Acronyms - The Definitive List plus Definitions!

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I got tired of searching for acronyms all over the forums, so I created this ongoing, living post that I will be editing as I find new acronyms. Please feel free to comment if I've missed something or made some typos. It's a long list, but CTRL+F is your friend!

Class and Stat Acronyms
BARB - Barbarian
DH - Demon Hunter
CRU - Crusader (see also SADER)
MONK - Monk
SADER - Crusader
WD - Witch Doctor
WIZ - Wizard

STR - Strength (primary stat for CRU and BARB)
DEX - Dexterity (primary stat for DH and MONK)
INT - Intelligence (primary stat for WIZ and WD)
VIT - Vitality (stat for all classes)

Game-Specific Acronyms
1H - 1-Handed Weapon
2h - 2-Handed Weapon
AD - Additive Damage
AH - Auction House (no longer exists in-game)
APS - Attacks per Second
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
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
IT - Iridescent Tears (Crafting material)
LOH - Life on Hit
LOS - Line of Sight
LAK - Life After Kill
LS - Life Steal
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

Chat/Interwebs Specific Acronyms
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
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
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
Barbarian Specific Acronyms
AUGS - Aughild's (BARB set gear)
BB - Boulder Breaker (BARB IK 2H)
BR - Battle Rage (BARB skill)
CotA - Council of the Ancients (BARB skill)
EF - Echoing Fury (BARB skill)
EM - Earthen Might (BARB passive)
FC - Furious Charge (BARB skill)
FotVP - Fury of the Vanished Peak (BARB 2H)
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)

Crusader Specific Acronyms
AC - Akarats Champion (CRU skill)
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)

Demon Hunter Specific Acronyms
CA - Cluster Arrow (DH skill)
CB - Cluster Bombs (CA rune)
DML - Dead Man's Legacy (DH gear)
ES - Entangling Shot (DH skill)
JIS - Justice is Served (ES rune)
LFB - Loaded For Bear (CA rune)
M6 - Refers to the 6-piece bonus for the Marauder set.
Manti - Manticore - (DH gear)
SP - Shadow Power (DH skill)
SS - Smoke Screen or Sharpshooter

Monk Specific Acronyms
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)
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)
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)

Witch Doctor Specific Acronyms
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
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)

Wizard Specific Acronyms
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)
UA - Unstable Anomaly (WIZ passive)
WoF - Wave of Force (WIZ spell)
WW - Wicked Wind (ET rune)

Non Class-Specific Gear Acronyms
ANDY - Andariel's Visage
BJM - Blackthorn's Jousting Mail (BT set gear)
BT - Blackthorn's (set)
EF - Echoing Fury
HFR - Hellfire Ring
IC - Ice Climbers
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

Area Acronyms
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

Thanks to Rookpawn & Calle (BARB), BossDogg & HuRT (WIZ), Jd007 & Valour (DH), yuhhaur (MONK), and Arbeia (WD) for their respective lists.
I'm linking to this thread on our forum over at Great work!
_____________________________________________________ - by Achievement Hunters, for Achievement Hunters
Just a couple that i know are used and are missing in the list. Great post though def good reference

WD Items
SMK = Starmetal Kukri
MoJ = Mask of Jeram
Jade = Refers to the Jade set/jade build

FoE = Flow of Eternity
list made by top minds
I found a google spreadsheet to be a tidy way to keep a list. Much easier to read than a foum post.
Diablo3 Abbreviations:

An outdated example.
Thank You,Thank You,Thank You!!!!!!

Now I don't feel like such a doofus when I'm reading these posts!

Bless You!!!!
What does M6 mean? Also QQ is more of a term used to refer to someone as crying. if it meant Quit, it'd just be Q ^_^

You never really say or see someone say "You should Q" but you do see people say "QQ" is response to whining comments, or people who are overly upset about something.

You, sir, are incorrect. Please read my entire explanation of an acronym and do your research before you attempt to tell me that I'm wrong.

M6 is probably a shortened version of MP6 (Monster Power 6).
Can I ask the same thing of these leet minds to contribute to another thread?

This one has to do with MUST HAVE legendaries. How many of you have salvaged incredibly rare, powerful items due to a lack of knowledge. Help me help us improve the quality of the trade community!!!!! Ty
THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!!! Some of these terms seem to be "floating" with no definite source that could be referenced. I have played this game for 3 years and some of the terms were new to me. Very helpful.
Wow. This is super helpful! Quick question tho - I am seeing the 3:1 or 2:1 terms for DH and I have no idea what those are lol. Is this the right thread to ask this or to the DH forums?

Thanks again for this awesome guide!
Thank you very much :)
Now I have a place to look up what is acually said in a post I read ;)
Thank You for the time and patience in making and posting this!! Too Darn Cool, and VERY helpful!!
Thanks greatly for this list and your work in accumulating it. Although I bought D3 when it first came out, I am just now researching some preliminary info before I start playing. I've been playing Civilization and Colonization; It will be a pleasure to return to RPGs, however complex. Computer versions of AD&D are almost as good as th original tabletop games, but I miss the comraderie.
Nice! I'm a bit disappointed though, I thought these guys were some kind of ultra-no-lifers, taking Life For Granted, turns out they were just Looking For Group :P
and to think i thought it was something like linguini fettuccine or something just as crazy
What does "LoN" or "LON" mean? It's usually used in reference to a type of build.

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