Life

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Life is shown as a red orb in the lower left of the screen and will decrease as you receive damage. Characters die when they reach 0 life and must be resurrected in town. You can restore life by using flasks, gaining life regeneration from passive skills and equipment, or leeching life from enemies, among other mechanics. Life is fully restored when you enter a town. Light Radius is based off of current Life.

Every class starts out with 50 Life and have the following character stats

  • +12 Life per Level
  • 20.0% of maximum Life per second to maximum Life Leech rate


Calculation

Total maximum life can be calculated with the following formula:


 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} \begin{align}
\text{Life}_{\text{total} } = & \left(38 + \text{Level}_{\text{Character} } \times \text{Life per level} + \frac{\text{Strength} }{2} + \sum_{i=1}^{a} \text{added Life} \right) \times \\
& \left( 1 + \sum_{j=1}^{b} \text{increased Life}_{j} - \sum_{k=1}^{c} \text{reduced Life}_{k} \right) \times \\
& \prod_{l=1}^{d} (1 + \text{more Life}_{l}) \times \prod_{m=1}^{e} (1 - \text{less Life}_{m})
\end{align}

Flat life bonuses are added directly to your base life (+X to maximum Life). Percent-based modifiers apply to flat life bonuses, as well as base life and life from strength (+X% increased maximum Life). See modifiers.

Life Scaling

Certain unique items grant special additional scaling for Life based on other statistics:

  • Shaper's Touch inventory icon.pngShaper's TouchShaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Armour: (189 to 231)
    Energy Shield: (55 to 68)
    Requires Level 66, 51 Str, 51 Int(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +2 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
    +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
    +1 Mana per 4 Strength
    1% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
    1% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
    1% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
    By my hand, the inert is given life.
    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.
    There is nothing that cannot be changed.
    Nothing.
    Shaper's Touch inventory icon.png
    grant +1 Life per 4 Dexterity. This bonus is additive with all other base life and can be treated similarly to the Life bonus inherent to Strength.
  • Anatomical Knowledge inventory icon.pngAnatomical KnowledgeAnatomical Knowledge
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Large (1500)(6-8)% increased maximum Life
    Adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence Allocated in Radius
    Once you understand how your body truly works
    you can't help but treat it better.
    Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Anatomical Knowledge inventory icon.png
    adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence allocated in a Large Radius

Increasing Strength, as well as Dexterity if Shaper's Touch inventory icon.pngShaper's TouchShaper's Touch
Crusader Gloves
Armour: (189 to 231)
Energy Shield: (55 to 68)
Requires Level 66, 51 Str, 51 Int(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+2 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
+1 Life per 4 Dexterity
+1 Mana per 4 Strength
1% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
1% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
1% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
By my hand, the inert is given life.
By my hand, that which rots is reborn.
There is nothing that cannot be changed.
Nothing.
Shaper's Touch inventory icon.png
are used, will increase base Life. Increasing Attributes in general will also increase Life.

Mechanics Scaled by Life

Certain unique items, skills, and ascendancies scale based off of maximum Life.

Skills

  • Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 14
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
    deals fire damage over time both to enemies and the caster based off of the caster's maximum Life and Energy Shield

Unique Items

  • Maligaro's Lens inventory icon.pngMaligaro's LensMaligaro's Lens
    Compound Spiked Shield
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Evasion: 106
    Energy Shield: 31
    Requires Level 45, 58 Dex, 58 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    Reflects (51-70) Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
    (10-15)% increased Attack Speed
    (10-20)% increased maximum Life
    -50% to all Elemental Resistances
    10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    Nearby allies Recover 2% of your maximum Life when you Die
    "Look around you. What do you see?
    Corruption, perversion, sin?
    No. It is progress.
    You simply lack the means to see it."
    - Inquisitor Maligaro
    Maligaro's Lens inventory icon.png
    has the unique mod Nearby allies Recover 2% of your maximum Life when you Die

Ascendancies

Name Bonuses
Radiant Faith
  • Grants maximum Energy Shield equal to 15% of your Reserved Mana to

you and nearby Allies

  • Grants Armour equal to 160% of your Reserved Life to you and nearby Allies

Restoring Life

After taking damage, Life may be restored in the following ways:

Certain skills can provide special life regeneration effects:

  • Essence Drain inventory icon.pngEssence DrainEssence DrainProjectile, Spell, Duration, Chaos
    Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Chaos Damage
    Deals (21.5-809) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
    Base duration is 3.8 seconds
    Deals (6-233) to (9-349) Chaos Damage
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Essence Drain skill icon.png
    Essence Drain inventory icon.png

Some Unique Items grant other ways to restore life.

Spending Life

Like Mana and Energy Shield with Eldritch Battery, Life may be spent in the following ways:

  • Life may be used like Mana via the Blood Magic keystone or Blood Magic Support inventory icon.pngBlood Magic SupportBlood Magic SupportSupport
    Icon: B
    Mana Multiplier: (245% to 196%)
    Drop Level: 31
    Requires Level 31
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% reduced Mana Cost
    Spend Life instead of Mana for Supported SkillsThis 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.
    Blood Magic Support inventory icon.png
    gem to use skills with a fixed mana cost. Life cost is affected by Reduced Mana Support inventory icon.pngReduced Mana SupportReduced Mana SupportSupport
    Icon: r
    Drop Level: 31
    Requires Level 31
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% reduced Mana Cost
    (25-34)% reduced Mana CostThis 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.
    Reduced Mana Support inventory icon.png
    and all mana multipliers, except where otherwise specified.
  • Through the use of the beneficial life degeneration skills Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 14
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
    and Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% increased Attack Speed
    (5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    Blood Rage inventory icon.png
  • By reserving Life instead of Mana for certain skills while using the Blood Magic keystone or Blood Magic Support inventory icon.pngBlood Magic SupportBlood Magic SupportSupport
    Icon: B
    Mana Multiplier: (245% to 196%)
    Drop Level: 31
    Requires Level 31
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% reduced Mana Cost
    Spend Life instead of Mana for Supported SkillsThis 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.
    Blood Magic Support inventory icon.png
    gem and also by using the Midnight Bargain unique wand.
  • Using Vaal Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngVaal Righteous FireVaal Righteous FireVaal, Spell, AoE, Fire
    Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    A fiery blast removes your energy shield and all but 1 life, exploding outwards to deal fire damage to nearby enemies based on the life and energy shield lost.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    Deals (120-139)% of Base Damage
    Damage cannot be Reflected
    Corrupted
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    Vaal Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
    will spend all but 1 Life
  • Using Chaos Inoculation can be interpreted as spending all but 1 Life permanently for access to Chaos damage immunity and greatly increased Energy Shield

Full Life

Being on Full Life can unlock bonuses granted by certain unique items and one support gem.

  • Melee Damage on Full Life Support has the mod (30-49%) More damage when on full life
  • Ondar's Clasp has the mod 30% increased Attack Speed when on Full Life
  • Daresso's Salute has the mod 10% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life and 60% increased Melee Damage when on Full Life
  • Foxshade has the mod You gain 150 Evasion Rating when on Full Life
  • Shavronne's Pace has the mod 35% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
  • Reaper's Pursuit has the mod 15% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
  • Shavronne's Gambit has the mod 35% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
  • Widowmaker has the mod 100% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Full Life

Low Life

A character is on Low Life when the current percentage of maximum Life is less than or equal to 35%. Certain unique items and one keystone passive grant beneficial or detrimental effects to the player for being in a Low Life state. The most notable effect of being on Low Life is a greatly reduced Light Radius, which might be rectified by the Incandescent Heart inventory icon.pngIncandescent HeartIncandescent Heart
Saintly Chainmail
Armour: (761 to 878)
Energy Shield: (215 to 235)
Requires Level 70, 99 Str, 115 Int5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(60-80) to Armour
(120-140)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(80-90) to maximum Life
(0.8-1)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
25% of Elemental Damage taken as Chaos Damage
(20-30)% increased Light Radius
Light Radius is based on Energy Shield instead of Life
Only light may banish the shadows from this land
And the black lies wrapped around your heart
Incandescent Heart inventory icon.png
unique item or the Arcane Vision notable passive.

Life Transforming Jewels

These unique jewels transform Life from passives into another base statistic.

  • Energy From Within inventory icon.pngEnergy From WithinEnergy From Within
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Large (1500)(3-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
    Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
    The Azmeri ascetics learnt the power
    of going without the body's ordinary cravings.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Energy From Within inventory icon.png
    has the mod Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
  • Healthy Mind inventory icon.pngHealthy MindHealthy Mind
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Large (1500)(15-20)% increased maximum Mana
    Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Mana at 200% of their value
    For the ambitious, flesh is a limitation.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Healthy Mind inventory icon.png
    has the mod Increases and Reductions to Life in a Large Radius are Transformed to apply to Mana at 200% of their value

Life on Equipment

Life modifiers can appear on equipment as +X to maximum Life and/or X% increased maximum Life. Only +X to maximum Life can appear on magic and rare items, while unique items may also have the X% increased maximum Life modifier. Life can appear as a prefix on all magic and rare equipment except for weapons and flasks.

Life can also appear as an implicit modifier on the following base items:

Jewels cannot have +X to maximum Life affixes but can have a X% increased maximum Life prefix:

  • Vivid from 5 to 7% increased maximum Life

The +X to maximum Life modifier can appear in various amounts on different base types, with the maximum possible value determined by item level:

In addition, +X to maximum Life can be guaranteed on Body Armour, Helmets, Gloves, Boots, and Shields through the use of essences of Greed:

Exceptional Unique Items with Life

While the +X to maximum Life modifier is quite common on unique items, the X% increased maximum Life modifier is less common and can only appear on uniques. Certain unique items also grant +X to maximum Life in exceptional quantities or on weapons.

Exceptional Base Life Modifiers on Unique Items

  • The Screaming Eagle inventory icon.pngThe Screaming EagleThe Screaming Eagle
    Jade Hatchet
    One Hand Axes
    Physical Damage: (18 to 23)(38 to 43)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.40
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 6, 21 Str, 10 DexAdds (10-15) to (25-30) Physical Damage
    +(10-15) to maximum Life
    +(5-7) Life gained on Kill
    10% increased Movement Speed
    Socketed Gems are supported by Level 2 Chance to Flee
    The eagle knows nothing
    but the scream and the strike.
    The Screaming Eagle inventory icon.png
    and The Screaming Eagle inventory icon.pngThe GryphonThe Gryphon
    Jade Hatchet
    One Hand Axes
    Physical Damage: (48.6 to 66.7)(102.6 to 124.7)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.40
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 32, 21 Str, 10 DexSocketed Gems are supported by Level 2 Chance to Flee
    (170-190)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds (10-15) to (25-30) Physical Damage
    +(10-15) to maximum Life
    +(5-7) Life gained on Kill
    10% increased Movement Speed
    15% increased Movement Speed if you've Killed Recently
    The gryphon knows only the hunt and the
    flight.
    The Screaming Eagle inventory icon.png
    from +10 to 15 to maximum Life
  • Lavianga's Wisdom inventory icon.pngLavianga's WisdomLavianga's Wisdom
    War Hammer
    One Hand Maces
    Physical Damage: (25.3 to 28.6)(59.8 to 67.6)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.40
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 20, 71 Str20% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+(10-20) to maximum Life
    +(10-20) to maximum Mana
    (130-160)% increased Physical Damage
    5% reduced Movement Speed
    10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    (10-15)% increased Area Damage
    "The painful memories are the easiest to recall."
    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
    Lavianga's Wisdom inventory icon.png
    from +10 to 20 to maximum Life
  • Lifesprig inventory icon.pngLifesprigLifesprig
    Driftwood Wand
    Wands
    Physical Damage: 36
    Critical Strike Chance: 8.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.40
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires 14 Int(8-12)% increased Spell Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
    (20-28)% increased Spell Damage
    (5-8)% increased Cast Speed
    +(15-20) to maximum Life
    +(15-20) to maximum Mana
    Regenerate (6-8) Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell
    From the smallest seeds
    To the tallest redwoods,
    Life endures in Wraeclast.
    Lifesprig inventory icon.png
    from +15 to 20 to maximum Life
  • Redbeak inventory icon.pngRedbeakRedbeak
    Rusted Sword
    One Hand Swords
    Physical Damage: 921
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.59
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires 8 Str, 8 Dex18% increased 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.
    Redbeak inventory icon.png
    from +20 to 30 to maximum Life
  • Advancing Fortress inventory icon.pngAdvancing FortressAdvancing Fortress
    Gut Ripper
    Claws
    Physical Damage: (36 to 39.6)(96 to 105.6)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.30%
    Attacks per Second: 1.50
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 46, 80 Dex, 80 Int+21 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksSocketed Gems are Supported by level 12 Fortify
    (100-120)% increased Physical Damage
    +110 to Evasion Rating
    +(30-50) to maximum Life
    +35 to maximum Energy Shield
    Reflects (71-90) Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
    15% Chance to Block
    "A man cowers behind his walls.
    A woman carries her fortress with her.
    In heart, in mind, in hand."
    - Sekhema Deshret
    Advancing Fortress inventory icon.png
    from +30 to 50 to maximum Life
  • Starforge inventory icon.pngStarforgeStarforge
    Infernal Sword
    Two Hand Swords
    Physical Damage: (285 to 342)(590 to 708)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.31 to 1.35)
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 67, 113 Str, 113 Dex30% increased Accuracy Rating(400-500)% increased Physical Damage
    (5-8)% increased Attack Speed
    +(90-100) to maximum Life
    20% increased Area of Effect for Attacks
    Deal no Elemental Damage
    Your Physical Damage can Shock
    The end is written into the beginning.
    Starforge inventory icon.png
    from +90 to 100 to maximum Life
  • The Pariah inventory icon.pngThe PariahThe Pariah
    Unset Ring
    Requires Level 60Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
    (5-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
    +100 to Maximum Life per Red Socket
    +100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
    +100 to Maximum Mana per Green Socket
    15% increased Item Quantity per White Socket
    A man who changes his loyalties often,
    soon finds he has none.
    The Pariah inventory icon.png
    +100 to maximum Life per Red Socket
  • The Blood Reaper inventory icon.pngThe Blood ReaperThe Blood Reaper
    Headsman Axe
    Two Hand Axes
    Physical Damage: (106 to 116.6)(158 to 173.8)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 45, 99 Str, 57 Dex(100-120)% increased Physical Damage
    +100 to maximum Life
    10 Life Regenerated per second
    1% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
    50% increased Mana Cost of Skills
    Causes Bleeding on Hit
    To cease the flow of blood is to
    choke the rain in the very clouds.
    Both life and land feel the thirst.
    The Blood Reaper inventory icon.png
    +100 to maximum Life
  • Springleaf inventory icon.pngThe OakThe Oak
    Plank Kite Shield
    Chance to Block: 22%
    Armour: (27 to 33)
    Energy Shield: (9 to 11)
    Requires Level 40, 13 Str, 13 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    +4% to all Elemental Resistances
    (80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +(100-150) to maximum Life
    50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
    1% of Life Regenerated per second
    5% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
    Even the mightiest tree was once just a sapling.
    Springleaf inventory icon.png
    from +100 to 150 to maximum Life
  • Kaom's Roots inventory icon.pngKaom's RootsKaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Armour: 210Requires Level 68, 120 StrHas no Sockets
    Cannot be Knocked Back
    +(120-150) to maximum Life
    Unwavering Stance
    Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.
    Kaom's Roots inventory icon.png
    from +120 to 150 to maximum Life
  • The Bringer of Rain inventory icon.pngThe Bringer of RainThe Bringer of Rain
    Nightmare Bascinet
    Armour: (423 to 564)
    Evasion: (609 to 812)
    Requires Level 67, 62 Str, 85 DexSocketed Gems are Supported by level 18 Melee Physical Damage
    Socketed Gems are Supported by level 12 Faster Attacks
    Socketed Gems are supported by level 6 Blind
    Adds 20 to 30 Physical Damage to Attacks
    (200-300)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(120-160) to maximum Life
    20% chance to gain an Endurance Charge when you Block
    Extra gore
    Can't use Chest armour
    6% Chance to Block
    "What lies beneath your feet?!"
    "Sacred ground, watered with tears of blood!"
    The Bringer of Rain inventory icon.png
    from +120 to 160 to maximum Life
  • The Rat Cage inventory icon.pngThe Rat CageThe Rat Cage
    Sharkskin Tunic
    Evasion: (798 to 877)Requires Level 56, 152 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(100-120)% increased Evasion Rating
    +(160-200) to maximum Life
    -5% to maximum Fire Resistance
    15% increased Movement Speed
    20% increased Fire Damage taken
    10% of Fire Damage taken as Physical Damage
    The truth lies inside every man, if you dig around.
    Many a confession was found in the bowels of Axiom.
    The Rat Cage inventory icon.png
    from +160 to 200 to maximum Life
  • Kaom's Heart inventory icon.pngKaom's HeartKaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Armour: 553Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
    +500 to maximum Life
    (20-40)% increased Fire Damage
    The warrior who
    fears will fall.
    Kaom's Heart inventory icon.png
    +500 to Maximum Life

Unique Items that Increase or Reduce Life

Increases

  • Emperor's Mastery inventory icon.pngEmperor's MasteryEmperor's Mastery
    Prismatic Jewel
    Limited to: 14% increased maximum Life
    3% increased Character Size
    5% increased Global Defences
    (5-7)% increased Attributes
    Learn as much as you can,
    and surround yourself with people who know the rest.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Emperor's Mastery inventory icon.png
    from 4% increased maximum Life
  • Anatomical Knowledge inventory icon.pngAnatomical KnowledgeAnatomical Knowledge
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Large (1500)(6-8)% increased maximum Life
    Adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence Allocated in Radius
    Once you understand how your body truly works
    you can't help but treat it better.
    Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Anatomical Knowledge inventory icon.png
    from 6 to 8% increased maximum Life
  • Rathpith Globe inventory icon.pngRathpith GlobeRathpith Globe
    Titanium Spirit Shield
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Energy Shield: (184 to 218)
    Drop Level: 74
    Requires Level 68, 159 Int
    3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(40-60)% of Block Chance applied to Spells
    (40-60)% increased Spell Damage
    10% increased maximum Life
    (120-160)% increased Energy Shield
    +25% to Lightning Resistance
    The Vaal emptied their slaves of beating hearts,
    and left a mountain of twitching dead.
    Rathpith Globe inventory icon.png
    10% increased maximum Life
  • Meginord's Girdle inventory icon.pngMeginord's GirdleMeginord's Girdle
    Heavy Belt
    Requires Level 8+(25-35) to StrengthAdds 5 to 15 Physical Damage to Attacks
    +25 to Strength
    10% increased maximum Life
    +(10-20)% to Cold Resistance
    25% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
    Kaom's strength was rivaled only by
    the great Meginord of the north.
    Meginord's Girdle inventory icon.png
    10% increased maximum Life
  • Umbilicus Immortalis inventory icon.pngUmbilicus ImmortalisUmbilicus Immortalis
    Leather Belt
    Requires Level 30+(25-40) to maximum Life(8-12)% increased maximum Life
    2% of Life Regenerated per second
    Flasks do not apply to You
    Flasks apply to your Zombies and Spectres
    "The power of rebirth rivals that of immortality."
    - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 3
    Umbilicus Immortalis inventory icon.png
    from 8 to 12% increased maximum Life
  • Southbound inventory icon.pngSouthboundSouthbound
    Soldier Gloves
    Armour: 80
    Energy Shield: 24
    Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
    (12-16)% increased maximum Life
    +(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
    25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
    Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
    Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
    Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
    Southbound inventory icon.png
    from 12 to 16% increased maximum Life
  • Maligaro's Lens inventory icon.pngMaligaro's LensMaligaro's Lens
    Compound Spiked Shield
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Evasion: 106
    Energy Shield: 31
    Requires Level 45, 58 Dex, 58 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    Reflects (51-70) Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
    (10-15)% increased Attack Speed
    (10-20)% increased maximum Life
    -50% to all Elemental Resistances
    10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    Nearby allies Recover 2% of your maximum Life when you Die
    "Look around you. What do you see?
    Corruption, perversion, sin?
    No. It is progress.
    You simply lack the means to see it."
    - Inquisitor Maligaro
    Maligaro's Lens inventory icon.png
    from 10 to 20% increased maximum Life
  • Fencoil inventory icon.pngFencoilFencoil
    Gnarled Branch
    Staves
    Physical Damage: 817
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 4, 12 Str, 12 Int12% Chance to BlockSocketed Gems are Supported by level 8 Trap
    (40-50)% increased Damage
    (10-20)% increased maximum Life
    (10-20)% increased maximum Mana
    You've no reason for fear when you're a root in a fen
    - Old Ezomyte saying.
    Fencoil inventory icon.png
    from 10 to 20% increased maximum Life
  • Belly of the Beast inventory icon.pngBelly of the BeastBelly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
    Armour: (452 to 543)
    Evasion: 181
    Requires Level 46, 68 Str, 68 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(150-200)% increased Armour
    (30-40)% increased maximum Life
    +(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
    50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
    Extra gore
    There is no safer place
    Than the Belly of the Beast
    Belly of the Beast inventory icon.png
    from 30 to 40% increased maximum Life

Reductions

Life on Equipment for Minions

Minion life modifiers can appear on equipment as +X to Minion maximum Life and/or X% increased Minion maximum Life.

Catarina has a craftable prefix for Gloves that grants 10 to 15% increased Minion maximum Life

In addition, essences of Fear grant X% increased Minion maximum Life to the following base items up to a certain value:

Jewels can have a X% increased Minion maximum Life prefix:

  • Master's from 8 to 12% increased Minion maximum Life

Unique Items that Modify Minion Life

Increases

  • Fortified Legion inventory icon.pngFortified LegionFortified Legion
    Cobalt Jewel
    Limited to: 1Minions have (5-15)% increased maximum Life
    Minions Recover 2% of their Maximum Life when they Block
    When you throw iron weapons against an iron wall
    you only make the wall grow thicker.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Fortified Legion inventory icon.png
    5 to 15% increased Minion maximum Life
  • Heartbound Loop inventory icon.pngHeartbound LoopHeartbound Loop
    Moonstone Ring
    Requires Level 20+(15-25) to maximum Energy Shield(10-15) Life Regenerated per second
    (20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    Minions have 15% increased maximum Life
    Minions have 10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    350 Physical Damage taken on Minion Death
    When the axe finally fell, Seryl shared his pain,
    and the last thought that flickered through his
    fading mind was her broken, shattered scream.
    Heartbound Loop inventory icon.png
    15% increased Minion maximum Life
  • Queen's Decree inventory icon.pngQueen's DecreeQueen's Decree
    Ornate Sword
    Two Hand Swords
    Physical Damage: 2948
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 27, 56 Str, 54 Dex18% increased Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
    (150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
    Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
    +1 to maximum number of Zombies
    +2 to maximum number of Skeletons
    +1 to maximum number of Spectres
    25% increased Strength Requirement
    The nobles wanted to take her throne.
    She let the peasants take their wealth.
    The peasants wanted to take her wealth.
    She let the soldiers take their heads.
    The soldiers wanted to take her head.
    She sat on her throne and wept.
    Queen's Decree inventory icon.png
    and Queen's Decree inventory icon.pngQueen's EscapeQueen's Escape
    Ornate Sword
    Two Hand Swords
    Physical Damage: 2948
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 38, 56 Str, 54 Dex18% increased Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
    Minions have (80-100)% increased Movement Speed
    (150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
    Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
    +1 to maximum number of Zombies
    +2 to maximum number of Skeletons
    +1 to maximum number of Spectres
    25% increased Strength Requirement
    The soldiers stormed her throne room.
    The guards held them at bay.
    The peasants overwhelmed the guards.
    The nobles paid for their lives.
    The nobles took her throne,
    and so she fled to the woods.
    Queen's Decree inventory icon.png
    15% increased Minion maximum Life
  • Clayshaper inventory icon.pngClayshaperClayshaper
    Rock Breaker
    One Hand Maces
    Physical Damage: (54 to 60)(89 to 95)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.24 to 1.26)
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 41, 134 Str40% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesAdds (24-30) to (34-40) Physical Damage
    (8-10)% increased Attack Speed
    Minions have (20-30)% increased maximum Life
    Minions' Attacks deal (5-8) to (12-16) additional Physical Damage
    Can Summon up to 1 additional Golem at a time
    Grants level 12 Summon Stone Golem
    There is nothing, flesh, spirit, or stone
    Free from our hunger for dominion.
    Clayshaper inventory icon.png
    20 to 30% increased Minion maximum Life
  • Chober Chaber inventory icon.pngChober ChaberChober Chaber
    Great Mallet
    Two Hand Maces
    Physical Damage: (74 to 81.4)(152 to 167.2)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.25
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 40, 104 Str20% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
    +1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
    (100-120)% increased Physical Damage
    25% increased maximum Mana
    Minions have (20-40)% increased maximum Life
    15% increased Skill Effect Duration
    20% reduced Strength Requirement
    The faithful may continue to serve, even after death.
    Chober Chaber inventory icon.png
    20 to 40% increased Minion maximum Life

Reductions

  • Vis Mortis inventory icon.pngVis MortisVis Mortis
    Necromancer Silks
    Energy Shield: (250 to 275)Requires Level 59, 160 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(20-30) to maximum Mana
    (100-120)% increased Energy Shield
    Minions have 20% reduced maximum Life
    Minions deal 15% increased Damage
    +1 to maximum number of Spectres
    Minions gain Unholy Might for 5 seconds on Kill
    Reap what others have sown
    Muster them from their graves
    Parade them for your pleasure
    Zealots in mortis enslaved
    Vis Mortis inventory icon.png
    20% decreased Minion maximum Life

Special

  • Mon'tregul's Grasp inventory icon.pngMon'tregul's GraspMon'tregul's Grasp
    Void Sceptre
    Sceptres
    Physical Damage: 4263
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: 1.25
    Weapon Range: 9
    Drop Level: 75
    Requires Level 68, 104 Str, 122 Int
    40% increased Elemental Damage50% reduced number of Zombies allowed
    +2000 to Zombie maximum Life
    (25-30)% increased Zombie Resistances
    25% increased Zombie Size
    Zombies deal (80-100)% increased Physical Damage
    Enemies killed by Zombies explode dealing Fire Damage
    With death as my ally, all the world is within my grasp.
    Mon'tregul's Grasp inventory icon.png
    +1000 to Zombie maximum Life

Life on Equipment for Totems

Modifiers to totem life on equipment are limited to unique items and jewels.

Jewels can have a X% increased Totem maximum Life prefix:

  • Carved from 8 to 12% increased Totem Life

Unique Items that Modify Totem Life

  • Spire of Stone inventory icon.pngSpire of StoneSpire of Stone
    Crimson Jewel
    Limited to: 1
    Radius: Large (1500)
    3% increased Totem Life per 10 Strength Allocated in Radius
    Totems cannot be Stunned
    The strongest Karui tribes left the longest impressions on the land.
    Their symbols served as guidance many generations
    after their creators had been buried deep beneath the earth.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Spire of Stone inventory icon.png
    3% increased Totem Life per 10 Strength in a Large Radius
  • Iron Commander inventory icon.pngIron CommanderIron Commander
    Death Bow
    Bows
    Physical Damage: (28 to 32)(69 to 77)
    Critical Strike Chance: (6.50% to 7.50%)
    Attacks per Second: (1.37 to 1.44)
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceAdds (8-12) to (16-24) Physical Damage
    (14-20)% increased Attack Speed
    (14-20)% increased Totem Life
    (14-20)% increased Totem Placement speed
    Can have 1 additional Siege Ballista Totem per 200 Dexterity
    Adds 1 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per 25 Dexterity
    The Eternals commanded an army that need not eat, sleep, or breathe
    without the usual depravities of necromancy.
    Iron Commander inventory icon.png
    14 to 20% increased Totem Life
  • Soul Mantle inventory icon.pngSoul MantleSoul Mantle
    Spidersilk Robe
    Energy Shield: (206 to 226)Requires Level 49, 134 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)Socketed Gems are Supported by level 14 Spell Totem
    (20-25)% increased Spell Damage
    (100-120)% increased Energy Shield
    50% increased Totem Life
    Can have up to 1 additional Totem summoned at a time
    Inflicts a random level 20 Curse on you when your Totems die
    The greatest mistakes cause suffering
    long after they have been made
    Soul Mantle inventory icon.png
    50% increased Totem Life

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant life bonuses. There is a total of 559% increased maximum Life on the passive tree as well as 179 total base Life from passives. 35% increased maximum Life is gated behind the Blood Magic keystone.

By siding with Oak during Normal Deal with the Bandits, 40 additional base life may be gained.

Life

These passive skills grant increased maximum life or additional base maximum life.

Name Bonuses
Axe Damage and Life
    • 8% increased Physical Damage with Axes
    • 3% increased maximum Life
    • 10% increased Physical Damage with Axes
    • 2% increased maximum Life
Evasion and Life
    • 8% increased Evasion Rating
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 10% increased Evasion Rating
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 14% increased Evasion Rating
    • 5% increased maximum Life
    • 18% increased Evasion Rating
    • +12 to maximum Life
Life
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Life
    • 6% increased maximum Life
    • 10% increased maximum Life
Life and Armour
    • 6% increased Armour
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 6% increased Armour
    • 5% increased maximum Life
    • 8% increased Armour
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 12% increased Armour
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 16% increased Armour
    • +16 to maximum Life
Life and Chaos Resistance
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • +4% to Chaos Resistance
Life and Energy Shield
    • 3% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
Life and Flasks
  • 3% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
Life and Life on Kill
  • +5 Life gained on Kill
  • 4% increased maximum Life
Mana and Life
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 6% increased maximum Mana
    • 5% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Mana
Life and Mana Regeneration
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Melee Damage and Life
  • +16 to maximum Life
  • 16% increased Melee Physical Damage
Physical and Chaos Damage and Life
  • 14% increased Physical Damage
  • 14% increased Chaos Damage
  • +12 to maximum Life
Sword Damage and Life
    • 8% increased Physical Damage with Swords
    • 3% increased maximum Life
    • 10% increased Physical Damage with Swords
    • 2% increased maximum Life
Aspect of the Eagle
  • 20% increased Physical Damage with Bows
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating
  • +10 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased Movement Speed
Aspect of the Panther
  • 2% additional Block Chance while Dual Wielding
  • 6% increased Attack Speed while Dual Wielding
  • +10 to maximum Life
  • 16% increased Physical Weapon Damage while Dual Wielding
Devotion
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • +20 to Strength
  • 3% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast
Barbarism
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • +8% to Fire Resistance
  • +1% to maximum Fire Resistance
Blade of Renown
  • 20% increased Physical Damage with Swords
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • +20 to Strength
Blood Drinker
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
Bloodless
  • Enemies Cannot Leech Life From You
  • 8% increased maximum Life
Blood Siphon
  • +5 Life gained on Kill
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • +20 to Strength
Blunt Instrument
  • 28% increased Physical Damage with Staves
  • 28% increased Physical Damage with Maces
  • 30% increased Armour
Combat Stamina
  • 20% increased Armour
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 1% of Life Regenerated per second
Constitution
  • +20 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased maximum Life
Cruel Preparation
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • +5% to all Elemental Resistances
Discipline and Training
  • +30 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Life
Fell the Weak
  • 24% increased Physical Damage with Axes
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating with Axes
  • 4% increased maximum Life
Golem's Blood
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 1.6% of Life Regenerated per second
Heart and Soul
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Mana
Heart of Oak
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 20% chance to Avoid being Stunned
  • 20% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 1% of Life Regenerated per second
Heart of the Warrior
  • +20 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • +10 to Strength
Herbalism
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 20% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
  • 20% increased Flask Recovery Speed
Hired Killer
  • +10 Life gained on Kill
  • 6% increased maximum Life
Melding
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
Profane Chemistry
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 30% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
Purity of Flesh
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance
  • +10 to Strength
Quick Recovery
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 20% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 0.8% of Life Regenerated per second
Razor's Edge
  • 20% increased Physical Damage with Swords
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating with Swords
  • Melee Attacks have 5% chance to cause Bleeding
Revenge of the Hunted
  • 12% increased Physical Damage
  • 18% increased Evasion Rating
  • 4% increased maximum Life
Splitting Strikes
  • 26% increased Physical Damage with Axes
  • 6% increased Attack Speed with Axes
  • 10% increased Life Leeched per second
  • 0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
Thick Skin
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 8% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
Written in Blood
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +10 to Strength
Mortal Conviction
  • 15% increased maximum Life
  • 50% less Mana Reserved

Totem life

These passive skills grant increased maximum life for totems or additional scaling based off of totem life.

Name Bonuses
Totem Life
  • 32% increased Totem Life
Totem Life and Duration
  • 24% increased Totem Life
  • 15% increased Totem Duration
Totemic Mastery
  • 16% increased Totem Life
  • 16% increased Totem Duration
  • 16% increased Totem Placement speed
  • 16% increased Totem Damage
Tukohama, War's Herald
  • Totems have 50% of your Armour
  • Skills used by Totems have a 20% chance to Taunt on Hit
  • Totems are Immune to Fire Damage
  • Totems Reflect 8% of their maximum Life as Fire Damage to

nearby Enemies when Hit

Minion life

These passive skills grant increased maximum life for minions or additional scaling for minion life.

Name Bonuses
Minion Life
  • Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
Minion Life and Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have 7% increased maximum Life
  • Minions have +5% to Chaos Resistance
Minion Life and Life Regeneration
  • Minions have 7% increased maximum Life
  • Minions Regenerate 1% Life per second
Puppet Master
  • Minions have 16% increased maximum Life
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Lord of the Dead
  • Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
  • +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Minion Instability
  • Minions explode when reduced to low life, dealing 33% of their maximum life as fire damage to surrounding enemies
Minion Damage and Life
  • Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
Soul Weaver
  • Spectres have 100% increased maximum Life
  • Spectres have 100% increased Damage
Beacon of Corruption
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Your Minions spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 10% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second

Ascendancy Passives

There are a few Ascendancy passives that grant other bonuses based off of life.

Name Bonuses
First to Strike, Last to Fall
  • 40% increased Damage when not on Low Life
  • 200% increased Armour and Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • Elemental Status Ailments are removed when you reach Low Life
  • Your Hits permanently Intimidate Enemies that are on Full Life
Radiant Faith
  • Grants maximum Energy Shield equal to 15% of your Reserved Mana to

you and nearby Allies

  • Grants Armour equal to 160% of your Reserved Life to you and nearby Allies

Miscellany

These Keystone passive skills are related to life, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Blood Magic
  • Removes all mana.
  • Spend Life instead of Mana for Skills
Chaos Inoculation
  • Maximum Life becomes 1
  • Immune to Chaos Damage
Pain Attunement
  • 30% more Spell Damage when on Low Life

See also