Tactics refers to organization of actions made by players during a battle. Some also use the term to refer to strategies arranged prior to encountering the enemy (espcially in response to the metagame).
A good player prepares for battle by choosing relevant builds and organizing their team, but they must also choose the best techniques during combat based on events as they unfold. Good PvE players know whether to pull or just draw aggro, PvP players need to know how and when to split, and everyone should know the difference between kiting and running away.
Overview of techniques
Specific to PvE
Specific to PvP
- Corpse control
- Double running
- Flag runner
- Spike assist
|Type||General team roles||Example builds||Hero team builds|
|Damage||Spiker • Nuker||Bloodspike • Bomber • Dagger spammer • Touch ranger • Starburster • Trapper||Discordway|
|Pressure||Lineback||Barrager • Beast master • Cripshot Ranger • Pressure Ranger||—|
|Support||Healer • Protection||Battery • Bonder • Flag runner • Hybrid monk • Imbagon • Infuser • Orders||Sabway|
|Control||Shutdown • Tank||Hexway • Minion master • Perma • Spirit spammer||Mesmer Midline|
|Utility||Caller • Toolbox||Gimmick • Balanced • -Way||—|
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