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Heart attack

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A Crusader meets an untimely demise.
And now the true test: hold fast or expire.
~ The Narrator on a hero at Death's Door

When a hero is driven beyond their limits of stress, they will suffer a heart attack. This can spell a quick death for those who mismanage their party's stress levels.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Heart attacks are guaranteed to occur if your hero reaches the maximum value of 200 on their Stress Bar while Afflicted. Heart attacks immediately drop a hero's Health down to 0, placing that hero on Death's Door and reduce their stress to 170. If they are already at 0 health when the heart attack occurs, the heart attack will kill the hero instead, disregarding Death Blow resistance. If your hero is currently Virtuous, they will not suffer a Heart attack, and instead lose the Virtue and reset to 0 Stress.

If a hero is brought back from Death's Door after suffering a heart attack, in addition to the Death's Door Recovery debuff, they will receive a Heart Attack debuff for the rest of the quest:

  • -3 ACC, -10% DMG, -2 SPD, -15% Stress

Butcher's Circus[edit | edit source]

Heart attacks are similarly lethal, and are the end point of a Stress-focused team. Virtuous Heroes in this game mode will experience heart attacks normally like non-Virtuous ones, but will never lose their Virtue at 200 Stress.

Barks[edit | edit source]

Heroes suffering a Heart Attack emit a unique bark right before it occurs. There is one different bark for each Affliction, in addition to one general bark that any Afflicted hero may use.

IT IS UNBEARABLE!
~ An afflicted hero moments before suffering a heart attack.
THE SHADOWS COME FOR ME AT LAST!
~ A fearful hero, moments before a Heart Attack.
I KNEW IT!
~ A paranoid hero, dying from a Heart Attack.
I COULD NOT BEAR THIS BURDEN!
~ A masochistic hero, moments before suffering a heart attack.
I SHOULD KILL YOU ALL! I SHOULD—
~ An abusive hero, before collapsing from a Heart Attack.
WHY DID I LET MYSELF COME TO THIS...
~ A selfish hero dying from a Heart Attack.
ALL IS LOST...
~ A hopeless character before collapsing from unbearable stress.
THE MYSTERY, AT LAST!
~ An irrational hero suffering a Heart Attack.
I've failed...I cannot bear it.
The burden... It's too much!
~ A rapturous Flagellant suffering a heart attack.
ALL IS RED!!!
THE COLORS SCREAM!!!
THE STARS CALL FOR ME!!!
~ A refracted character collapsing from a heart attack.
FIGHT TO THE LAST BREATH!
~ A focused hero getting a heart attack.
I WILL SURVIVE THIS!
~ A vigorous character right before a heart attack.
THIS ISN'T OVER!
~ A powerful hero suffering from a heart attack.
I WILL FACE MY FATE!
~ A courageous hero suffering a heart attack.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Image Name Description
Achievement02.jpg The stresses were unbearable... Lose your first hero to a heart attack
AchievementBC02.jpg Scare Tactics Cause an enemy hero to have a heart attack
AchievementBC10.jpg Pacemaker Have a single hero survive 4 heart attacks in a single match
AchievementBC13.jpg Be Still My Heart! Cause 150 heart attacks in the Butcher's Circus

See Also[edit | edit source]