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  • World of Warcraft
  • 146,784 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 12,569,550 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 06/01/2007
  • 15,061 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: 3.2.4

About Quartz

Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon. An overview of (hopefully most of) the modules:


The core of Quartz is lightweight implementation of a standard casting bar, with configurable size, text and icon positioning, and colors.


Implementation of target and focus casting bars in similar fashion to the player cast bar.


Display of target and focus buffs and debuffs as duration bars using the new API introduced in patch 2.1.


Hooks into FlightMap or InFlight to display the current flight progress on your casting bar.

*Global Cooldown

Displays a tiny spark-bar to show your Global Cooldown near the cast bar. Helpful for those who'd rather not squint at their action bars to see when they can cast again.


Changes the color and text of your casting bar to help show that your cast has been interrupted (and show who interrupted it).


Displays the amount of time spent between cast send and start events, in the form of a bar at the end of your casting bar, with optional text that displays the actual duration of the lag. This helps in canceling casts when they will not actually be interrupted, especially for users with consistently high pings.


Shows the 'basic' timers such as breath and feign death, as well as some 'odd' ones such as party invite time, resurrect timeout, and arena game start, and a framework for injecting custom timers into the bars.


Recolors the casting bar when your cast target moves out of range mid-cast.


Displays a swing timer for your melee weapon as well as hunter autoshot.


Allows for creating custom timers displayed on the mirror bars.

*Tradeskill Merge

Merges multiple casts of the same tradeskill item into one big cast bar.

Use /quartz to bring up the configuration menu.

tag 3.2.4
Hendrik Leppkes <>
2015-02-24 15:31:51 +0100

Tag as 3.2.4


Hendrik Leppkes:
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  • #186
    This addon is a MUST for X-Perl users.
  • #180
    Some of you have gotten much further than me. I cant see any casting bar at all, and I also cant access the menu via /quartz so IDK what to do. I need my casting bar!!! zomg.
  • #179
    Quartz seems to have a problem with 3.0.2 where if you're in the process of casting a spell that has a cast time, and start spamming another spell before that cast is done, Quartz thinks the cast failed and takes away the bar. In reality, the cast continues but you just have no bar for the rest of it. (The builtin Blizzard bar handles the situation properly and doesn't remove the bar)
  • #181
    I've seen this issue too and it's not a localized issue with just this cast bar. The same bug is currently being experienced by ecastbar as well. Blizzard must of changed the way data is reported.
  • #183
    There's an easy fix for the problem in 3.0.2 where the cast bar disappears if you start a new cast before the previous one finishes.

    Open up the file Quartz\Player\Player.lua in Wordpad (not notepad) and add "or self.casting" to the "if" statement on line 408:

    function QuartzPlayer:UNIT_SPELLCAST_FAILED(unit)
    if unit ~= 'player' or self.channeling then


    function QuartzPlayer:UNIT_SPELLCAST_FAILED(unit)
    if unit ~= 'player' or self.channeling or self.casting then

  • #182
    There's an easy fix for the problem in 3.0.2 where the cast bar disappears when you start casting another spell before the first one is done.

    Open the file Quartz\Player\Player.lua in Wordpad (not notepad).
    Just add "or self.casting" to the if statement on line 408:

    if unit ~= 'player' or self.channeling or self.casting then


    function QuartzPlayer:UNIT_SPELLCAST_FAILED(unit)
    if unit ~= 'player' or self.channeling then


    function QuartzPlayer:UNIT_SPELLCAST_FAILED(unit)
    if unit ~= 'player' or self.channeling or self.casting then
  • #184
    Thanks this works very well.
  • #178
    I am interested too ! :)
  • #177
    Is there any plans to make this work in patch 3.0?
  • #176
    I cant get teh GCD to work for me anymore in beta. It worked for a while then just seemed to stop. Not sure if it has something to do with the fact that none of the spell i put in for quartz to watch they wont stay.
  • #175
    Got it moving, thanks.
  • #173
    As a Warrior, for example, I noticed that I can only see the Battle Shout timer if I have myself targeted. Is there a way to *always* show the buff timer on myself even when I am targeting an enemy mob?
  • #172
    Ryan, did you fina an answer about moving the cast bars? I need same please.
  • #171
    Below farook said to unlock the bars and then you can move them, how do I do this? I looked in all the /quartz options and I can't find it. Am I just bad at looking or is it a slash command like /unlock quartz? Any help would be appreciated, other than this I love this addon.
  • #174
    To unlock Quartz casting bars, open up the interface in game, then click the bar name you want to move; for example, if you want to move your target's casting bar, click the "Target" text in the interface list. In the options that open up, there's a checkbox that says "Locked" if I remember correctly. Uncheck that, move it around. Lock it again to hide it when nobody's casting anything.
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