This addon tries to complete base grids aura tracking capabilities. It adds Aura groups (one status, multiple auras), auras by spell ID, "only theirs", "all (of one group) missing" and more to possibly come.

What it can do

  • one status for a number of auras (eg. list of boss debuffs)
  • show "only mine" or "only their" auras
  • show certain debuff types (magic, poison, etc) where you can add auras to exclude from (eg. "Frostbolt")
  • show missing buffs/buffgroups (eg. show if "Powerword: Fortidude" or "Prayer of Fortitude" is missing)
  • show auras of the targetted mob of a unit (e.g. for purging purposes)
  • provides option templates for common use cases like "Missing buffs" or "Debuff types" to make configuration easier

How to use

  1. Under "Grid->AurasExt" add a new aura group by giving it a name using one of the "New xxx" text boxes (I recommend to use one of the template version if you use this addon the first time, "Simple aura group" for example). This will create a new status for this aura group under "Grid->Status".
  2. Configure the new status how you want. The options for a aura group status being displayed depends on the template you used. The templates renames some options as well as hiding some by giving them the value needed for that template. You can always change the template used for an aura group under "templates". If you change the template to "none" you will be able to see all settings available as well as how the previous template has set them. If you change back to an actual template only the options which have to have certain values for this template will be changed (the same options will be hidden by the template), everything else will stay the same.
  3. At last register the status under "Grid->Frames" with one of the indicators.

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  • Avatar of Julith Julith Nov 07, 2010 at 21:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the report. This is caused by a spell you added via spell-id but which doesn't exist anymore (or never did). Should be fixed with 0.72

  • Avatar of Malazee Malazee Nov 05, 2010 at 14:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I keep getting errors from this mod on login:

    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ace\AddOns\GridStatusAurasExt\GridStatusAurasExt.lua line 828:
       table index is nil
       (tail call): ?
       ...ace\AddOns\GridStatusAurasExt\GridStatusAurasExt.lua:828: RegisterId()
       ...ace\AddOns\GridStatusAurasExt\GridStatusAurasExt.lua:740: RegisterAuraGroup()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:514: InitializeAddon()

    No clue what it means, but it keeps popping up.

    Last edited Nov 05, 2010 by Malazee
  • Avatar of Julith Julith Oct 21, 2010 at 07:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks! You are right, that is a packaging problem. Should be fixed mwith v0.71

  • Avatar of ArtureLeCoiffeur ArtureLeCoiffeur Oct 21, 2010 at 05:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Probably a packaging problem:

    Date: 2010-10-21 07:42:56
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\GridStatusAurasExt\enUS.lua line 1:
       Cannot find a library instance of "AceLocale-3.0".
       [C]: ?
       [C]: error()
       !Swatter\Support\LibRevision.lua:47: LibStub()
       GridStatusAurasExt\enUS.lua:1: in main chunk
      Swatter, v3.1.15 (<%codename%>)
      Grid, v1.40000.1370
      GridStatusAurasExt, v0.7
      BlizRuntimeLib_deDE v4.0.1.40000 <eu>
  • Avatar of Julith Julith Oct 19, 2010 at 16:27 UTC - 0 likes

    This sounds like a more complex problem to me were I can't help quickly in one single comment. Can you please create a ticket for the problem at

    Then it will be easier for me to track the problem and help you.

  • Avatar of ArtureLeCoiffeur ArtureLeCoiffeur Oct 19, 2010 at 14:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Please excuse inaccuracies in the English names for options, spells, etc. I'm using deDE.

    I'm trying to replace GridStatusMissingBuffs with this addon, but I can't only get it to work with an ugly trick ;-)

    When I use a simple Aura for e.g. Powerword:Fortitude, the indicators work normally until I set "show when it's missing". Then it goes AWOL, independent of the status of the buff.

    If I use AurasExt and create one missing buffs "group" for each buff, it works OK. Klunky...

  • Avatar of bossmansmith bossmansmith Oct 09, 2009 at 18:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I have found a friend of mine that is just beginning to get into lua programming for wow. I will work with him to add this functionality of yoruclassfilter to your addon hopefully. It appears to me that your addon could do away with the need for several other addons but to me the ability to allow showing of buff/debuff based upon the class you are currently playing would allow me to setup grid just once and have it display correctly for each toon without the need of setting up different profiles for the 6 80s that i have. I also do custom grid setups for friends and have this invaluable since i just setup grid to function properly when they they install my setup without having to explain how to change profiles. I have also recently started using a program called reflux that allows me to change my complete setup based on profiles so adding a custom reflux profile for each toon is alot of work (reflux works by allowing me to setup one toon and applying that complete setup to my other toons by simplying applying that "setup" using /reflux switch PROFILE NAME)

    Any help or advice you could offer me to pass along to my friend would be greatly appreciated - thanks.

  • Avatar of bossmansmith bossmansmith Sep 13, 2009 at 16:07 UTC - 0 likes

    the reason it would be nice is to setup grid once for all toons and have it work for all toons when a new a plugin comes out. i keep seeing new and interesting plugins for grid come out (like this one) and i have 6 80s, so if i use profiles i have to reset 6 profiles every time i get a new plugin. I really dont know anything about lua programming but might take this opportunity to try to figure out how to add this functionality from gridstatusmissingbuffs, not sure how hard it is havent doen any programming since the old days of Turbo basic LOL. any help you might have would be great - thanks

    UPDATE - tried to make head or tails out of this programming. looks like he uses yourClassFilter in his .lua to enable and disable showing of auras, but i couldnt figure out how to intergrate this into your addon, any help would be appreciated since i dont really know lua programming

    Last edited Sep 13, 2009 by bossmansmith
  • Avatar of Julith Julith Sep 13, 2009 at 13:47 UTC - 0 likes

    It is possible but I don't really understand how/why it is needed, you can always use different grid profiles for your different charakters.

  • Avatar of bossmansmith bossmansmith Sep 09, 2009 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes

    is it at all possible to add the menu item of "Your Class Filter"? I would love to use icon bar with first spot being my #1 button on my priest being dispell and on my druid abolish posion and having grid only show dispellable icons when playing my priest and poisons only when on druid?



Date created
Sep 07, 2009
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