I have noticed the more times I die in a game, the longer I must wait to revive. What is the formula for revive time and is there a cap?

  • The answer was "I don't know"
    – Eric
    May 26, 2012 at 3:18
  • Just because it has a bad answer doesn't mean you should ask again. Ask the answerer to improve his answer or post a bounty.
    – user9983
    May 26, 2012 at 3:44
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    We should probably call it the revive timer because the game calls it that, and searching for revive under diablo-3 turns up nothing...
    – Pent
    Jun 13, 2012 at 23:44
  • @Pent good call
    – user9983
    Jun 14, 2012 at 0:28

4 Answers 4


I don't know the exact formula, but the delay seems to increase by 5 seconds each time you die. It starts at 3 seconds and has a max of 28.

It does not seem to be affected by any other actions, and resets after 2 minutes.

  • Excessive amount of time = 2 minutes :)
    – user26358
    May 27, 2012 at 18:50
  • I recall being able to die around 3 times before the timer goes beyond 3 seconds.
    – Sadly Not
    May 27, 2012 at 20:32
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    @SadlyNot I also seem to remember that occurring, but I could not reproduce it in my tests. If anyone can offer evidence of this, I will update my answer.
    – Apples
    May 29, 2012 at 18:58
  • Just verified, was at 30 sec timer and went back to town for 2min. Came back and at 3sec timer.
    – user27156
    Jun 6, 2012 at 20:32

The approximate formula is that every time you die within 2 minutes, 5 seconds is added to the revive timer. If you don't die within 2 minutes the timer resets and you can once again revive in 3 seconds.


As of patch 1.0.7, there is not such thing a death penalty:

The resurrection timer will no longer increase if a player is killed multiple times in a row



The respawn timer when you die keeps increasing , if you wait 2 min it will go back to zero

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