Shadowed Unit Frames

Another example

SUF focuses on a simple configuration while maintaining the flexibility that most users will care about, preventing unnecessary bloating of the addon that sacrifices performance. While you aren't going to be able to set the health bar to be exactly 3.14 pixels outside of the unit frames, you can change options you actually care about such as bar height, ordering, frame height and so on. To speed up configuration, you can configure multiple units at the same time through the global configuration. For example, if you want to set the height of the Player, Target, Focus and Party frames to 50 then the height of Target's Target, Target's Target of Target, Focus Target to 30 you can easily do this by changing two options instead of having to do it seven times.

However, should you need a little bit of extra configuration do not despair! An advanced option is included that will unlock additional configuration giving finer control over the configuration.

Shadowed Unit Frames in Legion
As of version v4.1.0, WoW 7.0 and Legion is fully supported!

Slash commands: /shadoweduf (/suf)

Donations are not required, but are appreciated!

Are you driven crazy by your party frames not aligning up exactly with your player frames, even if it's only half a pixel off? The anchoring system will let you solve all alignment issues, by allowing you to anchor a frame to another and set a simple offset from the frame it is anchored to, or by manually setting the X/Y position of the frame.

Using the screen shot as an example, if you drag the player frame the other frames will move with the player frame preserving the alignment and spacing. Each frame can still be manually positioned wherever you want, but this gives you a way of easily anchoring and moving frames around without having to use a ruler.

Zone configuration (Disabling options/units by zone type)
Units and modules can be enabled or disabled based on the type of zone you are in. For example, if you want to see party targets and party pets while you are in an arena but nowhere else then you can use the visibility options to enable it only while inside an arena. Modules can also be disabled by zone type, if you want to see party auras while in a raid instance but nowhere else you can disable the module in raid instances only.

Profiles do not have to be swapped and it is all automatic.

Supports unit frames are as follows:

Player: Player, Pet, Pet Target
General: Target, Target of Target, Target of Target of Target, Focus, Focus Target
Party: Party, Party Pets, Party Targets, Party ToT
Raid: Raid, Raid Pet, Main Tank, Main Tank Target, Main Assist, Main Assist Target, Boss, Boss Target, Boss ToT, Main Assist ToT, Main Tank ToT
Arena: Arena, Arena Target, Arena Pets, Arena ToT
Battleground: Battleground, Battleground Target, Battleground Target


  • Tags: Includes a simple tagging system that can be customized in virtually any way using Lua, even if something isn't included by default odds are you can make the tags
  • Incoming Heals: Supports the Blizzard Events for incoming heal data, no external libraries needed
  • Auras: Can be set to only show auras you casted, or can cast on others. Can enlarge auras that you casted, and hide the cooldown ring on the timers of auras you didn't cast as well to make it more obvious which ones you casted and which ones you didn't
  • Aura Timers: You will need a mod such as OmniCC to show timers on buffs and debuffs
  • Aura Indicators: Display colored squares or icons for certain auras on any unit
  • Fader: Fades frames when out of combat and inactive (100% mana/no target)
  • Class Power (Eclipse, Holy Power, etc): Supports all of the class power features from Eclipse to Burning Embers.
  • Highlighting: Border highlighting of frames based on mousing over them, curable debuffs, aggro or you are targeting/focusing them
  • Range Checking: Fades frames out that are out of range of you
  • Exportable Layouts: If you have a layout, or your friend has a layout you want to try out you can export/import SUF layouts by going to /suf -> Layout Manager
  • Profiles: You can change from any profile to another one without reloading your UI, should you want to use a completely different layout based on zone you can easily switch profiles without hassle

Pretty much all the general unit frame settings are in, health bars, cast bars, power bars, portraits, indicators and so on.

Basic module support is included, should you be interested in building a module see the documentation on github for more information.

Currently released:


Please focus all discussions, questions or general feedback to the forum thread:

For feature requests and bug reports, please continue to use the Ticket tracker. Feel free to ask on the thread first, if you're unsure what to do!

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  • Avatar of Laeleiweyn Laeleiweyn Jul 13, 2016 at 12:49 UTC - 0 likes


    In Legion, BM hunters will be running around with two pets. So far on the beta the default UI doesn't provide a frame for the artifact pet, Hati. I've been using SUF for many years, and am now hoping it will be my saviour once again. :)

    Will you be able to add a 2nd pet frame for Hati?

  • Avatar of sholajinar sholajinar Jul 09, 2016 at 04:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there.

    Another thing I noticed is that arcane mages now track their arcane charges different just shows up under the nameplate now instead of a debuff.

    Anyway to do this with the addon now? I fooled around with the settings for aura and combo points but nothing will show it unless I disable and go back to the standard unit frames.


  • Avatar of sholajinar sholajinar Jul 06, 2016 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    I am using the latest Alpha. Is this addon able to show the enemies in the BG like in the arena ? I turned it on but it doesn't seem to be working with that battleground frame on.

    I was going to use this instead of BG targets..

  • Avatar of TheKreamCs TheKreamCs Jun 11, 2016 at 02:24 UTC - 0 likes


    Hey i use very often the dungeon group rubric, but it is possible to add the tank on the top, second the healers and other as DD? All time my Tank is on the bottom not on the top

  • Avatar of leobolin leobolin Jun 04, 2016 at 21:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance you will ever fix Frost Death Knights' range chcker? Frost doesn't have Death Coil or any other friendly targetable spell so everyone is permanently showing as out of range forever. Works fine for every other spec in the game. :(

  • Avatar of Korrigan1340 Korrigan1340 May 04, 2016 at 11:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Why would the new build remove innervate aura if its returning in approx. 2 months for pre-patch

  • Avatar of nomad461 nomad461 Mar 11, 2016 at 01:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone else having an issue with the Raid frames not updating when people join the raid?

  • Avatar of obscurescience obscurescience Aug 05, 2015 at 15:24 UTC - 0 likes

    He's alive woot :D

  • Avatar of f0nZi3 f0nZi3 Jul 24, 2015 at 13:33 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also getting some error as well. I hope this addon isn't dead. I've used it for many many years and love it. :-(

  • Avatar of Palladia Palladia Jul 11, 2015 at 09:58 UTC - 1 like

    Is this addon dead? I hope not, but it hasn't been updated since January and I've been seeing a lot of errors.


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