Parrot 1

Floating Combat Text of awesomeness.

Displays Events from the combatlog (damage, healing, ...) as moving text and numbers across the Screen. It also supports various other Events (Loot, Cooldowns, ...). Further Parrot offers a Trigger-system to display Text and play sounds on certain predefined events (e.g. Nightfall for Warlocks).


If you want to translate Parrot into your language (or update an existing translation) please do so here.


Q: "I created a custom Trigger doing <something>. Is it worthy to be in parrots default triggers?"
A: In many cases it is. If you want to contribute a custom trigger to be added to the default triggers, please post a ticket where you describe *exactly* how you set it up. I can't figure that out for every class and every spec.

Q: "Parrot is not showing heals, but it's enabled in the options"
A: Since 3.2 WoW displays every full overheal in the combatlog (even for HoTs). That's why Parrot v1.9.0+ contains an option in Events to "Hide full overheals" which is enabled by default to avoid unnecessary spam.

Q: ''I want to use custom fonts and sounds in Parrot, but there are none available'
A: Parrot doesn't provide sounds or additional fonts (only the fonts included in WoW) For additional fonts and sounds please install SharedMedia.
To use custom sounds and fonts see the "INSTRUCTIONS for MyMedia.txt" in the SharedMedia-folder.

Q: "Whenever I /reload or log back in again, parrot auto-hides blizzard's default outgoing damage text (the one above the mob in question). Is there any way to avoid having to enable blizz's functions all the time?
A: When enabled Parrot manages the settings for Blizzard FCTs damage- and heal-display. You can enable these features to be used with Parrot in the config (General->Game damage/healing)

Q: "Sometimes when Looting stackable items, the stackcount is off. Why isn't this fixed?"
A: The problem is, that the Interface-event for the Loot is sometimes triggered before, and sometimes after the item was put in the bag (depending on lag). If anyone knows a solution that does not involve constantly polling the bags' content, I'm open to suggestions.


If you need help with some option, trigger, or whatever use the Parrot-forum on wowace for any questions you might have (please no bug-reports).

Feature Requests

To make a feature Request please use the ticket-system.
Before making a feature Request please make sure that the current alpha does not contain the feature already.

Also check if there is a similar feature request among the open tickets already (and maybe join the discussion there).


Please use the ticket-system

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  • Avatar of Isorikk Isorikk Aug 17, 2016 at 21:51 UTC - 1 like

    Ticket page appears to be broken, so posting here. Parrot worked for me for a short time period but no longer appears. The first time I enter combat and use a skill I get the following error:

    I tried reinstalling the addon and running without any other addons enabled, both produced a similar error.

  • Avatar of xtoq xtoq Aug 17, 2016 at 04:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't get the ticket system for Parrot to load. I get a error 500. This doesn't happen on other WoWAce tickets (like so I think it's something wrong with Parrot.

    I have a CVar bug that is happening and I'd like to see if there's already a report, and report it if not. Thank you!

  • Avatar of largestherb largestherb Aug 15, 2016 at 20:16 UTC - 0 likes

    i had given up hope :O thanks!

    edit: oh, nothing is showing up though? tried with blizzard combat text enabled and disabled

    Last edited Aug 15, 2016 by largestherb
  • Avatar of namu04 namu04 Aug 09, 2016 at 10:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. I love this addon. Thank you for updating addon!

  • Avatar of tss1398383123 tss1398383123 Aug 08, 2016 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    thank God

  • Avatar of profalbert profalbert Aug 07, 2016 at 09:21 UTC - 1 like

    Newest alpha should take care of most issues.

    Some lua-errors still remain (but they don't seem to affect functionality). I'll take a look later.

    Last edited Aug 07, 2016 by profalbert
  • Avatar of dary1125 dary1125 Jul 11, 2015 at 07:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Has been used, please update support 6.2.0 patch!

  • Avatar of obscurescience obscurescience May 02, 2015 at 01:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Judging by author's lack of response and the recent removal of the addon on Curse, I think it's safe to say this won't be fixed Droole. I changed to MSBT myself and got it set up almost identical to my old Parrot settings.

  • Avatar of Droole Droole Apr 17, 2015 at 14:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi love this addon since I discovered it...its not a big deal but every time I change talents I get this error...everything else works perfectly:

    Date: 2015-04-17 22:27:18 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Parrot\Data\Cooldowns.lua line 64: attempt to compare number with nil Debug: (tail call): ? Parrot\Data\Cooldowns.lua:64: Parrot\Data\Cooldowns.lua:58 Parrot\Data\Cooldowns.lua:169: OnUpdate() Parrot\Data\Cooldowns.lua:93: ?() ...edia-3.0\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147: ...edia-3.0\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147 [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4: [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4 [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?() ...edia-3.0\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire() ...ace\AddOns\BadPet\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: ...ace\AddOns\BadPet\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119

    Using the latest ver. 1.12.0

  • Avatar of Warzzs Warzzs Dec 10, 2011 at 19:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Since 4.3 Parrot has been having a small issue for me. On the incoming scroll area when I absorb something it says [unknown absorbed]. Before 4.3 it would tell me an amount, it's nothing major just a rather large annoyance. If there is anything to fix it please let me know, if not I'll just wait for an update. Thanks


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