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Bleed Status Effect in Diablo 4

An overview of the Bleed Status Effect in Diablo 4.




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Status Effect NameEffect Description
BleedInflicts Bleeding Damage Over Time

Bleed is one of the most devastating status ailments in Diablo 4, and is mainly used by the Barbarian class.

It is a Physical Damage over time effect that can be applied to enemies or players (PvP) by using certain skills or items. This effect causes enemies to lose a percentage of their health every second for a duration, depending on the source of the Bleed. It can stack up to a maximum of 10 times on a single enemy, increasing the damage per second accordingly.

How to Apply Bleed

Bleed can be applied by both, players and enemies. Skills, items, and passives can cause this effect. Some Legendary Aspects can also benefit from or enhance this effect, such as the Iron Blood AspectIron Blood Aspect or Slaking AspectSlaking Aspect.

Here are some examples of Skills or Passives related to the Bleed Status Effect:

Tough as NailsTough as Nails
Cut to the BoneCut to the Bone

How to Recognize Bleed

When enemies are affected by Bleed, their Health bar will display a slightly darker red section. This section indicates the amount of Health they will lose due to Bleed. The brighter red section shows the remaining Health they will have after Bleed ends.

The Player Health Orb will also show a darker red section when the player is suffering from Bleed. This section represents the Health that will be drained by the Bleed effect. The brighter red section indicates the Health that will be left after Bleed wears off.

Additional Information About Bleed

  • Barbarian is the only class with skills inflicting Bleed.
  • Bleed damages enemies over time (based on weapon damage).
  • The effect can be enhanced through Skills, Items, or the Paragon Board (e.g. DisembowelDisembowel)
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