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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 8,134,642 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/23/2014
  • Created 09/06/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.35.4

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 Draenor (world)
* Added WoD spells for Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
* Added WoD spells for Skyreach
* Added WoD spells for Upper Blackrock Spire
* Added WoD spells for Grimrail Depot
* Added WoD spells for the Everbloom
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- Added WoD spells for Draenor (world)
- Added WoD spells for Upper Blackrock Spire
- Added WoD spells for Grimrail Depot

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- Added WoD spells for Draenor (world)
- Added WoD spells for Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
- Added WoD spells for Skyreach

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* Added Pandaria spells for Siege of Orgrimmar (Heroic)
* Added WoD spells for Draenor (world)
* Added WoD spells for Bloodmaul Slag Mines
* Added WoD spells for Iron Docks
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  • #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

  • #336

    Go ahead and try this beta version and see if it works!  I tested it with my monk but it's not high enough to take it into raids or anything.

    Last edited by Zensunim on 3/2/2013 3:30:30 PM
  • #338

    You don't need to use the alpha version now.  Use the 5.2 release version. :)

  • #337

    Much appreciated, I will give a shot later today and report back.

  • #335

    I had no idea that was happening.  It will be fixed!

  • #332

    could we get an alert for heroic sha of fear waterspouts?

  • #333

    I'm going to look into it.  Does it put a debuff on you when you're standing on one before it explodes?


  • #330

    Thank you so much man, now I can play WoW stoned!

  • #328

    The trivial alert slider seems to be broken. It resets every time I reload the UI.

  • #329

    Whoops!  Confirmed the bug.  I'll have that fixed shortly.

  • #326

    I upgraded my NVIDIA driver  (gt-540) yesterday, using a non-beta currrent driver, and now I'm not getting sounds during raid encounters.  The sound on the game and computer otherwise seems to be ok.

    Last edited by willowwhisp on 2/9/2013 1:02:13 PM
  • #327

    Type "/gtfo options" and see if any alerts are turned off or if your trival slider is set too high.  Using the various "/gtfo test" and "/gtfo test2" etc. commands are also good to make sure it's working

  • #323

    The new 4.20 update includes new native integration code for WeakAuras.  If you use WeakAuras, you may receive an error if you attempt to update GTFO while in game.  If you do, simply restart WoW and all will be good again.

  • #324

    How do you enable this in Weakauras?

  • #325

    There's supposed to be an event trigger, but the good people that make WeakAuras need to add it to their addon.  I wrote an integration patch for them and posted it to their project site, but I haven't been able to get a hold of anyone on their development team.

    In the meantime, you can use the old fashioned hook method.  Or you can import my own personal setup here and customize it for your own:


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