- This article is about the result of getting repeatedly downed. For the armor damage system, see Armor#Repair.
— In-game description
Each time you are downed, you earn one point of downed penalty that lasts for 60 seconds. For each point, your initial health bar is reduced by 25%. Characters that accumulate four penalty points are automatically defeated, i.e. if you are downed four times within a minute, you do not have a chance to rally.
You can see how much penalty you have accumulated by looking at the icon at the bottom left of the health orb after rallying.
|Icon||# points||Health on next down|
|4||0% = defeated|
- Although the icon appears as soon as you're downed, the normal GUI changes too fast to the downed GUI for most people to notice.
- The equivalent mechanic in Guild Wars 1 is called Death Penalty