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 xtoq xtoq Mar 17, 2009 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nitrius - Works fine for me on my DK. Have to enable it though, it's disabled by default I think. Also, if you're using a profile from a class that doesn't need a swing timer, you might have the swing timer module turned off to save memory. See if its turned on.

  • Avatar of atlings atlings Mar 17, 2009 at 11:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, thanks a lot for updating this one :) I was starting to give up on my old favourite :)

  • Avatar of Nitrius Nitrius Jan 05, 2009 at 14:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Have the swing timer stopped working? Or does it not work with one-handers/dual wield?

  • Avatar of Stavmar Stavmar Dec 25, 2008 at 13:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I also am having the focus problem so any help would be greatful.

  • Avatar of pyro41787 pyro41787 Dec 19, 2008 at 10:03 UTC - 0 likes

    can we get a fix for the focus problem?

  • Avatar of pyro41787 pyro41787 Dec 18, 2008 at 21:53 UTC - 0 likes

    i use a focus macro for polymorph and i use the focus bar under my castbar to monitor the duration of the polymorph, well the bar doesnt work now and sometimes it never clears even when the target dies and if there are other debuffs they are all stacked up and wont go away and block my actionbars the only way to get rid of it is to reload the ui maybe you can fix this thanks

  • Avatar of xtoq xtoq Dec 18, 2008 at 21:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there Fubar support for this? Not that I can't type /quartz, but it is annoying. I like clicking rather than typing. =)

  • Avatar of Zeta Zeta Dec 08, 2008 at 07:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you have bars for pet's buff as well please?

  • Avatar of noxxius noxxius Nov 30, 2008 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I think hooking into InFlight for the flight timer does not work anymore. When I take a flight Quartz shortly displays a bar that fully depletes within 2 sec or so. After that InFlight does correctly show its bar. But that's not what I want. I don't want to see the InFlight bar, but rather see Quartz display the remaining flight time.

  • Avatar of rouxlon rouxlon Nov 29, 2008 at 21:54 UTC - 0 likes


    Make sure you enable the "Mirror" bar. This is the replacement for the ingame one. There should be some check boxes also asking you if you want to hide the origonal bar as well.


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