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  • World of Warcraft
  • 9,536 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 908,906 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/30/2015
  • Created 05/06/2008
  • 835 Favorites
  • Project Site
  • Comments
  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.1a

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: Attempted to fix an issue with alt items staying on screen after they were supposed to go away.


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  • #1355

    I have a problem with the buff Thrill of the Hunt (it has 3 stacks upon proc). Whenever I use one of the stacks the eventalert disappears, even though I still have 2 stacks of the buff left. 

    I downloaded the addon for the first time today, so it can't be due to old files interfering.

    Hope you can help - thanks in advance!


  • #1356

    Hey there! By default, Thrill of the Hunt will only be tracked when it is at  three stacks. I'm not quite sure why I set it up that way by default, but I think there was a reason! xD

    You should be able to set it to display at one or two stacks from the spell option menu. Next to the spell in question, there should be a text box with a "3" in it, simply delete it and change it to "1" and it should work like a charm! If it doesn't, let me know and I'll look into it!

    Last edited by Menio on 2/28/2013 11:49:05 AM
  • #1357

    It worked like a charm - thanks alot for your help and quick response!

  • #1354

    awesome addon, but i cant seem to get Tooth and Claw (135288) to show up for guardian druid. help pls and tyvm...


    *edit* nvm, its a buff with multiple spell id's, got it sorted... great job again on the addon

    Last edited by gefion82 on 2/20/2013 12:11:46 AM
  • #1352

    I can not get Spell ID for these Shaman totems:

    Healing Tide Totem
    Mana Tide Totem
    Spirit Link Totem


    Can anything be done about this? 


  • #1353

    This is what I've managed to find:

    Mana Tide (16191)

    Spirit Link (98021)

    Healing Tide (127944)

    These are uncategorized spells, however, so some of them may not actually be triggered by the totems. I'm pretty confident the Mana Tide one will work since there is a buff attached to it. If there is no buff triggered by the totem, it can be hard for the addon to track it since it is entirely based on tracking the appearance of new buffs on the target.

  • #1350

    hello um...... does the addon still work?? because i can't see the alert  pop out any more 

    if it works plz send me a email plz :) [email protected]

    Last edited by jheckckck on 2/12/2013 7:15:07 PM
  • #1351

    It should still work, but I'd rather keep any messaging about addon issues here rather than e-mail since sometimes it will help other people fix their own issues when they read it! :P

    You may be using an outdated version or you may need to delete your saved variables for it to work properly (see the bottom of the addon description for instructions).

  • #1347

    I get this on the toons I play.  Any way for me to fix it?  (I have no clue about how you extremely smart and talented peoples do the codes and such)

    Date: 2013-02-08 17:11:59
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\EventAlert\frames\options.lua line 439:
       attempt to concatenate local 'EA_name' (a nil value)
       EventAlert\frames\options.lua:439: EventAlert_CreateAlertsOptionsFrames()
       EventAlert\lua\main.lua:555: EventAlert_CreateOptionsPanels()
    frame = EAParentScroll {
     0 = <userdata>
     background = <unnamed> {
     scrollframe = EA_scrollFrame {
     scrollbar = EA_scrollBar {
    texture = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    texture = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    scrollbg = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    content = EAScrollContentFrame {
     0 = <userdata>
     texture = <unnamed> {
    texture = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    buttonPositionX = 10
    buttonPositionY = -105
    tempTextCounter = 1
    (for generator) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:529
    (for state) = nil
    (for control) = 47283
    index = 47283
    value = "true"
    EA_name = nil
    EA_rank = nil
    EA_AlertOptions_CheckButton = EA_Button_47283 {
     0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (*temporary) = EA_Button_47283Text {
     0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "   [47283]"
    (*temporary) = "47283"
    (*temporary) = "]"
    (*temporary) = "EA_Button_47283Text"
    (*temporary) = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = "attempt to concatenate local 'EA_name' (a nil value)"

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  • #1348

    Alright, well my first instinct was that it may be caused by an outdated spell. I may be wrong, but looking up "47283" as a current SpellID gave no results; I found one on the Wowhead archive however for Empowered Imp!

    So I think you could fix it by deleting your current EventAlert saved variables located at: \World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SavedVariables

    They will be named EventAlert.lua and EventAlert.lua.bak.

    Let me know if that does not fix it!

  • #1346

    hello i have 1 small problem wen i add spell id - Healing Sphere the EventAlert show me that new spell add but i see nothing in my option menu cus i want to know how many sphere and what time expires,soz for bad eng

  • #1349

    Alright, I'll start by saying I'm not really familiar with monks so perhaps someone could enlighten me on the Healing Sphere mechanics?

    From what I can see, it leaves a stacking buff on the monk who casts it. With the way I have stacking buffs setup to work, after the buff has been added as a custom spell, the first time this buff gains a second stack, it will be counted as a "Stacking Item". Unfortunately, with the menus being what they are, it requires some tweaking to change what they display while the addon runs.

    So, until I have time to rework the way new spells are added during a play sessions (which only had to be addressed for custom spells before), sadly, a "/console reloadui" will be required to display newly added stacking spells. :S

    So I would try reloading the WoW UI and seeing if it adds the spell to the list. If it doesn't, could you get back to me here?

    Last edited by Menio on 2/9/2013 7:44:03 PM
  • #1344

    I keep getting this error. Any idea why?

    4x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "EventAlert" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>



  • #1345

    I'm not sure because the addon never calls on that function. :S In fact, it would seem that the error happens in "BugGrabber.lua", which is not a part of the EventAlert addon. :S I'll double check tomorrow, but I don't think it's possible that EventAlert is causing it.

  • #1342

    I use 4.3.6 version on 3.3.5 wotlk version game. Can I do anything, to get a stack option? My trinket is stacking, soo I can't use Event Alert to inform me when the trinket is active. If I add a stacking spell, a have crash and EA doesn't work.

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