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 yizhewp yizhewp May 05, 2009 at 04:24 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of deleted_2398414 deleted_2398414 May 01, 2009 at 00:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Any idea on when there might be a fix for the broken GCD bar? There's a bunch of us with a ticket open on this issue.

  • Avatar of Gaff3 Gaff3 Apr 28, 2009 at 12:20 UTC - 0 likes


    I've submited a patch to show channeled ticks and fixed length bars:


  • Avatar of spineminus2 spineminus2 Apr 26, 2009 at 00:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I have been frustrated trying to get the channeled spell-ticks to show ... can anybody assist?

    Everything else is perfect

  • Avatar of Mitzberg Mitzberg Apr 15, 2009 at 16:08 UTC - 0 likes

    The debuff list it's been like that on the PTR for all builds. It didn't have anything to do with the quartz version but with a change on the game itself, since it simply changed for me using the very same version of uartz all the time.

    I hoped there ould be a new quartz version adapting to this change but there isnt any yet :(

    Thenew version of dotimer fixes this fine, but i'd like quartz back :p

  • Avatar of nastynas95 nastynas95 Apr 15, 2009 at 14:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I was having the same issue as Dynatos and drpertree with instead of it showing only my debuffs to a target and the cooldowns it showed everyone's debuff in the Battlegrounds to the target. That was jacked in PvP when it covered half my screen. Man can't see he can't fight. Something changed from the previous version to this version.

  • Avatar of Dynatos Dynatos Apr 15, 2009 at 06:47 UTC - 0 likes

    same problem ran VOA and like my full screen was nothing but debuffs, could use some help too, looked in options but didn't see anything

  • Avatar of drpertree drpertree Apr 15, 2009 at 06:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Small problem - hope someone can help!

    Before i updated - Quartz was sexy. It showed me all of my debuffs on the boss and helpd so much. However - now it shows me EVERY SINGLE DEBUFF on the boss... the list is like.... 1/2 my screen. Is there a way to make it go back to showing just my personal debuffs on a boss?

  • Avatar of Crelbourne Crelbourne Apr 15, 2009 at 06:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the recent update! Can't do without my Quartz -_-

  • Avatar of Dontatsu Dontatsu Apr 01, 2009 at 01:15 UTC - 0 likes

    When I disable the Blizzard cast bar in Quartz all is good but then when I log out and log back in the cast bar reappears even though the the check box is still checked. Any ideas?


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