Death Blight

Status Effect

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Effect Instant Death
Mitigated by Prince of Death's Pustule
Prince of Death's Cyst
Cured by Rejuvenating Boluses
Order Healing
Law of Regression
Resistive Stat  Vitality

Death Blight is a Status Effect in Elden Ring. Status Effects are various buffs or ailments that apply either a beneficial or detrimental effect to the target. Status Effects can be typically be applied to both enemies and players alike, however Death Blight only affects other Tarnished. Status Effects are triggered after a buildup meter is filled by repeated application of attacks that cause the effect. Both players and enemies can have varying resistances to a given Status Effect.

 

Elden Ring Death Blight Guide

Death Blight is a status effect that builds up through repeated application of the effect. Once the meter is filled, the effect is triggered and the player dies instantly. Unlike other status effectsDeath Blight is only capable of being inflicted on other Tarnished.

Vitality is the main defensive stat that determines your resistance to Death Blight.

 

Death Blight Effects in Elden Ring

  • The Death Blight effect build up can be mitigated by raising your Vitality stat.
  • When the buildup bar is full, the target suffers Instant Death. The Blight Status Effect mostly works on PCs; other enemies are immune (with the notable exception of NPC Invaders).

 

 

Elden Ring Instant Death Effect on Players

This section lists information pertaining to the Death Blight effect and its relation to Players: 

Death Blight Sources (Weapons)

The following weapons cause the Death Blight effect:

Death Blight Sources (Skills and Spells)

The following Skills & Spells cause the Death Blight effect:

Death Blight Sources (Others)

The following are other sources of the Death Blight effect:

  • Other Source

 

Mitigating Death Blight

The following Equipment, Skills, Spells and Items offer resistance to the Death Blight effect:

Curing Death Blight

The following Skills, Spells and Items can be used to remove the Death Blight effect:

Elden Ring Death Blight Effect on Enemies

This section lists information pertaining to the Death Blight effect and its relation to Enemies and Bosses.

 

Enemies that cause Death Blight

The following Enemies and Bosses can inflict the Death Blight effect on players:

 

 Death Blight Vulnerable

The following Enemies and Bosses are susceptible to the Death Blight effect.

  • Player Invaders

 Death Blight Immune

The following Enemies and Bosses are immune to the Death Blight effect. Immunity indicates a target is impossible or near-impossible to afflict with a given effect.

  • All enemies (including NPC invaders)

 

 

Elden Ring Death Blight Notes & Tips

  • Death Blight seems functionally identical to the Curse status effect from the Dark Souls series.
  • Ignores the effects of the Sacrificial Twig talisman and the Twiggy Cracked Tear.

 

Status Effects in Elden Ring
Blight  ♦  Frostbite  ♦  Hemorrhage  ♦  Madness  ♦  Poison  ♦  Scarlet Rot  ♦  Sleep



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    • Anonymous

      before I met basilisks, I thought the loading screen tip about how "death gauge filling up will inflict instant death" was a joke about your health bar dropping to zero. oh how foolish I was.

      • Anonymous

        why does death lighting even have death blight? if you're close enough to be hit by the mist, you're likely gonna get oneshot anyway by the lightning.

        • Anonymous

          Wow. Great game design. A weapon that is useless in the PvE aspect of the game. And due to the monuverability, defense and "meta" it also worthless in PvP. Imagine spending time and money on a weapon for a game, specifically so that people DONT use it. Dissapointing.

          • Anonymous

            Well that's a cool effect but i wish we had more ways of afflicting it but one weapon art one incantation and one spell....

            • Anonymous

              All things aside, the death animation from death blight is cool af, spire impale your body as the minor spires pierce and rupture from your body

              • Anonymous

                Just died to this with my status bar 1/3 full. Was fighting wormfaces and using boluses, so it had started building up and been cured a few times. Do you just get auto-blighted after a certain number of hits?

                • Anonymous

                  This is such a disappointing status effect in PvP (the only place it's even applicable). The meta currenty revolves around Arcane builds which boosts your resistance to death blight, so it takes around 1000 damage to even get a proc, but most people don't level vigor (level your vigor), so you have to let them heal first or just kill them with the Eclipse Shotel anyways.

                  • Anonymous

                    The Commoners with black funeral veils that are sitting infront of that Omen outside Lyndel (currently on this page listed by a minor erdtree) also cast Fia's mist

                    • Anonymous

                      I just spent 15 minutes trying to kill a volcano manor target npc with death blight. I couldn't get it to proc with death lightning so i tried Fia's mist. Old knight itsvan face tanked those clouds for so long and after so many attempts he finally died to it. glad to know it's possible but disappointed to know it's absolutely unviable lol

                      • Anonymous

                        Not a fan of the buildup meter's color. Gray's too dull to be noticable, and half the time i get deathblighted is due to not realizing how full the meter is until it pops.

                        • Anonymous

                          I wish there was a Ritual Pot recipe that made a cloud of death blight like the ones from Death Lightning or Fia's Mist, i feel like it would be a nice extra tool to make use of for a death build.

                          • Anonymous

                            I wish I knew why but recently I've just had small amounts of deathblight build up (nothing serious) when nothing that could cause deathblight has been around. For example: I will literally be just sitting on top of torrent, talking to an npc, and/or just at the roundtable, you know; places where there aren't enemies that can inflict deathblight, and my deathblight bar will just somehow go up by a fifth. Does anybody know why this is happening? (It hasn't killed me yet but I'm not looking forward to when it eventually might)

                            • Anonymous

                              Fun Fact: Sir Gideon Of it is completely immune to Death Blight despite being a Tarnished himself. So, what's so different about him?

                              • Anonymous

                                Notice that the immunizing cured meat is listed as a way to prevent death blight, despite it only raising immunity and not vitality.

                                • Anonymous

                                  "Death Blight seems functionally identical to the Curse status effect from the Dark Souls series." - This is a bit misleading. Death Blight insta-kills the player, but it has no other effects or after-effects.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Tip for invaders: Deathblight NPCs will affect you too. I got Deathblighted out of nowhere (no status build-up, nothing) which was from these NPCs in the Plateau. Better to just stay back and avoid any NPCs that inflict it. I'm assuming the Deathblight effect can desync sometimes causing it to be invisible to you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If more vitality effects buildup of deathblight then wouldn’t vitality boosting charms affect it as well? Like crimson medallion and erdtrees favour, as well as radagons sore/scarseal

                                      • Anonymous

                                        From a lore point of view, what exactly is Death Blight?
                                        In the end, Scarlet Rot is something like a curse that eats you from the inside.
                                        Sleep was supposed to be a trance-inducing status of Miquella.
                                        Frenzy is an uncontrollable mind-destroying power (it always causes self-buildup)
                                        Poison, Bleed and Frostbite are self-explanatory, I guess…

                                        But what about Death Blight? Why does a “tree” erupt from the ground, impaling us? What is the nature of this “tree”?
                                        It’s intriguing.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I've never been able to trigger this despite trying my absolute hardest
                                          i know I'm using it on the right enemies/npcs

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I've had Death Blight proc on me while riding past the Wormface boss in Altus plateau but it didn't actually trigger the animation or kill me until I dismounted about 5 minutes later. It was a little startling to say the least.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Death Blight caused me to lose runes while having a sacrificial twig equipped. It didn't get used in the process, it was just bypassed completely.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Basilisks also cause deathblight, not listed under enemies that cause it. Regular headless knights also do, and a specific crab in an area i forgot also has a deathblight breath. Lichdragon Fortissax is another, but this is obvious

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Note that Death Blight works on NPC Invaders. I killed Dung Eater when he invaded me by baiting him into the blight cloud the nearby crab releases.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This only affects 'Tarnished' characters in advance. Probably won't work on Fia's Champions but if someone wants to go do that and see, I doubt it with the whole Death thing about her and the fact I'm pretty sure those people are already dead given that I had invaded these people for Volcano questline.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      wormface is a boss that absolutely causes instant death blight status effect. hes by the minor erdtree in altus plateau, near bower of bounty

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Seems to ****** ignore Twiggy Tears. Really insufferable for when you're trying to ignore enemies in a dungeon and go "ah screw it, I'll let these lizards kill me so I can respawn"

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Seems to ****** ignore Twiggy Tears. Really insufferable for when you're trying to ignore enemies in a dungeon and go "ah screw it, I'll let these lizards kill me so I can respawn"

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Funnily enough, since your health only gets taken well after the proc, you can survive Instant Death if you're stuck in an enemy's grab attack at the moment it would kill you.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Eclipse Shotel seems to be bugged right now when used with fires deadly sin. Cause aoe death status during pvp.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Eclipse Shotel seems to be bugged right now when used with fires deadly sin. Cause aoe death status during pvp.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  dying from "death" will cause a fungal growth to burst out of your body and kill you. it was quite beautiful to see

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Fia’s Mist is a sorcery you get that produces a cloud of death (haven’t had any success using it on any enemies so far)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      There is no info at all to resist this? Like Flamedrake Talisman can boost fire dmg negation, none of that for death?

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