ESO Terms and Acronyms

ESO Terms and Acronyms

Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO – Massively Multiplayer Online.

This means people from all over the world can play together, at the same time on the same server.

As a new player, you may not be familiar with some of the terms and lingo frequently used by other players in-game, so here is a list of the most common ones you should know.


GG – Good Game

GF – Good Fight

LF – Looking For

LFG – Looking for Group

WTS – Want to Sell

WTB – Want to Buy

NPC – Non-Player Character

PUG – Pick Up Group

MECHS – Mechanics

PROG – Progression Group

RNG – Random Number Generator

RP – Role Play

ERP – Exotic Role Play

TP – Teleport / Travel

GUILD – Raid Group

GT – Guild Trader

HS – Heavy Sack

TOONS – Characters

MAIN – Main Character

ALT – Alternative Characters

META – Most Popular Option

MIN-MAX – Optimal Performance


PVE – Player Vs. Environment

PVP – Player Vs. Player

BG – Battlegrounds

ADS / MOBS – Trash Fights

AOE – Area of Effect

CLEVE – Damage Near Target

DOTS – Damage Over Time

HOTS – Heal Over Time

DD – Damage Dealers

DPS – Damage Dealers, Damage Per Second

MT – Main Tank

OT – Off-Tank

FPS – Frames Per Second, Fashion Per Second

BUGGED – Glitching

HP – Health Points

MP – Magicka Points

AP – Alliance Points

Attribute Points – Health, Magicka, Stamina

CP – Champion Points

CC – Crowd Control

CD – Cooldown

GCD – Global Cooldown

LOS – Line of Sight

PULL – Taunt, Aggro

TRIALS – Raids (12-man)

BIS – Best In Slot

HM – Hard Mode

RIP – Rest In Peace

WIPE – Party Dies

SPAMMABLE – Spam Skill


PARSE – DPS Rotation

LA – Light Attack

HA – Heavy Attack

WEAVE – Weaving in LA + HA

ULT / ULTI – Ultimate Ability