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Published April 30, 2018

New to WoW Classic? Been a while since you’ve played Vanilla World of Warcraft? Here is a guide that explains all of the lingo and acronyms you might encounter while playing the game.

Term Definition Description See also Example
AQ20 Ahn’Qiraq 20 Man (Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj) A 20-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Silithus. LFG AQ20
AQ40 Ahn’Qiraj 40 Man (Temple of Ahn’Qiraj) A 40-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Silithus. LFG AQ40
Attune Attunement A requirement that must be completed before players are able to enter specific raids. Often this comes in the form of a quest. Sorry guys, I can’t come to the Onyxia raid tonight because I haven’t completed my attunement
BFD Blackfathom Deeps A 5-man dungeon for players level 24-32. Located on the western shore of Ashenvale. LFG BFD
Bindings Bindings of the Windseeker An item that drops in Molten Core that is required for attaining the legendary sword: Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. LFM Molten Core bindings reserved
BiS Best-in-Slot The best possible piece of gear that a player can equip in an item slot. Prebis  <Guardians of Azeroth> are looking for more raid-ready players to fill core raid spots. Prebis required.
BoE Bind on Equip Items that become soulbound after equipping them. Prior to equipping, the item may be bought or sold on the Auction House or Traded to other players. BoP LFM Molten Core BoE’s reserved
BoP Bind on Pickup Items that become soulbound immediately upon picking up (acquiring) an item. These items can usually be sold to a vendor but may not be bought or sold on the Auction House or Traded to other players. BoE  You can’t trade the Bindings of the Windseeker because they are BoP
BRD Blackrock Depths A 5-man dungeon for players level 52-60. Located in Blackrock Mountain (between Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes). LFG BRD
BRD Arena Farm Blackrock Depths Arena Farm A variant of Blackrock Depths where players only complete the arena event and then reset the dungeon. This is popular in certain patches where the enemies in the BRD Arena give very good loot compared to raids. BRD LFG BRD Arena Farm
BRD Attunement Run Blackrock Depths Attunement Run (Molten Core Attunement) A variant of Blackrock Depths where players are completing the Molten Core attunement quest. Basically the same route as a BRD Lava Run except players stop at the MC entrance. BRD LFG BRD Attunement Run
BRD Jail Break Blackrock Depths Jail Break (Onyxia Attunement Run) A variant of Blackrock Depths where players are only completing the Jail Break! quest required for the Onyxia attunement quest chain. BRD LFG BRD Jail Break
BRD Lava Run Blackrock Depths Lava Run A variant of Blackrock Depths where players head directly to Lord Incendius and then purposely jump down into the lava below to skip directly to the MC entrance. From there, they fight directly to the final boss of BRD (Emporer Thaurissian). BRD LFG BRD Lava Run
BS Blacksmith A player with the Blacksmithing profession. LF BS to craft Sulfuron Hammer
BWL Blackwing Lair A 40-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Blackrock Mountain (between Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes). LFG BWL
CC Crowd Control Any variety of spells that immobilize or otherwise incapacitate an enemy. Examples include Sap (rogue ability), Polymorph (mage spell), and Shackle Undead (priest spell). LF1M Live Strat need CC
DD Damage Dealer A player whose primary role is to deal damage. Anyone who is not a tank or a healer. DPS LF2M Scholo need DD and Tank
Dench Disenchant Players with the Enchanting profession can destroy Uncommon or greater quality items to receive Enchanting materials. LFM Zul’Gurub all greens will be denched and materials sent to the guild bank.
Disc Discipline (Priest Talent Specialization) or Discord (voice chat) LFM Zul’Gurub Disc Required
DM Dire Maul or Deadmines. A 5-man dungeon for players level 55-60. Located in Feralas. To avoid confusion, most players use DM to refer to Dire Maul and VC to refer to The Deadmines (of which Van Cleef is the final boss). DM East, DM North, DM West, DM Trib, DM East Jump Run, VC LFG DM
DM East Dire Maul East Wing A Dire Maul run where players only do the East wing– literally the dungeon entrance furthest East. DM, DM East Jump Run LFG DM East
DM East Jump Run Dire Maul East Wing Jump Run A variant on the Dire Maul East dungeon where players jump down to the lower level, skipping portion of the dungeon. DM, DM East LFG DM East Jump Run
DM North Dire Maul North Wing A Dire Maul run where players only do the North wing– literally the dungeon entrance furthest North. DM, DM Trib LFG DM North
DM Trib Dire Maul Tribute Run (North Wing) A Dire Maul tribute run is a special variant of the DM North run where players kill King Gordok while avoiding other bosses. When King Gordok is killed prior to other bosses, the other bosses give “tribute”, which contains better loot. DM, DM North LFG DM Trib
DM West Dire Maul West Wing A Dire Maul run where players only do the West wing– literally the dungeon entrance furthest West. DM LFG DM West
DPS Damage Per Second Refers to the amount of damage an item can cause or refers to players whose primary role is to deal damage. DD LFM Ranged DPS for AQ20
Gnomer Gnomeregan A 5-man dungeon for players level 29-38. Located in Dun Morogh. LFG Gnomer
HoJ Hand of Justice A blue trinket that drops from the Emporer in Blackrock Depths, the best DPS trinket available outside of raiding. BRD LFM BRD Lava Run HoJ reserved
Hpriest Holy Priest (Talent Specialization) Priests who have their talents primarily focused in the Holy tree. <Awesome Guild> is recruiting one skilled hpriest for Naxx progression
Jump Run Jump Run  Any type of dungeon run that involves literally jumping (often in ways unintended by Blizzard) to skip parts of the dungeon. DM East Jump Run, LBRS Jump Run, BRD Lava Jump LFG Jump Run
LBRS Lower Blackrock Spire A level 55-60 duingeon located within Blackrock Mountain between the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge. LFM LBRS
LBRS Jump Run Lower Blackrock Spire Jump Run A common variant of Lower Blackrock Spire where players jump off one of the first platforms down to the encampent prior to the spider boss, skipping a portion of the dungeon. BRD LFG LBRS Jump Run
LFG Looking for Group Used by a single player to advertise that they want to join a group for a dungeon or quest. LFM 60 rogue LFG LBRS or UD Strat
LFM Looking for More Used by a group to advertise that they need more players. Often the number of players needed will be added. LFG LF2M Scholo need Tank and DPS
Live Strat Living Stratholme A 5-man dungeon for players level 58-60. Located in Eastern Plaguelands. LFG Live Strat
LW Leatherworker A player with the Leatherworking profession. LF LW to craft Devilsaur Leggings
Mara Maraudon A 5-man dungeon for players level 46-55. Located in Desolace. Maraudon has three entrances: Blue, Orange, and the Scepter of Celebras. Mara Princess, Mara Orange, Mara Blue LFG Mara
Mara Blue Maraudon Blue Wing A Maraudon run where players enter through the Blue entrance (literally the entrance that has blue crystals outside). Better for higher level players. Mara LFG Mara Blue
Mara Orange Maraudon Orange Wing A Maraudon run where players enter through the Orange entrance (literally the entrance that has orange crystals outside). Better for lower level players. Mara LFG Mara Orange
Mara Princess Maraudon Princess Run A Maraudon run where players use the Scepter of Celebras to skip the majority of the dungeon, intending to only kill Princess Theradras (possibly also Tinkerer Gizlock, Rotgrip, and Landslide). Mara LFG Mara Princess
Mats Materials The lesser items that are required to craft a specific item. What are the mats for Devilsaur Gauntlets?
MC Molten Core A 40-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Blackrock Mountain (between Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes). LFG MC
MS Main Spec The primary talent specialization that a player uses. OS A warrior who usually tanks but sometimes switches to Fury DPS will be a Protection MS and Fury OS.
MS>OS Main Spec over Off Spec Primarily used in pick-up-group raids to indicate that players will receive priority when rolling on loot that is used for their main spec. MS, OS LFM Molten Core MS>OS
Naxx Naxxramas A 40-man raid for level 60 players. Located above Eastern Plaguelands. LFG Naxx
Ony Onyxia’s Lair A 40-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Dustwallow Marsh. LFG Ony
OS Off Spec The alternative talent specialization that a player uses. MS A warrior who usually tanks but sometimes switches to Fury DPS will be a Protection MS and Fury OS.
Poly Polymorph (Mage Spell) A mage CC spell that turns the enemy into a sheep. Mage, please poly the invoker.
Prebis Pre-Best-in-Slot The best gear that a player can attain from 5-man dungeons and quests. Often a requirement to get invited to a raid group. BiS LFM Molten Core prebis required
Pref Preferred. LFM AQ20, discord pref
Prio Priority Used to indicate that an if an item drops in a dungeon or raid, a certain player or class will be given first choice. AQ20 LFM. Xbox=tank prio
PST Please Send Tell Used by players (typically when advertising a trade) to indicate that interested parties should send them a whisper/private message (referred to in other MMOs as a “tell”) WTS 26 stacks of Runecloth PST
Res Reserved Used when advertising a group for a dungeon or raid to indicate to prospective players that a specific item is reserved. LFM BRD lava run hoj res
RFC Ragefire Chasm A 5-man dungeon for players level 9-15. Located inside Orgimmar (Durotar). LFG RFC
RFD Razorfen Downs A 5-man dungeon for players level 37-46. Located in The Barrens. LFG RFD
RFK Razorfen Kraul A 5-man dungeon for players level 29-38. Located in The Barrens. LFG RFK
RL Raid Leader The player leading a raid group. Has special privileges like issuing a Raid Warning or Ready Check. Ask the RL for the loot rules
Scholo Scholomance A 5-man dungeon for players level 58-60. Located in Western Plaguelands. LFG Scholo
SFK Shadowfang Keep A 5-man dungeon for players level 22-30. Located in Silverpine Forest. LFG SFK
Shackle Shackle Undead (Priest Spell) A priest CC spell that puts an undead enemy into chains, preventing them from moving. Priest, shackle the abomination.
SM Scarlet Monastery A 5-man dungeon for players level 32-45. Located in Tirisfal Glades. LFG SM
SM Arm Scarlet Monastery Armory A 5-man dungeon for players level 35-39. Located in Tirisfal Glades. LFG SM Arm
SM Cath Scarlet Monastery Cathedral A 5-man dungeon for players level 37-45. Located in Tirisfal Glades. LFG SM Cath
SM GY Scarlet Monastery Graveyard A 5-man dungeon for players level 32-34. Located in Tirisfal Glades. LFG SM GY
SM Lib Scarlet Monastery Library A 5-man dungeon for players level 34-38. Located in Tirisfal Glades. LFG SM Lib
Spriest Shadow Priest (Talent Specialization) Priests who have their talents primarily focused in the Shadow tree. <Best Guild EU> is recruiting spriests for BWL progession
ST Sunken Temple (Temple of Atal’Hakkar) A 5-man dungeon for players level 50-56. Located in Swamp of Sorrows. LFG ST
Stock(s) The Stockade A 5-man dungeon for players level 24-32. Located in Stormwind. LFG Stock(s)
Strat Stratholme A 5-man dungeon for players level 58-60. Located in Eastern Plaguelands. LFG Strat
Tribute Dire Maul Tribute Run (North Wing) See DM Trib DM Trib
UBRS Upper Blackrock Spire A 10-man raid for players level 55-60. Located in Blackrock Mountain (between Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes). LBRS LFG UBRS
UBRS Rendrun Upper Blackrock Spire Warchief Rend Blackhand Run A variant of the Upper Blackrock Spire raid that stops after killing Rend Blackhand (because many players only desire loot from that boss). LF1M Priest Rendrun (mainhand reserved)
UD Strat Undead Stratholme A 5-man dungeon for players level 58-60. Located in Eastern Plaguelands. LFG UD Strat
Ulda Uldaman A 5-man dungeon for players level 40-48. Located in The Badlands. LFG Ulda
VC Van Cleef A 5-man dungeon for players level 17-26. Located in Westfall. Players refer to this dungeon as VC (meaning “Van Cleef”), referring to the final boss, in an effort to avoid confusion with Dire Maul. LFG VC
WC Wailing Caverns A 5-man dungeon for players level 17-24. Located in The Barrens. LFG WC
WTB Want To Buy Used by players to advertise an item they want to buy. WTB Sentry Cloak
WTS Want To Sell Used by players to advertise an item they want to sell. WTS Edgemaster’s Handguards
WTT Want To Trade Used by players to advertise a trade they wish to make. WTT Flask of the Titans for mats + 5g
ZF Zul’Farrak A 5-man dungeon for players level 44-50. Located in Tanaris. LFG ZF
ZG Zul’Gurub A 20-man raid for level 60 players. Located in Stranglethorn Vale. LFG ZG

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