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Elkano's BuffBars

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 8,669 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,853,170 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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  • #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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  • #1821

    Hey there!

    I've been having an issue with this addon for a long time now and I was wondering if I could get some insight into this. As a PvPer I need to remove buffs from myself sometimes such as flags, however If I'm in combat I am unable to remove buffs. As soon as I'm out of combat I'm able to right click and remove buffs again.  

    Is there any way to fix this?  The mod would be perfect otherwise!  
    Thanks in advance! 

  • #1824

    With WoW 4.x Blizzard changed buff canceling to be a secure action that can only be done via special frames. These frames can't be moved around by normal code during combat though and thus aren't usable for addons like EBB.
    Blizzard also provided a tool that would handle moving the frames but it puts hard limitations on filtering/sorting possible and also has some nasty buffs.

    If you really do need to cancel buffs during combat, the best way around this are macros or addons allowing you to setup buttons for canceling specific buffs.

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  • #1820


    It seems this should be a working version (r169)?

    I had this addon before 5.0.4 patch, but I disbaled the addon. Now I tried to install it once more, but it seems I lost all the bar layouts. Is this the case, we all need to set bars layout now again? 

    Don't see config minimap button now, can not see default buffs with newly created bar, config window gets widened each time I hit the Show Anchor.

    However when I try to create more groups they seemed to remeber my old group names and their settings, but not their positions and size.

    I don't see any global setting for scale that would be a nice feature if possible.

     Tried mayn Reloadui, relog, but none of the buffs/debuffs showed up, and after each relog the 4 bars are vanished. 

    Thank you 

    Last edited by Goldshire on 9/19/2012 5:11:08 AM
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