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 mysticalos mysticalos Jul 05, 2015 at 02:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Try avoiding cancel buttons. It sounds silly, but most taints like that come from hitting cancel on interface panel. always close with "okay"

  • Avatar of Chizad81 Chizad81 Apr 12, 2015 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    5x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn 'ShadowedUnitFrames' tried to call the protected function 'ActionButton9:Show()'. !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:589: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:589> [C]: in function `Show' FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:301: in function `ActionButton_Update' FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:584: in function `ActionButton_OnEvent' FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:137: in function <FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:134>

    I have this error pop up multiple times daily.

  • Avatar of Lillium90 Lillium90 Mar 12, 2015 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes


    i whant to talk about combo point. the bar is gone? i loged in monday and it was just gone. can someone help me to get it back ^^

    i have a feral druid

  • Avatar of MrTieze MrTieze Mar 02, 2015 at 06:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @Dishh55: Go

    looks like combo points, have u deactivated it?

  • Avatar of Hathawey Hathawey Mar 01, 2015 at 01:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Oops wrong add-on, sorry. :)

  • Avatar of Hathawey Hathawey Mar 01, 2015 at 01:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is anyone else's horse head missing from the options bar?

  • Avatar of MrTieze MrTieze Feb 28, 2015 at 19:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there, I just downloaded ur addon and it's amazing. Thanks a lot. The only question I have is: How can I change the font of the combattext without changing the default font? Can I easily change something in the lua code or is it possible to add a new Tag in advanced settings? If it's possible, how can I do it.

  • Avatar of Dishh55 Dishh55 Feb 28, 2015 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, i'm trying to disable the chi showing up on my player frame, but every time i disable the chi bar, it shows the chi in small circles on the bottom right of my frame, I've tested disabling pretty much everything but it doesn't seem to go away. Any help with this please? its really annoying ><


    Chi Showing as Bar:

    Chi Showing as Dots after disabling:

    Last edited Feb 28, 2015 by Dishh55
  • Avatar of obscurescience obscurescience Feb 12, 2015 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @BewaraKara: Go

    Use profiles. It's right there in the settings.

  • Avatar of BewaraKara BewaraKara Feb 10, 2015 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Can SUF be customized per character? I would like very different setups for my healer vs my dps characters and haven't found any information on how to do this.


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