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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,526 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.3.0
  • 1,652,200 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/23/2013
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,919 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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  • #1730
    hey elk, how do you re-enable elk minimap button? cause i've looked and i just don't see an option in /ebb config so

    although i do see "show minimap tracking frame" but thats not "display ebb button"
  • #1731
    /ebb hide off

    Had an issue figuring that out too, this will re-enable your minimap button.
  • #1727

    I am getting a similar error to one of the posters below and cannot seem to figure out what it is. The LUA message pops up upon login, and the AddOn will not function at all. I have cleared my AddOns folder, as well as my SavedVariables and done a fresh download and install of EBB, but am still getting the same error. Since no other AddOns are installed at the moment, we can rule out the issue being related to other AddOns using the libraries as you mentioned in your response. I installed and ran bugcatcher/bugsack, and here is everything it listed:

    1x ElkBuffBars-2.3.1-166\EBB_BarGroup.lua:119: attempt to call method 'ToggleAnchor' (a nil value)
    AceAddon-2.0-91100 (ElkBuffBars):979: in function
    : ?
    AceEvent-2.0-91097 (ElkBuffBars):260: in function `TriggerEvent'
    AceEvent-2.0-91097 (ElkBuffBars):910: in function



    Any help or insight as to what is going on would be greatly appreciated!
  • #1728
    oh, seems like I forgot to rename that function call ^^' my bad :/ will upload fixed version...
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  • #1729
    That fixed it! Thank you very much!
  • #1721
    I am having a serious issue with the addon for some reason. I was using it for couple of months before this new patch came out, until out of the blue the addon simply stopped to function for an entirely unseen reason. I let it go because I was very busy IRL, but now that I have more free time I tried to download the newer version, and the issue persists. Any ideas/thoughts about configuration of the game that I might've done wrong? Any slash commands I can type ingame that could force it to display unless there was installing issue?
  • #1723
    I'm not exactly sure what isn't working here, but concerning slash commands, try "/ebb" or "/ebb config". Also, if you aren't using the r166 beta, make sure you activated "load out of date addons". You could also try to delete the addon's saved variables to reset it to initial settings if the other things didn't help.
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  • #1726
    I tried the suggestions, and it worked. Guess somehow it went into suspend mode which I didn't even notice existed in the addon. Cheers for the assistance, love the addon.
  • #1720
    Got a little problem: wanted to add a new group where all buffs with less then 40 seconds will be shown. But it shows the timeless buffs too. If i try to set the filter of timeless buffs to whitelist and add a buff i never will have and won't disturb me it does not show the other buffs with less then 40 seconds eighter...
  • #1722
    Setting timeless buffs to whitelist will only show timeless buffs in that group. So you most likely want to set them to blacklist in order to not have them shown.
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  • #1718
    Since the latest update, the anchors are enabled even though I have them disabled. When I create a new profile, the buffbars are not visible at all. Any ideas?
  • #1719
    2.3.1 will most likely have activated configuration mode for all bar groups since I changed some options.

    And for the new profile, are the groups created? Do they show up in the config menu?
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  • #1724
    Thanks for the quick reply, that was it.
  • #1716
    For some reason Elk Buff-bars do not show the "soar" buff/count you get while doing the "Call the Flock" daily quest from Matoclaw in Mt Hyjal. I had to disable the addon to be able to see the buff.
    Just wanted to let you know.
    Thanks for a great addon.
  • #1713
    getting an error string on this for the current version, no bars showing either.

    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceAddon-2.0\AceAddon-2.0.lua:1051: in function `ManualEnable'
    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceAddon-2.0\AceAddon-2.0.lua:979: in function
    [C]: ?
    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:260: in function `TriggerEvent'
    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:910: in function
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