Genshin Impact: Bond of Life Mechanic Explained

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Genshin Impact: Bond of Life Mechanic Explained

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In Genshin Impact, the Bond of Life (BoL) is a unique gameplay mechanic introduced with the release of the Fontaine region.
This mechanic has become a significant gameplay element, especially with the introduction of characters like Arlecchino.
Here's a detailed look at how Bond of Life works in Genshin Impact, including its effects, sources, and strategies for dealing with it.

In Genshin Impact, the Bond of Life (BoL) is a unique gameplay mechanic introduced with the release of the Fontaine region. It functions as a status effect that prevents the afflicted character from recovering HP. This mechanic has become a significant gameplay element, especially with the introduction of characters like Arlecchino. Here's a detailed look at how Bond of Life works in Genshin Impact, including its effects, sources, and strategies for dealing with it.

What is Bond of Life in Genshin Impact?

Bond of Life is a status effect in Genshin Impact that prevents the affected character from recovering HP. When a character is afflicted with Bond of Life, any attempts to heal them will instead reduce the Bond's value. This means that the character cannot regain HP until the Bond of Life status effect is cleared.

Genshin Impact: Bond of Life Mechanic Explained

How does Bond of Life work?

When a playable character is afflicted with Bond of Life, healing effects will go towards reducing the Bond's value, rather than restoring HP to the character. To remove Bond of Life, you must either provide healing equal to the Bond's value or visit a Statue of the Seven. Once the Bond of Life is cleared, the character can receive additional effects depending on the source of the Bond.

Sources of Bond of Life

  • Arlecchino: A playable character who actively uses Bond of Life to her advantage. Her Elemental Skill inflicts Blood-Debt Directive onto enemies, which, when absorbed, turns into a Bond of Life worth a percentage of her maximum HP.

  • Fatui Operatives: Enemies in the Fontaine region who can inflict Bond of Life on characters. Affected characters also receive a corrosion debuff, losing HP every second.

Weapons and Artifacts with Bond of Life

  • Weapons like Crimson Moon's Semblance, Finale of the Deep, and Flowing Purity can apply Bond of Life to their wielders, providing various buffs and effects based on the Bond's value.

  • The Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy artifact set, introduced in version 4.6, focuses on the Bond of Life effect, providing a damage buff whenever the value of the Bond of Life affecting the character increases or decreases.

Genshin Impact: Bond of Life Mechanic Explained

How to Remove Bond of Life

To clear the Bond of Life from afflicted characters, you can provide healing equal to the Bond's value or visit a Statue of the Seven. Matching the HP value of the Bond will remove it, allowing the character to regain HP normally.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.