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  • World of Warcraft
  • 19,075 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,042,435 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 10/07/2008
  • 723 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: r722

About Grid2

What is Grid2 ?

Grid2 is a party/raid unit frame addon.

Grid2 is completely customizable. You can create new "zones" (indicators) in unit frames to show information (statuses). The indicators can be created, customized and placed anywhere. Grid2 supports several types of indicators: icon, square, text and bar. You can configure what statuses are displayed on each indicator.

Grid2 includes a huge amount of available statuses, but not all enabled be default, look through the configuration and familiarize yourself with the available options and statuses.

Grid2 is fast: consumes between 4 and 10 times less CPU cycles than other similar addons.

To open the configuration UI type "/grid2", left-click the DataBroker icon launcher or use WoW addons list window.

Grid2 components

Grid2 package includes:

  • Grid2
  • Grid2 Options
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs Options
  • Grid2 LDB
  • Grid2 Aoe Heals

Working plugins

There are not working plugins for latest versions (but the functionality of most plugins has been included in core). Currently the only working addon plugins are:

Grid2 does not work or I think I found a bug

  • Update to the latest versions of Grid2 and the plugins listed above that you use.
  • Remove old Grid2 plugins and components. Any addon that begins with the word "Grid2" not listed above (in Grid2 components and Working plugins sections) is not compatible with current Grid2 version. Delete it from your computer.
  • Make sure you downloaded the mods WITH libs. nolib is not for you.
  • Reset your Saved Variables, pasting into chat: /script Grid2DB = nil; ReloadUI()
  • If you still get an error, go ahead and log it. Install and use the BugGrabber and BugSack mods to record the error and make it easy to cut and paste it.
  • Then, Post a ticket. Check for existing tickets about your bug first. Remember to check back on your ticket later in case we need more information.

Common issues/FAQ

Grid2 Doesn't Load after Update

If you are updating Grid2 from r560 or older version, you must reset your saved variables (you will lose all your settings), you must see a message in chat window explaining how to reset saved variables.

Raid debuffs not showing up !!!:

Raid debuffs are not enabled by default. Go to statuses -> Raid Debuffs and enable at least the Cataclysm module (if you are inside a instance you must exit and enter the instance or reload the UI after enabling the module)

I cant push the grid boxes as close together as before:

The border indicator has 2 pixels size and it has a transparent background color now. If you want the old grid2 appearance. Goto Indicators -> border -> Layout tab: Set a border size 1. And select a black and opaque background color for the border.

What about mana bars ?

Grid2 supports mana bars, but they are not created by default. If you want mana bars, create a new indicator of type "bar", place it wherever you want and map the "mana" or the "power" status to it (remember you must map some color status to the bar:color indicator too).

What is the poweralt status ?

Poweralt status is a power type (like mana/rage/energy,etc). This power type is enabled by Wow in some combats. It shows: Atremedes sound, Chog'al corruption, etc. This status is not active by default in Grid2: you must map poweralt to any compatible indicator (text or bar indicator).


Grid2 is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Русский, 한국어, and 正體中文 game clients.

Grid2 is fully translated into English, Español and Italiano, and semi-translated into Russian, Deutsh and Français (Help would be greatly appreciated to complete localizations)


The beta versions have fairly functional preferences. Grid2 is neither complete, fully fleshed out, nor bug free.

  • The core engine is quite functional, release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of defaults is solid, and beta / release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of editing is beta / release quality
  • If this works for you then use it, if not use classic Grid.
  • For the foreseeable future the code will sometimes change in ways that require a complete reset of saved variables (SV) + UI reload. Resetting SV should be the first thing to try in case you get an error from Grid2.
  • This really is beta software. Please update to the latest versions of all Grid2 components listed above before logging a bug.
  • If you are not comfortable with an update requiring you to set things up again from scratch then you probably should use another raid frame.

What is Different

  • The focus is on performance. No more AceOO with deep call chains for example.
  • All Config is load on demand so it does not interfere with regular use of Grid2.
  • Indicators are separate from Statuses and reusable and placeable anywhere in a single grid cell.
  • Non-unique indicators (icon, square, text, etc.) can be created in whatever quantities you need.

What to Expect

Jerry wrote the core runtime. This is quite mature and functional.

Toadkiller (Azethoth) wrote an initial version of the Grid2 config. It is and will be in a primitive state for some time to come as I have joined a startup and am unlikely to do much coding. Volunteers needed.

The current version has decent and quite full featured defaults for healers. Defaults for non healers is still a work in progress.


  • The infrastructure for Status plugins is the most mature. Authors of Status plugins can port their plugins now or wait for an official beta. There is no documentation, but lots of example code in the current set.
  • It is probably possible to create Indicators at this point as well. See the Grid2IndicatorButton code for an example.
  • Other plugin types still need to be fleshed out with good examples and support code.
  • Post in the forums if you need help.

r722 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-14 19:59:04 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHealsMapData.lua
   M /trunk/Grid2.toc

no longer using libMapData for mapdata
r721 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-14 19:41:00 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/Grid2AoeHeals.toc
   M /trunk/Grid2.toc
   M /trunk/LDB/Grid2LDB.toc
   M /trunk/Options/Grid2Options.toc
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffs/Grid2RaidDebuffs.toc
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffsOptions/Grid2RaidDebuffsOptions.toc

toc bump
r720 | gragagrogog | 2013-09-17 17:43:11 +0000 (Tue, 17 Sep 2013) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffsOptions/RaidDebuffsMoP.lua
   M /trunk/modules/StatusColor.lua

-class/creature colors should properly update after "charmed" fades
-added "Locked On" and "Mark of Anguish" to SoO RD list



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  • #723

    First of all: great addon. I am very satisfied with configuration posibileties. 

    But I have a huge problem/bug. I spend few hours to configure all the stuff I need. After logout I couldn't open the configuration menu by typing /grid2 into chat. I type "grid2" and hit enter but nothing happens, my chat still shows me "grid2" in my chat-input. 

    After that I tried "/script Grid2DB = nil; ReloadUI()" and it looks like a hard reset, so I have to configure everything again. This is very frustrating. How can I save/load configuration settings? Is it possible to avoid this strange "bug"?

    EDIT: typo

    EDIT2: I've found out how to reproduce the bug. Where can i submit this information? If you type "/grid2" into your chat input box while you are INFIGHT, you will get this bug and can't open  configuration window anymore.

    Last edited by schroet on 10/6/2012 11:31:42 AM
  • #722

    Looks like the raid debuff modul is broken.

    During our Mogushan raid tonight no debuff showed up. No error message or wrong setup to help investigate the problem :/

  • #721

    When application buff monk for mistweaver, duration hot and buff spell??

  • #720

    How to setup border-highlight on mouseover instead of target?

    I have found target-highlighting completely useless since I use Clique. I eventually do misclicks and mouseover highlight is VERY helpful thing. Thank you in advance.

    Last edited by kakserpompoyaitsam on 10/16/2012 8:28:08 AM
  • #719

    Is there any way to make the role icon populate automatically in LFR mode, without doing a role check? 

    Some mod or another scrambles my blizzard raid frame into uselessness, so its not possible to open it up and look to see who the tanks healers etc are. 

  • #718


    Ty for this great addon. I have a problem after i change my realm. There is no option for BARs. I just changed my realm did nothing diffirent. Any idea?

  • #717

    Can i have supporting for not function icon track in RaidDefuff for raid.

    Anyone have this problem??

  • #733

    Solucion al problema de raid debuff en el Mop:

    Para los q tienen el Wow en Español, cambien el archivo que aparece en


    por el q les posteo aqui. Reinicien wow, y carguen dentro del juego los debuff segun la raid.

    Hay q cargarlos antes de entrar, sino tienen q salir de la instancia. Saludos


  • #716

    with new version grid2, Raiddebuff not work again.

  • #715

    Is there a way you can show the remaining time of Riptide Buff on a person, like you can have with Sacred Shield?

  • #712

    Why not work on raid debuffs, and poisons, magic, curse make me see the icon? Can you solve it because there is no way to get them these icons appear during the fight against a boss. Thank you for your patience, waiting for a response

  • #711

    Not function Raid debuff. I dont see icon of debuff searing plasma and more

  • #710

    I cannot make Grid2 save my preferences. Boxes are black, all my settings reset when reloading or logging out, even default settings that were included by default per class (Renew, etc.) are gone.

    I made a new profile, set the changes and saved it, and on relog everything was gone again.

  • #713

    AFAIK, this is the fault of WoW not being able to write to your disk. This is probably because you moved a copy of WoW from another computer.

    Check Permissions for your Wow Folder. Unless your other addons save as usual.

  • #709

    I have two requests regarding the excellent 'shields' status.

    1. Could we have multiple 'shields'-type statusses. Allowing for the seperate tracking of multiple shield-types? (Disc now has PW:S, Divine Aegis and Spirit Shell to keep track of).

    2a. Could we have an option to have these shield-statusses blink on a time-threshold instead of an absorb-left threshold... or 2b. (A different solution to the same problem) Could we have the option to have square-type indicators colored by a different status then the 'trigger'-status (this is already possible for bar-type indicators)

    This would allow the Disc-priest to have seperate indicators for all their shields showing the potency left on the absorb and when it's about to end. 

    Cheers and regardless: thanks for a great addon.

    EDIT: I also noticed a bug when tracking Spirit Shell  through the shields-status. On the priest, when the Spirit Shell casting buff ends (spellid:114908), the indicator will indicate the shield to be gone, even though the actual absorb aura (spellid:109964) is still active. I don't know if this is possible, but being able to use spellid's in the custom entry field would fix this.

    Last edited by Lastrite on 8/30/2012 10:20:31 AM
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