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  • World of Warcraft
  • 48,275 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,054,692 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,369 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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  • #1328
    During the daily Thrusting Hodir's Spear (, having xperl block the function of your pet buttons, causing you to fail the quest and fall to your death. Easily reproduced, and tested with several guild mates with the current version.
  • #1326
    pls new werzion 3.0.9

  • #1325
    Using 3.0.2a

    Maybe it is just me, but are the frame layouts suppose to act like profiles. Sees like anything I change for one character affects them all. So If i set up my hunter with a default style and my druid with healer mode and ect turned on, the hunter also has it next time I get on them which means undoing / changing settings each time.
  • #1327
    You need to set up each profile differently for each character, you probably have both of your characters set to the default profile. Try making a new profile for say... your druid, and then copying the settings from whichever profile your hunter is using, (I'd assume the default one) That will allow you to start off with the druid where you left off, but changes made to one will no longer affect the other. Hope that helps.
  • #1324
    This addon must be updated, as soon as possible.
  • #1323
    Every time I try to change the anchor point I get this message and it doesn't change anything.

    Date: 2009-03-05 19:44:14
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...nterface\AddOns\XPerl_Options\XPerl_FrameOptions.lua line 591:
    attempt to index local 'obj' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    ...nterface\AddOns\XPerl_Options\XPerl_FrameOptions.lua:591: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:561: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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  • #1322
    Anyone else have problems targeting certain people after someone leaves/joins the raid? For instance in WG where many are leaving/joining, I can no longer click certain peoples frame. It just remains on the person I previously had targeted : /
  • #1321
    seems "Zeksie" is not alive anymore.....
  • #1320
    guys go check Ag_UnitFrames this addon still not complete but the authors working very hard on and it's very nice and easy to to configure just have a look on it.
  • #1319
    The range detector no longer works. I had the most current alpha version. When in raid or party the range detector always shows people out of range, although npcs are always shown in range. The hand over the portrait range detector works properly. Is this being worked on to be fixed? I had to restore it to a release version to get it working until then.
  • #1318
    Is anyone going to update curse with the latest version of Xperl?
  • #1317
    I'm not sure what I changed, but now for some reason it will not show me "to-be-healed" on my health bar. It used to show the incoming heals and now it's not. I was messing around with my UI, but don't remember changing anything that much. And I can't find an option for it anywhere.
  • #1380
    I seem to have run into this as well, there are no errors. and I haven't changed anything in the ui.
  • #1383
    Nevermind, found a solution. Download VisualHeal ( when installed and in-game, go into the /vh options and disable Enable HealBar and Enable PlayerBar. After that your heals will show in the unit frames.
  • #1315
    has anyone else had their target's frame shift to the left under the player frame? and ideas on how to fix this?
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