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  • World of Warcraft
  • 407,951 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 10,630,866 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/14/2015
  • Created 09/06/2009
  • 3,510 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.37.3

About GTFO

Stop standing in fire!

GTFO provides an audible alert when you're standing in something you're not supposed to be standing in. In some cases, you'll be warned before you start taking damage. This mod improves your situational awareness and is recommended for dungeon divers and raiders of all skill levels as even the most seasoned veteran sometimes needs a reminder to GTFO.

It's particularly useful for individuals that play with their spell graphics turned down as well as assisting with PvP when you can't tell who's casting the AOE.

Important Announcement: As with any new expansion or content patch, there may be alerts that are untested as well as encounter changes from Beta/PTR. Bug reports are highly appreciated!


  • 4 distinct audible alerts for different types of damage
    • High Alert - Dungeon/raid encounter AOE that you want to get out of it ASAP
    • Low Alert - PvP and low damage AOE, use your best judgment whether or not to move
    • Fail Alert - AOE you should have moved out of the way of, but it's too late (e.g. KZ void zone, Sindragosa bomb)
    • Friendly Fire Alert - AOE radiating from a teammate's body, one of you needs to move
  • Tuned for dungeons and raids in original vanilla WoW, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria
  • Alert you before you start taking damage (when possible, in some cases)
  • Alert you during vehicle fights when your vehicle is in danger (e.g. Malygos, Flame Leviathan)
  • Tank and non-tank specific alerts
  • Visual alerts available when used with Weak Auras or Power Auras Classic (optional)
  • Statistical information of alerts when used with Recount or Skada (optional)
  • GTFO-specific volume slider
  • Small memory footprint and very little CPU usage
  • Option to ignore alerts for trivial content
  • Option to auto-unmute sounds if you play without sound on

Slash Commands

/gtfo - Help menu
/gtfo options - Set configuration options
/gtfo standby - Suspend/Resume addon
/gtfo version - Show version numbers for your party/raid
/gtfo test - Simulate a high damage alert
/gtfo test2 - Simulate a low damage alert
/gtfo test3 - Simulate a fail alert
/gtfo test4 - Simulate a friendly fire alert


Install and you're ready to go.

You can configure the mod by typing "/gtfo options" or by navigating to Options->Interface->AddOns->GTFO.

To use the "Play sounds when muted" option and still hear GTFO sounds, your "Master Volume" slider must be set to a value higher than 0%.

Weak Auras Integration

GTFO can be set up with Weak Auras to provide visual alerts in addition to (or in lieu of) the audible alerts.

  1. Install the Weak Auras addon
  2. Type "/wa" in game to bring up the Weak Auras menu
  3. Click "Texture", "Text", or "Icon"
  4. Click the "Trigger" tab
  5. Change the "Type" to "Event"
  6. Change the "Event" to "GTFO Alert"
  7. Check "Alert Type" and select a GTFO alert type
  8. Set a short number (like .1) in Duration
  9. Use the other configuration options to fine-tune your alert

Power Auras Integration

GTFO can be set up with Power Auras to provide visual alerts in addition to (or in lieu of) the audible alerts.

  1. Install the Power Auras Classic addon
  2. Type "/powa" in game to bring up the Power Auras menu
  3. Click "Page 1" to create a character-only alert or "Global 1" to create an account-wide alert
  4. Click "new" to create a new alert
  5. Change the dropdown value for "Activation By:" to "GTFO Alert"
  6. Select your alert type: High/Low/Fail/Friendly Fire
  7. Use the other configuration options to fine-tune your alert

Recount/Skada Integration

GTFO can be set up with Recount or Skada to provide detailed statistical information of alerts.

A word of caution: the damage amount displayed on GTFO Alerts may not be fully indicative of the total damage done, especially with fail alerts. For example: if you're hit by a tornado, the damage and fail alert from the tornado picking you up could be 5k, but the fall damage when you hit the ground afterwards is 100k. The amount recorded by Recount/Skada will be 5k.

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  • #352

    As of 5.3, GTFO doesn't appear to be making any sounds. All addons seem to be suffering from this. Any idea what we should do? :( 

  • #353

    We wait until Blizzard fixes it. ;(  This is their doing.  If this was by design, they really broke GTFO. 

    Fortunately, the Weak Auras integration is still working so I'm at least seeing the visual alerts.

  • #355

    Ha, you don't realize how much you rely on an addon like GTFO - until it doesn't work and you actually have to play with skill, lol   Here's to hoping for a quick fix from Blizz.  There's a scheduled rolling restart scheduled for this morning, so hopefully there's a hotfix attached to that restart :)

  • #354

    Just so you know, other addons including DBM are experiencing sound related problems as well so I don't think this is aimed at GTFO. I hope things work out quickly. I miss GTFO!

  • #350

    This looks good, but it would be nice if this was also for leveling, and having to get out of AOE from random mobs? Or would this work for it?

  • #351

    It does work with leveling (definitely in instances), but there might be some spells from quest-related mobs that it's not aware of, especially in the new Cataclysm 1-60 content or any obscure Burning Crusade side quests.  Wrath, Cata 80-85 and Pandaria should be well-covered.

    If you come across an encounter that GTFO isn't warning you about, just let me know and I can add it to the database.

  • #348

    New LFR wing today and lots of untested alerts (it was extremely difficult to find a group for this LFR set on PTR).

    If GTFO is missing something, please submit a bug!

    (Fail alerts for Durumu's Disintegration Beam and Force of Will are unavailable because Blizzard forgot to add these abilities to the combat log for whatever reason.)

  • #347

    Best addon ever for my ADHD brain. 

  • #341

    Noticed today that this addon is causing my mage to say " That is not ready yet" whenever I log into game or teleport to different towns. The protest is uttered upon appearing.
     I isolated it down to this addon using LoadIt to switch the addons on and off.

    @thetravellor: FYI the high pitched "fatality" voice is coming from your BugGrabber and BugSack addons

  • #342

    A few questions to help me troubleshoot this, and this goes for thetravellor too:

    1. Do you use PowerAuras and are you using the latest fan patch (It says 4.23.16 at the top when you press /powa)?
    2. Do you use WeakAuras? If so, did you make any GTFO auras?  Did you use the old hook method (custom event) or the newer GTFO event?
    3. Have you updated lately?  I have noticed that the most common problem with GTFO recently is people are using a really old version because "Load out of date" addons will still allow GTFO to work but throw errors (and won't work in the new raid anyway because it's so old).


  • #346

    If you don't use Power Auras or Weak Auras, that's good.  It simplifies things.  4.22.2 is the latest version.  I'll do some testing with my level 90 mage and see what's up.  Have you verified that this is happening when GTFO is the *only* addon that's loaded (apart from LoadIt)?

  • #345

    Curse Client says that I am using version 4.2.22
    I only use Curse Client for addons because it has established itself as a trustworthy site.
    I don't use Power auras nor weak auras.

     Hopefully if version 4.22.2 is old version we will see a new one on Curse soon. If that is not going to happen and we are compelled to go to some other website please let me know so that I can make adjustments.

     Thank you for your help.

  • #339

    hi there, GTFO yells "fatality" in a high pitched female gnome voice constantly....

    its a little irritating, any idea why GTFO is doing this (i know its GTFO as it stops when I unload then addon)



  • #340

    There's no code or sound file in GTFO that does this.  GTFO uses buzzes and boops. 

    It must be another addon you're using that's causing that.

  • #334

    Are you planning on implementing Brewmasters into the tank specific alerts because I am still getting GTFO going off when there are tank specific mechanics e.g. Tsulong's breath or Elegon's breath.  Thanks

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