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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,455 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 130,224 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/17/2014
  • Created 08/27/2012
  • 46 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: ChiBar 0.13b
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About ChiBar

ChiBar is a simple Addon, which provides a Frame for a Monk to observe his Chi.


  • Customazible Frame for tracking your Monk's Chi
    • Different textures
    • Scalable
    • Adjust strata/layer level
    • Adjust opacity
    • Choose ChiBar's growth direction
    • Adjust the space between the Chi Orbs
    • Free movable
    • Change Color of the Chi Orbs
  • Autohiding ChiBar while you're out of Combat
  • Hide Blizzard's default ChiBar


  • Options are integrated into Blizzard's Interface-Optionswindow
  • Access the options through GameMenu>Interface>AddOns>ChiBar ...
  • ... or simply type /cb or /chibar into your chat

Version 0.13b

  • Added support for 6 chi orbs (windwalker draenor perk + ascension)

Version 0.13a

  • Updated for WoW Patch 6.0.2 "The Iron Tide"
  • Textfield now also accept commas instead of dots in decimal numbers

Version 0.13

  • fixed bugs with the special characters of the german locale
  • added Textfield next to the Sliders to adjust the Value manually
  • some code refactoring

Version 0.12

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.4 "Siege of Orgrimmar"
  • fixed a bug with the texture "Minimalistic 1"

Version 0.11a

  • changed event "UNIT_POWER" to "UNIT_POWER_FREQUENT" to (hopefully) fix the bug submitted by Mikemorveus@Curse
  • some rearrangement of the code and the files

Version 0.11

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.3.0 "Escalation"

Version 0.10a

  • Some minor code fixing (taint bug)

Version 0.10

  • Add an option to adjust the space between the Chi Orbs

Version 0.9

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.2.0 "The Thunder King"
  • Reworked vehicle-behaviour
    • ChiBar now only goes invisible, if you're in a real vehicle (like a tank)
  • Reworked the versioncheck of ChiBar

Version 0.8

  • Add an option to adjust ChiBar's strata/layer level

Version 0.7a

  • Fixed an issue with an reappearing default chibar when e.g. entering dungeons
  • some minor adjustmenst in the optionwindow

Version 0.7

  • Added an option to hide the default ChiBar below the player's frame

Version 0.6

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.1.0 "Landfall"
  • Some minor changes on the Addon's strings

Version 0.5

  • Fixed a bug with Autohiding
  • Added a bunch of new fancy textures by Aylaria@EU-Azshara :)

Version 0.4a

  • Fixed a bug with the new color-feature

Version 0.4

  • Added a "Change Color"-function
  • Opacity is now seperatly changeable for empty and full orbs
  • Added a Confirm-PopUp for the "Reset"-feature
  • Option is restructured for the new features
  • Orbs are now smaller by default

Version 0.3b

  • Fixed a bug with the Autohiding-feature (changing registered events),
  • Thanks Kosouda@Curse for your description of the bug :)

Version 0.3a

  • The area, in which you have to click to move the unlocked frame, is smaller since 0.3. This smaller area is now highligthed.

Version 0.3

  • ChiBar's growth direction is now costumizable
  • ChiBar's opacity is now adjustable
  • Added the "KittyFox"-texture by KittyFox@Curse :)

Version 0.2

  • ChiBar is now visible while unlocked and autohiding enabled
  • added a transparent, grey frame while ChiBar is unlocked to show ChiBar's borders
  • some coderewriting

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  • #25

    Thank you thank you thank you!

    With a little testing I've noticed that the bar has been reapearing sometimes, especially when I zone into dungeons/bg's, and when I leave Org to go to Durotar. That might be a CRZ issue but I cant check cause my monk is only level 30.

    Last edited by Vaxi on 12/28/2012 5:44:35 AM
  • #21

    Since updating the addon I'm having an issue where it shows that I have chi built up when I dont have any. Is anyone else having this problem or is it just me?


    Last edited by Oniaki on 11/29/2012 3:24:43 PM
  • #22

    I didn't have the problem in my raid wednesday.
    Did you try to reset the addon? Or the tip i gave at comment 16?
    At last try to clean the whole addon off your wow-installation und download it again.

    Sorry for not helping you further, but I'm not at home the weekend.


  • #19

    Hey, just wanted to let you know that SPELL_POWER_LIGHT_FORCE was changed to SPELL_POWER_CHI, so you'll need to update for that.

  • #20

    Hey there,

    thanks for the info :D

  • #15

    I love this, makes looking at my chi SO much easier!

    It might be a bug with another one of my addons but every time I log out, or reload or anything, my chibar gets huge and i have to resize it EVERY time, its just rather annoying, any ideas?

  • #16

    Well, I don't have this problem on my monk.
    Try to delete your ChiBar.lua and ChiBar.bak in the folder
    .../World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/ACCOUNTNAME/REALM/CHARACTER/

    After deleting these two files, start your WoW. Maybe it'll help.


  • #18

    Glad to hear :)

  • #17

    Whatever it was, it went away with the last update.

  • #13

    Any chance you will be adding a option to change the color of the chi?

  • #14

    I'm working on it right now. Stay tuned! I try to get that done the next days. :)

  • #7

    Nice addon does exactly what it says on the tin. Good use of graphics too, good job.

    Couple of suggestiions,

    1) make the default icons smaller - first time users would likely be put off but massive icons, then allow scroll bar to enlarge/make smaller.

    2) have the empty icons have graphics options too. I'd prefer empty/semi transparent circles rather than the harsh white blobs we have at present.

  • #12

    Thanks :D, positive feedback is always nice ^^

    to 1) I think that's something I'm going to do in the next update.

    to 2) On the one hand it's a simple change of the actual texturefiles or the adding of a new texture. I got a new texture from a curseuser, which ich add to the set soon but I'm still waiting for some new texture from a friend of mine. I'm not really that good at graphics :/
    The graphic options for the empty circles is still a idea in mind, that I try to implement, when I got enough time.

  • #3

    There's a bug where gaining Chi through Spinning Crane Kick won't show the bar in combat.  There are also some other conditions that cause it to not show up in combat when it should, but I haven't narrowed down what those are yet.

    In general, it seems like it's only showing when it updates through you generating or spending Chi with direct abilities.


    Also, is there any way you could make this bar look like the default UI Chi bar?  I like how they fade in and out and their general look.  ...Maybe this is the wrong addon for me if I'm asking about that but just wondering.

    Last edited by Kosouda on 10/3/2012 12:47:30 AM
  • #4

    Hi there,

    whether it appears or disappears while autohiding is active is based on the combatstatus. So when you enter combat it shows up and will vanish if you're not in combat anymore. I don't really know why that problem is present. Unfortunately I'm not able to reproduce the bug, cause my monk is too low.

    I would consider to disable the "autohiding"-function.

    And with the "default UI"-thingy. The texture itself is too small und would be pixelated. A Fading In/Out is something I thought about, but I won't implement something like that in the future. Sorry for that.

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