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  • World of Warcraft
  • 403,802 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 7,751,616 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 09/06/2009
  • 2,806 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.

r118 | zensunim | 2014-10-18 21:56:35 +0000 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014) | 4 lines
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   A /tags/4.35.1 (from /trunk:117)

* Added WoD spells for Upper Blackrock Spire
* Added WoD spells for Blasted Lands Event
* Added Pandaria spells for Brewmoon Festival
r117 | zensunim | 2014-10-18 21:55:57 +0000 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO.toc
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua

Prepping for 4.35.1
r116 | zensunim | 2014-10-16 00:56:36 +0000 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO.toc
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_Classic.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_Classic.lua

Alerts for UBRS and Blasted Lands
r114 | zensunim | 2014-10-14 08:00:54 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO.toc

Preparing for 4.35 release (6.0 Patch)
r112 | zensunim | 2014-09-30 07:10:47 +0000 (Tue, 30 Sep 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_FF_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_Generic.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_WOD.lua

Preparing for 4.34.1 release
r111 | zensunim | 2014-09-28 17:27:32 +0000 (Sun, 28 Sep 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_WOD.lua

Fixed LUA error
r110 | zensunim | 2014-09-28 17:19:02 +0000 (Sun, 28 Sep 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO_FF_WOD.lua
   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
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   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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  • #117
    Thanks for the compliments! :) The new version should be out soon to add more alerts for the Cho'gall fight.
  • #115
    Love it, great work! :)
  • #114
    This is a very nice addon, hope you keep updating it and keep up the good work :)
  • #111
    Is there a way to whitelist certain spells? If not, is this difficult to implement?
  • #112
    Which spell(s) do you want to whitelist? It may be that the mod is being needlessly annoying and the solution could be to simply remove it.
  • #113
    (to simply remove the SPELL, not the mod) ;)
  • #109
    We were doing the Undying run / Guild Achievements yesterday and at Kel'Thuzad GTFO didn't work on Shadow Fissure. Can you look at that please? :)

  • #116

    You can't do Undying anymore.
  • #110
    KZ's Shadow Fissure (much like OS3D's shadow fissure) is a visual-only event. Blizzard has programmed it where add-ons cannot tell if a shadow fissure is under your feet or not.

    The most GTFO is able to do is issue a "Fail" beep when you get hit/killed by it. :(
  • #108
    Mad props to TotalBiscuit for featuring GTFO in Azeroth Daily! Thanks!
  • #104
    Zensunim, have you considered adding an option to broadcast people's fail? So if I stand in shit, the addon will not only alert me but also pop a warning in chat. This can be useful for three reasons:
    1. I can quickly figure out why I died
    2. The raid can quickly figure out why someone died or who wiped us
    2. Healers know I screwed up and may decide they have the spare time / mana to throw a few heals, or start screaming at me on Vent instead ;)
  • #107
    They are good suggestions, but monitoring other members isn't the direction I want to take the mod at the moment. It would be far more useful for the other members to use the mod themselves than for another to spam chat or whispers at the person.

    However, as Tirdal pointed out, EnsidiaFails does a pretty good job of this in raids and alerts to players failing boss mechanics beyond "don't stand in stuff."

    Having your own personal statistics/summary of what it beeped on is on the wishlist though.
  • #106
    EnsidiaFails is designed to do that. I'd say get that instead of adding it to GTFO, since EF will alert on everyone's fail, and also print a summary at the end of the fight, which GTFO isn't designed to do (at least I assume it's not).
  • #102
    How difficult would it be to add the ability to check who else in your party/raid has GTFO installed?

    We've decided to make GTFO a required raiding addon in our guild, and this would make it much easier to see if someone's failing because they're too stupid to get GTFO, or because they just plain suck.
  • #103
    Type: /gtfo version

    That'll show you everyone in the party/raid who has the mod and what version they're using.
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