Client Version: 5.0.4


Gladius adds enemy unit frames to arenas for easier targeting and focusing. It is highly configurable and you can disable most features of this addon.


  • Uses the 3.0 Arena Unit IDs, this enables full functionality even if the enemy is seen first while in combat.
  • General arena unit frame features:
    • HP bar + Text
    • Mana bar + Text
    • Cast bar + Text
    • Class icon


  • PvP trinket status:
    • Five display options:
      • Name icon.
      • Name text.
      • Big icon (big, scalable icon to the right).
      • Small icon (small icon to the right on top of the mana bar).
      • Grid-style icon (colored square to the right on top of the mana bar that turns red when the trinket has been used).


  • Target of Target – displays a class icon representing the enemy’s target.
    • You can click on the icon to target your enemy’s target or use mouseover macros.


  • Announcements
    • New enemy announcement – announces new enemies.
    • Trinket announcement – announces when the trinket is used/is ready again.
    • Drinking announecment.
    • Enemies on low health announces enemies that are about to die, you can set the percentage yourself.
    • Aura announcement – announces aura used.
    • Cooldown announcement – announces cooldown used


  • Auras – shows important buffs and debuffs on the arena enemies.
    • You can add/delete/edit auras via the configuration screen.


  • Cooldown Tracker – shows enemy cooldowns
    • You can enable/disable single cooldowns or entire classes, set an announce type or sound on cooldown used.


  • DR Tracker – shows diminishing returns on the arena enemies.
    • You can enable/disable single diminishing returns types or show/hide the diminishing returns value.


  • Click actions – you can select what is going to happen when you click on a Gladius button.
    • Ten editable click actions.
    • Three modifiers: SHIFT, CTRL and ALT.
    • Four different action types: Target, Focus, Cast Spell and *:flower:

Slash commands

  • /gladius ui/config/options – displays the configuration screen.
  • /gladius test1-5 – shows a test frame with the chosen amount of test units.
  • /gladius hide – hides the test frame.

Macros are meant for the more advanced users, since you’d need to use “*unit” (short for the UnitID of the enemy) for a macro to work. To cast Polymorph on the enemy and print out the name of the enemy in the party chat you would have to do:[list][*]/cast [target=*unit] Polymorph[/list

  • /script SendChatMessage(UnitName(“*unit”), “PARTY”)

Will you ever have Gladius function in a non-arena environment?

  • No, Gladius is meant for arenas only and it’ll stay that way.

Can I hide that annoying header (“Gladius – drag to move”)?

  • Yes, simply lock the Gladius frame.