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What is Grid2 ?

Grid2 is a party/raid unit frame addon.

Grid2 is completely customizable. You can create new "zones" (indicators) in unit frames to show information (statuses). The indicators can be created, customized and placed anywhere. Grid2 supports several types of indicators: icon, square, text and bar. You can configure what statuses are displayed on each indicator.

Grid2 includes a huge amount of available statuses, but not all enabled be default, look through the configuration and familiarize yourself with the available options and statuses.

Grid2 is fast: consumes between 4 and 10 times less CPU cycles than other similar addons.

To open the configuration UI type "/grid2", left-click the DataBroker icon launcher or use WoW addons list window.

Grid2 components

Grid2 package includes:

  • Grid2
  • Grid2 Options
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs Options
  • Grid2 LDB
  • Grid2 Aoe Heals

Working plugins

There are not working plugins for latest versions (but the functionality of most plugins has been included in core). Currently the only working addon plugins are:

Grid2 does not work or I think I found a bug

  • Update to the latest versions of Grid2 and the plugins listed above that you use.
  • Remove old Grid2 plugins and components. Any addon that begins with the word "Grid2" not listed above (in Grid2 components and Working plugins sections) is not compatible with current Grid2 version. Delete it from your computer.
  • Make sure you downloaded the mods WITH libs. nolib is not for you.
  • Reset your Saved Variables, pasting into chat: /script Grid2DB = nil; ReloadUI()
  • If you still get an error, go ahead and log it. Install and use the BugGrabber and BugSack mods to record the error and make it easy to cut and paste it.
  • Then, Post a ticket. Check for existing tickets about your bug first. Remember to check back on your ticket later in case we need more information.

Common issues/FAQ

Grid2 Doesn't Load after Update

If you are updating Grid2 from r560 or older version, you must reset your saved variables (you will lose all your settings), you must see a message in chat window explaining how to reset saved variables.

Raid debuffs not showing up !!!:

Raid debuffs are not enabled by default. Go to statuses -> Raid Debuffs and enable at least the Cataclysm module (if you are inside a instance you must exit and enter the instance or reload the UI after enabling the module)

I cant push the grid boxes as close together as before:

The border indicator has 2 pixels size and it has a transparent background color now. If you want the old grid2 appearance. Goto Indicators -> border -> Layout tab: Set a border size 1. And select a black and opaque background color for the border.

What about mana bars ?

Grid2 supports mana bars, but they are not created by default. If you want mana bars, create a new indicator of type "bar", place it wherever you want and map the "mana" or the "power" status to it (remember you must map some color status to the bar:color indicator too).

What is the poweralt status ?

Poweralt status is a power type (like mana/rage/energy,etc). This power type is enabled by Wow in some combats. It shows: Atremedes sound, Chog'al corruption, etc. This status is not active by default in Grid2: you must map poweralt to any compatible indicator (text or bar indicator).


Grid2 is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Русский, 한국어, and 正體中文 game clients.

Grid2 is fully translated into English, Español and Italiano, and semi-translated into Russian, Deutsh and Français (Help would be greatly appreciated to complete localizations)


The beta versions have fairly functional preferences. Grid2 is neither complete, fully fleshed out, nor bug free.

  • The core engine is quite functional, release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of defaults is solid, and beta / release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of editing is beta / release quality
  • If this works for you then use it, if not use classic Grid.
  • For the foreseeable future the code will sometimes change in ways that require a complete reset of saved variables (SV) + UI reload. Resetting SV should be the first thing to try in case you get an error from Grid2.
  • This really is beta software. Please update to the latest versions of all Grid2 components listed above before logging a bug.
  • If you are not comfortable with an update requiring you to set things up again from scratch then you probably should use another raid frame.

What is Different

  • The focus is on performance. No more AceOO with deep call chains for example.
  • All Config is load on demand so it does not interfere with regular use of Grid2.
  • Indicators are separate from Statuses and reusable and placeable anywhere in a single grid cell.
  • Non-unique indicators (icon, square, text, etc.) can be created in whatever quantities you need.

What to Expect

Jerry wrote the core runtime. This is quite mature and functional.

Toadkiller (Azethoth) wrote an initial version of the Grid2 config. It is and will be in a primitive state for some time to come as I have joined a startup and am unlikely to do much coding. Volunteers needed.

The current version has decent and quite full featured defaults for healers. Defaults for non healers is still a work in progress.


  • The infrastructure for Status plugins is the most mature. Authors of Status plugins can port their plugins now or wait for an official beta. There is no documentation, but lots of example code in the current set.
  • It is probably possible to create Indicators at this point as well. See the Grid2IndicatorButton code for an example.
  • Other plugin types still need to be fleshed out with good examples and support code.
  • Post in the forums if you need help.

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  • Avatar of pquegg pquegg Feb 09, 2010 at 23:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Keep up the great work guys you really have made this mod shine in the last couple months with all the fixes and additions. Keep it up!

  • Avatar of shinx shinx Feb 07, 2010 at 23:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, SharedMedia broken with ver. 343+? cant change the Font.

  • Avatar of Xeddicus Xeddicus Feb 02, 2010 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting a white square indicator in the center-bottom even on a level 1 no-anything character and can't figure out what it is. Anyone know? Well, apparently I should have clicked "reset setup" possibly along with just "reset". Deleting my saved variables manually cleared the box. And they came back when I DID use the reset setup button, bah! Aaaaand, apparently that's an indicator for Ice Batter/Armor under "bottom-side" instead of center. Clearing those removes the indicator.

    Last edited Feb 06, 2010 by Xeddicus
  • Avatar of sojrjj sojrjj Jan 26, 2010 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I started to use grid2 for one week, now i use grid2 instead of grid. grid2 is really really nice on performance as i am healer. Keep going! Thank you jerry and Azethoth for creating a lovely grid2!

  • Avatar of jerry jerry Jan 25, 2010 at 12:28 UTC - 0 likes

    It was by design, from a time when it just would not work at all. I used to have lots of characters and didn't want to have to disable it for each of them, so I just made it so that I had to enable it on the character I wanted to work on Grid2 with.

  • Avatar of Arkive Arkive Jan 23, 2010 at 01:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I noticed the default state for the addon in the toc is disabled. Is that by design or an accident? If it is by design, why?

  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Jan 22, 2010 at 18:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Azethoth & Arkive, thanks, that's just the information I was looking for. Trying out now.

  • Avatar of Azethoth Azethoth Jan 21, 2010 at 18:39 UTC - 0 likes


    My main is a druid and I raid with it using Grid2. Right out of the box the default settings of Grid2, Grid2StatusAFK, Grid2StatusAuraGroup, Grid2StatusGroup, Grid2StatusRes and Grid2StatusTargetIcon give me everything I need to just start healing.

    You will likely need to change the scale of Grid2 as it defaults to what works for me. If you need to change a lot more than that then the resetting thing could be an issue.

    Grid2RaidDebuffs is updated the day of release of the new content. If you need it earlier for PTR then you will need to research and post in the forums what is required. (So links to buffs in Wowhead's ptr database).

  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Jan 21, 2010 at 13:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Arkive: Not a ton, but I am a druid, so I've got 4 hots to monitor, thorns, G/MotW, and raid debuffs as well.

    Which brings me to another question. How often are raid debuffs currently being updated?

  • Avatar of Arkive Arkive Jan 21, 2010 at 04:14 UTC - 0 likes


    I've been using it for several weeks now without issue, and the updates are very common. Frankly, there's very little configuration associated with the addon unless you do a ton of buff/debuff customization.


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