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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,031 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.3.0
  • 1,671,831 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/23/2013
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,921 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
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   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
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   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
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   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

changed to cancel by index instead of name


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  • #1880

    I have recently noticed that the EBB minimap icon overwrites the standard minimap "search" button (the one that allows you to display flightmasters/mailboxes/repair vendors/etc). Is there something that I am doing wrong with regards to this? With EBB disabled, I can see the "search" button. With EBB, I no longer get the "search" button.

  • #1881

    That's actually a feature of EBB from the time when you could only have a single type of tracking enabled.
    Your default buff group shows a "tracking" buff that provides the same functionality as the button on the minimap did and thus this button is being hidden by default. You can however disable this hiding in EBB's options.

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  • #1875

    Am I doing something wrong or this not work with Jade Spirit.... the buff you get from the weapon enchant. Its working with all my other trinkett props.... just Jade Spirit doesn't seem to show?



  • #1876

    Does the buff show up in Blizzard's display?

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  • #1878

    The filter list only shows spells that are currently active in any filter or have been seen this session, that's why it only showed up in the list after the first proc.
    As for why it's not showing up, I can only guess that something isn't configured correctly, yet.

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  • #1877


    Yea it shows normally in the Blizz display... as do all my other procs. I't didn't appear in the Elkano list until the first time it procced but has ever since. Still even though its selected in the list it wont display when it proc's, dispite Elkano's working with my trinkett proc's fine.

    Last edited by medseven on 12/11/2013 2:04:37 AM
  • #1872

    Is there update for 5.4? Want to make sure before I download it..

  • #1873

    I've been using it on 5.4 without problems, don' t think it needs an update.

  • #1874
    Quote from prizeless »

    I've been using it on 5.4 without problems, don' t think it needs an update.

    The point of "is there update for 5.4" is more like "is there people maintain this addon or not". 

  • #1871

    Was also looking at Dewdrop stuff and came across LibDropdown-1.0 . Not sure how useful it would be to this project.

  • #1870

    I've used EBB for a long time and simply love it. One suggestion can you please port it finally over to ACE3. Because I have to have ACE2 installed just for this one. I tend to install needed libraries for addons. Instead of have x number of the same library for required addons. The only addons I had that used ACE2 were BigBrother and EBB. I eventually uninstalled BigBrother. simply because it wasn't as useful for myself. While EBB still provides exactly what I need. I know you could say just install the regular version, not the no lib one. But I hope you just update it to using ACE3. So no need to have a extra development framework loading. Regardless if its installed seperately or included. Thanks and thank you for a great addon.

  • #1868

    Hey, small question. I love your addon and i've been using it for a long time, but for some reason i can't seem to see some buffs in your addon, like the buffs my raid gives me, any idea what's going on?

  • #1865


    I've been trying to wrap my head around how to make the buffbars show only one timeless buff: Presence of Mind, since its a dispellable/spellstealable timeless buff that matters (mount, auras etc dont matter in pvp).

    If I was to whitelist I would have to mark all self cast spells in the game plus Presence of Mind.

    If I was to blacklist I would have to mark all timeless buffs except Presence of Mind.

    I even tried overriding Presence of Mind to be a debuff and whitelist only Presence of Mind but Presence of Mind wouldnt show up when I hovered over debuff whitelist so I couldnt mark it.

    What to do?

  • #1867

    use two groups: one showing only this buff and one with timeless buffs blacklisted

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  • #1864


    thank you very much for this addon. I'm using it meanwhile for ages.

    I have a question and i wasn't able to find an answer anywhere else. How can i stick different buff groups together? On some on my groups it's working on others it doesn't. What i want to have is some groups one over another and growing upwards if there are some buffs. e.g one procc group and over it a healing group. But i won't get it done that both grow up without being within each other.

    Thank you for your help

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