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X-Perl UnitFrames

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 82,817 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,751,075 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,425 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

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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  • #4838
    This is a really useful addon, but on my alt I noticed a problem with the level bars. If you level up, say from 10 to 11 the bar doesn't update, however if you then click on your character it sows him/her as lvl 11.
  • #4836
    To anyone that want to use X-Perl on 4.0 Beta, try this version of X-Perl.

    Warning: This is a clone fork by Joddie@WoWAce, and it may only works on Cataclysm, and nothing to do with Zeksie and his mainline version of X-Perl.
    (I don't know if this can be use on the non-Cataclysm beta of PTR server[], maybe it can because they're same things but lose many Cataclysm-only feature.)

    Try this with your own risk, and if have problem on it, please report to the author Joddie@WoWAce.
  • #4833
    Just to add to a few more comments made below that the health bar doesn't update when you take damage in say pvp it just stays at full health and bang you die. I use healbot mod and I have to watch that to know my true health. To get around this problem I log into wow and then do a /reloadui and it seems to fix it but I am confused as to why. Many thanks for the mod.
  • #4832
    Will you ever add back the option to display ~Aggro~ while soloing? It's rather handy when running past mobs to be warned if you pulled them or not. Sure, I can wait to be attacked, but I'd rather know the second I am targetted.
  • #4835
    That's party/raid only, but in default, when you get aggro, your frame will surrounded by a red line, you'll noticed it.
    (But if you scale down your player frame, you may not noticed that.)
  • #4827
    after going onto the xperl options and disabling the party display, my cast bar now overlaps with my skill bars (using bartender).

    How do i re-enable the xperl party display?

    ive tried deleting the addon and all settings in curse client but its still the same when i reinstall.

    i only have the 'global' 'Raid' 'Colours' tabs available in the xperl option screen

    please help
  • #4828
    nevermind it was me being dumb, just re enabled them in my addons on wow xD
  • #4826
    Is it possible to adjust the location for party pets? i just want to slid it down a bit to the bottem right corner of the its owners frame.
  • #4824
    Please help!

    I've lost the tips that were shown when my mouse was over the debuffs on a target, please advise where i can find them back :( missing them so much =(
  • #4837
    In the X-Perl options: in the general tab: at the very top, just to the right of 'Bar Texture', there is an option that reads
    'Buff Tooltips'. It should be checked. (This also applies to debuffs, which a mouseover of the option will tell you.)
  • #4823
    i have a problem when ever i get on a quel'dorei steed in training grounds the wow original unit frame apears and i can not get wrid of that until i reload ui ( eaven if i dismount, the original wow unitframe is stil there) i gues this s a problem when i have a "minion" and i am featured as a pet... pls hellp me !!!! (sorry for my english)
  • #4825
    If Blizzard's default unitframe appears, it must be some addon conflict problems happens.

    Try disable all other addons, and only enable X-Perl and check again.
  • #4820
    Is it possible to make "purgeable debuffs" on my shaman show large just as they do for "stealable debuffs" do for my mage?
  • #4815
    how to disable party?
  • #4818
    You shut X-Perl's party frame, the blizzard on will appears.
    So you can't remove it totally.

    But if you're in raid, you can found a option named "Show Party In Raid" on Party tab in X-Perl option window(use /xperl or click the 'white ball' icon in minimap) and uncheck it, then the party frame won't appear anymore when you're raid.

    But if you want disable it when you're outside of raid... sorry, you can't.
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