ArcHUD displays smooth arcs around your character in the middle of the screen to inform you about the health and power (mana, rage, ...) of you, your pet, and your target. In addition, it shows casts, combo points, holy power, soul shards, and a couple of other things. It discretely fades when you are out of combat and at full health/power.

This is a continuation of ArcHUD2 which managed to survive various patches... until the Cataclysm. Thanks to Nenie, the original author of ArcHUD2, for supporting me with this new version.

Please report any bugs or feature requests via the ticket system. The login is the same as your Curse login.

These arcs are currently supported:

  • Health and power (mana, rage, focus, energy, runic power) for player, pet, target, and focus target
  • Player's secondary power (Holy Power, Soul Shards, Chi etc.)
  • Casting/channelling progress for player, target, and focus target
  • Fatigue/breath (mirror timer)
  • Combo points (including unconsumed combo points on previous target, e.g. on dead corpses)
  • Custom (de)buff arcs: Ever wanted to keep track of the stacks and/or remaining times of some specific (de)buffs such as Evangelism, Savage Roar, Beacon of Light, Weakened Soul, etc? Then just create your own custom (de)buff arc for it!

In addition, some additional target information is displayed:

  • Current target (name, class, guild, 3D model)
  • Current (de)buffs on target
  • Target-of-target and target-of-target-of-target

Changes in v4.1/4.2 (fixes for WoW 7):

  • Added support for language zhCN (thanks to yuningning520)
  • Updated ComboPoints (thanks to jasonolive)
  • Updated rings ComboPoints, SoulShards, Runes (thanks to jasonolive)
  • Added ring ArcaneCharges (thanks to jasonolive)

Changes in v4.0 (fixes for WoW 7):

  • Migrated to UnitIsTapDenied (TargetHealth, FocusHealth)
  • Migrated alpha animation to SetFromAlpha/SetToAlpha
  • Texture rendering fix (thanks to jasonolive)

Small warning: Using this addon apparently bears a high risk of getting addicted to it, as these user comments suggest. I received those after taking over the development of ArcHUD when the Cataclysm happened:

  • "...nothing ever quite matched the smooth, clean simplicity of ArcHUD's graceful rings."
  • "Great job!! I've used this addon for years! None of the other HUDs come close to the functionality and elegance of ArcHUD."
  • "Thanks for the work on it so far, much more lightweight than IceHud!"
  • "Was staring at the various icehud/metahud alternatives with discomfort and sadness right after the patch [4.0]."
  • "Awesome! Thank you so much for that miracle!"
  • "Thank you so much for continuing this fantastic addon."
  • "...nothing could compare to ArcHUD..."
  • "For a whole 4years I had this mod and I missed it so much in the passed few weeks. I tried other HUD mods but they were too in my face >.< . Best HUD mod IMO! Thanks for resurrecting an old friend :D"
  • "Loving the new ArcHUD my favorite HUD by far :)"
  • "I don't think I could play wow without this addon :)"
  • "I've actually grown kind of dependent on it because I'll occasionally run out of Mana/ die without this."
  • "Hey mate, just came to thank You again for taking over this beauty, awesome job!"
  • "THAT addon! So long I have been searching for a replacement when the development stopped, thanks for bringing it back to live!"

So use it at your own risk ;)

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  • Avatar of zooloogorbonos zooloogorbonos Jul 30, 2016 at 18:00 UTC - 0 likes

    I love you! I do not expect more than this addon ! I remember you still like ArcHUD2, I just love you as a legend !

  • Avatar of revelation2 revelation2 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @nyyr: Go

    Thanks, Nyyr. And thanks to Jasonollve over on the Curse boards, we have a fix! ArcHUD is back, Baby... yeaaaahhhh! :-D

    Last edited Jul 29, 2016 by revelation2
  • Avatar of nyyr nyyr Jul 28, 2016 at 07:05 UTC - 1 like

    Thanks for the motivations. I'm no longer playing, that's why there is no update yet. I started with a few fixes, but biggest issue is probably the rotated arcs on the left. It's related SetTexCoord / SetPoint on the textures. So if anybody has some input on that, I'll appreciated it.

  • Avatar of dbesch dbesch Jul 25, 2016 at 16:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd definitely donate to have this addon working again.

  • Avatar of shankerz1 shankerz1 Jul 22, 2016 at 00:36 UTC - 2 likes

    Dude ill send you money via paypal, please fix this mod for Legion

  • Avatar of revelation2 revelation2 Jul 21, 2016 at 08:57 UTC - 2 likes

    @Kimoshi: Go

    Please please please yes???

  • Avatar of Kimoshi Kimoshi Jul 18, 2016 at 21:59 UTC - 3 likes

    Are there any plans to update ArcHud to make it Legion compatible?

  • Avatar of Taerot Taerot Dec 15, 2015 at 07:14 UTC - 1 like

    Is there any way to set the font for the text displayed in archud3? I used it long ago and had a certain font that i preferred. I had customized it heavily. Now that i have returned after 3 or 4 years away, I would like to have the same font. Other than that, you have incorporated everything that i could possibly wish for. Thanks!

  • Avatar of Spennig Spennig Sep 25, 2014 at 13:41 UTC - 0 likes

    You just made my morning. I'll let you know what/if any errors I get or bugs I see.

    So far no issues at all. Happy Druid.

    Last edited Sep 25, 2014 by Spennig
  • Avatar of nyyr nyyr Sep 22, 2014 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Spennig: Go

    I will prepare a version for 6.0. If you want to use it on Beta, try the instructions here:

    Bug reports are welcome since I'm rarely on beta/ptr due to lack of time.


Date created
Oct 16, 2010
Last update
Aug 20, 2016
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • ruRU
GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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Recent files
  • R: v4.2.1 for 7.0.3 Aug 20, 2016
  • A: r165 for 7.0.3 Aug 18, 2016
  • R: v4.2.0 for 7.0.3 Aug 05, 2016
  • B: v4.2.0 beta for 7.0.3 Aug 01, 2016
  • A: r162 for 7.0.3 Aug 01, 2016



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