D1 Chat Commands

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A list of in-game and battle.net chat channel commands, with commentary and advice. Taken from McFrugal's Battle.net 101 guide. As with most of the other D1 strategy guides archived in this wiki, this was written during Diablo's heydey in the late 1990s, and some of it is now out of date due to technical changes on Battle.net in the intervening years.

Chat Commands:[edit]

/whois <user>
/whereis <user>
/where <user>

These commands search for a person. If he's online, it will tell you where he is. Also, once you use this on someone you can always find that person, even if he's using a different character. Simply write down the account number it shows you and place that where his name would be. Make sure to use a "#" at the start of the number.

/away <reason>

Puts you in Away mode. People whispering to you or using /whois will see the reason you're away. To disable it, leave the <reason> blank.


Tells you what time it is, in your time zone and in Battle.net's time zone. Handy for figuring out what time the Blizzard Tech Support channel is open. Unfortunately, the local time always seems to be wrong...

/ignore <user>
/squelch <user>

These mute out any messages that person sends to you.

/unsquelch <user>

This disables the mute.

/whisper <user> <message>
/msg <user> <message>
/w <user> <message>

Simply a command to whisper to someone. No-one else can listen in on your conversation.


You rejoin the channel. Handy if you want to be at the bottom of the list.

/me <action>

Allows you to talk in yellow, in this format: <Name Action> This is what would happen if your name was "Name" and you typed "/me Action" People who don't have the 1.05 patch or higher can't see this (they can use it blindly though). If you want to talk behind the 1.04 users' backs, this is the way.

/dnd <message>

This blocks whispers. VERY handy if someone is whispering spam to you. When someone tries to whisper to you, they get that message. Use /dnd without a message to turn it off.

In-Game Commands:[edit]

/whois <user>
/whereis <user>
/where <user>

VERY handy. You can tell if someone is available to help you or join in your game, with this.

/whisper <user> <message>
/msg <user> <message>

You can talk to people in chat with this! Call for help, offer someone a game, just chat while killing stuff, the possibilities are endless.


These don't mute out what he says in the game, but when he goes into the chat, you won't be able to hear him. This is actually useful, as if someone is whispering Spam to you, you can get rid of it.


Same effect, if you want to let someone whisper to you again.


Yep, this works in-Game too.


Same here.

Op commands:[edit]

Ops are Channel Operators. This exists in Private channels only. They are the law and order in those private channels. You can tell someone's an Op when his picture turns into a Gavel (hammer) and he talks in white.

/ban <user>

Bans a person from the channel, and sends him to The Void (a channel). They can only come back in when the op changes.

/unban <user>

Removes a ban from a user.

/kick <user>

Kicks a user out of the channel, and sends him to The Void. He can come back if he wants to.

/designate <user>

Assigns someone as your heir. If you leave for any reason, that person gets op.