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  • World of Warcraft
  • 48,046 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,726,745 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,938 Favorites
  • Project Site
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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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  • #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?

  • #1846

    Any chance of this being updated soon? :)

  • #1845

    If there are 2 or more of the same debuff.. Anyway to display only 1, the one with the longest duration?

  • #1844

    I use 100+ addons currently, and this addon is one of only two addons still using Ace2.  Are there any plans to port up to Ace3?

  • #1842

    So in 5.1 they changed Rune of Power mage buff to show duration on default UI. But it doesn't show duration if you use EBB.

    Would be nice to get a fix =) 

  • #1841

    I really enjoy the look and ease of use EBB provides.  Thank you for simplifying my years of WoW Elkano!

    Idea: Would it be possible to incorporate resource readouts into this?  I don't personaly care much for HuD packages and would love to be able to see Rage/Mana/HP/Energy/Combopoints/etc as something along the lines of timeless buffs in an EBB buff group.

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