A Team Role, or Combat Role, is a "battle mode" that boosts specific combat attributes for your character and group.
A player may change their current Role when out of combat, by pressing the "T" key. On the PS3/PS4 this can be achieved by pressing "UP" on the D-Pad and selecting change role.
Certain pieces of equipment require the Player to have a certain Role available for them to be equipped. That does not need to be their current role - for example, an Ice player, who could change to the tank role, could wear an item requiring tank role even when they are in damage role.
- Tank: This role generally focuses on keeping the group safe by attracting opponents and taking damage in place of other group members.
- Healer: This role generally focuses on keeping the team alive by healing other group members.
- Controller: This role generally focuses on incapacitating enemies and group support including debuffs and power regeneration.