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  • World of Warcraft
  • 5,997 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.3.0
  • 1,678,542 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/23/2013
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,926 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.3.2 - r172
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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

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`
r171 | elkano | 2013-05-23 17:56:31 +0000 (Thu, 23 May 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc

just a TOC push to 50400 before I release code I had forgotten on alpha status...
r170 | elkano | 2012-10-20 14:13:34 +0000 (Sat, 20 Oct 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

changed to cancel by index instead of name


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  • #1897

    Hi Elkano,

    Thanks for this great mod - have been using it in my UI for years! I was just wondering if you had intentions to have this updated for WoD?

    Thanks again!

  • #1898

    Since I'm using it myself, I intend to keep EBB 2 working with WoD.
    Regarding EBB 3, not much to tell... lazy as ever :/ (SecureHeader and raid buffs are working, classic group with filters and sorting still need lots of work... not talking about the whole options UI...)

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  • #1899

    Great to hear!  :)

  • #1896

    Is it possible to show Buff icons horizontally?  I'm seeing conflicting info on this.  I can't find how to do it, but it should be a simple feature. 

    Ideally I'd like a blizzard-like buff bar for the long term buffs, then a more detailed/larger frame for the shorter ones. 

  • #1895

    Please please please fix the problem with canceling Buffs infight!!!!!!!!!

  • #1891

    Hey, how can i cancel a Buff infight? When i try to cancel a Buff out of fight there's no problem. But infight it doesent work.

  • #1893

    Just activete that wow load older addons

  • #1892

    Sadly, being able to cancel in combat isn't compatible with the filters and sorting of EBB.
    It requires use of the SecureAuraHeader, that provides only a very limited subset of the filters/sorting.

    If you know which buffs you intend to cancel during fight, you can however create makros for that using /cancelaura

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  • #1894

    "SecureAuraHeader would have required a major code restructuring. This will be coming in a later version."

    Will this be coming in WoD maybe?

  • #1889

    Anyone got a replacement? Doesn't work for me on 5.4.7...

  • #1890

    still working fine over here... but a simple "doesn't work" is nothing I can aid you with...

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  • #1888

    this EATS your cpu...

    (but its the most perfect buff watcher ever)

    Last edited by tearx on 3/1/2014 1:57:50 AM
  • #1886

    Ive been gone for 10 months came back to find my favorite buff bar outdated. =(

    Why no update for 5.4? does it still work?

  • #1887

    It works just fine for me.

  • #1885

    I've been playing around in an attempt to minimize my UI. This has lead to a nice cut-down in addons, however, one is still eluding me: I want to get rid of GTFO. I don't have sounds on, leading me to be able to replace it easily with EBB if only I could figure out how to show negative auras. Initially I thought I could solve it with the following settings:

    1) Make a new group
    2) Set group to target player, Type: Debuffs only.
    3) Timeless Debuffs: Blacklist

    And leave it at that. Well, that didn't work. I only get timeless actual debuffs on myself (Ghost when I'm dead, Ancient Miasma on Malkorok etc), but I'm not getting the actual negative auras I want to see (standing in fire on Ordos, Noxious Poison pools on The Fallen Protectors, stupid resonating amber on the Klaxxi Paragons trash etc).

    Now, I realize that a solution is to instead whitelist regular debuffs and find the debuffs I care about, however, that's not really what I'm looking for- I just want the group to show me the debuff (scaled to show a massive icon) whenever I'm a tard and step in something, anything, that applies a negative aura on me. 

    I think the problem may be that, despite it showing in the UI as a timeless debuff, it's actually got a hidden timer of sorts that's reapplied every x milliseconds to count ticks and shit, but I'm not sure. So, in conclusion, is there anyone out there with the knowledge of how to change the settings of my bar-group to filter out all debuffs with a visible time-remaining thing and show me ALL debuffs that act like auras?

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