What happens when you die ? Is there any sort of penalty ? I think that I didn't lost any XP or items after my last death. Mobs did not respawn, the map I discovered remained discovered...

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Standard league:

Experience loss depends on the difficulty you're currently playing in. Note you cannot lose levels by losing experience through death.

  • Normal Difficulty: 0%
  • Cruel Difficulty: 5%
  • Merciless Difficulty: 10%

Hardcore league:

The character is removed from the hardcore league (temporary or permanent). The character and all the items they are carrying are transferred to the permanent Standard league.

Cut-throat league:

Items are dropped upon death, making them loot-able for anyone. You also lose experience at the same rate as Standard leagues.


  • It's not possible to lose a level. Jan 25, 2013 at 16:28
  • Switched hard difficulty to normal, as in the beta the names where wierd, got mixed up. Hope this clears everything out for you. Jan 25, 2013 at 16:32
  • Cut-throat league also makes you lose 30% exp and gives it to your killer. Feb 10, 2013 at 16:12
  • Just another question: no penalties on gems' experience ?
    – Anto
    Feb 11, 2013 at 13:36
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    This is out of date as of v3.0, in that “difficulties” no longer exist. Now the penalties are 0% in Part I, 5% in Part II, and 10% in the Epilogue (maps). It’s also worth noting that PvP does not apply any of the normal or hardcore penalties.
    – KRyan
    May 22, 2018 at 19:06

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