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They have been replaced by the cooldowns module, which now allows you to have several groups of cooldowns configured independently.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 DRAKG0 DRAKG0 Sep 12, 2014 at 04:27 UTC - 0 likes

    First of all thx for great work on this addon, rlly usefull n arenas :)

    so, theres any chance to get a functional WOD beta release?

    iv alredy tried by myself & alrdy fixed +75% of non working addons following this guide:

    but cant get gladiusex working, just involve some error n function called "GetClassDefaultSpells", but cannot retrieve any info about this :(

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Aug 10, 2014 at 01:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @outroot: Go

    You can try installing the most recent version of DRData-1.0, the embedded one is likely outdated.

  • Avatar of outroot outroot Aug 09, 2014 at 23:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone having trouble with the inaccuracy of the DR tracker? A lot of times in arena, it will say something is off DR, only for me to polly it and it's a double DR'ed polly.

    This happens quite often, and I've heard others complain about it.

  • Avatar of slaren slaren May 23, 2013 at 15:28 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro May 23, 2013 at 15:24 UTC - 0 likes

    HEY, can you make it so you can turn off your own frame in arena but not everybody else in your grp?

  • Avatar of dubdog42 dubdog42 Apr 13, 2013 at 18:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @slaren: Go

    The problem with the click module not working went away when I enabled the party module. Originally, I turned off the party module right away prior to changing any other settings. It'd be nice if they could be independently configurable (the party and enemy settings).. thanks again!

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Apr 05, 2013 at 18:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Check this comment for an update regarding the clicks issue.

  • Avatar of dubdog42 dubdog42 Apr 04, 2013 at 17:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @gcoupe: Go

    I actually was not able to make it work by disabling the party frames - I was just explaining a bit about my setup.

    I'll upload my savedvariables tonight (in about 4 hrs or so).


  • Avatar of gcoupe gcoupe Apr 04, 2013 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @slaren: Go

    Done thanks again

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Apr 04, 2013 at 15:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you post your SavedVariables file ? It may be useful for reproducing the bug. Just use the ticket system to create a new ticket and attach your GladiusEx.lua file (which should be somewhere in your SavedVariables folder).


Date created
Oct 14, 2012
Last update
Oct 16, 2014
Development stage
BSD License
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