Codex Gamicus
Heal over time
Basic Information

Heal over time, also know as HoT, is a term used in video games, particularly in MMORPGs.


Heal over time refers to abilities or spells that cause a certain amount of healing over a period of time; usually in the form of buffs. [[Area of effect can also fall under this category in certain circumstances. The healing caused from a DoT is referred to as a "tick". Increasing stats such as haste or spellcasting can ultimately increase the amount of ticks per spell, or the amount of healing done each tick. HoTs typically need to be reapplied once they run their course and are usually the opening spells and abilities in a player's healing rotation.