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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,790 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,880,465 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 06/25/2006
  • 5,007 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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  • #78

    @simple_br, I like your idea. EBB already shows Hunter stuff like Spirit Bond and the Aspect, so why not include the Tracking as well?

  • #77

    i was wondering if there was gonna be a graphic UI for customising this.

    otherwise its freakin great!

  • #76

    Hello, Elkano!

    I love your mod, but i was wondering - how could i change the skins of the bars? Id like to match them with the Style i use for my AG_uf. I think i saw changed styles in a screenshot of a Photek UI modification btw.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #75


    is there any way you can help me include my current tracking state (track hidden, track humanoids, etc) as a permanent buff listed in ebb. I want to get rid of all the bubbles around my minimap but in order for this to be practical i need some way of telling what i'm currently tracking. if i could have it appear like my aspect or mount in ebb that'd be perfect!

  • #74

    /ebb anchor bottomright

    and maybe /ebb invert true

    if you like that way more

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  • #73

    is there any way/option to build up the buffs from BOTTOM to TOP? i placed the buff bars at the bottom of the screen and i cant see additional buffs :(

  • #72

    Oh I am sorry I just realized that is doesnt have to do anything with your addon. though do u know where it comes form ? ^^

  • #71

    Hi Always when I buff myself I get a error that says: SpecialEvents-Mount-2.0\SpecialEvents-Mount-2.0.lua:50 attempt to call method 'SetPlayerBuff' (a nil value) Do u have any idea how to fix that or do u get the same error?

  • #70

    Is there a way to sort it so DoT's always appear on top?

  • #69

    Any chance you can add a little white glow to the end of the bar so it is a little easier to reference?

  • #68

    Is there any way to have the timer bar decrease to the right instead of countdown to the left?

  • #67

    Ah, I see...I did have 2 different versions of this mod. I download several mods from wowace, and the one they have on here must have been the "ElkBuffBars" one. I deleted both and just installed the one here and don't get the error anymore.


  • #66

    let me explain: Have a look at your addon folder. There you'll see two addons: ElkBuffBar (the one showing the working bars) and ElkBuffBars (the one giving you the error). Besides that the latter is a WIP of my recode they have nothing to do with each other and thus that the bars still work isn't related in any way to the bug ^^ If you install the Abacus lib you'll most likely see what I mean (I haven't added the libs to ElkBuffBars, yet so most likely only devs will get it working... :P ) So the 'lies' wasn't to insult you but to underline the fact that it's not like you thought. Sorry if you got me wrong.

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  • #65

    dunno why you think I would lie about something so easy to show:

    As you can see, I get the error, yet the bars still work. The copy/paste job I did on the error was from Improved Error Frame (which I turned off in the pic to show the error in all its glory).

    Its not that big of a deal I said, the bars still work...just get the error every time I sign on.

  • #64

    Eros4tw: lies... either you don't get that error or it doesn't work. The only thing that could throw this error is my WIP version on the svn which doesn't show anything.

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