DefinitionLow life is a condition that applies when life falls below 35%. However, it does not work if maximum life is set to 1 due to Chaos Inoculation. Linking auras or other mana-reservating skills to Blood Magic
Mana Multiplier: (245% to 196%)Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
0.5% reduced Mana CostSpend Life instead of Mana for Supported SkillsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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.
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 ChainmailArmour: (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 you take a Critical Strike
2% of Life Regenerated per Second while on Low Life
Share Endurance Charges with nearby party membersNothing stops the pain like a courageous rush into battle.
- Araku TikiAraku Tiki
Coral Amulet(2 to 4) 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% of Life Regenerated per Second while on Low LifeIt is said to make you invisible when the Great
Spirit comes to take you on your final journey.
- The Blood DanceThe Blood Dance
Sharkskin BootsEvasion: 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
0.5% of Life Regenerated per Second per Frenzy Charge
(20 to 30)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
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 CircletEnergy 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 AttunementLift it lightly, don it slow.
The spikes point out and in, you know. (Pain Attunement mod)
- Daresso's CourageDaresso's Courage
Baroque Round ShieldChance to Block: (27 to 30)%
Armour: (212 to 233)
Evasion: (212 to 233)
Requires Level 54, 70 Str, 70 Dex
120% 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)% Chance to BlockBy tourney's end, Daresso bled and shivered. Yet even accursed treachery failed to steal the champion's victory.
Gilded SalletArmour: (278 to 378)
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 LifeMay you never hear it toll.
Soldier HelmetArmour: (42 to 45)
Energy Shield: (14 to 15)Requires Level 12, 16 Str, 16 Int
Adds 1–13 Lightning Damage to Attacks
(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
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 LifeDesperate times demand desperate measures.
- Lioneye's PawsLioneye's Paws
Bronzescale BootsArmour: 48
Requires Level 30, 30 Str, 30 Dex
+(40 to 60) to Strength
+(40 to 60) to Dexterity
Adds 12–24 Fire Damage to Attacks
20% increased Movement Speed
40% reduced Movement Speed when on Low Life
20% increased Stun Recovery
Cannot be Stunned when on Low LifeStand and lead the righteous pride,
Fight till death, never hide.
- Lori's LanternLori's Lantern
Prismatic RingRequires 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 youBy 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 MittsEvasion: 9
Energy Shield: 3Requires Level 5
30% increased Attack Speed when on Full Life
Adds 1–13 Lightning Damage to Attacks
+(50 to 80) to Accuracy Rating
20% increased Movement Speed when on Low LifeA single lightning strike fells a man.
A single knife stroke fells an empire.
- Victario's FlightVictario's Flight
Goathide BootsEvasion: (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 HitAlive but not unscathed, Victario fled
as slaughter blossomed at the gates.
Rusted SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 9–21
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: 1.5918% increased Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2–6 Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20 to 30) to maximum Life
+2 Life Gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAs battle calms, blood turns to rust.
- Rise of the PhoenixRise of the Phoenix
Mosaic Kite ShieldChance 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 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 LifeMy bearer shall be guarded by flame, for I am the phoenix, forever radiant in glory.
Plank Kite ShieldChance 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
1% of Life Regenerated per Second
5% of Life Regenerated per Second while on Low LifeFrom death springs life.
- Starkonja's HeadStarkonja's Head
Silken HoodEvasion: 301
Requires Level 60, 138 Dex
50% 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 LifeThere was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,
but merely a long sleep made eternal.
- The Goddess BoundThe Goddess Bound
Whalebone RapierOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 11–56
Elemental Damage: 3–7
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.86Requires Level 7, 32 Dex
+30% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
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 LifeShe 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?
Velvet SlippersEnergy 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 SpeedWonders abound at death's door.
- The Broken CrownThe Broken Crown
Prophet CrownArmour: (312 to 390)
Energy Shield: (96 to 140)Requires Level 63, 85 Str, 62 Int
Socketed Gems are supported by level 20 Cast on Death
20% increased Damage when on Low Life
+(10 to 15) to all Attributes
(60 to 100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
20% reduced Mana Regeneration Rate
+(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield
+(43 to 61)% to Chaos ResistanceEvery rule has an exception.
Unique items related to low life:
- Shavronne's WrappingsShavronne's Wrappings
Occultist's VestmentEnergy 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 ShieldShavronne's apparel became ever more extravagant
as her body and soul became ever more corrupted.
- Solaris LoricaSolaris Lorica
Copper PlateArmour: (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 takenGive 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 these items are extremely convenient for low life energy shield builds because they prevent chaos damage from bypassing energy shield. They are not, however, necessary for such a build if the character has sufficiently high chaos resistance and other defences.
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.