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  • 109,189 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 10,023,714 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/25/2015
  • Created 09/06/2009
  • 3,417 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.36.1

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.

r169 | zensunim | 2015-04-25 10:40:10 +0000 (Sat, 25 Apr 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/4.36.1 (from /trunk:168)

- Added WoD spells for Darkmoon Faire
- Added WoD spells for Blackrock Foundry
r168 | zensunim | 2015-04-25 10:39:32 +0000 (Sat, 25 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO.toc
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Ignore.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_Special.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_WOD.lua

Prepping for 4.36.1 release
r167 | zensunim | 2015-03-12 03:39:54 +0000 (Thu, 12 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_WOD.lua

Demoted Councilor Magknor's alert to low alert


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  • #466
    Did a video of this!

    I made a video of this.  Thought you might like to see it!

    Last edited by InquiaitorAura on 1/25/2015 1:00:25 AM
  • #467

    Awesome video! Thanks for the spotlight! :D

  • #468

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!  Thank you for this mod, it's going to save my sanity (telling people in my raid to get it!  LOL)

  • #463
    Expel Magic: Fel

    Can you add a notification for "Expel Magic : Fel" spell (Ko'ragh Mythic).


  • #464

    Done! Let me know if it's working properly for you since I'm not able to actually test it myself.

  • #465

    It works, thank you !

  • #461

    It says GTFO [suspended] whenever I try to load it

  • #462

    You have it disabled in options.  You can turn it back on quickly by typing "/gtfo standby" or go into options and click the "Enabled" check box.

  • #459

    Is GTFO causing crashing in High Maul for anyone else?  Standing in bad stuff in LFR today was continously disconnecting me from the game.

    Once I finally disabled GTFO it never happened again.

    If there some type of log I can attach that would help diagnose this let me know and I'll post it.

  • #460

    Very odd :(  I haven't had any reports of it causing crashes.  Does it just kick you offline to the login screen or crash to the desktop?  What bad stuff were you standing in?

    One helpful log would be the Addons.txt file on your character's profile.

    It's in C:\[WoW Install Directory]\WTF\Account\[Your Account]\[Your Realm]\[Your Character]\AddOns.txt

  • #456

    Can you add a notification ofr the mines of the Endboss in Highmaul.

    Thx in advance

  • #457

    I just got to this fight last night, so I was able to add some alerts.  Latest alpha has added a fail alert for the mines (no pre-warning sadly, Blizzard's not allowing for it from what I see...I'll do more testing to make sure).

    Also added an alert for not moving during Force Nova.

  • #454

    One spell that is not working yet is Shocking Ground from the Controlled Darkwings on Darktide Roost. I'm not sure if its already in but I'm not getting any warnings from it. Thanks for all you do.

  • #455

    I found another spell that doesn't work. The NPC Ralshira, for the bonus objective in Spires of Arak, throws down Choking Fumes which there is no warning for. Thanks again.

  • #458

    I'm missing a lot of the random "standing-in-bad" warnings from bonus encounters and some area quests.  This information is very helpful and I'll research and try to add these alerts as soon as possible for the next time you come to that area on your alt.

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