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- When your character's hit points reach a negative total of its CON stat value (not your CON modifier) plus character level, it dies. A character can also die from certain status conditions, spells, or special abilities. Regular healing spells, such as Cure Critical Wounds (Bard Spell), and potions, scrolls or other effects which make use of healing spells, have no effect on dead characters. Furthermore, a character's fast healing (if any) ceases after death.
- Only certain types of powerful magic, such as Raise Dead (Cleric Spell) and Resurrection (Cleric Spell), which specifically state they restore life to slain creatures, may be used to bring a character back from death. Note that being brought back to life via these sorts of spells does not cause you to become undead. Becoming undead requires a different sort of spell entirely — typically one which animates the corpse through the introduction of a new soul, or torments the departing soul into becoming a malevolent spirit.
- Any status conditions, bonuses, buffs, or debuffs that a creature had applied to them are immediately removed when a creature dies, unless the ability which applied the condition or bonus explicitly states that it can persist even after a creature dies (such as Cursed, or Ability Drain).
- Monsters typically die upon reaching 0 or fewer hit points.