Genshin Impact

Bond of Life Explained

Genshin - Bond of Life

Bond of Life is a Genshin Impact mechanic that mitigates and interrupts healing, and functions as a status effect. Learn how to use Bond of Life as a buff, avoid it as a debuff, and its multiple sources here!

What is Bond of Life

Stunts and Interrupts Healing

Bond of Life is a mechanic that debuted in Fontaine that cripples a character's ability to be healed by inflicting this status effect on them. It functions as a red negative HP bar that comes from the right of the player's regular health bar.

This red bar represents the amount of Bond of Life currently present on the player. It is worth noting that Bond of Life lasts a long time compared to most status effects if not properly dealt with.

Can be Applied Voluntarily or By Enemy

This status effect can be voluntarily applied by the active character to themselves via abilities and weapons, or it can be applied onto them by an enemy.

Regardless of the source, characters that can take advantage of Bond of Life can use this effect.

Removing Bond of Life

The red HP outline functions as the Bond of Life amount present, and incoming healing will reduce this red outline until it is completely outhealed by the player, or cleansed by a Statue of The Seven.

Once the red outline is gone, players will be able to heal normally again without Bond of Life's status effect unless it is re-applied onto them.

Who can Use Bond of Life

Characters with Mechanics Based on It

Recommended Characters
Arlecchino ImageArlecchino

As revealed in Genshin Impact 4.6's livestream, Arlecchino is currently the only character capable of using Bond of Life to their advantage, having an entire kit that is based around this mechanic!

Contrary to most sources of Bond of Life, Arlecchino can apply this status effect to themselves, granting them a number of benefits and buffs.

4.6 Livestream Summary

Characters that Can Use Its Weapons

Recommended Characters
Neuvillette ImageNeuvillette Traveler (Hydro) ImageTraveler (Hydro) Wriothesley ImageWriothesley

Any Sword or Catalyst User that can make use of the current pool of Bond of Life weapons will be able to utilize this status effect to their advantage.

This grants them buffs depending on what weapon they are using and what type of user they are.

Sources of Bond of Life

Bond of Life Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Finale of the Deep Image Finale of the Deep Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: When using an Elemental Skill, ATK will be increased by 12% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 25% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond of Life is cleared, a maximum of 150 ATK will be gained based on 2.4% of the Bond when cleared for 15s.
Genshin Impact - Flowing Purity Image Flowing Purity Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: When using an Elemental Skill, All Elemental DMG Bonus will be increased by 8% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 24% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond of Life is cleared, every 1,000 HP cleared in the process will provide 2% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Max 12% All Elemental DMG can be gained this way, and lasts 15s.

These weapons are able to apply Bond of Life to the active character, giving them buffs if they can clear the status effect.

The weapon effects make it imperative that whoever runs these weapons must be run in a team with a healer, or else it only serves to cripple the character using it.

Bond of Life Enemies

Genshin - Frost Operative ImageFrost Operative Genshin - Wind Operative ImageWind Operative

The Fatui Operatives in Fontaine are currently the only opponents capable of afflicting Bond of Life to your active character, putting the player in danger if their team cannot adequately heal through the effect.

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