New test frames

GladiusEx is an arena unit frames addon based on Gladius.

What's new

New features include:

  • Party frames: support for showing frames for your own team
  • Cooldown tracker: a highly configurable module for tracking all types of cooldowns
  • Skill history: shows the icons of the last few skills used by the unit
  • Alerts: makes the frames blink in a noticeable way during some configured events (including low health, auras and specific spells being cast)
  • Pets: new module for displaying pet bars

And the classic modules, most of which have been improved in various ways:

  • Auras: now with more filtering options
  • Class Icon: new display modes: by spec, role and portraits
  • Cast Bar: now shows which spells can't be interrupted
  • DR Tracker: track the diminishing returns timers on both the enemy team and your team
  • Health Bar: now displays incoming heals and absorbs
  • Tags: configure every text to show exactly what you want, now with more built-in tags and improved performance


How do I bring the user interface up ?

You can use the /gex slash command, or you can access the options from the addons tab in the interface panel.

Where did the trinket and the dispels modules go ?

They have been replaced by the cooldowns module, which now allows you to have several groups of cooldowns configured independently. By default, the trinket cooldown is shown in group 2 and a few other cooldowns in group 1.

What is that additional set of frames that I see ?

Those are the party frames. This is incremental functionality that will help you track not only your enemies but also your friends. If you use your own you can turn these easily off in the general settings.

Is it possible to have text timers for the auras, cooldowns or the DR icons ?

The timer module has been removed, but this can be achieved with OmniCC or other similar addons.

Bugs and feature requests

Please use the ticket tracker to report any issues or request features.

Please report all the problems and bugs!

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  • Avatar of GNWP69 GNWP69 Dec 14, 2014 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Workaround for testing mode not working properly: disable "DR Tracker" module for both "Party" and "Arena". Also I posted a coomment on the existing bug ticket and atteched Lua Error which pops up when I try to run testing mode with DR Tracker enabled on Party and/or Arena.

  • Avatar of DRAKG0 DRAKG0 Dec 13, 2014 at 00:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @Managed: Go True, maybe the worst problem right now :(

  • Avatar of DRAKG0 DRAKG0 Dec 13, 2014 at 00:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi man! zup hope ur good :)

    U still working? Any plans to update the addon?

    It's an awesome addon, best one in class i think, but theres need of some fixes, like non see bars , ghost bars, dnt track CC over icon class anymore... so, i think all of us will be glad if u keep us on news :)

    ADD: after reach some i realized that function "GetDefaultImportantAuras()" dnt work anymore, btw guys from "Gladius" project did a new function called "GetAuraList()" that seems to work properly, i tried to manage and adapt it but i dnt know so much lua and im getting mad u.u (xD), Anyway, thats the deal, hope get news from u guys soon :D

    Last edited Dec 13, 2014 by DRAKG0: add new info
  • Avatar of ezaraku ezaraku Dec 02, 2014 at 06:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there currently a problem with the testing feature? I'm not seeing any units in the "enemy" anchor, and upon switching to 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 test - nothing changes.

  • Avatar of Managed Managed Oct 17, 2014 at 09:19 UTC - 1 like

    All the "Important Auras" seem to be missing, for the Class Icon module: v0.33-beta-1-g30bd103

    Last edited Oct 17, 2014 by Managed
  • Avatar of DRAKG0 DRAKG0 Oct 17, 2014 at 01:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Recent files A: v0.33-beta-1-g30bd103 for 6.0.2 8 hours ago

    Thx u both for ur great work! :D

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Oct 16, 2014 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @DRAKG0: Go

    The project was automatically tagged as inactive by the wowace system with the release of the new patch, nothing has changed.

  • Avatar of ElectricMenace ElectricMenace Oct 16, 2014 at 03:23 UTC - 0 likes

    All, Depending on slaren's availability or lack of, I'll probably step in this weekend if needed again.

  • Avatar of DRAKG0 DRAKG0 Oct 15, 2014 at 09:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, gmorning :) I just logged in to check any updates, and i just saw this "This project has become inactive." I cant believe it O.o rlly u left the project? noone will work more on it?

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Sep 12, 2014 at 09:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @DRAKG0: Go

    I'll try to fix the problem If I get an invitation to the beta (already requested one to curse, but it may take a while). Otherwise it will have to wait until the pre-expansion patch is released. Thanks for making me aware of the problem though.


Date created
Oct 14, 2012
Last update
Oct 16, 2014
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