Death Note

Death Note

Death analysis tool.

Death Note records the events preceding a death and presents them to you in a comprehensible manner. If you have used Acheron before, this addon has been inspired by it.

How to use

  • Check the data capture options in the interface panel and make sure that you are comfortable with the default settings.
  • To view the recorded deaths, use the option in the right-click menu of a unit frame. Or, if you have a LDB display, you can also open the Death Note frame from there.

Not so obvious stuff you can do:

  • Right-Click on the list of deaths to change the ordering.
  • Drag a column separator to move it.
  • Click on a time or health column to change its display format.
  • Click on a spell or source to highlight all occurrences of that spell or source.
  • Control+Click on a spell or source to add that spell or source to the list of filters (removing all the lines with that spell or source).
  • Right-Click on a line to send a report to a chat channel starting from that line.
  • Shift+Click on a column to paste its contents to the chat edit box.
  • Control+Mouse wheel to change the frame scale.

Bugs and feature requests

Please use the ticket tracker at WowAce to report bugs and make feature requests.

Remember that the purpose of combat log analysis tools is to help you understand what happened, not to find someone to blame

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  • Avatar of leobolin leobolin Nov 05, 2013 at 20:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Please fix the taint issues introduced with patch 5.4.1. Getting errors every time I zone after dying now.

  • Avatar of zdreantza zdreantza Jan 07, 2012 at 15:43 UTC - 0 likes

    To view the recorded deaths, use the option in the right-click menu of a unit frame. Or, if you have a LDB display, you can also open the Death Note frame from there.

    LDB display ??????????? How to disable the elvui

  • Avatar of tim12379 tim12379 Aug 10, 2011 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I love this addon, however, I feel it would be beneficial to add an option whereupon a players death the last 3 sources of damage are printed, rather than just the final one that killed them.

    Would be much much much more convenient for diagnosing deaths in the middle of a fight.

    Last edited Aug 10, 2011 by tim12379
  • Avatar of Capone_DK Capone_DK Jul 08, 2011 at 12:07 UTC - 0 likes


    I have a prob when i use this addon, i cant make a fokus frame nothing happens when i click the "set Fokus" butten

  • Avatar of slaren slaren Jun 29, 2011 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Please try the new beta and report any problems.

  • Avatar of theondry theondry Jun 28, 2011 at 15:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I believe you also need to update the function around line third.

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah Jun 21, 2011 at 07:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Did more testing on the PTR. Both with the version which is uploaded in the tickets (from the current SVN) and the current release version using my change from below still problems happen on the PTR. Problems are in UI.lua line 1365, and if this is commented out further problems are in Format.lua (it sounds to me as if this is also COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED related). Strangely I had these problems only inside a raid, not when solo.

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah Jun 19, 2011 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Bugfix to make it work on Patch 4.2 PTR:

    function DeathNote:COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED(_, timestamp, event, hideCaster, sourceGUID, sourceName, sourceFlags, sourceRaidFlags, destGUID, destName, destFlags, destRaidFlags, ...)

    in DataCapture.lua

  • Avatar of slaren slaren May 18, 2011 at 17:30 UTC - 0 likes

    slonaro: right-click on the list of deaths, or click on the gear icon for that and more options.

  • Avatar of slonaro slonaro May 18, 2011 at 06:27 UTC - 0 likes

    hope I did not miss the obvious:

    is it possible to sort first column chronologically (instead of by name)? I love to know who died first (and why), but that's hard to find out when alphabetically sorted.

    tx for a great mod!


Date created
Dec 25, 2010
Last update
Mar 12, 2015
Development stage
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Recent files
  • A: r83 for 6.1.0 Mar 12, 2015
  • R: v1.8c for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • A: r81 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • R: v1.8b for 5.4.2 Feb 28, 2014
  • R: v1.8 for 5.4.2 Feb 20, 2014



Tool used
Embedded library