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Low Life is a condition that applies when the life falls below 35%. However, it does not work if the maximum life is set to 1 due to Chaos Inoculation.

The Low Life state unlocks several interesting aspects for a character, but can be difficult to maintain efficiently. See Maintaining Low Life for more information.

Related Passive Skills

A list of keystones with the condition on Low Life

Related Unique Items

Unique Items with the modifier when on Low Life:

  • Ambu's ChargeAmbu's Charge
    Crusader Chainmail
    Armour: (473 to 541)
    Energy Shield: (140 to 160)
    Requires Level 43, 64 Str, 64 Int(180 to 220)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +15% to all Elemental Resistances
    Gain an Endurance Charge when an enemy Scores a Critical Strike on You
    2% of Life Regenerated per Second while on Low Life
    Share Endurance Charges with nearby party members
    Nothing stops the pain like a courageous rush into battle.
  • Araku TikiAraku Tiki
    Coral Amulet
    (2.0 to 4.0) Life Regenerated per secondYou gain 100 Evasion Rating when on Low Life
    +(30 to 50) to maximum Life
    +(20 to 30)% to Fire Resistance
    1.0% of Life Regenerated 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.
  • The Blood DanceThe Blood Dance
    Sharkskin Boots
    Evasion: 126
    Requires Level 44, 79 Dex+(30 to 40) to Dexterity
    20% increased Movement Speed
    2% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
    3% reduced Attack and Cast Speed per Frenzy Charge
    1% of Life Regenerated per Second per Frenzy Charge
    (20 to 30)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Gore Footprints
    6% increased Damage against Enemies on Low Life per Frenzy Charge
    "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
  • Crown of ThornsCrown of Thorns
    Vine Circlet
    Energy Shield: (67 to 87)+(60 to 80) to maximum Energy Shield
    Reflects 5 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
    Take 5 Physical Damage when hit by Attacks
    Pain Attunement
    Lift it lightly, don it slow.
    The spikes point out and in, you know.
    with the Passive Skill Pain Attunement
  • Daresso's CourageDaresso's Courage
    Baroque Round Shield
    Chance to Block: (27 to 30)%
    Armour: (212 to 233)
    Evasion: (212 to 233)
    Requires Level 54, 70 Str, 70 Dex120% increased Block Recovery20% increased Physical Damage
    (100 to 120)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(10 to 20)% to Fire Resistance
    +(10 to 20)% to Cold Resistance
    +(10 to 20)% to Lightning Resistance
    120% of Block Chance applied to Spells when on Low Life
    (3 to 6)% additional Block Chance
    By tourney's end, Daresso bled and shivered. Yet even accursed treachery failed to steal the champion's victory.
  • DeidbellDeidbell
    Gilded Sallet
    Armour: (278 to 378)
    Evasion: 78
    Requires Level 33, 38 Str, 38 Dex+(20 to 30) to Strength
    +(20 to 30) to Dexterity
    +(200 to 300) to Armour
    20% increased Melee Damage
    Cannot Leech when on Low Life
    May you never hear it toll.
  • HonourhomeHonourhome
    Soldier Helmet
    Armour: (42 to 45)
    Energy Shield: (14 to 15)
    Requires Level 12, 16 Str, 16 IntAdds 1–13 Lightning Damage
    (40 to 50)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +(10 to 20)% to all Elemental Resistances
    20% increased Elemental Resistances while on Low Life
    20% reduced Mana Cost of Skills when on Low Life
    "The craven mind is sharp with self interest.
    The honourable mind is much easier to manipulate."
    - Malachai the Soulless
  • Last ResortLast Resort
    Nailed Fist
    Physical Damage: (11–34 to 12–38)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.2%
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    +3 Life gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks25% increased Attack Speed when on Low Life
    (80 to 100)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds 2–10 Physical Damage
    100% increased Claw Physical Damage when on Low Life
    100% increased Accuracy Rating when on Low Life
    Desperate times demand desperate measures.
  • Lioneye's PawsLioneye's Paws
    Bronzescale Boots
    Armour: 48
    Evasion: 48
    Requires Level 30, 30 Str, 30 Dex+(40 to 60) to Strength
    +(40 to 60) to Dexterity
    Adds 12–24 Fire Damage
    20% Increased Movement Speed
    40% Reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
    20% Increased Block and Stun Recovery
    Cannot be stunned when on Low Life
    Stand and lead the righteous pride,
    Fight till death, never hide.
  • Lori's LanternLori's Lantern
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% to all Elemental Resistances
    (6 to 8)% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
    31% increased Light Radius
    +(20 to 25)% Chaos Resistance when on Low Life
    While on Low Life, Enemies are Unlucky when Damaging you
    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.
  • Ondar's ClaspOndar's Clasp
    Wrapped Mitts
    Evasion: 9
    Energy Shield: 3
    Requires Level 530% increased Attack Speed when on Full Life
    Adds 1–13 Lightning Damage
    +(50 to 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.
  • Victario's FlightVictario's Flight
    Goathide Boots
    Evasion: (72 to 90)
    Requires Level 12, 26 Dex+15 to Dexterity
    +15 to Intelligence
    (100 to 150)% increased Evasion Rating
    30% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
    (5 to 10)% of Damage taken Gained as Mana when Hit
    Alive but not unscathed, Victario fled
    as slaughter blossomed at the gates.
  • RedbeakRedbeak
    Rusted Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: 9–21
    Critical Strike Chance: 5%
    Attacks per Second: 1.43
    18% Increased Accuracy Rating100% Increased Damage when on Low Life
    50% Increased Physical Damage
    Adds 2–6 Physical Damage
    10% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 Life Gained for each Enemy hit by Your Attacks
    +(20 to 30) to Maximum Life
    As battle calms, blood turns to rust.
  • Rise of the PhoenixRise of the Phoenix
    Mosaic Kite Shield
    Chance to Block: 24%
    Armour: (229 to 254)
    Energy Shield: (67 to 74)
    Requires Level 65, 85 Str, 85 Int+8% to all Elemental Resistances(80 to 100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    6.0 Life Regenerated per second
    +8% to maximum Fire Resistance
    +(20 to 25)% to Fire Resistance
    25% increased 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.
  • SpringleafSpringleaf
    Plank Kite Shield
    Chance to Block: 22%
    Armour: (27 to 33)
    Energy Shield: (9 to 11)
    Requires Level 7+4% to all Elemental Resistances(80 to 120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
    5.0% of Life Regenerated per Second while on Low Life
    1% of Life Regenerated per Second
    From death springs life.
  • Starkonja's HeadStarkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Evasion: 301
    Requires Level 60, 138 Dex50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
    +(30 to 50) to Dexterity
    10% increased Attack Speed
    25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    +(80 to 100) to maximum Life
    50% 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.
  • The Goddess BoundThe Goddess Bound
    Whalebone Rapier
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: 11–56
    Elemental Damage: 3–7
    Critical Strike Chance: 5%
    Attacks per Second: 1.86
    Requires Level 7, 32 Dex20% Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier+1 to Level of Melee Gems in this Item
    Uses Both Hand Slots
    (250 to 300)% Increased Physical Damage
    Adds 3–7 Fire Damage
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    30% Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    +(20 to 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?
  • WondertrapWondertrap
    Velvet Slippers
    Energy Shield: (19 to 25)Requires Level 9, 21 Int+(5 to 10) to Strength
    +(5 to 10) to Dexterity
    +(5 to 10) to Intelligence
    +(10 to 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.

Unique Items related to Low Life:

  • Shavronne's WrappingsShavronne's Wrappings
    Occultist's Vestment
    Energy Shield: (336 to 420)Requires Level 62, 180 Int(3 to 10)% increased Spell Damage(140 to 200)% increased Energy Shield
    10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
    +(30 to 40)% to Lightning Resistance
    Reflects 1–250 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.
  • Solaris LoricaSolaris Lorica
    Copper Plate
    Armour: (202 to 227)
    Requires Level 17, 53 Str+(10 to 20) to Strength
    (60 to 80)% increased Armour
    25% increased Light Radius
    Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
    −10 Chaos Damage taken
    Give me neither havens nor solace;
    They are for the weak and frightened.
    Instead, light the path to greatness,
    So that I may begin my bright pursuit.
    • Both items enables low life ES builds because chaos damage doesn't bypass your energy shield anymore.


Since version 0.9.6, the player light changes to noticeably reddish over the 33% - 37% range to make it easier to judge when the condition applies.
Linking Auras to Blood Magic is an easy way to trigger the Low Life condition.