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For the hunter pets ability, see Taunt (pet).

Taunt Can mean several things in World of Warcraft.

Aggro ManagementEdit

Main article: Aggro

Taunt can refer to the class abilities that allow players to attract attention of a mob. They include the following:

Other classes have high aggro abilities that generate set amount of threat. They include:

These abilities do not function identically. "True" taunts both force a mob to attack the taunter for a few second and give the taunter enough threat to top the aggro list. Other abilities (Challenging Roar and Shout, Mocking Blow) compel temporary attacks but do not give aggro; if the taunter fails to build aggro quickly, the monster will go back to its previous target when the effect expires. Still others merely generate a large chunk of threat, but do not compel mobs at all.

  • Taunts have no effect on player controlled characters (Death Grip has a partial exception in that it will still move a player's character, but will not force that character to attack the Death Knight.) Players' pets, however, CAN be taunted, allowing some level of Tanking to be applied to PvP situations.

Verbal DiscourseEdit

Taunting dwarf
  • Using /yell to call members of the enemy force Bad Names during PvP Raids.
    • Note: The enemy force only see gibberish when you do this, so it tends to be a bit lost on them, but they get the general idea.
  • Using the slash command /taunt to show an animation and play a sound that would be spiteful to an enemy player. /chicken and /rude are similar.
  • Useful marcos include (but are not limited to):

/cast Challenging Shout

/y I slept with ALL your Mamas!

or:

/cast Growl

/y I would have been your daddy, but a dog beat me over the fence!

(this will look to other players as though Mobs were responding to your insults)

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