Certain actions in Arms of Telos will result in the player taking "soft damage". This type of damage is represented by the flashing red portion of your health bar. Reaching 0 hp via soft damage will not end your current life.
Soft damage will naturally heal over time as long as you are not damaged by an opponent. If you receive damage from an opponent while your health bar is still recovering, you will take regular damage from the attack and soft damage is made permanent.
At time of writing, healing does not affect soft damage recovery.
Sources of Soft Damage
Below is a list of soft damage sources:
- Self-damage (RL, TB detonation)
- Eye of Jupiter's lightning shot (deals additional soft damage to the opponent)