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They have been replaced by the cooldowns module, which now allows you to have several groups of cooldowns configured independently.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!

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of gcoupe gcoupe Apr 04, 2013 at 15:06 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't. The weird thing is it worked Tuesday night than not Wednesday night. The only thing I change was trying out lose control add on, oqueu add on and I change around gladiusex set up. I did disable both new add ons and return to the default profile which didn't seem to fix it.

    I think I might be interpreting dubdogs post a little different after rereading this morning. He is getting around this issue by disabling party frames. That solution doesn't work for me. Nothing happens when I click the enemy unit frames. It would set me as the focus or target if I clicked on my toons part of the party frames.

    Thanks for responding so quickly. I have gotten so used to targeting and setting focus this way I'm lost with out it.

  • Avatar of dubdog42 dubdog42 Apr 04, 2013 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @slaren: Go

    No click to cast addons installed on my machine.

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Apr 04, 2013 at 10:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you guys have clique or any other similar click-to-cast addons installed ?

  • Avatar of gcoupe gcoupe Apr 04, 2013 at 06:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Having the same issue as dubdog. The crazy thing is that it worked fine last night.

  • Avatar of dubdog42 dubdog42 Apr 03, 2013 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for updating this great addon and I really like how you have incorporated many of its features.

    Bug/Problem: The click module is not working correctly for me. If I leave the default settings then it will not allow me to target or focus the enemy. I have disabled the party frames and enabled the click module. I tried leaving the default as well as recreating the click actions. When I click on an enemy frame it just targets my player. The old gladius has been removed, however, I do use the addon pack Elvui, Auctioneer, Skada, and battleground targets.

    I tried r35 and v0.3-beta. I also reloaded UI between setting changes in GladiusEx. This was also happening to my arena partner.

    Do you have any tips or suggestions or would you like more information?

    Thanks again, Dub

  • Avatar of dyrtygirl dyrtygirl Mar 29, 2013 at 06:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to say "THANK YOU!!!" Gladius has been behind the times on features for a while and I've been itching for someone to do what you're doing.

    One thing I would like to see (outside of the oft suggested Trinket frame) is separate options for the party and arena frames. I like different info on each set of frames so at this point I have to choose clutter or not enough info. e.g. need target and cast bars on arena but partners keep me informed so don't need them on party.

    At the very least I think some some mirrored options would be a very nice addition so if you have frames on opposing sides you can have say castbars, DR and target bars all facing the center/outside instead of choosing a lesser of 2 evils.

    Thanks again for spending the time to actually fix this MUCH LOVED addon.

  • Avatar of jordanganks jordanganks Mar 22, 2013 at 23:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @ElectricMenace: Go

    Awesome man. It's not too big of a deal but it would be a nice touch. This is how the trinket cd looks in regular gladius:

    Thanks so much for making this addon guys. I just got back into wow and tried everything to get gladius working, but then found this lifesaver. I hope it gets more popular soon and it should.

  • Avatar of ElectricMenace ElectricMenace Mar 22, 2013 at 02:24 UTC - 0 likes

    hmm - seems like we have quite a bit of interest in separate "frame" for the PvP trinket. Do you want me to try to get that going. I might have some time this weekend

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Mar 21, 2013 at 13:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @urbandecayx: Go

    Locking or moving the frames should make it stop appearing in test mode all the time.

  • Avatar of urbandecayx urbandecayx Mar 21, 2013 at 02:51 UTC - 0 likes

    hey, i just downloaded this today at the recommendation of a few friends. i definitely prefer it to the original gladius, but one thing really bothers me: how do i make it NOT show the test frames every time i log in or switch characters? i looked in the options, but i must be retarded or something because i can't find anything pertaining to that.



Date created
Oct 14, 2012
Last update
Oct 16, 2014
Development stage
BSD License
Curse link
Recent files