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  • Project Manager: Maat
  • World of Warcraft
  • 203 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 4,173 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/12/2013
  • Created 01/06/2013
  • 8 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 5.4
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About nivBuffs

nivBuffs is a customizable buff/debuff display replacement for the default Blizzard frames (with right click cancelaura support).

This is an updated version of the original nivBuffs rehosted on with the permissions of Luzzifus (the original author).


  • Using SecureAuraHeaders, so you can cancel buffs via rightclick!
  • Remaining duration can be displayed as spiral texture, bar and/or text.
  • Shows stack count for buffs/debuffs with 2 or more stacks.
  • Blinking icons for buffs/debuffs that will expire soon.
  • Sorted by time, name or ID.
  • Custom icon border (change the texture if you don't like it).
  • Support for custom styling with Masque (aka ButtonFacade).
  • Differently colored borders for temporary weapon enchants and debuffs.
  • Debuff highlighting by debuff type.
  • Easily move buffs/debuffs frame around with the configuration test anchor.
  • Display customization options.

Customization options

  • Duration time format
  • Duration position
  • Duration font
  • Stack position
  • Stack font
  • Buff/Debuff icons/row
  • Buff/Debuff number of rows
  • Buff/Debuff scale
  • Buff/Debuff horizontal/vertical offset
  • Buff/Debuff horizontal/vertical row offset


/niv or /nivbuffs

To bring up the customization options. Some of the changes might require reload UI to take effect (Watch out for the red text in the options tooltip description).


You can help with translating the addon to other languages at the WoWAce localization page HERE.


Luzzifus the original author of this addon. Further credits as seen on the original wowinterface page of the addon:

  • A big "Thank You!" goes to sigg, as he posted this nice tutorial on SecureAuraHeaders in the forums.

r17 | maat | 2013-09-12 10:08:59 +0000 (Thu, 12 Sep 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/5.4 (from /trunk:16)

Tagging as 5.4
r16 | maat | 2013-09-12 10:08:47 +0000 (Thu, 12 Sep 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/nivBuffs.toc

toc bump


  • #10

    Quick 6.0 fix, seems to be working so far (props to Stanzilla over on Wowace's forums, it's his fix I'm just reposting it here)...  On line 1356 of nivBuffs.lua, replace "bfButtons:Skin" with "bfButtons:AddButton".  That's it.  :-P

  • #11

    Semi-fix for the temporary enchant error spam.  No more errors thrown, though there is an empty icon buff I can't figure out.  Might be the offhand buff icon showing when there is no offhand (I'm fishing)?  Not sure, I'll poke more later.  But the point is it's not spamming errors at me every second.


    Line 379 change "_, r1, _, _, r2" to "_, r1, _, _, _, r2" and on line 512 change "hasMHe, MHrTime, _, hasOHe, OHrTime" to "hasMHe, MHrTime, _, _, hasOHe, OHrTime".

  • #13

    Any luck hiding the extra blank icon when fishing?

  • #12

    Thank you

  • #9

    6.0 tempEnchant  BUG

  • #6

    One small suggestion.

    When in the pet battle, can automatically hidden buff frame? or change Strata?

    Because with enemy Pet framework overlap. Thank you!

    (Sorry English is pool !)

  • #7


  • #2

    hi,i receive this error all time,can fix?

    8x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "nivBuffs" tried to call the protected function "nivBuffs_BuffsAuraButton4:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r189\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    nivBuffs\nivBuffs-5.1-2.lua:493: in function <nivBuffs\nivBuffs.lua:491>
    <in C code>


  • #4

    This should be fixed in the latest version. Let me know if you still get it. If you do please describe what were you doing when you got it (mainly, were you in combat, were you changing any options?)

    Last edited by Maat on 1/12/2013 8:10:20 AM
  • #1

    Great Addon, I very like it!

    Whats missing are "vehicle buffs" such as "Dominance" ( when fighting "Wild Green Cabbage" (or other vegetables: And I think that these buffs are also missing for other fights where you are in a vehicle.

    Also it would be nice to have these consolidated buffs working.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #3

    I think the vehicle buffs/debuffs should work correctly now with the new version.

    However at this point I'm not sure if I will ever implement consolidated buffs option. Maybe if it gets enough votes.

  • #5

    Thanks, vehicle buffs working fine!

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