Acherus Runes

Rune Layouts


Acherus is a Death Knight addon providing displays for runes, procs, runic power, and diseases. A great effort has been put in to make all features customizable. Animations are provided to make it very easy to see when things become available and unavailable.



Slash Command

To open the configuration type /ac or /acherus, click on the minimap button, or use a Data Broker display that's compatible with launchers.

Feature Requests and Bugs

If you have a feature request or a bug to report please post a ticket. Do not post them in the comments.

Feature List

  • Runes
    • Multiple layouts (Stacking, Columns, Triangle, etc.)
    • Flexible - Split into Bars, Icons, and Text modules
    • Rune sets - DKI, Ebon Blade, and Blizzard
  • Procs
    • Killing Machine, Rime, Sudden Doom tracking
    • ButtonFacade support
    • Pulse animation that minimizes
  • Diseases
    • Only current target tracking
    • Combined into a timeline bar for easy viewing of durations
  • Runic Power
    • Three layouts
      • Triangle - Lines are drawn every 20 runic power
      • Bar - Simple bar with movable text
      • Text - Just the text
  • Additionally
    • Modules are highly customizable
    • Each module can be enabled/disabled
    • Profiles - Set up for different specs, such as PvP, PvE, etc.
    • Data Broker Launcher with a Minimap icon

Translation Request

I currently need translators to help convert the English in the menus into the following languages:

  • French
  • Korean
  • Latin American Spanish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

Go to the localization page if you'd like to translate. It's open to anyone with an account. Curse has a system setup so that phrases can be translated very fast and easily with no manual editing of files. Thanks!


Acherus uses tons of memory / cpu!

This is just because it starts with "A" and is loading first in your setup, and getting blamed for all the resources used in shared libraries by all your addons. If you're concerned you can test by installing standalone versions of the libraries, especially Ace3. It's normal though; some addon always gets blamed for the shared libraries. It's not a real problem.

What was AcherusLoader?

AcherusLoader was a folder in older versions that helped the addon load only on Death Knight characters. Newer versions handle this differently. Now, if you forget to manually disable Acherus on a non-DK, it will disable itself. You can delete the old AcherusLoader folder if you still have it.


  • Kassay - Created the triangle texture
  • Nathyrra - Inspiration and testing
  • DKI, Ebon Blade - Rune icons
  • Ategia, Lojan - German translations
  • Psyquest - French translations
  • Defia, Masodcn - Simplified Chinese translations
  • Tushiyang, MusicOnline - Traditional Chinese translations

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  • Avatar of babaoo babaoo Aug 09, 2013 at 07:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for keeping this useful addon update

  • Avatar of m0t0rhead m0t0rhead Jun 09, 2011 at 22:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for keeping this awesome addon up to date. I'm sure I speak for everyone.

  • Avatar of Morsker Morsker Apr 26, 2011 at 09:48 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm updating this now. I also cleaned up old tickets. I left a lot of the feature requests as I still have to consider them.

  • Avatar of m0t0rhead m0t0rhead Nov 16, 2010 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Can someone please update this addon!!!!

  • Avatar of m0t0rhead m0t0rhead Oct 14, 2010 at 19:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes please fix! Best disease addon ever and we all want it back!

  • Avatar of jskrypt jskrypt Oct 13, 2010 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Plz update or someone tell us how to fix it. plzz

  • Avatar of mohfuu mohfuu Aug 26, 2010 at 10:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Hands down the best rune display addon.

  • Avatar of Jeupenus Jeupenus Jan 12, 2010 at 05:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay im not sure if its a bug or me being retarded but i am unable to add procs in the configuration when i click the dropdown its blank and shows nothing.

  • Avatar of TBova TBova Dec 03, 2009 at 17:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there still current support/development for this module? If so, I'd like to suggest an option, if possible, to support the addition of custom procs. Currently with t9 gear there are as many as 11 procs & on-use abilities that I have running at once, and even more with raidbuffs such as bloodlust/heroism. I only currently have the option to display Killing Machine and Freezing Fog, neither of which are applicable to my spec.

  • Avatar of Proteos Proteos Jun 24, 2009 at 02:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the addon! My only issue is I believe it is running an older version of Ace3 compared to some of my other addons. This poses the issue that whenever I attempt to open up the configs for either of the two other addons that use Ace3 I recieve an error. The only work around I have found for this is to install the Ace3 library via the curse client.


Date created
Feb 09, 2009
Last update
May 15, 2011
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
Acherus Runes
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