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X-Perl UnitFrames

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 45,607 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,044,179 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,373 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.7.5
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About X-Perl UnitFrames

Patch 6.0.3 compatibility and future of X-Perl

Use latest alpha from WoWAce for using in Patch 6.0.3

May still has problems but for most cases it should be working(at least was tested on beta), if not, clearing old setting by killing(and backup) XPerlxxxxxxx.lua in the WTF directory of your WoW installlation and try again with fresh new default setting, thanks your patience.

If still someone want to help Zeksie for he earns his donates from X-Perl then that's fine for Zek and X-Perl, but seems like it's time to cut him out as no one want to help X-Perl anymore (as many of users already heard about the mess of this poor addon), I guess.

I don't know X-Perl will still be continue or not(it's highly possible it won't be, as the new maintainer Resike continued the developing and forked to Z-Perl, and he said he won't abandon his addons), I won't force everyone should must to use Resike's one at this point, as his Z-Perl isn't stable yet, and for some reasons, I don't think he want to port his fixes back to X-Perl as he knows about how Zek did about his addons and everyone who helped Zek to maintaining this poor addon...and, of course...X-Perl may broken again when next time Blizzard's patches released..... /sigh

(At this point, I won't force everyone who used X-Perl to go Z-Perl until it's more stable than now, feel free to use Z-Perl or other Unitframe addons if you want, and do NOT hold your breathe about X-Perl too much, too. I already lost my hope on X-Perl, at least I can trust Resike and Z-Perl now...)


PlayerLin - Maintainer of X-Perl but not a proper skilled coder, just a locale translator and do some shitty PRs. :(

Bug Reporting

Please use the Ticketing System on WoWAce Here and avoid posting bugs using comments on Curse because they're difficult to track and they will probably get lost.

Use a good error catcher (like BugSack from and provide the full error text, and give as much information as possible to recreate the problem. Don't assume We know what you're talking about with some three word report.


Perl, with Extra stuff. Much enchanced from Nymbia's Perl UnitFrames, and a complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools, with little remaining of the original Nymbia code.

  • Range Finder (combined with optional health check and/or debuff check) for all frames based on spell or item range test.
  • HoT Monitor will highlight units clearly that have ''your own'' active Heal over Time spells. Regardless of how many other heal over time buffs are on the raid members, you can keep track of your own ones and when they expire.
  • Debuff Highlighting in standard debuff colours on all friendly frames. Priority given to show debuffs that ''you'' can cure first.
  • Raid Frames, buff icons, MT list units and some other portions or X-Perl are Created on demand. Saving a lot of time and memory at system startup. Defering the creation of many parts of X-Perl to when they are actually required. And of course, most often outside of raids they are never required and are never created.
  • Raid Target icon support for Target, Target's Target, MT Targets.
  • Raid Tooltip will show combat rezzers available (druids with Rebirth ready (or very soon available) and any normal rezzers out of combat) if you bring up tooltip of a dead person.
  • In-combat indicators for all units.
  • 3D Portraits for player, pet, target, focus, party. Optional. Of course this may degrade your framerate somewhat because you are displaying more 3D character models that without this option. But some like it pretty, and it does look cool.
  • Red and Green combat flashes for frames when player, pet, target, party, partypets, raid take damage/heals. Useful indication of things happening.
  • Added '''time left''' on party member/target buffs/debuffs when in a raid, these depend somewhat on CTRA sending appropriate information over the addon channel, although some of it can be determined at run time by X-Perl, when a player gets a buff for example, we know how long it should last, and therefor when it should expire.
  • Totally new options window including all X-Perl options and access via minimap icon and the /xperl splash command.
  • Configurable colours for borders and backgrounds. Including class coloured names, and configurable reaction colours.

Much care has been taken with code size, memory load, memory usage per cycle and so on. LuaProfiler/OnEvent mods used extensively and regularly to ensure that X-Perl does not do more work than is absolutely necessary.

Assists View

Will show anyone from raid assising you with your target, and can also show healers or all plus known enemies targetting you.

Tooltips for the same also available (on player and target frames) if you prefer to not use the main window.

MT Targets

Replaces CTRA MT Targets window, and doubles as a replacement for the Perl RaidFrames warrior targets.

Indicator shows which target you are on.

Frames will be coloured to show if tanks have duplicate targets.

Casting Monitor


Shows selected classes (defaults to healer classes) in a list (much like the MT List), but with some differences.

Shows mana bars and cast bars on left. Their targets on right. Health bar as normal, but a secondary small red bar on targets which shows the maximum single hit this unit has received since entering combat. The secondary bar will extend downwards from their current HP level down to as far as zero.

A green name on the targets indicates this is the same target that you have. You can click on casters or their targets as expected.

For druids, right clicking on a caster will cast Innervate on them.

For shamans, right clicking on a caster will cast Mana Tide Totem. Check the * indicator to see if they're in your group.

All bars can be re-sized in X-Perl main options (Monitor section).

Totals can be toggled (from the 'T' minibutton at top of frame) which gives overview of raid mana status.

Raid Admin


Save/Load raid roster setups Only does direct save and load for the moment, but more to come (templates and such).

Item Check

Replacement for /raitem /radur /raresist /rareg. Use the old commands before, or drop items in the left item list.

Query button will perform /raitem on all ticked items (query always includes dur and resists) and you can then view and review all the results whenever, without having to re-query each item.

Includes everyone in raid, so you don't have to work out who doesn't have items, it'll list them with 0 instead of no entry.

Active Scanner to check raid member's equipment for the item selected. So you can be sure that people actually have the item worn (Onyxia Cloak for example), without having to go round single target inspecting everyone who 'forgot' to install CTRA for the 50th raid in a row.

Grim Reaper

Removed from X-Perl, but continues as it's own standalone Ace mod.


More Buffing Features

Can be found in my new universal buffing mod, ZOMGBuffs


3.7.5 Release (r860/r859)
1.You can now disable pvp marks on the frames.
2.TTT Frame, FocusTarget and PetTarget Debuffs are now enabled and disabled correctly.
3.You can now enable Target's Target Debuffs independently from its Buffs.


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  • #6032
    Hey, I just wanted to tell you a very annoying bug for druids (dunno if anyone else has this problem)

    If you enter combat in humanoid form, and then shapeshift into bear or catform your healthbar will become very small (smaller than my energy bar) and very hard to see.

    This seems to only occur if you enter combat before shapeshifting.

    If you do it the other way around, get in combat in cat for bear, your healthbar will be a bit thicker if you shapeshift out of cat/bear (not that annoying, because then u can actually see it pretty well). This bug happens wether or not I have checked the "docketed with player" option.

    I was wondering anyone know how to fix this and if it's a simple LUA edit, as the author seems to be a bit inactive with this addon atm ^^.

    This bug only annoys me because I do arenas and PvP, I really love this addon and I'm hoping for updates :).
  • #6047
    This seems to be a problem with the Druid bar (mana bar in forms, for those who don't know ^^).

    If this is turned off, the problem no longer occurs.
  • #6036
    same for me btw, its annoying
  • #6031
    I love this add-on its great only thing I have a problem with is when I right click on the nameplates there is no option to set focus.
  • #6030
    Hi, I noticed that there's a feature when you're a mage where if there's a buff you can steal, it puts a flashing ring around the buff. This is very useful in raids. It would be nice to have an option where, if you're on another class that can dispel, that the debuffs you can dispel are lit up like that as well. For instance, on a Hunter, enrages and magic effects would flash, if you're on a priest, just magic effects, etc. This would be very useful.
  • #6029
    I really love this add-on. I've been using it for as long as I can remember.... however is there ANY time frame on when the buff problems will be fixed? I can deal with the floating to some degree... but the buff overlapping the Debuffs so I cannot see them really hinders me in some encounters.
  • #6027
    Very good addon.
    Only disappointed by the aggro warning (the big one in the center of the screen yes !) which has disappeared. I didn't use it for my tanking gameplay, but it was very useful when a playing ennemy was targeting me, in order for me to prepare my answer to his coming attack.
  • #6026
    I signed up just to complain/report a bug.

    'Docked With Player' is no longer working/showing up for paladins. Only 'show special bar'. And this "Special Bar" is just a bunch of triangles at the bottom of my characters screen. I loved the original HoPo power bar and am disgruntled that this is now taken away from me. I put up with all the other bugs, from portraits not fully showing for models, to it actually having grouped casters in the same player [seeing a Paladin cast 'Fear' was lovely for that stint of bug problems]. But I would really, really like my Holy Power bar back and not just told to go to 'Dock with Player', because for my paladins, this little tab DOES NOT EXIST.

    I'm pretty much getting fed up with Xperl :|
  • #6025
    I read through the comments and didnt see this so ill ask:

    Have you ever gotten rid of your minimap icon and then cannot access the addon anyother way? I cant get the icon to come back and it disappeared from my in-game addon list system thing. and my addon "bar" on-screen still has the symbol but when I click it does nothing.

    Tried turning addon off/on
    uninstall - reinstall

    cant get it to reappear
  • #6028
    Try typing /xperl or /x-perl in chat and it SHOULD either give you a list of commands or bring up the options menu which you should be able to turn on the mini map icon somewhere.
  • #6023
    Anyone know if the people that make this addon are still working on it? I see they know about the error with the floating buffs/debuffs above the player frame when you have the player frame at bottom and buffs on top, but its been like this a while, and its annoying when buffs are floating up to 3 lines higher than my player frame.

    Love this addon, and used it for years, but if they aren't still working on it I guess I'll have to swap to one that doesn't have this issue. Really hope someone is still working on it though. :)
  • #6022
    is there any chance you can remove the error with world markers?
  • #6024
    If you mean the Star, Triangle, etc, markers you place on the ground, then this is a known issue they are working on. Seems to only happen to me as raid leader in my raids, doesn't seem to be a problem for assistants. /reloadui fixes it in game.
  • #6021
    First of all, great addon, been using it for many years. I just have a question, Eclipse, holy power is blocking the buffs, i use moveanything addon to move those two, is there currently an option that i cant see so i dont have to use moveanything addon ?
  • #6020
    Is there a fix or any way to get x-perl to cooperate with Shaman totems?
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