An effect refers to any kind of status that alters the state and standard characteristics of a character or NPC. Active effects on your character can be seen in the effects monitor, directly to the right of your health orb. When a target is selected, active effects on that target can be seen underneath their health bar.
While many effects are unique and limited to a couple sources or NPCs, there are some common effects seen in the game. There are three primary groups of effects that play an integral role in combat:
- Boons — effects that have a positive impact on characters and mobs. All boons can be removed once applied.
- Conditions — effects that have a negative impact on characters and mobs. All conditions can be removed once applied.
- Control effects — effects that temporarily control a foe's ability to move and/or use skills
Some other common effects include: