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  • Supports: 5.4.0
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  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
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  • 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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  • #5351
    The current health/mana/power bars are not showing up, at all. The background shows up correctly, but the current amount bar does not. So nothing changes when the hp/mana/power level changes.

    I've tried various versions and turning off all other addons, but no dice. I tried resetting everything, but that didn't work. I did delete the xperl addon folder before installing the newest version. Any ideas?
  • #5349
    Holy Power Batman -
    I have mentioned this before and I think I was misunderstood, because I got the answer to turn off buff in xperl and let Blizz ui handle it (which I tried and did not resolve my issue)

    I am talking about the Paladin Holy Power tracker where the 3 runes thing light up under the character portrait (In both Blizz UI and Xperl UI) -

    Is there a way to turn off the Holy Power Tracker? I do not want it, I use other Mods to track Holy Power in a more convenient location on my UI.
  • #5350
    For Reference, I found in the code what to change -
    version r450
    line 1339 change from PaladinPowerBar:Show() to PaladinPowerBar:Hide()
    line 1341 change from self.holyp:Show() to self.holyp:Hide()

    Any chance we can just make this a check box to show or not show?
  • #5366
    It needed mess on the X-Perl_Option.xml...

    Well, it just loaded as Blizzard's Holy Power bar and put it on hell funny position when Portrait frame is on.
    (It's fine when portrait frame is off but I don't think you want to this.)
  • #5347
    X-Perl works great as usual, the only bug I have found is that you can't right click to remove the buffs from your buff bar, if you could fix this as it was able to be done before it would be 100% perfect!
  • #5348
    Read the known issues list at the top.
  • #5346
    I've updated xperl and still cannot see my buffs/ debuffs on me or the target. I disabled xperl buffs but the problem still consists when I try to see other players' buffs. I have tried to disable consolidated buffs and it still doesn't work. :/
  • #5345
    The Raid Helper module creates an area of dead (unclickable) space at the center of the screen. Only fix I have found so far: Disable the Helper module.
  • #5344
    Blizz raid thingie still pops out, even when it's disabled in XPerl raid frames options :-/
  • #5343
    Date: 2010-10-20 21:30:50
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl_Highlight.lua line 1509:
    attempt to compare number with nil
    [C]: ?
    XPerl\XPerl_Highlight.lua:1509: ?()

    happening when i got MC
  • #5342
    Updated to r448 and the target problem still found in raid frame, surprisingly i found more than 1 (usually 6-7) raid member were "targetted" (i checked my target in highlight option) while also some target cannot be selected which cause problems when I switched target between Tank and other dangerous raid members. Maybe a similar problem with eucalypta's.
  • #5338
    hi i cant unbuff when i'm using x-perl :P. is that a bugg or my mistake on wrong setup? thanks! your addon is awesome!
  • #5339
    As mentioned in the description:

    "Right clicking off buffs is disabled to avoid taints. There is no known work around yet for unit frame addons to cancel buffs in 4.0. The suggested work around with secura aura header is supposed to work, but doesnt. Until blizzard fixes that, we can do nothing to support canceling buffs through unit frames. Disable player buffs in xperl. Disable "default buffs" cooldown option on global options as well so that doesn't touch the default buffs frame. Use blizzards raw unmodified player buffs as they are fully functional as long as no xperl buff options for player are enabled."
  • #5337
    my download still says x perl is out of date? and it will not work, im using curse client to download
  • #5332
    Updated to 3.1.0 Beta 4 (r441) this afternoon and now whenever I log out and back in to a character some of the frames have moved from where they were previously set. There is no error message. The frames that are usually out of place are Target and ToT, and raid frames Group 5 and Group 10.
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