Most of the actions by interacting with the interface, you can also perform by entering a text command into the chat command-line. A list of known commands, and their help descriptions follows, sorted by category. Vanguard's command-line is also predictive, meaning that if you type an incomplete command, it will interpret it as the closest command to the string you entered. Example: "/corpse" will be interpreted as "/corpsedrag"
FORMAT: /abilities Lists your current spells and abilities
FORMAT: /abilitiesattached Shows the set of abilities that are attached to your character
FORMAT: /abilitymaster <ability keyword> <mastery slot> Commits the spell to memory in a mastery slot.
FORMAT: /cancelbuff <buff name>
- This is a useful way of removing buffs that you no longer want, even if the icon is not displayed.
- If the buff icon is visible in your defenses list, you can also simply right click to remove it.
- Example usage: /cancelbuff "Infusion I"
FORMAT: /cast <ability keyword> Activates the ability
- This is the main command for using any skill or spell, and is the macro that all skill buttons use.
- Example usage: /cast "Mental Blast II"
FORMAT: /details <ability keyword> Gives detailed information on an ability.
FORMAT: /playsong "<name>" /playsong is a command for bards, that will attempt to begin playing the song that matches the name specified as a parameter.
FORMAT: /stopsong If you are currently playing a song (as a bard), when you use this command you will stop playing the song
- This is a useful macro to have on your hotbar as a Bard.
These commands are usable when you are standing at a crafting Assembly Station.
FORMAT: /assemble Attempts to assemble currently selected ingredients
FORMAT: /assemblyaddingredient <item keyword> [number] Add an ingredient to your assembly list
FORMAT: /assemblybegin Initiates a text based method of assembly
FORMAT: /assemblycancel Cancels an assembly session
FORMAT: /assemblydisplay Displays currently selected assembly ingredients
FORMAT: /assemblyremoveingredient <item keyword> [number] Remove an ingredient from your assembly list
These commands require you to be standing with a bank NPC targeted.
FORMAT: /bankadditem <item keyword> [stack number] Moves item(s) from your inventory to your bank.
FORMAT: /bankdisplay Displays a comma separated list of items in the bank. Display is prefixed with the line '---- Bank Items ----'
/1, /2, /3, /4, /5, /6, /7, /8, /9, /10
FORMAT: /1 <message> Says "message" to the chat channel mapped to /1
- These are shortcuts that allow you to quickly change the channel you are speaking on.
- Usually by starting to type /<number>, you will see the channel name appear.
FORMAT: /autojoin [view/add/set] [mychannel,mychannel2:mypassword,...] Chat channel autojoin list administration command Type "/autojoin view" (or just "/autojoin" without any parameters to view the list Type "/autojoin add" followed by a list of channels separated by commas to add them to the list Type "/autojoin set" followed by a list of channels separated by commas to replace the list Type "/autojoin set" without any additional parameters to clear the list
FORMAT: /guildsay <message> Sends a message to all people in your guild
- This command lists all of the channels you are currently in. It is worth noting that while you can choose to join as many channels as you like, only the first nine will be active at a time.
FORMAT: /mindsay <message>
- This accesses the "Union of Thought" channel, available only to Psionicists with the ability "Union of Thought II" or greater active.
/msg FORMAT: /msg <person> <message> Sends a private message to the person you specified.
FORMAT: /say <message> Sends a message to all people in your vicinity.
FORMAT: /send <person> <message> Sends a private message to the person you specified.
FORMAT: /setchannelpassword <channel name> [number] Changes the password of the provided chat channel.
FORMAT: /shout <message> Sends a message to all people in the same region you are in.
FORMAT: /tell <person> <message> Sends a private message to the person you specified.
FORMAT: /telltargetdefensive <msg> Sends a private message to your defensive target if your defensive target is a player.
FORMAT: /telltargetoffensive <msg> Sends a private message to your offensive target if your offensive target is a player.
FORMAT: /ttd <msg> Sends a private message to your defensive target if your defensive target is a player.
FORMAT: /tto <msg> Sends a private message to your offensive target if your offensive target is a player.
FORMAT: /whisper <person> <message> Sends a private message to the person you specified.
In VG you can make different words or charaters different colors. This can be really useful when making macros for buffs or notifying guild members in raids when to burn or hold back etc.
Format: <color=> </color=>
Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, White, Black, Brown, Orange, Cyan, Purple, Silver, Gold, highlight
hightlight will be used to highlight current color.
FORMAT: /assist or /assist <name> /assist will assist your defensive target /assist <name> will assist the name of the pc you specify
FORMAT: /assistoffensive /assist will assist your offensive target
FORMAT: /autoattacktoggle Turns autoattack on or off.
FORMAT: /combatformset <form name> Changes your combat form
FORMAT: /combatreactionactivate <reaction number> Attempt to activate a combat reaction.
FORMAT: /combatstyleset <Offensive|Defensive|Neutral> Sets your combat style
- This prematurely ends your current spellcasting, and can be useful for counter-spell macros.
FORMAT: /craftingaddsecondary When presented with the option, add the secondary ingredient to the crafting process.
FORMAT: /craftingchangetoolbelt For use only during crafting. Populates a window with all your toolbelts for use in changing toolbelts.
FORMAT: /craftingselectaction <number> Execute the crafting action in the crafting actions window that corresponds with number, counting from the left in the UI.
FORMAT: /craftingselectstep <number> Select the step in the recipe that corresponds with the number, starting from the left in the UI.
FORMAT: /recipesdisplay Lists your recipes.
FORMAT: /refineadditem <item keyword> Move an item from your inventory to your refining workbench.
FORMAT: /refinecancel Cancel or end the crafting process.
FORMAT: /refineremoveitem <item keyword> Moves an item from your refining workbench to your inventory.
FORMAT: /refinesetrecipe <recipe name> Set the recipe you want to use in refining.
FORMAT: /refiningrecipeinfo <recipe name> Displays detailed information on a refining recipe
Note that with target-optional emotes, Vanguard will assume you wish perform the emote towards your defensive target, then your offensive target, if nothing is specified.
The complete list of emotes are published in a separate article. See Emotes.
FORMAT: /flush Clears the game's caches, causing assets to be reloaded.
FORMAT: /rend Changes the render quality of the game. (Rend 1 through rend 5 are currently supported)
FORMAT: /guilddeclineinvite Declines a guild invite.
FORMAT: /guilddelete Deletes your guild if you are the Guild Leader.
FORMAT: /guilddemote <Player Name>. Demotes a specified player in the guild one rank.
Format: /guildinvite <Player Name>. Invites a player to join your guild. You must be an officer or higher to invite players.
FORMAT: /guildmotd Displays the Message of the Day for your guild.
FORMAT: /guildmotdset <message to display> or <clear> to clear the guild motd. Sets the guild message of the day.
FORMAT: /guildpromote <Player Name>. Promotes a specified player in the guild one rank.
FORMAT: /guildquit Remove you from your current guild.
FORMAT: /guildremove <Player Name>. Removes specified player from the guild.
FORMAT: /combatinv Prints out a list of your combat inventory.
FORMAT: /destroy <item keyword> Destroys an item from your current inventory target (main inventory or currently open container).
FORMAT: /equipment Prints out a list of your equipped items.
FORMAT: /examine <item keyword>, /examine corpse, /examine <item keyword> corpse Take a closer look at an item in your inventory, at a corpse, or at an item on a corpse.
FORMAT: /get <item keyword> <container keyword> OR /get <item keyword> corpse Moves an item from a container to your main inventory or moves an item from a corpse to your main inventory. Coming soon: get all <item keyword> <container keyword>
FORMAT: /inventory Prints out a list of your inventory.
FORMAT: /itemuse <item keyword> Activates a magic item
FORMAT: /look <item keyword>, /look corpse, /look <item keyword> corpse Take a closer look at an item in your inventory, at a corpse, or at an item on a corpse.
FORMAT: /put <item keyword> <container keyword> Put an item from the current inventory target (either main inventory or the currently open container) into the specified container.
FORMAT: /remove <item keyword> Stop wearing or wielding the specified item.
FORMAT: /stack all <item keyword> or /stack <item keyword> <item keyword> If the "all" keyword is specified, tries to combine all items of the type specified by the keyword into one stack. Otherwise combines the two stacks specified.
FORMAT: /unstack <item keyword> <number to split off> Forms a new stack of items from the original.
FORMAT: /wear <item keyword> [equipment slot] If no equipment slot is supplied, tries to equip the specified item to its default equipment location.
FORMAT: /groupacceptinvite If a group invite is pending, accept it.
FORMAT: /groupboot <member name> Kick someone out of the group. Only the group leader may use this command.
FORMAT: /groupcancelinvite Cancel the last group invite sent. Only the group leader may use this command.
FORMAT: /groupdeclineinvite If a group invite is pending, decline it.
FORMAT: /groupdisband Disbands the group. Only the group leader may use this command.
FORMAT: /groupinvite <player name> Invites a player to join your group. If no player name is supplied, attempts to invite your defensive target.
FORMAT: /groupleader <group member name> Promotes a new member as leader of the group. Only the group leader may use this command. If no group member is specified, attempts to use your defensive target.
FORMAT: /groupname <name> Assigns a new name to the group. Only the group leader may use this command.
FORMAT: /grouppromote <group member name> Promotes a new member as leader of the group. Only the group leader may use this command. If no group member is specified, attempts to use your defensive target.
FORMAT: /invite <player name> Invites a player to join your group. If no player name is supplied, attempts to invite your defensive target.
FORMAT: /afk [message] Toggles your "away from keyboard" status. A default message is used if one isn't specified.
FORMAT: /ambientvolume <volume value between 0.0 (off) and 1.0 (full volume)> Allows you to set the volume for ambient sounds (such as the nature sounds like wind, crickets, and birds) in game. "/ambientvolume 0.5" would set the ambient sound volume to 50% of full volume.
- This accepts a pending invitation to join a brotherhood.
- This declines a pending invitation to join a brotherhood.
- This invites your current defensive target, or the named player, to join your brotherhood. This command may only be used by the brotherhood's leader.
- This leaves your current brotherhood. Note that there is a cooldown timer before you may join a brotherhood again.
- This sets the message of the day for your brotherhood, which will be displayed to players upon logging in. This command may only be used by the brotherhood's leader.
- This names your brotherhood, which appears in the brotherhood's statistics. This command may only be used by the brotherhood's leader.
- This sets your note field to the requested string.
- This promotes the specified player or your defensive target to leader of your brotherhood. This command may only be used by the brotherhood's current leader.
- This removes your defensive target or the specified player from your brotherhood. They will not be able to rejoin a brotherhood until a cooldown timer has expired.
- This shows all relevant information about your brotherhood and its members in the chat window.
- This opens the interface to report a bug.
FORMAT: /callpcaccept Accepts an incoming Call of Hero spell being cast on you.
FORMAT: /callpcdecline Declines an incoming Call of Hero spell being cast on you.
- This begins the process of logging you out to the character selection screen.
FORMAT: /chatconnect Attempts to reconnect you to the chat server.
- This clears your offensive and defensive targets.
FORMAT: /combattext Toggles the display of combat-related text appearing overhead.
FORMAT: /consent <player's first name> Add a player to the list of people who can drag your tombstone.
FORMAT: /corpsedrag Moves target tombstone to your location.
FORMAT: /craftinghintsenable Enable one-time hints for crafting events.
FORMAT: /cyclewieldpreference /cyclewieldpreference will cycle through your wield preferences. Your current options may be limited by what you are currently doing. The full list of options, in order, is: melee sheathed, ranged sheathed, melee unsheathed, ranged unsheathed.
FORMAT: /help [command name] To get help on a specific command, type "/help" followed by the name of the command (e.g. "/help /smile" or "/help smile"). Type "/listcommands" to see a list of available commands.
FORMAT: /hintsenable Enable one-time hints for gameplay events.
FORMAT: /hintsreset Reset the hints popups.
FORMAT: /lfg [adv/harv/any] [message] Changes your "Looking for Group" status. If the type parameter is not provided, you'll be set as looking for an adventuring group.
FORMAT: /lfm [min level] [max level] [class abbreviations] [message] Sets your group as "Looking For More" players of the provided criteria. All parameters are optional, and can be provided in any order, except for "message" which must come last. Example queries: /lfm war pal 30 35 Spider Caves - Looking for Warriors and Paladins between levels 30 and 35 for Spider Caves. /lfm 20 30 - Looking for any classes between levels 20 and 30. /lfm 50 bmg Good healers only! - Looking for a level 50 Blood Mage. /lfm Forming a Spider Caves group! - Looking for any players of any level for Spider Caves. /lfm - Opens the LFM window. /lfm off - Turns off LFM for your group.
FORMAT: /listcommands [category] Displays a list of commands of the provided category that you can use. Valid categories: abilities, assembly, bank, chat, combat, combatui, crafting, emote, graphics, group, guild, harvesting, inventory, loot, merchant, misc, movement, parlay, psionics, quests, recipetrainer, statistics, taskmaster, time, trade, trainer, traveljournal, ui
FORMAT: /log <window> Actively logs a chat window. Using this command repeatedly acts as a toggle. The logfile is automatically generated with a time and date stamp in the name.
/login FORMAT: /login <login name> <password> [Server IP] Logs you into the WorldServer, defaults to testserver.sgo if no IP is supplied.
FORMAT: /musicvolume <volume value between 0.0 (off) and 1.0 (full volume)> Allows you to set the volume for music in game. "/musicvolume 0.5" would set the music volume to 50% of full volume.
- This toggles the display of names over players' and NPC's heads.
FORMAT: /newchatwindow <window name> /newchatwindow will create a new chat window with the specified name, as long as a window with that name does not already exist.
FORMAT: /nickname <nickname> <fullname> Adds a nickname for a player's full name which can then be used for commands that require you to type a player's name, such as /tell, /assist, etc... Do not use quotes around the fullname. Example: "/nickname am Aradune Mithara" would allow you to "/tell am Hello!" which would send a tell to the player named Aradune Mithara.
FORMAT: /pet <pet command> Gives commands to your pet. Available pet commands: summon (summons a pet) follow (make the pet follow you) stay (make the pet stay where it is) dismiss (releases/unsummons your pet)
- This opens the petitioning interface.
- This command allows you to name your pet. Note: Only permanent (Necromancer) pets may be named.
- This shows the amount of time you have played your current character in the chat window.
- This immediately closes Vanguard. Note: Your character will remain in the game world for 20 seconds.
FORMAT: /select <character name> [Chunk X] [Chunk Y] Selects a character to play, and if the optional chunk x and y are given, it moves the character to that chunk.
/setallchatfiltersFORMAT: /setallchatfilters <on/off>