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  • World of Warcraft
  • 389,245 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 7,752,512 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 09/06/2009
  • 2,807 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.35.1

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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* Added WoD spells for Upper Blackrock Spire
* Added WoD spells for Blasted Lands Event
* Added Pandaria spells for Brewmoon Festival
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Prepping for 4.35.1
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_Classic.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_Classic.lua

Alerts for UBRS and Blasted Lands
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   M /trunk/GTFO.toc

Preparing for 4.35 release (6.0 Patch)
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   M /trunk/GTFO_FF_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_Generic.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua
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Preparing for 4.34.1 release
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Fixed LUA error
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_WOD.lua

Added additional Blackrock Foundry and Highmaul alerts
r109 | zensunim | 2014-09-13 08:54:12 +0000 (Sat, 13 Sep 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Ignore.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_WOD.lua

Slagworks LFR & Some SoO


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  • #154
    I've used recount to point out why I've let people die as a healer before. Hey, look you took 83% of your damage from Shadow Gale...hunh. Guess you were standing in the bad after all.
  • #150
    Recount or World of Logs can be a powerful tool in this respect. If healers are struggling to keep people alive on a progression fight where there is a lot of avoidable damage going out, bring it to the attention of your raid leader. Many raid guilds have actually made this a required add-on alongside DBM/BigWigs and Omen and have seen their game improve as a whole.

    For awesome players that never stand in stuff, this addon is a helpful safety net for those cases when they get distracted or for days when they're just not on top of their game (we've all had those). It's akin to getting some cold water splashed on your face so you wake up and pay attention.

    In a PUG dungeon situation, the most you can do is recommend it and hope they take your advice. Even though the likelihood that you'll be grouped with them again is slim, future groups will appreciate it. The dragonhawk fight in ZA is particularly frustrating in pugs because people just love to stand in the fire.
  • #149
    Why would you need to? Let them use (or avoid) addons they like and you use yours. Who cares what they think?
  • #146
    it seems like it isnt working for me anymore, when i start up wow it says gtfo suspended
  • #147
    Go into in the GTFO Options and check "Enabled"
    Or type:
    /gtfo standby
  • #145
    I love this addon!
    It has saved me countless times!
    I highly recommend it to everyone.
    No more standing in fire for me!
    Thank you! :D
  • #142
    Date: 2011-04-26 22:33:52
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\GTFO\GTFO.lua line 463:
    attempt to call global 'RegisterAddonMessagePrefix' (a nil value)
    [C]: RegisterAddonMessagePrefix()
    GTFO\GTFO.lua:463: GTFO_OnEvent()
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
  • #143
    GTFO 4.3 is only for clients that have Patch 4.1 installed. If your region hasn't released 4.1 yet, please use GTFO 4.2.3 instead.
  • #141
    This is one of the greatest WoW addons you can have, if you dont have it yet get it.
    Excellent work by all involved.
  • #140
    Huge Thanks for this addon!!! .. it has become the most highly recommended addon in our guild. From this healer's standpoint, this addon is a "must have".
  • #136
    A few days ago I installed a USB mic/headset to my computer. Since then GTFO has not worked.

    My default audio device is my external speakers and my sound options for WoW are set to System Default. I've tried unplugging the headset but GTFO still will not work.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try next? I'm really missing this addon.
  • #137
    It's playing now but it's so soft, even with my speaker volume maxed, Sound effects and master volume all the way up in WoW and GTFO options to 5 I can still barely hear it.
  • #138
    Hmm..seems like a very unusual problem! Does everything else in WoW sound fine in the game or are you playing with the sound off and using the "Unmute Sounds" option in GTFO?
  • #139
    Not sure exactly what the problem was but I tried all the speaker jacks on my computer and finally got it working by plugging it into the front jack. Probably something I screwed up when I was messing with my headphones with the audio jack. Sorry for the false alarm :D
  • #133
    Can you add an audible warning if you're standing in the area a Shadowcrash will hit on Cho'gall? Currently it only gives you a quiet beep AFTER you've taken blood corruption and damage. Thank you - love this addon and make everyone I know get it
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