Ailments and Debuffs in Last Epoch

Last updated on Nov 30, 2023 at 01:00 by Lemoni

On this page you will find everything you need to know about Ailments in Last Epoch. There is a long list of possible Ailments in the game. With this guide you will learn how impactful Ailments are and how they will affect you within Last Epoch.



Welcome to the comprehensive guide on ailments within the world of Last Epoch. Ailments play a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics of combat and strategic decision-making.

Ailments are distinctive status effects that can be inflicted upon characters and enemies during gameplay. These effects can range from debilitating injuries to elemental disruptions, each introducing unique challenges and opportunities for players.

The presence of significantly influences the ebb and flow of battles. From a player's perspective, being aware of these effects is vital for survival and success. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer navigating the intricacies of the game, understanding how Ailments operate is fundamental.


How Do Ailments Work?

Ailments in Last Epoch can scale with various effects, influencing their potency. It's important to grasp how these mechanics function to optimize your character's performance. Here's a breakdown:

  • Scaling: Some ailments scale with specific character attributes or skills, making it crucial to invest in corresponding areas for increased effectiveness.
  • Non-Scaling: On the other hand, certain ailments do not scale and have fixed effects, emphasizing the importance of understanding each Ailment's mechanics individually.

By mastering the scaling and non-scaling aspects of ailments, you can tailor your character's build to exploit weaknesses and maximize damage output.


Types of Ailments

There are various categories of Ailments, each with its own set of characteristics and effects. Whether it's the bleeding wounds caused by Bleed or the fiery burn of Ignite, understanding the distinctions between these ailments is crucial for devising effective strategies.

The primary types of ailments include:

  • Damage
  • Debuff
  • Mixed

There are an endless number of ailments in Last Epoch. Below you will find a few examples of each category.


Damage Ailments

Damage Ailments encompass harmful effects that directly impact a character's health. The table below details the various Damage Ailments in Last Epoch:

Ailment Description
Ignite Inflicts Fire Damage over time.
Bleed Causes ongoing Bleeding Damage.
Electrify Applies Lightning Damage to the target.

Debuff Ailments

Debuff Ailments introduce crowd control and defensive reduction effects. Refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of Debuff Ailments:

Ailment Description
Chill Reduces the target's movement and attack speed.
Fear Induces fear, causing the target to flee from combat.
Frailty Weakens the target's defenses, making them more susceptible to damage.
Freeze Temporarily immobilizes the target.
Shock Electrifies the target, slowing their actions.
Shred Armor Reduces the target's armor, increasing damage taken.
Stun Stuns the target, rendering them temporarily incapacitated.
Critical Vulnerability Increases the target's vulnerability to critical hits.
Slow Slows the target's movement and attack speed.


Mixed Ailments combine damaging effects with additional status afflictions. Explore the table below for a comprehensive overview:

Ailment Description
Frostbite Inflicts cold damage while increasing the target's chance to be frozen.
Poison Poisons the target, causing both ongoing damage and reduces Poison Resistance.


  • 30 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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