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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,638 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 224,365 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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  • #12

    Found it, update will be incoming!

  • #13

    Is this fix going to be uploaded?

  • #8

    I apologize for the recent mix up.  Not many of you saw it, but I know at least 50 people downloaded 2.4.4 before I could pull it.  It contained an error that would prevent WoW from seeing xCT+ (and therefore prevent you from using it in game).

    Version 2.4.4A fixed this issue and is now out and ready to be downloaded.  You may need to go to your World of Warcraft addon folder and delete "xCT+" (as it is not a valid addon and possible could cause problems in the future)!

    Thank you for using xCT+ and I will keep a closer eye on my actions to prevent this kind of mixup happening again!

    Last edited by dandraffbal on 6/11/2012 4:01:32 PM
  • #7

    I noticed that the combo points counter was showing on my hunter and resto shaman.  Am I missing something or is there a way just to get this to show for toons that need it?

    EDIT:  I completely missed that this takes over the settings of Blizzard's fct options.  Thanks for this great alternative.

    Last edited by SirQuester on 6/10/2012 1:28:04 PM
  • #9

    If you don't like the combo point window, I placed an option in the "config.lua" file to turn it off! :)

    To turn it off:

    • Open your config.lua file in a text editor (like notepad)
    • Search for the following text: "combowindow"
    • On that line, change "true" to "false"
    • Save the file

    Also, I would love to know about any spells you would like it to track. (I sadly do not play any other classes besides my DK, Priest--Healing Only--, and Hunter)!

  • #4

    slight issue as a DK. The addon generally works perfectly, but if I am in frost spec and change specs to blood, the bone shield tracker wont load. Needs a /reload in order to track bone shield stacks.

    If I log in whilst in blood presence it works perfectly.

    Needs to update on talent change event.


    Ty for the great addon though.

  • #5

    Yep, I'm hoping to fix that issue with an upcoming update :)

  • #6

    Issue fixed in version 2.4.4 available now :D!

  • #2

    A couple things:

    1. Really need to save the frame locations into savedvariables. The current system really won't cut it for a couple reasons. a. makes it really hard to share profiles between multiple toons, of which i have 10. b. if i ever login without loading the mod, say after a patch, the locations will be reset - it's one of the failures in layout-local.

    2. I can't seem to get healing/damage inc to display. My entire raid, it had nothing come up, with the defualt config.


    Last edited by DaemonSambe on 3/30/2012 4:49:20 PM
  • #3

    I'll look into saving the vars to a file instead of using Blizzard's frame saver.  And add a way to load a different profile.

    I'm not sure what would be causing incoming heals and incoming damage to not show.  What other addon's were you running? Did you try and /rl inbetween fights?


  • #1
    Allowing Comments

    Since the recent announcement on, I've decided to allow people to ask for help here rather than direct you there.  I hope you are enjoying xCT+. Let me know if you find any errors or have any suggestions!

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