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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,328 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 942,651 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/23/2015
  • Created 05/06/2008
  • 846 Favorites
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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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  • #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.

  • #1343

    I just took a look at the old code and it seems like it didn't support stacking buffs back then. The only one that appears in the list of spells tracked is Maelstrom Weapon's fifth stack.

    You *could* always try adding this line to EventAlert's EventAlertSpellArray.lua, in your class's section (open it in a text editor and use the search function for your class name, then put the line inside that class's "if");

    if EA_Items[EA_CLASS_<CLASSNAME>][<SPELLID>] == nil then EA_Items[EA_CLASS_<CLASSNAME>][<SPELLID>] = true end;

    But I can't guarantee that would work.


  • #1339

    Can you please add Rapture for priests? Thanks.

  • #1340

    It seems like there's no buff associated with Rapture, therefore it wouldn't really be something that's trackable. If you add the spellID manually, you may be able to get a sound alert, but adding rapture specifically would require it's very own class of "Internal cooldown" spells, which isn't really tracked by this addon since it focuses on buff procs and abilities cooldown being reset. :S

    May I recommend using an addon like Mik's Scrolling Battle Text or TellMeWhen both great addons that, while not as easy to customize, offer a lot of functionality that simply aren't in the scope of this addon.

    If you really feel that ICD tracking should be added to the addon, feel free to make a CurseForge ticket about it and if I get a lot of feedback I'll see what I can do about implementing it!


    Last edited by Menio on 1/9/2013 7:03:59 PM
  • #1338

    Dru's "Omen of Clarity" couldn't show in MOP 5.1, not sure if it's a bug or the spell id has changed. It's been pretty critical for feral drus.

  • #1341

    I think I see the problem, it would appear that there are different spell IDs for Restoration and Feral druids in the spell book. I'll put both in the next version.

    In the meantime, try adding the spell ID "135700" to your list of custom spell IDs, it should do the trick!

  • #1337

    Just a little note for everyone, I made some changes today that will allow stacking buffs to be added as custom spells (they will be transferred to the list of stacking buffs the first time they are used and will be customizable (aka turning it on/off and changing stack #)  just like other stacking auras).

    It's a pretty big change so I'm sure there will be some bugs, since my testing was limited to adding a druid's Lifebloom to the list and fixing interface issues, but I'm hoping that it will be mostly useful. :S If you find any issues with it, report it here or in the tickets section of CurseForge.

    If you experience issues with your WoW interface after installing it (specifically settings being reset) please leave a comment here, I'm trying to narrow the problem down though it may be fixed already.

    Thanks everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year,

    Last edited by Menio on 12/29/2012 12:08:25 PM
  • #1333

    Hi addon WILL NOT WORK FOR ME.  I've used this addon for a while in a cata and it worked perfectly!  Now, since MOP, the addon just stops working and EVERY TIME it procs, it'll give me and error and I have to keep taking it off.

  • #1334

    If you have used it in Cataclysm, you will need to delete your saved variables. In order for it to work, you will need to delete the EventAlert.lua and EventAlert.lua.bak files located at:
    \World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SavedVariables.

    If the problem persists after, feel free to post here again!

  • #1336

    No worries! It used to be at the top the first few weeks to warn users about it, but it would replace the Curse client description so I moved it after a while.

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