[Wiki] Acronyms - The Definitive List plus Definitions!

Acronyms: the Definitive List Plus Definitions

This is a list of commonly used acronyms in the community.


This post was created by @Hulktopus in 2014. Although it is a bit out-dated, I think it is still good for new players.
Just copy from old forum before losing it. See the original post here.

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Class and Stat Acronyms

Acronym - Class Name
BARB - Barbarian
DH - Demon Hunter
CRU - Crusader (see also SADER)
MONK - Monk
NECRO - Necromancer (see also NECRO in Chat/Interwebs section)
SADER - Crusader
WD - Witch Doctor
WIZ - Wizard
Acronym - Stat
STR - Strength (primary stat for CRU and BARB)
DEX - Dexterity (primary stat for DH and MONK)
INT - Intelligence (primary stat for NECRO, WIZ and WD)
VIT - Vitality (stat for all classes)

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Game-Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
1H - 1-Handed Weapon
2H - 2-Handed Weapon
AD - Area Damage
AH - Auction House (no longer exists in-game)
APS - Attacks per Second
ASI - attack speed increased (all non-weapon sources of attack speed
modifiers added up) (see also IAS)
AR - All Resist (see also RA)
BIS - Best in Slot
BLIZZ - Blizzard (Company) or Blizzard (WIZ spell)
BoA - Bound on Account
BoP - Bound on Pickup
BUFF - Increase in stats or Increase in effectiveness (in patches)
CC - Crowd Control or Critical Chance (see also CHC)
CDR - Cooldown Reduction
CHC - Critical Hit Chance
CD - Critical Damage (see also CHD) or Cooldown
CHD - Critical Hit Damage
CUBE - 1. (n) Kanai’s Cube
2. (vt) Extract legendary power to cube
3. (vt) Equip legendary power on the cube
D3V - Diablo 3, Vanilla (basic Diablo 3 game without expansion)
DM - Damage Multiplier
DoT - Damage over Time
DPS - Damage Per Second = AD x DM
DW - Dual Weapon/Dual Wield
EE - Exquisite Essence (Crafting material)
EHP - Effective health pool
EMP - Efficient Mana Points
FoS - Feat of Strength
GAH - Gold Auction House (no longer exists in-game)
GF - Gold Find %
GG - Godly gear/Good Game
GRIFT - Greater Rift
HC - Hardcore Mode
HM - Health Multiplier
IAS - increased attack speed (only found on weapons and directly changes
the base attack speed of the weapon) (see also ASI)
IT - Iridescent Tears (Crafting material)
LAK - Life After Kill
LOH - Life on Hit
LOS - Line of Sight
LPH - Life per Hit
LPK - Life per Kill
LS - Life Steal
META - Most Effective Tactic Available
MF - Magic Find %
MH - Main Hand
MP(#) - Monster Power (LVL)
MpK - Mana per Kill
MR - Mana Regeneration
NERF - Term used when the developers make something less effective.
OH - Off Hand
OOM - Out of Mana
OP - Overpowered
PL - Paragon Level
PROC - Programmed Random Occurence
PoR - Pool of Reflection
PuR - Pick up Radius
RA - Resist All (see also AR)
RES - Resistance
RoS - Reaper of Souls. This is the latest expansion.
RMAH - Real Money Auction House (no longer exists in-game)
RNG - Random Number Generator
SC - Softcore Mode (normal mode)
SnB - Sword and Board. Means Weapon and Shield (not necessarily a sword)
SR - Single Resist
TDPS - Total DPS
TICK - Each time that the game checks for damage on a DoT spell/ability.
XP - Experience Points

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Chat/Interwebs Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
BRB - Be Right Back
BF - Boyfriend
DIAF - Die In A Fire
FML - Screw my life
GF - Girlfriend
GR - Greater Rift
IG - In-Game
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IRL - In Real Life
ISO - In Search Of
L2P - Learn to Play
LF - Looking For
LF#M - Looking for # More
LFG - Looking For Group
OP - Original Poster
NECRO - reply an old discussion thread (see also NECRO
in Class and Stat section)
PST - Please Send Tell (/w name)
PTR - Public Test Realm
QFT - Quoted For Truth
QQ - Quit. Sometimes incorrectly used as “crying eyes.”
RTFM - Read the F#@*%&g Manual
SMH - Shaking My Head
TBH - To Be Honest
TLDR - Too Long, Didn’t Read
WTS - Want To Sell
WTT - Want To Trade

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Barbarian Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
Ambo - Ambo’s Pride (BARB gear)
AUGS - Aughild’s (BARB set gear)
BB - Boulder Breaker (BARB IK 2H)
BR - Battle Rage (BARB skill)
CotA - Council of the Ancients (BARB skill)
EM - Earthen Might (BARB passive)
FC - Furious Charge (BARB skill)
FotVP - Fury of the Vanished Peak (BARB 2H)
H90 - Horde of the Ninety Savages (BARB set gear) (since 2.6.8)
HoTA - Hammer of The Ancients (BARB skill)
IK - Immortal King (BARB set gear)
IP - Ignore Pain (BARB skill)
MotE - Might of the Earth (BARB set gear)
MW - Mighty Weapon (BARB weapon type)
PoC - Pride of Cassius (BARB gear)
SoR - Skull of Resonance (BARB gear)
SS - Seismic Slam (BARB skill)
TS - Threatening Shout (BARB skill)
WoTB - Wrath of the Berserker (BARB skill)
WC - War Cry (BARB skill)
WW - Whirl Wind (BARB skill)

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Crusader Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
AC - Akarats Champion (CRU skill)
AoV - Aegis of Valor (CRU set gear) (Since 2.6.7)
BH - Blessed Hammer (CRU skill)
BoP - Blade of Prophecy (CRU gear)
BS - Blessed Shield (CRU skill)
FotH - Fist of the Heavens (CRU skill)
FoH - Fires of Heaven (HF rune)
HF - Heaven’s Fury (CRU skill)
HS - Heavenly Strength (CRU passive)
LAotL - Long Arm of the Law (CRU passive)
LoH - Laws of Hope (CRU skill)
LoJ - Laws of Justice (CRU skill)
LoV - Laws of Valor (CRU skill)

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Demon Hunter Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
CA - Cluster Arrow (DH skill)
CB - Cluster Bombs (CA rune)
DML - Dead Man’s Legacy (DH gear)
EF - Evasive Fire (DH skill)
Elusive - Elusive Ring (ring)
ES - Entangling Shot (DH skill)
FoK - Fan of Knives (DH skill)
GoD - Gears of Dreadlands (DH set) (Since 2.6.9)
Gunes - Visage of Gunes (helm)
HA - Hungering Arrow (DH skill)
HPS - Holy Point Shot (quiver)
JIS - Justice is Served (ES rune)
Karlei - Karlei’s Point (dagger)
KP - Karlei’s Point (dagger)
LFB - Loaded For Bear (CA rune)
M6 - Refers to the 6-piece bonus for the Marauder set
Manti - Manticore (crossbow)
MfD - Marked for Death (DH skill)
MS - Multishot (DH skill)
N6M4 - Natalya’s Marauder (DH set) hybrid build
RF - Rapid Fire (DH skill)
RoV - Rain of Vengeance (DH skill)
S6 - Refers to the 6-piece bonus for the Shadow set
SA - Steady Aim (DH passive)
SP - Shadow Power (DH skill)
SS - Smoke Screen or Sharpshooter (DH skill)
TA - Tactical Advantage (DH passive)
UE - Unhallowed Essence (DH set)
Wraps - Wraps of Clarity (bracer)
Yangs - Yang’s Recurve (bow)

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Monk Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
6s - Sixth Sense (MONK passive, see also SS)
7SS - Seven Sided Strike (MONK skill, see also SSS)
BELL - Wave of Light (MONK skill, see also WoL)
BF - Blazing Fist (WotHF rune)
BL - Blinding Light (WoL rune)
BoH - Breath of Heaven (MONK skill)
BW - Blazing Wrath (BoH rune)
CB - Circular Breathing (MoH rune)
COMBO - Combination Strike (MONK passive)
CoR - Chant of Resonance (MONK passive)
CS - Cyclone Strike (MONK skill)
CW - Crippling Wave (MONK skill)
DR - Deadly Reach (MONK skill)
DS - Dashing Strike (MONK skill)
EB - Essence Burn (EP rune)
EP - Exploding Palm (MONK skill)
EL - Explosive Light (WoL rune)
ES - Exalted Soul (MONK passive)
EW - Empowered Wave (WoL rune)
EotS - Eye of the Storm (MONK gear)
FF - Fleet Foot (MONK passive)
FoE - The Flow of Eternity (MONK 2H)
FoF - Fist of Fury (WotHF rune)
FoT - Fist of Thunder (MONK skill)
FS - Foresight (DR rune)
GL - Guiding Light (MONK passive)
HoY - Hand of Ytar (LTK rune)
HT - Hard Target (MoE rune)
INNA’S - Inna’s Mantra (MONK set gear)
IWL - Infuse With Light (BoH rune)
KE - Keen Eye (DR rune)
LTK - Lashing Tail Kick
MoC - Mantra of Conviction (MONK skill)
MoE - Mantra of Evasion (MONK skill)
MoH - Mantra of Healing (MONK skill)
MoR - Mantra of Retribution (MONK skill)
NDE - Near Death Experience (MONK passive)
OwE - One with Everything (MONK passive)
PoJ - Patterns of Justice (MONK set gear) (Since 2.6.7)
PILLAR - Pillars of the Ancient (WoL rune, see also PotA)
PotA - Pillars of the Ancient
SB - Soothing Breeze (CS rune)
SS - Sixth Sense (MONK passive)
SSS - Seven Sided Strike (MONK skill)
STI - Sieze the Initiative (MONK passive)
TC - Thunderclap (FoT rune)
TFIW - The Flesh is Weak (EP rune)
TGP - The Guardian’s Path (MONK passive)
ToN - Time of Need (MoH rune)
TR - Tempest Rush (MONK skill)
WKL - Won Kim Lau (MONK gear)
WoL - Wave of Light (MONK skill) or Wall of Light (WoL rune)
WotHF - Way of the Hundred Fist (MONK skill)

Necromancer Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
AotD - Army of the Dead (Necro skill)
Skeleton - Command Skeletons (Necro skill)
Golem - Command Golem (Necro skill)
Inarius - Grace of Inarius (Necro set)
Lance - Corpse Lance (Necro skill)
LotD - Land of the Dead (Necro skill)
Mage - Skeletal Mage (Necro skill)
Masquerade - Masquerade of Burning Carnival (Necro set) (Since 2.6.9)
MoBC - Masquerade of Burning Carnival (Necro set) (Since 2.6.9)
Pestilence - Pestilence Master’s Shroud (Necro set)
Rathma - Bones of Rathma (Necro set)
Rush - Blood Rush (Necro skill)
Siphon - Siphon Blood (Necro skill)
Spear - Bone Spear (Necro skill)
Spikes - Bone Spikes (Necro skill)
Trag’Oul - Trag’Oul’s Avatar (Necro set)

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Witch Doctor Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
0dog - Zero cooldown for ZD (WD build)
AC - Acid Cloud (WD skill)
AR - Acid Rain (AC rune)
BBV - Big Bad Voodoo (WD skill)
BM - Bad Medicine (WD passive)
BR - Blood Ritual (WD passive)
CHICKEN - Manajuma’s Gory Fetch (WD set OH, see also MGF)
CoB - Cloud of Bats (WD skill)
CoL - Circle of Life (WD passive)
CS - Corpse Spiders (WD skill)
FA - Frightening Aspect (WD skill)
FB - Firebats - (WD skill)
FL - Fierce Loyalty (WD passive)
FROG - Thing of the Deep (WD OH, see also KERMIT, TotD)
GotD - Grasp of the Dead (WD skill)
GARY - Gargantuan’s name
GF - Gruesome Feast (WD passive)
GI - Grave Injustice (WD passive)
HB - Hungry Bats (FB rune)
Hg - Health Globe Bonus
HG - Honored Guest (WD skill)
HOMMY - Homonculus (WD OH)
JADE - Raiment of the Jade Harvester (WD set gear) Jade build (WD build)
JF - Jungle Fortitude (WD passive)
Kermit - Thing of the Deep (WD OH)
LS - Locust Swarm (WD skill)
MC - Mass Confusion (WD skill)
MCK - Manajuma’s Carving Knife (WD set MH)
MGF - Manajuma’s Gory Fetch (WD set OH)
MoJ - Mask of Jeram
Mundunugu - Mundunugu’s Regalia (WD set gear) (Since 2.6.8)
PB - Plague Bats (FB rune)
PD - Poison Dart (WD skill)
PoT - Plague of Toads (WD skill)
PtV - Pierce the Veil (WD passive)
QUET - Quetzalcoatl (WD gear)
RED - Reduction of Mana Cost
RoE - Rush of Essence (WD passive)
RoT - Rain of Toads (PoT rune)
SA - Spiritual Attunement (WD passive)
Sac - Sacrifice (WD skill)
SB - Spirit Barrage (WD skill)
SH - Soul Harvest (WD skill)
SMK - Starmetal Kukri (WD 1H)
SNAKE - Uhkapian Serpent (WD OH, see also US)
SoS - Zunimassa’s String of Skulls (WD set OH)
SV - Spirit Vessel (WD passive)
SW - Spirit Walk (WD skill)
TotD - Thing of the Deep (WD OH)
TR - Tribal Rites (WD passive)
US - Uhkapian Serpent (WD OH, see also SNAKE)
VB - Vampire Bats (FB rune)
VoG - Visage of Giyua (WD gear)
VQ - Vision Quest (WD passive)
VS - Vengeful Spirit (SH rune)
WoS - Well of Souls (WD skill)
ZB - Zombie Bears (ZC rune)
ZC - Zombie Charger (WD skill)
ZUNI - Zunimassa’s Haunt (WD set)
ZV - Zunimassa’s Vision (WD set gear)

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Wizard Specific Acronyms

Acronym - Text
AD - Arcane Dynamo (WIZ passive)
AO - Arcane Orb (WIZ spell)
APoC - Arcane Power on Crit (WIZ stat)
AT - Arcane Torrent (WIZ spell)
BLADES - Spectral Blades (WIZ spell, see also SB)
BLIZZ - Blizzard (WIZ spell) or Blizzard (Company)
BM - Blood Magic (WIZ spell)
CB - Cold Blooded (WIZ passive)
CM - Critical Mass (WIZ passive)
CONFLAG - Conflagration (WIZ passive)
DS - Diamond Skin (WIZ spell)
EA - Energy Armor (WIZ spell)
EB - Explosive Blast (WIZ spell)
ET - Energy Twister (WIZ spell)
FL - Forked Lightning (Electrocute rune)
FN - Frost Nova (WIZ spell, see also NOVA, FREEZE)
FW - Force Weapon (MW rune)
FREEZE - Frost Nova (WIZ spell)
GC - Glass Cannon (WIZ passive)
IA - Ice Armor (WIZ spell)
LL - Living Lightning (Shock Pulse rune)
MD - Mocking Demise (MI rune)
MI - Mirror Image (WIZ spell)
MM - Magic Missile (WIZ spell)
MW - Magic Weapon (WIZ spell)
NOVA - Frost Nova (WIZ spell)
PotS - Power of the Storm (SA rune)
RoF - Ray of Frost (WIZ spell)
SB - Spectral Blades (WIZ spell)
SHARDS - Diamond Shards (DS rune)
SnS - Shock-nado-shards (WIZ build)
SA - Storm Armor (WIZ spell)
SA/SA - Storm Armor (WIZ spell) with Shocking Aspect (SA rune)
TRA - Tal Rasha’s Allegiance (WIZ set gear)
TRRP - Tal Rasha’s Relentless Pursuit (WIZ set gear)
TV, Typhon - The Typhon’s Veil (WIZ set gear) (Since 2.6.8)
UA - Unstable Anomaly (WIZ passive)
WoF - Wave of Force (WIZ spell)
WW - Wicked Wind (ET rune)

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Non Class-Specific Gear Acronyms

Acronym - Text
ANDY - Andariel’s Visage
BJM - Blackthorn’s Jousting Mail (BT set gear)
BT - Blackthorn’s (set)
CoE - Convention of Elements
EF - Echoing Fury
EW - Endless Walk (set)
F&R - Focus and Restraint (Bastions of Will set)
HF - Hellfire
HFR - Hellfire Ring
IC - Ice Climbers
LoN - Legacy of Nightmares (set)
NAT’s - Natalya’s Vengeance (DEX set gear)
RoRG - Ring of Royal Grandeur
SG - Skull Grasp
SoH - Shard of Hate
SoJ - Stone of Jordan
T&T - Taskers and Theo (see also TnT)
TF - Thunderfury
TnT - Taskers and Theo
Trifecta - Gear with CC, CD, & IAS
WH - Witching Hour
VW - Vile Ward

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Area Acronyms

Acronym - Text
AC1/2 - Arreat Crater 1 or 2
CotA - Crypt of the Ancient
FoS - Fields of Slaughter
KD1/2/3 - Keep Depth 1, 2, or 3
VotA - Vault of the Assassin

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Legendary Gem Acronyms

Acronym - Text
BotH - Boon of the Hoarder
BotP - Bane of the Powerful
BotS - Bane of the Stricken
BotT - Bane of the Trapped
GoE - Gem of Ease
LoD - Legacy of Dreams (since 2.6.6)
PE - Pain Enhancer
RSS - Red Soulstone Shard
Zei - Zei’s Stone of Vengeance

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Meaning of Diamond Icons on Item Detail Sheet

Magic Property

Icon - Meaning
- Included in property sheet
- Excluded from property sheet. (Console version: )
- Enchanted property

Legendary Power

Icon - Meaning
- Can’t be extracted
- Can be extracted, not extracted yet
- Can be extracted, already extracted

Note that: almost all legendary powers are excluded from property sheet.

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Nice save, Maskraider! :+1:

You know what this means? You have to correct, edit and update the OP from now on. :smiling_imp:

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The acronym AD is more often area damage. Also there is a difference between ASI (attack speed increased) and IAS (increased attack speed) so both should be mentioned. For reference, IAS is only found on weapons and directly changes the base attack speed of the weapon while ASI are all other sources of attack speed modifiers added up (e.g. from quiver, gloves, rings, amulets, skills, passives, pain enhancer, certain legendaries, etc.).

I would like to add a few more to that list:

UE - Unhallowed Essence (set)
N6M4 - Natalya’s Marauder (sets) hybrid build
FoK - Fan of Knives (skill)
EF - Evasive Fire (skill)
RF - Rapid Fire (skill)
MS - Multishot (skill)
RoV - Rain of Vengeance (skill)
SA - Steady Aim (passive)
TA - Tactical Advantage (passive)
HPS - Holy Point Shot (quiver)
Wraps - Wraps of Clarity (bracer)
Elusive - Elusive Ring (ring)
Yangs - Yang’s Recurve (bow)
Gunes - Visage of Gunes (helm)
Karlei’s - Karlei’s Point (dagger)
HW - Hunter’s Wrath (belt) or less commonly, Hellcat’s Waistguard
Grenades - Grenades primary or Cluster Arrow - Cluster Bombs (rune)

Don’t forget CoE - Convention of Elements! Next, add in the legendary gem acronyms: BoT, BoP, Gogok, PE, etc. as well as LoN (Legacy of Nightmares). Also, some of those are class-specific like Skull Grasp and Vile Ward.


Thanks Iria.
I have edited the post to include them. Please help to review it.
I have made the post WIKI. You may edit the post. Let me know if you can’t.

I just did table formatting.
I’ll get to the rest after dinner.


Since it is now a Wiki, and you have Trust Level 1 security level, maintenance is now in the hands of y’all. :wink:

All tables are now in Markdown Table format. :tada:


Yeah. I saw that yesterday. I was going to post about it earlier, but never got around to it. This is just one of the nicer features about these new forums. If anyone creates a really helpful guide and ends up moving on to other things, hopefully someone else will be around to continue updating it. (Provided they made it a Wiki).

Looks like you’ve got some help after all, @Maskraider! :+1:

Great job, DogBone! :beer:


Good job, @DogBone

Wiki is a good feature for community.

This is a good and healthy start. Hope more contributors shall help to complete the list.


I’ve added a menu and inter-page links.

The tables should be “rollup sections”. (haven’t figured out how to do that)


  • Introduction paragraph needs to be filled in.
  • Link to “Classless Gear” is broken
  • Monk is missing “back to menu” link
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Nice ToC. :+1:

I prefer plain style so that new players can use browser’s search to lookup.

What about a rollup on the “Historical” section only?

This wiki would be a good pattern for others.

“Historical” … you mean “Change Log” ?
That is fine to use rollup.

I should probably add a “change log” section.

I was referencing to the “This post was created by …” section.

ic, OK.

Sample Code
<summary>Change Log</summary>

| :-: | :-- | :-- |
| Date | By | Change |
| 07/13/2019 | xxx | newly created |
| 07/14/2019 | yyy | add Change Log section |



Change Log
Date By Change
07/13/2019 xxx newly created
07/14/2019 yyy add Change Log section

Fair warning: Because anchors are in use, special care needs to be taken with <details>. I can get to it a bit later as I know where the anchors need to be. Put them in the wrong place and the links up top won’t work anymore. :slight_smile:

For the dates, i would recommend using the ANSI Date Format of yyyy-mm-dd.

(As a DB Developer, I’m a stickler for ensuring proper conversion of VARCHAR/VARCHAR2 to DATE)

It might not be that big a deal, but you might want to use mm-dd-yyyy instead. (Since this is the US forums).

Actually, yyyy-mm-dd has no ambiguous, I tends to prefer this format.

Second thought, we can see the change history using the pencil icon at upper right. Do we need to explicitly keep the change log ourselves?

Change done:

  • use Rollup for history section
  • sort DH section

Should the top section be rearranged?

Proposed Format:

Acronyms: the Definitive List Plus Definitions

This is a list of commonly used acronyms in the community.


This post was created by @Hulktopus in 2014. Although it is a bit out-dated, I think it is still good for new players.
Just copy from old forum before losing it. See the original post here.

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