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This article is an acronym guide. Not all the entries are technically acronyms, some are abbreviations.

Acromyms Edit

See World of Warcraft terminology and Category:Acronyms for more detail on these.

Chat Edit

  • AFAIK: As far as I know
  • AFK: Away from keyboard
  • ATM: At the moment
  • BRT: Be right there
  • BTW: By the way
  • BC: Bc icon Burning Crusade
  • Cata: Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm
  • DIAF: Die in a fire
  • FFS: For f---s sake
  • FTL: For the loss (means "is bad")
  • FTW: For the win (means "is good")
  • GTFO: Get the f--- out
  • IDC: I don't care
  • IDK: I don't know
  • IIRC: If I recall correctly
  • IMHO: In my humble opinion
  • IMO: In my opinion
  • Inc: Incoming
  • LF: Looking for ("LF tank," etc.)
  • LF1M/LF2M/etc.: Looking for one more, two more, etc.

Forums Edit

  • BC: Burning Crusade
  • CM: Community manager
  • GG: Good game (often sarcastic)
  • GJ: Good job (often sarcastic)
  • Imba: Imbalanced; usually means "overpowered"
  • IBTL: In before the lock
  • L2P: Learn to play
  • OP: Original post/original poster
  • OT: Off-topic
  • QFE: Quoted for excellence
  • QFT: Quoted for truth
  • QQ: Doesn't "stand for" anything per se; rather, it is an emoticon: it looks like two crying eyes. It basically means "you are complaining", although it can also be used as a verb ("stop QQing")
  • TL; DR: Too long; didn't read
  • Vanilla: Pre-Burning Crusade expansion

Battlegrounds Edit

  • AB: Arathi Basin
    • BS: Blacksmith
    • Farm: Farm
    • LM: Lumber Mill
    • GM: Goldmine
    • Mine: Goldmine
    • ST: Stables
  • AV: Alterac Valley
    • IB: Iceblood
    • TP: Tower Point
    • FW: Frostwolf (Can be used as part of a longer acronym (FWGY))
    • SP: Stormpike (Can be used as part of a longer acronym (SPGY))
    • RH: Frostwolf Relief Hut
  • BG: Battleground
  • EotS: Eye of the Storm
    • BET: Blood Elf Tower
    • DR: Draenei Ruins
    • FRR: Fel Reaver Ruins
    • MT: Mage Tower
  • GY: Grave Yard, or the respawn point when you release
  • SotA: Strand of the Ancients
  • Twink: A character that has unusually high quality gear & enchants
  • WSG: Warsong Gulch
    • EFC: Enemy Flag Carrier
    • EFR: Enemy Flag Room; the room in which the flag resides inside the enemy's base
    • FC: Flag Carrier
    • FR: Flag Room; the room in which your flag resides, also the main focal point of defense
    • Tun: abbreviation for "tunnel", the underground section leading from the FR
    • Ramp: the area leading from the FR or EFR that leads outside, once outside they may go GY side or just ramp

Miscellaneous Edit

  • 1h: One-handed
  • 2h: Two-handed
  • 5SR: Five-second rule (the rule that mana regeneration from spirit only occurs if you haven't spent mana on a spell in the last five seconds)
  • Add: An "additional" mob that has been aggroed, usually unintentionally
  • Agg/Aggro: Probably short for "aggression" or some related word, it refers to who a mob is attacking — that player is said to "have aggro" or have "pulled aggro"
  • AoE: Area of effect
  • AP: Attack power
  • ALC: Alchemy
  • Alt: An "alternate" character — not your main character
  • Aoe: area of effect
  • ARC: Archaeology
  • BE: Blood Elf
  • Belf: Blood Elf
  • BIS: best in slot
  • BoA: Bind on Account (misreading of BtA or Bind to Account)
  • BoE: Bind on Equip
  • BoP: Bind on Pick-up
  • BoU: Bind on Use
  • BS: Blacksmith/Blacksmithing
  • BtA: Bind to Account
  • Buff: A beneficial spell, or a change to the game that makes a given class/spec stronger
  • CC: Crowd control
  • Cow: Tauren
  • DKP: Dragon Kill points, a cover term for a number of systems guilds use to distribute loot
  • DND: Do not disturb
  • DPM: Damage per mana; rarely used
  • DPS: Damage per second
  • DR: Damage reduction (due to armor); rarely used
  • DR: Diminishing returns
  • DS1/DS2/DS3: Class-specific sets of gear that drop from 5-man dungeons. DS1 and DS2 were known as T0 and T0.5, respectively, but that analogy breaks down when it comes to DS3.; rarely used
  • DW: Dual wield
  • DoT: Damage over time
  • Drae: Draenei; rarely used
  • ENC: Enchanting
  • Eng/Engi/Engy: Engineering
  • FA: First Aid
  • FP: Flight point/flight path
  • FR: Fire resistance
  • GCD: global cool down
  • GL: Guild Leader
  • GM: Game master (or guild master)
  • GTAoE: Ground-targeted AoE; rarely used
  • HC: Heroic mode
  • HE: Herbalism
  • HPM: Healing per mana
  • HPS: Healing per second
  • HS/Hearth: Hearthstone
  • HoT: Heal over time
  • Scribe: Inscription
  • IRL: In real life
  • JC: Jewelcrafting
  • LFG: looking for group
  • LFR: looking for raid
  • LOM: Low on mana
  • LOS: line of sight
  • LW: Leatherworking
  • MA: Main assist
  • MAP: Melee attack power; rarely used
  • Mats: Short for "materials"; refers to the ingredients in a crafted item
  • MC: Mind control
  • MDPS: melee dps
  • MH: Main heal
  • MI: Mining
  • ML: Master loot/master looter
  • Mob: Short for "mobile"; rarely used
  • MP5: Mana per five seconds
  • MT: Main tank
  • NE: Night Elf
  • Nelf: Night Elf
  • Nerf: A change to the game that makes a given class/spec weaker
  • NPC: Non-player character
  • NR: Nature resistance
  • NW: Netherweave
  • OH: Off-hand
  • OOM: Out of mana
  • OP: Overpowered
  • OT: off tank
  • Pat: Patrol
  • PBAoE: Point-blank AoE
  • Pot: Potion
  • Proc: Programed Random Occurrence
  • PTR: public test realm
  • PUG: Pick-up group
  • PvE: Player vs. Environment
  • PvP: Player vs. Player
  • RAP: Ranged attack power
  • RDPS: Ranged DPS
  • Res/Rez: Resurrect/Resurrection
  • RH: raid heals
  • RL: Raid Leader or Real life
  • RNG: Random Number Generator. Sometimes referred as something "random."
  • RP: Role-play[ing]
  • SK: Skinning
  • SR: Shadow resistance
  • Spec: Specialization (in a profession or talents)
  • T1/T2/etc.: Class-specific (Tier) sets of gear that drop from raids.
  • TA: Tailoring
  • TPS: threat per second
  • UD: Undead
  • UI: User interface
  • WTB: want to buy
  • Xmog: Transmogrify
  • Xmute: Transmute
  • XP: Experience
  • Xpack: Expansion

Zones Edit

Kalimdor Edit

Eastern Kingdoms Edit

Outland Edit

  • OL: Outland
  • BE: Blade's Edge
  • HFP: Hellfire Peninsula
  • HH: Honor Hold
  • NS: Netherstorm
  • SH/Shat: Shattrath City
  • SMV: Shadowmoon Valley
  • Tero: Terokkar
  • TM: Thrallmar
  • ZM: Zangarmarsh

Northrend Edit

  • Dal: Dalaran
  • WG: Wintergrasp

Pandaria Edit

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Draenor Edit

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Instances (5-man) Edit

Instances (raid) Edit

Class Specific Edit

Druid Edit

  • FF: Faerie Fire
  • FFF: Faerie Fire (Feral)
  • GoW/GotW/Gift: Gift of the Wild
  • HT: Healing Touch
  • Inn/Innerv: Innervate
  • HotW: Heart of the Wild
  • LotP: Leader of the Pack
  • MoW/MotW/Mark: Mark of the Wild
  • NS: Nature's Swiftness
  • OoC: Omen of Clarity
  • Paw: Mark/Gift of the Wild
  • Resto: Restoration talent tree
  • Roots: Entangling Roots
  • TF: Tiger's Fury
  • ToL: Tree of Life

Hunter Edit

  • AS: Arcane Shot
  • AotH: Aspect of the Hawk
  • AotP: Aspect of the Pack
  • AotV: Aspect of the Viper
  • AotW: Aspect of the Wild
  • BM: Beast Mastery talent tree
  • BW: Bestial Wrath
  • FD: Feign Death
  • GftT: Go for the Throat
  • HM: Hunter's Mark
  • IAotH: Improved Aspect of the Hawk
  • MM: Marksmanship talent tree
  • SS: Steady Shot
  • TSA: Trueshot Aura

Mage Edit

  • AB: Arcane Brilliance/Arcane Blast
  • AE: Arcane Explosion
  • AI: Arcane Intellect
  • AP: Arcane Power
  • CS: Counterspell
  • CoC: Cone of Cold
  • Evo: Evocation
  • FB: Firebolt/Fire Blast/Frostbolt
  • FM: Focus Magic
  • PoM: Presence of Mind
  • Poly/Sheep: Polymorph
  • Port: Portal
  • Pyro: Pyroblast
  • Tele: Teleport
  • Table: Ritual of Refreshment (or mage table)
  • TP: Teleport

Paladin Edit

  • BoK/Kings: Blessing of Kings
  • BoL/Light: Blessing of Light
  • BoM/Might: Blessing of Might
  • BoP: Blessing of Protection
  • BoS/Salv: Blessing of Salvation
  • BoW/Wis: Blessing of Wisdom
  • DI: Divine Intervention
  • DS: Divine Shield
  • FoL: Flash of Light
  • HL: Holy Light
  • HoJ: Hammer of Justice
  • HoW: Hammer of Wrath
  • LoH: Lay on Hands
  • Pally: Paladin
  • Prot: Protection talent tree
  • Ret: Retribution talent tree
  • SoB: Seal of Blood
  • SoC: Seal of Command
  • SoL: Seal of Light
  • SoR: Seal of Righteousness
  • SotC: Seal of the Crusader
  • SoV: Seal of Vengeance
  • SoW: Seal of Wisdom

Priest Edit

  • CoH: Circle of Healing
  • Disc: Discipline talent tree
  • DS: Divine Spirit
  • FH/Fheal: Flash Heal
  • Fort: Power Word: Fortitude/Prayer of Fortitude
  • FW: Fear Ward
  • GH/Gheal: Greater Heal
  • GS: Guardian Spirit
  • HF: Holy Fire
  • IDS: Improved Divine Spirit
  • IF: Inner Fire
  • LW: Lightwell
  • MB: Mind Blast
  • MC: Mind Control
  • Medi: Meditation
  • MF: Mind Flay
  • PI: Power Infusion
  • PoH: Prayer of Healing
  • PoM: Prayer of Mending
  • PS/Fear: Psychic Scream
  • PW:F: Power Word: Fortitude
  • PW:S/Shield: Power Word: Shield
  • SF: Shadowform
  • SoL: Surge of Light
  • SoR: Spirit of Redemption
  • SR: Silent Resolve
  • SW:D: Shadow Word: Death
  • SW:P: Shadow Word: Pain
  • VE: Vampiric Embrace
  • VT: Vampiric Touch

Rogue Edit

  • BF: Blade Flurry
  • BS: Backstab
  • Camo: Camouflage
  • CB: Cold Blood
  • CloS: Cloak of Shadows
  • CS: Cheap Shot
  • Evis: Eviscerate
  • FoK: Fan of Knives
  • Hemo: Hemorrhage
  • ISS: Improved Sinister Strike
  • KS: Kidney Shot
  • KSp: Killing Spree
  • MoD: Master of Deception
  • Premed: Premeditation
  • Prep: Preparation
  • SF: Seal Fate
  • SnD: Slice and Dice
  • SS/ShS: Shadowstep
  • SS: Sinister Strike
  • TotT/Tricks/Trix: Tricks of the Trade

Shaman Edit

  • AR: Astral Recall
  • Ele: Elemental talent tree
  • Enh: Enhancement talent tree
  • ES: Earth Shock
  • FS: Frost Shock
  • GoA: Grace of Air totem
  • GW: Ghost Wolf
  • HW: Healing Wave
  • LHW: Lesser Healing Wave
  • NS: Nature's Swiftness
  • Resto: Restoration talent tree
  • Shammy: Shaman
  • SoE: Strength of Earth totem
  • SS: Stormstrike
  • ToW: Totem of Wrath
  • WF: Windfury (weapon or totem)

Warlock Edit

  • Aff/Afflic: Affliction talent tree
  • Ban: Banish
  • CoA: Curse of Agony
  • CoD: Curse of Doom
  • CoE: Curse of the Elements
  • CoEx/CoX: Curse of Exhaustion
  • Conflag: Conflagrate
  • CoR: Curse of Recklessness
  • Corr: Corruption
  • CoS: Curse of Shadows
  • CoT: Curse of Tongues
  • CoW: Curse of Weakness
  • DC: Death Coil
  • Demo: Demonology talent tree
  • Dest/Destro: Destruction talent tree
  • DL: Drain Life
  • DP: Dark Pact
  • DS: Drain Soul
  • HF: Hellfire
  • HoT: Howl of Terror
  • HS: Healthstone
  • Imm/Immo: Immolate
  • Incin: Incinerate
  • Lock: Warlock
  • LT/Tap: Life Tap
  • MD: Master Demonologist
  • MS: Master Summoner
  • NF: Nightfall
  • Sac: Demonic Sacrifice (or Voidwalker Sacrifice)
  • SB: Shadow Bolt
  • SL: Siphon Life
  • SL: Soul Link
  • SM: Shadow Mastery
  • SoC: Seed of Corruption
  • SS: Soulstone
  • Succy: Succubus
  • UA: Unstable Affliction
  • VW: Voidwalker

Warrior Edit

  • BS: Battle Shout/Battle Stance
  • BT: Bloodthirst
  • Def/DS: Defensive Stance
  • Demo: Demoralizing Shout
  • Deva: Devastate
  • DW: Death Wish
  • Exec: Execute
  • HS: Heroic Strike
  • LS: Last Stand
  • MS: Mortal Strike
  • OP: Overpower
  • SB: Shield Bash/Shield Block
  • SS: Sweeping Strikes/Shield Slam
  • SW: Shield Wall
  • TC: Thunder Clap
  • TM: Tactical Mastery
  • Warr: Warrior
  • WW: Whirlwind
  • ZS/Zerker: Berserker Stance

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