Vanas KoS

KoS List Vanas KoS is a Kill-on-Sight notifier, that uses every possibility, to detect nearby KoS targets, and notifies the user in different ways. Additionally it records PvP-Stats in outdoor PvP and shows these in the tooltip (configurable).


  • KoS List for Players and Guilds
  • Nice list
  • Hate list
  • Sorting of these Lists
  • All Lists are saved per realm
  • PvP Event Map
  • PvP Statistics
  • Golden Dragon around player portrait, if Player is on KoS List, Silver for Guild-KoS List, Red for Hatelist, Green for Nicelist
  • Modifies the Tooltip with the Reason you (may) give on adding a Player/Guild
  • Notifies you if a player on your KoS list is doing something near you (fight/buff/talk) in Chatframe, Upper Area and via Sound
  • Warning Frame that helps you to track hostile or friendly activity around you
  • Nice GUI - try /kos
  • Command line interface for managing KoS lists
  • Distributed Tracking - Other People help you tracking down your KoS-Targets
  • Minimap Button
  • Can dock itself into the Friends Frame.
  • Automatic synchronization with people on your guild
  • LibBroker support
  • Can add a context menu to the player portrait
  • Saves a list of the last attackers for easier adding via minimap button or libBroker
  • Automatic synchronization with others you request
Official wowace forum thread



Q: How can I backup my KoS-Data & Settings
A: Copy the file WoW\WTF\Account\*YourAccountName*\SavedVariables\VanasKoS.lua to a safe place of your choosing.

Q: I found a LUA-Error/Bug, What shall I do?
A: Goto and describe what you did to cause the problem (or when it happened) and post the lua-error-message. As we may have additional questions, please check back in/have a valid email at curse for ticket updates.

Q: I have a great idea for the addon! Want to hear it?
A: Goto and post your idea.

Q: I like living on the edge. Where can I get the latest alpha version?
A: Use these versions at your own peril:


Q: Why aren't my guild members entries displaying?
A: Make sure that you do not have "Show only my entries" checked. You and your guild members must also enable sharing of their lists with the guild.


Q: How can I add some additional mp3 sound files for notifications?
A: You can either send them to me with a license disclaimer that allows the distribution/packaging with vanaskos (if you own the rights) or You can add your own sounds by modifying WoW/Interface/AddOns/VanasKoS/modules/Notifier.lua The list of sounds is at the top of that file. Just put your extra sound files somewhere inside the WoW directory. VanasKoS uses LibSharedMedia-3.0 so it also has access to any other addon's sounds."

Distributed Tracking:

Q: How does the Distributed Tracking works?
A: Fine, Thanks!

Q: I see weird messages in my Chat Window on the Channel CrbZ????, What's up with that?
A: It's not normally supposed to be visible. But you can disable the displaying of that channel in the settings for the chat window. Just uncheck it there.

Q: My channel-numbers are all screwed up
A: It seems that your computer is too slow. VanasKoS joins the Distributed Tracking Channels 20 seconds after login/changing the Zone. You can modify this value manually in WoW\Interface\AddOns\VanasKoS\modules\DistributedTracker.lua under "JOIN_DELAY".

Help the Addon/Authors:

Q: How can I help with localization?
A: Goto and get started!

Q: How can I support the authors and development of this addon?
A: You can either use the "Donate"-Button on the curse VanasKoS-Page, or get a curse-premium Account. Curse gives a part of their earnings through the premium-program back to the addon-authors.

Q: I can code in lua and want to develop xyz?
A: Write me a PM with your idea and experience - I'll review the idea and if it's finished include it in vanaskos, or if you want to develop more add you as a co-author.


Q: How much do you make with this addon?
A: Near to nothing - My (Vanas) payment/hour for VanasKoS is less than 10cents, don't worry though - it's a hobby for the authors, so the revenue isn't a factor for development, but it also means that the real-life job is more important, so bear with us when answers/development take a little longer.

Q: Vana...Vana.. I seem to remember this name from Lineage2
A: You are right, I worked on a popular (and the first) lineage2 drop-database back then.

Q: License?
A: VanasKoS is mostly licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Note: Soundfiles/Graphics/Libraries used may be licensed differently.

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  • Avatar of VOiDPROxY VOiDPROxY Aug 26, 2016 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Please come back :/ I miss this addon so much

  • Avatar of cag8f cag8f Jun 13, 2016 at 15:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the add-on.  It makes PVP a lot more fun.  I have a couple questions:

    1.  Is there a comprehensive guide to all the features that I could read?  I found a youtube video by Paiid, but was wondering if there was anything official from the devs?

    2.  I love collecting stats from all sources (e.g. world PVP, bgs, arenas, etc).  But when displaying my PVP stats, I typically want to filter by source, i.e. show only the PVP stats from world PVP.  Is there any way to collect info from all sources, but only display one source?

    Thanks again!

    Last edited Jun 13, 2016 by cag8f
  • Avatar of menace97 menace97 Jan 25, 2015 at 13:36 UTC - 0 likes

    it's great to see this back too! :)

    one thing i noticed was that after setting up everything for one character, then going on to the next... there wasn't a profile to copy from. that profile i was working with wasn't in the list of profiles to copy attributes from.

    i can just do it from the files though, i just thought i would mention it. unless i am doing something completely wrong...

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Jan 23, 2015 at 18:17 UTC - 1 like

    Todd, it's mostly just a library update. I did update LibLevelGuess as well so player levels should be guessed more correctly from the spells they cast (that's what the [50+] stuff is about)

    I just started playing WoW again a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad to see that VanasKoS is still mostly working.

    It seems like the map stuff isn't working too well though. So I'm working on improving that, by using MapAreaID rather than using the zone name. It will be a little while until that's ready though because I need to write some things to update the database.

    The way I'm coding it right now it will break DistributedTracker compatibility with Carbonite, and older versions of VanasKoS. But I kind of hope that by now Carbonite is dead anyway.

  • Avatar of Todd Todd Jan 23, 2015 at 14:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I was just wondering what was changed in this new version. I can't seem to find a changelog. Love the addon, thank you.

  • Avatar of ipawpaws ipawpaws Aug 06, 2013 at 21:09 UTC - 0 likes

    what are the number for? like the [+50] after the name of the player?

  • Avatar of kodewulf kodewulf Sep 27, 2012 at 01:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Vana: Go

    No worries. For a moment I thought there was a new expansion that I didn't know about. Lol.

  • Avatar of Vana Vana Sep 26, 2012 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Fixed, Thanks

  • Avatar of kodewulf kodewulf Sep 26, 2012 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Not compatible with MoP. TOC should be 50001.

  • Avatar of fyrye fyrye Dec 11, 2010 at 01:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Sheesh been out of addon development way too long. Added the option to filter results in like 5 minutes, added a function in PvPDataGatherer to Log a hit and to compliment the win/loss system. Can't remember combatlog details, will work on it and post, figured would be at most a 30 min task, but not familiar with VanasKoS enough yet, will learn how it all works, then post it.


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