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Toolbox is a term used to describe characters who take skills that are mission-essential for the party, but for which the party doesn't have any bar compression room elsewhere. For example, in many Heroes' Ascent builds not featuring Warriors or Paragons, Elementalists will carry the necessary "Make Haste!" and Song of Concentration, though the skills don't assist the Elementalist in filling their primary role as a damage dealer. In Urgoz Warren, an ritualist with Edge of Extinction is only used against the final boss, but is otherwise useless for the entirety of the dungeon. Other examples included Rangers with Rend Enchantments, Pure Was Li Ming, or Ward Against Foes and Grasping Earth.

Not to be confused with utility or bitchrole: for example, a Warrior may take Shock for utility, but largely for assistance in fulfilling their primary role of doing damage and creating disruption.

Team roles (edit)
Type General team roles Specific team roles Hero team roles
Damage SpikerNuker BomberDagger spammerTouch rangerStarbursterTrapper
Pressure Lineback BarragerBeast masterCripshot RangerPressure Ranger
Support HealerProtection BatteryBonderFlag runnerHybrid monkImbagonInfuserOrders
Control ShutdownTank Minion masterPermaSpirit spammer Mesmer Midline
Utility CallerToolbox Gimmick