Looking for an explanation on what DoT is in Honkai: Star Rail? We’ll explain what DoT means and how you can use it in battles in the game. Keep reading for a full rundown!
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Honkai: Star Rail – What does DoT stand for?
DoT stands for damage over time. This is a common term used in many different games, not just Honkai: Star Rail.
Essentially, damage over time is exactly what it sounds like. It’s damage that takes place over a period of time, rather than all at once when you use an attack.
Examples include burning an enemy, as they will continue to burn over multiple turns even if you don’t attack them again.
Usually, the description of your abilities will tell you whether they have some kind of DoT/damage over time. This could be for a small number of turns or a much longer period.
DoT is useful, particularly for breaking enemy shields in Honkai: Star Rail. You can deal the initial damage of your skill, then more damage afterwards.
If it matches the element needed to break an enemy shield, you will break it much quicker.
Honkai: Star Rail – DoT status effects explained
In Honkai: Star Rail, DoT comes in multiple forms. Each different element in the game has its own kind of DoT or status effect. For example, Fire attacks burn enemies over time.
Physical attacks inflict Bleed, which is also a DoT effect. Wind causes Wind Shear, which is another kind of damage over time.
Lightning does the same but with Shock. Meanwhile, Ice characters can both freeze enemies with their attacks and inflict DoT when the enemy breaks out of the ice.
Less common are Quantum and Imaginary characters. Quantum inflicts Entanglement, which causes DoT and delays enemy moves. Imaginary simply reduces enemy speed and causes them to move later.
You don’t need to do anything special to inflict any of these status conditions, just attack enemies with skills matching that element and you will see the results.
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