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A PvP glossary of comps, cleaves, and colloquialisms

A PvP glossary of comps, cleaves, and colloquialisms
I was having a chat the other day with fellow WoW Insider writer Anne Stickney when she brought up the topic of Arena team composition names. Anne's guildmates had been talking about some of the more bizarre ones such as African Turtle Cleave (which is generally a protection warrior, a hunter, and a healing paladin or other healer), and Anne had never really heard much about these comp names. She suggested a column explaining them or at least spelling a few of them out.

I thought it was a great idea for a topic to explain some of the naming conventions and to throw open the floor for other contributions from our readers. I'll also go some way into starting a kind of PvP glossary. I've been scouring the official forums and the like for threads where people ask questions of this nature to come up with a compendium of terminology to help you all out.

Now, a caveat -- and it's a big one. Particularly with the Arena composition names, there are some really bizarre ones out there. Some like the African Turtle Cleave have become pretty ubiquitous, but some are still very obscure. Others are really rather unsavory, and those aren't going to be up here.

If you add new ones in the comments and you can put in some links to prove their validity, I'll edit them into the piece, so get involved. And if there are terms I miss, ask; they can be edited in as well. I'm not even going to try to explain where some of the stranger ones come from; if you want to, then go for it!

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Filed under: Blood Sport (Arena PvP)

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