# What determines revive time?

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
Commented May 26, 2012 at 3:18
– user9983
Commented May 26, 2012 at 3:44
• 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
Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 23:44
• @Pent good call
– user9983
Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 0:28

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
Commented May 27, 2012 at 18:50
• I recall being able to die around 3 times before the timer goes beyond 3 seconds. Commented May 27, 2012 at 20:32
• @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. Commented 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
Commented 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

Source

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