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  • World of Warcraft
  • 284,809 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,276,605 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,343 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 6.0.2 compatibility

Use latest alpha from WoWAce for using in Patch 6.0.2

Until we pushed a proper release version if it become more stable.

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.

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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  • #8072

    Yup I did, that's how I isolated it to Xperl!

  • #8063

    Can't wait for the 6.0.2 update. I tried using other unit frames add-ons and none of them compare to Xperl. Please hurry up with an update!

  • #8069

    Agreed!! It's so simplistic and awesome.

  • #8062

    can rogue combopoints be moved to the player frame now that 6.0.2 has taken effect?

    Last edited by Alex2190 on 10/19/2014 2:45:05 PM
  • #8061

    Never saw this before until patch 6.02
    normally i had my buffs + debuffs on my charachters frame and next to my Minimap. but now the buffs and debuffs don't show up next to my minimap. is this a new option i just can't find? or is it somthing else?

  • #8060

    Will donate when you get a working fix for 6.0! Love this addon :)

  • #8059

    Love this AddOn! Hoping that it recieves a new update to cope with the recent patch (6.0.2). Feels strange to see the original name plates that WoW was intended to have but I would not mind having back the ones I am so used to!

  • #8058

    When you guys get this back up and running I'll be donating ten bucks. I know it is not much but not having xperl has shown my wife and I that donating is worth it.

  • #8057

    Still having all sorts of issues :( Hopefully we get a big update soon.

  • #8054

    Fixed the raid frame issues with:

  • #8056
    Quote from Resike »

    Fixed the raid frame issues with:

    Thanks to update, but I would like suggest, due X-Perl's revision showing/config requesting methods, better change following line in the XPerl.lua too:

    XPerl_RequestConfig(function(New) conf = New end, "$Revision: xxx $")
    XPerl_SetModuleRevision("$Revision: xxx $")

    xxx = revision number of the commit. (Sometimes, needed to swap the two line each other to let subvision tool to detect the change on this)

    Since XPerl.lua always loaded (it's the CORE, must loaded), or else X-Perl will still reporting it's r878 if X-Perl's option UI not started or before calling any of raid-related functions(it based what X-Perl module you changed with those one of two revision declare line.), and sometimes may affacting the config(setting) if revision number not changed to sync (some of X-Perl modules do not calling XPerl_RequestConfig function at all so change the line on XPerl.lua will be more safe if you ask me).

    Just minor problem but may cause confusing(or config conflict if there are many X-Perl modules' XPerl_RequestConfig setting are differ with XPerl.lua or other core lua files) in some situations, can ignore this small problem since it doesn't affact anything else in X-Perl.

    Still, thanks for update. :D

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 10/18/2014 8:58:57 PM
  • #8055

    Not sure if you handled buff wrapping issue, but the dk runes are still not working properly. If you are taking over or just helping out, I'm sure a lot of people appreciate it, me included.

    Last edited by Bmfstunner on 10/18/2014 8:19:00 PM
  • #8052

    Been using Xperl since BC. Really really hope it gets a proper update soon. I've been using the alpha version r878 which works BUT ALL my settings have been reased a couple times after disconnects.

  • #8051

    Update please!

  • #8050

    Phew, it's not just me who can't live without X-Perl. I love this addon and haven't logged as much in the last few days as WoW doesn't feel the same without it. To the dev of X-Perl, keep up the great work and I hope you can release an updated bug free version soon

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