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Near Death Trauma
Near Death Trauma icon
Your minor setback has created some experience debt. Gain experience to work off the debt. Try not to almost-die for a while. That would be great.
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Category Status Effects
Type Negative
Caused by Death
Cured by Pay off XP debt
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Description[ | ]

This Status Effect will appear whenever a character dies. It will continue to display until the experience debt from Death is paid.

Characters who have the Death XP Penalty Protection status effect will see the Near Death Trauma fade away almost immediately upon respawning.

Removing this Status Effect[ | ]

Starting at Character Level 6, characters will lose their Death XP Penalty Protection. Upon Death, a 25% experience debt is incurred. Until the experience debt is paid by earning experience points, the Near Death Trauma will remain active.

The XP bar, located at the top of the character's Toolbelt, will be filled red in proportion to the XP debt remaining. This will slowly shrinks as experience is earned, shrinking the debt. The exact experience left to be paid can be seen by viewing the Character Stats on the Character Window, which will display the debt in the "XP to next level" stat.