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 xhatix xhatix Mar 20, 2009 at 20:12 UTC - 0 likes

    dunno if it's intended but ... there seems to be no anchor to move the rune-bars in triangle mode?

    Maybe I'm just blind ... but i really don't get it

    atleast i don't got one anymore oO

    deleted WTF-files and it's back up properly

    k... i found the error

    If you have RunePower Layout triangle you are able to move the runes with that layout ... but u are unable to move them if you use another RunePower layout :)

    sry for posting bugs in comments -.-

    great addon btw. many features and very customizable

    "There's always another choice."

  • Avatar of kollektiv kollektiv Feb 18, 2009 at 02:53 UTC - 0 likes

    alrit: On Windows system the mod will most likely load first since it starts with an 'A'. The libraries it uses will probably be associated with it. If you want to see the 'real' memory usage run it dis-embedded. Anyways don't worry about memory usage. It should generate very little to no extra memory after the initialization. I'd attribute almost all the memory usage to the creation of the configurations.

  • Avatar of alrit alrit Feb 18, 2009 at 01:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi everytime i /rl addons, acr's on top of memory usage list..about 2.1MiB mem

    After a garbage cleanup , it's removed "Garbage collected: 2.8 MiB"

    Something's wrong?

  • Avatar of OttoDeFe OttoDeFe Feb 08, 2009 at 23:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems pretty solid. Just spent a couple hours testing and no errors.

    Looks nice, too.

  • Avatar of kollektiv kollektiv Feb 08, 2009 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Kazragore: I've updated it now and it should be working. In the future post bugs in a ticket.

  • Avatar of Kazragore Kazragore Feb 08, 2009 at 12:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Error with r139 after login on german realm:

    Date: 2009-02-08 13:14:59 ID: 11 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\KNR\Runes.lua line 89:

      attempt to call field '?' (a nil value)


      (tail call): ?
      KNR\Runes.lua:89: LoadSettings()
      (tail call): ?
      [C]: ?
      [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
         [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
      (tail call): ?
      Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:496: EnableAddon()
      Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:508: EnableAddon()
      [C]: LoadAddOn()


  • Avatar of kollektiv kollektiv Feb 08, 2009 at 11:18 UTC - 0 likes

    The files are now up. Click on Files at the top of this page.

  • Avatar of Orietur Orietur Feb 06, 2009 at 10:53 UTC - 0 likes

    may i get a beta version?i'll do my best to translate into Simplified Chinese

  • Avatar of Kanzales Kanzales Feb 05, 2009 at 18:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Always when I use ability which needs rune to cast it, there appears a message which says: "OnRuneUnusable", what can I do to remove that ?

  • Avatar of defia defia Feb 04, 2009 at 20:01 UTC - 0 likes

    just did some Simplified Chinese stranslation, may be helpful for you. still,the problem is the confusing words, without a released version of KN Runes it's hard to get the true meaning :(


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