Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1364825 Posts in 63862 Topics- by 55745 Members - Latest Member: TallGuyProds

August 25, 2019, 11:18:03 AM

Need hosting? Check out Digital Ocean
(more details in this thread)
TIGSource ForumsCommunityTownhallForum IssuesArchived subforums (read only)CreativeWhat would you call a character class with high health?
Pages: [1]
Print
Author Topic: What would you call a character class with high health?  (Read 939 times)
Spectragate
Level 0
***



View Profile WWW
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:24:13 AM »

Here's a question that came up today that had us scratching our heads:

- What would you call the character class of someone who has high health but only average defense (eg. armor)?

The term we were using was Tank, but a tank class generally has high health and high armor. Defender sounds ok, but again people assume the 'defending' part comes from high armor classes.

The best we have so far was "Blood Bank", which is more a joke than anything.

I've been going through some jrpg's since they tend to have interesting job types, but I've not come up with anything yet. Any ideas?
Logged

alvarop
Level 9
****


ignorant


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 10:50:27 AM »

Maybe a Barbarian? Can't use armor, but is built like a fridge.
Wrestler?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 01:43:11 PM by alvarop » Logged

i make games that can only ever be played once on http://throwaway.fun
NoLocality
Level 1
*


AssetsAssetsAssetsAssetsAssets...


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 01:42:44 PM »

-Meat Shield
Logged

Zaeche
Level 0
**


Is 'story' the words, the meaning, or the telling?


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 03:50:03 PM »

In the vein of meaty names: Beef?

On a more serious note: most of the FF refer to units with large health/attack pool as 'Monks' or 'Blackbelts'. It may not be exactly what you're looking for though.

'Vanguard' could be another one, someone who takes the front-lines and has a large-ish amount of health points. I also quite like alvarop's suggestion of 'Wrestler'.
Logged

Coming soon (Unsolicited quotes unwelcome)
eerr
Level 0
***


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 01:48:29 AM »

In league of legends the term for someone with a bunch of health but not building armor or magic resistance is called a bruiser.
Logged
Spectragate
Level 0
***



View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 11:44:11 AM »

'Vanguard' could be another one. I also quite like alvarop's suggestion of 'Wrestler'.

Vanguard is quite nice - that still lets us use Defender for the high armor class characters. I also like Wrestler too.

Cheers guys, good suggestions.
Logged

ProgramGamer
Administrator
Level 10
******


The programmer of games


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 11:46:11 AM »

Juggernaut?
Logged

Sceptileus
Level 0
*


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 03:35:07 AM »

the vigor meister
mr constitution solution
or Hank (health tank)
my favorite: the Fettle Kettle class
here's one the Vitank
or just use tank
Logged
readyplaygames
Level 2
**


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2016, 11:53:54 AM »

Sponge.
Logged
Unlimie
Level 0
**


Love&Peace


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2016, 02:16:47 AM »

Mountain.
Logged
b∀ kkusa
Global Moderator
Level 10
******



View Profile
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2016, 07:51:20 AM »

tampon
Logged
Cheezmeister
Level 3
***



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2016, 06:45:34 PM »

Chansey.
Logged

෴Me෴ @chzmstr | www.luchenlabs.com ቒMadeቓ RA | Nextris | Chromathud   ᙍMakingᙌCheezus II (Devlog)
jasontomlee
Level 0
**



View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 04:54:14 PM »

Giant,  Titan,  Bodyguard , Potato ~~   
Logged

==== Creating simple Gamemaker assets & games ====



TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jasontomlee
ITCH:    https://jasontomlee.itch.io/
WEBSITE: http://jasontomlee.com/
McMutton
Level 10
*****


McMutton


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2016, 12:18:34 PM »

I think Zaeche's Vanguard is a really good fit. I'll throw in Stalwart as my suggestion.
Logged

Pages: [1]
Print
Jump to:  

Theme orange-lt created by panic