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 Naganalf Naganalf Jan 26, 2010 at 02:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way in options to indicate if your targets cast is interruptible?

  • Avatar of skrivmil skrivmil Jan 25, 2010 at 11:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok does it works in party to ?

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jan 25, 2010 at 01:25 UTC - 0 likes

    skrivmil: Look at the raid tags, I think it's [unit:raid:assist] should be at the bottom

    martinboy: Will look into it.

  • Avatar of martinboy martinboy Jan 22, 2010 at 23:59 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a bug with the last update, where u can set up raidgrp. under eachother like 3+2. Some grp. overlap eachother. I found out, that the bug occours, when grp. 1 is not full on members, then the underneath groups moves up to align with grp. 1.

    Last edited Jan 23, 2010 by martinboy
  • Avatar of skrivmil skrivmil Jan 22, 2010 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi i have just started to use shadowed unit frames and was wondering if i can get the target frame to show how many people that is attacking/looking at that target

    Here is how x-perl have it

    i have marked whit red around the area

    Last edited Jan 23, 2010 by skrivmil
  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jan 18, 2010 at 17:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Go to Enabled Units -> Boss

  • Avatar of Foxfyr Foxfyr Jan 18, 2010 at 15:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I've been looking for some way to either show the gunship health bars or prevent SUF from hiding the Blizzard frame but I haven't been successful.

    Am I just missing something obvious, or is it a limitation of SUF?

    Thank you for a really wonderful addon.

    Foxfyr the Insane Producer of Victorious Secret Alliance Eitrigg US

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jan 17, 2010 at 11:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Not something I plan on adding right now.

  • Avatar of Littlelizzi Littlelizzi Jan 16, 2010 at 21:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a chance to add main tank target of target?

    Thank you for this great addon. :))

  • Avatar of micromelt micromelt Jan 06, 2010 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I load different profiles from a WOW macro? example /run PitBull4.db:SetProfile("Heal_05")



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