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  • Supports: 5.1.0
  • 87,931 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/03/2014
  • Created 10/26/2010
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 1.4.4
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About HuntBars

A stack of bars (including Focus/CDs/Procs/Buffs) designed to help hunters optimize their DPS.


This is an addon that based on your current spec shows a frame with the most important abilities for this same spec. All information is shown as a bars that track these abilities. At some point (at procs mainly) bars may change the way they are tracking an ability (or even temporary change the ability they track) to inform you about important moments. The addon comes preconfigured and ready to use out-of-the-box but for those requiring higher degree of customization there are options to add custom bars that can track anything player sees fit, to rearrange bars order and amount or to remove any of the existing bars, including focus bar.

Focus bar is improved with a mark that shows the minimum amount needed for the active spec's main ability. This way the player can always prepare to have enough focus for when the ability is off cooldown. Focus bar color changes at the amount that one Arcane Shot can be fired and still enough focus will remain for spec's main ability. This optimizes DPS by showing what next shot should be the moments before main ability cooldown expires - one additional Arcane Shot if there will remain enough focus or wait for the main ability cooldown and use the ability.

Localization (need your help!):

You can add your translations or English corrections at CurseForge's localization tool. More info about localization can be found below (at the bottom of this description).

Recent changes:

Frenzy and Focus Fire are now handled by a single bar
Added Bestial Wrath bar for Beastmastery

Overview of the frames/bars:

General Info:
  • The frames can be moved with holding Shift+Ctrl+LeftMouseButton or by enabling Configuration mode
  • Hide Focus Bar only and leave all other bars visible
  • Show only Focus Bar and hide all other bars
  • Customize size/time/text/color/font/texture of the bars
  • Show/hide every ability tracking bar individually
  • Option to show the frames in combat only
  • Extended mode frame where additional(spec independent) abilities are tracked
Focus Bar Improvements:
  • Shaded minimal amount of focus equal to spec's main ability - Kill Command, Chimera Shot or Explosive Shot
  • The color changes when one Arcane Shot can be fired and the focus will remain above the shaded amount (i.e. you will still have enough for the main ability)
  • During Steady/Cobra Shot estimates the amount of focus at the end of the casting
Beast Mastery:
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Frenzy - bar that shows pet's "Frenzy" stacks, on 5 stacks becomes red to remind about Focus Fire
  • Focus Fire - cooldown / duration
  • Kill Command - cooldown
  • Bestial Wrath - duration/cooldown
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Chimera Shot - cooldown
  • Improved Steady Shot - buff's remaining time
  • Ready, Set, Aim... - stacks counting bar
  • Fire! - at 5 stacks "Ready, Set, Aim..." bar becomes red to show that "Aimed Shot" is free and instant cast
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Explosive Shot - cooldown/2sec debuff on "Lock and Load"
  • Lock and Load - when "Lock and Load" procs "Explosive Shot" bar becomes red and swaps from cooldown to 2sec debuff so player doesn't overlap Explosive Shots' DOT duration
  • Lock and Load - proc's internal cooldown, so player knows when to begin expecting next "Lock and Load"
  • Black Arrow - cooldown/debuff duration, both on the same bar (debuff is NYI)
Additional Bars (Extended Mode):
  • 3x Custom Bars - cooldown / buff on self / debuff(DOT) on target
  • Serpent Sting - DOT duration
  • Kill Shot - cooldown
  • Rapid Fire - cooldown/duration

If you think some other options or new features should be included in the addon or just noticed a bug, you can post comment below or fire a ticket on HuntBars at

Few more words about localization (i.e. Translators are needed):

If you want to use this addon on your language (deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, etc.) you can go to CurseForge's localization tool to translate few phrases (or more), you only need to understand written English. If you want your work credited please send me PM to add you as addon contributor. The translation page can be found on HuntBars localization at

r99 | snkbyte | 2012-12-03 13:56:51 +0000 (Mon, 03 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/1.4.4 (from /trunk:98)

Tagging as 1.4.4
r98 | snkbyte | 2012-12-02 20:58:36 +0000 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/COPYING.txt
   M /trunk/HuntBars.toc
   M /trunk/Libs/AceConfig-3.0/AceConfigCmd-3.0/AceConfigCmd-3.0.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceConfig-3.0/AceConfigDialog-3.0/AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceConfig-3.0/AceConfigRegistry-3.0/AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIContainer-Frame.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIContainer-ScrollFrame.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIContainer-TabGroup.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIWidget-Button.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIWidget-CheckBox.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIWidget-Keybinding.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIWidget-Label.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0/widgets/AceGUIWidget-MultiLineEditBox.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/AceGUI-3.0-SharedMediaWidgets/prototypes.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/LibSharedMedia-3.0/LibSharedMedia-3.0.lua
   M /trunk/README.txt
   M /trunk/huntbars.lua

 - Updated for Patch 5.1
 - Ace libs update

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  • #42

    Just a thought but would it be possible to add a 4 sec timer in for beast cleave   (ie.  when you press multi-shot a 4 sec timer counts down to let you know when your pet has stopped cleaving.

  • #43

    Haven't tried this, but you can probably add it as custom bar.

    Last edited by SnkByte on 3/8/2013 1:52:36 PM
  • #39

    Would it be possible to add player health and pet health bars? I know HP doesn't fall exactly under the purview of this addon, but I have yet to find *good* bars for those, and I really don't want an entire unit frames addon just for those 2 little bars!

    Either way, thanks for an awesome plugin!

    Last edited by Cowboy on 1/8/2013 8:17:30 PM
  • #40

    Because you asked nicely I can make it but it will be disabled by default (you will need to enable it somewhere "hidden" deep in the options). Probably week to month from now (if you are lucky :P ).

    BTW I see it that you are volunteering to alpha test this new feature? :P

    Last edited by SnkByte on 1/9/2013 1:44:58 AM
  • #41

    Definitely, LMK when it's ready to test.

  • #36

    after new patch the error for trying to get main talent comes up an all the bars r on screen any fix for this


  • #37

    ok found the website for the alpha release thanks by the way :) the thing i would love to see is the duration icon for the freezeing trap spell even if it is off target just so i dont have to keep mouseing over the frozen mob to check on his time left on cc please and thanks for the cool addon real helped me with timing :)


  • #38

    After I finish the final version for Pandas, I intend to add target independent trap timer. The only bad thing is that it always remains "next in the list" since the beginning of Cata :P

    Last edited by SnkByte on 9/9/2012 7:47:12 AM
  • #34

    How come when using spirit beasts my  frenzy bar does not work.

  • #35

    Probably because the version that runs on 5.0.4 is alpha.

  • #32

    great addon! thanks

  • #33

    Tongue out I for sure will find some time to update/fix few things when i sub again for Pandas but for now EVE Online is taking my free time.

    Last edited by SnkByte on 4/19/2012 2:30:02 AM
  • #27
    HuntBars is forgetting the position of all frames when the addon is disabled.
  • #28
    I know about this long time but I'm busy lately. Recently i found few other things that i want to correct and probably then will make this too.
  • #25
    Awesome addon! Buy i have one question, how do u move the bars around the screen? I can't seem to find a way to unlock the bars so i can move them. I know it's a stupid question but please help.
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