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Health degeneration is the constant loss of a creature's health caused by various effects, notably conditions and hexes. All effects that cause health degeneration stack and are negated 1:1 by health regeneration. If the total degeneration is stronger than total health regeneration, it is represented by left-facing pips on the health bar; each pip represents a loss of two health per second. The maximum degeneration is capped at 10 pips (i.e. a net loss of 20 health per second).

Sources[edit]

Conditions[edit]

Four of the ten conditions cause health degeneration.

Condition Pips
Bleeding Bleeding 3
Burning Burning 7
Disease Disease 4
Poison Poison 4
A health bar under degeneration from bleeding.
A health bar under degeneration from poison or disease.
A health bar under degeneration from a hex.

Skills[edit]

Ranger Ranger[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Lacerate

Elite Nature Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). Bleeding creatures in range have -2 Health degeneration. End effect: Inflicts Bleeding condition (5...21...25 seconds) on creatures in range that have less than 90% health. Does not affect spirits. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Beast MasteryZ Factions
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Toxicity

Nature Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...78...90 second lifespan.) Poisoned or Diseased creatures within range have -2 Health degeneration. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Beast MasteryZ Nightfall

Necromancer Necromancer[edit]

Icon Name Description Sacrifice Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Corrupt Enchantment

Elite Hex Spell. Removes one enchantment from target foe. Removal effect: -1...7...8 Health degeneration (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Nightfall
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Faintheartedness

Hex Spell. (3...13...16 seconds.) Target foe attacks 50% slower and has -0...2...3 Health degeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CursesZ Core
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Holiday Blues

Spell. Deals 50 damage to nearby foes. Foes within the area have -15 Health degeneration (30 seconds). Sacrifice}50% Tango-sacrifice.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Core
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Life Siphon

Hex Spell. (12...22...24 seconds.) Target foe has -1...3...3 Health degeneration. You have +1...3...3 Health regeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Blood MagicZ Core
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Life Transfer

Elite Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to target (6...11...12 second). Causes -3...7...8 Health degeneration. You have +3...7...8 Health regeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Blood MagicZ Prophecies
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Lingering Curse

Elite Hex Spell. (6...25...30 seconds.) Target and nearby foes have -0...2...3 Health degeneration and receive 20% less benefit from healing. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Core
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Malaise

Hex Spell. (5...29...35 seconds.) Causes -1 Energy degeneration. Deals 5...41...50 damage if target foe's Energy drops to 0. You have -1 Health degeneration. Ends if this foe's Energy drops to 0. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CursesZ Prophecies
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Parasitic Bond

Hex Spell. (20 seconds.) Causes -1 Health degeneration. End effect: you are healed for 30...102...120 Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CursesZ Core
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Putrid Bile

Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Causes -1...3...3 Health degeneration. Deals 25...73...85 damage to all nearby foes if target foe dies. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Death MagicZ Eye of the North
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Reaper's Mark

Elite Hex Spell. (30 seconds.) Causes -1...4...5 Health degeneration. You gain 5...13...15 Energy if target foe dies while suffering from this hex. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Soul ReapingZ Nightfall
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Suffering

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near target (6...25...30 seconds). These foes have -0...2...3 Health degeneration. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CursesZ Core
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Ulcerous Lungs

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near your target (10...22...25 seconds). Causes -4 Health degeneration to any of these foes that are Bleeding. Inflicts Bleeding (3...13...15 seconds) whenever these foes use a shout or chant. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Nightfall
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Vile Miasma

Hex Spell. Causes -1...4...5 Health degeneration (10 seconds). Initial effect: deals 10...54...65 cold damage. Hex is only applied if target foe has a condition. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Death MagicZ Factions
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Weaken Knees

Elite Hex Spell. (1...13...16 second[s].) Target foe has -1...3...4 Health degeneration and takes 5...9...10 damage while moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Factions
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Well of Silence

Well Spell. (10...26...30 seconds.) Foes in this well cannot use shouts and chants and have -1...3...4 Health degeneration. Exploits a fresh corpse. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Nightfall
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Well of Suffering

Well Spell. (10...26...30 seconds.) Foes in this well have -1...5...6 Health degeneration. Exploits a fresh corpse. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Death MagicZ Prophecies
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Wither

Elite Hex Spell. (5...29...35 seconds.) Causes -2...4...4 Health degeneration and -1 Energy degeneration. Deals 15...63...75 damage if target foe's Energy drops to 0. Ends if this foe's Energy drops to 0. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png CursesZ Prophecies

Mesmer Mesmer[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Conjure Nightmare

Hex Spell. (2...13...16 seconds.) Causes -8 Health degeneration. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Conjure Phantasm

Hex Spell. (2...13...16 seconds.) Causes -5 Health degeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Illusion MagicZ Core
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Crippling Anguish

Elite Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target foe moves and attacks 50% slower and has -1...7...8 Health degeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Core
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Crippling Anguish (PvP)

Elite Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target foe moves 50% slower and has -1...4...5 Health degeneration. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Core
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Cry of Pain

Spell. Interrupts a skill. If target foe had a Mesmer hex, deals 25...50 damage to target and foes in the area and causes 3...5 Health degeneration (10 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
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Ether Nightmare

Hex spell. Causes 5...8 Energy loss. Target and foes in the area have -1 Health degeneration for each point of Energy lost (10 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Allegiance rankZ Factions
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Illusion of Pain

Hex Spell. (8 seconds.) Causes -3...9...10 Health degeneration and target foe takes 3...9...10 damage each second. End effect: that foe is healed for 36...103...120. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Illusion of Pain (PvP)

Hex Spell. (8 seconds.) Causes -3...9...10 Health degeneration and target foe takes 3...9...10 damage each second. End effect: that foe is healed for 36...103...120. Ends if reapplied. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Images of Remorse

Hex Spell. (5...9...10 seconds.) Causes -1...3...3 Health degeneration. Initial effect: 10...44...52 damage if target foe is attacking. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Migraine

Elite Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Causes -1...7...8 Health degeneration and doubles skill activation time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Migraine (PvP)

Elite Hex Spell. (3...10...12 seconds.) Causes -1...7...8 Health degeneration and doubles skill activation time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Overload

Hex Spell. (5 seconds.) Causes -1...3...3 Health degeneration. If target foe is using a skill, that foe and all adjacent foes take 15...63...75 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Domination MagicZ Factions
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Phantom Pain

Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Causes -1...3...4 Health degeneration. End effect: inflicts Deep Wound condition (5...17...20 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Recurring Insecurity

Elite Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Causes -1...4...5 Health degeneration. Renewal: if target foe has another hex when Recurring Insecurity would end. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Shrinking Armor

Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Causes -1...3...4 Health degeneration. End effect: inflicts Cracked Armor condition (5...17...20 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Illusion MagicZ Eye of the North

Elementalist Elementalist[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Teinai's Heat

Ward Spell. (10...14...15 seconds.) Causes -2...4...5 health [sic] degeneration. Weakened foes in the ward attack 33% slower. Disabled for 20 seconds. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Fire MagicZ Factions
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Teinai's Prison

Hex Spell. (1...5...6 second[s].) Target foe moves 66% slower. Foes with Cracked Armor have 5...8...9 Health degeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Water MagicZ Factions

Assassin Assassin[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Enduring Toxin.jpg

Enduring Toxin

Hex Spell. (5 seconds.) Causes -1...4...5 Health degeneration. Renewal: if the target foe is moving when this hex ends. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deadly ArtsZ Factions
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Mark of Insecurity

Elite Hex Spell. (5...21...25 seconds.) Causes 1...3...3 Health degeneration. Enchantments and stances expire 30...70...80% faster on target foe. Disables your non-Assassin skills (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deadly ArtsZ Nightfall

Ritualist Ritualist[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Lamentation

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near your target (5...17...20 seconds). Causes -0...2...3 Health degeneration. Initial effect: Deals 10...42...50 damage to these foes if you are within earshot of a spirit or corpse. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Factions

Any Common[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
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Radiation Field

Ward Spell. (5 seconds.) Causes -4...6 Health degeneration to foes in the area. End effect: inflicts Disease condition (12...20 seconds) to foes in the area. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
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Spectral Agony (Saul D'Alessio)

Hex Spell. (5 seconds.) Target foe moves, attacks, and uses skills 80% slower; suffers 4 Health degeneration; and loses 80 Health each second. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Bonus Mission Pack

Monster Monster[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
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Corrupted Dragon Scales

Spell. (30 seconds.) Create 6 corrupted scale creatures around target foe. Foes within their range attack 50% slower and have -10 Health degeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
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Corrupted Dragon Spores

Spell. (30 seconds.) Create 6 corrupted spore creatures around target foe. Foes within their range take twice as long to cast spells and have -2 Health degeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
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Parasitic Bite

Melee Attack. (5 seconds.) This attack inflicts -1 Health degeneration and you gain + 1 Health regeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
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Spectral Agony

Skill. (5 seconds.) Target foe has -1...30 Health degeneration; moves, attacks, and uses skills 80% slower; and loses 3...81 Health each second. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
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The Chalice of Corruption

Skill. -2 Health degeneration. This effect lasts until Brother Tosai removes it. 0 0 0 0 Factions
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The Master's Mark

Hex Spell. (24 seconds.) Causes -1 Health degeneration. This hex ends if target foe is hit with The Sniper's Spear. 0 0 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
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Tongue Lash

Touch Hex Spell. (4 seconds.) Causes -12 Health degeneration; 25% chance to miss. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
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Tongue Whip

Touch Hex Spell. (5 seconds.) Causes -12 Health degeneration; 50% chance to miss. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
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Weight of Dhuum

Scythe Attack. (5 seconds.) Target foe moves and attacks 90% slower, has tripled casting times, benefits 75% less from healing, and has -10 Health degeneration. 0 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
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Weight of Dhuum

Hex Spell. For 5 seconds, target foe moves and attacks 90% slower, has tripled casting times, benefits 75% less from healing, and has -10 Health degeneration. 0 0 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core

Environment effects[edit]

Icon Name Description Campaign
Aspect of Decay.jpg Aspect of Decay Environment Effect. While under this aspect, if you are Poisoned or Bleeding, you suffer an additional -4 Health degeneration. Factions
Aspect of Pain.jpg Aspect of Pain Environment Effect. While under this aspect, you suffer -2 Health Degeneration and suffer from the effects of Deep Wound. Factions
Corrupted Lands.jpg Corrupted Lands While within the corrupted area, you suffer -1 Health degeneration. Nightfall
Eternal Suffering.jpg Eternal Suffering Environment Effect. Hex Spell. Targets affected by Eternal Suffering have -1...2 Health degeneration. Nightfall
Extensive Plague Exposure.jpg Extensive Plague Exposure Environment Effect. Prolonged contact with the plague causes accumulated -1 Health degeneration every 60 seconds. Factions
Life Drain.jpg Life Drain Environment Effect. While in the area, foes suffer from -15 Health degeneration. Factions
Madness Dart.jpg Madness Dart Hex Spell. Deals 25 damage and inflicts -1 Health degeneration for 10 seconds. Nightfall
Miasma.jpg Miasma Environment Effect. While suffering from Miasma, you have -5 Health degeneration. Miasma spreads between creatures of the same kind. Core
Nightmare Aspect.jpg Nightmare Aspect Environment Effect. While under this aspect, you suffer -8 Health degeneration. Factions
Torch Degeneration Hex.jpg Torch Degeneration Hex Hex Spell. For 10 seconds, you suffer -1 Health degeneration. Health degeneration hexes will turn the Target bar and Health bar purple. Core

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

Anomaly Anomaly.The descriptions of the majority of skills causing health degeneration use the double negative phrasing of –[n] health degeneration rather than the more technically correct, –[n] health regeneration.

See also[edit]