Pantheon Terminology

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Like many role-playing games, Pantheon has many abbreviations and terms that can be confusing. Here is a list of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen terminology used by the community.

Pantheon Specific Terminology[edit | edit source]

The following table contains terms that relate directly to Pantheon, and does not contain common terminology (such as LFG).

Term Clarification
PrF This is an abbreviation of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen.
BRK "Black Rose Keep". This is a zone on Kingsreach.
AVP "Avendyr's Pass". This is a zone on Kingsreach.
DL "Dire Lord". This is one of the available classes to play.

Common Combat Terminology[edit | edit source]

The following table contains terms that relate to combat, and are shared among many role-playing games.

Term Clarification
Add "Additional". Used to refer to any amount of Mobs that are on Agro over the amount you intended to fight. (E.G: you wanted to fight 2, but there are 5 Mobs on agro. You have 3 adds in this case.)
Agro Radius This is a Game Mechanic term, that refers to the invisible radius that every NPC has. This hidden radius is the area in which an NPC will attack those that it is hostile to or assist an ally that is being attacked or fleeing. Some classes have spells or abilities that can reduce an NPC's agro radius, such as the Enchanter's 25px "Control Breath"
AoE "Area of Effect". A target type for abilities/spells, which indicates that the ability or spell will do its effect in an area rather than to a single target, such as the Dire Lord's DL splatter icon.png Splatter
Buff Multi-purpose. Buffs are beneficial effects that enhance a player or creature's abilities. An example of a buff spell would be the Enchanter's "Enshire's Faint Whisper" (For the other usage of the term, see Buff in the common social terminology table.)
Crit "Critical". On every attack your character makes or Nuke they cast, there is a small chance that they will critically succeed, doing extra damage. This is noted in the combat log with the message: "[...] scored a critical hit!"
Damage Shield or DS A term for spells that cause damage in response to a target receiving physical melee damage, such as the Druid's "Verdanfire Briars".
Debuff Debuffs are detrimental effects that lower a player or creature's abilities. An example of a debuff spell would be the Shaman's spell "Shackle of the Dust Eater"
DoT "Damage over Time". A damage type. Used to refer to abilities and spells that cause reoccurring damage at set intervals over their effect duration. The timing interval which DoTs cause their damage on is referred to by a partner term: Tick. An example of a DoT spell would be the Shaman's "25px Sting of the Scorpion"
DPS "Damage Per Second". DPS is a measure of the damage dealt by a person or group over one second. It is a multi functional term.
It is used to refer to classes whose primary goal is to deal damage and defeat mobs (e.g Rogue).
Can be used to indicate a lack or excess of damage ("We need more DPS to grind here." / "That boss does too much DPS for our tank.")
Invis "Invisible". When an NPC is invisible, the NPC will NOT be visible at all without PCs having some form of see invisibility effect. When the PC is invis, the character doesn't disappear off screen. This is also true of the PC's allies (e.g party members). Being invisible means hostile creatures won't attack you, and NPCs will not respond to hails or dialogue prompts. Attacking/casting, taking damage or interacting with NPCs (e.g shops) or environmental props (e.g looting a corpse) will break invis. (Unknown if you lose invisibility while climbing ladders.)
Lifetap Lifetap is a type of spell/ability. Any skill that deals damage and simultaneously restores some amount of health to the user/their allies is considered a lifetap.
LoM "Low on Mana".
LoS "Line of Sight". Creatures or players that are behind walls or other obstacles are not in Line of Sight, which is required for casting almost all spells.
KoS "Kill on Sight". When an NPC is KoS, it means that that NPC will attack whoever it is KoS to, without being attacked first, if they enter its LoS and Agro Radius.
Med "Meditate". Used when a class needs to Meditate and restore their combat resources.
Memblur "Memory Blur". This is when you use spells or abilities that clear a target's hatelist. Commonly used in conjunction with Mez spells to safely clear agro. An example of a Memblur would be the Enchanter's 25px Thought Thief.
Mez or Mes Short for "Mesmerize". It is commonly used to refer to any ability that functions like the enchanter's mesmerize spell, such as the Rogue's "Smoke and Mirrors".
Nuke A term for direct damage spells and abilities, such as the Cleric's "Abominate".
Off Tank A term used to designate who in a group will function as the secondary tank. Primarily, the Off Tank handles agro from adds that aren't being CC'd. Whenever the primary tank dies/is incapacitated, the Off Tank fills the role.
PBAoE "Point Blank Area of Effect". This refers to abilities to Area of Effect spells that center on the caster, such as the Druid's 25px Upheaval
Pet An NPC that is an ally to and controlled by another PC/NPC. Pets are capable of assisting in combat, while Familiars are pet-like, but cannot attack.
Puller A term used to designated who in the group will be responsible for bringing Mobs to the party for killing.
Proc "Programmed random occurrence". Proc is used to describe whenever something controlled by random chance occurs. Most often this refers to item effects occurring, but can be also used to refer to random events or quests. For example, Bloodthirsty disposition mobs have a chance to proc a bleeding debuff on their target.
Hate Hate is a game mechanic in Pantheon. Every hostile creature has a hidden "Hate List" containing every PC & NPC in active combat with it. Whoever has the most "Hate" is the target that the creature is attacking.
Tanks (Warrior/Dire Lord/Paladin) have abilities that generate Hate (Warrior's 25px Angering Blow) while more support-oriented classes have abilities that lower or remove hate (Enchanter's 25px Thought Thief)
Tank(s) Tank is multi-purpose term.
1. It is a term for classes within the game whose role it is to absorb damage and keep others from being attacked by holding a Mob's Agro.
2. It is also used to designate who in a group will be fulfilling the role of Tank regardless of their class' usual role. For example, if a group doesn't have a standard tank (Warrior/Dire Lord/Paladin), they might designate their Ranger as the group's Tank.
Tick Used to refer to anything that occurs on a set timer. For example, the Druid's 25px Angry Hornets spell lasts 36 seconds and deals damage every 3 seconds during that duration. The Tick rate of the effect is 3 seconds. This is a partner term to DoT.
Train Multi-purpose:
1. Refers to a large group of mobs being on agro.
2. Used to warn other players that a large amount of mobs will be passing through an area. "Train to avendyr's pass!"
3. The act of intentionally agroing a large amount of mobs and leading them into other players.
Undercon or Under Con "Under Consider". This implies that an NPC is weaker than it appears.


Common Social Terminology[edit | edit source]

The following table contains only social terminology that are shared among many role-playing games.

Term Clarification
AFK "Away from Keyboard". Used whenever someone will not be physically at their keyboard, or in situations where they will not be paying attention to the game (e.g: they tabbed out of the game to check something online.)
Alt "Alternate". Most commonly used as a term for any additional characters an individual has, which they do not consider their primary or "main" character.
Buff Multi-purpse. Used to describe increases in the power/usability/desirability of some game element which is indefinite. This is the opposite of a nerf. (For the other usage of the term, see Buff in the common combat terminology table.)
BRB "Be Right Back". Used whenever someone is quickly going AFK, or when they are going to quickly do something in-game and then return (e.g: "I'm going to scout while we med, BRB.")
Cybering Another term for ERP (see below).
GTG Either "Got to Go" or "Good to Go", depending on context.
Hotbar In MMOs, a hotbar or hot bar is a window (typically long and narrow, thus "bar") that allows elements/commands/spells/items to be dragged onto it for easier use and are almost always associated with hotkeys. In Pantheon, there are a variety of hotbars. Your ability/spell bar is a hotbar, but it is a restricted one -- while a standard hotbar can have a variety of different things placed onto it for ease of use, the ability bar can ONLY have your character's spells and abilities loaded onto it. Spells/Abilities may NOT be loaded onto any other hotbar.
LFG "Looking for Group" or (Rarely) "Looking for Guild". Used when a player is looking for a group to play with, typically used along with details about the player, such as class and level. Use as "Looking for Guild" is very rare and not advised, but otherwise used the same way as Looking for Group.
Main Used to refer to a player's primarily played character.
Nerf Used to describe decreases in the power/usability/desirability of some game element which is indefinite. The opposite of a buff.
Noob / Newb / Nub A term for a new or an unskilled player, sometimes both.
NPC "Non-Player Character". NPCs are any character in the game that are driven by AI, not by another player.
PuG "Pick up group". This is a group formed primarily of random people, rather than guildmates or friends.
Macro "Macroinstruction". Originating from a computer science term, Macros in MMOs, put simply, are any user created action that performs one or a sequence of actions/keystrokes. For example, a Cleric can create a Macro that, when used, will say to their group "Self Buffing. No heals" and have that macro use hotkeys to cast the buffs they have loaded onto their hotbar.
MMO/MMORPG Short for "Massive multiplayer online" and "Massive multiplayer online role playing game" respectively.
PC "Player Character". This is any character driven by a player, rather than an AI.
Pal/Pally "Paladin". This is one of the available classes to play.
RP/ERP "Roleplaying" and "Erotic Roleplaying" respectively. ERP is sometimes referred to as "Cybering".
Vendor Trash This term is used to describe items that have no purpose but to be sold for coins to a vendor NPC.
Toon Toon is one of many potential terms used to refer to player's characters. (E.g: "I'm swapping toons.")
Shammy "Shaman". This is one of the available classes to play.
Wizzy "Wizard". This is one of the available classes to play.
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