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This page is about monster aura. For degeneration in general, see damage over time.
Degeneration Aura
Degeneration Aura status icon.png
Enemies take Chaos Damage over time
Degeneration Aura
Degeneration Aura (physical damage) status icon.png
Enemies take Physical Damage over time
Degeneration Aura
Enemies take Lightning Damage over time

Oozeback Bloom and its Degeneration Aura effect

Degeneration Aura is a monster aura that deals chaos damage over time to nearby enemies. It can be found on monsters with the mod Enemies take Chaos Damage over time that displayed under their nameplate, or monster that use the skill ChaosDegenAura (it will not display in the nameplate). Monster with any one variant, will have a visual aura-effect under it.

The Degeneration aura also has physical damage and lightning damage variants, but they are more rarely found.



  • Any monster that use the skill ChaosDegenAura (Deals 1.3 Base Chaos Damage per second), for example:
    • Shaggy Monstrosity (can be a raised spectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost: (15-28) Mana
      Cast Time: 0.85 sec
      Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions deal 1% increased Melee Damage
      1% increased Minion Maximum Life
      Minions have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdMinions are Created with maximum Frenzy Charges
      Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
      55% more Minion Movement Speed
      Minion Movement Speed is Capped
      Raised Spectres are Level (28-72)
      Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
      Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Raise Spectre skill icon.png
    • Kalria, The Risen (a Warband member and the second form of Kalria, The Fallen)
    • Unthinking (prophecy monster)
  • In legacy Tora's mission, monster with modifier MonsterAuraEnemyLifeDegenDexMission (4% of Maximum Life taken per second as Chaos Damage)


Tormented Charlatan


The laser beam of the The Eradicator applies a debuff known as "Degeneration Aura"

Note that Scientist's Beam, Piety Beam and Lightning Beam also use the same graphic, but different names and in-game descriptions.

See also

There are other monster auras that also deal damage over time:

The following active skill grant chaos damage over time aura:

Version history

Version Changes
  • Rare degeneration bears that generate with an aura from a mod now cast their degeneration aura properly as well.
  • The monster life degeneration aura now shows on affected targets.