namenlos wrote:4E implemented the healing surges right? did that carry into 5E? and perhaps I should have started with, healing surges was an ability everyone can use to just heal themselves, correct?
From the very little I understand about 4e everyone has a number of healing surges per day based on class, race and con (i think). Anyway, they have to be 'triggered' to use. A healer could trigger one, or a special ability from the character themselves could (i think everyone gets some action called 'second wind' in combat). There is a Warlord class that can trigger their party members' healing surges by using an ability called 'Inspiring Word', so basically encouraging them and they get a rush of adrenaline or whatever and heal a certain small amount. I think you can use them freely outside of combat or after resting or something. As I said, my knowledge of 4e is very limited.