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Example of Low life / Energy shield builds. Most of the Life has been reserved by auras.

Low life is a condition that applies when life is at 50% or lower. Linking auras or other mana-reserving skills to Arrogance SupportArrogance SupportAura, Support
Icon: B
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: (220-201)%
Requires Level 31Supports any non-blessing skill with a reservation.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Aura effectSupported Skills have 0.2% increased Life Reservation EfficiencySupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have (10-19)% increased Aura effect
Supported Skills Reserve Life instead of Mana
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
which converts them into Life-reserving skills is an easy way to trigger the low life condition.

Players that use low life will typically either use energy shields (~5-9k max ES) or Petrified BloodPetrified BloodSpell
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 35% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 24Applies a buff that protects the lower half of your life, preventing some of the immediate life loss when damaged by hits and applying the loss over time instead. Your life cannot be raised above low life other than by flasks, and while above low life, skills will cost life as well as mana.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent-0.25% of Life loss prevented is lost over 4 secondsWhen taking Damage from Hits, +0.25% of Life loss below half Life is Prevented
+3% of Life loss prevented this way is lost over 4 seconds
Skills gain a Base Life Cost equal to -0.5% of Base Mana Cost while not on Low Life
Life Recovery other than Flasks cannot Recover Life to above Low Life
When taking Damage from Hits, 40% of Life loss below half Life is Prevented, then (100-81)% of Life loss prevented this way is lost over 4 seconds
Skills gain a Base Life Cost equal to 40% of Base Mana Cost while not on Low Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Petrified Blood skill icon.png
if they're not using energy shields..

  • Such builds are commonly known as "LL/ES" builds, which stands for "Low life / Energy shield".
  • Such builds also use very high energy shield regeneration, because they are unable to heal energy shield using either life flasks or mana flasks.
  • This free ups the flask slot typically used for life/mana flasks so players can use an additional DPS or defensive flask.
  • Such builds are also highly resistant to damage over time effects such as the Sirus storms, Shaper beams and Caustic ground.

Low life is not possible if maximum life is set to 1 due to Chaos Inoculation, with the exception of using Coward's LegacyCoward's Legacy
Chain Belt
Requires Level 52+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(15-20) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
50% increased Effect of Curses on you
You count as on Low Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 80% increased Effect
Death is your most important duty.
Face it, or curse your bloodline for all eternity.
, where the player may simultaneously be on low life and have Chaos Inoculation.

The low life state unlocks several interesting aspects for a character, but can be difficult to maintain efficiently.

Common skills

The advantages to being low life:

  • Ability to use Pain Attunement passive skill that grants more spell damage when on low life.
  • Ability to use Bloodthirst Support for attack skills on life-based low life builds.
  • Ability to use many more auras by using Life reservation in combination with Mana reservation
  • Ability to use Chaos Inoculation passive skill to gain the benefits of both full life and low life effects. (only possible with Coward's LegacyCoward's Legacy
    Chain Belt
    Requires Level 52+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(15-20) to all Attributes
    (5-10)% increased Movement Speed
    50% increased Effect of Curses on you
    You count as on Low Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
    You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 80% increased Effect
    Death is your most important duty.
    Face it, or curse your bloodline for all eternity.
    belt)

Often used for low life builds:

  • Zealot's Oath in order for life regeneration to apply to energy shield instead. Regen effects that are based on maximum life become based on maximum ES. Life flasks will still not apply to ES.
  • Energy Shield Mastery for light radius to be based on energy shield instead of life
  • Ghost Reaver converts life gained from life leech into energy shield.
  • Petrified Blood causes life recovery effects except life flasks to not recover past low life while turning a portion of damage taken past low life into damage over time. This skill is essential for life-based low life builds as it gives them the defenses required to survive big hits. Note that this effect is not the same as life reservation.

Common unique items

  • Shavronne's WrappingsShavronne's Wrappings
    Occultist's Vestment
    Energy Shield: (274-377)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 62, 180 Int(3-10)% increased Spell Damage(100-150)% increased Energy Shield
    10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
    +(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
    Reflects 1 to 250 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
    Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
    Shavronne's apparel became ever more extravagant
    as her body and soul became ever more corrupted.
    is a very common choice for low-life ES builds, as it forces Chaos damage to affect energy shield instead of life. If it is not used, any Chaos damage can one-shot players if they have a very small amount of life.
    • The Ivory TowerThe Ivory Tower
      Saint's Hauberk
      Armour: (443-496)
      Energy Shield: (76-85)
      Movement Speed: -5%
      Requires Level 67, 109 Str, 94 Int+(40-70) to Intelligence
      +30 to maximum Energy Shield per 100 Reserved Life
      +(80-100) to maximum Mana
      Regenerate 2% of Energy Shield per second
      Chaos Damage is taken from Mana before Life
      The mind is a filter through which anarchy becomes order.
      is an alternative for builds that maintain high mana (i.e. Archmage SupportArchmage SupportLightning, Arcane, Support, Spell
      Icon: ^
      Level: (1-20)
      Requires Level 31Supports spell skills that deal damage with hits and have no reservation. Cannot support arcane skills, Vaal skills, or skills used by totems, traps or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Mana CostSupported Skills gain Added Cold Damage equal to 2% of Mana Cost, if Mana Cost is not higher than the maximum you could spend
      Supported Skills lose Added Lightning Damage equal to 2% of Mana Cost, if Mana Cost is not higher than the maximum you could spend
      Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
      Supported Skills have (1-7) to (15-134) added Lightning Damage
      Supported Skills have base Mana Cost equal to 5% of Unreserved Maximum Mana, if that value is higher
      Supported Skills gain Added Lightning Damage equal to 75% of Mana Cost, if Mana Cost is not higher than the maximum you could spend
      This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
      ).
  • Presence of ChayulaPresence of Chayula
    Onyx Amulet
    Requires Level 60+(10-16) to all Attributes30% increased Rarity of Items found
    +60% to Chaos Resistance
    Cannot be Stunned
    20% of Maximum Life Converted to Energy Shield
    The dreamer stirs, the world trembles.
    is another common choice that converts a large part of life into useful energy shield.
  • Prism GuardianPrism Guardian
    Archon Kite Shield
    Chance to Block: 22%
    Armour: (156-179)
    Energy Shield: (32-37)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 68, 85 Str, 85 Int+12% to all Elemental Resistances+2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
    Socketed Gems Cost and Reserve Life instead of Mana
    Socketed Gems have 30% increased Reservation Efficiency
    +(20-30) to Dexterity
    +25% to all Elemental Resistances
    When blood is paid, the weak think twice.
    is often used in low-life builds to reserve auras using Life rather than Mana without incurring a huge reservation multiplier penalty, unlike Arrogance SupportArrogance SupportAura, Support
    Icon: B
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: (220-201)%
    Requires Level 31Supports any non-blessing skill with a reservation.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Aura effectSupported Skills have 0.2% increased Life Reservation EfficiencySupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have (10-19)% increased Aura effect
    Supported Skills Reserve Life instead of Mana
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .

Related items

Essence modifiers

Essence of Hysteria adds the following suffix modifier to a helmet: Socketed gems deal 30% more damage while on low life

Unique items

The list below displays unique items related to Low Life:

ItemRequired levelStats
Araku TikiAraku Tiki
Coral Amulet
Regenerate (2-4) Life per second+100 to Evasion Rating while on Low Life
+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
Regenerate 1% of Life per second while on Low Life
It is said to make you invisible when the Great
Spirit comes to take you on your final journey.
1Regenerate (2-4) Life per second+100 to Evasion Rating while on Low Life
+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
Regenerate 1% of Life per second while on Low Life
Crown of ThornsCrown of Thorns
Vine Circlet
Energy Shield: (67-90)+(60-80) to maximum Energy Shield
Reflects 5 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
+5 Physical Damage taken from Attack Hits
Pain Attunement
Lift it lightly, don it slow.
The spikes point out and in, you know.
1+(60-80) to maximum Energy Shield
Reflects 5 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
+5 Physical Damage taken from Attack Hits
Pain Attunement
Last ResortLast Resort
Nailed Fist
Claw
Physical Damage: (10.8-12) to (37.8-42)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.60
Weapon Range: 11
+3 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks25% increased Attack Speed when on Low Life
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 10 Physical Damage
100% increased Claw Physical Damage when on Low Life
100% increased Accuracy Rating when on Low Life
Desperate times demand desperate measures.
1+3 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks25% increased Attack Speed when on Low Life
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 10 Physical Damage
100% increased Claw Physical Damage when on Low Life
100% increased Accuracy Rating when on Low Life
RedbeakRedbeak
Rusted Sword
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 9-22.5
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.71
Weapon Range: 11
40% increased Global Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 6 Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
As battle calms, blood turns to rust.
140% increased Global Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 6 Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
Replica Last ResortReplica Last Resort
Nailed Fist
Claw
Physical Damage: (7.2-8) to (19.8-22)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.60
Weapon Range: 11
+3 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks25% increased Attack Speed when on Low Life
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
100% increased Accuracy Rating when on Low Life
200% increased Damage with Claws while on Low Life
Deal no Damage when not on Low Life
"An absurdly vicious weapon in the hands of our test subjects. It seems to
channel the desperate will to live. Intriguing."
- Researcher Olesya
1+3 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks25% increased Attack Speed when on Low Life
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
100% increased Accuracy Rating when on Low Life
200% increased Damage with Claws while on Low Life
Deal no Damage when not on Low Life
Skin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
Simple Robe
Movement Speed: -3%Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Corrupted
The Lords are chosen so carefully.
Only they may grace His flesh.
1Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Acrobatics
Ancestral Bond
Arrow Dancing
Avatar of Fire
Blood Magic
Call to Arms
Conduit
Crimson Dance
Divine Shield
Doomsday
Eldritch Battery
Elemental Equilibrium
Elemental Overload
Eternal Youth
Ghost Dance
Ghost Reaver
Glancing Blows
Iron Grip
Iron Reflexes
Iron Will
Lethe Shade
Magebane
Mind Over Matter
Minion Instability
Pain Attunement
Perfect Agony
Point Blank
Precise Technique
Resolute Technique
Runebinder
Imbalanced Guard
Shepherd of Souls
Solipsism
Supreme Ego
The Agnostic
The Impaler
Unwavering Stance
Vaal Pact
Versatile Combatant
Wicked Ward
Wind Dancer
Zealot's Oath

Corrupted
Ondar's ClaspOndar's Clasp
Wrapped Mitts
Evasion: (11-15)
Energy Shield: (3-5)
Requires Level 530% increased Attack Speed when on Full Life
Adds 1 to 13 Lightning Damage to Attacks
+(50-80) to Accuracy Rating
20% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
A single lightning strike fells a man.
A single knife stroke fells an empire.
530% increased Attack Speed when on Full Life
Adds 1 to 13 Lightning Damage to Attacks
+(50-80) to Accuracy Rating
20% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
SpringleafSpringleaf
Plank Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 22%
Armour: (32-55)
Energy Shield: (9-15)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 7+4% to all Elemental Resistances(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced Freeze Duration on you
Regenerate 3% of Life per second
Regenerate 3% of Life per second while on Low Life
From death springs life.
7+4% to all Elemental Resistances(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced Freeze Duration on you
Regenerate 3% of Life per second
Regenerate 3% of Life per second while on Low Life
The Goddess BoundThe Goddess Bound
Whalebone Rapier
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (14-16) to (59.5-68)
Elemental Damage: 3-7
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.92
Weapon Range: 14
Requires Level 7, 32 Dex+25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
Uses both hand slots
(250-300)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 3 to 7 Fire Damage
20% increased Attack Speed
30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(20-40) to Evasion Rating
20% reduced Rarity of Items found
30% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
She paints her offer in wicked hues
An off-white grin, an elegant bruise.
To the nascent scourge she sings the ruse:
"With me in hand, what else need you use?"
7+25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
Uses both hand slots
(250-300)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 3 to 7 Fire Damage
20% increased Attack Speed
30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(20-40) to Evasion Rating
20% reduced Rarity of Items found
30% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
WondertrapWondertrap
Velvet Slippers
Energy Shield: (18-27)Requires Level 9, 21 Int+(5-10) to Strength
+(5-10) to Dexterity
+(5-10) to Intelligence
+(10-16) to maximum Energy Shield
100% increased Rarity of Items found when on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed
Wonders abound at death's door.
9+(5-10) to Strength
+(5-10) to Dexterity
+(5-10) to Intelligence
+(10-16) to maximum Energy Shield
100% increased Rarity of Items found when on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed
Lioneye's PawsLioneye's Paws
Bronzescale Boots
Armour: (55-63)
Evasion: (55-63)
Requires Level 30, 30 Str, 30 DexTrigger Level 5 Rain of Arrows when you Attack with a Bow
+(40-60) to Strength
+(40-60) to Dexterity
Adds 12 to 24 Fire Damage to Attacks
20% increased Movement Speed
40% reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
Stand and lead the righteous pride,
Fight till death, never hide.
30Trigger Level 5 Rain of Arrows when you Attack with a Bow
+(40-60) to Strength
+(40-60) to Dexterity
Adds 12 to 24 Fire Damage to Attacks
20% increased Movement Speed
40% reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
Lori's LanternLori's Lantern
Prismatic Ring
Requires Level 30+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances+10% to all Elemental Resistances
(6-8)% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
31% increased Light Radius
+(20-25)% to Chaos Resistance when on Low Life
Damage of Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you are on Low Life
By its light, Lori led her young charges to safety
and bound up their wounds.
Her sword arm was iron, yet her heart gentle
and proof against hate.
30+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances+10% to all Elemental Resistances
(6-8)% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
31% increased Light Radius
+(20-25)% to Chaos Resistance when on Low Life
Damage of Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you are on Low Life
Replica Lioneye's PawsReplica Lioneye's Paws
Bronzescale Boots
Armour: (55-63)
Evasion: (55-63)
Requires Level 30, 30 Str, 30 DexTrigger Level 5 Toxic Rain when you Attack with a Bow
+(40-60) to Strength
+(40-60) to Dexterity
Adds 12 to 24 Chaos Damage to Attacks
20% increased Movement Speed
40% reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
"Twelve dead, and the seventh lab cannot be entered for several years.
Prototype #12 is a 'success,' if we can ever reach it."
30Trigger Level 5 Toxic Rain when you Attack with a Bow
+(40-60) to Strength
+(40-60) to Dexterity
Adds 12 to 24 Chaos Damage to Attacks
20% increased Movement Speed
40% reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
DeidbellDeidbell
Gilded Sallet
Armour: (290-397)
Evasion: (90-97)
Requires Level 33, 38 Str, 38 Dex+(20-30) to Strength
+(20-30) to Dexterity
Adds 10 to 20 Physical Damage to Attacks
+(200-300) to Armour
20% increased Melee Damage
Cannot Leech when on Low Life
May you never hear it toll.
33+(20-30) to Strength
+(20-30) to Dexterity
Adds 10 to 20 Physical Damage to Attacks
+(200-300) to Armour
20% increased Melee Damage
Cannot Leech when on Low Life
The Blood DanceThe Blood Dance
Sharkskin Boots
Evasion: (145-171)Requires Level 44, 79 Dex+(30-40) to Dexterity
20% increased Movement Speed
2% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
4% reduced Attack and Cast Speed per Frenzy Charge
Regenerate 0.8% of Life per second per Frenzy Charge
(20-30)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
(20-30)% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge with Hits against Enemies on Low Life
Gore Footprints
"Sharks thrash and swirl
To the pounding drum of their frenzied hearts
As they dance in the waters red."
-Lavianga, Guardian of the Karui Way
44+(30-40) to Dexterity
20% increased Movement Speed
2% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
4% reduced Attack and Cast Speed per Frenzy Charge
Regenerate 0.8% of Life per second per Frenzy Charge
(20-30)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
(20-30)% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge with Hits against Enemies on Low Life
Gore Footprints
Coward's LegacyCoward's Legacy
Chain Belt
Requires Level 52+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(15-20) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
50% increased Effect of Curses on you
You count as on Low Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 80% increased Effect
Death is your most important duty.
Face it, or curse your bloodline for all eternity.
52+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(15-20) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
50% increased Effect of Curses on you
You count as on Low Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 80% increased Effect
Daresso's CourageDaresso's Courage
Baroque Round Shield
Chance to Block: (28%-31%)
Armour: (244-308)
Evasion: (244-308)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 54, 70 Str, 70 Dex120% increased Block Recovery+30% Chance to Block Spell Damage while on Low Life
20% increased Global Physical Damage
(100-120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(10-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
+(3-6)% Chance to Block
+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage if you have Blocked Spell Damage Recently
+20% chance to Block Spell Damage if you have Blocked Attack Damage Recently
By tourney's end, Daresso bled and shivered.
Yet even accursed treachery failed to steal the champion's victory.
54120% increased Block Recovery+30% Chance to Block Spell Damage while on Low Life
20% increased Global Physical Damage
(100-120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(10-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
+(3-6)% Chance to Block
+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage if you have Blocked Spell Damage Recently
+20% chance to Block Spell Damage if you have Blocked Attack Damage Recently
Starkonja's HeadStarkonja's Head
Silken Hood
Evasion: (692-876)Requires Level 60, 138 Dex+(50-70) to Dexterity
50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
10% increased Attack Speed
25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(100-130)% increased Evasion Rating
+(80-100) to maximum Life
150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,
but merely a long sleep made eternal.
60+(50-70) to Dexterity
50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
10% increased Attack Speed
25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(100-130)% increased Evasion Rating
+(80-100) to maximum Life
150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
DreadbeakDreadbeak
Rusted Sword
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (130.5-142.5) to (198-208.5)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.71
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 6140% increased Global Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds (83-91) to (123-130) Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
You have Onslaught while on Low Life
As death arrives, so too does instinct.
6140% increased Global Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds (83-91) to (123-130) Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
You have Onslaught while on Low Life
Esh's VisageEsh's Visage
Vaal Spirit Shield
Chance to Block: 24%
Energy Shield: (190-230)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 62, 159 Int(5-10)% increased Spell Damage(240-260)% increased Energy Shield
+(70-100) to maximum Life
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield while not on Low Life
Reflect Shocks applied to you to all Nearby Enemies
She could see what she was not;
a silhouette wreathed in light.
And she was still.
62(5-10)% increased Spell Damage(240-260)% increased Energy Shield
+(70-100) to maximum Life
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield while not on Low Life
Reflect Shocks applied to you to all Nearby Enemies
The Broken CrownThe Broken Crown
Prophet Crown
Armour: (358-516)
Energy Shield: (131-214)
Requires Level 63, 85 Str, 62 IntSocketed Gems are supported by Level 20 Cast on Death
+(10-15) to all Attributes
20% increased Damage when on Low Life
(60-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Energy Shield
20% reduced Mana Regeneration Rate
+(43-61)% to Chaos Resistance
Every rule has an exception.
63Socketed Gems are supported by Level 20 Cast on Death
+(10-15) to all Attributes
20% increased Damage when on Low Life
(60-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Energy Shield
20% reduced Mana Regeneration Rate
+(43-61)% to Chaos Resistance
Rise of the PhoenixRise of the Phoenix
Mosaic Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 24%
Armour: (264-338)
Energy Shield: (54-68)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 65, 85 Str, 85 Int+8% to all Elemental Resistances(80-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(40-60) to maximum Life
Regenerate (15-20) Life per second
+5% to maximum Fire Resistance
+(20-25)% to Fire Resistance
+25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life
My bearer shall be guarded by flame,
for I am the phoenix, forever radiant in glory.
65+8% to all Elemental Resistances(80-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(40-60) to maximum Life
Regenerate (15-20) Life per second
+5% to maximum Fire Resistance
+(20-25)% to Fire Resistance
+25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life

Related passive skill

Base and notable passives

NameStats
Executioner
Reaver passive skill icon.png
60% increased Damage with Hits against Enemies that are on Low Life
15% increased Area of Effect if you've Killed Recently [1]

Cluster jewel passives

NameStats
Doedre's Gluttony
CurseEffectNotable passive skill icon.png
40% increased Punishment Curse Effect
25% increased Damage with Hits against Enemies that are on Low Life [1]

Keystone passives

NameStats
Minion Instability
KeystoneMinionInstability passive skill icon.png
Minions Explode when reduced to Low Life, dealing 33% of their Life as Fire Damage to surrounding Enemies [1]
Pain Attunement
KeystonePainAttunement passive skill icon.png
30% more Spell Damage when on Low Life [1]

Ascendancy passive skills

Ascendancy
Class
NameStats
Assassin
Assassin avatar.png
Ambush and Assassinate
Ambush (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
+40% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Enemies that are on Full Life
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
15% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Low Life
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Low Life [1]
Champion
Champion avatar.png
First to Strike, Last to Fall
FirstStrikeLastFall (Champion) passive skill icon.png
Your Hits permanently Intimidate Enemies that are on Full Life
Gain Adrenaline for 20 seconds when you reach Low Life if you
do not have Adrenaline
Remove all Ailments and Burning when you gain Adrenaline
Recover 25% of Life when you gain Adrenaline [1]

Miscellaneous low life benefits

Flask prefixes PrudentPrudent
Prefix
(101-106)% more Recovery if used while on Low Life
and StartledStartled
Prefix
Instant Recovery when on Low Life
(30-27)% reduced Amount Recovered
.

Upgraded Soul of Ryslatha Pantheon power.

IconNameEffect(s)Upgrade
Soul of Ryslatha.pngSoul of RyslathaLife Flasks gain 3 Charges every 3 seconds if you haven't used a Life Flask Recently
Capture The Forgotten Soldier in Conservatory Map
60% increased Life Recovery from Flasks used when on Low Life

Trivia

Since version 0.9.6, the player light changes to noticeably reddish over the 33% - 37% range[confirmation needed because of 3.14 change] to make it easier to judge when the condition applies.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • The Low threshold for Life, Mana and Energy Shield is now 50% or below (previously below 35%). This means that a single 50% reservation will now put you into a Low state. Light radius has been adjusted accordingly.
0.9.6
  • The light radius reduction that occurs when on low life indoors has been changed so that it is more appropriate for players who care about the "when on low life" abilities.
Before 0.9.6
  • Introduced to the game.

See also