The chat log at the bottom of World of Warcraft’s screen can be used to keep in contact with the world’s players, but it’s also the place to go to if you’re looking to make things happen. You probably already know about emotes, such as /dance, but did you know that there are a whole world of forward slash commands? Start playing more effectively with these World of Warcraft commands.
How do you enter World of Warcraft commands?
It’s really simple to enter commands into World of Warcraft. Just open the chat, and type in any command, prefixed with a forwards-slash. Then tap enter, and see the results in action. Make sure you type in the ‘/’ before any command though: without it, you’ll simply say the command in chat, and everyone else will see it.
Start a Wargame
Starts a War Game.
Blizzard Interface commands
/ach /achieve /achievement /achievements
Opens the Achievements menu.
Opens the Calendar menu.
Opens the Guild Finder tool.
Looking for Group
/lfg /lfd /df /dungeonfinder
Opens the Dungeon Finder ‘Looking for Group’ tool.
/lfr /raidbrowser /rb /or /otherraids
Opens the Raid Browser.
Opens the Macro interface.
/stopwatch /timer /sw
Opens the Stopwatch interface.
Away from Keyboard
Marks your avatar as “Away From Keyboard”.
Toggle on and off channel announcements.
Ban a user from chat
Bans a user from a user-created chat channel.
Sends a chat message to your battleground.
Chat to Channel
Sends chat text to a channel.
Invite to Chat
Invite a user to a user-created chat channel.
List Chat Users
/chatlist /chatwho /chatinfo
Displays a list of users in a chat channel, or what channels you are currently a member of.
Toggles on and off chat logging.
Toggles combat logging on and off.
Display Chat Commands
Displays a list of commonly used chat commands.
Kick User from Chat
Kicks a user from a user-created chat channel.
/emote /em /e /me
Perform an emote with the given text.
Do Not Disturb
Marks your avatar as “Do Not Disturb”.
/guild /g /gc
Sends a chat message to your guild.
Chat with Instance
Sends a chat message to people in your instance.
Join a Channel
/join /channel /chan
Join or create a user-created chat channel.
Leave a Channel
/leave /chatleave /chatexit
Leave a user-created chat channel.
Sets moderation in a user-created chat channel.
/mute /squelch /unvoice
Stop a player from speaking (voice or text) in a user-created chat channel.
/officer /o /osay
Send a chat message to your guild’s officer channel.
Display or change the owner of a user-created chat channel.
Set or remove a password on a user-created chat channel.
Send a chat message to your party.
Send a chat message to your raid.
Send a raid warning to your raid group.
Reply to the last user who sent you a whisper.
Reset chat settings to default.
Send a chat message to players in your immediate local area.
Unban a user from a user-created chat channel.
Remove moderation from a user-created chat channel.
/unmute /unsquelch /voice
Allows a user to speak (voice or text) in a user-created chat channel.
/whisper /w /tell /t /send
Send a private chat message to a player.
/yell /y /sh /shout
Send a chat message to all players in your zone.
Dismount your character from a mount.
Equip an item to its default slot.
Change equipped items to a set stored in the Equipment Manager
Equip to Slot
Equip an item to a specific slot.
Add to Friends
Add a player to your Friends list.
/f /follow /fol
Set your avatar to follow the selected target.
Add a player to your ignore list.
Open the Inspection menu of the selected target.
Leave a Vehicle
Allows your character to exit their current vehicle.
Summon a Pet
Summons a random companion pet.
Remove a Friend
Remove a friend from your friend list.
Set a Title
Set the active title for your character.
Opens the trade window with a targeted player.
Remove a player from your ignore list.
Use a Talent Spec
Swap to a saved Talent spec.
Turn off an Aura
Cancels an aura you have.
Cancel a Spell
Cancel a spell you have queued up for casting.
Cancel Shapeshift Form
Cancel your current shapeshift form.
Cast a Spell
/cast /spell /use
Cast a given spell, or use a given item.
Cast a Glyph
Activate a glyph.
Cast Random Spell
Cast a random spell from a prepared list.
Cast Spell Sequence
Casts a list of spells in sequential order.
Change Action Bar
Changes your current action bar page.
Challenge another player to a duel.
/forfeit /yield /concede
Forfeit a duel.
Sets whether or not you are attackable by other players.
Turn on auto-attack.
Turn off auto-attack.
Stops casting or channeling.
Swap Action Bar
Swaps between two action bars.
Demote Guild Member
Demote a guild-member.
Disband your guild.
Display information about your guild.
Invite to Guild
Invite a player to join your guild.
Promote to Guild Master
Make another guild member the new Guild Master.
Remove your character from your current guild.
Guild Message of the Day
Set the guild Message of the Day.
Promote Guild Member
Promote a guild member to the next highest rank.
Opens the Guild window.
Kick Guild Member
/guildremove /gremove /gkick
Remove a member from your guild.
/clearmainassist /clearma /mainassistoff /maoff
Clear the current Main Assist.
Clear Main Tank
/clearmaintank /clearmt /maintankoff /mtoff
Clears the current Main Tank.
Clear World Marker
Clears world markers.
Invite a Player
Invite a player to your party or raid.
Set the loot method for your raid/party to Free-For-All.
Set the loot method for your raid/party to Group Loot.
Set the loot method for your raid/party to Master Loot.
Need Before Greed Looting
Set the loot method for your raid/party to Need Before Greed.
Round Robin Looting
Sets the loot method for your raid/party to Round Robin.
Set the loot threshold to apply loot rules.
Set Main Assist
Set the main assist.
Set Main Tank
Set the main tank.
Promote to Leader
Promotes a member to Party or Raid leader.
Shows what instances you are saved to, and the Instance ID.
Perform a ready check in your raid or party.
Toggle on/off a target marker from your current target.
/uninvite /u /un /kick /votekick
Remove a player from your current party or raid.
Allows placement of world markers.
Set pet to assist mode.
Order pet to attack currently selected target.
Pet Autocast Off
Turn off autocast for a pet spell.
Pet Autocast On
Turn on autocast for a pet spell.
Pet Autocast Toggle
Toggle autocast for a pet spell.
Pet Defensive Stance
Set pet to defensive.
Set pet to follow you.
Set pet to move to and stay at a hover-targeted location.
Pet Passive Mode
Set pet to passive mode.
Set pet to stay and stop moving.
Opens the developer console, which allows players to view or change global client-side options, or perform certain system commands.
Simulate a mouse click on a button.
Enable User Interface Addons
Enables all addons and reloads the UI.
Disable User Interface Addons
Disables all addons and reloads the UI.
Displays the value of a given variable.
Allows the user to trace events in-game.
Allows the user to see all frames under the cursor.
/h /help /?
Displays a help message with some basic commands.
Log your character out of the game, and return to the character selection screen.
Displays a help message with basic information about creating and using macros.
Displays information about your character’s time logged in.
Exits the game.
/random /rand /rnd /roll
Generates a random number from 1 to 100. “/random X” rolls a number from 1 to X, “/random X Y” rolls a number from X through Y.
Reloads the User Interface.
Runs a block of LUA code.
Stop processing the current macro.
Displays the current time.
Benchmark Time Test
Used for benchmarking, also shows FPS.
Shows a list of people matching filtering options.
Assist a Player
Targets a player’s target.
Clears the current focus target.
Clears the current target.
Focus on Target
Set a focus target
Target a selected unit by name.
Target the given hostile unit by name.
Target an Enemy Player by Name
Target the given hostile player by name.
Target Unit by Name
Target the unit by exact name match.
Target Friendly by Name
Target the friendly unit by name.
Target Friendly Player by Name
Target the friendly player by name.
Target Last Enemy
Target the last attackable unit you had selected.
Target Last Friendly
Target the last friendly unit you had selected.
Target Last Target
Target the target of the last unit you had selected.
Target Party Member
Target a party member by name.
Target Raid Member
Target a raid member by name.
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