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  • World of Warcraft
  • 22,539 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,751,074 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,957 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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  • #1501
    Please see comments below. Basically the short of it is that this is a change Blizzard made to the game itself, NO addon can currently rightclick the buffs off.

    If you need to get rid of a pesky debuff, you can use

  • #1505
    i tried this command, but didnt work for me =/ tried to get rid of a buff tho, not debuff.

    was the "whisp costume" tried with <> and without, lower case and correct case letters... have to dissable the addon completely to be able to get rid if it, get and error if i try to unhide the original buffs and right click
  • #1506
    When using /cancelaura you have to be exact to the spelling that Blizz uses.

    For your example it would be /cancelaura Wisp Costume

    For something like the jack o lantern it would be

    /cancelaura Jack-o'-Lanterned!

    Miss any one letter/punctuation and it won't work.

    " I know you believe you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

  • #1495
    I'm having a problem with ElkBuffBars and DockingStation. DockingStation will gray the plugin out in the menu, and when I attempt to activate it manually it gives me an LUA error. It ends up making a blank space where the plugin should display, and when I mouseover that location it also gives me an LUA error.

    I can't give you the exact error right now because WoW decided it wanted me to download a few more gigs, however it should be easy to recreate. I'm not sure if this is a problem with Elk or DockingStation, but I posted it on both.

    Great mod, and I'm glad to see it transitioning into Cataclysm.
  • #1493
    So I get this weird message each time I log into game:


    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\ElkBuffBars\ElkBuffBars.lua line 751:
    attempt to call upvalue 'GetTrackingTexture' (a nil value)
    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceAddon-2.0\AceAddon-2.0.lua:1055: ManualEnable()
    [C]: ?
    ...ddOns\ElkBuffBars\libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:260: TriggerEvent()


    I have absolutely no idea why, because my EBB's work great. Figured I'd post it all the same. :)

    Thank you for a great add-on!

  • #1494
    Hrm. Just realized I hadn't updated to the beta. That's from version 2.2.5 - r150. Feel free to ignore me. :)
  • #1490
    Funny, so bliz thought ahead, that whole thing about shift clicking a buff to put the name in the chat frame after a /cancelaura does not work it fires the blocked addon frame. And rightful so because after i read what you had said about the /cancelaura and shiftclick on a elk buff frame... it hit me well if you can do that no reason you could not do a runslashcmd function with a getbuffname and ultimately make it so when you click a elk buff frame it runs the /cancelarua buffname. Bliz already beat us to that idea though... shift-clicking and deleting the time does not work so of course the aforementioned idea also would not work... i had my hopes up for a moment though :)
  • #1511
    me either... I hadn't tested it before posting it here but there was no indication why it shouldn't work :/
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  • #1485
    r156 missing my shaman's enchants :(
    Previous alphas was OK....
  • #1492
    yeah, my fault ^^' forgot to add a function call
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  • #1487
    Yep, I just noticed this also. Since the change to add ranged/thrown weapon tench, I don't see poisons on any weapon now.
  • #1488
    Confirmed. Tench frame isn't showing poisons.
  • #1483
    I was wondering if placing secure buttons next to each buff in the buff frame would be possible. In that way, you could just click the button and cancel it's corresponding buff. Perhaps the buttons would have to be placed in a separate frame that attaches to the buff frame to get it to work.

    Anyway, it was just a thought I had. Not sure if it is even possible.
  • #1486
    Hmm, that's not a bad idea if it's possible. Could even then turn bar icons off and position/size the buttons where you could hardly see the difference from how they look already with icons.
  • #1478
    Anyone else not able to remove buffs when clicking them with this addon since yesterdays release? I have checked and made sure mouse disabled is not checked... I cannot click off buffs of any kind...
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