Outrider: All status effects explained

There is a lot of gear to be found in Outriders, and many weapons have status effects and other diseases in addition to their normal damage recovery. Some of them are pretty self explanatory, like burn or freeze, but the Outriders world has some unique buffs, debuffs, and other status effects that players may not be used to. Certain classes also focus on specific status effects. So it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with how they work when playing something like a technomancer or a pyromancer. Here is an explanation of all status effects in Outriders.

All Outrider status effects explained

There are a total of eight status effects in Outriders, which are divided into three separate categories. Most status effects within the same category work the same, but there are some key differences between each.

  • Crowd control
    • ash: Stops the movement and attacks of an enemy
    • Freeze: Stops the movement and attacks of an enemy
    • Dragging: Reduces the movement and attack speed of an enemy
  • Damage over time
    • Blossoms: Deals damage over time while moving
    • Burn: Inflicts Fire damage over time
    • Toxic: Inflicts poison damage over time
  • Debuffs
    • Vulnerable: Increases damage taken from all sources
    • Weakness: Reduces the damage done

For the most part, these status effects work exactly as stated in the descriptions. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to use them effectively in combat. Certain enemies, like the elites, have resistance to certain diseases. Of course, you can easily overpower enemy resistance if your build has the right mods or skills that will enhance your status effects.

Look out for the Status Power modifier for armor pieces. This will improve all of your status effects across the board by the percentage that the armor says. So these are the parts you will want to grind for if you want to create a status effect. Once you have the right equipment and skills unlocked, you can dominate the battlefield with fire, poison, or whatever you want.

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