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  • World of Warcraft
  • 23,204 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,749,931 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,954 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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  • #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
  • #1715
    This is only part of a stack trace and the real error is missing. Also only the libraries are mentioned so it could also be an other addon using the same libraries. Install !BugGrabber and BugSack to get a more useful error output :/
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  • #1712
    I'm not sure if it was a recent update but I can no longer get my bars to snap to each other. I want to have my buffs and then the debuffs snapped underneath (pretty sure this is how it was default lol) but the bar won't connect to the bottom of another one. I thought it might be one of my addons but I've tested this with no addons at all and am not sure if this is an issue with the addon or perhaps I'm doing something wrong (might not be unlikely lol).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated since I love using this addon. =)
  • #1714
    I didn't change anything regarding snapping so placing one group near an other such that either the sides or the middles are within 25px of each other should make them snap.
    There are some disabled debug outputs in ElkBuffBar.lua's StickGroup function (around line 1000) that you could enable to help see what's going on.
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  • #1717
    I'll be honest, I'm not that great at editing code. What part do I need to change? I messed with it yesterday but couldn't figure out what part I needed to change.
  • #1725
    there are some self:Print lines with -- or --~ in front of them, just remove these chars
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  • #1709
    With the latest version I got a problem with dropping/moving items in my inventory.
    To be more precise:
    When I move an item to another free position, on the old position the item leaves a grey shade (as if you've attached it to i.e a mail) but on the new position it looks like that spot is still blank.
    Although hovering over the new (visually empty) spot, the tooltip of the item appears.
    Similar effect with taking an item out of your mail, it doesnt show up (yet tooltip works).

    After rolling back to vers. r165, all is working fine again.

    Not sure wether it is a bug with the new version or some interacting problem with another addon.

    Addons i use on my banker (only few enabled on him):
    Mik's SCT
    Minimap Button Frame
    Shadowed UF
    Tidy Plates (Threat Plates)
    Titan Panel (basic vers)
    ... and ofc ElkBuffBars ....

    btw - thanks for the by far best buff-mod !!!
  • #1710
    strange, since I didn't change anything that would cause that...
    only idea I have is that one of the embedded libraries was updated to a more recent version causing this so try r166 with the libs from r165.
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  • #1711
    Aswell, what I noticed but wasnt 100% sure if that was related to my mentioned bug is, that i.e. Looting laged pretty hard, aswell when an achievement poped up plus I had a few ~5 secs lagspikes.

    As said, extremely difficult to say if that was related, yet with 165 I had none of these issues either anymore. (my Latency is usually: 15-25 / 20-50 ... displayed)
  • #1707
    please update the addon to patch 4.2.
  • #1705
    Is there a way to cancel buffs while in combat? Without using a cancel aura macro of course. Like right click on a buff and it cancels.
  • #1706
    Currently, after Blizz' changes with Cataclysm, there is none.
    Problem is the restrictions of the secure frames needed to cancel buffs. That kind of frames can not be modified the way EBB needs them.
    Blizzard surely have to find a more suitable way to allow interaction without falling back to the ability to automatically cancel buffs via script.
  • #1704
    WTB an update!
  • #1702
    seriously, elkano, if u don't want to update your addon could you let someone else do it for you. there is a lot of people including me that need this addon.
  • #1703
    Seriously, there is no need for an update at the current moment.

    A pure toc update is like changing the expiration date stamp on a peace of meat.
    It doesn't change the content.

    Read more @
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