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  • World of Warcraft
  • 37,376 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,114,347 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/21/2014
  • Created 10/07/2008
  • 749 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: r734

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.

r734 | gragagrogog | 2014-11-21 09:07:48 +0000 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua

Fix for ticket #379
r733 | gragagrogog | 2014-11-20 23:21:18 +0000 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

Load raid40 layout in Molten Core.
r732 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-26 17:23:07 +0000 (Sun, 26 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/modules/indicators/NewIndicator.lua

Fix for disabled "Create Indicator" button when trying to create an indicator without grid2 showing any unit.(ticket #363)
r731 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-22 10:43:37 +0000 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua

Don't call deleted functions in AoeHeals.lua
r730 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 21:10:39 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua

forgot { groupFilter = "6" }
r729 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 20:56:37 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayout.lua
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua
   M /trunk/Options/modules/general/GridLayouts.lua

Allow flex normal/heroic layout to scale to 30.
r728 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 20:05:14 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua
   D /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHealsMapData.lua
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/Grid2AoeHeals.toc
   M /trunk/modules/StatusDirection.lua

All GetPlayerMapPosition() to UnitPosition()
r727 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 15:57:11 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayout.lua
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

Correct layout should load defaultly for mythic.
r726 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:56:06 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

add raid20 here, too
r725 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:54:51 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/IndicatorIcon.lua

Hide Countdown Numbers on icon indicators
r724 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:49:37 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/modules/general/GridLayouts.lua

raid20 layout
r723 | stanzilla | 2014-10-20 19:43:16 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua

add ByGroup20 and ByGroup20/wPets layouts


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  • #734

    Solucion al problema de raid debuff en Mop:

    Para los q tienen el wow en Español, cambien el archivo q aparece en


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

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

  • #731

    Is it possible to adjust the addon that it will change the frames depending on how many players are in your group/raid? If yes, could you help me out? Or perhaps implement this feature?

  • #729

    any way to change profiles tru macros? if so whats the command?

    i mean for grid is /grid profile choose "name"

  • #728

    I too have the same problem and do not see the icon in the middle of the four debuffs: curse, disease, poison, magic

  • #727

    So ive had a problem that im not sure how to reproduce it. When raiding a random player will start to "share" health bars with another player. it goes so far as to change their class color to the persons health it is showing. anyone else ever have this problem. only way i have found to fix it is to leave group and get reinvited.

  • #726
    Monk Issues

    I absolutely love this addon and have used it for years on all healing classes I play and even my non-healers to keep track of the party/raid.  However I've currently run into a problem much like Gospel86 below.  Currently I'm levelling a Mistweaver Monk and couldn't figure out why HoT durations weren't showing up like they do on my other HoT healing characters.  Went in and tried to manually create buffs to add to that specific profile; however Grid2 doesn't recognize any Mistweaver or Monk spells.  Is there going to be a change/update that will add Monks to the mix or is there anyway to trick Grid2 into tracking the spells thinking they're something else?

  • #725
    Grid2 Arena Frames?

    Is there a way to set up Grid2 for Arena as a unit frame?  Like instead of Raids.... have it for Arena???

    Would be awesome.

  • #724

    Grid2 did not show any raid-debuffs when I raided Mogushan today, 25man.

  • #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??

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