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  • World of Warcraft
  • 46,176 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,724,512 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,937 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.4.0 - r179
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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

r179 | elkano | 2014-10-17 14:48:52 +0000 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

fixed options when removing a group
r178 | elkano | 2014-10-17 14:29:12 +0000 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

fixed path for LDB
r177 | elkano | 2014-10-15 09:48:03 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

TOC to 60000
r176 | elkano | 2014-10-12 09:26:19 +0000 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/EBB_BarGroup.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

- fixed groupspacing settings
- fixed  Blessing of Demonstration
r175 | elkano | 2014-10-11 18:54:35 +0000 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

- fixes for multiselects in config; picking filters should now work again
- limit alpha to 0-100
r174 | elkano | 2014-10-11 15:13:20 +0000 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

- added AceLocale to toc
r173 | elkano | 2014-10-11 15:08:43 +0000 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/EBB_BarGroup.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc
   D /trunk/libs
   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

- finally ported to Ace3/LDB/QTip (thanks to Phanx for doing most of the work)
- should be working on 6.0 (untested)
r172 | elkano | 2013-05-23 18:00:02 +0000 (Thu, 23 May 2013) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

actually was a push to 504000... should have been 50300...
~lart Funkeh`


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  • #1917

    I've updated to the current version and looks like everything is fine with bar positioning.

    But I'm getting this nasty bug making the addon kind of uselees since I can't see buff/debuff durations.

    updt: it can be 'fixed' by choosing time format again.

    Found this little bug (is it even a bug?) though.

    'Blizzard Default' time format.

    Last edited by Natlyz on 10/20/2014 3:13:04 AM
  • #1918

    The gap is no bug from the addon since I just call a Blizzard function to format the output in that case (SecondsToTimeAbbrev).

    However, you wrote earlier that your last version was r167 (pre MoP). In r168 I changed the time formats so the one you used before is no longer available, which also explains the ???.

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  • #1919

    Ouch. The 'no gap' version was my favourite.

    I noticed that the 'condensed' time format has no gap.. but it also displays tenths of a second. Feels *a bit* distracting to me.

    Maybe there should be an option to hide those. Heh.

    You are the author and it's your addon.. all I can do is request that option.


    P.S.:  I like the new EBB menu.

    Last edited by Natlyz on 10/20/2014 8:13:16 AM
  • #1914


    Elkano, is it possible to switch to the latest version of EBB without losing my settings? Those in SavedVariables.

    I'm currently using EBB Version: r167.

    I want to update but I don't want to lose bar positioning :(

    Last edited by Natlyz on 10/19/2014 3:46:54 PM
  • #1915

    You may have to reselect your profile if you had a custom one but besides that, it should work fine.

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  • #1916

    Thank you! I'll try to update :) Hope nothing will go wrong. Ehe, my settings are really important to me.

    I'm really happy you are still updating this great addon!

    Last edited by Natlyz on 10/19/2014 3:54:45 PM
  • #1912

    The solution below worked for me

  • #1911

    There seems to be an error in the ElkBuffBars.toc file, where it misses a folder in the link to a lib.

    I changed the following and it worked for me:


    Change to -> libs\LibDataBroker-1.1\LibDataBroker-1.1.lua

  • #1913

    Should be fixed with r179.

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  • #1907

    for some reason after i updated to the latest  version the addon appears in the addon list but is not showing up in game. Not in the interface -> addons section either. Im stumped lol

  • #1910

    I was getting this issue on a few characters, after a re-install of the addon it is across the board.  The addon list, both at the character select screen and in-game say the addon is loaded, but it is not loading.

  • #1908

    Now I'm even more afraid of updating to the latest version.

  • #1904

    I LOVE the update you did for 6.0! At first the profile that loaded on my Druid was the Default and not the one specifically meant for my RDruid (didn't realize it right away) so I went to right click the icon on the minimap to check out some of the settings. A configuration window pops up in the middle of my screen instead of the original menus! I'm SO glad you put in this new setup rather than keeping the other style that relied too much on mouseover popout menus! I had such a craptastic time trying to get some of those windows to work and scrolling through 150 buffs to filter out one new one was a pain in the rear.

    Thank you so much for keeping this up to date and adding a quality of life change to the options configuration!

  • #1906

    This is all caused by finally moving from Ace2 (and associated libs) to Ace3. But glad you like it :)

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  • #1903

    I love your addon but I'm too scared to update from version r167 (yes, 167 - not 176) that I'm still using.. without any significant problems.

    I'm afraid to lose my settings.

    Last edited by Natlyz on 10/15/2014 4:13:00 PM
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