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Condition Severity: Moderate

   An enemy is going out of their way to bring you down but keep you alive. You've got a bad feeling about this.


  • If you have a positive hit point total, the first attack made against you each round deals 50% additional damage.
  • If you sustain damage sufficient to reduce your hit points to 0 or less, you stop taking damage at zero hit points, and can no longer suffer damage while this condition is in effect (with one exception; see below).
  • If you are reduced to 0 hit points while under the effects of this condition, you fall into a special form of Unconsciousness when the condition ends. See the 'ended by' section, below, for details.
  • The only way for an enemy to kill you with damage while this status condition is in effect is with a coup-de-grace attack. Coup-de-grace attacks are resolved normally against you, even if you are brought below 0 hit points or killed. (Find nicer enemies.)
  • Effects that are capable of killing you by some means other than damage can still kill you, even while under the effects of this condition.

Ended By

If the ability, trap, or effect description includes specific directions for how the condition is ended, then that is the primary means of ending this condition. In many cases, it is the only way to end the condition. If nothing is specifically listed for ending the condition, then the following methods can be used to end it, instead:

  • Unless otherwise stated, the Subdued condition lasts until the end of your next full night's rest.
  • If you are at 0 hit points when the condition ends, you fall into a special version of Unconsciousness. You do not awaken upon being restored to a positive hit point total. Instead, this unconsciousness cannot be ended until your hit points are fully restored back to your maximum hit point total.
  • This is the ONLY way to remove this Unconscious state, short of a Wish or Miracle spell being cast upon you.