Upkeep

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Upkeep cost is a sustained resource cost of certain skills without a specified duration. Each upkeep requires 1 pip of energy regeneration to keep it up. Upkeep skills can be removed by the caster by double-clicking on the associated icon in the Upkeep Monitor.

Sustaining an upkeep skill[edit]

Once an Upkeep skill is active, it can be sustained indefinitely as long as these conditions are met:

  1. The number does not exceed -10 pip of energy regeneration, or otherwise cause the caster's energy to fall below zero.
  2. The target(s) are separated with a distance no-greater than compass range.

If the user's energy reaches zero while under the effects of energy degeneration, the user will lose X-amount of sustained Upkeep skill effects until the caster's net-gain in energy regeneration is zero or higher. Additionally, if sustaining an Upkeep skill would raise the caster's pre-cap energy degeneration beyond -10 , the caster will lose sustained skill effects until pre-cap energy degeneration is brought down to -10 or lower.

Limitations[edit]

  • If you cannot afford the upkeep cost (and your energy reaches zero), the most recent Upkeep skill effect are cancelled until you aren't losing energy anymore (your energy will stabilize at zero) due to energy degeneration. The corresponding message will be shown in the chat window:
    Your spell <spell name> on <ally name> was lost because you were not able to pay the upkeep cost.
  • You cannot Upkeep on distant allies (outside the compass range). There is a brief grace period after an ally leaves compass range (i.e. when their name is greyed-out in the party window) during which Upkeep will not be dropped. This prevents losing upkeep due to minor lag or mechanics such as teleports which can separate the party temporarily (e.g. at the beginning of Nahpui Quarter).
  • The total number of Upkeep skill effects is limited to current energy regeneration + 10. Skills like Ether Prodigy and Blood is Power can increase a character's energy regeneration above the usual limit, allowing for additional Upkeep to be maintained. If the total energy degeneration exceeds -10, Upkeep will be cancelled until your energy degeneration is -10. There is no grace period for this.

Skills with an upkeep cost[edit]

Player skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Upkeep Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Aura of Displacement.jpg

Aura of Displacement

Elite Enchantment Spell. Shadow Step to target foe. End effect: return to your original location. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Factions
Balthazar's Spirit.jpg

Balthazar's Spirit

Enchantment Spell. Target ally gains adrenaline and 1 Energy when taking damage. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Prophecies
Blessed Aura.jpg

Blessed Aura

Enchantment Spell. Monk enchantments you cast last 10...30...35% longer. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Prophecies
Divine Boon.jpg

Divine Boon

Enchantment Spell. Whenever you cast a Protection Prayer [sic] or Divine Favor spell on an ally, that ally is healed for 15...51...60. Heal cost: you lose 1 Energy. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Core
Essence Bond.jpg

Essence Bond

Enchantment Spell. You gain 1 Energy whenever target ally takes physical or elemental damage. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monkaMonk Z Prophecies
Healer's Covenant.jpg

Healer's Covenant

Elite Enchantment Spell. Your Healing Prayers spells cost 1...3...3 less Energy. These spells heal for 25% less. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Healing PrayersZ Nightfall
Holy Veil.jpg

Holy Veil

Enchantment Spell. Doubles casting time of hexes cast on target ally. End effect: removes a hex. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Z Core
Life Attunement.jpg

Life Attunement

Enchantment Spell. Target ally gains 14...43...50% more Health when healed. This ally deals 30% less damage with attacks. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Prophecies
Life Barrier.jpg

Life Barrier

Elite Enchantment Spell. Reduces damage by 20...44...50%. Cannot self-target. If your Health is below 50% when target takes damage, Life Barrier ends. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Prophecies
Life Bond.jpg

Life Bond

Enchantment Spell. Half of the damage target ally takes from attacks is redirected to you. Redirected damage is reduced by 3...25...30. Cannot self-target. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Core
Live Vicariously.jpg

Live Vicariously

Enchantment Spell. You gain 2...14...17 Health whenever target ally hits a foe. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Healing PrayersZ Prophecies
Mending.jpg

Mending

Enchantment Spell. +1...3...4 Health regeneration. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Healing PrayersZ Core
Protective Bond.jpg

Protective Bond

Enchantment Spell. Target ally cannot lose more than 5% max Health from a single attack or spell. Each time damage is reduced you lose 6...4...3 Energy or this spell ends. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Prophecies
Purifying Veil.jpg

Purifying Veil

Enchantment Spell. Conditions expire 5...41...50% faster on target ally. End effect: removes a condition. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Eye of the North
Recall.jpg

Recall

Enchantment Spell. End effect: Shadow Step to target ally. Cannot self-target and disables all of your skills for 10 seconds when it ends. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Factions
Retribution.jpg

Retribution

Enchantment Spell. Deals 33% of each attack's damage (maximum 5...17...20) back to the source. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
Shadow Meld.jpg

Shadow Meld

Elite Enchantment Spell. Shadow Step to target ally. End effect: return to your original location. Cannot self-target. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Nightfall
Strength of Honor.jpg

Strength of Honor

Enchantment Spell. Target ally deals 5...21...25 more damage in melee. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
Strength of Honor (PvP).jpg

Strength of Honor (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. Target ally deals 1...4...5 more damage in melee. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
Succor.jpg

Succor

Enchantment Spell. +1 Health regeneration and +1 Energy regeneration. Cannot self-target. You lose 1 Energy each time target ally casts a spell. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Z Prophecies
Unyielding Aura.jpg

Unyielding Aura

Elite Enchantment Spell. Your Monk spells heal for +15...51...60%. End effect: a random other party member is resurrected with full Health and Energy and teleported to your location. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Prophecies
Unyielding Aura (PvP).jpg

Unyielding Aura (PvP)

Elite Enchantment Spell. Resurrects target party member (full Health, full Energy). End effect: this ally dies and leaves an exploited corpse. Does not incur a death penalty. 50% failure chance unless Divine Favor 5 or more. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Prophecies
Vital Blessing.jpg

Vital Blessing

Enchantment Spell. +40...168...200 maximum Health. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Prophecies
Watchful Spirit.jpg

Watchful Spirit

Enchantment Spell. +2 Health regeneration. End effect: heals for 30...150...180. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Prophecies

Monster skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Upkeep Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Bit Golem Rectifier.jpg

Bit Golem Rectifier

Enchantment Spell. Heals N.O.X. for 10 every second. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Core

Related skills[edit]

Skills which interact with upkeep[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Blessed Signet.jpg

Blessed Signet

Signet. You gain 3 Energy for each enchantment you are maintaining. You cannot gain more than 3...20...24 Energy in this way. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Core
Nature's Renewal.jpg

Nature's Renewal

Nature Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). For creatures in range, enchantments and Hexes [sic] take twice as long to cast and it costs twice as much Energy to maintain enchantments. Does not affect spirits. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Core

Skills that last indefinitely without an upkeep[edit]

Player skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
"I Am the Strongest!".jpg

"I Am the Strongest!"

Shout. Your next 5...8 attacks deal +14...20 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Boon Signet.jpg

Boon Signet

Elite Signet. Heals for 20...68...80. Your next Healing or Protection Prayer [sic] spell that targets an ally heals for +20...68...80 Health. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Divine FavorZ Factions
Eternal Aura.jpg

Eternal Aura

Enchantment Spell. You have +100 max Health. End effect: all party members in the area are resurrected with 40...50% Health and 20...30% Energy. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
Faithful Intervention.jpg

Faithful Intervention

Enchantment Spell. You gain 30...126...150 Health the next time damage drops your Health below 50%. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
Glyph of Energy.jpg

Glyph of Energy

Elite Glyph. Your next 1...3...3 spell[s] [does/do] not cause Overcast and cost[s] [sic] 10...22...25 less Energy. Gain 1...2...2 to all elemental attributes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Energy StorageZ Prophecies
Illusion of Weakness.jpg

Illusion of Weakness

Enchantment Spell. Lose 50...202...240 Health. End effect: you gain 50...202...240 Health. Ends if damage drops your Health below 25% of your maximum. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
Signet of Illusions.jpg

Signet of Illusions

Elite Signet. Your next 1...3...3 spell[s] use your Illusion attribute instead of its normal attribute. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Nightfall
Signet of Stamina.jpg

Signet of Stamina

Signet. You have +50...250...300 maximum Health. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
Signet of Strength.jpg

Signet of Strength

Signet. Your attacks deal +5 damage. Ends after 1...13...16 attack[s]. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
Signet of Suffering.jpg

Signet of Suffering

Elite Signet. You Bleed for 6 seconds. Applies Bleeding (2...13...16 seconds) to the target of your next Necromancer skill. 0 0 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer Blood MagicZ Nightfall

Monster skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Enraged.jpg

Enraged

Skill. This creature's attacks and skills do +50% damage if its Health is below 70%, and an additional +50% damage if its Health is below 30%. 0 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Nightfall

Notes[edit]