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  • World of Warcraft
  • 47,417 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,052,597 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,370 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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  • #7235

    Error Report for every time I attempt to Dismiss my Hunter's Pet. Haven't played a Hunter since Vanilla until today, so I'm not sure how long this problem has been going on for. Forced to go to a Stable everytime I need to switch active pet, or tame a new one. Would really help if this bug was fixed.

    Date: 2012-10-28 05:00:45
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: *** TaintForced ***
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn *** TaintForced *** attempted to call a forbidden function (CastSpellByID()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: CastSpellByID()
    ..\FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1561: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:710: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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    XPerl, v3.6.10
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlOptions, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidMonitor, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
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  • #7236

    No, it's same as SetFocus, you cannot do that on X-Perl or other UnitFrame addons...

    (Unless they do some Blizzard method to fix it, but not X-Perl.)

  • #7234

    guys ?

  • #7233


    r763 | asixandur | 2012-10-18 11:51:34 +0000 (Thu, 18 Oct 2012) | 1 line
    Changed paths:
    M /trunk/XPerl_PlayerBuffs/XPerl_PlayerBuffs.lua

    Probably fixes "Buffs Above Player Spacing Issue""


    I'm still having this issue, except now the buffs don't even try to wrap, they just stack on top of eachother if there is more than one bar worth.

  • #7237

    Confirmed that problem, but looks like asixandur do not know how to fix that, and no one knows since Patch 4.0...

  • #7232

    I closed down that window which tell me who is targeting me/assisting me..etc how to reopen it? thanks

  • #7231
    Re: X-Perl UnitFrames Aggro Warning

    Hi Guys.

    Firstly thank you for this great addon, its great that you constanly keep it updated. However I, like a few others have not been able to get the big movable aggro warning to work since MOP. Please bring back this feature as it is invaluable.

  • #7263

    I have exactly the same problem, even in party or raid group the Aggro Warning is not showing anymore. It is activated in the helper panel.

    And i need it cuz im tank...

    If u find any solution for this let us know please. Thanks

  • #7238

    The aggro warning was broken at all becasue the coder wrote the MoP code for X-Perl did not know that and just broke it. But now it looks like displays fine on recently revision but I haven't try to check the function about moving its position, will try.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 10/28/2012 9:12:48 AM
  • #7266

    I needed check this, I haven't sure it is works fine at all....

    EDIT : It works fine on my end, party and raid both works fine, I guess your aggro warning may stuck at outside of your screen for some reasons, I suggested you can backup and deleted your XPerl.lua (YOU MUST DO THIS AFTER YOU EXITED FROM WoW Client and it shut down totally!) at your %WoW installation%\WTF\<account>\SavedVariables\ , it will reset all your X-Perl setting to default, and it will reset your aggro warning to the center of screen.

    I'm not sure you're meaning other aggro warning but if you can see the aggro warning with cross arrows icon when you opened the X-Perl option UI(you must move the option window away to do moving your X-Perl frames), move the icon with moving the aggro warning message. If you can't found that you needed reset its position with the method I said above.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 11/4/2012 9:01:33 AM
  • #7264

    Nope.. its still not working.... any suggestion? Thanks

  • #7227
    AGGRO Warning not working (3)
    AGGRO Warning not working

    Hello Again, this is now the third post about the little problem im having with the AGGRO warning and seems im not the only player having same issues... i will copy/paste the post i made before:

    Im having an issue here with x-perl. Im a tank, and im very used to work with the big red AGGRO warning while im tanking. It's a lot helpful for me and it improves a lot my job as tank.

    But since MOP for some reason the AGGRO warning just stop showing on my screen. I have checked it on helper tab and have it activated. Have uninstalled and reinstalled the addon erasing all settings and everything. And I still dont have my AGGRO warning on my screen. Even in group or raid.

    Other addons I use are Omen, NPC Scan, and DBM. Same addons I have being using for years but, as i said before, since MOP no AGGRO warning.

    Someone know why? Please need help, I really depend on that big red warning. 

    Hope this time i get a reply of this...


  • #7223

    Hi I asked this question previously and think I missed the reply I also posted it on the bug forum but no reply there.

    I am trying to find out if xperl supports monk buffs especailly for healing. I use xperl  and it does not seem to display my monk healing buffs on my party, as some of the monk spells rely on the uptime of others for best effect being able to track your buffs is really important.

    Is anyone else able to track buffs? has this been added?

  • #7222

    Date: 2012-10-22 00:30:50
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua line 118:
       attempt to index global 'CompactUnitFrameProfiles' (a nil value)
       [C]: ?
    self = XPerl_Raid_Frame {
     0 = <userdata>
     Array = <table> {
     time = 0
    events = <table> {
     1 = "CHAT_MSG_ADDON"
     6 = "UNIT_FLAGS"
     7 = "UNIT_AURA"
     8 = "UNIT_POWER"
     9 = "UNIT_MAXPOWER"
     11 = "UNIT_MAXHEALTH"
     12 = "UNIT_NAME_UPDATE"
     14 = "UNIT_COMBAT"
     19 = "READY_CHECK"
     23 = "PLAYER_LOGIN"
     26 = "PET_BATTLE_CLOSE"
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 1
    (*temporary) = 10
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (*temporary) = <table> {
     1 = XPerl_Raid_Grp1 {
     2 = XPerl_Raid_Grp2 {
     3 = XPerl_Raid_Grp3 {
     4 = XPerl_Raid_Grp4 {
     5 = XPerl_Raid_Grp5 {
     6 = XPerl_Raid_Grp6 {
     7 = XPerl_Raid_Grp7 {
     8 = XPerl_Raid_Grp8 {
     9 = XPerl_Raid_Grp9 {
     10 = XPerl_Raid_Grp10 {
    (*temporary) = XPerl_Raid_Grp10 {
     0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = "XPerl_Raid_Grp10"
    (*temporary) = "10"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_HEALTH_FREQUENT"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_MAXHEALTH"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_NAME_UPDATE"
    (*temporary) = "PLAYER_FLAGS_CHANGED"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_COMBAT"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_SPELLCAST_START"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_SPELLCAST_STOP"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_SPELLCAST_FAILED"
    (*temporary) = "READY_CHECK"
    (*temporary) = "READY_CHECK_CONFIRM"
    (*temporary) = "READY_CHECK_FINISHED"
    (*temporary) = "RAID_TARGET_UPDATE"
    (*temporary) = "PLAYER_LOGIN"
    (*temporary) = "ROLE_CHANGED_INFORM"
    (*temporary) = "PET_BATTLE_OPENING_START"
    (*temporary) = "PET_BATTLE_CLOSE"
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index global 'CompactUnitFrameProfiles' (a nil value)"
    WoWclassCount = 10
    raidHeaders = <table> {
     1 = XPerl_Raid_Grp1 {
     2 = XPerl_Raid_Grp2 {
     3 = XPerl_Raid_Grp3 {
     4 = XPerl_Raid_Grp4 {
     5 = XPerl_Raid_Grp5 {
     6 = XPerl_Raid_Grp6 {
     7 = XPerl_Raid_Grp7 {
     8 = XPerl_Raid_Grp8 {
     9 = XPerl_Raid_Grp9 {
     10 = XPerl_Raid_Grp10 {
    rconf = <table> {
     debuffs = <table> {
     enable = 1
     class = <table> {
     group = <table> {
     titles = 1
     scale = 0.8
     healerMode = <table> {
     spacing = 0
     anchor = "TOP"
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     percent = 1
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  • #7219

    QUEST BUG "The Greater of Two Evils" Mount Hyjal

    When using the item for the quest, interface goes haywire and doesn't use the custom action bar that gives the spells for doing that quest. Had to disable just to finish it 

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