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'''Status effects''' are temporary enhancements and ailments that both you and the inhabitants of [[the Dungeon]] can benefit or suffer from. Most status effects will display a colored (often abbreviated) word in your character information for as long as they last. Unlike [[mutation]]s, status effects will run their course after enough time has passed or after you escape whatever's inflicting the effect. Many status effects can be cured or prevented in a variety of ways; see their individual pages for details.
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'''Status effects''' are temporary enhancements and ailments that both you and the inhabitants of [[the Dungeon]] can benefit or suffer from. Unlike [[mutation]]s, status effects will run their course after enough time has passed or after you escape whatever's inflicting the effect. Many status effects can be cured or prevented in a variety of ways; see their individual pages for details. There are also in-game descriptions of statuses available (hit '''?''', then '''/''', then '''t''' for sTatus, then type in the indicator text you see).
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Most status effects will display a coloured (often abbreviated) word in your character information for as long as they last. Status effects that have a limited duration will often turn a darker colour as the effect nears its end, whereas other status effects use a darker colour to indicate increasing severity of the effect.
  
 
==Beneficial Status Effects==
 
==Beneficial Status Effects==
 
===Agile===
 
===Agile===
[[Quaff]]ing a [[potion of agility]] will give you a bonus to [[dexterity]] and [[evasion]].
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{{LightBlue|Agil}}
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[[Quaff]]ing a [[potion of agility]] will give you a bonus to [[dexterity]], [[stealth]], and [[evasion]].
  
 
===Augmentation===
 
===Augmentation===
 
{{Blue|Aug}} {{LightBlue|Aug}} {{White|Aug}}
 
{{Blue|Aug}} {{LightBlue|Aug}} {{White|Aug}}
  
[[Demonspawn]] with the Augmentation [[demonspawn mutation]] gain [[slaying]] and [[spell power]] bonuses as their HP rises. The brighter the color of the effect, the larger the bonus.
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[[Demonspawn]] with the Augmentation [[demonspawn mutation]] gain [[slaying]] and [[spell power]] bonuses as their HP rises. The brighter the colour of the effect, the larger the bonus.
  
 
===Berserk===
 
===Berserk===
{{Blue|Berserk}}
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{{LightBlue|Berserk}}
  
 
You have gone [[berserk]], gaining a huge boost to [[HP]], [[Might|melee damage]], and [[Haste|speed]]. Just watch out for the crash afterward.
 
You have gone [[berserk]], gaining a huge boost to [[HP]], [[Might|melee damage]], and [[Haste|speed]]. Just watch out for the crash afterward.
  
===Breath===
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===Black Mark===
{{Yellow|Breath}}
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Creatures with the [[black mark]] status can heal themselves and apply [[draining]], [[slow]]ness, or [[antimagic]] to creatures they hit. Player [[demonspawn]] with the [[Negative Energy Resistance (mutation)|mutation]] don't heal themselves and apply [[weak]]ness instead of slow.
  
You can't [[Recite]] or use any [[draconian breath attacks]] for a while.
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===Brilliant===
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{{LightBlue|Brill}}
  
===Brilliant===
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Quaffing a [[potion of brilliance]] will give you a bonus to [[intelligence]], [[spell power]], and [[spell success]] rate.
Quaffing a [[potion of brilliance]] will give you a bonus to [[intelligence]] and [[spell power]].
 
  
 
===Confusing Touch===
 
===Confusing Touch===
{{Blue|Touch}}
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{{LightBlue|Touch}}
 
 
Casting [[Confusing Touch]] will imbue your hands with strange energy, causing your unarmed attacks to [[confuse]] the enemy.
 
 
 
===Corona===
 
{{Yellow|Corona}}
 
  
The [[Corona]] spell will render its target much easier to hit, reducing [[evasion]] and inducing [[glow]].
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Casting [[Confusing Touch]] will imbue your hands with strange energy, causing your melee attacks to [[confusion|confuse]] the enemy.
  
 
===Darkness===
 
===Darkness===
{{Blue|Dark}}
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{{LightBlue|Dark}}
  
 
Casting [[Darkness]] will reduce your [[line of sight]], making it easier to avoid detection by monsters.
 
Casting [[Darkness]] will reduce your [[line of sight]], making it easier to avoid detection by monsters.
  
 
===Death Channel===
 
===Death Channel===
{{Magenta|DChan}}
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{{LightMagenta|DChan}}
  
Anything you kill while under the effect of [[Death Channel]] will rise as a [[spectral thing]] to serve you.
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Any living creature you kill while under the effect of [[Death Channel]] will rise as a [[spectral thing]] to serve you.
  
 
===Death's Door===
 
===Death's Door===
{{LightGrey|DDoor}}
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{{White|DDoor}}
  
 
Casting [[Death's Door]] will render you temporarily invulnerable, but reduces your [[HP]] to almost nothing and leaves you [[exhausted]] afterwards.
 
Casting [[Death's Door]] will render you temporarily invulnerable, but reduces your [[HP]] to almost nothing and leaves you [[exhausted]] afterwards.
  
 
===Deflect Missiles===
 
===Deflect Missiles===
{{Magenta|DMsl}}
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{{LightMagenta|DMsl}}
  
 
Casting [[Deflect Missiles]] will cause you to strongly repulse almost all ranged attacks fired at you.
 
Casting [[Deflect Missiles]] will cause you to strongly repulse almost all ranged attacks fired at you.
 
===Delayed Fireball===
 
{{LightMagenta|Fball}}
 
 
Casting [[Delayed Fireball]] will give you this status effect until you decide to use your stored [[Fireball]].
 
  
 
===Disjunction===
 
===Disjunction===
{{Blue|Disjoin}}
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{{LightBlue|Disjoin}}
  
 
Casting [[Disjunction]] causes all enemies around you to [[blink]] away, with a success rate that rises as they approach you.
 
Casting [[Disjunction]] causes all enemies around you to [[blink]] away, with a success rate that rises as they approach you.
  
 
===Divine Protection===
 
===Divine Protection===
{{LightGrey|Prot}}
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{{White|Prot}}
  
[[Elyvilon]]'s Divine Protection ability will render you unable to be hit by any attack that would otherwise kill you, though at a significant cost to [[piety]] each time it triggers.
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[[Elyvilon]]'s Divine Protection ability will render you invulnerable to any attack that would otherwise kill you, though at a significant cost to [[piety]] each time it triggers.
  
 
===Divine Shield===
 
===Divine Shield===
[[The Shining One]] is protecting you from attacks, boosting your [[Shield stat]] for a brief time.
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[[The Shining One]] is protecting you from attacks, boosting your [[Shield (stat)|blocking defense]] for a brief time.
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===Engorged===
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{{LightGreen|Engorged}}
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You're so full of [[comestibles and satiation|food]] you can't eat another bite. You ''definitely'' won't be starving anytime soon.
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{{Green|Alive}}
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[[Vampire]]s get this instead of Engorged, but it's no different from being Full/Very Full.
  
 
===Finesse===
 
===Finesse===
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===Flight===
 
===Flight===
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{{LightBlue|Fly}}
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You're airborne! You can travel over impassable terrain, take less damage from [[Shatter]], and take more damage from [[Airstrike]].
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{{Blue|Fly}}
 
{{Blue|Fly}}
  
You're airborne! You can travel over impassable terrain, take less damage from certain [[electricity]] attacks and [[Shatter]], and take more damage from [[Airstrike]].
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Your flight is nearly over. Get to solid ground, or drink another [[potion of flight]] to keep going.
  
{{LightBlue|Fly}}
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{{LightRed|Fly}}
  
Your flight is nearly over, but can be extended.
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Your flight should have ended, but that would've dropped you in some sort of deep liquid and killed you. The strain of staying airborne will keep [[draining]] you until you reach land, so do that pronto!
  
 
{{White|Fly}}
 
{{White|Fly}}
  
 
Your flight is limitless! End it whenever you want.
 
Your flight is limitless! End it whenever you want.
 
{{Magenta|Fly}}
 
 
You're flying through a source that cannot be extended the same way it started. Beware of [[deep water]]!
 
 
{{LightMagenta|Fly}}
 
 
Your flight is nearly over and can't be extended! Get to land!
 
  
 
===Full/Very Full===
 
===Full/Very Full===
 
{{Green|Full/Very Full}}
 
{{Green|Full/Very Full}}
  
You are [[comestibles and satiation|well fed]]! You won't be going hungry any time soon.
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You are [[comestibles and satiation|well fed]]! You won't be going hungry any time soon and can safely wield a [[vampiric]] weapon. [[Vampires]] come to life and start healing faster.
  
 
===Haste===
 
===Haste===
{{Blue|Fast}}
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{{LightBlue|Fast}}
  
 
All actions performed by a [[haste]]d creature take 66% as long as normal to complete.
 
All actions performed by a [[haste]]d creature take 66% as long as normal to complete.
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===Heavenly Storm===
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{{White|Storm (X)}}
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Using [[Wu Jian]]'s Heavenly Storm ability gives you a huge [[slaying]] bonus (indicated by the number represented by X) and constantly generates opaque [[cloud]]s around you. Using your martial attacks increases your slaying bonus, but doing anything else decreases the bonus until it reaches 0, at which point the storm expires.
  
 
===Heroism===
 
===Heroism===
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===Invisibility===
 
===Invisibility===
{{Blue|Invis}}
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{{LightBlue|Invis}}
  
Invisible characters are given bonuses in combat when fighting monsters that can't [[see invisible]]. Invisible monsters are difficult to detect and gain similar bonuses when attacking you.
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[[Invisible]] characters are given bonuses in combat when fighting monsters that can't [[see invisible]]. Invisible monsters are difficult to detect and gain similar bonuses when attacking you.
  
{{Magenta|Invis}}
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{{LightMagenta|Invis}}
  
This color is used when your invisible state can be cancelled at will.
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You turned invisible using a piece of magical equipment. This equipment is reusable, but using it makes you hungry while you're invisible and gives you extra [[magic contamination]] if you take it off before the invisibility ends.
  
 
{{DarkGrey|Invis}}
 
{{DarkGrey|Invis}}
  
This color is used when your invisibility is negated due to you standing in [[shallow water]] or [[cloud]]s.
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You're technically still invisible, but monsters can still see you because you're [[glowing]] or standing in [[shallow water]] or [[cloud]]s.
  
 
===Leda's Liquefaction===
 
===Leda's Liquefaction===
 
{{LightBlue|Liquid}}
 
{{LightBlue|Liquid}}
  
Casting [[Leda's Liquefaction]] will convert the ground all around you into a soupy mess. This reduces the movement rate and attack success rate of anything stuck in it.
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Casting [[Leda's Liquefaction]] will convert the ground all around you into a soupy mess. This reduces the movement rate and melee attack success rate of anything stuck in it (including you!)
  
 
===Might===
 
===Might===
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{{LightBlue|Might}}
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Quaffing a [[potion of might]] will give you a bonus to [[strength]] and melee damage.
 
Quaffing a [[potion of might]] will give you a bonus to [[strength]] and melee damage.
  
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[[Yredelemnul]]'s Mirror Damage ability causes anyone attacking you to take an equal amount of damage themselves. Be warned; certain monsters can also use this power!
 
[[Yredelemnul]]'s Mirror Damage ability causes anyone attacking you to take an equal amount of damage themselves. Be warned; certain monsters can also use this power!
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===Olgreb's Toxic Radiance===
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{{LightMagenta|Toxic}}
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Casting [[Olgreb's Toxic Radiance]] [[poison]]s everything in your [[LOS]] each turn for a few turns.
  
 
===Ozocubu's Armour===
 
===Ozocubu's Armour===
Casting [[Ozocubu's Armour]] will cover you in a sheet of protective ice, boosting [[AC]].
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Casting [[Ozocubu's Armour]] will cover you in a sheet of protective ice, boosting [[AC]]. It breaks if you move, though.
 
 
===Phase Shift===
 
Casting [[Phase Shift]] will give you a +8 bonus to [[evasion]].
 
  
 
===Powered by Death===
 
===Powered by Death===
{{LightMagenta|Regen+}}
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{{LightMagenta|Regen (X)}}
  
[[Demonspawn]] with the Powered by Death [[demonspawn mutation]] will recover [[HP]] faster when near [[corpse]]s.
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[[Demonspawn]] with the Powered by Death [[demonspawn mutation]] will recover [[HP]] faster after killing monsters. The number (marked by the 'X') indicates how much faster you heal.
 
 
===Praying===
 
{{White|Pray}}
 
 
 
[[Pray]]ing to [[Jiyva]] will keep its [[list of jellies|jellies]] from devouring items, giving you time to save valuables.
 
  
 
===Quad Damage===
 
===Quad Damage===
{{Blue|Quad}}
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{{LightBlue|Quad}}
  
 
Using a [[quad damage]] will multiply your damage output by 4. Only found in [[Dungeon Sprint]].
 
Using a [[quad damage]] will multiply your damage output by 4. Only found in [[Dungeon Sprint]].
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Casting the [[Recall]] spell will cause allied units to [[teleport]] to your location over time.
 
Casting the [[Recall]] spell will cause allied units to [[teleport]] to your location over time.
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===Regenerating===
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{{LightBlue|Regen}}
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Casting [[Regenerate]] increases your [[regeneration rate]].
  
 
===Repel Missiles===
 
===Repel Missiles===
{{Blue|RMsl}}
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{{LightBlue|RMsl}}
  
Casting [[Repel Missiles]] will reduce the accuracy of most ranged attacks fired at you.
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Creatures that [[repel missiles]] are harder to hit with ranged attacks. Players don't see the temporary status effect anymore, but monsters can still have it.
  
 
{{White|RMsl}}
 
{{White|RMsl}}
  
The effect is permanent, usually due to wearing an [[amulet of the Air]].
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This effect is permanent, usually due to wearing a [[scarf]] of repulsion or following [[Qazlal]].
  
 
===Resistance===
 
===Resistance===
 
{{LightBlue|Resist}}
 
{{LightBlue|Resist}}
  
Quaffing a [[potion of resistance]] will grant you resistance to [[fire]], [[cold]], [[electricity]], and [[poison]].
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Quaffing a [[potion of resistance]] will grant you resistance to [[fire]], [[cold]], [[electricity]], [[poison]], and [[acid]] for a short time.
  
 
===Ring of Flames===
 
===Ring of Flames===
{{Blue|RoF}}
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{{LightBlue|RoF}}
  
 
Casting [[Ring of Flames]] will surround you with [[fire]] [[cloud]]s, boost your fire resistance, and enhance the [[spell power]] of your [[Fire Magic]], but renders you very vulnerable to [[cold]].
 
Casting [[Ring of Flames]] will surround you with [[fire]] [[cloud]]s, boost your fire resistance, and enhance the [[spell power]] of your [[Fire Magic]], but renders you very vulnerable to [[cold]].
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===Searing Ray===
 
===Searing Ray===
{{White|Ray}}
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{{White|Ray}} {{White|Ray+}} {{White|Ray++}}
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You're casting [[Searing Ray]] and still have more turns of laser to dish out. Press '''.''' to keep it coming.
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===Serpent's Lash===
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{{White|Lash (X)}}
  
You're casting [[Searing Ray]], and still have more turns of laser to dish out. Press . to keep it coming.
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Using [[Wu Jian]]'s Serpent's Lash ability gives you a couple of turns of free movement (the X represents how many turns you have left). Your martial attacks are much stronger during this period, but you become [[exhausted]] after the ability ends.
  
 
===Shroud of Golubria===
 
===Shroud of Golubria===
{{Blue|Shroud}}
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{{LightBlue|Shroud}}
  
 
Casting [[Shroud of Golubria]] will cover you in a sheath of distorted space that occasionally turns away melee attacks.
 
Casting [[Shroud of Golubria]] will cover you in a sheath of distorted space that occasionally turns away melee attacks.
  
 
===Silence===
 
===Silence===
{{Blue|Sil}}
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While you are emitting a [[silence]] [[aura]], most creatures (including you) caught in its effect will be unable to cast spells, read [[scroll]]s, or use divine abilities. Certain abilities can't be silenced, and [[demon]]s ignore the effects of silence.
 
 
While you are emitting a [[silence]] [[aura]], all creatures (including you) caught in its effect will be unable to cast spells, read [[scroll]]s, or use divine abilities.
 
  
 
===Slimify===
 
===Slimify===
{{Green|Slime}}
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{{LightGreen|Slime}}
  
[[Jiyva]]'s Slimify ability will give your melee attacks the power to turn your opponents into [[list of jellies|jellies]].
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[[Jiyva]]'s Slimify ability will make your next melee attack that hits turn your target into a [[list of jellies|jelly]].
 
 
===Stealthy===
 
{{Blue|Stlth}}
 
 
 
Drawing a high power [[Shadow card]] will give you a boost to your [[stealth]].
 
 
 
===Stoneskin===
 
The [[Stoneskin]] spell makes your skin rock hard, raising your [[AC]].
 
 
 
===Sure Blade===
 
{{Blue|Blade}}
 
 
 
Casting the [[Sure Blade]] spell will give you a boost to your accuracy when wielding [[Short Blades]].
 
  
 
===Swiftness===
 
===Swiftness===
{{Blue|Swift}}  
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{{LightBlue|Swift}}  
  
The [[Swiftness]] spell causes you to move with reckless speed, increasing movement speed while reducing [[stealth]] and your ability to detect [[trap]]s.
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The [[Swiftness]] spell increases your movement speed for a while, but then makes you [[#Sluggish|sluggish]] for a while.
  
{{LightBlue|Swift}}
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{{Blue|Swift}}
  
The effect is nearly ended.
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Your increased speed is nearly over and you'll start moving slowly soon.
  
 
{{DarkGrey|Swift}}
 
{{DarkGrey|Swift}}
  
You are knee deep in water and slow down.
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You are knee deep in water and slow down to normal wading speed.
 
 
===Telepathy===
 
{{LightBlue|Emp}}
 
 
 
Drawing a [[Dowsing card]] may give you the ability to detect monsters beyond your [[line of sight]], along with a general assessment of their strength and attitude (but no details beyond that).
 
  
 
===Teleport===
 
===Teleport===
 
{{LightBlue|Tele}}
 
{{LightBlue|Tele}}
  
You are going to [[teleport]] in the next few turns. Give yourself [[teleport control]] if you want to direct where it takes you, or generate another teleport before this one goes off to negate it.
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You are going to [[teleport]] in the next few turns. Generate another teleport before this one goes off to negate it. Or wear an artefact that negates all teleporting.
 
 
===Teleport Control===
 
{{Magenta|cTele}}
 
 
 
Any time you [[teleport]] while under this effect, you can decide where it takes you. Also has a limited effect on [[blink]]s!
 
 
 
{{DarkGrey|cTele}}
 
 
 
You are on a floor that prevents [[teleport control]].
 
  
 
===Tornado===
 
===Tornado===
{{LightGrey|Tornado}}
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{{White|Tornado}}
  
 
Casting [[Tornado]] will create a raging storm around you, granting you [[flight]], penalizing your spell success rate, and brutalizing everything within its reach, damaging them and tossing them around.
 
Casting [[Tornado]] will create a raging storm around you, granting you [[flight]], penalizing your spell success rate, and brutalizing everything within its reach, damaging them and tossing them around.
  
 
===Transmutations===
 
===Transmutations===
There are a number of useful alternative forms you can assume:
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There are a number of useful alternative forms you can assume, many of which are from [[Transmutations]] spells:
  
{{Green|App}}
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{{LightGreen|App}}
  
 
[[Beastly Appendage]]
 
[[Beastly Appendage]]
  
{{Green|Blades}}
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{{LightGreen|Blades}}
  
 
[[Blade Hands]]
 
[[Blade Hands]]
  
{{Green|Bat}}
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{{LightGreen|Spider}}
 
 
[[Bat Form]]
 
 
 
{{Green|Spider}}
 
  
 
[[Spider Form]]
 
[[Spider Form]]
  
{{Green|Ice}}
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{{LightGreen|Ice}}
  
 
[[Ice Form]]
 
[[Ice Form]]
  
{{Green|Statue}}
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{{LightGreen|Statue}}
  
 
[[Statue Form]]
 
[[Statue Form]]
  
{{Green|Dragon}}
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{{LightGreen|Hydra}}
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[[Hydra Form]]
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{{LightGreen|Dragon}}
  
 
[[Dragon Form]]
 
[[Dragon Form]]
  
{{Green|Lich}}
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{{LightGreen|Lich}}
  
 
[[Necromutation]]
 
[[Necromutation]]
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{{LightGreen|Bat}}
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[[Bat Form]]
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{{LightGreen|Tree}}
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[[Tree Form]]
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{{LightGreen|Shadow}}
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[[Shadow Form]]
  
 
===Vitalisation===
 
===Vitalisation===
 
{{White|Vit}}
 
{{White|Vit}}
  
[[Zin]] is filling you with divine health, protecting you from [[stat]] damage and multiple negative status effects while simultaneously boosting your stats and giving you some [[satiation]].
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[[Zin]] is filling you with divine health, boosting your [[stat]]s and protecting you from [[stat]] damage and many negative status effects.
  
 
==Detrimental Status Effects==
 
==Detrimental Status Effects==
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===Antimagic===
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As monsters are struck by [[antimagic]] weapons, they become more likely to fail to cast their spells. Players simply lose MP.
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===Bad Forms===
 
===Bad Forms===
Getting hit by an enemy's [[Polymorph Other]] spell will temporarily force you into one of several less-than-ideal forms:
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Getting hit by an enemy's [[Polymorph]] spell will temporarily force you into one of several less-than-ideal forms:
  
{{Green|Pig}}
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{{LightGreen|Pig}}
  
 
[[Pig Form]]
 
[[Pig Form]]
  
{{Green|Fungus}}
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{{LightGreen|Fungus}}
  
 
[[Fungus Form]]
 
[[Fungus Form]]
  
{{Green|Tree}}
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{{LightGreen|Porc}}
 
 
[[Tree Form]]
 
 
 
{{Green|Porc}}
 
  
 
[[Porcupine Form]]
 
[[Porcupine Form]]
  
{{Green|Wisp}}
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{{LightGreen|Wisp}}
  
 
[[Wisp Form]]
 
[[Wisp Form]]
 
===Bleeding===
 
A monster that begins [[bleeding]] will lose a fixed percentage of its current [[HP]] each turn, as well as splattering the area with blood splotches.
 
  
 
===Blind===
 
===Blind===
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{{Red|Conf}}
 
{{Red|Conf}}
  
You are so [[confused]] that you can't choose which direction you move or attack, and many actions are disabled.
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[[Confusion|Confused]] creatures can't choose which direction to move or attack in and many actions are disabled.
  
 
===Constriction===
 
===Constriction===
 
{{Yellow|Constr}}
 
{{Yellow|Constr}}
  
Being [[constricted]] means that an enemy is crushing you each turn, dealing damage and preventing you from moving away. Kill it or break free by attempting to move away!
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Being [[constricted]] means that an enemy is crushing you each turn, dealing damage, reducing [[evasion]] and preventing you from moving. Kill it or break free by attempting to move away!
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===Cooldowns===
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Several abilities can't be used right after you've used them; most of these will wear off given enough time.
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{{Yellow|-Berserk}}
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You're too tired to go [[berserk]] right now.
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{{Yellow|Breath}}
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You can't use any [[draconian breath attacks]] or [[Spit Poison|naga poison spit]] for a while.
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{{Yellow|DDoor}}
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You're too tired to cast [[Death's Door]] right now. Be extra careful -- your HP is probably still extremely low!
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{{Yellow|Exh}}
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You are too tired to use any of [[Ru]]'s abilities or [[Wu Jian]]'s Serpent's Lash right now.
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{{Yellow|-Hop}}
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You're too tired to [[Barachi|Hop]] again at the moment; spend some time without moving to recover.
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{{Yellow|-Recite}}
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You can't use [[Zin]]'s Recite ability now.
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{{Yellow|-Tornado}}
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You can't start another [[Tornado]] right now.
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===Corona===
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{{Yellow|Corona}}
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The [[Corona]] spell will render its target much easier to hit, reducing [[evasion]] and negating [[invisibility]].
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===Corrosion===
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{{Red|Corr -X}}
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[[Corrosion]] is a temporary status effect which gives a stackable -4 to [[slaying]] and [[AC]] (the number represented by X indicates how much these have been reduced) for as long as it lasts. Corrosion will be repaired after enough turns have passed. Corroded monsters simply get a temporary -8 to their AC.
  
 
===Dazed===
 
===Dazed===
 
Monsters may become [[dazed]] after you recite the word of [[Zin]] at them, causing them to waste their turns as they recover their senses.
 
Monsters may become [[dazed]] after you recite the word of [[Zin]] at them, causing them to waste their turns as they recover their senses.
  
===Drain===
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===Doom Howl===
{{Yellow|Drain}} {{LightRed|Drain}} {{Red|Drain}}
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{{Red|Howl}}
  
Negative energy has withered you, reducing all of your effective skill levels. Gain XP to counter it.
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A [[doom hound]]'s [[Doom Howl|howl]] has called nightmarish creatures to hunt you. Dangerous enemies will spawn near you every few turns until the howl fades.
  
===Engorged===
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===Drain===
{{LightGreen|Engorged}}
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{{LightGrey|Drain}} {{Yellow|Drain}} {{LightRed|Drain}} {{Red|Drain}}
  
You're so full you can't eat another bite! This prevents you from eating any [[food]] items while active.
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[[Negative energy]] has [[draining|withered]] you, reducing all of your effective skill levels, with darker colours indicating worse effects. Gaining XP gradually restores your drained skills. Monsters who get drained have their [[HD]] lowered instead, reducing their strength and [[magic resistance]].
  
{{LightGreen|Alive}}
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===Engulf===
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{{Red|Engulf}}
  
[[Vampire]]s get "alive" status instead. This has a very different set of effects.
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You're being engulfed by a [[water elemental]] and can't breathe. You'll take ongoing [[asphyxiation]] damage and are functionally [[silence]]d until you pull free.
  
===Exhaustion===
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{{DarkGrey|Engulf}}
{{Yellow|Exh}}
 
  
You are too tired to go [[berserk]] or cast [[Death's Door]] right now.
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You're being engulfed, but you [[unbreathing|don't need to breathe]], so it has no effect.
  
 
===Fast+Slow===
 
===Fast+Slow===
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{{Red|Fear}}
 
{{Red|Fear}}
  
Characters suffering from [[fear]] will be unable to move toward the source of their terror (but can still attack it as normal), and will be unable to [[berserk]]. Monsters suffering from fear will flee from you until they hit a dead end or enough time passes.
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Characters suffering from [[fear]] are unable to move toward the source of their terror (they can still attack it, but may flinch away if attacking in melee) and are unable to go [[berserk]]. Monsters suffering from fear will flee from you until they hit a dead end, until you attack them, or until enough time passes.
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===Fire Vulnerable===
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{{Red|rF-}}
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You're down one rank of [[fire resistance]]. Watch out for sources of fire damage!
  
 
===Flayed===
 
===Flayed===
 
{{Red|Flay}}
 
{{Red|Flay}}
  
You're suffering from the illusory wounds of a [[flayed ghost]]. Kill the ghost or escape from its [[line of sight]] for a while to have the illusion fade and recover the HP you've "lost."
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You're suffering from the illusory wounds of a [[flayed ghost]]. You'll still die if you hit 0 HP, but you can kill the ghost or escape from its [[line of sight]] for a while to get your HP back.
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===Frozen===
 
===Frozen===
{{Yellow|Frozen}}
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{{Red|Frozen}}
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[[Frozen]] characters are partially encased in ice, increasing their [[movement delay]] by 4 [[actions|auts]] for the duration of the effect.
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===Held===
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{{Yellow|Held}}
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Similar to constriction, being [[held]] prevents creatures from moving but doesn't do any damage. Attempt to move or [[blink]] to break free.
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{{Red|Held}}
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Creatures stuck in a [[web]] or a [[throwing net]] can't move or attack and are vulnerable to stabbing. They may still use [[blowgun]]s or cast spells.
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===Horrified===
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{{Yellow|Horr-X}} {{Red|Horr-X}}
  
Frozen characters are partially encased in ice, increasing their [[movement delay]] by 4 [[actions|auts]] for the duration of the effect.
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Followers of [[Ru]] who have sacrificed their courage gain penalties to accuracy, damage, and spellpower when in the presence of dangerous foes.
  
 
===Hungry/Very Hungry/Near Starving===
 
===Hungry/Very Hungry/Near Starving===
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You're [[hunger|hungry]]! Find something to eat before you start starving!
 
You're [[hunger|hungry]]! Find something to eat before you start starving!
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{{Yellow|Thirsty}} {{Yellow|Very Thirsty}} {{Yellow|Near Bloodless}}
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[[Vampire]]s instead start exhibiting their true nature; you heal slower, but begin gaining your [[undead]] resistances.
  
 
===Inner Flame===
 
===Inner Flame===
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{{Brown|SlowM}}
 
{{Brown|SlowM}}
  
You'll see this if you are affected by an enemy's [[Leda's Liquefaction]].
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Creatures stuck in the liquid ground from [[Leda's Liquefaction]] move slowly and have difficulty attacking in melee.
  
 
===Magic Contamination===
 
===Magic Contamination===
{{DarkGrey|Contam}} {{Yellow|Contam}} {{LightRed|Contam}} {{Red|Contam}}
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{{DarkGrey|Contam}} {{LightGrey|Contam}} {{Yellow|Contam}} {{LightRed|Contam}} {{Red|Contam}}
  
Using certain beneficial status effects, miscasting spells, or stepping in [[Zot trap]]s can induce [[magic contamination]]. While a low (dark grey) dose of this is harmless, higher amounts can inflict dangerous [[miscast effect]]s and [[bad mutations]] on you. See the [[Magic contamination]] page for more details.
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Using certain beneficial status effects, miscasting spells, standing in [[cloud|mutagenic fog]], or stepping in [[Zot trap]]s can induce [[magic contamination]]. While a low (dark or light grey) dose of this is harmless, higher amounts make you [[glow]] and can inflict dangerous [[miscast effect]]s and [[bad mutations]] on you. See the [[magic contamination]] page for more details.
  
 
===Mark===
 
===Mark===
{{Magenta|Mark}}
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{{LightMagenta|Mark}}
  
A marked character's location is known by all conscious monsters on the floor until it wears off. This can be very dangerous on unexplored floors. You can get this effect from [[alarm trap]]s and [[vault sentinel]]s.
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All conscious monsters on the floor know your location and have an easier time getting to you until the [[Sentinel's Mark|mark]] wears off. This can be very dangerous on unexplored floors or floors with powerful bosses. You can get this effect from [[alarm trap]]s and [[vault sentinel]]s.
  
 
===Mesmerised===
 
===Mesmerised===
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When [[mesmerise]]d, you will be unable to move away from the source of your mesmerisation until you've killed it or broken the effect some other way.
 
When [[mesmerise]]d, you will be unable to move away from the source of your mesmerisation until you've killed it or broken the effect some other way.
  
===Net===
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===No Potions===
{{Red|Held}}
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{{Red|-Potion}}
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Followers of [[Ru]] who have sacrificed their ability to drink potions while threatened cannot use potions for several turns after taking heavy damage or being hurt while at low HP. This effect is also a possible result of being hit by a [[Throw Klown Pie|pie]] from a [[Killer Klown]], and is also gained from casting [[Ozocubu's Refrigeration]] for a short duration.
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===No Scrolls===
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{{Red|-Scroll}}
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Followers of [[Ru]] who have sacrificed their ability to read scrolls while threatened cannot use scrolls for several turns after taking heavy damage or being hurt while at low HP.
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===Orb===
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{{LightMagenta|Orb}}
  
Anything caught in a [[throwing net]], [[net trap]], or [[web]] will be unable to move or attack with most weapons until they've broken free.
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You're in the [[Realm of Zot]] or perhaps even carrying the [[Orb of Zot]] itself. Your [[teleport]]s are delayed, you cannot control your [[blink]]s, and [[Passage of Golubria]] will not function.
  
 
===Paralysis===
 
===Paralysis===
 
{{Red|Para}}
 
{{Red|Para}}
  
Anything suffering from [[paralysis]] will be unable to act for several turns, and loses almost all ability to [[Evasion|dodge]] attacks.
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Anything suffering from [[paralysis]] will be unable to act for several turns, loses almost all ability to [[Evasion|dodge]] attacks, and is vulnerable to [[stab]]bing.
  
 
===Petrifying/Petrified===
 
===Petrifying/Petrified===
{{Magenta|Petr}} {{Red|Stone}}
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{{LightRed|Petr}} {{Red|Stone}}
  
 
[[Petrification]] is a two-stage status effect. While petrifying, the victim is [[slow]]ed. Once fully petrified, the target is rendered incapable of acting or [[Evasion|dodging]] attacks, gains large bonuses to [[AC]] and [[GDR]], stops [[fly]]ing, and becomes vulnerable to [[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]] and [[stabbing]] for several turns.
 
[[Petrification]] is a two-stage status effect. While petrifying, the victim is [[slow]]ed. Once fully petrified, the target is rendered incapable of acting or [[Evasion|dodging]] attacks, gains large bonuses to [[AC]] and [[GDR]], stops [[fly]]ing, and becomes vulnerable to [[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]] and [[stabbing]] for several turns.
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{{Yellow|Pois}} {{LightRed|Pois}} {{Red|Pois}}
 
{{Yellow|Pois}} {{LightRed|Pois}} {{Red|Pois}}
  
[[Poison]] causes you to take damage as time progresses. The darker the color, the more rapidly you'll take damage and the more you'll take overall.
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[[Poison]] causes you to take damage as time progresses. The darker the colour, the more rapidly you'll take damage and the more you'll take overall.
  
 
{{DarkGrey|Pois}}
 
{{DarkGrey|Pois}}
  
Characters who go [[lich form]] while poisoned will delay the progress of the poison until the transformation ends.
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Characters who enter [[Necromutation|Lich Form]], [[Statue Form]], or [[vampire]]s who become [[#Starving|bloodless]] while poisoned will delay the progress of the poison until the transformation ends.
  
===Rot===
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===Sapped Magic===
{{Yellow|Rot}} {{LightRed|Rot}} {{Red|Rot}}
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{{Red|Sap}}
  
[[Rot]] functions similarly to poison, except that instead of reducing your [[HP]] over time, it affects your max HP. Very dangerous, especially in strong doses.
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You've had your magic disrupted by a [[warmonger]]; each time you try casting a spell, there's a chance your spell failure rate will increase.
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{{Yellow|-Wiz}} {{LightRed|-Wiz}} {{Red|-Wiz}}
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Your spells have grown harder to cast.
  
 
===Sickness===
 
===Sickness===
{{Red|Sick}}
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{{Yellow|Sick}} {{LightRed|Sick}} {{Red|Sick}}
  
Sickness causes you to stop regenerating [[HP]] and may occasionally inflict [[stat]] damage on you. Certain enemy attacks inflict sickness, as does eating while nauseous.
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Sickness causes you to stop regenerating [[HP]] and may occasionally inflict [[stat]] damage on you. Increasing your [[regeneration rate]] makes the status wear off sooner; alternatively, just quaff a [[potion of curing]].
  
 
===Silence===
 
===Silence===
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===Sleep===
 
===Sleep===
[[Sleep]]ing creatures are unable to act and are almost incapable of [[Evasion|dodging]] attacks. However, they will eventually wake up on their own, and may wake up early if they hear loud [[noise]]s or get injured.
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[[Sleep]]ing creatures are unable to act, are almost incapable of [[Evasion|dodging]] attacks, and are vulnerable to [[stab]]bing. However, they will eventually wake up on their own, and may wake up early if they hear loud [[noise]]s or get injured. Having high [[stealth]] makes you less likely to wake up sleeping monsters.
  
 
===Slow===
 
===Slow===
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Slow creatures take 150% as long as normal to perform actions.
 
Slow creatures take 150% as long as normal to perform actions.
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===Sluggish===
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{{Red|-Swift}}
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Your [[Swiftness]] wore off, and now you have to spend several turns moving slower than normal.
  
 
===Starving===
 
===Starving===
{{Red|Starving}}
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{{LightRed|Starving}}
  
You're starving to death! Eat some [[food]] soon or you'll start passing out randomly and eventually die.
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You're starving to death! You're too hungry to cast spells and use most abilities, and your attacks are less accurate and deal less damage. Eat some [[food]] NOW!
  
{{Red|Bloodless}}
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{{Red|Fainting}}
  
[[Vampire]]s get "bloodless" status instead. This has a very different set of effects.
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You're so hungry you might [[paralysis|pass out]] from hunger or die! Eat some food '''''NOW NOW NOW'''!
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{{LightRed|Bloodless}}
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[[Vampire]]s get the "bloodless" status instead. You don't regenerate at all, but you get the full set of [[undead]] resistances.
  
 
===Stat Zero===
 
===Stat Zero===
 
{{Red|Collapse}} {{Red|Clumsy}} {{Red|Brainless}}
 
{{Red|Collapse}} {{Red|Clumsy}} {{Red|Brainless}}
  
At least one of your [[stats]] has hit [[stat zero|zero]] or less. This immediately causes 2-5 turns of [[paralysis]], inflicts you with an array of debilitating effects dependent on the stat involved, and deals HP damage each time your stat is further reduced.
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At least one of your [[stats]] has hit [[stat zero|zero]] or less. This immediately causes 2-5 turns of [[paralysis]] and inflicts you with an array of debilitating effects dependent on the stat involved. Try to get it above zero as soon as possible!
  
 
===Sticky Flame===
 
===Sticky Flame===
 
{{Red|Fire}}
 
{{Red|Fire}}
  
Casting [[Sticky Flame]] will cover the target in napalm, causing them to take [[fire]] damage each turn and making them [[glow]].
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Casting [[Sticky Flame]] will cover the target in napalm, causing them to take [[fire]] damage each turn and making them [[glow]]. Standing in [[shallow water]] can put the flames out.
  
===Teleport Control Prevention===
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===Teleport Prevention===
{{Red|-cTele}}
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{{Red|-Tele}}
  
You'll be unable to benefit from [[teleport control]] as long as you're on a floor which prevents it.
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Certain monsters can cast [[Dimension Anchor]], which will prevent you from [[blink]]ing or [[teleport]]ing for a few turns. Rare [[artefact]] weapons may confer this status. This can also occur from high level [[Translocation]] miscasts.
  
 
===Umbra===
 
===Umbra===
{{Magenta|Umbra}}
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[[Profane servitor]]s and followers of [[Dithmenos]] emit an [[Aura#Umbra|umbra]] which increases stealth and reduces the accuracy of all attacks except from demons, undead, and followers of Dithmenos or [[Yredelemnul]].
 
 
[[Profane servitor]]s emit an umbra [[aura]] which reduces the accuracy of all attacks by non-[[evil]] creatures.
 
  
 
===Vulnerable===
 
===Vulnerable===
{{Red|-MR}}
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{{Red|MR/2}}
  
Reading a [[scroll of vulnerability]] will reduce the [[magic resistance]] of everything in your [[line of sight]] by half. It also removes many other status effects and reduces [[magic contamination]].
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Reading a [[scroll of vulnerability]] will reduce the [[magic resistance]] of everything in your [[line of sight]] (including you) by half. [[Phantasmal warrior]]s can attack to make their targets vulnerable.
  
 
===Water===
 
===Water===
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==History==
 
==History==
[[Corrosion]] was added in [[0.15]].
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*Prior to [[0.20]], casting [[Delayed Fireball]] gave you the Delayed Fireball status.
 
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*Prior to [[0.19]], there was a Telepathy status, granted by the [[Dowsing card]], and a Stealthy status, bestowed by a high-level [[Shadow card]]. Followers of [[Jiyva]] could gain the Pray status to stop their jellies from consuming items.
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*In [[0.18]], a s(T)atus effect lookup has been added to ?/. Prior to 0.18, there were also [[Stoneskin]], [[Condensation Shield]], and [[Phase Shift]].
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*Prior to [[0.17]], the [[teleport control]] status existed, conferred through either a [[Control Teleport|spell]] or a [[ring of teleport control|ring]]. There were also areas which would prevent controlled teleports. In addition, there was a Sure Blade status, granted by the [[Sure Blade]] spell, and [[Bleeding]], an HP-sapping status inflicted by attacking with [[claws]].
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*[[Corrosion]] was added in [[0.15]].
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*Prior to [[0.12]], there was a Rot status, which inflicted an ongoing reduction to maximum HP.
  
 
[[Category:Status effects]]
 
[[Category:Status effects]]
[[Category:Crystal Ball Articles]]
 

Latest revision as of 06:20, 9 July 2020

Version 0.19: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.

Status effects are temporary enhancements and ailments that both you and the inhabitants of the Dungeon can benefit or suffer from. Unlike mutations, status effects will run their course after enough time has passed or after you escape whatever's inflicting the effect. Many status effects can be cured or prevented in a variety of ways; see their individual pages for details. There are also in-game descriptions of statuses available (hit ?, then /, then t for sTatus, then type in the indicator text you see).

Most status effects will display a coloured (often abbreviated) word in your character information for as long as they last. Status effects that have a limited duration will often turn a darker colour as the effect nears its end, whereas other status effects use a darker colour to indicate increasing severity of the effect.

Contents

Beneficial Status Effects

Agile

Agil

Quaffing a potion of agility will give you a bonus to dexterity, stealth, and evasion.

Augmentation

Aug Aug Aug

Demonspawn with the Augmentation demonspawn mutation gain slaying and spell power bonuses as their HP rises. The brighter the colour of the effect, the larger the bonus.

Berserk

Berserk

You have gone berserk, gaining a huge boost to HP, melee damage, and speed. Just watch out for the crash afterward.

Black Mark

Creatures with the black mark status can heal themselves and apply draining, slowness, or antimagic to creatures they hit. Player demonspawn with the mutation don't heal themselves and apply weakness instead of slow.

Brilliant

Brill

Quaffing a potion of brilliance will give you a bonus to intelligence, spell power, and spell success rate.

Confusing Touch

Touch

Casting Confusing Touch will imbue your hands with strange energy, causing your melee attacks to confuse the enemy.

Darkness

Dark

Casting Darkness will reduce your line of sight, making it easier to avoid detection by monsters.

Death Channel

DChan

Any living creature you kill while under the effect of Death Channel will rise as a spectral thing to serve you.

Death's Door

DDoor

Casting Death's Door will render you temporarily invulnerable, but reduces your HP to almost nothing and leaves you exhausted afterwards.

Deflect Missiles

DMsl

Casting Deflect Missiles will cause you to strongly repulse almost all ranged attacks fired at you.

Disjunction

Disjoin

Casting Disjunction causes all enemies around you to blink away, with a success rate that rises as they approach you.

Divine Protection

Prot

Elyvilon's Divine Protection ability will render you invulnerable to any attack that would otherwise kill you, though at a significant cost to piety each time it triggers.

Divine Shield

The Shining One is protecting you from attacks, boosting your blocking defense for a brief time.

Engorged

Engorged

You're so full of food you can't eat another bite. You definitely won't be starving anytime soon.

Alive

Vampires get this instead of Engorged, but it's no different from being Full/Very Full.

Finesse

Finesse

Okawaru's Finesse ability doubles the speed of all of your physical attacks.

Flight

Fly

You're airborne! You can travel over impassable terrain, take less damage from Shatter, and take more damage from Airstrike.

Fly

Your flight is nearly over. Get to solid ground, or drink another potion of flight to keep going.

Fly

Your flight should have ended, but that would've dropped you in some sort of deep liquid and killed you. The strain of staying airborne will keep draining you until you reach land, so do that pronto!

Fly

Your flight is limitless! End it whenever you want.

Full/Very Full

Full/Very Full

You are well fed! You won't be going hungry any time soon and can safely wield a vampiric weapon. Vampires come to life and start healing faster.

Haste

Fast

All actions performed by a hasted creature take 66% as long as normal to complete.

Heavenly Storm

Storm (X)

Using Wu Jian's Heavenly Storm ability gives you a huge slaying bonus (indicated by the number represented by X) and constantly generates opaque clouds around you. Using your martial attacks increases your slaying bonus, but doing anything else decreases the bonus until it reaches 0, at which point the storm expires.

Heroism

Hero

Okawaru's Heroism ability gives you a +5 bonus to all non-magical skills.

Invisibility

Invis

Invisible characters are given bonuses in combat when fighting monsters that can't see invisible. Invisible monsters are difficult to detect and gain similar bonuses when attacking you.

Invis

You turned invisible using a piece of magical equipment. This equipment is reusable, but using it makes you hungry while you're invisible and gives you extra magic contamination if you take it off before the invisibility ends.

Invis

You're technically still invisible, but monsters can still see you because you're glowing or standing in shallow water or clouds.

Leda's Liquefaction

Liquid

Casting Leda's Liquefaction will convert the ground all around you into a soupy mess. This reduces the movement rate and melee attack success rate of anything stuck in it (including you!)

Might

Might

Quaffing a potion of might will give you a bonus to strength and melee damage.

Mirror Damage

Mirror

Yredelemnul's Mirror Damage ability causes anyone attacking you to take an equal amount of damage themselves. Be warned; certain monsters can also use this power!

Olgreb's Toxic Radiance

Toxic

Casting Olgreb's Toxic Radiance poisons everything in your LOS each turn for a few turns.

Ozocubu's Armour

Casting Ozocubu's Armour will cover you in a sheet of protective ice, boosting AC. It breaks if you move, though.

Powered by Death

Regen (X)

Demonspawn with the Powered by Death demonspawn mutation will recover HP faster after killing monsters. The number (marked by the 'X') indicates how much faster you heal.

Quad Damage

Quad

Using a quad damage will multiply your damage output by 4. Only found in Dungeon Sprint.

Recall

Recall

Casting the Recall spell will cause allied units to teleport to your location over time.

Regenerating

Regen

Casting Regenerate increases your regeneration rate.

Repel Missiles

RMsl

Creatures that repel missiles are harder to hit with ranged attacks. Players don't see the temporary status effect anymore, but monsters can still have it.

RMsl

This effect is permanent, usually due to wearing a scarf of repulsion or following Qazlal.

Resistance

Resist

Quaffing a potion of resistance will grant you resistance to fire, cold, electricity, poison, and acid for a short time.

Ring of Flames

RoF

Casting Ring of Flames will surround you with fire clouds, boost your fire resistance, and enhance the spell power of your Fire Magic, but renders you very vulnerable to cold.

Scrying

Scry

Ashenzari's Scrying power allows you to see through walls as though they were transparent. This does not stop them from blocking your attacks and spells, however.

Searing Ray

Ray Ray+ Ray++

You're casting Searing Ray and still have more turns of laser to dish out. Press . to keep it coming.

Serpent's Lash

Lash (X)

Using Wu Jian's Serpent's Lash ability gives you a couple of turns of free movement (the X represents how many turns you have left). Your martial attacks are much stronger during this period, but you become exhausted after the ability ends.

Shroud of Golubria

Shroud

Casting Shroud of Golubria will cover you in a sheath of distorted space that occasionally turns away melee attacks.

Silence

While you are emitting a silence aura, most creatures (including you) caught in its effect will be unable to cast spells, read scrolls, or use divine abilities. Certain abilities can't be silenced, and demons ignore the effects of silence.

Slimify

Slime

Jiyva's Slimify ability will make your next melee attack that hits turn your target into a jelly.

Swiftness

Swift

The Swiftness spell increases your movement speed for a while, but then makes you sluggish for a while.

Swift

Your increased speed is nearly over and you'll start moving slowly soon.

Swift

You are knee deep in water and slow down to normal wading speed.

Teleport

Tele

You are going to teleport in the next few turns. Generate another teleport before this one goes off to negate it. Or wear an artefact that negates all teleporting.

Tornado

Tornado

Casting Tornado will create a raging storm around you, granting you flight, penalizing your spell success rate, and brutalizing everything within its reach, damaging them and tossing them around.

Transmutations

There are a number of useful alternative forms you can assume, many of which are from Transmutations spells:

App

Beastly Appendage

Blades

Blade Hands

Spider

Spider Form

Ice

Ice Form

Statue

Statue Form

Hydra

Hydra Form

Dragon

Dragon Form

Lich

Necromutation

Bat

Bat Form

Tree

Tree Form

Shadow

Shadow Form

Vitalisation

Vit

Zin is filling you with divine health, boosting your stats and protecting you from stat damage and many negative status effects.

Detrimental Status Effects

Antimagic

As monsters are struck by antimagic weapons, they become more likely to fail to cast their spells. Players simply lose MP.

Bad Forms

Getting hit by an enemy's Polymorph spell will temporarily force you into one of several less-than-ideal forms:

Pig

Pig Form

Fungus

Fungus Form

Porc

Porcupine Form

Wisp

Wisp Form

Blind

Blind monsters will treat your character as though it were invisible. This negates any see invisible it may have.

Charm

Charmed monsters will ally with you and fight on your side... for a while.

Confusion

Conf

Confused creatures can't choose which direction to move or attack in and many actions are disabled.

Constriction

Constr

Being constricted means that an enemy is crushing you each turn, dealing damage, reducing evasion and preventing you from moving. Kill it or break free by attempting to move away!

Cooldowns

Several abilities can't be used right after you've used them; most of these will wear off given enough time.

-Berserk

You're too tired to go berserk right now.

Breath

You can't use any draconian breath attacks or naga poison spit for a while.

DDoor

You're too tired to cast Death's Door right now. Be extra careful -- your HP is probably still extremely low!

Exh

You are too tired to use any of Ru's abilities or Wu Jian's Serpent's Lash right now.

-Hop

You're too tired to Hop again at the moment; spend some time without moving to recover.

-Recite

You can't use Zin's Recite ability now.

-Tornado

You can't start another Tornado right now.

Corona

Corona

The Corona spell will render its target much easier to hit, reducing evasion and negating invisibility.

Corrosion

Corr -X

Corrosion is a temporary status effect which gives a stackable -4 to slaying and AC (the number represented by X indicates how much these have been reduced) for as long as it lasts. Corrosion will be repaired after enough turns have passed. Corroded monsters simply get a temporary -8 to their AC.

Dazed

Monsters may become dazed after you recite the word of Zin at them, causing them to waste their turns as they recover their senses.

Doom Howl

Howl

A doom hound's howl has called nightmarish creatures to hunt you. Dangerous enemies will spawn near you every few turns until the howl fades.

Drain

Drain Drain Drain Drain

Negative energy has withered you, reducing all of your effective skill levels, with darker colours indicating worse effects. Gaining XP gradually restores your drained skills. Monsters who get drained have their HD lowered instead, reducing their strength and magic resistance.

Engulf

Engulf

You're being engulfed by a water elemental and can't breathe. You'll take ongoing asphyxiation damage and are functionally silenced until you pull free.

Engulf

You're being engulfed, but you don't need to breathe, so it has no effect.

Fast+Slow

Fast+Slow

You are both magically slowed and hastened, and thus act at normal speed.

Fear

Fear

Characters suffering from fear are unable to move toward the source of their terror (they can still attack it, but may flinch away if attacking in melee) and are unable to go berserk. Monsters suffering from fear will flee from you until they hit a dead end, until you attack them, or until enough time passes.

Fire Vulnerable

rF-

You're down one rank of fire resistance. Watch out for sources of fire damage!

Flayed

Flay

You're suffering from the illusory wounds of a flayed ghost. You'll still die if you hit 0 HP, but you can kill the ghost or escape from its line of sight for a while to get your HP back.

Frozen

Frozen

Frozen characters are partially encased in ice, increasing their movement delay by 4 auts for the duration of the effect.

Held

Held

Similar to constriction, being held prevents creatures from moving but doesn't do any damage. Attempt to move or blink to break free.

Held

Creatures stuck in a web or a throwing net can't move or attack and are vulnerable to stabbing. They may still use blowguns or cast spells.

Horrified

Horr-X Horr-X

Followers of Ru who have sacrificed their courage gain penalties to accuracy, damage, and spellpower when in the presence of dangerous foes.

Hungry/Very Hungry/Near Starving

Hungry Very Hungry Near Starving

You're hungry! Find something to eat before you start starving!

Thirsty Very Thirsty Near Bloodless

Vampires instead start exhibiting their true nature; you heal slower, but begin gaining your undead resistances.

Inner Flame

Casting Inner Flame on an enemy will cause it to explode violently upon death.

Lava

Lava

You're flying over lava. Try not to fall in.

Leda's Liquefaction

SlowM

Creatures stuck in the liquid ground from Leda's Liquefaction move slowly and have difficulty attacking in melee.

Magic Contamination

Contam Contam Contam Contam Contam

Using certain beneficial status effects, miscasting spells, standing in mutagenic fog, or stepping in Zot traps can induce magic contamination. While a low (dark or light grey) dose of this is harmless, higher amounts make you glow and can inflict dangerous miscast effects and bad mutations on you. See the magic contamination page for more details.

Mark

Mark

All conscious monsters on the floor know your location and have an easier time getting to you until the mark wears off. This can be very dangerous on unexplored floors or floors with powerful bosses. You can get this effect from alarm traps and vault sentinels.

Mesmerised

Mesm

When mesmerised, you will be unable to move away from the source of your mesmerisation until you've killed it or broken the effect some other way.

No Potions

-Potion

Followers of Ru who have sacrificed their ability to drink potions while threatened cannot use potions for several turns after taking heavy damage or being hurt while at low HP. This effect is also a possible result of being hit by a pie from a Killer Klown, and is also gained from casting Ozocubu's Refrigeration for a short duration.

No Scrolls

-Scroll

Followers of Ru who have sacrificed their ability to read scrolls while threatened cannot use scrolls for several turns after taking heavy damage or being hurt while at low HP.

Orb

Orb

You're in the Realm of Zot or perhaps even carrying the Orb of Zot itself. Your teleports are delayed, you cannot control your blinks, and Passage of Golubria will not function.

Paralysis

Para

Anything suffering from paralysis will be unable to act for several turns, loses almost all ability to dodge attacks, and is vulnerable to stabbing.

Petrifying/Petrified

Petr Stone

Petrification is a two-stage status effect. While petrifying, the victim is slowed. Once fully petrified, the target is rendered incapable of acting or dodging attacks, gains large bonuses to AC and GDR, stops flying, and becomes vulnerable to Lee's Rapid Deconstruction and stabbing for several turns.

Poison

Pois Pois Pois

Poison causes you to take damage as time progresses. The darker the colour, the more rapidly you'll take damage and the more you'll take overall.

Pois

Characters who enter Lich Form, Statue Form, or vampires who become bloodless while poisoned will delay the progress of the poison until the transformation ends.

Sapped Magic

Sap

You've had your magic disrupted by a warmonger; each time you try casting a spell, there's a chance your spell failure rate will increase.

-Wiz -Wiz -Wiz

Your spells have grown harder to cast.

Sickness

Sick Sick Sick

Sickness causes you to stop regenerating HP and may occasionally inflict stat damage on you. Increasing your regeneration rate makes the status wear off sooner; alternatively, just quaff a potion of curing.

Silence

Sil

Being under an enemy's silence aura renders you unable to cast spells, read scrolls, or use divine abilities.

Sleep

Sleeping creatures are unable to act, are almost incapable of dodging attacks, and are vulnerable to stabbing. However, they will eventually wake up on their own, and may wake up early if they hear loud noises or get injured. Having high stealth makes you less likely to wake up sleeping monsters.

Slow

Slow

Slow creatures take 150% as long as normal to perform actions.

Sluggish

-Swift

Your Swiftness wore off, and now you have to spend several turns moving slower than normal.

Starving

Starving

You're starving to death! You're too hungry to cast spells and use most abilities, and your attacks are less accurate and deal less damage. Eat some food NOW!

Fainting

You're so hungry you might pass out from hunger or die! Eat some food NOW NOW NOW!

Bloodless

Vampires get the "bloodless" status instead. You don't regenerate at all, but you get the full set of undead resistances.

Stat Zero

Collapse Clumsy Brainless

At least one of your stats has hit zero or less. This immediately causes 2-5 turns of paralysis and inflicts you with an array of debilitating effects dependent on the stat involved. Try to get it above zero as soon as possible!

Sticky Flame

Fire

Casting Sticky Flame will cover the target in napalm, causing them to take fire damage each turn and making them glow. Standing in shallow water can put the flames out.

Teleport Prevention

-Tele

Certain monsters can cast Dimension Anchor, which will prevent you from blinking or teleporting for a few turns. Rare artefact weapons may confer this status. This can also occur from high level Translocation miscasts.

Umbra

Profane servitors and followers of Dithmenos emit an umbra which increases stealth and reduces the accuracy of all attacks except from demons, undead, and followers of Dithmenos or Yredelemnul.

Vulnerable

MR/2

Reading a scroll of vulnerability will reduce the magic resistance of everything in your line of sight (including you) by half. Phantasmal warriors can attack to make their targets vulnerable.

Water

Water Water

You're either standing in or flying over shallow water or deep water.

Weak

Weak

Physical weakness reduces the damage of your melee attacks by 25% (or 33% for monsters).

History

  • Prior to 0.20, casting Delayed Fireball gave you the Delayed Fireball status.
  • Prior to 0.19, there was a Telepathy status, granted by the Dowsing card, and a Stealthy status, bestowed by a high-level Shadow card. Followers of Jiyva could gain the Pray status to stop their jellies from consuming items.
  • In 0.18, a s(T)atus effect lookup has been added to ?/. Prior to 0.18, there were also Stoneskin, Condensation Shield, and Phase Shift.
  • Prior to 0.17, the teleport control status existed, conferred through either a spell or a ring. There were also areas which would prevent controlled teleports. In addition, there was a Sure Blade status, granted by the Sure Blade spell, and Bleeding, an HP-sapping status inflicted by attacking with claws.
  • Corrosion was added in 0.15.
  • Prior to 0.12, there was a Rot status, which inflicted an ongoing reduction to maximum HP.