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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,566 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.3.0
  • 1,652,080 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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  • #1863

    Besides editing the config files directly, there is currently no way to add a spell by name.
    There is also currently no option to have the anchors only show in combat.

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  • #1861

    I have been using Buff Bars for some time now (when Do Timers packed it in) and I have a question.  I run a DK and is it possible to use Buff Bars to track how long the Horn of Winter will last for other members of my party?

  • #1858

    Sorry to bother but this has ben bugging me since MoP dropped :)

    How do you get the stacks when dealing with Wild plants in Sunsong Ranch to show? I assume I am missing something obvious but it would be nich if someone could point it out to me :)



  • #1859

    Create a group with vehicle as target. Currently, EBB doesn't switch the groups target when entering a vehicle and the plants count as such.

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  • #1860

    Awesome. Worked like a charm.

    Been using EBB for many years now and love it :)


  • #1856

    Just recently this addon has disabled the magnifying glass that tracks anything trackable. Any body else or is this just me?

  • #1854
    Re: Elkano's BuffBars - Mouse over issues

    I have a recurring issue with mousing over any of the buff Bars.

    I get the following issue;

    42x Buffoon\Buffoon.lua:109: attempt to call global "GetNumPartyMembers" (a nil value)
    Buffoon\Buffoon.lua:109: in function "SetUnitAura"
    Buffoon\Buffoon.lua:150: in function <Buffoon\Buffoon.lua:150>
    <in C code>
    ElkBuffBars-r169\EBB_Bar.lua:104: in function "OnEnter"
    ElkBuffBars\ElkBuffBars-r169.lua:381: in function <ElkBuffBars\ElkBuffBars.lua:381>

    Any chance of a resolve ?

    I have tried to re-install and completely wipe everything (including save file) but it still shows up.

  • #1855

    As you can see from the stack trace, it's not an error with EBB but with Buffoon (whatever that is). Most likely that addon is hooking the tooltip API to show a buff's tooltip and has not been updated for 5.2, thus is still calling a no longer existing function, i.e. GetNumPartyMembers.

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  • #1851

    Hey Elkano, using your add-on since BC! Thanks for the awesome addon, can't be more thankful.

    1 Question which is bothering me really much: Is there a possibility to "click away" or "remove" Buffs in Combat?

  • #1852

    not with EBB2 since it doesn't use the SecureAuraHeader (which doesn't support the sorting/filtering options). And since SecureButtons are locked in Combat I can't use those either... so if it's only some specific buffs you want to cancel I suggest using an action bar with /cancelaura macros.

    EBB3 will support SecureAuraHeader groups (with limited sorting and no filters) but sadly that's the only part working in EBB3 so far... (I'm a bit too lazy I guess :/ )

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  • #1853

    thank you so much for answering so fast! Was very helpful, im looking forward to see EBB3 :D

  • #1849

    long time user, but i had to disable EBB to get my tracking button back (couldnt stop tracking pets or start tracking mining was annoying) 


  • #1850

    The tracking buttons menu can be accessed via the tracking bar showing in EBB's default buff list.
    You can also disable the hiding of the default tracking button in EBBs option.
    So no need to disable EBB for that.

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  • #1848

    Does anyone know how to get the farming buff/debuffs to show up? They still show up under my player frame for Dominance

  • #1847

    Hi I am using whitelist, everything works execpt Jade Spirit, any idea?

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