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  • World of Warcraft
  • 22,659 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,844,960 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/03/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,981 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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  • #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
  • #1437
    thank you so much for that update :)
  • #1435
    Thanks for updating it !
  • #1431
    I put an update on the svn that has the tracking stuff removed and that doesn't try to cancel buffs. So at least there are no errors for the moment.
    Still looking into a real fix for the buff canceling :/
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  • #1432
    First off: Really happy to see that you are working on this - this addon is amazing.

    Second: Im a noob when it comes to this: "SVN" ? does that mean an update in the latest version or?

    Thanks for your work Elkano - much appreciated.
  • #1434
    svn is just a version control system I use over at wowace to help me with development. wowace's packager is currently a bit busy though so it will take some time until I can give a link to the latest files.
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  • #1436
    Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to the updates.
  • #1433
    I'm curious as to what this "svn" is aswell.
  • #1439
    Click on the link he has above in the description, "The most recent development version of EBB is available directly from the wowace SVN via ", Download the most recent zip file, listed as Alpha. Install it manually into your Interface\Addons folder.
  • #1430
    need update :P

    1x ElkBuffBars-2.2.6-151\ElkBuffBars.lua:773: attempt to call upvalue 'GetTrackingTexture' (a nil value)
    AceAddon-2.0-91100 (ElkBuffBars):979: in function
    : ?
    AceEvent-2.0-91097 (ElkBuffBars):260: in function `TriggerEvent'
    AceEvent-2.0-91097 (ElkBuffBars):910: in function

  • #1425
    Ok, to fix this for Cataclysm, here's basically what I did:

    Go through ElkBuffBars.lua and comment out each line that has "tracking" in it. That is, search for "tracking" and at the beginning of that line, put two hyphens at the beginning of the line.
    "local GetTrackingTexture = _G.GetTrackingTexture" becomes
    "--local GetTrackingTexture = _G.GetTrackingTexture"

    and later:
    nameoverride = {
    BUFF = {},
    DEBUFF = {},
    TENCH = {},
    -- TRACKING = {},

    This sort of thing. And then in EBB_BarGroup.lua, find the following at about line 272, and comment it by putting --[[ at the beginning of the first line and ]] at the end of the last line.

    --[[ for _, v in pairs(ElkBuffBars.trackingdata) do
    if self:CheckFilter(v) then
    table_insert(data, v)

    Comment stuff out instead of delete because you don't know when you might mess something up.
  • #1426
    Using this method, the dewdroplib stuff (for configuration) seems to be broken, and I don't know a way around it. But if you really want this to work, you've probably been using it already and have it already configured as you've wanted it all along.
  • #1428
    Correction: Just take a look at this ticket.
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