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  • World of Warcraft
  • 23,056 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,749,781 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,953 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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  • #1926

    In config mode, I am unable to bring up the drop down menu using the groups config bar.  Which obviously I need to be able to do to config each group of bars. Please help.

  • #1927

    With the switch to Ace3, there no longer is configuration via DropDown. (Reminds me, that I haven't updated the addon description, yet :/ ).
    However, the bar group options have always also been accessable via the larger config dropdown which has now become a panel. So simply access it either via the minimap icon/data object or by typing "/ebb".

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  • #1923

    Is there a way to setup a flash warning when something is removed off the bar?  Like if a buff expires a raid warning will flash?

  • #1924

    Try MikScrollingBattleText. All types of warnings you may or may not need!

    Just have to configure it.

  • #1925


  • #1922

    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 11/5/2014 4:43:16 AM
  • #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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