Marks your character as AFK

/afk message

You can also use away.


Optional - This argument lets you define a custom auto-reply message.


  • Your status in the guild pane will be shown as <AFK> instead of Online
  • <AFK> will also appear next to your name above your character.
  • Whispers sent to your character will trigger an auto-response "<name> is Away From Keyboard.".
  • Typing this command in a battleground will remove you from the battleground, and you will receive the "Deserter" debuff just as if you had chose to leave the battleground from the minimap menu.
  • If you are already AFK and you do not have Auto-clear AFK turned on in the options, this will remove your AFK status.
  • The "away" alias was added in patch 4.0