Shadowed Unit Frames

Another example

SUF focuses on a simple configuration while maintaining the flexibility that most users will care about, preventing unnecessary bloating of the addon that sacrifices performance. While you aren't going to be able to set the health bar to be exactly 3.14 pixels outside of the unit frames, you can change options you actually care about such as bar height, ordering, frame height and so on. To speed up configuration, you can configure multiple units at the same time through the global configuration. For example, if you want to set the height of the Player, Target, Focus and Party frames to 50 then the height of Target's Target, Target's Target of Target, Focus Target to 30 you can easily do this by changing two options instead of having to do it seven times.

However, should you need a little bit of extra configuration do not despair! An advanced option is included that will unlock additional configuration giving finer control over the configuration.

Slash commands: /shadoweduf (/suf)

Donations are not required, but are appreciated!

Are you driven crazy by your party frames not aligning up exactly with your player frames, even if it's only half a pixel off? The anchoring system will let you solve all alignment issues, by allowing you to anchor a frame to another and set a simple offset from the frame it is anchored to, or by manually setting the X/Y position of the frame.

Using the screen shot as an example, if you drag the player frame the other frames will move with the player frame preserving the alignment and spacing. Each frame can still be manually positioned wherever you want, but this gives you a way of easily anchoring and moving frames around without having to use a ruler.

Zone configuration (Disabling options/units by zone type)
Units and modules can be enabled or disabled based on the type of zone you are in. For example, if you want to see party targets and party pets while you are in an arena but nowhere else then you can use the visibility options to enable it only while inside an arena. Modules can also be disabled by zone type, if you want to see party auras while in a raid instance but nowhere else you can disable the module in raid instances only.

Profiles do not have to be swapped and it is all automatic.

Supports unit frames are as follows:

Player: Player, Pet, Pet Target
General: Target, Target of Target, Target of Target of Target, Focus, Focus Target
Party: Party, Party Pets, Party Targets, Party ToT
Raid: Raid, Raid Pet, Main Tank, Main Tank Target, Main Assist, Main Assist Target, Boss, Boss Target, Boss ToT, Main Assist ToT, Main Tank ToT
Arena: Arena, Arena Target, Arena Pets, Arena ToT
Battleground: Battleground, Battleground Target, Battleground Target


  • Tags: Includes a simple tagging system that can be customized in virtually any way using Lua, even if something isn't included by default odds are you can make the tags
  • Incoming Heals: Supports the Blizzard Events for incoming heal data, no external libraries needed
  • Auras: Can be set to only show auras you casted, or can cast on others. Can enlarge auras that you casted, and hide the cooldown ring on the timers of auras you didn't cast as well to make it more obvious which ones you casted and which ones you didn't
  • Aura Timers: You will need a mod such as OmniCC to show timers on buffs and debuffs
  • Aura Indicators: Display colored squares or icons for certain auras on any unit
  • Fader: Fades frames when out of combat and inactive (100% mana/no target)
  • Class Power (Eclipse, Holy Power, etc): Supports all of the class power features from Eclipse to Burning Embers.
  • Highlighting: Border highlighting of frames based on mousing over them, curable debuffs, aggro or you are targeting/focusing them
  • Range Checking: Fades frames out that are out of range of you
  • Exportable Layouts: If you have a layout, or your friend has a layout you want to try out you can export/import SUF layouts by going to /suf -> Layout Manager
  • Profiles: You can change from any profile to another one without reloading your UI, should you want to use a completely different layout based on zone you can easily switch profiles without hassle

Pretty much all the general unit frame settings are in, health bars, cast bars, power bars, portraits, indicators and so on.

Basic module support is included, should you be interested in building a module see the documentation on github for more information.

Currently released:


Please focus all discussions, questions or general feedback to the forum thread:

For feature requests and bug reports, please continue to use the Ticket tracker. Feel free to ask on the thread first, if you're unsure what to do!

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  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah May 16, 2011 at 07:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible that you have some Buff Addon installed, like PhanxBuffs or Satrina? I suspect the problem comes from such a one (myselves I have PhanxBuffs so I cannot click of buffs during combat since a long time, so I am not 100% sure this is not a SUF-related problem, but I suspect it might be not a SUF-problem).

  • Avatar of ShawBoomy ShawBoomy May 16, 2011 at 03:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I would like to know why I cannont click off buffs using these unit frames. I love everything else about them except this one issue. Every other unit frame mod is able to click off buffs, but this one not so... why?

  • Avatar of nrw2000 nrw2000 May 13, 2011 at 05:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I found that boss frame not appear during the fight with Halfus Wyrmbreaker. Does anyone have such problems?

  • Avatar of simmdogg simmdogg May 11, 2011 at 16:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I've looked over the previous comments but haven't seen anything on the subject of the pet frame and why it appears to be bugged. It's not a happiness issue. The health and mana bars of my minion appear grey. Is there some reason for this. Have my settings been reset to some form but can't determine where the issue is?

    Disregard. Found the issue. "Color by happiness" was checked in the Unit Config under Pet > Bars.

    Last edited May 11, 2011 by simmdogg
  • Avatar of palthis palthis May 10, 2011 at 05:15 UTC - 0 likes

    could you update the version in the SUF_Options toc to 40100? Blame OCD! :)

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah May 05, 2011 at 12:42 UTC - 0 likes

    oray: Someone posted a bugfix to the problem you describe on the Forum Thread.

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah May 03, 2011 at 08:45 UTC - 0 likes

    What about adding something like

    (possibly as an addon) to Shadowed Unit Frames? Actually might be it would be not too hard to adapt this Addon from Grid to ShadowedUF (it shows the direction of players in their raid frames).

  • Avatar of oray oray May 01, 2011 at 10:10 UTC - 0 likes

    attempt to call global 'GetPetHappiness' (a nil value)

    Could you fix this problem? every time I call my pet, this error comes up.

  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog May 01, 2011 at 02:19 UTC - 0 likes

    is it possible to make my Target of Target non-interactive? excuse me if i have over looked the option.

  • Avatar of thrakazog thrakazog Apr 30, 2011 at 18:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I have individually installed and removed SUF, pitbull, and x-perl...testing each in the patch, and all suffer from the frame rate drop in combat, with no other addons installed or activated. What I did notice was it was only a problem on toons with pets. Frost mage, lock, hunter, etc....I imagine there is something in the code the authors of all 3 frame addons have missed that has changed and is causing the problem.


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