Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms for D2 This is a compilation of Many different sources and hopefully has *most* of the common terminology. If anything is needed, feel free to ask it/mention it. 0.8/0.9/1.10: Patches. Many changes have varied the way the game has been played. 1H: one-handed weapon 2H: two-handed weapon 3d Shield: A socketed shield with 3 perfect diamonds in it giving you 57% resistance to all. 4d Shield: A socketed shield with 4 perfect diamonds in it giving you 76% resistance to all. A1, A2, A3, A4, A5: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, Act 5 AB: Arctic Blast. A Druid Elemental Tree skill. AB (Abasin): Amazon Basin. An online community of knowledgeable players spanning many games. afaic: As far as I'm concerned. afaics: As far as I can see. afaik: As far as I know. afk: Away from keyboard. Ali Baba: Blade of Ali Baba Exceptional Unique Tulwar. alvl: Affix Level. Ama (Azn): Amazon. Amu (Ammy): Amulet Amp: Amplify Damage. Necro curse to reduce enemies' resistance to physical damage. AW: The Ancients' Way in Act 5. Andy: Andariel. Act 1 super unique monster. AoE: Area of Effect. APS: Attacks Per Second AR: Attack Rating. Arkaine's (Ark): Arkaine's Valor Elite Unique Balrog Skin. Arreat's: Arreat's Face Unique Slayer Guard. AS: Arreat Summit. Battle.net's/Blizzard's official website for D2. ASAP: As soon as possible. Asn (asa, assy): Assassin. Atlantean: The Atlantean Exceptional Unique Ancient Sword. Atm: At the Moment. Atma's: Atma's Scarab Unique Amulet. BA: Blessed Aim. A Paladin offensive aura. BA: Bone Armor. A Necromancer defensive skill on the Poison and Bone tree. Baba (Barb): Barbarian. Bane: Gladiator's Bane Elite Unique Wire Fleece. Baranar's (Banana): Baranar's Star Elite Unique Devil Star. Bartuc's (Barts): Bartuc's Cut-Throat Unique Greater Talons. Basher: The Cranium Basher Elite Unique Thunder Maul. BBL: Be Back Later BC (BCry): Battle Cry. A Barbarian warcry to decrease an enemy's damage and defense. BC (BCom): Battle Command. A Barbarian warcry to increase skill levels. BF (BFury): Blade Fury. An Assassin Trap Tree skill. BG: Blood Golem. BH: Blessed Hammer. An attack skill on the Paladin Combat tree. Big D: Diablo BK: Bul-Kathos. Usually refers to the Bul-Kathos set items, or the unique Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band Ring. Blk: Block. BM: Bad Manners. B.net (Bnet): Battle Net. Blizzard's game server for Diablo II. BO: Battle Orders. Barbarian warcry to increase life and mana. B/O: Best Offer. Used in trading items. BoI: Blades of Ice. BoS: Burst of Speed. BotD: Breath of the Dying. A v1.10 Runeword. Bp: Breakpoint. A mark at which something improves. BP: Bone Prison. A Necromancer skill on the Poison and Bone tree. Brb: Be right back. Brt: Be right there. BS (BShield): Blade Shield. an Assassin skill on the Trap tree. BS (BSentinel): Blade Sentinel. an Assassin skill on the Trap tree. BS (Bspirit): Bone Spirit. A Necromancer attack skill. BS (BSpear): Bone Spear. A Necromancer attack skill. Btc: Back to channel. BTS: Blizzard Technical Support. Btw: By the way. Burrito (Buriza): Buriza-Do Kyanon Exceptional Unique Ballista. BvB: Barbarian Versus Barbarian Dueling. BW: Bone Wall. A Necromancer skill on the Poison and Bone tree. CA: Cyclone Armor. A Druid Elemental Tree skill. CA: Chilling Armor. A Sorceress skill on the Cold tree. Cat 2: Catacombs Level 2 in Act 1. CB: Charged Bolt. Sorceress lightning tree attack skill. CB: Crushing Blow. CB: Colossus Blade. Elite Sword. CBS: Charged Bolt Sentry. Assassin Trap Tree skill. C/C: Claw/Claw. Refers to an Assassin wielding dual claws. CBF: Cannot be frozen. CCB: Cruel Colossus Blade. CCS: Cruel Colossus Sword. CD (CDam, CDmg):Cold Damage CE: Cold Enchanted. CE: Corpse Explosion. A Necromancer attack skill on the Poison and Bone tree. CG: Clay Golem. Cg (grats): Congratulations. Cg: Chipped Gems Chan?: Go to channel. Char: Character. Chips: Chipped Gems. CI: Cold Immune. CL: Chain Lightning. Sorceress lightning tree attack skill. Closed: Closed Battle.net. Online play with characters saved on a Battle.net Server. clvl: Character Level. CM: Claw Mastery. CM: Cold Mastery. Sorceress Cold tree skill. C/O: Current Offer. Used in trading items. Conc: Concentration. A Paladin offensive aura to increase physical damage. Conv: Conviction. A Paladin offensive aura to reduce enemy resistances. Coop (Co-op): Co-operative play. CoH: Chains of Honor. A v1.10 Runeword. CoS: Cloak of Shadows. CoT: Claws of Thunder. CP: Crystalline Passage in Act 5. CR (CRes): Cold resistance. Cranium (C basher): The Cranium Basher Elite Unique Thunder Maul. Crest: Harlequin Crest Elite unique Shako Crit: Critical Strike. C/S: Claw/Shield. Refers to an Assassin using a claw and shield. CS: Chaos Sanctuary in Act 4. CS: Cobra Strike. CS: Critical Strike. CS: Colossus Sword. CTA: Call to Arms. A v1.10 Runeword. CTH: Chance to Hit. CU: Cursed. Cube: The Horadric Cube. cya: See you. D: Diablo. D2: Diablo II. D2C: Diablo 2 classic. D2M: Damage to Mana. D2X: Lord of Destruction Diablo 2 expansion. D/A/E: Dodge/Avoid/Evade. Trio of Amazon defensive skills from the Passive and Magic skill tree. Dam: Damage DC: Dragon Claw. A skill on the Assassin's Martial Arts Tree. DC (D Clone): Diablo Clone. Decrep: Decrepify. A Necromancer curse that slows and weakens. Def: Defense. DEX: Dexterity. DF: Dragon Flight. A skill on the Assassin's Martial Arts Tree. Dii.net: Diabloii.net. #1 Fan site of Diablo 2 and a source of vast information. Ding: Used online to express someone has leveled. Dmg: Damage. Doombringer (Doom): Doombringer Elite Unique Champion Sword. DOT: Damage Over Time. DPS: Damage Per Second. DPA: Damage Per Attack. DR (DR%): Damage Reduced. Items with this mod reduce physical damage. Dru: Druid. DS: Deadly Strike. DS: Death Sentry. A skill on the Assassin's Traps Tree. DT: Dragon Tail. A skill on the Assassin's Martial Arts Tree. Dupe: Duplicated Item (copied illegally or due to a bug) Dur: Durability. Dur 2: Durance of Hate Level 2 in Act 3. Dvd: Damage versus Demons. Dvm: Defense versus missiles. Dvu: Damage versus Undead. Eagle (Eaglehorn): Eaglehorn Elite Unique Crusader Bow. ED: Enhanced Damage. A mod that increases physical damage. ED: Enhanced Defense. A mod that increases defense on an item. ED/IAS: Enhanced Damage/IAS. Typically refers to a rare combination of mods on a jewel. EIAS: Effective Increased Attack Speed. ENE (ENG. ERG): Energy. EF: Extra Fast. ES (e-shield): Energy Shield. Sorceress lightning tree defensive skill. ES: Extra Strong. ETF: European Trade Forum. Eth: Ethereal. EXP: Experience. Eye (EoE): Eye of Etlitch Unique Amulet. FA: Freezing Arrow. An attack skill on the Amazon Bow and Crossbow skill tree. FA: Frozen Armor. A Sorceress skill on the Cold Tree. Face: Arreat's Face Unique Slayer Guard. Fana: Fanaticism. A Paladin offensive aura to increase attack speed and physical damage. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions. FB: Fireball. Sorceress fire tree attack skill. fb: Fire Bolt. Sorceress fire tree attack skill. FB: Fire Blast. Assassin Trap tree skill. FBR: Faster block rate. FC: Fire Claws. A Druid shape shifting skill. FCR: Faster cast rate. FD (FDam, FDmg): Fire damage. FE: Fire Enchanted. FG: Fire Golem. FHR: Faster hit recovery. FI: Fire Immune. FI: Find Item. A Barbarian War Cry Skill. Fists: Magefist Unique Light Gauntlets. FM: Fire Mastery. Sorcerees Fire Tree skill. FN: Frost Nova. Sorceress cold tree attack skill. FoH: Fist of the Heavens. An attack skill on the Paladin Combat tree. FoF: Fists of Fire. An Assassin attack skill on the martial arts tree. FO: Frozen Orb. Sorceress cold tree attack skill. FI: Find Potion. A Barbarian War Cry Skill. Fpa: Frames per Attack Fps: Frames per strike/shot/spell FR: Feral Rage. A Druid shape shifting skill. FR (FRes): Fire Resistance. Frosties (Frosts): Frostburn Unique Gauntlets. FRW (F R/W): Faster Run/Walk. FT: For Trade. FW: Firewall. Sorceress fire tree attack skill. FWIS: For what it is worth. FYI: For your information. GA: Guided Arrow. Gaze: Vampiregaze Exceptional Unique Grim Helm. Gc: Grand charm. Geddon: Armageddon. A Druid Elemental Tree skill. Gfi: Go for it. Gg: Good game. Gheed's: Gheed's Fortune Unique Grand Charm Gj: Good job. Gl: Good luck. Gm: Golem Mastery. Grandfather (gf): The Grandfather Elite Unique Colossus Blade. Gris' _______: Piece of Griswold's Legacy set. Made for the Paladin. GF: GFraizer. Blizzard Representative. GS: Glacial Spike. Sorceress cold tree attack skill. GSA: Goldstrike Arch Exceptional Unique Gothic Bow. Gtg: Good to go (or Got to go). Gull: Gull Unique Dagger. GW: Grim Ward. A Barbarian War Cry Skill. H: Hell. Third and last difficulty of Diablo 2. Harley: Harlequin Crest Elite Unique Shako. HB: Holy Bolt. A Paladin combat skill. Hc: Hard Core. HCMTF: Hit Causes Monster to Flee. Heph: Hephasto the Armorer. Act 4 super unique monster. HF: Holy Freeze. A Paladin offensive aura to chill enemies. HoBL: Hand of Blessed Light Unique Divine Scepter. HoJ: Hand of Justice. A v1.10 Runeword. Homunculus: Homunculus Unique Hierophant Trophy. Horn (Eaglehorn): Eaglehorn Elite Unique Crusader Bow. Hot: Warning that a portal is dangerous to enter. HotO: Heart of the Oak. A v1.10 Runeword. HoW: Heart of Wolverine. A Druid summoning skill. HoZ: Herald Of Zakarum Unique Gilded Shield. HP: Hit Points. HS: Holy Shield. A Paladin combat skill to boost shield characteristics. HS: Holy Shock. A Paladin Offensive aura. Jalal's: Jalal's Mane Unique Totemic Mask. IAS: Increased Attack Speed. IBS: Invisible Bone Spirit. Bone spirit no longer becomes visible if off screen. Hazard in duels. Contact your local Necro for more details. IB: Ice Blast. An attack skill on the Sorceress' Cold Tree. ID: Identify. IG: Iron Golem. IIRC: If I recall/remember correctly. IK _______: Piece of Immortal King's Set. Made for Barbarians. Ilvl: Item Level. IMHO: In my humble/honest opinion. Immo: Immolation Arrow. An attack skill on the Amazon Bow and Crossbow tree. IMO: In my opinion. IM: Iron Maiden. A Necromancer Curse. Ind: Indestructible. Inv: Inventory. Ire: Skullder's Ire Exceptional Unique Russet Armor. IS: Iron Skin. A Barbarian mastery to increase defense. ISO: In Search of. ITD: Ignore Target Defense. Izzy: Izual. Act 4 super unique monster. j/k: Just kidding. K: Okay. KB: Knockback. Kekekeke: Korean Laugh L: Ladder. (Usually seen in trade Forums) L337: Elite. LA: Leap Attack. Lc: Large charm. LD (LDam, LDmg): Lightning damage. LE: Lightning Enchanted. LEB: Lightning Enchanted Boss. Leech: Life or Mana steal. LEM: Lightning Enchanted monster. LF: Lightning Fury. A skill on the Amazon Javelin and Spear tree. LI: Lightning Immune. Lidless: Lidless Wall Exceptional Unique Grim Shield. Lightsabre: Lightsabre Elite Unique Phase Blade. Lid D (Little D): Duriel. A Super Unique in Act 2. LL: Life Leech. LL: Lurker Lounge. A website dedicated to Diablo statistics, game-mechanics and in-depth analysis. Lld: Low-level dueling LM: Lightning Mastery. Sorceress Lightning Tree skill. LoD: Lord of Destruction. The Diablo II expansion. LoH: Laying of Hands Disciple Set Bramble Mitts. LOL: Laughs out loud. LR (LRes): Lightning resistance. LR: Lower Resist. Necro curse to reduce enemies' Cold/Fire/Lightning/Poison resistance. LS: Lightning Sentry. A skill on the Assassin Traps skill tree. LS: Lightning Strike. A skill on the Amazon Javelin and Spear tree. Lvl: Level Lyc: Lycander's Aim Unique Ceremonial Bow. Mav's _______: Piece of M'avina's Battle Hymn set. Made for the Amazon. MA: Martial Arts. Usually a description for an Assassin type of build, or reference to one of the Assassin skill trees. MA: Magic Arrow. An Amazon skill in the Bow and Crossbow skill tree. Manald: Manald Heal Unique Ring. Mara's: Mara's Kaleidoscope Unique Amulet. Max: Maximum MB: Mana Burn. MB: Mind Blast. An Assassin Shadow Disciplines Skill. MB: Molten Boulder. A Druid Elemental tree skill. MD (MDam, MDmg): Magic Damage. MDR: Magic Damage Reduced. Items with this mod reduce magical damage. Meph: Mephisto. Act 3 super unique monster. Merc: Mercenary. MF: Magic Find. MI: Magic Immune. Min: Minimum. ML: Mana Leech. mlvl: Monster Level. Mod: Modifier. Adds a characteristic to an item such as a weapon or charm. Mod: Moderator. A member responsible for moderating a forum or channel. Mod: Modified game version of diablo 2. (allowing varied game play of an old favorite) Moser's: Moser's Blessed Circle Exceptional Unique Round Shield. MP: Market Place. Trading site for D2 at market.diabloii.net. MP: Multi-Player. MP: Mana Points. MP: Mana Price. Mana cost of a skill. MPK: Mana per kill. MR: Magic Resistant. MS: Multiple Shot. An attack skill on the Amazon Bow and Crossbow tree. MS: Multi-Shot. A mod available to boss monsters. MSLE (MSLEB): Multi-Shot Lightning Enchanted. Nat's _______: Piece of Natalya's Odium set. Made for the Assassin. Nbd: No big deal. Nec (necro): Necromancer. Newb: Newbie. Newcomer to the game. (often used as an insult) Ng: New game or next game NL (N-L): Non-ladder. Usually seen in Trade Forums. NM: Nightmare. The second level of difficulty in Diablo II. Nm (nvm): Never mind. N00b: Newbie. Newcomer to the game. (generally used as an insult) Norm: Normal. Usually refers to the first level of difficulty in Diablo II. NP: No Problem. NPC: Non-Player Character. Ec: Cain. NR: Natural Resistance. A Barbarian mastery to increase resistance to magic damage. NRG: Energy. Nr=Nt: No Response means No Thanks. Oak: Oak Sage. A Druid summoning skill. Occy (Occu): The Oculus Unique Swirling Crystal. OK (O-Knight, OBK): Oblivion Knight. Act IV monster OMG: Oh my god. Open: Open Battle.net. Online play with characters saved on your computer. OTOH: On the other hand. OTF: Off-Topic Forum OT: Off-Topic. OW (OWounds): Open Wounds. Pally (Pali, Paly, Pal): Paladin. Pand: Pandemonium Fortress. P/B: Necromancer's Poison and Bone skill tree. PC: Price Check. This means they want to know how much something is worth PC: Poison Creeper. A Druid Summoning Tree skill. PDR: Physical Damage Reduction. PD (PDagger): Poison Dagger. A Necromancer skill on the Poison and Bone tree. PD (PDam, PDmg): Poison Damage. PE: Poison Explosion. A Necromancer skill on the Poison and Bone tree. PG (PGems): Perfect Gems PH: Psychic Hammer. An Assassin skill on the Shadow Disciplines Tree. PI: Physical Immune. A monster immune to physical damage attack. PJ (PoiJ): Poison Javelin. An Amazon skill on the Javelin and Spear skill tree. PJ (PlJ): Plague Javelin. An Amazon skill on the Javelin and Spear skill tree. PK: Player Killer. PKK: Player Killer Killer. A player who kills player killers. PMH: Prevent Monster Heal. PN: Poison Nova. A Necromancer skill on the Poison and Bone tree. Pots: Potions Porter: Teleporting Boss. PP: Party Please PR (PRes, PsnRes): Poison resistance. PS: Phoenix Strike. PS: Perfect Skull. Psn: Poison. PvM: Player versus Monster. PvP: Player versus Player. PW: Password. Qlvl: Quality level. r: Ready. This is the standard signal among players in a group before triggering a monster urn/shrine or entering a particularly treacherous area. Reaver (Messy Reaver): Messerschmidt's Reaver Elite Unique Champion Axe. Rec: Recovery. Regen: Regeneration. Rejuv: Rejuvenation Potion. Req: Requirement. Res: Resurrect. Res: Resistance. Rl: Real life. Rlvl: Required Level RoF: River of Flame in Act 4. ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing. RS: Raise Skeleton. A Necromancer summoning skill. RtM: Read the Manual R/W: Run/Walk SA: Shiver Armor. A Sorceress Cold skill. Sc: Small charm. Sc: Soft core. Schaefer's: Schaefer's Hammer Elite Unique Legendary Mallet. SD: Shadow Disciplines. One of the Assassin skill trees. Sec: Hang on a second. SF: Static Field. Sorceress lightning tree attack skill. Shaft: Shaftstop Exceptional Unique Mesh Armor. Shako: Harlequin Crest Elite Unique Shako. (Technically, a Shako is the entire class of elite Shako helms, but the term almost always refers to its Unique version.) SH: Spectral Hit. Silks: Silks of the Victor Unique Ancient Armor. Sin (Sinner): Assassin. Skullder's: Skullder's Ire Exceptional Unique Russet Armor. Slow: Slows Target. Item mod that slows enemies. slvl: Skill Level. SM (Master): Shadow Master. SM: Slow Missiles. A skill on the Amazon Passive and Magic tree. SM: Skeleton Mastery. A Necromancer summoning skill. SM: Skeleton Mage. A Necromancer summoning skill. Slvl: Skill Level SoB: Spirit of Barbs. SoJ: Stone of Jordan Unique Ring. Sorc (Soso, Socer): Sorceress. SP: Single Player. Usually refers to single-player mode of Diablo II. Sparky: Bremm Sparkfist. Super Unique in Act 3. Spec: Spectral Hit. SPF: Single Player Forum Spear: Bone Spear. A Necromancer attack skill. Spike: Wizardspike Elite Unique Bone Knife. Spirit: Bone Spirit. A Necromancer attack skill. SPoints: Skill Points. SS: Stone Skin. S/S: Sword/Shield. SS (Storm): Stormshield Elite Unique Monarch Shield. Stam: Stamina. Stormspire: Stormspire Elite Unique Giant Thresher. STR: Strength. Strat: Strategy. String (SoE): String of Ears Exceptional Unique Demonhide Sash. SW (Warrior): Shadow Warrior. SW: Shock Wave. A Druid shape shifting skill. SW: Shock Web. An Assassin Trap Tree skill. Tal's ________: Piece of Tal Rasha's Wrappings Set. Made for Sorceresses Tarn: Tarnhelm Unique Skull Cap. TE (Tele): Teleport. A Sorceress Skill on the lightning tree. Thx: Thanks. TGod (TGV): Thundergod's Vigor Exceptional Unique War Belt. Tiamat's: Tiamat's Rebuke Exceptional Unique Dragon Shield. Titan's: Titan's Revenge Unique Ceremonial Javelin. TK: Telekinesis. A Sorceress Skill on the lightning tree. T/O: Top Offer. Used in trading items. TP: Town Portal. TP: Teleport. A Sorceress skill on the lightning tree. Trang's _______: Piece of Trang-Oul's Avatar set. Made for the Necromancer. Trav: Travincal in Act 3. TS: Thunderstorm. Sorceress lightning tree attack skill. TS: Tiger Strike. ttyl: Talk to you later. Tucs: Bartuc's Cut-Throat Unique Greater Talons. Twitch: Twitchthroe Unique Studded Leather Armor. ty: Thank you. tyt: Take your time. tyvm: Thank you very much. Uber: Awesome, Ultimate, Elite Ume's: Ume's Lament Unique Grave Wand. Unid'd: Unidentified. USETF: United-States East Trade Forum. Valk: Valkyrie. A skill on the Amazon Passive and Magic tree. Valor: Arkaine's Valor Elite Unique Balrog Skin. Vamp: Vampiregaze Exceptional Unique Grim Helm. VIT: Vitality. Vlld: Very low-level dueling. W8: Wait. Wb: Welcome back. WB: WereBear. A Druid shape shifting skill. WB: Weapon Block. An Assassin Shadow Disciplines Skills. WC: War Cry. A Barbarian warcry. Weap: Weapon. WF (Windforce): Windforce Elite Unique Hydra Bow. WizSpike (Wiz): Wizardspike Elite Unique Bone Knife. WoF: Wake of Fire. WoI: Wake of Inferno. Wote (WOE): Wall of the Eyeless Unique Bone Shield. Wounds: Open Wounds. WoW: World of Warcraft. An on-coming Blizzard game. WP: Waypoint. WSK (WK2): Worldstone Keep Level 2 in Act 5. WUG: "What you got?". Common B.Net Trade talk meaning "What do you have to offer?" WUW: "What you want?". Common B.Net Trade talk meaning "What do you want for that item?" WW: WereWolf. A Druid shape shifting skill. WW: Whirlwind. A Barbarian combat skill. WWS: Witchwild String Exceptional Unique Short Siege Bow. Xbow: Crossbow. Xfer: Transfer. XP: Experience. YMMV: Your mileage may vary. y: Yes. yw: You're welcome. Zerk: Berzerk. A Barbarian combat skill. Zon: Amazon. Glossary of D2 Terms Dropping (of items): The act of entering a game to present any player in that game with items as freely given gifts, to be distributed among the players in the game as they see fit. Flaming: Making a personal attack or insulting remark, intended to incite anger. Hork(ing): Using the Barbarian skill Find Item on corpses of slain enemies can yield items, dubbed horking. Leaching: Gaining experience by partying with higher level characters in late game areas (rather than actually playing the game) Muling: The process of transferring items involving 2 or more characters not currently playing in the game. No-Twink (Untwinked): No-twink groups and players use and equip only what they find in no-twink play. No items are brought into no-twink play from outside games or sources. Nerf: Generally refers to spells or weapons that have their effectiveness reduced in a patch. Purist: Characters who only use items they found themselves. No trading, transfering of items from other characters, or Magic Finding. Rushing: A low level character getting pushed through levels of the game by a much higher level character, where the lower character could not play effectively alone. Storing: Transferring items from one in-game character to a character not in game. Transferring: Interchanging items between characters, including activites referred to as muling, twinking and storing. Trolling: Making provocative, controversial or offensive remarks, intended to create a confrontational response. Twinking: Transferring items from one character not currently in-game to a character in game for the latter character's use, and the reciprocal transer of items from the playing character to a mule. "Twinking" is often referred to as using muled items to equip a character with superior items than would be found solely in playing that character.