Taunt can refer to several things in World of Warcraft.
- Main article: Aggro
Taunt can refer to the class abilities that allow players to attract attention of a mob. They include the following:
- Death Knight's and .
- Demon Hunter's .
- Druid's .
- Hunter's and their pets' .
- Paladin's .
- Warrior's .
- Shaman's .
Other classes have high aggro abilities that generate set amount of threat. They include:
These abilities do not function identically. "True" taunts both force a mob to attack the taunter for a few seconds and give the taunter enough threat to top the aggro list. Other abilities (like Challenging Roar and Challenging Shout) compel temporary attacks but do not give aggro; if the taunter fails to build aggro quickly, the monster will go back to its previous target when the effect expires. Still others merely generate a large chunk of threat, but do not compel mobs at all.
/yellto call members of the enemy force Bad Names during PvP Raids.
- Note: The enemy force only see gibberish when you do this, so it tends to be a bit lost on them, but they get the general idea.
- Using the slash command
/tauntto show an animation and play a sound that would be spiteful to an enemy player.