World of Warcraft Emotes Guide

Learn how to make your character laugh, cry, and more on Windows PCs

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World of Warcraft first launched on PC in 2004 and is one of the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, it's the fourth released title in the Warcraft universe. As you play the game, you'll create and level a character, go on quests, defeat various monsters, and explore a vast digital world. But, your character can do more than kill things.

Emotes are commands that make your character perform specific movements, such as waving, coughing, dancing, or pointing. Emotes are an excellent way to convey a feeling to the players around you, especially if you're into the role-playing aspects of the game.

Here's a guide to the World of Warcraft emote system.

This guide is specifically for emotes in World of Warcraft for Windows PC. There are also guides for dungeon etiquette and mounts.

World of Warcraft Emotes List

To use any of the emotes on this list, press Enter to display the chat window and type the command into the prompt.

The below emotes will change depending on whether or not you have a player character or NPC targeted. For example, typing "/beckon" makes you beckon everyone around you, but specifying a target (/beckon [target]) lets you beckon that person alone.

Emote Command Emote
/agree You agree.
/amaze You are amazed!
/angry You raise your fist in anger.
/apologize You apologize to everyone. Sorry!
/applaud You applaud. Bravo!
/bark You bark. Woof woof!
/bashful You are bashful.
/beckon You beckon everyone over to you.
/beg You beg everyone around you. How pathetic.
/belch, /burp You let out a loud belch.
/bite You look around for someone to bite.
/bleed, /blood Blood oozes from your wounds.
/blink You blink your eyes.
/blow You blow a kiss into the wind.
/blush You blush.
/boggle You boggle at the situation.
/bonk You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh!
/bored You are overcome with boredom. Oh the drudgery!
/bounce You bounce up and down.
/bow You bow down graciously.
/bravo You applaud. Bravo!
/brandish You brandish your weapon fiercely.
/brb You let everyone know you'll be right back.
/bye, /goodbye You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/cackle You cackle maniacally at the situation.
/calm You remain calm.
/cat, /catty You scratch yourself. Ah, much better!
/charge You start to charge.
/cheer You cheer!
/chew You begin to cheer.
/chicken, /strut With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/chuckle You let out a hearty chuckle.
/clap You clap excitedly.
/cold You let everyone know that you are cold.
/comfort You need to be comforted.
/commend You commend everyone on a job well done.
/confused You are hopelessly confused.
/congrats, /congratulate You congratulate everyone around you.
/cough You let out a hacking cough.
/cower You cower in fear.
/crack You crack your knuckles.
/cringe You cringe in fear.
/cry You cry.
/cuddle You need to be cuddled.
/curious You express your curiosity to those around you.
/curtsey You curtsey.
/dance You burst into dance.
/ding You reached a new level. DING!
/disappointed You frown.
/doh You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh!
/doom You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/drink You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers!
/drool A tendril of drool runs down your lip.
/duck You duck for cover.
/eat You begin to eat.
/excited You talk excitedly with everyone.
/eye You cross your eyes.
/facepalm You cover your face with your palm.
/farewell You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/fart You fart loudly. Whew...what stinks?
/fear You cower in fear.
/feast You begin to eat.
/fidget You fidget.
/flap With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/flee You yell for everyone to flee!
/flex You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong!
/flirt You flirt.
/flop You flop about helplessly.
/followme You motion for everyone to follow.
/food You are hungry!
/frown You frown.
/gasp You gasp.
/gaze You gaze off into the distance.
/giggle You giggle.
/glad You are filled with happiness!
/glare You glare angrily.
/gloat You gloat over everyone's misfortune.
/golfclap You clap half heartedly, clearly unimpressed.
/greet, /greetings You greet everyone warmly.
/grin You grin wickedly.
/groan You begin to groan.
/grovel You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience.
/growl You growl menacingly.
/guffaw You let out a boisterous guffaw!
/hail You hail those around you.
/happy You are filled with happiness!
/healme You call out for healing!
/hello, /hi You greet everyone with a hearty hello!
/helpme You cry out for help!
/highfive You put up your hand for a high five.
/hug You need a hug!
/hungry You are hungry!
/impatient You fidget.
/incoming You warn everyone of incoming enemies!
/insult You think everyone around you is a son of a motherless ogre.
/introduce You introduce yourself to everyone.
/jk You were just kidding!
/kiss You blow a kiss into the wind.
/kneel You kneel down.
/knuckles You crack your knuckles.
/laugh You laugh.
/lavish You praise the Light.
/lay, /laydown, /lie, /liedown You lie down.
/lick You lick your lips.
/listen You are listening!
/laugh, /lol You laugh.
/lost You are hopelessly lost.
/love You feel the love.
/mad You raise your fist in anger.
/massage You need a massage!
/moan You moan suggestively.
/mock You mock life and all it stands for.
/moo Mooooooooooo. (Tauren only)
/moon You drop your trousers and moon everyone.
/mourn In quiet contemplation, you mourn the loss of the dead.
/no You clearly state, NO.
/nod You nod.
/nosepick, /pick With a finger deep in one nostril, you pass the time.
/oom You announce that you have low mana!
/openfire You give the order to open fire.
/panic You run around in a frenzied state of panic.
/party You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers!
/pat You need a pat.
/peer You peer around, searchingly.
/peon You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience.
/pest You shoo the measly pests away.
/pity You pity those around you.
/plead You drop to your knees and plead in desperation.
/point You point over yonder.
/poke You poke your belly and giggle.
/ponder You ponder the situation.
/pounce You pounce out from the shadows.
/praise You praise the Light.
/pray You pray to the Gods.
/purr You purr like a kitten.
/puzzle You are puzzled. What's going on here?
/question You want to know the meaning of life.
/raise You raise your hand in the air.
/rasp, /rude You make a rude gesture.
/rdy, /ready You let everyone know that you are ready!
/rear You shake your rear.
/regret You are filled with regret.
/roar You roar with bestial vigor. So fierce!
/rofl You roll you eyes.
/sad You hang your head dejectedly.
/salute You stand at attention and salute.
/scared You are scared!
/scratch You scratch yourself. Ah, much better!
/sexy You're too sexy for your tunic...so sexy it hurts.
/shake You shake your rear.
/shimmy You shimmy before the masses.
/shindig You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers!
/shiver You shiver in your boots. Chilling!
/shoo You shoo the measly pests away.
/shrug You shrug. Who knows?
/shy You smile shyly.
/sigh You let out a long, drawn-out sigh.
/silly You tell a joke.
/sit You sit down.
/slap You slap yourself across the face. Ouch!
/sleep You fall asleep. Zzzzzzz.
/smell You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks!
/smile You smile.
/smirk A sly smirk spreads across your face.
/snarl You bare your teeth and snarl.
/snicker You quietly snicker to yourself.
/sniff You sniff the air around you. (Worgen only.)
/snub You snub all of the lowly peons around you.
/sob You cry.
/soothe You need to be soothed.
/sorry You apologize to everyone. Sorry!
/spit You spit on the ground.
/spoon You need to be cuddled.
/stand You stand up.
/stare You stare off into the distance.
/stink You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks!
/strong You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong!
/surprised You are so surprised!
/surrender You surrender to your opponents.
/talk You talk to yourself since no one else seems interested.
/talkex You talk excitedly with everyone.
/talkq You want to know the meaning of life.
/tap You tap your foot. Hurry up already!
/taunt You taunt everyone around you. Bring it fools!
/tease You are such a tease.
/thank You thank everyone around you.
/thanks, /ty You thank everyone around you.
/thirsty You are so thirsty. Can anyone spare a drink?
/threat, /threaten You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/tickle You want to be tickled. Hee hee!
/tired You let everyone know that you are tired.
/train "Choo Choo Train" animation and sound
/veto You veto the motion on the floor.
/victory You bask in the glory of victory.
/violin You begin to play the world's smallest violin.
/volunteer You raise your hand in the air.
/wait You ask everyone to wait.
/wave You wave.
/weep You cry.
/welcome You welcome everyone.
/whine You whine pathetically.
/whistle You let forth a sharp whistle.
/whoa You are blown away.
/wicked You grin wickedly.
/wickedly You grin wickedly.
/wink You wink slyly.
/woot You cheer!
/work You begin to work.
/wrath You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/yawn You yawn sleepily.
/yay You are filled with happiness!

World of Warcraft Voice Emotes

World of Warcraft's voice emotes are emotes that have speech files that play when you execute them. Here's the list:

Emote Command Emote
/v assist You ask for assistance.
/v bye You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/v charge You start to charge.
/v cheer You cheer!
/v congrats You congratulate everyone around you.
/v fire You give the command to fire.
/v flee You yell for everyone to flee!
/v flirt You flirt.
/v follow You motion for everyone to follow.
/v followme You motion for everyone to follow.
/v goodbye You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/v grats You congratulate everyone around you.
/v heal You ask for a heal.
/v hello You greet everyone with a hearty hello!
/v help You cry out for help!
/v inc, /v incoming You warn everyone of incoming enemies!
/v no You clearly state, NO.
/v outofmana, /v oom You announce that you have low mana!
/v raspberry You make a rude gesture.
/v silly You tell a joke.
/v thanks You thank everyone around you.
/v train "Choo Choo Train" animation and sound
/v wait You ask everyone to wait.
/v welcome You welcome everyone.
/v yes You nod.