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TVTropes¹ and Wikipedia both class buffing in the "Healer" role. If you want a term specifically for a class that buffs teammates, I suggest... Force Multiplier __ ¹ Warning - your productivity will suffer if you click that link. :-)


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They're a subgroup of what Treantmonk refers to as God(s), or the Controller(s) of Reality in their Guide to Playing a Wizard. It's a rather tongue in cheek breakdown of the party roles, but it's got a core of truth to it.


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In many MMORPGs I also called them Buffer, but it's my jargon for them. They don't really have a name, but if we really want to give them one the Support would be the best, but actually the Healer is a support type too. So if we want to give the most correct naming I would use some Buffer-Support, because it declares the role and the type too: Buffer-...


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There is no specific term "Support" is the closest term, but the meaning of "support" can vary wildly by context. A "support" can refer to "someone who buffs", but in most contexts it doesn't just refer to "someone who buffs", I've even seen it used as a catch-all for "not-DPS". I have seen "buffer" used sporadically in writing, but I've never heard ...


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While Support is the most common name—found widely even outside of RPGs, as video games use it frequently as well—it may be worth noting that the official terminology for D&D 4e—the only edition of D&D to officially codify roles like this—is that such classes are “Leaders.” That terminology may be used by D&D 4e players in other systems, even non-...


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The term I have heard the most would be Support, as it is their role to assist the other party members. While in a lot of system Healers double as Supports, or Supports double as Healers, they're not the same thing. It highly depends on the system, though. For demonstration of these terms: My next character in an upcoming Pathfinder campaign is a "Rogue ...


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There is a simple reason why this tactic won't work for long: The other players As already stated, this player assumes that the other characters are going to help him to: Dig the hole Bury him in it, and Dig him up again I don't know about your players, but my character won't put up with that, except perhaps to protect and/or hide a defenceless VIP (...


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Use Fronts Have you ever DM'd Dungeon World, or other Powered by the Apocalypse games? In Dungeon World, there exists the concept of the "Front". A "Front" is a collection of linked dangers which can be engaged by your PCs. The following are examples of "Fronts": The ravages of the Orc Horde on the outskirts of the mountain; A nearby wizard is obsessively ...


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