Emotes allow players to role-play and act their emotions via their characters by enabling gesturing that can be performed via /commands. The Elder Scrolls Online has an extensive lists of emotes, detailed below.

On PS4 and XboxOne, you can use the emotes by entering the chat window or by slotting them via the quickslot window. On PC, the emote list is available on the help screen (F1 by default) as an icon with the happy/sad theatre masks in the top right corner. Blue items indicate that they are affected by the current “personality” being applied to your character.

Most emotes will return to /idle after they complete. Looping emotes do not. Some will loop the entire animation indefinitely, while others will play an introductory animation and then settle into a loop. Still others will continuously display a series of random animations.

CeremonialCheers & JeersEmotionsEntertainmentFood and DrinkGive DirectionsPhysicalPoses and FidgetsPropSocialCrown StoreCollectiblesPersonality Only
  • /attention
  • /bestowblessing {longer version}
  • /bless
  • /blessing {until you cancel}
  • /bow
  • /bow2 {with hand flare}
  • /handtoheart
  • /honor
  • /kneel
  • /kneelpray
  • /pray
  • /ritual
  • /salute {one arm}
  • /saluteloop
  • /salute2 {arms crossed}
  • /saluteloop2
  • /salute3 {right hand within left}
  • /saluteloop3
  • /approve
  • /boo
  • /cheer
  • /clap {loop}
  • /disapprove
  • /dishonor
  • /dismiss
  • /doom
  • /exasperated
  • /facepalm
  • /fistpump
  • /goaway
  • /grats
  • /handsonhips
  • /impatient
  • /leaveme
  • /rude
  • /shakefist
  • /shh
  • /shout
  • /spit
  • /taunt
  • /thank
  • /thanks
  • /thankyou {no noticeable difference}
  • /threaten
  • /thumbsdown
  • /thumbsup
  • /wagfinger
  • /whistle
  • /angry
  • /annoyed
  • /armscrossed
  • /confused
  • /cry {loop}
  • /crying {loop}
  • /cuckoo
  • /disgust
  • /downcast
  • /drunk
  • /headscratch
  • /heartbroken
  • /humble
  • /laugh
  • /lol
  • /sad
  • /scared
  • /sigh
  • /surprised
  • /surrender
  • /applaud
  • /bored
  • /celebrate {loop}
  • /dance
  • /dancealtmer
    /danceargonian
    /dancebosmer
    /dancebreton
    /dancedarkelf
    /dancedrunk
    /dancedunmer
    /dancehighelf
    /danceimperial
    /dancekhajiit
    /dancenord
    /danceorc
    /danceredguard
    /dancewoodelf
  • /drum
  • /flute
  • /horn
  • /juggleflame
  • /lute
  • /bdcake
  • /drink {mug}
  • /drink2 {wine goblet – holds goblet until cancelled}
  • /drink3 {bottle}
  • /eat {drumstick}
  • /eat2 {bread}
  • /eat3 {apple}
  • /eat4 {bowl and spoon}
  • /eatbread
  • /meal {eat of plate}
  • /pie {hold pie and fork it}
  • /potion {like drink2 but goblet disappears}
  • /pour
  • /prov
  • /smallbread
  • /soupbowl
  • /beckon
  • /blowkiss
  • /come
  • /followme
  • /point
  • /pointb {behind}
    /pointd {down}
    /pointl {left}
    /pointr {right}
    /pointu {up}
  • /rally
  • /search
  • /self
  • /stop
  • /you
  • /cower
  • /crouch
  • /jumpingjacks
  • /kick
  • /knock
  • /lookup
  • /poke
  • /push
  • /pushup
  • /pushups {slight difference from pushup}
  • /sit {sit ground, arms crossed}
  • /sit2 {sit kneeled}
    /sit3 {sit ground legs to side 45′ left}
    /sit4 {sit ground legs outstretched to front, left foot tapping}
    /sit5 {sit ground legs bend up to chest, head bowed, hands crossed on knees}
    /sit6 {sit ground right leg outstretched, left bent up, arms supporting behind}
  • /situps
  • /sleep {on side, hands as pillow}
  • /sleep2 {on back}
  • /smash
  • /stagger
  • /stomp
  • /take
  • /tap
  • /touch
  • /breathless
  • /cold
  • /dustoff
  • /faint
  • /headache
  • /huh
  • /idle {shift weight / shoulders}
  • /idle2 {hands behind back}
    /idle3 {look left / right}
    /idle4 {breathing heavier}
    /idle5 {hands on hips}
  • /knockeddown
  • /knuckles
  • /leanback
  • /leanbackcoin
  • /leanside
  • /phew
  • /playdead
  • /preen
  • /rubhands
  • /scratch
  • /shieldeyes
  • /shrug
  • /sick
  • /stretch
  • /tilt
  • /yawn
  • /bucketsplash
  • /controlrod
  • /hammer
  • /hammerlow
    /hammerwall
  • /letterlookup
  • /rake
  • /read
  • /shovel
  • /sitchair
  • /sweep
  • /torch
  • /twiddle
  • /wand
  • /wand2 {longer}
  • /write
  • /beg
  • /beggar
  • /brushoff
  • /comehere
  • /congrats
  • /congratulate
  • /curtsey {same as /bow}
  • /flirt
  • /give
  • /greet
  • /hail
  • /hello
  • /kiss
  • /kowtow {“I’m not worthy”}
  • /no
  • /nod
  • /overhere
  • /payme
  • /plead
  • /wave
  • /welcome
  • /whisper
  • /yes
  • /admireme
  • /flex
  • /bullhorns (DLC – Horns of the Reach) Enter one of the two dungeons for the first time.
  • Assassin (Dark Brotherhood)
  • /eat3 {eat apple of knife}
  • /greet {examine point of knife}
  • /leanback {leanback take dagger out, flip dagger, return to sheath}
  • /leanside {slyly survey the surrounding, play with weapon, return to sheath}
  • Idle: Takes dagger out of sheath and twirls it non-chalantly puts it back in the sheath then removes it moments later to examine the edge.

    Brassy Assassin
    Emulate the distinctive attitude of a certain bold and brassy Morag Tong assassin with this brash and irreverent personality–and just hope she finds it flattering rather than irritating!
  • /stretch {stretches shoulders by bending arms and applying some pressure with other hand and then rotating neck}
  • /idle2 {places left hand on hip, shifts weight a bit to the left, staring left and occasionally glancing to the right}
  • On activation, shifts weight to rear left leg and place right hand on rear hip. Idle: Switches resting hands on alternating hips. Occasionally, wipes mouth with left hand and folding arms on chest.

    Commander
  • /rubhands {rubs hands as to be shaking dust off them}
  • /handsonhips {moves hand from behind back to side}
  • /brushoff
  • Idle: Stands with bent arms behind back forming a diamond and resembles the classic pose of a ship’s captain on the bridge of the vessel


    Drunk
  • /laugh {belly laugh holding drink then raise arms up}
  • /cheer {hearty cheer while moving mug forward as to “clink” mug with another player}
  • /drink {classic “chugging” of the mug followed by belch}
  • /sick {places hands on mouth and appears to look for place to vomit which in the end is the character’s mug}
  • On activation, pours self a drink from a vase. Idle: Appears to struggle to keep upper body from swaying back and forth.

    Duchess
    One may have to associate with individuals of low degree, but that’s no reason for vulgar behavior, indelicate gestures, or poor posture. Class always tells, don’t you think? — Duchesss Olivie Delrusc.
  • /flirt {left hand on hip, fan appears in right, fans self and occasionally stops to fix hair}
  • /preen {as if looking in a mirror, gestures hands around head as if making subtle adjustments, and turns both directions to see if clothes make butt look fat}
  • /tilt {pulls out a hand mirror and admires self. Occasional, hair adjustment} On activation, drops arms to side, pivots torso to right, and head turned to the front. Idle: pivots and raises left hand as to order a drink in an inn.

    Jester
  • /cheer {pulls confetti out of mouth several times}
  • /spit {fire breathing with torches}
  • /leanside {very low “tough-guy” leanback on elbow}
  • /bow {flourishing bow with a quick return to standing)
  • /idle2 {grand gesture to the right}
  • /idle3 {quick gesture with hand and then slight lean back}
  • /idle 4 {slight gesture of left hand then slight lean forward with left held forward/side with hand open}
  • On activation, makes a very theatrical bow. Idle: Head up, hands on hips, one foot slightly in front of the other. Perodically will suddenly switch feet forward.
    Running: melodramatic fascistic like march.


    Scholar
  • /threaten {leans back as if to prevent person nearby from seeing what is being written}
  • /annoyed {moves book to the left and dismissively waves person or thing away}
  • /tilt
  • /kneel {sits on knees, reads book while scanning with fingers}
  • /yes {pauses writing and nods}
  • On activation, begins writing in a journal, occassionally stoping to lick quill and turn page.
    Idle:pivots and raises left hand as to order a drink in an inn.


    Telvanni Magister (Morrowind)
  • /Read {casts spell to summon two floating books}
  • /juggleflame {juggles bright sphere while swirling particle effects light up hands}
  • /ritual {summon bright sphere and swirls it in front of upper body}
  • /doom {similar to ritual but it fails}
  • /idle2 {similar to standing at attention}
  • /ilde4 {puts hands in front fingertips on each hand touching and moving away}
  • /armscrossed
  • /tilt
  • On activation, one arm crossed width-wise on chest while other elbow rests on it and hand occasionally rubs chin. Idle: Pivots and raises left hand as to order a drink in an inn.

    Thief
    On activation, crouches a bit and twist upper body to the right to create a narrower profile. Idle: Periodically scans the area or rubs hands together, fingers frequently moving slowly as if to keep nimble. Movement: Moves in a semi-crouched position.

    Others
    These personalities are obtained from the Crown Store and only alter idle emotes of the characters:
  • Cheerful
  • Furious
  • Heroic
  • Melancholy