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Elkano's BuffBars

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 5,321 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,861,065 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,993 Favorites
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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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  • #1614
    grabbed the alpha, working like a charm. thanks a ton!
  • #1606
    will you be making it so you can dispel debuffs while in combat.
  • #1601
    Hello, I seem to be having trouble with the options to hide or show the text.
    If I select hide for text topleft, then it also hides both the bottom text, regardless wether i have them set to show something or not.
    Am I missing a setting somethere? or is this not supposed to happen?

    When in danger and beset by doubt

    Run in little circles wave your arms and shout

    Commissar Cain

  • #1603
    You are missing something (although it's not explicitly written somewhere).
    How are you trying to layout the strings that you would use the bottom but not the top strings?
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  • #1602
    Also, I know you can get it to show debuffs and buffs in the same group, but there is no option under the Sorting menu to have buffs at the top and debuffs at the botton or vice versa, atm the only options are name, timeleft, timemax or none. Is it possible to get this added?

    When in danger and beset by doubt

    Run in little circles wave your arms and shout

    Commissar Cain

  • #1604
    For that you have to use an additional group for the debuffs and anchor it to the buffs by moving it close beneath it.
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  • #1597
    Can you add a flag in the options to filter "show only if mine"? So, for example, if there are three mages and I have a bar to show my pyroblast on my target, I wouldn't have to also see the other two mages' pyroblasts, just my own.

    I've seen this option in other addons such as Pitbull 4 and Grid, and it would be AMAZING to have this on EBB. It sounds simple, but I have no idea how hard that is.

    Thanks for this great addon!
  • #1598
    you didn't try the "Self Cast Buffs" filter as white list, did you?
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  • #1600
    maaaaaaaaan. how long has that been there. i feel like an idiot! and thank you!!
  • #1595
    r163 now features right-click cancel again :) only out of combat though
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  • #1596
    so when can i remove buffs during combat! it is somtimes rly important for me
  • #1593
    For some reason the random dungeon cooldown is not showing up for me anymore on my debufflist (or any other list for that matter). Am I doing something wrong? (This is the debuff you get when leaving a dungeon that you got into by using the LFG system).

    I've been using this addon for about 4 years now I think and I still love it, so I hope there's a fix for this :)
  • #1592
    Thanks for updating EBB
  • #1589
    Elkano, read the below, it details how to get rid of the workaround and actually allow right-click canceling of buffs. Basically you must turn your frames into protected buff frames.



    Example implementation:

    Discussion and more implementations:

    Please have a look there and make the necessary changes to ElkBuffBars to implement the "Secure" aura frames, instead of this weird out-of-combat "right click to get a button in the middle of the screen then left click that to cancel" workaround.

    Thanks and take care!
    - The Jew

  • #1591
    I believe this was already addessed by Elkano and found not to be compartible to the filtering and sorting options ebb provide.

    I'm sure if you want to send him a decent implemention/"fix" he would look at it, just posting links and telling him to change his addon in a public threat is plain rude. You aren't his employer, are you?
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