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  • Supports: 6.1.0
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  • Updated 02/25/2015
  • Created 10/06/2012
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: SnailUI 1.1.0

About SnailUI


SnailUI is a pixel perfect UI, meaning everything is aligned perfectly. SnailUI skins almost everything, including the minimap, action bars, casting bars, etc. SnailUI is currently in a beta state, so there are probably plenty of bugs to be found. I would appreciate it if you reported them in the comments or through Twitter. :)

A lot of aspects of SnailUI can be changed via the in game interface options (or by typing /SUI or /SnailUI) or via the lua files themselves. This UI is also using !NoTaint to fix talent related bugs and Tuk's warlock bars addon as a temporary fix until oUF is updated. Should you need to contact me, I can be found via Twitter. (@1Snail)



  • Fully supports any resolution (less than 1024x768 can look strange) and any multisample level
  • Theme based UI
  • Supports all classes and specs, changing based on what your current spec is
  • Some specific talents are supported (Such as removing pet bars if you have Grimoire of Sacrifice for Warlocks)
  • A lot of Healbot-esque features are supported such as health prediction
  • Very small and very fast
  • Hides a lot of frames that you do not need to see in combat to reduce clutter (Can be shown by clicking the 'Show Misc Frames' button at the top [requires you to hover over it first])
  • Widescreen action buttons (First time I have ever seen someone do this)
  • Easy central focused class bars to help you watch your character more easily (Get out of that fire!)
  • Easy to extend or create your own themes
  • All class bars are supported (Combo point bar, rune bar, etc.)
  • Automatically repairs your items when visiting a vendor
  • Automatically sells all gray items when visiting a vendor
  • Automatically releases when you die in a battleground
  • Action/item button cooldown text that is similar to OmniCC
  • Extremely lightweight dps/healing meter that also shows players of the the opposite faction and players outside of your group (Most pets can't be merged if the players are not in your group)
  • A lot of Blizzard frames are skinned (Bag, action bars, minimap, etc.)
  • Buff/debuff/cooldown timers for each class/spec
  • Dispellable debuff indicators for raid frames
  • Healing indicators for raid frames
  • Automatically rolls greed on green items
  • Automated garbage collector that periodically frees up memory
  • Chat filters to reduce spam



You can download SnailUI at any of these locations:

WoW Interface:

You can also stay up to date with the cutting edge versions of SnailUI by visiting its GitHub repository here: (The files here can change many times a day so it's not recommended to use this version of SnailUI unless you know what you are doing)


Creating your own theme

You can create your own theme for SnailUI by following this guide:



Read: SnailUI relies on both oUF and oUF_SpellRange, so make sure that these 2 addons are installed before continuing. To install SnailUI, just unzip the SnailUI folder into your World of Warcraft / Interface / Addons folder and you are good to go.

Change log for SnailUI

This is where I will document the changes made for SnailUI in each release.


Version 1.0.3

  • Updated for 6.1
  • The default theme now supports Lone Wolf for Hunters


Version 1.0.3

  • The Demonic Fury bar for Warlocks now displays the exact amount of fury you have
  • Fixed a bug where class bars were not working for Monks and Paladins
  • Fixed a bug where certain debuffs were not being displayed for those who can dispel them


Version 1.0.2

  • Made a couple console variables/interface options to always be off (to maintain SnailUI's look and feel)
  • Fixed a bug where SnailUI was not recognizing GoSac for warlocks
  • You can now create your own healing indicators through the interface options
  • You can now create your own timers through the interface options


Version 1.0.1b

  • Fixed a bug where SnailUI wouldn't load for certain classes


Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed a bug where healing indicators were showing other players' spells
  • Pet action buttons now update (based on range, hostile, etc.) like player action buttons
  • Updated for 6.0
  • Premade timers have been removed (You will be able to create your own timers in the next update)


Version 0.11.1

  • Holy Shock timer added for Holy Paladins
  • Divine Star timer added for Shadow Priests
  • Fixed a bug where NoTaint wasn't working correctly
  • Fixed a bug where groups were not sorted by their role
  • Raid frames for non-healers will now show up as a 10 row/4 column grid (40 units total)
  • Healing indicator settings have been removed from all themes and put into its main file
  • Default theme renamed to Compact


Version 0.10.3

  • Evangelism timer added for Discipline Priests
  • Holy Fire timer added for Discipline Priests
  • Spirit Shell timer added for Priests
  • Psychic Scream timer added for Priests
  • Website link added to the interface options
  • Fixed a bug where hidden action buttons were sometimes showing up


Version 0.10.2

  • Fixed a bug where timers were not being positioned correctly for healers
  • Fixed a bug where timers were not working correctly
  • Discipline Priest timers started
  • Timers split into separate files to make them easier to edit
  • Fixed a bug where the achievement dialog was reporting errors
  • CreatingThemes.txt removed; added to the wiki


Version 0.10.1

  • Store micro button is now hidden
  • You will now receive a warning when trying to show/hide misc frames in combat
  • Fixed many taint related bugs
  • Boss frames are now hidden
  • Fixed a bug where some timers were not aligned correctly
  • Fixed a bug where the Codex of Xerrath spell was not being recognized
  • Added several code improvements to lessen instances of taint
  • Updated for 5.4.7


Version 0.9.1

  • Fixed a bug where the chat edit box was not being hidden properly
  • Updated for 5.4
  • Windwalker Monk timers started
  • Halo timer added for Shadow Priests
  • Frozen Orb timer added for Frost Mages
  • A few chat filters have been tweaked to be more accurate


Version 0.8.6

  • Frost Mage timers started
  • Fear timer added for Warlocks
  • Shadowflame timer added for Demonology Warlocks
  • Molten Core timer added for Demonology Warlocks
  • !NoTaint temporarily removed
  • A few timers will show under the focus frame in addition to their normal positions
  • Focus frame skinned
  • Death Knight timers started
  • Priest timers started
  • A few chat filters have been tweaked to be more accurate
  • Paladin timers started


Version 0.8.5

  • Fixed a bug where timers were not being displayed correctly for healers
  • Feint timer added for Rogues
  • Fixed a bug where the url chat filter wasn't working correctly
  • A few chat filters have been tweaked to be more accurate
  • Crimson Tempest timer added for Rogues


Version 0.8.4

  • A text file has been added to the base SnailUI folder that explains how to create your own theme
  • The 'Show Misc Frames' button will now rest at 25% opacity when inactive, instead of being hidden
  • Target casting bar has been removed
  • Timers no longer have static positions and instead move based on a priority system
  • Timers no longer overlap


Version 0.8.3

  • Gold selling related chat filters have been added
  • Fixed a bug where chat urls were sometimes displaying incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where the battleground auto release wasn't working under certain conditions


Version 0.8.2

  • Dismantle timer added for Rogues
  • Recuperate timer added for Rogues
  • Fixed a bug where the auto vendor/repair module wasn't working under certain conditions
  • Fixed a bug where SnailUI wasn't rolling greed on green items under certain conditions
  • Fixed a bug where the meter's active time was not displaying correctly
  • Fixed a bug where chat urls were not working correctly


Version 0.8.1

  • Fixed a bug where the slash command wasn't working correctly
  • The meter will now show a player's active time in their tooltip to better detect afkers
  • The meter will now record the last 5 fights and can be viewed by scrolling over the Damage/Healing button
  • Most guild recruiting messages are now hidden by default, this can be changed in the in-game options
  • Action buttons now have a better looking appearance when pushed
  • Automated garbage collector added
  • Anti-spam measures for chat have been added
  • SnailUI will now automatically roll greed on green items
  • URL support for chat has been added
  • The focus bar has been changed for Hunters to appear similarly to a Warrior's rage bar
  • A snail will now replace the horde/alliance banners that show up before a battleground/challenge mode begins (right after the timer)
  • Vanilla theme removed
  • Battleground timers have been skinned
  • Fixed many other minor bugs
  • Fixed a bug where the extra action button sometimes was not displaying correctly
  • Timers will now appear above the raid frames instead of below them for healers
  • Inactive opacity for frames changed from 10% to 25%
  • Life Cocoon healing indicator added
  • Mage timers started
  • Hunter timers started
  • Monk timers started
  • Fixed a bug where the buff frame was being moved under certain conditions
  • Fixed a bug where you were not able to change talents without disabling the UI


Version 0.7.3

  • Sap timer added for Rogues
  • Updated for 5.3
  • Fixed a bug where timers would sometimes not overlap correctly
  • Gouge timer added for Rogues
  • Blind timer added for Rogues
  • Kidney Shot timer added for Rogues
  • Cheap Shot timer added for Rogues
  • Garrote timer added for Rogues
  • Interface option added that lets you disable the 3rd & 4th action bars
  • Fixed a bug where buff text wasn't centered correctly
  • Fixed a bug where certain dual-wield spells were not being merged in the meter


Version 0.7.2

  • Fixed a bug where the buff frame wasn't being centered correctly
  • 3rd and 4th action buttons resized for the Vanilla theme
  • A few blizzard frames were moved around
  • 2 more action bars added to the Default theme, they appear on the ride side of the screen when you click the "Show Misc Frames" button
  • Subterfuge timer added for rogues
  • Fixed a bug where unlimited duration debuff/buff indicators were not showing up
  • Fixed a bug where the pet battle frame was not being displayed correctly


Version 0.7.1

  • Fixed a bug where the "You have died." popup was being shown if you were still alive
  • All timers except Rogue and Warlock timers have been temporarily removed
  • Revealing Strike timer added for Combat Rogues
  • Healing indicators have been added to raid frames for healers
  • Soul Link will no longer count as healing/damage done on the meter


Version 0.6.2

  • FPS and latency will now be shown underneath the minimap
  • Destruction Warlock timers now appear fel green when you have completed the Codex of Xerrath quest line
  • The meter will now show 5 bars instead of 4


Version 0.6.1

  • Fixed a bug where the chat frame was darker than intended
  • 5 Holy Power is now supported for Paladins
  • A Backdraft timer has been added for Destruction Warlocks
  • A Rain of Fire timer has been added for Destruction Warlocks
  • Debuff indicators will now show up on raid frames for mages as well
  • An option has been added to disable the raid frames
  • Meter tooltips now show the person's realm as well as their name
  • Shadow Dance timer has been its color changed
  • Fixed a bug where arena frames were showing up in battlegrounds
  • Fixed a few minor bugs that were occurring if the extra button was disabled
  • Fixed a minor bug with the experience bar
  • The minimap now supports icons created by other addons
  • Fixed a bug where the bag/bank frame's button borders were not being shown correctly
  • The monk talent Ascension is now supported
  • Meter background has been made more transparent
  • A "vanilla" theme has been added which will looks similar to the default UI


Version 0.5.2

  • The tooltip frame has been skinned
  • Hovering over a unit on the meter will now show a detailed breakdown of damage/healing spells used


Version 0.5.1

  • Bank frame added
  • A bug has been fixed where action button borders were not behaving correctly
  • People with aggro will now be shown at full opacity, regardless of health thresholds for raid frames
  • Dispellable debuff indicators added for raid frames
  • Havoc timer added for Destruction Warlocks
  • Updated for 5.2


Version 0.4.6

  • Warlock timers are now fully complete
  • Rogue timers are now fully complete
  • Meter reporting now works for the new instance chat
  • A bug where health prediction for non-healer raid frames has been fixed
  • The default frames for a warlock without a spec has been fixed


Version 0.4.5

  • Updated for 5.1
  • Fixed a bug where action button hotkey text was being randomly displayed
  • Fixed a bug where SnailUI wasn't behaving correctly with ncHoverBind
  • The meter will now count absorbs as healing done
  • The meter now supports reflected and split damage
  • Fixed a bug where threat colors were sometimes not being updated
  • Subtlety rogue timers are now fully completed
  • General rogue timers added
  • Fixed a bug where the shadow orbs bar was sometimes not showing up
  • Fixed a bug where health prediction wasn't working correctly on raid frames for dps/tank specs
  • Fixed a bug where the soul shard bar slots weren't completely black when missing a shard


Version 0.4.4

  • Fixed a bug where parts of the blizzard experience bar would sometimes show
  • Fixed a bug where the power bar's border was producing an error
  • A warrior and guardian druid's rage bar is now considered a class bar and will be displayed as such
  • Fixed a bug where borders around pet action buttons weren't being displayed correctly
  • Fixed a bug where weapon enchant buffs weren't being aligned correctly
  • Fixed a bug where the soul shard bar wasn't working for warlocks
  • Fixed a bug where the action buttons sometimes wouldn't update correctly
  • Fixed a bug where item cooldown text wasn't appearing sometimes
  • Cooldown text will no longer show for the GCD to reduce CPU usage
  • Fixed a bug where the meter would sometimes produce an error when there was a unit who's class was unknown
  • Buff/debuff/cooldown timers added
  • Fixed an issue with players being counted as hostile in certain situations


Version 0.4.3

  • CPU usage for the meter has been optimized
  • CPU usage for action buttons and bag slots have been optimized
  • Fixed a bug where the extra action button wasn't being positioned correctly
  • The dps/healing meter now supports reporting to raid/battleground/party/say depending on your group type
  • The dps/healing meter will now display short numbers for anything above 1k (Down from 10k)
  • Item/action buttons now support cooldowns longer than a day
  • Fixed a bug where the dps/healing meter would sometimes show data from random fights instead of the current one
  • Unknown class color changed to magenta
  • The dps/healing meter now tracks healing/hps done
  • The dps/healing meter can now be scrolled through


Version 0.4.2

  • Fixed a bug where warlock bars would sometimes error when switching specs
  • Fixed a bug where being in a vehicle was severely messing up the action bars
  • Many minor action bar/bag bugs fixed
  • Fixed a bug where the bag frame was not being displayed correctly if you had less than 4 bags equipped
  • Fixed a bug where opening a single bag would not open the bag frame
  • Bag slots added to the bag frame
  • Fixed a bug where debuffs weren't being colored according to your class
  • Fixed a bug where buffs weren't being colored according to your class
  • Fixed a bug where the clock wasn't being colored according to your class
  • Extremely lightweight dps/healing meter added
  • Cooldown text has been added to all action/item buttons (Similar to OmniCC)
  • An option to color all frames based on threat level instead of just the raid frames has been added under the interface options
  • Action buttons will now change based on if the unit is in range of the spell
  • Action buttons will now change based on if the spell can be cast on the unit
  • Fixed a bug where unicode names were not being displayed correctly
  • Several blizzard buttons have been moved to the top of the screen


Version 0.4.1

  • Action buttons should now have hover effects when mousing over them
  • Fixed several minor bugs
  • Fixed a bug where action buttons were being hidden on certain conditions
  • You will now automatically repair your items when visiting a vendor
  • You will now automatically sell all gray trash items when visiting a vendor
  • Target casting bar has been widened
  • A new action bar has been added (3 more are supported, but not enabled)
  • PlayerPowerBarAlt has been hidden
  • Many code simplifications have been made to improve SnailUI's speed
  • All of the UI elements have been split into their own lua file
  • Experience bar added
  • Fixed a few typos in the interface options


Version 0.3.3

  • Fixed a bug where the extra button was not staying shown when clicked
  • Fixed a bug where the player action bar was causing errors when disabled
  • Fixed a bug where items were not being added to their correct bag slots
  • Fixed a bug where quest items were not being resized in the bag frame
  • Fixed a bug where the bag frame was not being skinned on certain conditions


Version 0.3.2

  • Fixed a bug where buttons were not lighting up when available to use
  • Fixed a bug where debuffs were misaligned when there were no buffs present
  • Theme fallback measures have been added to prevent errors
  • Several speed improvements have been made
  • Bag frame added
  • Using the interface options panel now requires a /reload to take effect
  • Added a feature where the chat frame is resized if Recount is not installed
  • Fixed a bug where character names were being shortened more than intended
  • You will now automatically release when you die in battlegrounds


Version 0.3.1

  • Fixed a bug where raid frames were not being colored based on threat levels
  • Fixed a bug where raid frames were shortening character names for healers
  • Casting bar now displays the spell icon, spell name, and spell duration
  • Chi is now supported for monks
  • Themes can now be changed via the in game interface options for SnailUI
  • Transparent background added to the chat frame to make it more visible
  • A few minor bugs have been fixed


Version 0.2.2

  • Eclipse bar added for Balance Druids
  • Readme.txt and Changelog.txt added


Version 0.2.1

  • Updated for MoP
  • Too many features to list added


Version 0.1.1

  • Initial release


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  • #13

    Hi guys, just a quick heads up. I quit the game when green fire for warlocks was delayed with 5.1 as I was really disappointed with blizzard. I am coming back for 5.2 and will probably update this UI later tonight to get it working again. Thanks again to all of the users for trying SnailUI out and reporting bugs, I appreciate it a lot.

  • #11

    I have two questions..

    One, How do you add the third bar

    And, My second question is, is there going to be a action button in the following update? 

    Last edited by TCxDestroyer on 11/17/2012 11:02:37 AM
  • #10

    Version 0.4.4 has been released. Do note that the only class whose timers are fully completed are Warlocks at this time.

    This is because I have to look up each spec's rotation and add things that need to be watched, this takes a long time but it will eventually be completed. In the mean time, you are free to add your own timers in: SnailUI / Themes / Default / DefaultTimers.lua

  • #6

    Greetings 1Snail. Your UI looks very nice and clean. Great work so far!
    I am used to ElvUI which has the same simple pixelperfect style. What I am missing at your UI are buffs and debuffs. Am I too stupid to find them or are you completely out of buff/debuff with your UI? There is a blank bar between myself and the casting bar. Nothing is shown there (even in combat).
    Buffs could be placed at the left side of your UI or even top right of screen I guess. I test your addon with my DK and this is how it looks like:

    It would also be nice to know if you plan to add option to chose between 1-3 action bars. I need at least 3 to play comfortable. :) 

  • #8

    Buffs can be shown by hovering over the top of your screen and clicking the button that shows up. The black bars issue is a known bug, I am currently working on fixing it, should be fixed in the next few updates.

  • #7

    Uhh and there are some Issues on my mage:
    Minimap, Targets, all gone. Cry I disabled all other addon but nothing changed.

    Last edited by Terijaki on 11/5/2012 5:41:11 PM
  • #9

    That usually happens when an error has occured, can you enable Lua errors (Esc -> Interface -> Help -> Display Lua Errors) and post the text here next time it happens? Thanks. :)

  • #4

    This UI looks amazing! I am debating trying it out or not though.. ima give it a shot I guess :)

  • #5

    Never hurts to try something. :)

  • #3

    ok thanks for the answer

  • #1

    hi my name is kim and i whonder who you get more actionbars then only 1 whit snailUI

  • #2

    Hi Kim, more action bars are scheduled to be included in the next update release. But as of now, only 1 action bar is supported.

  • #12

    hey man, add the bars and ill deff use this UI. i like it. make it to where i can customize them


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