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  • World of Warcraft
  • 22,757 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,751,292 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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  • #1452
    If you would like to be able to see blizzards buff ui while still using ElkBuffBars, you can edit ElkBuffBars.lue, on line 54 or somewhere near you will find:
    hidebuffframe = true,
    If you change this to false:
    hidebuffframe = false,
    It will enable the blizzard buff ui side-by-side, the reason for wanting to do this is so at least I have some way to right-click off my buffs.
  • #1465
    you don't have to edit the lua for that, it's a regular option via
    /ebb config
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  • #1447
    Just curious...and thanks for all you do to help make our gaming more fun and productive! =)

  • #1450
    - update for 4.x
    - still uses Ace2 :(

    Cut 'n paste from the changelog from the 18th, took about 5 seconds to find =P
  • #1446
    news on a release that's not "out of date" and the removing buffs issue? thanks for all the effort past present and hopefully future elkano
  • #1448
    The "removing buff issue" is not an issue of addons.
    With Cataclysm, Blizzard modified the buff functions to protect them (maybe to prevent some kind of exploit used in the past). So right-clicking a buff to remove it is ONLY possible with the standard buff interface. No addon can do it anymore until Blizzard decides to modify once again the functions.

    If you know the buffs you want to remove, you can still make a standard macro to cancel it/them by using cancelaura:

    /cancelaura Horn of Winter
    /cancelaura Name of annoying Buff
  • #1451
    Thank you so much for this comment. Good information to have! :)
  • #1449
    thx for this hint, solved my problem aswell ;)
  • #1444
    Elk, thank you so much for continuing this... such a relief to have it working again.
  • #1443
    I know very little about scripting, but I did manage to get things working with Tracking with v2.2.5-150 in patch 4.0.1. While it might not be the best, it seems to work for me right now.

    In file ElkBuffBars.lua:

    I commented out the line with "local GetTrackingTexture = _G.GetTrackingTexture"
    I then made a copy of the EBB "GetTrackingName", renamed the copy to "GetTrackingTexture", and replaced the line in that function "return name" to "return texture".

    In "ScanData_TRACKING" (the function where the error line is), I replaced "local icon = GetTrackingTexture()" with "local icon = self:GetTrackingTexture()".

    That seemed to get the tracking bar to show, but when you'd move the mouse over it, an error would pop up. With that, I did the following...

    In file EBB_Bar.lua

    I commented out lines 97 and 98, which were...
    " elseif realtype == "TRACKING" then "
    " GameTooltip:SetTracking() "

    After doing all that, no tracking shows up until I activate one myself, like Find Herbs, of which it shows up with the other bars, and I can right-click it to choose from the list of things to track. If I deselect all of them, the bar will disappear. Now, I don't know if there is meant to be a "None" bar there so you can change tracking from the bar at any time, but this method I made seems to work, and no more errors.
  • #1445
    Well, I decided that since you can now have any number of tracking active at the same time there no longer is a need to show which ones are active in EBB.
    It was mainly meant for those using both mining and herbalism to keep track of the current one. So I removed that feature completely.
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  • #1442
    I've set the Curse Updater to run the alpha versions of this addon. Working great! Until today / this evening that is. All my buff bars got lost. :(
  • #1441
    Thanks Elkano. Just want you to know you have our support! This is the best addon i currently use, with anywhere between 5 and 7 bars telling me key information i need to know. Looking forward to the newest updates.
  • #1440
    Thanks Elkano for the update, works great!! I seriously could not stand using the Blizzard Default.

    Much Love

  • #1438
    Elkano, Have the Alpha installed and working fine :) no errors popping up at the moment :) Cheers :D
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