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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,886 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,880,934 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 5,007 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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  • #1463
    just a stupid question ;)

    I think you can read out the name of the buff if you rightclick it on the EBB. Just only the Name of the buff.. the cancel function was disabled by blizzard, I know.

    But isn't it possible, that you use the command /cancelaura buffname to cancel buffs on rightclick ? I tried yesterday and the command /cancelaura still works.

    Maybe you can put it into your addon
  • #1466
    since EBB's code doesn't run within a secure environment this isn't possible either. I'm currently looking into showing a secure button in the center of the screen when you right click a buff out of combat that will cancel it if clicked on. You can also shift left click a buff to get its name (and time... you can delete that part then) into the chat edit box for use with /cancelaura
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  • #1472
    What about making the header for the barset toggle the showing/hiding of blizz's buffs? I know not ideal, but 2-click to kill a buff is better than pulling up a config window...
  • #1470
    Would it be possible to give us the option of having a non-sorted secure frame and a sorted non-secure frame? That way I can have my main buff/debuff listing and be able to click off and then have my custom frames that I use to watch specific buffs.
  • #1459
    Elkano, can you please put the tracking back in? It's still nice to see at a glance what you are tracking.
  • #1467
    like Viper said, since you can now track anything you want at the same time, I see no point in it anymore besides the ability to change the settings from another position. But for that there's most likely a LDB plugin already.
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  • #1462
    Why? You can track multiple items at once now. It doesn't really matter what you are tracking now as you don't have to change it.
  • #1464
    It would still be nice to have. I have always used Elkano's to set my tracking and I turn the button off so it doesn't show on my minimap.
  • #1457
    Ok just to clarify for those thinking only the default Blizzard buff frame, is the only way to click buffs off. There is a new SecureAuraHeader for authors to use. Which enables them to include in their projects to allow users to click off buffs. What you can do with it is limited. Hence the word SecureAuraHeader. However clicking off buffs is one the features. All it takes is add-on authors implementing this new function.

    So all I will ask of EBB is when will SecureAuraHeader be added?
  • #1461
    Yeah I keep trying to click off Pumpkin Head for guildies and cant at the moment. I used to run this back in the day, swapped to Morgs bars but they havent been updated for 4.0.1 yet. So went back to these. Only problem I see so far is the not being able to click off debuffs.
  • #1468
    Yea, Pumpkin Head gets on my nerves. Its nice that I can see buffs debuffs and stuff ordered and grouped nicely again, but not being able to turn some of them off is anoying.
    That's my only problem with the addon right now. And I love it so much :(
    I just can't understand why this modifocations needed in the first place?
  • #1455
    Right clicking on the buffs does not disable the buff for some reason.
  • #1460
    Please see Milowen's comment below. :)
  • #1456
    I heard that the code was changed and it is currently not possible to dispel buffs thru addons, but you can do it thru the Blizz buff boxes. Have to wait for another update to do that
  • #1458
    See my post above and look up SecureAuraHeader.
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