Damage over time
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Damage Over Time (often abbreviated as "DoT") describes an effect which occurs repeatedly over a period of time. Typically, DoT spells and effects consist of multiple damage cycles occurring consistently every set amount of time.
Examples of DoT
- Damaging states such as poison, disease, and bleeding.
- Area of Effect spells like Energy Maelstrom and Meteor Swarm.