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 Caredon Caredon Feb 13, 2012 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I always loved this addon even though I only use it for player, target, target of target and focus frames but after recent wow reinstal along with all it's addons I found that SUF is locking my Blizzarz horizontal raid frames. It works ok on standard setting but every time I change options to groups being kept seperately and horizontal frames just disappear. If anyone know any solution to this, tried reseting addon; reseting user configuration, please let me know. For the time being I will have to switch to the other addon.

  • Avatar of Rizarai Rizarai Feb 06, 2012 at 00:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! First - an excellent addon, simply love it. But as i'm using LoseControl i can't get the CC icons that pop up to be infront of the target/player/pet/partymember/focus's widget or even infront of any of the frames. Any ideas how i can do this - or is it just an configuration i've missed out (although i think i've went to through everything o_O). Thanks in advance. Again an amazingly light-weight addon.

  • Avatar of martinboy martinboy Feb 02, 2012 at 23:33 UTC - 0 likes

    I have SUF to only show my debuffs on the target, but that prevents me to see the raidwide debuff “Power of the Aspects” introduced with the DS nerf. I dont want to see other player debuffs on my target, but I want to be able to see my debuffs and the “Power of the Aspects” raid debuff. Is that possible somehow?

    I also posted this as a ticket.

  • Avatar of tundrapuppy tundrapuppy Jan 12, 2012 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Excellent unit frames! I was wondering, however, when turning on the alt power bar, it appears to add the actual bar to my unit frame once I'm in an area/encounter, which results in resizing of the other bars/elements of my unit frame. Is there a way to permanently have the alt power bar always on, similar to the behavior of the Empty Bar, so the unit frame doesn't resize, even if there is no current gameplay element which uses the alt power bar?

  • Avatar of Vorvonox Vorvonox Dec 11, 2011 at 19:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever I try to change the columns/other options for raid frames, they go all over the screen instead of properly adjusting. It gets worse and worse and eventually takes a very long time for them to adjust, to the point of freezing WoW.

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Dec 08, 2011 at 03:03 UTC - 0 likes

    You probably have an aura filter only for battlegrounds or arenas.

  • Avatar of brian409 brian409 Dec 07, 2011 at 20:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey I love this add-on but i'm having a recent issue where buffs no longer show up on Friendly or Enemy unit frames when they are selected in Battlegrounds or Arenas. Outside of BGs/Arenas it is fine. Anyone know what is going on or know where to point me for more info? It would be appreciated!

  • Avatar of Tzal1988 Tzal1988 Dec 05, 2011 at 18:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Since 4.3 was released the holy power/combo point/soul shard bar dosen't seem to work when i have it on the show as bar option. A space is made for the bar but nothing shows up in it. I don't use portraits but while messing around with stuff to try and fix it i noticed that the 3d portraits don't work either. Any ideas?

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Dec 05, 2011 at 16:36 UTC - 0 likes

    You've never been able to unlock auras from their parents.

  • Avatar of zion6 zion6 Dec 05, 2011 at 09:30 UTC - 0 likes


    For some reason my "unlink" button doesn't unlink. I simply need to move aura (buff) bars around but both buffs and debuffs are stuck to the main frame. In this case it's player and pet. Don't remember having any problems before....


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