World of Warcraft (WoW) Lingo for Newbies

World of Warcraft can be very confusing. This is meant to help it be easier for you.

World of Warcraft is known as one of the best games on the market. If you have never played before, you may feel a little lost when it comes to the lingo.  This game uses a lot of acronyms. This easy to reference list is meant to help you understand what people are saying to you. Perhaps you may even be able to talk back to them in their own special WoW language.

  • AFK - Away from Keyboard
  • AF - Alliance Forces
  • AH - Auction House
  • BBL - Be back later
  • BFD - Blackfathom Deeps Dungeon
  • Bliz - Blizzard
  • BRD - Blackrock Depths Dungeon
  • BS - Blacksmith
  • BWL - Blackwing Lair Dungeon
  • CD - Cooldown
  • Ding - This one means that you just leveled. People will post Ding 50 which means that they just hit level 50.
  • DM - Deadmines Dungeon or DireMaul Dungeon
  • DOTS - Damage Over Time  You will be told to put more dots on targets that take awhile to kill. An example of this would be a mage's pyroblast.
  • DPS - Damage per second
  • FFA- Free for All
  • GB - Guild Bank
  • GM - This is usually the guild master who is in charge of your guild. It can also be the game master. These people actually work for Blizzard and can help you with problems such as lost gear.
  • JC - Jewel Crafting
  • LBRS - Lower Blackrock Sphire Dungeon
  • LFG - Looking for group
  • LFM - Looking for more/members. This just means they have a group already, but it is not full and they need a few more to be ready.
  • LMAO - Laughing My A** Off
  • LOL- Laugh Out Loud
  • LVL - Level
  • LW - Leatherworker
  • MC - Molten Core (This dungeon is located in Blackrock Mountain)
  • MT - Main Tank
  • Newb, Noobie - This just refers to someone who is a new player or acts like one.
  • OBO - Or Best Offer
  • OOM - Out of Mana Your healers will say this a lot to help explain why you are not getting a heal from them.
  • OT - Off tank
  • POM - Presence of Mind  This is a spell used by arcane mages.
  • Rez - Ressurct
  • RFC - Ragefire Chasm Dungeon
  • RFK - Razorfen Kraul Dungeon
  • ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Lauging
  • SFK - Shadowfang Keep Dungeon
  • SM - Scarlet Monastery Dungeon
  • ST - Sunkle Temple Dungeon which is also known as the Temple of Atal'Hakkar
  • TBC - The Burning Crusade
  • TY - Thank you
  • UBRS - Upper Blackrock Sphire Dungeon
  • Vanilla Wow - This just means the original before all of the expansions were added to the game.
  • VH - Violet Hold Dungeon
  • VW - Voidwalker  This is something used by a warlock. It could also mean very well.
  • WC - Wailing Caverns (Dungeon for low level that is in The Barrens)
  • WTB - Want to Buy
  • WTS - Want to Sell
  • XP - Experience which is what you need to level in this game.
  • YW - Your Welcome
  • ZF - Zul'Farrak Dungeon


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