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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,994 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,879,830 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 5,005 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.4.2 - r185
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About Elkano's BuffBars

EBB provides groups of statusbar style indicators to show (de)buffs currently affecting your char or some other units (currently focus, pet and target). For the player, it can also show indicators for temporary enchants place on it's weapons.

Due to changes Blizzard made with WoW 4.x it's no longer possible to cancel buffs without the use of secure frames. Currently EBB limits canceling of buffs to out-of-fight since using SecureAuraHeader would have required a major code restructuring. This will be coming in a later version.

Version 2.x is a total recode based on the Ace2 framework which became necessary in order to support some of the longtime wanted and suggested features. It's now possible to show different groups of bars which can be configured in many ways. Each group can be assigned an individual look and filter settings. EBB can be configured via a dropdown menu which is accessible via chat (/ebb config), FuBar plugin or (for the group settings) by right clicking the groups anchor. After setting up a group, its anchor can be hidden by alt-left clicking a bar or the anchor itself in order to lock the group in place.

In order to get additional bar textures and fonts for EBB simply install SharedMedia which is available for download under
If you have bug reports or feature request, create a ticket:
You can also check my thread at the WoWAce forums:

The most recent development version of EBB is available directly from the WoWAce SVN via

r185 | elkano | 2015-07-03 08:25:09 +0000 (Fri, 03 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

- TOC and version updated
r184 | elkano | 2015-06-21 12:21:50 +0000 (Sun, 21 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/EBB_BarGroup.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.deDE.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.enUS.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.koKR.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.zhTW.lua

- added new text template: caster (colored by class)
r183 | elkano | 2014-11-01 16:56:52 +0000 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/EBB_BarGroup.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

- fixed vehicle groups not clearing correctly
- tweaked temporary enchant scanning


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  • #1978

    I am sure you have been asked this before, but how can you create a group for Tinket RPPM proces? The "weapon buffs" doesnt trigger for trinket procs.

  • #1980

    The addon just shows what the API provides with weapon buffs being a different API from usual buffs. IIRC, most item procs show up as usual buffs so if that's the case for the proc you're looking for and you want it highlighted, just create a new group, whitelist it there (you'll need to have it proc once this session in order to show up in the menu) and blacklist it in the normal buff group.

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  • #1976

    Would be nice if this addon could track DRs on target/focus/etc. Or am I asking too much?

  • #1977

    I'm not aware of any API for that nor am I doing much PvP, so highly unlikely at the moment.

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  • #1975

    You fixed the time format.

    Omg, I love you!


  • #1968

    The settings window, filter section, for each bar is not showing the existing min/max times, and as soon as you hit return on a new value, it disappears too. As far as I can tell, the time limits are working normally, just not being displayed.

    Also, is there any chance that the settings window could show the group names instead of the group numbers? It'd save having to search through them or look at the Broker button's menu every time you want to amend a group.

    Last edited by NJMorf on 8/10/2015 9:08:03 PM
  • #1971

    This was a bug related to AceconfigDialog-3.0, which didn't like numeric return values :/ should be fixed in r186.
    I also added a new way to access a group's options, which should make finding the right one a bit easier for the moment. Showing/updating the names is likely a bit trickier due to the way I handle options, will have to test some stuff.

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  • #1967

    I can't get EBB to do anything. Its fully updated. For instance, I set the main buff bar to whitelist self-casted buffs but yet they all still appear there.

    Then I rename the Tench bar to short and try to make it only show buffs under a certain duration by setting it to whitelist then I check the "buffs" box and it won't show anything except weapon buffs.

    Basically, it seems like any changes I make to configuration as far as the buff/debuff tracking just don't do anything.

    Last edited by Synade on 8/5/2015 4:34:44 PM
  • #1969

    whitelist means TO show.

    blacklist means to NOT show.

  • #1966

    Hey Elkano! Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for keeping this addon up to date and working! Been an avid user since the BC days and was so happy to see it still active and in-use after a long break post-LK to WoD. I do have one request for the next possible update. Realize my coding knowledge is next to nil, so I don't know how feasible this might be, but if it is at all possible, would you be able to allow Masque to skin the buff icons on the bars? Thanks for all the hard work! :)

  • #1972

    While it has been on my list for ages, it's not likely to happen any time soon.

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  • #1964
    Re: Pet Battle (Hide EBB)

    Truly a very classy add-on!  I've been using this one for as long as I can remember.  I started with Satrina Buff Frames long ago, then moved on to EBB in my Molten Core raiding days (about NINE years ago).  It makes the UI look very sharp and clean.

    My only issue is that EBB does not "hide" when entering a Pet Battle.  All of my other add-ons "hide" when a Pet Battle is started and are shown again when the battle concludes.  A poster below left a comment asking about this and included the following code:

    PetBattleFrame:HookScript("OnShow",function() self:Hide() end)
    PetBattleFrame:HookScript("OnHide",function() self:Show() end)

    I've no idea where this might fit into the code that you've written - and being the self-sufficient type, if given some guidance on where to inject this into the existing code, I would have no problem doing it myself.  If however, you wanted to update the mod, I would not be upset in any way.  Could you please let me know how one might hide this delicious mod when entering a pet battle (and then show it again once the battle has ended)?

  • #1970

    Hiding the bars during pet battles has been on my list for some time now... finally found the time to implement something; hopefully it won't break anything... *hides*

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  • #1962
    Thanks for the update!

    To any no-gap enthusiasts here!

    If you want to remove the terrible gap find "local function getTimeFormatCondensed(timeAmount)" in EBB_Bar.lua and change "return "%.1fs", seconds" to "return "%ds", seconds". Save the file!

    Open the addon's menu and choose Condensed time format for all your bars.

    It no longer shows tenths of a second and there's no gap!


    Last edited by Natlyz on 7/4/2015 6:40:45 AM
  • #1973

    Enjoy r186... *runs*

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