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  • World of Warcraft
  • 98,625 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,897,870 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,390 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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  • #6663

    Xperl makes the health bars change colors as health decreases. How do I disable that feature please? I want the health bars to stay green. Thanks. :)

  • #6662
    *Fixed player potrait not showing on login.

    to me this fix does not work why?
  • #6665

    The fix seemed to only marginally reduce the issue, i have since removed it too. I don't think there is a way to fix this problem unfortunately.

  • #6669

    this is blizz's problem


  • #6660

    I was wondering if anyone else is having a problem seeing the Extra Action Button 1 (on Ultrax and Madness). I think Xperl is confliciing with Dominos, making it so that I cannot see the button at all. 

  • #6659


    I have been using xperl for about 4 months now and have spent alot of time tweaking it and getting it setup for how I want it. I am a healer and my main is a druid. I have everything set up really well except 1 thing.

    I want to be able to track my HOTs on raid members with a timer so i can see when the HOT is about to run out and replace it. Currently x=perl display a small icon for my HOT it wouild be great if this could  be bigger and include a timer.

    Tracking it on my target is fine but i want it for multiple raid members at once. or even if you can recommend an addon to help with this

    Thanks for an awesome addon


    Last edited by kathleen8 on 2/25/2012 7:18:12 PM
  • #6664

    Healbot works great!!

  • #6658

    i am having a problem with xperl on my dk. the runic power bar always shows full runic power, there is no change after using abilities that eat runic power. i dont know what the problem is and would prefer to fix it within xperl rather than find another addon to deal with runic power specifically. i have tried disabling all other addons, but the problem persisted. if anybody has any ideas, i would appreciate a response.


  • #6657

    is there a way to have the raid frames show the lables for the main and off tanks for 25 man raids?


  • #6655

    I can't  right-click on my frame and get the menu! Help plis :S

  • #6656

    Soved. Was a clique problem. Right boton menu was disconfigured Ç_Ç

  • #6654

    how can i get to the xperl interface?

  • #6653

    Hello, i reallz like this addon is one of my Favorites, but i have one prob i have WoW Cataclysm patch 4.0.6 so i did what you said, to copy those files into the Interface-Addons folder, when i log in i click on my Addons so all of those Xperl addons are "Out of Date" i didnt try to Enter World cuz i guess something is wrong, what should i do?

  • #6652

    heya. I have been using Xperl for a good long while now. However, I am by no means an expert in any of intricacies of UIs. I would swear ( maybe delusional but who knows) that up until recently, my group window was a long and thin horizontal bar, that I had placed in the middle bottom portion of my screen, below target and player windows, just because I used to play EQ and that was my standard placement. Anyways, Now, I seem to have a party window that is vertical and quite a bit wider than previously, and I wonder if it is possible to  make changes to revert back to the older way. I tend to prefer horizontal blocks I can stack in lower portion of screen to allow for upper portion to be free for viewing, I apologize if I am delirious, as I have mostly soloed up through lvls so did not see party window all th time lol.


    thanks in advance

  • #6651

    Does anyone know how to fix the debuff over-lapping over buffs?

    Here is a picture:

    Here is a better one:

    Last edited by Makaveli9090 on 2/21/2012 8:41:01 PM


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