WOW Acronyms


General

* 1H: One handed
* 2H: Two handed
* AB: Arathi Basin
* Add: Additional mob, trash that was aggro’d
* Aggro: Short for pulling threat, or who has threat on a given target
* Alt: Alternate character, not a main character
* AoE: Area of Effect
* AGI: Agility
* AP: Attack Power
* ArPen: Armor Penetration
* AV: Alterac Valley
* BE: Bloodelf
* BG: Battleground
* BiS: Best in Slot
* BoA: Bind on Account
* BoE: Bind on Equip
* BoP: Bind on Pick-up
* BS: Blacksmith
* CC: Crowd Control
* Char: Character
* CRIT: Critcal Strike
* DK: Death Knight
* DKP: Dragon Kill Point(s)
* DMG: Damage
* DoT: Damage over Time
* DPS: Damage Per Second
* DW: Dual Wield
* ENG: Engineer/Engineering
* EotS: Eye of the Storm
* FP: Flight Point
* FR: Fire Resistance
* FRR: Frost Resistance
* GCD: Global Cooldown
* GL: Guild Leader
* GM: Guild Master or Game Master
* GY: Graveyard
* Hearth: Hearthstone
* HoT: Heal over Time
* HPS: Healing per Second
* IRL: In Real Life
* LW: Leatherworker
* Mat: Short for “Material”
* MT: Main Tank
* Nerf: Change to the game and/or game mechanics that make encounters or characters easier or weaker respectively
* NPC: Non Player Character
* OH: Off Hand
* OOM: Out of Mana
* OP: Over Powered
* OT: Off Tank
* Pot: Potion, i.e. health potion
* PROc: Programmed Random Occurence
* PVE: Player vs. Environment
* PVP: Player vs. Player
* PUG: Pick Up Group
* RAP: Ranged Attack Power
* RES: Resurrection
* REZ: Resurrection
* RL: Raid Leader, Real Life
* RNG: Random Number Generation
* RP: Role-Play(ing)
* SotA: Strand of the Ancients
* Spec: Specialization (talents)
* SR: Shadow Resistance
* STR: Strength
* STA: Stamina
* Stam: Stamina
* TX: Where “X” = a number, such as T1, T2, or Tier 1, Tier 2, etc.  Indicating a tier of gear
* Twink: A low level character has unusually high quality gear and enchants that participates in lower tiered bracket of PVP
* UD: Undead
* UI: User Interface
* WG: Wintergrasp
* WSG: Warsong Gulch

Raids

* AQ20: Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj
* AQ40: Temple of Ahn’Qiraj
* BT: Black Temple
* BWL: Blackwing Lair
* Gruul: Gruul’s Lair
* ICC: Icecrown Citadel
* Kara/KZ: Karazhan
* MAG: Magtheridon’s Lair
* MC: Molten Core
* MH: Mount Hyjal
* Naxx: Naxxramas
* Ony: Onyxia
* OS: Obsydian Sanctum
* RS: Ruby Sanctum
* SSC: Serpentshrine Cavern
* SWP: Sunwell Plateau
* TK: Tempest Keep
* TotC: Trial of the Crusader
* TotGC: Trial of the Grand Crusader
* ULD: Ulduar
* VoA: Vault of Archavon
* ZA: Zul’Aman
* ZG: Zul’Gurub

Death Knight

* AMS: Anti-Magic Shell
* BA: Bladed Armor
* BB: Blood Boil
* BCB: Blood Caked Blade
* BI: Black Ice
* BP: Blood Presence
* BS: Blood Strike (or Bone Shield)
* CG: Cingerlacier
* DC: Death Coil
* DCh: Deathchill
* DnD: Death and Decay
* DRW: Dancing Rune Weapon
* FP: Frost Presence
* FS: Frost Strike
* HoW: Horn of Winter
* IT: Icy Touch (or Icy Talons)
* IIT: Improved Icy Talons
* KM: Killing Machine
* OB: Obliterate
* PS: Plague Strike
* RF: Runeforge
* RI: Razorice
* RotFC: Rune of the Fallen Cruasder
* RP: Runic Power
* SoA: Sigil of Awareness
* SotHM: Sigil of the Hanged Man
* SotVH: Sigil of the Vengeful Heart
* SoV: Sigil of Virulence
* SS: Scourge Strike
* UA: Unbreakable Armor
* UB: Unholy Blight
* UP: Unholy Presence

Druid

* FF: Faerie Fire
* FFF: Faerie Fire (Feral)
* GotW/Gift: Gift of the Wild
* HT: Healing Touch
* Inn/Innerv: Innervate
* HotW: Heart of the Wild
* LotP: Leader of the Pack
* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

Shaman

* 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

* 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

* 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

Chat and Forum Based

* AFAIK: As far as I know
* AFK: Away from keyboard
* ATM: At the moment
* BRT: Be right there
* BTW: By the way
* BC: Burning Crusade
* DIAF: Die in a fire
* FFS: For f–k’s sake
* FTL: For the loss
* FTW: For the win
* GG: Good Game
* GJ: Good Job
* GTFO: Get the f–k out
* IDC: I don’t care
* IDK: I don’t know
* IIRC: If I recall correctly
* Imba: Imbalanced
* IMHO: In my humble opinion
* IMO: In my opinion
* IBTL: In Before the Lock
* Inc: Incoming
* L2P: Learn to Play
* LF: Looking for…
* LF1M, LF2M, etc.: Looking for one more, two more, etc.
* LFG: Looking for group
* LFM: Looking for more
* MT: Mistell, sending a message to wrong person or channel
* Ofc: Of course
* OMW: On my way
* OP: Original Poster
* OT: Off Topic
* QFE: Quoted for Excellence
* QFT: Quoted for Truth
* QQ: Doesn’t abbreviate anything, resembles 2 eyes crying, means you are complaining.
* PST: Please send tell
* STFU: Shut the f–k up
* TBH: To be honest
* TLDR: Too Long Didn’t Read
* WC: Wrong channel
* WOTLK: Wrath of the Lich King
* WTB: want to buy
* WTF: What the f—
* WTH: What the hell
* WTS: Want to sell
* WTT: Want to trade
* Vanilla: World of Warcraft Classic, prior to any expansion