusEx outdated and not supported. So please add CD Tracker to your addon!

  • #204

    Thanks for addinng show dispelable buffs option and 2D potraits. You're the man!


  • #206

    You're welcome!

  • #203

    Thank you for adding the click-through buffs\debuffs can you also please add a click-through feature for the Unit Frames/TargetFrames/FocusFrames, also for the spell history icons. Thank you very much!

  • #205

    That surely is no problem, would you create a ticket with your ideas on ArenaLive's curseforge page? It makes it a lot easier for me to keep track of all bugs and feature requests. :)

  • #208

    sure will do.

  • #201

    Hey, loving this addon so far. It's what I've been looking for! Quick question though. I play on my laptop so the text size is painfully too small to read. Is there a way to increase the text size in the healthbar? Thanks in advance.

  • #202

    Hey, I want to make it possible for players to set the text size themselves, but it could cause display errors, when simply making it changeable via a slider or something like that (e.g. European players that face russian players in a BG/in Arena would see ?????? instead of player names etc.).

    I'm currently trying out a few things to somehow deal with that problem. Maybe in the next build you will be able to choose between different font types, like small, medium, large, very large etc. :)

  • #194

    Hey, I found something not working as intended I guess.Diminishing return icons are somewhat not able to get good position.

    With every option except "above" they are entirely somewhere, where they should not be.

    Can you check it out, see what what I mean and perhaps tweak it a bit? Awesome addon!

  • #195

    Thanks for the info, I will look into it. Do you have these problems with all frames or only a certain type? Because I normally only use the DR tracker for the arena enemy frames and there it seems to work correctly.

    Normally you should be able to position them where you want them to be, because the new positioning system is relatively dynamic, as you can set the frame element, you want the dr tracker to be attached to and X and Y positions relative to that frame element.

    E.g. if you want the DR tracker to be on the right side of the unit frame, you would set the "Position" dropdown to "Right", the "Attach to" dropdown to "Unit Frame", the "X Offset" editbox to 5 (positive numbers will move the dr tracker to the right and negative numbers to the left) and "Y Offset" editbox to something like -12 (positive numbers move the dr tracker the frame upwards and negative numbers downwards)

    Last edited by Vadrak1 on 1/12/2015 6:50:04 AM
  • #200

    If you catched some of it what was here, ingore it.Everything works perfectly, the problem was somewhere between my monitor and chair.

    Last edited by Emdix on 1/12/2015 9:45:57 AM
  • #193

    I enjoy this addon over ShadowedUF as of now. But I have one issue so far, which really bugs me, and that is the Blizzard Party Interface still shows while the ArenaLive Party Unit Frames are enabled. You may already know, but in case you didn't. Ciao.

  • #196

    Hey there, I am aware of that, but there is a way for you to disable Blizzard's party frames yourself:

    1. Hit ESC -> Interface
    2. In the interface menu go to the "Raid Profiles" menu
    3. On the top right corner of the raid profile menu there is a checkbox "Use Raid-Style Party Frames", check it.
    4. Now you are able to show/hide Blizzard's party UI, just like you can hide the Blizzard raid UI.
    Last edited by Vadrak1 on 1/12/2015 6:53:46 AM
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