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A character in GemStone IV becomes overexerted when he uses more stamina than he has remaining. A character affected by this ailment will experience a -10 penalty to their attack strength and will not be able to use any stamina-draining combat maneuvers for a period of 10 minutes.

This status ailment is cured by the spell, Adrenal Surge (1107). However, this spell does not restore any used stamina.


This message indicates that a character has overexerted himself:

You hear a loud *POP* come from your muscles!

Whenever the character tries to attempt a maneuver:

Your muscles ache much too badly to even think about attempting this maneuver.

When recovering from overexertion:

Your muscles feel much less strained than they did a moment ago.