Triggevent, an FFXIV Addon

Triggevent is a comprehensive addon for FFXIV that provides cooldown and multi-target DoT tracking, easy triggers, a titan jail plugin, and more.

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Old trigger solutions require you to learn way too much just to make simple triggers, or cut corners and end up with something that might break down the line when you change your chat settings.

In addition to all the built-in triggers, “Easy Triggers” is a feature that allows you to quickly make simple triggers from the UI. Sometimes, it can even make the trigger for you!

Automatic Trigger Creation

The easiest way to make a trigger is to see if one can be made for you. If you’ve already seen the mechanic you want to make a castbar/ability/buff trigger for, go to the “Events” tab, search for the ability/buff, and then right click > Make Easy Trigger:

Easy Trigger from Existing Event

Tell it what you want the callout text to be:

Enter the Callout Text

And we’re done!

Finished Tidal Roar Trigger

Now you have a trigger that will call Tidal roar!

A few tips:

  1. If you see multiple of the same event in quick succession (such as everyone taking damage from a raidwide), use the first one.
  2. You can add a “Refire Suppression” condition to the trigger to prevent it from spamming due to fake actors and such.
  3. It will try to fill in as much as it can, but you may still need to review and touch up the result. For example, if you want a trigger when a particular debuff is applied to you, but you only have an event where it is being applied to someone else, you will need to add a filter to limit it only to yourself.

Parts of an Easy Trigger

An easy trigger consists of three parts:

  1. The event type: This must be chosen when the trigger is created and cannot be changed later. For example, a trigger based off a boss castbar should be “AbilityCastStart”, and a trigger based off a buff being applied should be “BuffApplied”.
  2. Conditions: These further refine the types of events that this trigger should wait for.
  3. Actions: What the trigger should do when a matching event is found. Some actions can contain actions and conditions of their own, such as the conditional action.

Concurrency Mode

By default, the ‘block’ concurrency mode is used. You can change it via the concurrency dropdown.


Simple Example

Here is a simple example:

Thunderstruck Marker Trigger

When the DSR “Thunderstruck” buff is applied, it will throw a marker on someone. It will use your configured automarker settings (in terms of macro keys or Telesto). Making an automarker for an ability or buff really is this simple. No more waiting around for someone else to make and share one.

Conditional Example

You can have an if/else conditional as an action. Here is an example of how you might use this:

Trigger Conditional Example

This trigger is equivalent to the built-in DSR P5 Empty Dimension trigger. It will either tell you “In”, or “In with Lightning”, based on whether or not you have the Thunderstruck debuff.

Advanced Scripting

You can expose Groovy Scripts to easy triggers.

You need to do two things in your script:

  1. Check the “Run on startup” checkbox
  2. Put your function into the global namespace

Here is an example for how one would manually send a Telesto request that echos some text into the chat (purely an example - for actual usage, there is built-in Telesto support already):


http = HttpClient.newBuilder().build()

globals.echoText = text -> {
	http.send(HttpRequest.newBuilder(new URI("http://localhost:51323/"))
		.POST(HttpRequest.BodyPublishers.ofString('{ "version": 1, "id": 111, "type": "ExecuteCommand", "payload": { "command": "/e ' + text + '" } }')).build(),

Then, you’d be able to use a Groovy action with the code - this would result in an echo message indicating the ability you’re casting into chat:

Easy Trigger Groovy Example

This makes it easy to write Scripted Automarkers, though you can also write the entire trigger in Groovy.