The Tap Symbol (╔ similar to this little symbol but with an arrow)
Does it mean you tap the card and can only use it once per hero turn? Or does it simply mean 'use one action for this ability'.
Cards sometimes specify 'Exhaust this card' but other times does not.
"Tap" is a Magic: The Gathering term, try to forget its meaning while playing Descent, even though its symbol looks similar.
The Arrow symbol in Descent means: "Spend an action to do the following"
"Exhaust" means "Turn this card sideways to do the following, after which, you can't do so again until you refresh this card" (Refreshing usually happens at the beginning of your turn, unless the card specifically says otherwise).
Some cards will require an Action (have the arrow), but are not exhausted, so can be used for both actions a figure has (unless it is a monster and the action specifies performing an attack: monsters could only use either this or a regular attack once per turn).
Some cards do not require an Action (no arrow), but are exhausted, so can be done in addition to the two actions a figure has, but only once until the beginning of their next turn.
Some cards require an Action (have the arrow), AND are exhausted, which means it can only be used for one of the figure's two actions that turn.
Edited by griton, 03 February 2014 - 11:14 AM.