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Held is a status effect caused when you are ensnared in a throwing net or web, displayed as Held. Being held prevents you from moving, making most physical attacks, and using a shield until you manage to break loose. Trying to move or attack will instead cause you to struggle against, and possibly escape, the trap.
Monsters typically inflict a similar effect called constriction, which deals damage and a few more effects.
Jumping spiders and monsters with the Ensnare spell can create webs, which hold their target in place.
Tips and Tricks
- Actions that don't involve moving like reading, quaffing, casting spells, or invoking items are work normally.
- Blinking, teleporting, or hopping can reliably free you from being held. Transforming into something that cannot be held also frees you from being held.
- Prior to 0.10, monsters could hold you instead of constricting you.