Guild Wars 2 All Terms and abbreviations + Functions

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This guide lists all the acronyms, abbreviations, terms, and terms players will encounter in Guild Wars 2. If you notice an acronym that is not on the list, leave a comment and I will add it to the list.
 
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General Game

  • GW2 – Guild Wars 2
  • GW – Sometimes GW1. Guild Wars is the original game.
  • HoT – The Heart of Thorns expansion
  • PoF – The Path of Fire expansion
  • EoD – The End of Dragons expansion
  • LWS – Living World Season
  • IBS – Icebrood Saga
  • ArenaNet, developers of Guild Wars 2 is ANet – ArenaNet
  • AP – Achievement points
  • DR – Diminishing returns, an antifarming and botting measure
  • GPH – Gold per hour
  • IP – Internet Protocol. Each instance a map.
  • MO – Mike O'Brien, an ArenaNet employee. Not to be confused or misunderstood with Mursaat Superseer.
  • PvE – Player vs. Environment
  • PvX is Player versus Everything. Someone who does PvE/PvP and WvW.
  • Pug – Pick up group, a random group of players
  • r – Sometimes, rdy. Stands for ready.
  • Rep – Representing a guild
  • RP – Roleplay
  • TP – Trading post
  • Train – Players work together to accomplish a variety objectives.
  • Taxi – Joining another instance on a map

 
 
 

Open World

  • PoI – Point if Interest map completion targets
  • HP – Hero Points map completion targets
  • Heart – Renown Hearts and Tasks are map completion goals
  • WP – Waypoint map completion targets
  • Meta – A series or events that are linked together and reward many items.
  • VB – Verdant Brink map
  • AB – Map of Auric Basin
  • Tangled Depths map – TD
  • EotN- The Eye of the North hub
  • LA – Lion's Arch map
  • BC – Black Citadel map
  • DR – Divinity's Reach map
  • GH – Guild Hall
  • Lab – Sometimes Laby is the Mad King’s Labyrinth
  • Akili – An event in the Domain Of Istan
  • Pala – Palawadan, the meta-event in the Domain of Istan
  • DBS – Death Branded Shuter world boss in Jahai Bluffs
  • Gerent – The Chak Gerent meta-event in Tangled Depths
  • Octo – The Octovine meta event at Auric Basin
  • Mat – The Wyvern Matriarch boss of Verdant Bik
  • Pat – The Wyvern Chief Patriarch boss at Verdant Brink
  • Frogs – The Kill Cotoni, Huetzi bossevent in Verdant Bik
  • Tetrad is a boss event in Verdant Birink
  • SI – Serpent’s Ine meta event
  • TT – Triple Trouble world boss
  • Teq – Tequatl is the Sunless world boss, Occasionally Taco
  • RIBA – Red, Indigo, Blue, Amber. A Silverwastes gold farm train.
  • SAB – Super Adventure Box
  • A*S – Antique Summoning Stones – An item from End of Dragons
  • Ecto – Globs of Ectoplasm – A crafting material
  • MC – Mystic Coins, a crafting substance
  • Pre – An event that takes place before a big event
  • Champ – Champion level mobs
  • Vet – Veteran level mobs
  • DRM – Dragon Response Missions from Icebrood Saga
  • DSD – Refers To The Deep Sea Dragon
  • JP – Jumping Puzzle
  • MF – Magic Find
  • MF – Sometimes Forge, The Mystic Forge
  • Node – A resource node that looks like an Ore Vein.

 
 
 

Dungeons

  • AC – Ascalonian Catacombs. This is the first dungeon located in Plains of Ashford.
  • CM – Caudecus’s manor, Queensdale’s second dungeon. (Not to be confused with CM – Challenge moe (below)).
  • TA, sometimes Arbor-Twilight Arbor, the third Dungeon in Caledon Forest
  • SE – Sorrow’s Embrace, the fourth dungeon on Dredgehaunt Cliffs
  • CoF – Citadel of Flame, the fifth Dungeon in Fireheart Rise
  • HotW – Honor of the Waves, the sixth Dungeon in Frostforge sound
  • CoE – Crucible of Eternity – The seventh dungeon on Mount Maelstrom
  • Arah – The Ruined City of Arah. This eighth dungeon is located on the Cursed Shore.
  • p, also known as p1, 2, p3, and p4, is a reference to specific dungeons that are in explorable mode.
  • Story – This story mode version allows you to unlock explorable pathways
  • U, sometimes upwards, forward/upwards, or u/f — the first path through Twilight Arbor
  • F, sometimes forward/forward, sometimes forward/forward – the second path through Twilight Arbor
  • Aetherpath, sometimes Aether and AP – The third path in Twilight Arbor
  • Experienced players can speed up, sometimes speed up, or go through dungeons quickly.

 
 
 

Fractals of the Mist

  • FotM, sometimes called frac or fracturetals – Short form for Fractals of the Mist
  • Fractal – Refers to individual levels such as Urban Battleground
  • Scale – Refers to the difficulty in FotM
  • T – understood as T1, T2, or T3, or T4- FotM Tiers
  • rec – The daily recommended fractals
  • CM – Challenge Mode or Mote is commonly referred to as CM 98/99/100 for the CM of specific fractals
  • AR – Agony Resistance armor upgrades required for high level fractals
  • F&P, occasionally P+F – Potions & Food
  • UF, sometimes called UFE – Unstable Fracttal Essence, is rewarded from CM 98 to 99 and 100.
  • ess – Unstable Cosmic essence, reward from CM100, used as kill proof
  • DoD – Defier of Doubt – title earned from completing CM100, used as kill proof
  • DwD – Dance With Demons, title derived from CM100 achievement and used as kill proof
  • LNHB – Leaves No Heroes Behind – This title is for completing CM 99 and can be used as kill proof

 
 
 

Raids

  • W, also known as W1,W2…W7 – Wing, specific raid maps, including bosses
  • Spirit Vale Wing 1, W1
  • Wing 2, W2 Salvation Pa*s
  • Wing 3, W3 Stronghold of the Faithful
  • Wing 4, W4 – Bastion of the Penitent
  • Wing 5, W5 Hall of Chains
  • Wing 6, W6 – Mythwright Gambit
  • Wing 7, W7, The Key of Ahdashim
  • VG – Vale Guardian, the first boss of Wing 1
  • Gorseval is the second boss of Wing 1.
  • Sab – Sabetha the Saboteur is third boss of Wing 1.
  • Sloth – Slothasor, also known as Cave Monster, is the first boss in Wing 2.
  • Trio-Bandit Trio, also known as Protect the prisoner prisoners, prisoner camp, or sometimes "Berg Zane, Narell" is the second boss at Wing 2.
  • Matthias Gabriel, Matt, the third boss at Wing 2
  • Escort – Sometimes keep escort Glenna, Siege of the Stronghold, or McLeod. The first boss in Wing 3
  • KC – Keep Construct, the second boss in Wing 3
  • TC – Sometimes castle, an encounter at Wing 3
  • Xera – The third boss of Wing 3
  • Cairn, Cairn The Indomitable, was the first boss of Wing 4.
  • MO – Mursaat Overseer is the second boss in Wing 4.
  • Sam – Samarog, third boss of Wing 4
  • Deimos – Sometimes referred as Saul, the fourth boss in Wing 4.
  • SH, Desmina – Soulless Horror, first boss of Wing 5
  • River, RoS, River of Souls – The first encounter of Wing 5
  • Statues, Statues of Grenth. This is the second encounter of Wing 5,
  • Dhuum, The Voice in Void, VoiV is the second boss of Wing 5.
  • CA – Conjured amalgamate, the first boss in Wing 6
  • Largos: Twin Largos (Nikare and Kenut), the second boss of Wing 6
  • Q1 – Qadim, third boss of Wing 6,
  • Adina – Cardinal Adina, the first boss or second boss of Wing 7
  • Sabir – Cardinal Sabir, the first boss or second boss of Wing 7
  • Q2 – Also known by Qadim 2, QtP and QTPie – Qadim, the third boss in Wing 7.
  • LI, sometimes LD – Legendary Insights, Legendary Divinations or Legendary Divinations. These are rewards for killing raid bosses. Not to be confused for Low Intensity.
  • FC – Complete clear, killing every boss on a wing

 
 
 

Strike Missions

  • Strike – Shorthand for strike mission
  • EZ3 is an acronym for Easy 3, which refers to the three easy Icebrood Saga strike mission: Fraenir of Jormag (Voice of the Fallen), Voice of the Fallen (Claw of the Fallen), and Shiverpeaks Pa*s
  • Pa*s – The Shiverpeaks Pa*s strike Mission
  • Bears – Sometimes Koda or Claw, Voice: Claw of Fallen and Voice of the Fallen strike mission
  • Fraenir – Fraenir of Jormag strike mission
  • WoJ – Sometimes whisper, The Whisper of Jormag strike operations
  • Aetherblade, sometimes Aether, is the Aetherblade Hideout strike force mission
  • Junkyard – Sometimes Annka, Xunlai Jade Junkyard strike force
  • KO – The Kaineng Overlook strike Mission
  • HT – The Harvest Temple strike mission

 
 
 

Cross Content

  • CM – Challenge Mode or Mote – A harder version of a fight
  • KP – Kill proof is an item/title that proves that you have worked with a boss in the past
  • Daily – Daily achievements which change each day and will reward you with bonus loot if you achieve specific objectives
  • EXP – Experienced
  • LFG – Looking for group?
  • LFM – Looking for more?
  • LFT – Looking for a team?
  • LFR – Looking for raid

 
 
 

Skills and talents

  • DPS – Damage per second
  • CDPS – Condition damage per section
  • Boons – Sometimes buffs. Temporary, beneficial, positive effects
  • Conditions – Sometimes DoTs. Temporary, harmful, negative effects
  • Condi – Shorthand to describe conditions
  • Quick – Quickness, an advantage that increases your ability speed
  • Alac – Alacrity – A boon which decreases ability cooldowns
  • Stability – A boon that prevents crowd control
  • Crowd control – CC Abilities that slow down, knockdown and etc
  • Res – Sometimes rez, resurrect
  • Precast – Casting abilities and skills in advance to stack boons
  • CD – Cooldown, the time to recharge for a skill
  • AA – Autoattack
  • ICD – Internal cooldown. This is the time between attacks of multiple abilities.
  • Boons*rip: Skills that remove boons for enemies
  • Veil – Mesmer's Veil ability to grant stealth
  • AoE = Area of Effect
  • AotJ- Ashes of the Just Firebrand skill
  • AP – Assa*sin's Presence (is not to be mistaken with Achievement Points)
  • CA – Celestial avatar, a Druid mechanic
  • EA – Empower Allies, a Warrior trait
  • Epi – Epidemic, Necromancer ability
  • FA – Fresh Air, an Elementalist trait
  • FGS – Fiery Greatsword, an elite skill of the elementliast elementliast
  • GotL – Grace of the Land, a Druid trait
  • Port – Portal Entre, a Mesmer capability
  • PS – Phalanx Strength, an important Warrior trait
  • RI – Righteous Instincts, a Guardian trait
  • RR – Righteous Rebel, a Renegade trait

 
 
 

Specializations

  • Spec – Specializations for specific occupations
  • Professions – This is the official Guild Wars 2 name for a cla*s
  • dh- Dragonhunter
  • Firebrand
  • wb – Willbender
  • Soulbeast – slb
  • vindi – Vindicator
  • holo – Holosmith
  • dd = Daredevil
  • de – Deadeye
  • chrono – Chronomacer
  • virt – Virtuoso
  • harb – Harbinger
  • bsw – Bladesworn

 
 
 

Builds

  • LI – Low intensity, not to be mistaken with Legendary Insight
  • Alacrage – Alacrity Mirage
  • Alacrigade, sometimes AlacRen and Alacrity Renegade
  • BS – Banner Slave
  • CFB – Condition Firebrand
  • CQB- Condition Quickbrand
  • HB – Sometimes HFB and Healbrand
  • CFB – Condition Firebrand
  • Chronotank – Chronomancer tanking build
  • HK – Hand Kiter
  • HS – Sometimes HSc. Heal Scourge
  • Hmech, sometimes hm — Heal Mechanist
  • Ham – Heal Allacrity Mechanist
  • hcata — Heal Catalyst
  • hat – Heal Alacrity Tempest
  • qharb = Quickness Harbinger
  • qcata — Quickness Catalyst
  • alacmech – AlacrityMechanist
  • miralac- Alacrity Mirage
  • alacren – Alacrity Renegade
  • psb = Power Soulbeast
  • charb – Condition Harbinger

 
 
 

Player vs Player

  • PvP – Player vs Player
  • SPvP – Structured Player vs. Player
  • HotM – Heart of the Mists, the PvP lobby
  • Spawn – Your team starts on a map
  • Conquest – 5v5 and 3 capture points
  • Node – The capture points in Conquest Maps
  • Home – The closest node that is within a few meters of your team's spawn
  • Far – The furthest node from your team'sspawn
  • Mid – The middle node on a map
  • Beast – Svanir/Chieftain Utahein in Forest of Niflhel
  • Lord – The Red lord or the Blue lord in the Legacy of the Foefire maps
  • Orb – The orb you capture on the Spirit Watch map
  • Meditation – The Meditation of Stillness, Meditation of Tranquility and Meditation of Meditation of Tranquility are the channeling goals in the Temple of the Silent Storm Map
  • Treb – The trebuchet of the Battle of Khylo maps
  • Laser – Sometimes cannon and Skyhammer. This is the special capture point in Skyhammer's map.
  • Bell – Sometimes, cannons are used as the special capture point in the Revenge of the Capricorn maps.
  • Sword – The Sword of Reaping special item on the Eternal Coliseum maps
  • Shield – The Shield of Life special piece in the Eternal Coliseummap
  • Champ – The Mist Champions on the Battle of Champion’s Dusk Map
  • Ninja – Capturing a point with the other team unaware
  • Group – The whole team coming together
  • Rotate – Moving from one capture point into another
  • Defend – Sometimes bunker, sitting at one capture point in order to hold it
  • Cap – Capture a capture point
  • AT – Automated tournaments
  • Decap – Remove a capture points from enemy control without fully capturing them

 
 
 

World vs. the World

  • WvW – World vs World
  • Bomb – The squad using all skills on the enemy
  • Bait – Tricking enemy groups into using bombs
  • Juke – Quickly moves in a specific direction and returns to your original location
  • Water – Setting up water fields and then bursting them with potential
  • Smoke – Thieves using smoke fields to grant stealth
  • Stealth: Cast stealth abilities, such as Mesmer Veil, on the squad.
  • Pull – Use your pull abilities to grab the enemy players
  • Lines – Guardians using Staff skill 5
  • Stack – The whole group is stacked on top of each others
  • Pirate ship – A group of completely diverse characters
  • Flip – Capturing an object
  • PvD – Player against player, players attacking gates
  • Outer – The outermost or earliest set of walls within a keep
  • Inner – The innermost, or second, set of walls in a keep
  • Bay – Sometimes fire. The westernmost location on WvW maps.
  • Hills – Sometimes air. The easternmost location on WvW maps.
  • Garri – Garrison, the northernmost fort on WvW Maps
  • Camp – Supply Camps
  • Yak – Supply Dolyaks
  • NWT – Northwest Tower
  • NET – Northeast Tower
  • SWT – Southwest Tower
  • SET – Southeast Tower
  • NWC – Northwest Camp
  • NEC – Northeast Camp
  • SWC – Southwest Camp
  • SEC – Southeast Camp
  • SMC – Stone Mist Castle in Eternal Battlegrounds
  • EBG – Eternal Battlegrounds
  • BL – Borderlands
  • DBL – Desert Borderlands
  • ABL – Alpine Borderlands
  • EotM Edge of the Mists
  • GBL – Green Borderlands
  • BBL – Blue Borderlands
  • RBL – Red Boderlands
  • OS – Obsidian Sanctum
  • Fog – The fog activator that applies chills to enemies within an object
  • Airship – The airship activator that bombards enemy in SMC
  • EWP – The emergency waypoint activator that spawns temporary waypoints
  • AC – Arrow Cart siege apparatus
  • Ram – Flame Ram siege equipment
  • Cata – Catapult siege equipment
  • Treb – Trebuchet siege equipment
  • Bal – Ballista siege equipment
  • Golem – Siege Golem siege equipment
  • Sup – Supply, used for building and repair
  • Zerg – Groups usually of 20+ players and ungained
  • Blob – Groups of players usually 20+ organized into a blob
  • Havoc – A smaller group of players that focuses on capturing smaller goals
  • Roamer: A single player roaming the map
  • Duel – Two players fight each other
  • RI – Righteous Indignation – The invulnerability an objective boss feels after being captured
  • CT – Contested
  • OJ – Orange swords
  • CD – Cool down
  • Tag – The commander
  • Rally – Regroup at a certain location
  • Push – Attack an area
  • Wipe – Completely kill the entire enemy group
  • Rush – Running quickly to a particular location without stopping
  • Snipe: Target an enemy and blast them down from range. This is usually done by rangers who focus longbow attacks upon an enemy commander (.) looks down upon it.
  • Inc – Incoming enemy group is running towards your group
  • GvG is Guild vs Guild, which are usually planned and organized fights
  • Bag – Bags containing loot that are dropped by killing enemies
  • PPT – Points per tick
  • PPK – Points per kill

 
 
 

Gaming Culture

  • afk = Away from the keyboard
  • brb – Be right back
  • gtg- Sometimes g2g. Got to go
  • wb – Welcome back
  • bio – Leave the computer and go to the toilet
  • Discord, a popular VoIP application, is Disc.
  • Mat – Materials that are used for crafting
  • FPS – Frames per second
  • DLC – Downloadable Content
  • HUD – Heads up display
  • UI – User Interface
  • NPC – Non-Playable Character

 
 
 

Conclusion

If you have questions about acronyms, or if you think an acronym is missing, please let me know. I'll be happy to add it!
 
 
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