📑 Updated Status Effects (Buffs and Ailments), Stacks, Innate Abilities and Resistances

A comprehensive list and guide to all status effects in the game.

(The list is contains icons until 08/19/2021.)

Table of Contents

  1. @DaveCozy 's original topics:

I am now combining his list and those which are collected by players later in this topic:

Buffs

Note: All the status effects in this section will grant a stackable attack boost in “Buff Booster” raid tournaments.

Name Icon Description Overwritten
Attack Up (Buff Booster) AttackUp_BuffBooster Increased offensive power by 20% for each active buff.
Tip: casting the same buff acts as a form of resetting the turn count of the buff, including undispellable buffs being casted by the same hero
Name Icon Description Overwritten
Attack Up AtkUp Increased offensive power AtkDown AtkDown_HealReset AtkDown_Continious AtkUp Berserk
Attack Up (Midgard) Realm_Midgar All allies get +5%/+10%/+15% per each Midgard ally in battle, as long as one Midgard ally has low health Realm_Midgar
Special Skill Increase DamageIncrease_Special Increases the amount of damage an offensive special skill deals (more info) DamageIncrease_Special
Berserk Berserk Increased offense, further increased with each hit taken (up to 5 increases) AtkDown AtkDown_HealReset AtkDown_Continious AtkUp Berserk
Rage Rage Owner gets increased offense, further increased with each hit taken by them or their allies. When the effect ends, the owner deals damage to all enemies – each hit taken during the turn duration increases the damage dealt to all enemies Rage
Defense Up DefUp Increased defense DefDown DefDown_continious DefDown_HealReset DefUpDefUp_increasing
Increasing Defence Up DefUp_increasing Increased Defence which increases further every time they are hit. DefDown DefDown_continious DefDown_HealReset DefUp DefUp_increasing
Dark defense up DefUp_Dark Increased defense against dark element attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Dark DefUp_Dark
Holy defense up DefUp_Holy Increased defense against holy element attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Holy DefUp_Holy
Ice defense up DefUp_Ice Increased defense against ice element attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Ice DefUp_Ice
Nature defense up DefUp_Nature Increased defense against nature element attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Nature DefUp_Nature
Fire defense up DefUp_Fire Increased defense against fire element attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Fire DefUp_Fire
Protect DefUp_Paladin Paladin talent activated, increased defense DefUp_Paladin
Special Skill Defense Up DefUp_Special Increased defense against special skill damage DefDown_Special DefUp_Special
Damage Reduction DamageReduction Reduces all received damage DamageReduction
Effect Damage Reduction Reduced_DoT Reduces the damage from effects Reduced_DoT
Martial Prowess AtkUp_Normal Significantly increased damage of normal attacks, stacks with other attack buffs (up to +160% attack max) AtkUp_Normal AtkUp_Normal_HPCondition
Wrath of Tundra AtkUp_Normal_HPCondition Greatly increased damage of normal attack that only applies if enemy HP is higher than attacker. Stacks with other attack buffs (up to +170% attack max) AtkUp_Normal AtkUp_Normal_HPCondition
Critical Up CritUp Increased critical attack chance (x2 damage) CritUp
Gambler Stance Gamble Offense greatly increased with reduced accuracy Gamble gamble_HPcondition
Mystic Virtue gamble_HPcondition Offense greatly increased with reduced accuracy, if enemy HP is higher than attacker Gamble gamble_HPcondition
Attack Heal Atk_Normal_Heal Heal x% of damage dealt each normal attack Atk_Normal_Heal
Recover Up RecoverUp Increases recovery of healing skills and status effects RecoverUp
HP Regenaration HPRecovery Recovers HP over set amount of turns HPRecovery
Mana Gain ManaGenUp Mana gained increased ManaGenDown ManaGenUp
Mana Regeneration ManaRecovery Recover mana per turn ManaRecovery
Mana Reduction Protection ManaReductionProtection Resists direct mana reduction ManaReductionProtection
Mana Protection ManaShield Resists new negative mana ailments ( ManaBlock ManaGenDown ManaSteal) and effects that reduce mana ManaShield
Special Skill Protection SilenceShield Resists new status effects that block special skill activation ( MindlessAttack Silence SpellSlayer) SilenceShield
Defense Protection DefenseProtection New status ailments affecting defense will be replaced by a defense buff DefUp DefenseProtection
Dispel Protection DispellBlock Prevents the owner from getting buffs dispelled DispellBlock
Ailment Protection AilmentShield Resists new status ailments AilmentShield
Ailment Cleanse AilmentCleanse Cleanses ailments at the end of each turn, for as long as this effect is active AilmentCleanse
Damage Share DamageShare Damage is shared between allies with this status effect DamageShare
Brawler Brawler Deals damage to a random enemy each turn for as long as the caster has the effect active (see card for condition). Brawler
Taunt Taunt Prevents enemies from using Special Skills on the owners allies (including dispels) Taunt
Just a Flesh Wound! JustAFleshWound! Chance to drop any received damage to 1 point JustAFleshWound!
Counter Riposte Returns a counterattack per each direct hit Riposte
Mana Gain per Counter Riposte_ManaGain Recover mana for each counterattack, decreasing amount of mana recovered for each successive counterattack in the same turn Riposte_ManaGain
Reflect Holy Reflect_Holly Reflect all status effects and damage, and block other negative effects from Holy special skills Reflect_Holly Reflect_Ice
Reflect Ice Reflect_Ice Reflect all status effects and damage, and block other negative effects from Ice special skills Reflect_Holly Reflect_Ice
Reflect Nature kép Reflect all status effects and damage, and block other negative effects from Nature special skills képképReflect_Holly Reflect_Ice
Reflect Dark kép Reflect all status effects and damage, and block other negative effects from Dark special skills képképReflect_Holly Reflect_Ice
Reflect Ailment Damage kép Reflects 100% of damage received from caster’s status ailments to all enemies. All enemies get the full damage. kép
Dodge Dodge Chance to dodge special skills that deal damage Dodge
Minion Dodge Dodge_Fox Moderate chance to dodge special skills. If dodge is successful, the owner generates a minion specified by the skill description (Minions do not count as status effects) Dodge_Fox
Quick Dodge Dodge_Mana Chance to dodge damaging special skill and gain moderate amount of mana with a successful dodge. Chance is higher the more damage the special skill deals Dodge_Mana
Immortal Immortal If the owner is defeated while this status effect is active, they are resurrected the next turn with 32% health and all status effects removed Immortal Druagr Blessing Zombie BruiseBro_1
Draugr Blessing Druagr Blessing If the blessed owner is defeated while this status effect is active, they will be reborn as a Draugr with 100% inherited health, 500 attack, 500 defense, and the Eternal Loyalty special skill Immortal Druagr Blessing Zombie BruiseBro_1
Zombie Blessing Zombie If the blessed owner is defeated while this status effect is active, they are reborn as a zombie the next turn with 100% health, 500 attack, 500 defense, and Poison Bite special skill Immortal Druagr Blessing Zombie BruiseBro_1
Bruise Bro BruiseBro_1 If the owner is defeated while this status effect is active, they are revived in Chameleon mode (undispellable) BruiseBro_1
Chameleon Mode BruiseBro_2 Increased attack, decreased defense, special skill replaced by Fierce Slash *can’t be overwritten nor removed
Ghost form Ghost Removes all buffs and ailments; moderate increase to normal attack; can’t gain mana; immune to all normal attacks, Special Skill attacks, status effects and stacks *can’t be overwritten, removed, nor stack with any other status effect
Dire Ghost DireGhost Removes all buffs and ailments; automatically deals damage against a random enemy each turn; can’t gain mana; immune to all normal attacks, Special Skill attacks, status effects and stacks, except damage from the opposing element *can’t be overwritten, removed, nor stack with any other status effect
Dance of Spirits DanceOfSpirits Significantly increased attack, moderate damage reduction on all recieved damage. If the caster dies, receive 100% damage and mana is decreased by -100%. Immune to new status effects. DanceOfSpirits
Status Ailments Damage Reduction kép Reduces damage received from status ailments by 50% for all allies kép
Dig a Hole kép For 2 turns, caster cannot gain mana, is immune to normal attacks, specials and status effects. After 2 turns, caster does damage to a random enemy. The enemy cannot gain mana for 2 turns. kép
Hiding kép Caster is immune to status effects and stacks. Received damage is reduced by 30%. When effect ends, deals damage to all enemies who used special skills while target was hiding. kép
Unbreakable Brawler kép Deals 165% damage to a random enemy for as long as caster has boosted health. Undispellable. kép
Elemental Link Atk+Def up ElementalLink Gives a small attack and defense boost to all heroes of the same colored element ElementalLink
Elemental Link Recover HP ElementalLink_HP Recovers a small amount of HP per turn to all heroes of the same colored element ElementalLink_HP
Elemental Link Weakness Defense up ElementalLink_WeakDef Gives a moderate defense boost against elemental attacks that the colored hero is weak to (indicated), to all heroes of the same colored element ElementalLink_WeakDef
Elemental Link Mana up ElementalLink_Mana Slightly increases mana generation for all allies of the same colored element ElementalLink_Mana
Element Link Critical up ElementalLink_Crit Small increase of critical strikes chance (x2 damage) for all allies of the same colored element ElementalLink_Crit
Element Link Special Skill Defense up ElementalLink_SS Moderate increase of defense against enemy special skills for all allies of same colored element ElementalLink_SS
Elemental link mana generation kép Gives small amount of mana to all allies of same colored elements kép
Elemental Link Recover kép Gives 10% increase for any healing received to all heroes of the same colored element for 4 turns kép
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Ailments

Note: Status ailments that currently only exist as undispellable can only be overwritten by the same hero casting the ailment again (which resets the turn count on the ailment)

Name Icon Description Overwritten
Attack Down AtkDown Decreased offense AtkDown AtkDown_HealReset AtkDown_Continious AtkUp Berserk
Decreasing Attack Down AtkDown_Continious Decreased offense, further decreased by -4% with each hit taken (up to 5 attack reductions) AtkDown AtkDown_HealReset AtkDown_Continious AtkUp Berserk
Heal Reset Attack Down AtkDown_HealReset Attack decreased, turn duration reset if healed AtkDown_HealReset
Attack reduction through fiend kép Attack is reduced by X% as long as target has a fiend kép
Decreasing Defense Down DefDown_continious Decreased defense, further decreased by -4% with each hit taken (up to 6 defense reductions) DefDown DefDown_continious DefDown_HealReset DefUp
Heal Reset Defense Down DefDown_HealReset Defense decreased, turn duration reset if healed DefDown_HealReset
Special Skill Defense Down DefDown_Special Decreased defense against special skills DefDown_Special DefUp_Special
Dark defense down DefDown_Dark Decreased defense against dark attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Dark DefUp_Dark
Holy defense down DefDown_Holy Decreased defense against holy attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Holy DefUp_Holy
Ice defense down DefDown_Ice Decreased defense against ice attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Ice DefUp_Ice
Nature defense down DefDown_Nature Decreased defense against nature attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Nature DefUp_Nature
Fire defense down DefDown_Fire Decreased defense against fire attacks and offensive skills DefDown_Fire DefUp_Fire
Element Change ElementChange Changes the element to the one the target is strong against.
Ice :arrow_right: Fire :arrow_right: Nature :arrow_right: Ice
Holy :left_right_arrow: Dark
ElementChange*(see note)
Health Drain HPSteal Steals health over a number of turns HPSteal
Vampirism RecoverSteal Health recovered is stolen by caster RecoverSteal
Deep Wound RecoverDown Reduces healing received RecoverDown Curse_Sargasso
Sargasso’s Curse Curse_Sargasso Reduces healing received RecoverDown Curse_Sargasso
Mana down ManaGenDown Mana gained decreased ManaGenUp ManaGenDown
Mana speed decrease through fiend kép Mana speed is reduced by x% as long as target has a fiend kép
Mana block ManaBlock Blocks mana gain ManaBlock
Mana Steal ManaSteal Mana gained is stolen by caster ManaSteal
Status Block StatusBlock Cannot cast status effects or stacks on enemies or allies StatusBlock
Silence Silence Blocks special skill use Silence
Mindless Attack MindlessAttack Skill replaced by mindless attack; targets an ally when mana is full, with chance to miss MindlessAttack SpellSlayer
Spell Slayer SpellSlayer Receives damage when mana is full, mana is halved when full MindlessAttack SpellSlayer
Minion Block MinionRepel Can’t receive new minions MinionRepel
Buff Block BuffShield Blocks the owner from gaining any new buffs BuffShield
Buff Immunity kép The target cannot receive new buffs for 3 turns kép
Blind Blindness Reduced accuracy on offensive attacks and skills Blindness
Blind (Nifleheim) Realm_Nifleheim Reduced accuracy by -5%/-10%/-15% per each Nifleheim ally on offensive attacks and skills, active as long as one Niflheim ally has low health Realm_Nifleheim
Boast Boast Receives status ailments (AtkDown, DefDown, ManaGenDown ) after the ailment turn count expires Boast
Twist of Fate TwistOfFate Gains defensive weakness against strong element
Fire :arrow_right: ice & nature
Ice :arrow_right: nature & fire
Nature :arrow_right: fire & ice
Holy :arrow_right: dark & holy
Dark :arrow_right: holy & dark
TwistOfFate
Burn Burn Receives burn damage over a number of turns Burn
Burn (Muspelheim) Realm_Muspelheim Receives 22/37/64 burn damage per Muspelheim ally, for as long as one Muspelheim ally has low health Realm_Muspelheim
Corrosive Burn kép Burn damage and decreases target’s defense by an increasing amount per turn kép
Poison Poison Receives poison damage over a number of turns Poison
Poison (Svartalfheim) Realm_Svartalfheim Receives 22/34/64 poison damage per each Svartalfheim ally, for as long as one Svartalfheim ally has low health Realm_Svartalfheim
Corrosive Poison kép Poison damage and decreases target’s mana speed by an increasing amount per turn kép
Corrosive Frost kép Frost damage and decreases target’s attack by an increasing amount each turn kép
Abyss Ghost kép For 4 turns, target cannot gain mana, can’t do normal attacks or cast special skills. Target is immune to normal attacks, specials, status effects and stacks. Last enemy in the battle cannot be affected by this. kép
Water WaterDamage Recieves water damage over a number of turns WaterDamage
Sand Twister SandTrap Receives sand damage over a number of turns SandTrap
Moonlight Serenade Curse_Serenade Receives damage over a number of turns, starting low and increasing with each turn Curse_Serenade
Blood Poisoning Bitten Receives damage over a number of turns, damage increases if afflicted with this ailment again Bitten
*damage over turns increased if afflicted by this ailment again
Bleed Wound Receives bleed damage over a number of turns, stacks with similar effects Wound
Bomb PumpkinBomb Target and nearby receive damage after a number of turns. The bomb explodes if the target is defeated and deals damage to nearby targets immediately. PumpkinBomb
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Stacks

Although similar, stacks are not considered status effects by the game. For more information on Stacks, please read the 3rd post in this guide.

Name Icon Description
Attack Up AtkUp Offensive power increased
Mana Generation Down ManaGenDown Mana speed decreased
Frost Frost Deals damage each turn
Recover HP per turn kép Recover X HP per turn
Mana generation speed increase kép +X% mana generation
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Innate Resistances

Here is the table for the innate resistances:

Hero Icon Name Ability
Chakkoszrot kép Resist Direct Mana Reduction This hero has an innate resistance against direct Mana Reduction.
Devana
Vela
kép Minion Effect Protection This hero has innate resistance against incoming negative effects and damage from minions.
Malosi kép Defense Ailment Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that affect Defense. Doesn’t apply to status ailments that affect elemental defense.
Yang Mai
Zocc
kép Water Damage Protection This Hero has innate resistance against Water damage
Elradir kép Mana Gain per Ailment The Hero gains a small amout of mana when they receive a status ailment
Bertila
Onatel
kép Accuracy Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that affect Accurancy. Doesn’t apply to status effects from allies.
Uraeus
Zulag
kép Sand Damage Protection This Hero has innate ressistance against Sand damage.
Frosth kép Burn Damage Protection This Hero has innate resistance against Burn.
Clarissa kép Poison Damage Protection This Hero has innate resistance against Poison.
Raffaele kép Attack Ailment Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that affect Attack.
Bai Yeong kép Minion Ailment Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that are from Minions
Glenda kép Buff Immunity Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that give immunity to new buffs.
Reuben kép Mana Speed Protection The Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that affect Mana Generation. Doesn’t apply to status ailments that stop mana generation or steal mana.
Grazul kép Healing Protection The Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that affect Healing.
Telluria kép This Hero has innate resistance against Minion Removal
Neith kép Mana Block Protection This Hero has innate resistance against status ailments that Stop Mana Generation.
Slayer heroes kép Ailment Damage Reduction Damage from ailments reduced by 50%
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Innate Abilities

This section is added to track the passive abilities that Generation 4 HotM’s have (Starting with Bertila in January 2021). These abilities will trigger on a given event that occurs in gameplay.

Hero Icon Ability
Elradir image The hero gains a small amount of mana when they recieve a status ailment.
Gramps
Tettukh
Dr. Moreau
Phileas Fogg
kép Special Skill Damage Reduction
Helo
Mack
Elizabeth
kép Increase Buff Duration
Morris
Rokkamush
Russula
kép Decreased Ailment Duration
Poppy
Griffin
Zila Lei
Aouda
kép Increased Special Skill Damage
Vollermork
Prof Lidenbrock
Captain Nemo
kép Start Battle with Mana
Chakkoszrot kép Mana Buff Per Status Ailment
Yang Mai kép Attack Buff on Mana Reduction
Malicna kép Resist Health Drain
Malicna kép Holy Defense buff on Mana Cut
Noor kép Sparrow Summoner
Frosth kép Ailment Cleanse by Minion Destruction
Uraeus kép Heal by Minion Destruction
Bertilla kép Mana Gain by Minion Destruction
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Counter attack and Sturdiness

I agree 100%

This is why ZS nerfed Titanium Shield and 1* 1.1 heroes

You also want to consider the Defense stat, and HP, of the other 2x to 4x heroes getting counter attack buff

Dead heroes

Once a fragile hero dies on your team, they are no longer targeted by enemy special skills, and normal damage / tile damage / matching damage

This concentrates the attacks on fewer heroes

Counter attack nearby versus all

Counter attack all is helpful once one of the heroes next to Boril dies, since that immediately cuts

b.Boril counter attack from 3x 1.25 to 2x 1.25 ( effectively 3.75 for whole team to 2.5 for whole team )

c.Boril is cut from 5x 0.6 to 4x 0.6 ( effectively 3.0 for whole team to 2.4 for whole team )

FIN

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Negativ Stacks can be counter acted with positive Stacks.

The stack increases, decreases as a number if a stack of the opposite effect is cast.

e. g. mana generation ailment stack vs. mana generation buff stack of magic family.

Not many interactions at the moment, but Yang Mail vs. Congalach and Skadi vs. Magic Family Bonus behave like that.

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Thanks for the great work, @PlayForFun.

Just to clarify for me, the attack up from miki and tarlak that have the words “normal attack” mean that it only applies to tile damage and slash attack, correct? While wu Kong and ranvir’s attack up buff those two AND direct damage from specials? Attack ups from others (like kiril, boldtusk) also affect specials too?

Also, no attack up will affect the damage from DoT, correct? Thanks.

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Yes, correct.

Yes, DoT attacks is not affected by any attack up or defense down.
It is a always constant number after the battle starts, and it is only effected by the troops you bring to battle.

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There are things that affect DoT damage. For example, Clarissa’s extra damage to Holy means Holy opponents get a higher poison damage per turn

Haven’t tested with a damage booster like Franz or Motega’s butterfly minion. Anyone knows if that boosts the damage from DoT?

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Thanks, @PlayForFun. Since you’re so knowledgeable, would you mind answering how much (in either tiles or %) is a small amount of mana, and how much is a moderate amount of mana? Thanks. :pray: :laughing:

As I remember small amount is 0.3-0.4 tile, and moderate amount: 0.8 tile.

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The small amount of mana provided by Yang Mai and Elradir is 0.3157 tiles/turn (between 0.31578947 and 0.31590414).

The small amount of mana from Gramps is 0.5 tiles/turn (between 0.5 and 0.50135501).

The moderate amount of mana from Alby is 0.8 tiles/turn (between 0.8 and 0.80060423).

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Thanks for answering my question about mana, @PlayForFun, @Zack.

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There’s a new status ailment from Kelile’s 2nd costume. I guess it’s Vampiric Burn?

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:joy::rofl: love your description. Makes sense in a way.

Health is transferred via burn damage.

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Maybe we should start collecting these again as there are lof of them introduced recently.

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I actually prefer Flaming Fangs of Death :stuck_out_tongue:

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Yes. Many new icons here and there. I check the card midway these days to be absolutely sure what’s going on with an enemy these days.