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Buffs are a type of effect that can modify a creature's statistics and can be identified by having a specific green border around the icon.[1] Those with primarily detrimental effects are typically referred to as debuffs and have a red border.[2]

Identifying a buff

Onslaught Buff icon with green border

Each buff affecting the player will display an icon with green border in the top-left of the screen.[1][2] This is one way to determine whether or not an effect is a buff - if it does not show an icon, it is not a buff that is attached to the player. For other icons shown there see active and temporary effects.

The functioning of buffs

A buff simply adds statistics and modifiers to the creature it is attached to. Although a buff may increase the damage of the that the affected creature deals with hits, a buff itself cannot deliver hits or take any action. A buff may include degeneration or damage-over-time effects. For example, if a monster is attacked by a player using the Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. aura, the monster is not "hit" by the aura, or the buff, it is the player that hits the monster:

  1. Wrath is a spell that is cast by the player.
  2. The spell creates an aura that applies a buff to any allies within range.
  3. The buff contains a modifier that adds lightning damage to the player's attacks
  4. The player hits the monster, dealing the added lightning damage

Buff duration

All buffs have a duration, which can be infinite (as in the case of auras). This duration is affected by Buff Duration modifiers, and can also be affected by Skill Effect Duration modifiers if the buff was applied by a skill.

The passive skills which increase buff and debuff duration apply not to buffs on you but to buffs (including debuffs) you create, either on yourself or other entities. This includes all the above as well as such things as the debuffs placed on cursed monsters.

Buff effect

The effect of a buff can also be increased or reduced. Modifiers that increases Buff Effect increase the bonuses from buffs that affect yourself, that includes both positive and negative bonuses. Therefore one has to be careful when amplifying two-sided buffs.

Currently, the ony source of #% increased Effect of Buffs on you comes from Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found.. This will for example increase:

  • The amount of mana regeneration granted by the Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. aura.
  • The amount of Fire Damage per second taken by the player using Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found.. It does not increase the amount of Fire Damage per second dealt to enemies since the mod specifies "on you".
  • The spell damage bonus provided by a player using Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. increases the life leech amount as well as the attack speed on you, but also increases the total amount of Life and Energy Shields lost.

Debuffs

Bleed Debuff icon with red border

A debuff is a type of effect that only provides a detrimental effect to the debuffed creature and can be identified by having a specific red border around the icon. For instance the damage over time from Bleed or Poison are considered debuffs.[3]

Related Effects

The unique jewel Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. has the unique mods Adds (3-5) to (8-12) Fire Attack Damage per Buff on You and Adds (2-3) to (5-8) Fire Spell Damage per Buff on You.

List of buffs & debuffs

Buffs

Skills:

  • All auras.
  • The added damage from Heralds.
  • The armour bonus from Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The physical damage, attack speed, and life leech effects of Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The charge timers of Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The duration effect placed on enemies by Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. that turns them into minions.
  • The effect placed on enemies hit by Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found., Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found., or Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. that causes the skill's effects (domination, detonation, and gain power charge respectively) to activate if the enemy dies within a short time after the hit.
  • The damage reduction of Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • Golems grant buffs as long as they are alive.
  • The life regeneration granted by Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The Punisher buff granted by monsters cursed with Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The increased damage and mana regeneration from Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • the life regeneration from Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..

Others:

  • Fortify
  • Onslaught
  • Phasing
  • Elemental Conflux
  • Unholy Might
  • Unholy Damage
  • Auras from unique items such as Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found., Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found., Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found., Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found. and Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..
  • The effects granted by Trinkets.
  • The effects granted by various Ascendancy passive skills.

Debuffs

Passive skills

There are no passive skills that grant #% increased Effect of Buffs on you. The only way to get this modifier is by wielding Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#ask" was not found..

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark_GGG (October 21, 2015). "Does Mantra of Flames only work with Buffs or anything?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mark_GGG (October 5, 2015). "Why flasks aren't considered as buffs ?". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  3. Mark_GGG (October 17, 2012). "Is Puncture affected by buff/debuff duration passives?". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved October 23, 2015.