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  • World of Warcraft
  • 8,867 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 224,156 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/13/2016
  • Created 01/10/2012
  • 142 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: MIT License
  • Newest File: dandruff-xCT+4.1.7(6.2.3)

About xCT+ Combat Text

Updated for WoD!

Created for optimal performance in the toughest fights, a rugged combat text add-on is finally ready to be put to the test!


xCT+ is immensely based off the add-on xCT by braindump (aka Affli). It strives to be as minimalistic as possible while maintaining ease of use. That is why, introduced in version 3, you can now configure all settings while in-game.

Overall, xCT+ is a replacement for Blizzard’s scrolling combat text. It is superior to the default combat text because xCT+ organizes incoming healing, incoming damage, and outgoing damage/healing into their own frames, while minimizing spam.


For those that have used Affli’s xCT Add-On, xCT+ expands the functionality of its predecessor. New features include:

  • An In-Game Configuration Tool
  • Frames for tracking Criticals, Loot and Money, Spell Procs, Unit Power (Mana), and Class Combo Points
  • A grid when positioning the frames
  • Tons of new options and features
  • A redesigned Spell Merger for those Spammy Spells
  • Setting Profiles
  • And many more exciting new features!


Feel free to use the comments below for quick and dirty questions. If you think that you have a question that is more involved, feel free to head over to the support thread:


Version 4.1.7
  • FIXED: Warlock Soul Shards not showing the correct number
  • FIXED: UTF8 Support on Non-English Clients
  • ADDED: Shaman 2P T18 to spam filter
Version 4.1.6
  • Fixed Prot Paladin's Consecration not merging
  • Thanks Torch for the following changes
  • ADDED: Monk Mistweaver Class Trinket
  • ADDED: Alliance Bodyguard (Delvar)
  • ADDED: Felmouth Frenzy Food
  • ADDED: Construct from HFC abilities
  • UPDATED: Death Knight WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Mage WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Monk WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Paladin WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Warlock WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Parrior WoD abilities
  • UPDATED: Mark of the Shattered Hand - Enchant is not Rogue only
Version 4.1.5
  • Fixed healer names showing when disabled
  • Added currency to the loot and money frame (Thanks V)
  • Adding legendary rings to spam merger
  • Adding some new trinkets to spam merger
  • Fixed some old spam merger entries
Version 4.1.4
  • Fixing an accidental debug output
Version 4.1.3
  • Updating for WoD patch 6.2
Version 4.1.2
  • Cleaning up class spells
  • Fixing more issues with the CVar engine
  • Allowing some CVar options to be changed, even with a disabled CVar engine
  • Super initial support for the 6.2 PTR. Should not throw errors
  • This update contains fairy dust!
Version 4.1.1
  • Adding some more merge spell IDs that I missed
Version 4.1.0
  • Updated TOC for patch 6.1.0
  • Updated some merge spell IDs
Version 4.0.3
  • Added option to disable the CVar engine for Floating Combat Text issues
  • Added Icon options to the "General" frame
  • Added Class Power Colors and Filter (Special Tweaks)
  • Added ability to hide Energy Types
  • Updated some spammy Druid spells
  • Fixed Dispells not displaying correctly
  • Fixed filters with icons from crashing the Config Tool
Version 4.0.1
  • Hello WoD (6.0.3)
  • Adding Multistrike spam merger
  • Adding new Floating Combat Text options
  • Adding option to disable frame scrolling in combat
  • Removed some old spell id's from spam merger (requires small settings reset)
  • Config Tool bug fixes
  • Other bug fixes
Version 3.7.1
  • Added special items filter
  • Added proc filter
  • Fixed double config containers when entering combat
Version 3.6.1
  • Added tons of custom color options
  • Added a “Helpful Tips” framework
  • Added filter parsing so that you can add multiple Buffs or Spell ID’s by separating them with semicolons
  • Updated the Configuration Tool (looks way more organised now and works better)
  • Updated Warrior Merge Spam
  • Removed a workaround for a bug that was fixed in 5.4.2
  • Fixed a few bugs when Test mode
  • Fixed a bug with 2H merges
  • Fixed and Updated Options Layout
Version 3.5.1
  • Added option to disable Floating Combat Text "Snares"
  • Added Trinket Spell ID's to be merged
  • Added hiding the config when entering combat (on by default)
  • Fixed taint when added options to Blizzard's Interface Options screen
  • Starting to add 2-Hand Weapon spell ID's to be merged properly
Version 3.4.3
  • Bug fixes
Version 3.4.2
  • Adding new "Items" category to spammy spells
  • Added Legendary Cloaks' spell ID's to spam merger
  • Added new spam merged spell ID's (Shaman, Monks, Druids)
  • Added option to see incoming Shields as healing
  • Adding option to turn off Blizzard Floating Combat Text - Absorbs
  • Changed the way you customize spell school colors
  • Fixed xCT+ not hiding certain Blizzard UI controls
  • Fixed Curse Client compatibility issues
Version 3.4.1
  • Added an option to change spell school colors
  • Added Spell, Buff, and Debuff history so that you can filter them easily
  • Added frame positions and options
  • Added option to show looted item types
  • Fixed "Output Frame" initial location
  • Fixed "Alignment Grid" (was off by one in several instances)
  • Fixed saving frames (could offset width/height or position by 1 because of rounding)
  • Fixed memory leaks that could occur while configuring
  • Fixed "Test Configuration" not forwarding messages from disabled frames properly
  • Fixed "Low Mana" message
  • Fixed "No-Mans-Land" on frames would resize, now only the bottom-right corner will resize
  • Fixed realm names not being parsed correctly in certain languages
  • Fixed some spells for Druids and Paladins in the 'Spam Merger'
  • Fixed issues when trying to use '/xct lock' command
  • Fixed config tool options to be disable when they are invalid (such as disabling a frame)
Version 3.3.0
  • Added abbreviation options to each frame
  • Added single decimal option for abbreviation
  • Added merge for Mass Dispells
  • Adding two new fonts that look amazing!
  • Fixed issue when attempting to change Blizzard's FCT font
  • Fixed issue when attempting to disable healer names
  • Fixed Test Mode to more accurately simulate your frames
  • Fixed Warlocks not displaying Burning Embers/Soul Shards as a Class Combo Point
  • Adding more merged spells for: Priests, Death Knights, Paladins, Shamans
  • Adding different track-able Class Combo Points for Blood DKs
Version 3.2.2
  • Fixed issue when attempting to filter buff/debuff auras.
Version 3.2.1
  • Fixed Dispells and Spellsteals
  • Adding spam merged dispells
  • This feature is always on at the moment, I will include a toggle to turn it off soon.
  • Adding Hunter and Priest spells to spam merge list.
Version 3.2.0
  • >> Adding Spell Filters! <<
  • Filter unwanted Spells by ID
  • Filter unwanted Buffs/Debuffs by name
  • Filter incoming/outgoing, damage/healing by the MINIMAL amount
  • Added the ability to not show over-healing
  • Added the ability to abbreviate amounts
  • Added the ability to adjust frame alpha (transparency)
  • Added incoming healing spam merging :)
  • Updated merge list for Warriors, Mages, Monks, and Priests
  • Updated options to completely remove Blizzard's options (which were annoying)
  • Fixed bug that affected Blizzard's FCT numbers
  • Fixed bug when Caging Battle Pets
  • Fixed bug with the loot not reporting correctly
  • Fixed multiple bugs with "SWING_DAMAGE" and "RANGE_DAMAGE" handlers
  • Fixed Dots not filtering correctly
Version 3.0.4
  • Added Blizzard FCT Head Numbers
  • Added option to change Blizzard FCT font (requires client to be restarted)
  • Updated Shaman and Hunter spam merge spells
  • Filter out mana while in bear form as a Druid
  • Fixed abbreviate in test mode
  • Added special case for proc: Shadow Word: Death
Version 3.0.3
  • Fixed memory leak when looting an item
  • Fixed align grid when using "/xct lock"
  • Fixed colored healer names in Test Mode
  • Code cleanup
Version 3.0.2
  • Monk Chi now tracks correctly
Version 3.0.1
  • Completely rewritten from the ground up
Version 2.5.3
  • Displaying Chi in Combo Point counter
  • Adding Monk Spells to Spam Filter
Version 2.5.2
  • Fixed crash that could occur with non-default config files
Version 2.5.1
  • Adding initial support for working with patch 5.0.4 (Live)
  • Fixing a few bugs with Class Combo Points
Version 2.4.4a
  • Fixing critical naming issue that prevented xCT+ from loading
Version 2.4.4
  • Fixing Bug where xCT+ would not correctly show Class Combo Points under certain circumstances
  • Adding spell Holy Fire (Priest) to Spam Filter
Version 2.4.3a
  • Bug fix for players that enable Blizzard Head Numbers
  • New options to manually change the insert direction of the messages (in config.lua, scroll all the way to the bottom and change the insert direction: BOTTOM or TOP)
Version 2.4.2
  • Emergency Bug fix (this only effects people that manually disable frames from 'config.lua')
Version 2.4.1
  • profile system
  • bug fixes and performance optimizations
Version 2.3.1
  • new class combo point frame
  • adding class combo point spell id's
    • Death Knights
      • Bone Shield (Blood)
      • Shadow Infusion (Unholy)
    • Druids
      • Lunar Shower (Balance)
    • Hunters
      • Frenzy Effect (Beast Mastery)
      • Ready, Set, Aim... (Marksman)
      • Lock 'n Load (Survival)
    • Paladins
      • Conviction (Holy)
    • Priests
      • Evangelism (Discipline)
      • Serendipity (Holy)
      • Shadow Orbs (Shadow)
    • Rogue
      • Combo Points (All Specs)
    • Shamans
      • Maelstrom Weapon (Enhancement)
      • Tidal Waves (Restoration)
    • Warlocks
      • Shadow Embrace (Affliction)
  • clean up and optimizations
Version 2.2.4
  • new critical filter
  • new aura filter
  • misc. bug fixes
  • optimization
  • code clean up
Version 2.2.0
  • First commit on Curse.


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  • #72
    Quote from v1num »

    Hey, is it possible to have the target names that the heals are directed to on outgoing heals?  Inside brackets or something? Couldn't find such options, and wondered if its even possible?

    I was jus wondering if this is now available in xct+? Can't seem to find the setting for it in the in-game configuration.

    It's available in MSBT and I was really hoping it works in xct+ as well. As since trying it I have prefered it to MSBT but frustrating to not see who my heals heal.

  • #73

    Thats a really cool idea. I'll see if I can get this working :)

  • #70

    Should be an update coming when patch 5.3 hits US servers!

  • #69

    Every time I log out and then log in my  floating combat text disappears even thou it's ticked in the xCT+ options pane. Same thing happens with only xCT+ enabled. No error message.

  • #68

    - Is it possible to remove the melee swings icon (weapon)? It would make abilities damages appear clearer.
    - How to change the interval of the melee swings merger? I modified line 28 in config/merge.lua to "interval = interval&nbsp;&nbsp; or 1," but it doesn't change anything. I'd like to reduce the time between merges.

    Last edited by Draigars on 4/20/2013 8:34:11 AM
  • #66

    I can't find a way to display my reflected damage.

    As in my outgoing damage due to using spell-reflection. I have 'show miss types' checked on all types of xCT frames/damage where such a setting exists.

    Is that somehow silently filtered?

  • #67

    Hrmm, this is interesting.  I will have to do some testing on my Hunter using Deterrence and Glyph of Mirrored Blades.

  • #63

    It looks like now stagger damage is showing up in incoming damage(fine) AND outgoing damage, is there anyway to get it out of outgoing damage since its extremly spammy and doesn't merge?

  • #64

    You should be able to filter Stagger using its Spell ID:

    Type: /xct --> Filters (click the plus) --> Filter: Outgoing Spells --> Add Spell ID "124255"

  • #60


    For some reason the control panel is empty.
    Is this something familiar?

  • #61

    Possibly, try just running xCT+ without any other addons. It could mean one of your addons is out-of-date enough that it is breaking Ace3.

  • #59

    Hi, I've recently had issues with your Incoming (Healing) for whatever reason when I switch specs the names are readded to the text despite being disabled (unticked), I have to manually enable then disable it again for it to take effect.

  • #62

    Thanks for the report. For some reason, several other people have experienced the same problem. I can't get it to happen to me though. Once you've checked and unchecked healer names, does it stay resolved?

  • #65

    Until I swap specs again, yes. It also appears to happen on relog in some cases. I really think it has to do with spec swapping (which at least I do very often).


  • #57

    Is there any way to remove the stagger ticks from th incoming damage?

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