What is kiting?

What does the term ‘kiting’ mean when used for games? I’ve seen the term thrown around here and there in reference to a few different games. Are there specific types of games that it applies to?

Answer

Kiting refers to keeping an enemy chasing you while also keeping it at a range where it cannot attack you. This tactic is often used to more safely attack the enemy using a long-range attack or to distract the enemy while others attack it.

The effect looks like you have the enemy on the end of a string, kind of like a ‘kite’, because you are both moving in the same direction and he’s never catching up to you. It is a generic term that applies to any game with mechanics that allow it.

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