Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon. An overview of (hopefully most of) the modules:


The core of Quartz is lightweight implementation of a standard casting bar, with configurable size, text and icon positioning, and colors.


Implementation of target and focus casting bars in similar fashion to the player cast bar.


Display of target and focus buffs and debuffs as duration bars using the new API introduced in patch 2.1.


Hooks into FlightMap or InFlight to display the current flight progress on your casting bar.

*Global Cooldown

Displays a tiny spark-bar to show your Global Cooldown near the cast bar. Helpful for those who'd rather not squint at their action bars to see when they can cast again.


Changes the color and text of your casting bar to help show that your cast has been interrupted (and show who interrupted it).


Displays the amount of time spent between cast send and start events, in the form of a bar at the end of your casting bar, with optional text that displays the actual duration of the lag. This helps in canceling casts when they will not actually be interrupted, especially for users with consistently high pings.


Shows the 'basic' timers such as breath and feign death, as well as some 'odd' ones such as party invite time, resurrect timeout, and arena game start, and a framework for injecting custom timers into the bars.


Recolors the casting bar when your cast target moves out of range mid-cast.


Displays a swing timer for your melee weapon as well as hunter autoshot.


Allows for creating custom timers displayed on the mirror bars.

*Tradeskill Merge

Merges multiple casts of the same tradeskill item into one big cast bar.

Use /quartz to bring up the configuration menu.

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  • Avatar of WarArrow WarArrow Feb 07, 2010 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I've been using v23 release.. That version has individual folders for the different modules such as "Quartz_Player", "Quartz_Swing", "Quartz_GCD", "Quartz_Latency" and so on. The latest one, I think, has everything in one folder. Could I remove the other folders? And is there a way to import the profile from the older version to Quartz3? Thx for any help.

  • Avatar of Nevcairiel Nevcairiel Feb 06, 2010 at 16:09 UTC - 0 likes


    How is it different to our GCD module?

    Also, just send me your modifications, preferably as a patch file against the latest version, and i'll see about using them!

  • Avatar of ExcaliburClan ExcaliburClan Feb 02, 2010 at 13:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, im using Quartz alot on my resto druid, several components are important for me to perform my best.

    Would it be possible to add to the Player castbar so that it also shows gcd-timers ? I modded that module for own purposes, and i find it to works very well, but i would prefer such a function in standard rather than modded by myself.

    1. I added a setting to turn the feature on off 2. I added so that the castbar shows also for instant casts when this setting is turned on

    Several of my guildies have begged me to supply the mod, and i dont mind doing that, but it is getting out of hand - i dont want to rewrite things whenever quartz releases a new version, and i certainly dont want to have to support people who reinstall quartz and dont understand why my mod is suddenly gone (most people dont have that indepth knowledge). These are simple additions, and imo very usefull.

  • Avatar of Atrexia Atrexia Jan 24, 2010 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Really awesome castingbar! Love how easy it is to work with, exept one thing, reasently updated it, and now I have this white frame around my focus castbar and target castbar, and I cant find a boarder section like the one on player castbar! Any help on getting them away?

    Last edited Jan 24, 2010 by Atrexia
  • Avatar of chinobar chinobar Jan 11, 2010 at 00:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the addon, but is it possible to show trinket procs on it? I'm thinking mainly about "Mote of Flame" from the Reign of the Dead, which would be nice to show the stacks off.

  • Avatar of Fenix85 Fenix85 Jan 05, 2010 at 13:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Nymbia,

    I really appreciate your work, it's a very beautiful addon! :)

    However I have a little request: i've noticed in Twin Val'kyres encounter that the "shield" on the Twin's Pact spell bar doesn't disappear when the spell become interruptible.

    It's possible to implement this feature (changing between interruptible/un-interruptible spell during his cast) in your addon like blizzard spell bar do?

    Thank you very much!

  • Avatar of Skully Skully Dec 18, 2009 at 09:39 UTC - 0 likes

    If you just want a some better castbars, a good alternative might be "castbars" http://www.wowace.com/addons/castbars/

  • Avatar of micromelt micromelt Dec 12, 2009 at 03:12 UTC - 0 likes

    How do you change profiles from a macro? What is the command line?


  • Avatar of siccc siccc Nov 30, 2009 at 23:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Im looking a way to make quartz shows only my curses on my target ... nothing else ( i dont wanna see my mind flay or odder ppl debuffs) and also i wanna make a bar that shows me duration of dispresion ? any1 ?

  • Avatar of jimmylyc199016 jimmylyc199016 Nov 30, 2009 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever I use aimed shot, the swing for auto shot will jump back a little and does not show correct time for current swing. Any 1 can help with it? Thx!


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