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Elkano's BuffBars

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 8,185 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,853,582 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/03/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,987 Favorites
  • Project Site
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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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  • #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
  • #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! :)

  • #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)?

  • #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
  • #1959

    Any chance of an update?

  • #1957

    I really want EBB 6.1 version.

  • #1958

    2.4.1 should be working fine with WoW 6.1 (besides the outdated TOC).

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  • #1954

    When I loaded the addon, there is a buff that says Blessing of Demonst... 13m 37s. I get that it is so you can have an example to help set it up, but I was wondering if there is a way to remove that? I would rather there be nothing in the buff or debuff area when I have no buff/debuffs. Thanks

  • #1955

    This means that the group is in configuration mode (notice the small gears in the anchor bar). So simply disable configuration mode for that group and BoD will no longer show.

    You can do so either in EBB's options, in the data objects's tooltip (e.g. found on the minimap) or by alt-clicking a bar in that group.

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  • #1956

    Thanks (:

  • #1952


    Since /ebb standby is no longer avail, may I please have the proper syntax to use as a macro command to toggle between different saved profiles?

    Thank you again for the amazing work on this addon

  • #1951

    For some reason I'm not able to configure bar groups (with all the drop down menus) to modify bar texture / colour etc. The golden gear/wheel thing is there but does nothing on clicking - anyone else have this issue?

    Last edited by NuclearNugget on 2/17/2015 7:15:24 PM

    Creator of Maniakra's Power Auras Custom Texture Guide (HD)

  • #1949

    Been using this addon for years, and it's so clean an lovely that I was so glad to see it still going when I recently came back, however there seems to be one feature missing from the old version. How would I go about making sure that only the debuffs I cast appear?

    Is that simply a matter of whitelisting only my debuffs? I know it seems a simply question but I wanted to ask to make sure.

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