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Death's Door

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When a hero is reduced to 0 HP, they fall into Death's Door.

While in this state, they will suffer severe stat penalties, plus the hero has to pass a Death Blow resistance test if he/she takes any further damage. The unmodified base chance of dying from further damage is 33% (due to 67% basic Death Blow resist without any special quirks or trinkets). Failing this resistance test results in Death.

Death Blow resistance is capped at a maximum of 87%. For example, even if a hero has bonuses (from trinkets or quirks) that give an additional 30% Death Blow resistance which would give an expected resist of 97% (67% + 30%), it would instead still be capped at 87%.

A hero will no longer be at Death's Door if they receive at least 1 HP of healing (so that they are no longer at 0 HP). Once healed above 0 HP, the severe Death's Door stat penalties will be removed, but they will still suffer from (less severe) Death's Door Recovery penalties; these penalties typically last until the quest is over, or by applying certain Camping Skills that can remove Mortality Debuffs.

If a character gets pushed to 200 Stress, they receive a Heart attack. This forces them to go to Death's Door immediately. If they are already at Death's Door, they are instead instantly killed.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Deathsdoor.pngAt Death's Door Penalties: -10 ACC, -25% DMG, -5 SPD, +33% Stress (for duration of Death's Door)
  • Deathavoided.pngDeath's Door Recovery Penalties: -2 ACC, -5% DMG, -1 SPD, +10% Stress (until the end of the quest)
  • Deathavoided.pngHeart Attack Recovery Penalties: -3 ACC, -10% DMG, -2 SPD, +15% Stress (until the end of the quest)

Flagellant is the only hero who has higher base Death Blow resistance of 73% and receives unique Death's Door buffs:

  • Deathsdoor.pngAt Death's Door: +5 ACC, +20% DMG, +2 SPD, +20% Stun resist, +20% Blight resist, +20% Bleed resist, +20% Debuff resist

He's also immune to Death's Door Recovery debuffs, but will receive Heart Attack Recovery debuffs if he survived a heart attack.

Quirks that Affect Death Blow Resistance[edit | edit source]

  • Unyielding: +10% Death Blow resist
  • Weak Grip on Life: -10% Death Blow resist

Trinkets that Affect Death Blow Resistance[edit | edit source]

Generic Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-book of holiness.png
Book of Holiness Uncommon
  • -20% Stress
  • -10% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket-gamblers charm.png
Gambler's Charm Uncommon
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -10% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket-tenacity ring.png
Tenacity Ring Uncommon Ruins
  • +10% Death Blow Resist
  • +5 DODGE
  • -5% CRIT


Inv trinket-martyrs seal.png
Martyr's Seal Very Rare
  • +60% DMG at Death's Door
  • +14% CRIT at Death's Door
  • +12% Death Blow Resist
  • +15% MAX HP


Ancestor Idol.png
Ancestor's Tentacle Idol Ancestral
  • +20% Virtue Chance
  • +8% Death Blow Resist
Can only be dropped by a Shambler.


Hero Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-holy orders.png
Holy Orders Very Rare Crusader
  • +15% Virtue Chance
  • -20% Stress
  • +12% Death Blow Resist
  • -20% Blight Resist
  • -20% Bleed Resist


Eternity's Collar.png
Eternity's CollarThe Crimson Court DLC Very Rare Flagellant
  • +10% Death Blow Resist
  • +20 DODGE at Death's Door
  • +20% DMG if Stress above 85


Inv trinket-dark tambourine.png
Dark Tambourine Very Rare Jester
  • +12% Death Blow Resist
  • -25% Stress if Torch below 26
  • +10% Virtue Chance if Torch below 26


Trinket Sets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Class Restriction Effect Set Effect Quote Additional Notes
Inv trinket-cc set flag chipped tooth.png Chipped ToothThe Crimson Court DLC Flagellant
  • +20% MAX HP
  • +35% Move Resist
  • +10% Death Blow Resist
  • +10% Death Blow Resist
"We're all falling apart..."
Inv trinket-cc set flag shard of glass.png Shard of GlassThe Crimson Court DLC
  • +35% Bleed Skill Chance
  • -20% Bleed Resist
Inv trinket-cc set hel lioness warpaint.png Lioness WarpaintThe Crimson Court DLC Hellion
  • +20% DMG if HP below 75%
  • +20% DMG if HP below 50%
  • +20% DMG if HP below 25%
  • +10% Stress
  • +7 ACC
  • +7 DODGE
"Outcast. Alone. Shamed."
Inv trinket-cc set hel mark of the outcast.png Mark of the OutcastThe Crimson Court DLC
  • +2 SPD
  • +35% Bleed Skill Chance
  • +15% Death Blow Resist
  • -15% Healing Received
Inv trinket-cc set lep last will and testament.png Last Will and TestamentThe Crimson Court DLC Leper
  • +15% PROT
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -10% Death Blow Resist
  • +15 ACC if HP above 60%
"The last treasures of a King."
Inv trinket-cc set lep tin flute.png Tin FluteThe Crimson Court DLC
  • -20% Stress
  • +33% Stress Skills while Camping
Inv trinket-cc set maa old unit banner.png Old Unit StandardThe Crimson Court DLC Man-at-Arms
  • +15% Stun Skill Chance
  • +20% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +15% Death Blow Resist
  • +10% Stress
  • Riposte: +25% DMG
  • Riposte: +10 ACC
"Glory days? Hmph."
Inv trinket-cc set maa toy soldier.png Toy SoldierThe Crimson Court DLC
  • +10% PROT
  • +5% CRIT

Camping skills that Affect Death's Door[edit | edit source]

Butcher's Circus[edit | edit source]

In this PVP game mode, all combatants will fall to Death's Door when they hit 0 HP. Bleed and Blight will not trigger Deathblow checks so you have to deliver the finishing blow yourself. Every attack has a base 100% chance of inflicting a Deathblow, and certain effects or Trinkets can raise that chance. All heroes start with a base 75% Deathblow resistance (excluding the Flagellant at 80%) and this can now be increased past the usual 87% cap in the main game. After a hero falls to Death's Door, every attack on them that fails to get a Deathblow will lower their Deathblow resistance by 15%, and this lasts until the character is healed off Death's Door or they are finally killed.

If one side is reduced to a single living hero, they get a Last Man Standing bonus of +10% DMG, +10 ACC and +10% Deathblow resist for a greater opportunity to turn the tides and kill off the opposition.

The Jester's Finale skill has an ability to bypass Death's Door checks. If it hits an enemy and reduces them to negative HP, it's an immediate Deathblow. However, if it reduces them to exactly 0 HP, they fall to Death's Door like normal.

Ringmaster Death's Door/Deathblow Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class
Restriction
Prestige Level Unlocked Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket ankh of life.png
Ankh of Life Ringmaster None Default
Prestige Level 16
  • +8% Death Blow Resist
  • +10 DODGE at Death's Door


Inv trinket bloodstained gambeson.png
Bloodstained Gambeson Ringmaster None Default
Prestige Level 4
  • +8 MAX HP
  • +4% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket sanity bane.png
Sanity's Bane Ringmaster None Default
Prestige Level 20
  • +15% DMG vs Afflicted
  • +10 ACC vs Afflicted
  • +25% Death Blow Dealt Chance vs Afflicted
  • +25% Stun/Daze Skill Chance vs Afflicted


Inv trinket the finisher.png
The Finisher Ringmaster None Default
Prestige Level 18
  • +25% Death Blow Dealt Chance
  • +20 ACC vs HP below 40%


Inv trinket heartseeker.png
Heart Seeker Ringmaster Bounty Hunter Prestige Level 43
  • +25% DMG Melee Skills
  • +10% Death Blow Dealt Chance


Inv trinket writ of execution.png
Writ of Execution Ringmaster Crusader Prestige Level 18
  • +10% DMG
  • +8 ACC
  • +15% Stress Dealt
  • +10% Death Blow Dealt Chance


Inv trinket battle scarred helm.png
Battle Scarred Helm Ringmaster Crusader Prestige Level 57
  • +5% PROT
  • +15% MAX HP
  • +8% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket last breath collar.png
Last Breath Collar Ringmaster Flagellant Prestige Level 66
  • +12% Death Blow Resist
  • +20 DODGE at Death's Door
  • +30% Healing Received if HP below 20%


Inv trinket well balanced stiletto.png
Well Balanced Stiletto Ringmaster Grave Robber Prestige Level 16
  • +15% DMG
  • On Melee Attack Hit: Self Buff: +20% DMG Ranged Skills
  • On Melee Attack Hit: Self Buff: +6% Crit Ranged Skills
  • On Ranged Attack Hit: Self Buff: +15 ACC Melee Skills
  • On Ranged Attack Hit: Self Buff: +20% Death Blow Dealt Chance Melee Skills


Inv trinket cloak and dagger.png
Cloak and Dagger Ringmaster Grave Robber Prestige Level 32
  • +15% DMG Melee Skills
  • +10% Death Blow Dealt Chance Melee Skills
  • +20 DODGE while Stealthed
  • Bypass Guard while Stealthed


Inv trinket bone vest.png
Bone Vest Ringmaster Hellion Prestige Level 32
  • +15% PROT
  • +8% Death Blow Resist
  • +20% Stress Dealt
  • +10% Stress


Inv trinket executioner halberd.png
Executioner Halberd Ringmaster Hellion Prestige Level 59
  • +15% DMG
  • +3% CRIT
  • +10% Death Blow Dealt Chance


Inv trinket invigorating balm.png
Invigorating Balm Ringmaster Leper Prestige Level 44
  • +20% Healing Received
  • +20% Bleed Resist
  • +20% Blight Resist
  • +8% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket bleeding skull.png
Bleeding Skull Ringmaster Occultist Prestige Level 55
  • +15% MAX HP
  • +4 additional HP Healed
  • On Heal Debuff Target: -10% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket sacrificial kris.png
Sacrificial Kris Ringmaster Occultist Prestige Level 67
  • +20% DMG Melee Skills
  • +10 ACC Melee Skills
  • +25% Stress Dealt vs vs Marked
  • +10% Death Blow Dealt Chance vs Marked
  • On Melee Attack Hit: Mark Target (4 rds)


Inv trinket scaled shoulder.png
Scaled Shoulder Ringmaster Shieldbreaker Prestige Level 45
  • +5% PROT
  • +10% MAX HP
  • +12% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket gleaming breastplate.png
Gleaming Breastplate Ringmaster Vestal Prestige Level 38
  • +15% PROT
  • +8% Death Blow Resist
  • Crits Received Chance: -4%


See Also[edit | edit source]