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  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 21,563,672 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,169 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.7.5
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About X-Perl UnitFrames

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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  • #5472
    I've just had that problem playing without that addon. I think it's just because of the patch.
  • #5459
    Anyone else having a trouble while using another addon (I'm using Clique) you click a name in a raid frame (the name text, not the health/mana) and it, using clique, casts on you? (Or not using clique, you simply don't target that person)

    This keeps happening, just wondering if it's intended, or if there's a way I can change it.
  • #5458
    Glad you got xperl to work again and keep fixing it, but I am having a slight issue.. I can't see all my buffs now in buff bar and I have to reload UI when I first log in to see them at all. Now I did up my buff size but I also made it so I could see 40 buffs, I also make it wrap the buffs on total of 10 rows so any idea what is happening??
  • #5457
    I'm having a lot of issues with raid frames not targeting individuals in Wintergrasp. Haven't had that many issues elsewhere. It seems to be groups 5-8 from what I've noticed. But it changes each time. Also just an FYI when u click on the raids tab. the NOT IN BG and RAID GROUP TITLES buttons overlap making it not impossible but unpleasant to try and click. Let alone it doesn't work half the time and I have to manually uncheck the groups I don't want shown. *frames 9 and 10 might have problems too but i dont have that many frames pulled out normally.*
  • #5456
    When healing somebody it shows a smaller blue/greenish bar over top of the players health bar to show how much they will be healed. How do I turn that off?
  • #5454
    After using this addon for a while in 4.0, there is one really, really, really big bug that I've confirmed exists for others: in raid frames, sometimes one or more people will be completely untargetable until the UI is /reloaded. This is devastating as a healer. It's happened to me many times mid-boss in ICC, and it's always an issue on at least two people in Wintergrasp. They just die because I can't find their character's actual location in the game world to click on their character since the unit frame does nothing.
  • #5452

    i like this addon

    but i would like to have
    assist frame


    cana anyone please reply
  • #5579
    By assist frame you mean "tank boxes"? Already been in there for quite some time. I think it's on the "helper" or "Monitor" tab. I suggest using the option for blizzard tanks not the ct_raid tanks. Last I checked ct_raid assumed that warriors were tanks and tanks were warriors.
  • #5450
    Here's a better follow up to my pets in raid question.. Is anyone NOT having an issue with enabling Raid Pets? ie: is anyone able to see the name and health of the pets when using the x-perl Raid Frames? I want to narrow it down to see if the problem lies with x-perl or perhaps another addon messing it up.

    BTW I love the x-perl addon. To the developers a big Thank You for your hard work.
  • #5449
    Need to make it so you can move the holy power bar and all the other ppl bars
  • #5448
    4.0 patch - Something in this addon is marking the "Show Offline Members" and graying it out, locking the function. Does anyone know a fix for this?
  • #5447
    Ever since the patch, I can't right-click buffs to remove them. Anyone else noticing this?
  • #5451
    Yes I have the same problem
  • #5453
    I actually logged on to the site to see if anyone was having this aswell, getting a bit annoying atm due to hallow's end being on and getting shapeshifted by trick or treating, have to disable the player buff part using acp and reloading the ui everytime i want to go on a flight due to some shapeshift's not letting you fly, hopefully be fixed soon, it's more an inconvenience then a real problem, but to be fair this last patch pretty much broke everything.

    Still love this addon, keep up the great work guys.
  • #5455
    Bliz disabled addons being able to do that.
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