Replacing an Inactive Guild Master

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  • Our guild leader doesn't play
  • I want to claim the leadership of the guild
  • I don't find the option to promote myself as guild master


The Guild Master Dethrone feature allows guild leadership to pass to active members in specific situations.

An active guild member can use the Dethrone button to claim ownership if:

  • The current guild master has been offline for at least 90 consecutive days.
    Note: The 90-day timer only considers the login activity of the guild master character, not other characters on the same account.
  • They are guild rank 1, 2, or 3, and logged in within the last week. To see your numeric guild rank, find your guild on the World of Warcraft community site and view the Roster. Higher rank characters get higher priority for notifications.
    Note: It may be possible for ineligible characters to see the dethrone notification, though they’ll receive an error if they try to claim ownership.

Once the above requirements have been met, the Guild Master Inactive! option will appear with a notice to eligible members in the Guild News & Events feed. To find the feed, follow these steps:

  1. Open Guild & Communities pane (default shortcut is J)
  2. Expand the pane fully using the arrow tab in the corner if it is minimized
  3. Click on the Info tab on the right side of the pane
  4. The Guild Master inactive! message will appear in the Guild News on the right side of the pane

Note: Game Masters will not assist with transitions in guild ownership.


The Dethrone feature is not available in World of Warcraft Classic. If you meet the proper requirements to Dethrone a Guild Master, contact us for assistance.