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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,553 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 942,316 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/23/2015
  • Created 05/06/2008
  • 846 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.2

About EventAlert

The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced, the time left on the proc and will make a subtle sound. EventAlert is also able to handle more than one proc at a time (this option was not available in previous versions).

I am not fond of addons that have very complicated installation and setups. The mod should work on install without any config, but if you wish to change any options use the following command: /ea options
To see a more detailed list of what options are avaiable to the mod, just check out the screenshot of the options pane.

This mod tracks the following events/procs:

Death Knight

  • Dark Transformation
  • Killing Machine
  • Rime (Freezing Fog)
  • Sudden Doom
  • Crimson Scourge
  • Scent of Blood


  • Combo Points
  • Eclipse
  • Predator's Swiftness
  • Omen of Clarity
  • Shooting Stars


  • Kill Shot
  • Thrill of the Hunt
  • Lock and Load


  • Arcane Charge
  • Arcane Missiles
  • Brain Freeze
  • Fingers of Frost
  • Heating Up
  • Hot Streak


  • Combo Breaker: Tiger Palm
  • Combo Breaker: Blackout Kick
  • Vital Mists
  • Elusive Brew
  • Chi


  • Art of War
  • Daybreak
  • Denounce
  • Grand Crusader
  • Infusion of Light
  • Hammer of Wrath
  • Selfless Healer
  • Glyph of Double Jeopardy (off by default)
  • Holy Power
  • Bastion of Glory


  • Borrowed Time
  • Divine Insight
  • Evangelism
  • Serendipity
  • Surge of Light
  • Surge of Darkness
  • Glyph of Mind Spike
  • Shadow Orb


  • Combo Points
  • Dispatch
  • Blindside


  • Lava Surge
  • Lightning Shield
  • Maelstrom Weapon
  • Tidal Waves


  • Backdraft
  • Havoc
  • Molten Core
  • Nightfall
  • Shadowburn
  • Demonic Rebirth
  • Soul Shards
  • Burning Embers
  • Demonic Fury


  • Bloodsurge
  • Raging Blow
  • Meat Cleaver
  • Execute
  • Ultimatum
  • Incite
  • Revenge
  • Sudden Death
  • Sword and Board
  • Taste for Blood
  • Victory Rush

Quick Backstory: I created this addon as a test for myself as my first "from the ground up" addon. Most of my coding in WoW LUA was taking other addons and just fixing them so they work from minor bugs or whatnot.

Anyhow, I needed a mod that was lightweight and did only what I wanted it to do, and that was warn me when one of my spells or talents procced something I needed. Thus, EventAlert was born. There are likely to be bugs, explosions and not so good things that may come from this mod. I'm sorry in advance! If you find a bug, please let me know so I can fix it.

Also, if anyone finds a spell/talent/etc that they want watched, please let me know and I will add it!

Greetings everyone, my name is Menio and I will be taking over the maintenance of this addon from CurtisTheGreat, the original author!

I'll start with an important note: If you used EventAlert before in your current WoW folder, you will need to delete the EventAlert.lua and EventAlert.lua.bak files located at:
\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SavedVariables for this addon to work.

Above is CurtisTheGreat's original description, with updated class abilities.

Bugfix: Tried to fix bug with paladin Holy Power tracking.
Bugfix: Fixed issue with sound effects not playing.
Change: Removed unstackable Brain Freeze and replace it with Stacking Brain Freeze.


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  • #1384

    If you want to track the time left on the buff, you can add spell ID 82692. If you want to track when the button lights up on the bar, it will be possible when I finish rewriting the AltItem tracking code xD

  • #1376

    for the Monks the new ability -muscle memory is not workinging after 5.2 i try to add and all but still nothing ! plz fix it plz

  • #1385

    Try adding  spellID 139597, if it doesn't work I'll look into it more!

  • #1372

    Warrior help

    Message: Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:435: attempt to index local 'eaf' (a nil value) Time: 03/13/13 15:11:38 Count: 1 Stack: Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:435: in function `EventAlert_PositionFrames' Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:376: in function `EA_addBuffValue' Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:173: in function <Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:16>

    Locals: event = nil prevFrame = "EA_Main_Frame" (for generator) = <function> defined =[C]:-1 (for state) = <table> {  1 = 46916 } (for control) = 1 k = 1 v = 46916 eaf = nil (*temporary) = "Bloodsurge" (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = "Interface\Icons\Ability_Warrior_Bloodsurge" (*temporary) = 0 (*temporary) = false (*temporary) = 0 (*temporary) = 0 (*temporary) = 0 (*temporary) = 0 (*temporary) = "attempt to index local 'eaf' (a nil value)"

  • #1373

    It would seem like the proc associated with Bloodsurge is causing the issue, would you happen to know if it changed in any way?

    I don't seem to see any change in spellID or in the way the buff works, so I assume something else is the issue, but if you have any info on changes to the spell (being removed, no longer having stacks, not displaying on the player's buff bar, etc), it would help me out in figuring out the issue!

    At the moment, I can only reccomend downloading the beta version if you aren't already using it, since there was a problem with a different warrior buff, but it seems like this is a different error caused by Bloodsurge so I can't guarantee getting the beta that fixed the deprecated spellID for "Taste for Blood" would help. :S

    Thanks for the report!


    Last edited by Menio on 3/27/2013 6:50:19 AM
  • #1375

    =D UPDATE: I apologize for not being able to help technically, however the Beta fixed the issue. Tyvm for your quick response and help. I love this addon and wouldnt wanna play without it!

  • #1369

    Hello, I downloaded this addon because I wanted it to show me the buff for Relentless Grip, which is a buff you get when you death grip someone while wearing 4-set pieces of the new PvP set, I found out that the spell ID for Relentless Grip is 131542, but it still won't work.. Any suggestions ?

  • #1377

    Thanks man :D

  • #1370

    Try it with spellID 131547. Sometimes there are duplicates of the spell and the buff spell is a different spellID than the spell that resets the CD on it. It should work! ^_^

  • #1368

    6x EventAlert-5.1.7\frames\options.lua:107: attempt to index global "EA_Anchor_Frame" (a nil value)
    EventAlert-5.1.7\frames\options.lua:107: in function <EventAlert\frames\options.lua:104>
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:24: in function "InterfaceOptionsList_DisplayPanel"
    FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:46: in function "InterfaceOptionsListButton_OnClick"
    <string>:"*:OnClick":2: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1

    (*temporary) = EA_IconOptions_Panel {
    0 = <userdata>
    cancel = <func> @FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:613
    name = "Alert Icon Options"
    hidden = false
    parent = "EventAlert"
    refresh = <func> @FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:615
    okay = <func> @FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:612
    default = <func> @FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:614
    (*temporary) = InterfaceOptionsFramePanelContainer {
    0 = <userdata>
    displayedPanel = EA_IconOptions_Panel {}
    (*temporary) = <func> =[C]:-1

  • #1371

    Thanks for the report, I will look into it!

  • #1366

    When riding in a cart having a bit of a scripted fight, I recieved the following error:

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "EventAlert" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:279: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:237: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:97: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:44>

  • #1367

    After seeing this issue posted multiple times, even though EventAlert doesn't actually call the function, I tried to get more info about it.

    It seems like most addons that use their own option menu in the "Interface" section of the escape menu will run into this problem. It is due to having a dropdown menu with more than 8 choices before the "CompactRaidFrame1" is created.

    Sadly, there's nothing I can do about it as it is on Blizzard's end. I could try trimming down some dropdown menus but it would make it harder to tweak some things. :S

    More info here for those interested.

  • #1363

    I've been using this addon for ages but as of 5.2 it seems to not be working on all my characters. For example everything is working as intended on my hunter but then when I try using EA on my warrior I get screen freezing/lag and EA procs don't show up. I've disabled all other addons on my warrior and kept EA on and it still does not show the procs.  I have no clue why this is happening on my warrior but not my hunter, any help would be greatly appreicated! This addon is a must for me!

  • #1364

    I cannot access a high level warrior at the moment, are you able to give me some error messages? I'm thinking it's trying to track spells that were removed in 5.2, but I can't be sure without lua error reports. :S

    I think this is spot on though, since alerts are loaded by class, so bad alerts for Warrior would not affect hunter alerts... I'll do my own research on removed spells and try to release a fix!

    Thanks for the report

    EDIT: If any other class notices that the addon doesn't work for them, can you either PM me on Curse or leave a comment here? I'll look at patch notes and try to figure out what may be causing the issue!

    EDIT#2: I cornered the issue to the change to Taste for Blood, I pushed a beta update that should fix the issue, but I did not get to test it, so be aware that it may not work - if it doesn't, please let me know as I can't log in to test it myself. :(

    Last edited by Menio on 3/7/2013 11:54:07 PM
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