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  • World of Warcraft
  • 53,988 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,734,110 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,939 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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  • #1839

    I'm not sure why is this happening, but it seens every time I get into arena, its having conflict with gladius and quartz, and the problem isually is an addon called SWATTER! which is part of elkano's buff bar

    this error do not allow me to change glyphs or tallents, and sometimes even prevent gladius from showing

    so i often have to reinstall elkano's buff bar to play like 5 games with no error


    any idea what could it be?


    PS: did try to deactive Elkano's buff bar and the error do not occur anymore, but if i only deactive the Swatter! addon, my fps goes to 1 and nothing else works and get error window popping every single global cd

  • #1840

    Swatter is NOT part of EBB... it's bundled with Auctioneer, Gatherer, Enchantrix, ... and used to catch errors (I myself prefere !BugGrabber + BugSack for that).

    Reinstalling doesn't change anything unless you also removed saved variables but even that only helps if there is a broken configuration state.

    Also, if you're getting an error window, don't you think it would help if you would post what it says?

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  • #1836
    [help] Elkano's BuffBars

    Hello . I have a problem need to consult you.
    I've created a new group to monitor some important buff of my own, and I put the new group in middle of the screen.
    In the PVP environment I need to right click to adjust my perspective, and Sometimes I may be Right-click on the buff bar , and the buff is canceled.
    So,Is there any way that can be individually set to a designated new group, right click does not cancel the buff.


  • #1837

    Simply check "disable mouse" for that group.

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  • #1838

    thank you

  • #1835
    Tracking Icon

    why does this addon have an option to hide the tracking icon? I am not sure why it got turned on but I spent a while trying figure out why it was missing.

  • #1831

     I have a really wierd problem... My buffs show my timers but wehn I set debuffs to show "time remaining" on the debuff text all it shows is "???". Like I sadi pretty odd as it is showing my buff's timers with no issue >.< any help much a preciated!


    If you skip to 3:30 of this link you will see what I mean. My debuffs are set up to the right of my toon.

    Last edited by bobyboucher on 10/25/2012 6:54:26 AM
  • #1828

    I don't know if this is EBB or Blizzard, but when I am controlling a mob via the Klaxxi Augmentation "Master of Puppets," there are two buffs: one that is the augmentation, and one that says cancelling it will despawn your currently mind-controlled. When I attempt to cancel the one that says it can be cancelled, both buffs are cancelled.

    Both buffs are named "Master of Puppets." The augmentation is and the cancelable buff is

  • #1829

    was caused by both having the same name; r170 will cancel by index instead so that's fixed :)
    thanks for reporting

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  • #1830

    Thanks for responding! :D

  • #1827

    Will there be data broker integration anytime with this mod? Would be nice to be able to access the config menu from somewhere other than the mininmap/command line.

  • #1832

    I've had EBB broker'd for some time. Not sure how it's done - might be built into EBB, might be because I use Fubar2Broker. Maybe you just need to go into your display and enable EBB. I'm using ChocolateBar, but your display shouldn't matter. Good luck!

  • #1825

    In the next update as a feature suggestion can you implement variables for the group name titlebar.. for example typing Name: $target would display Name: TargetsCharacterName..? That would make things a little more in-line with what each groups purpose is. :) Love EBB, Keep it up!!

  • #1822
    Disabling Default Buff Bar

    Hey, not sure if anybody else is experiencing this, but it seems after every boss fight in a dungeon, my default blizzard buff frame pops back up, and i have to "check/uncheck" the hide option again to get rid of it, but it keeps popping back up. Is this a known issue?

  • #1823

    EBB's code to show/hide these frames is only called when the player enteres the world (eg loading, changing continent, entering instance, ...) or the settings change. Also it doesn't happen for me.
    So my guess would be that any of your other addons (eg unit frames) could be the reason for this.

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