Each Troop in Gems of War has a Role assigned to help players and our Suggest-A-Team feature build teams. The Roles also determine which Skill Points a Troop will gain when you enhance it with Medals.
Troops can only have a single Role, which represents a Troop’s most common purpose in the game.
For example: Gorgotha is both a good frontline Troop and Mana Generator. His primary purpose is as frontline troop though, so he is classified as a Defender.
You can see a Troop's Role on their card as a symbol next to their Troop type.
You can filter for specific Roles in the Troop menu and also use the Troop Role filter as a quick in game reference for what each Role's symbol is.
There are 9 Troop Roles in game, they are:
|Frontline tank, great at mitigating skull damage
|Tough frontliner, or offense tank, with damage capability
|Buffs/summons allies for attack or creates skulls
|Heavy damage dealer, mostly targets single enemy
|Can often one-shot-kill an enemy
|Deals large amounts of area damage
|Buffs allies in a defensive fashion
|Debuffs one or more enemies