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  • World of Warcraft
  • 8,636 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,853,141 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/03/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,987 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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  • #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.
  • #1427
    I hope that there will be an easy way to report and clean/hide these bot-advertising-spams one day. From a such hugely popular site as this, there will be countless clicks to each shady URL and many compromised OSes and WoW-accounts...
  • #1423
    pls update it elkano
  • #1422

    Message: Interface\AddOns\ElkBuffBars\ElkBuffBars.lua:773: attempt to call upvalue 'GetTrackingTexture' (a nil value)
    Time: 10/17/10 04:01:17
    Count: 2352

    Now, what you don't see is that the 'count' is going up at a rate of about 10 errors a second.
  • #1420
    How about this mod as a replacement:

    It seems pretty close. I'm about to try it right now.
  • #1421
    it seem's GOOD
    but English only :(
  • #1429
    Satrina Buff Frames is also good, but you need to dig a bit in the config to make it look like EBB.
  • #1419
    Even after commenting out line 733, Elkanos now kills my frame rate. Enabling it instantly takes my FPS from 60 to 15 or so, and a bunch of my other addons no longer function properly.
  • #1418
    Agree with eveyone else; would love to see an update... Satria's buff frames just is not the same as Elkano's. Thanks for the great work on this.
  • #1414
    Still works for me in 4.0.1, but I can't click off buffs anymore, very annoying. I'm also currently using recount, omen, pitbull, grid, dbm, sexy maps, skinner, dominos, epgp, power aura classic, sct and probably one or two I'm forgetting.
  • #1415
    Apparently the can't click off buffs thing is a Blizzard bug, or change, not sure which. I've heard scattered reports about it. So it may not be an issue with Elkano's Bars, but with Blizzard.
  • #1413
    i deleted line 733 of "ElkBuffBars.lua" and now it seems to work again :)
  • #1417
    For those of us who don't have any idea which line in that file could possibly be this elusive "line 733", look for Baps comment a couple days ago on October 12th. (One page over from here, currently.) Instead of deleting it, he suggests replacing it, and that worked for me.
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