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 Shadowed Shadowed Jul 03, 2012 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Alpha is MoP only, if you can't read changelogs, stop auto installing alpha versions of addons without looking at them

  • Avatar of serruf serruf Jul 03, 2012 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes




  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Jul 03, 2012 at 02:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes, set curse client to release only for this. betas and alphas will probably be MoP stuff that will NOT work on live

  • Avatar of g0urra g0urra Jul 02, 2012 at 16:12 UTC - 0 likes

    It's started to break for me as well lately. Can't walk a few steps without it throwing errors at me.

    EDIT: found out that updating the addon through the Curse Client is NOT recommended as it will cause it to install the MoP version.

    Last edited Jul 02, 2012 by g0urra: Update
  • Avatar of Speedwaystar Speedwaystar Jul 01, 2012 at 22:33 UTC - 0 likes

    it appears to break, yes. it renders most of the UI but fails on the player/group UI and throws an error every tick

  • Avatar of LaoTseu LaoTseu Jul 01, 2012 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Quick question: will the new MoP enabled alpha version breaks if used with live servers?

  • Avatar of zvonf zvonf Jun 26, 2012 at 10:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I had a hard time to adjust its position for unit: Raid. I want to move it from the center of the screen to the left hand side. I think others might be as same difficulty as raid anyway. I also think it's not considerate that make the default position at center of the screen. Another thing: could you add setup into interface?

  • Avatar of Lyco499 Lyco499 Jun 25, 2012 at 04:40 UTC - 0 likes

    First of all, I love the add on.

    What I want to know is, is there a way I can keep the blizzard holy power bar and use the rest of the add on? I've tried going into the options but all I can seem to do is remove the Shadowed Unit Frames version so there is no holy power bar. Help?

  • Avatar of Striveck Striveck Mar 18, 2012 at 21:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Rogue poison timers are not accurate.

  • Avatar of evolutionmalganis evolutionmalganis Feb 25, 2012 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    love the addon, but had a quick question, i didnt see in the options. Is there anyway that when I set the debuffs that i'm putting on my target, that it can switch them in descending order. For example when im on my lock if i put a corruption spell and bane of agony i want the one that will expire first to be first


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