How to Replace an Inactive Guild Master

Updated: 7 months ago
Article ID: 50006
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Common Problems

  • Our guild leader doesn't play
  • I want to claim the leadership of the guild
  • I don't find the option to promote myself as guild master

You can claim the leadership of your guild if your Guild Master has been offline for 90 consecutive days, and you are ranked second, third, or fourth in your guild roster.

If you meet these requirements, check below to see how to dethrone your Guild Master.

Blizzard Customer Support cannot assist with transferring the leadership.

Modern WoW

To dethrone your Guild Master:

  1. Open Guild & Communities pane (default shortcut is J)
  2. Expand the pane fully using the arrow tab in the corner if it is minimized
  3. Click on the Info tab on the right side of the pane
  4. The Guild Master Inactive! message will appear in the Guild News on the right side of the pane

If you don't see the option to dethrone, it means the Guild Master is active, you don't have a high enough rank to claim the leadership, or an active guild member outranks you and is next in succession before you. To see your guild rank, find your guild on the World of Warcraft community site and view the Roster.

WoW Classic and Burning Crusade Classic

To dethrone your Guild Master:

  1. Open the Social pane (default shortcut is O)
  2. Click on the Guild tab
  3. The https://a.slack-edge.com/production-standard-emoji-assets/13.0/google-medium/26a0-fe0f.png Dethrone button will appear at the bottom left of the pane

If you don't see the option to dethrone, it means the Guild Master is active, you don't have a high enough rank to claim the leadership, or an active guild member outranks you and is next in succession before you.