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  • World of Warcraft
  • 7,898 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,800,106 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/01/2014
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 4,963 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.4.1 - r183
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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

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
r182 | elkano | 2014-10-31 13:53:55 +0000 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua

fixed temporary enchant scanning (GetWeaponEnchantInfo() now returns 4 values per enchant)
r181 | elkano | 2014-10-31 11:33:14 +0000 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/locales/ElkBuffBars.koKR.lua

updated koKR
r180 | elkano | 2014-10-30 16:17:17 +0000 (Thu, 30 Oct 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/EBB_Bar.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.lua
   M /trunk/ElkBuffBars.toc
   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 caster to tooltip
- added text styles/outlines
- changed name abbreviation a bit
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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  • #445
    How do we get to the latest commit?

    "The most recent development version of EBB is available directly from the wowace SVN via"

    That's the old site, having been away for a while I don't know where to get files from the new one.
  • #443
    The fix is to change FuBarPlugin-2.0 to FuBarPlugin-2.1 on line 41 of ElkBuffBars.lua because the FuBarPlugin now registers itself with AceLibrary using a newer major version.
  • #442
    Yep, same here
  • #440
    Working fine until today, soon as I installed new beta I see default blizzard buff frames and these errors:

    ElkBuffBars-2.2.3-143\ElkBuffBars.lua:41: AceAddon: AceOO-2.0: Library "FuBarPlugin-2.0" does not exist.
    AutoBar-v3.00.03.11 beta.708\libs\AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:122: in function
    (tail call): ?:
    (tail call): ?:
    AceAddon-2.0-91091 (AutoBar):1030: in function `new'
    ElkBuffBars-2.2.3-143\ElkBuffBars.lua:41: in main chunk
    ElkBuffBars-2.2.3-143\EBB_Bar.lua:2: attempt to index global 'ElkBuffBars' (a nil value)
    ElkBuffBars-2.2.3-143\EBB_BarGroup.lua:2: attempt to index global 'ElkBuffBars' (a nil value)
    ElkBuffBars-2.2.3-143\locales\ElkBuffBars.enUS.lua:2: attempt to index global 'ElkBuffBars' (a nil value)
  • #439
    This addon wont load if i type /ebb config nothing happens.

    Any clue why this coud be happening? its drivin me nuts that i cant get it to show.
  • #441
    seems like it only wont show with the newer versions , the old r135 will show itself if i type /ebb, the r143 and r144 wont
  • #438
    Date: 2008-12-19 23:24:12
    ID: 8
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...face\AddOns\ElkBuffBars\locales\ElkBuffBars.zhTW.lua line 2:
    attempt to index global 'ElkBuffBars' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ...face\AddOns\ElkBuffBars\locales\ElkBuffBars.zhTW.lua:2: in main chunk
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  • #435
    For a while now I've been seeing internal error messages from EBB like this one:

    Elkano's BuffBars: [EBB] ERROR: 1 - Champion of the Kirin Tor - -10130.171000 / 0.000000

    This seems to happen with nearly every possible buff/debuff and does so frequently. I've already deleted the svar twice.
  • #436
    this output is mainly for debug if something went wrong. But I think with seeing the negative number here (which should have been impossible), I have found the bug causing it. I used a call to max(a, b) which worked for me but it seems like some other addon was defining it. The correct call ist math.max(a, b). So hopefully the latests beta won't throw that message anymore.
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  • #437
    Thanks for the fix. One other question I have is how to make the buffs for a vehicle show up.
  • #434
    Is it possible to adjust the strata of the bars? At a certain point in raids or where I have a lot of buffs/debuffs, the bars overlap my quest tracker from QuestHelper. Right now, the bars appear underneath the tracker, and this just makes everything unreadable.
  • #433
    Hi Elkano!

    Great addon. I've tried asking for this on the Wowace forums a long time ago, but I'm afraid it got lost in the pages.

    Anyway: Is there any chance you can make an option for making spell-icons "zoomed"?

    Thanks again!
  • #432
    Another long time user here, but wanted to note a buff that isn't showing up for me currently.

    Freezing Fog (Death Knight buff) isn't showing up. I'm using a separate bar grouping near my player frame, and this seems to be the only buff that I'm not able to find in the white list, and doesn't show up at all in my buff list.

    As you can see, I gained the buff several times during a Sartharion fight, but the buff just won't show up.

    If there are instructions on how to add this or if the buff can be rolled into an update, it would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Keep up the awesome work!
  • #431
    I've used EBB for a looong time and love it. I haven't really tried to customize too much until lately and I'm having a problem I can't figure out.

    I created a new bar and added Buffs and Tracking to it. I white listed my tracking types and Aspects and they display great. I also white listed some buffs like Lock and Load and Master Tactician but they aren't showing up. I also black listed those buffs in my main buff bar and they don't display as I want but they still won't show up in my new bar. Thank you for any input.
  • #429
    white list and clicked them. And yes I have "do not filter" on.
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