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  • World of Warcraft
  • 258 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 126,075 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/28/2015
  • Created 08/21/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 0.4.15
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About Obituary

What it does

Obituary announces deaths, whodunnit, and how.

By default it will only report deaths of players in your raid or party, but can optionally report on mob deaths too.

  • Player names are displayed in the correct colour for their class, and the damage done by the killing blow is also reported.
  • If available, a link to the spell/skill that dealt the killing blow is displayed.
  • Reports can be sent to your chat window (default), a channel of your choosing, or other addons such as MSBT.

It was inspired by Al'ar's flame patches, but has provided much in the way of entertainment and education since then. :)


By default, Obituary will tell you when a party or raid member dies, what killed them, and how hard. You can change this behaviour in the Obituary page in the AddOns tab of your Interface Settings window.

  • You can switch it off by clearing the Enable check box.
  • You can enable/disable display of mob deaths with the Mobs check box.
  • You can choose a different output method by selecting one from the list.
  • If your chosen output method (e.g. a channel such as Raid or Say) doesn't support spell links you can switch them off by clearing the "Spell Links" check box.

Slash commands

/obit enable
Enables/disables the messages.
/obit mobs
Enables/disables display of mob deaths.
/obit links
Enables/disables display of spell links (to avoid errors when outputting to a channel that doesn't allow them).

You may also use /obituary for slash commands.

tag 0.4.15
Graeme Foster <>
2015-02-28 11:26:37 +0000


Graeme Foster:
    - Update TOC.


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  • #76

    With 5.1 we'll probably need an announcer in the /Instance channel.

  • #75

    Is it possible to have an option to auto disable in LFR and Battlegroups?

  • #73


    This addon simply stopped working for me in 5.0.4. Any update on the way?

  • #74

    In what way? If you enable out-of-date addons does it work for you?

  • #71

    Hi all, there was a bit of a glitch on CurseForge which resulted in an old version being listed as the latest version. This is being resolved now and version 0.4.8+ should work fine with the current version of WoW.


  • #72

    TX :-)

  • #69

    Hello!  Great addon, but after uppdate the addon do not seem to "load":

    Date: 2012-04-14 07:42:43
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Obituary\Obituary.lua line 4:
       Cannot find a library instance of "LibGUIDRegistry-0.1".
      [C]: ?
      [C]: error()
      !Swatter\Support\LibStub.lua:23: LibStub()
      Obituary\Obituary.lua:4: in main chunk

    Last edited by Darkcleaver on 4/14/2012 1:15:02 AM
  • #68

    It would be amazing to add support for battleground chat

  • #67
    1x Obituary-0.4.5\Obituary.lua:100: bad argument #1 to 'bit_band' (number expected, got string)
    Obituary-0.4.5\Obituary.lua:100: in function `?'
    CallbackHandler-1.0-6:147: in function

    : ?
    :"safecall Dispatcher[22]":13: in function `?'
    CallbackHandler-1.0-6:92: in function `Fire'
    AceEvent-3.0-3 (DataStore):120: in function
  • #65
    Sorry for the delay in the 4.2 update - patcher failed for me, as did the repair tool, so 2 days later I'm still redownloading the game :/

    Anyway, let me know if there are any problems in 0.4.6-beta and if not I'll tag it as a release sometime over the weekend.

    Enjoy! :)
  • #66
    The only thing I've noticed is that when someone dies and they have a raid mark above their head it says:

    {rt3}Blah was killed by [Spell] from actor (100000).

    And doesn't actually show the raid mark.
  • #64
    Here's hoping for a fix!
  • #63
    Date: 2011-06-30 21:43:50
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Obituary\Obituary.lua line 100:
    bad argument #1 to 'bit_band' (number expected, got nil)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Obituary\Obituary.lua:100: ?()
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[15]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[15]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[15]"]:13: ?()
    ...er4\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()
    Swatter, v3.2.4 ()
    ACP, v3.3.16
    AddonLoader, v2.0
    Bartender4, v4.4.19
    Bartender4Dualspec, v
    Cooldowns, v
    DBMCore, v
    ExplorerCoords, v1.34
    ezInterrupt, v1.1
    HigherLearning, v1.4
    MailGet, v
    Mapster, v1.4.1
    Obituary, v0.4.5
    QuestCompletist, v98
    QuestHubber, v
    QuestHubberAzeroth, v
    QuestHubberCataclysm, v
    QuestHubberDaily, v
    QuestHubberNorthrend, v
    QuestHubberOutland, v
    Recount, v
    SlideBar, v3.2.4 ()
    SpamMeNot, v4.0
    SpellFlash, v5.98
    SpellFlashCore, v1.40
    XPerl, v3.1.5
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidMonitor, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.2.0.40200
  • #62
    Yes definitely broken since 4.2. I love this addon, would love to see it fixed.
  • #61
    Seems like this addon is broken for 4.2. Any chance of a fix soon?
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