- This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Status Effects
There are a number of effects in DayZ that can negatively impact the player, some of which significantly increases the danger towards the player and may result in death if said play is not able to remedy the situation quickly. Many of these are related to Player Stats.
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|Symptoms|| When water is below 2000, the Survivor will see one of the following messages: "I feel tired", "I feel run-down", "I feel worn-out", "I feel like taking a nap", "My mouth feels dry", "I feel thirsty", "I'm thirsty", "I need a drink", "I feel like having a drink", "I want to drink something". Some of these messages are the same ones seen when the player is Hungry.
When water falls below 1000, the Survivor begins to dehydrate, he will see one of the following messages: "My mouth feels dry", "My head pounds", "My head throbs", "My head hurts", "I feel dizzy", "I feel light-headed", "I feel faint", "I feel unsteady", "I feel exhausted", "I feel extremely tired", "I feel thirsty", "I'm thirsty", "I need a drink", "I feel like having a drink", "I want to drink something"
When water falls to 0, the Survivor will see the message "I'm dying of dehydration" and loses 5 health/s and 1% blood/s.
|Treatment|| Consume Drinks. Some other Consumables can also affect Water.
Be careful not to eat or drink too much or you may end up Sick.
|Symptoms|| When energy is below 600, the Survivor will see one of the following messages: "I feel tired", "I feel run-down", "I feel worn-out", "I feel like taking a nap", "My stomach grumbles", "I'm feeling hungry", "I want to eat something", "I feel hungry". Some of these messages are the same ones seen when the player is Thirsty.
When energy is below 300, the Survivor begins to starve, and he will see one of the following messages: "I'm extremely hungry", "My stomach grumbled violently", "I'm starving","I feel exhausted", "I feel extremely tired", "My head pounds", "My head throbs", "My head hurts", "I feel dizzy", "I feel light-headed", "I feel faint", "I feel unsteady", "My stomach grumbles", "I'm feeling hungry", "I want to eat something", "I feel hungry"
When energy falls below 100, the Survivor will see the message "I'm dying of starvation" and begins to lose 1 health/s and 0.5% blood/s
|Treatment|| Eat Food. Some other Consumables can also affect Energy.
Be careful not to drink or eat too much or you may end up Sick.
|Symptoms|| Can be caused by several different conditions. And is possible to have several sickness effects stacked on top of each other.
Over eating - Vomiting
Light Food Poisoning - Strange taste in mouth messages. "I'm feeling nauseous" in WHITE text. Blood loss and increased water loss.
Medium Food Poisoning - Strange taste in mouth messages. "I'm feeling nauseous" in RED text. Blood loss and increased water loss. Vomiting
Chemical Poisoning - Strange taste in mouth messages. "I'm feeling nauseous" in RED text. Rapid blood and health loss. Greatly increased water loss. Repeated vomiting.
Blood Type Incompatibility - Death
|Causes|| Over eating - Eating too much food.
Light Food poisoning - 50% chance from eating rotten fruit or 75% from drinking Alcohol Tincture.
Medium Food Poisoning - 5% chance from eating rotten fruit or 20% chance from Alcohol Tincture
Chemical Poisoning - 100% chance from consuming Disinfectant Spray
Blood Type Incompatibility - Having incompatible blood transfused into you.
|Treatment|| Over eating - Stop eating food for a few minutes. Until the vomiting passes. Roughly 30 min should be enough.
Food Poisoning - Consume Charcoal tablets. The sickness status will remain for a few minutes, but the food poisoning effects will cease.
Chemical Poisoning - No way to cure. Only way to survive, is to endure it. Being in healthy status and consuming water regularly, should allow you to toughen it out. If you're not in healthy status, then this will most likely lead to death.
Blood Type Incompatibility - No treatment possible. Be sure to always test each other’s blood, before transfusing blood.
|Symptoms||Blood will spurt out of the player, which can be seen by other survivors and the player themselves in third person. The screen color will slowly fade to gray (starting from the maximum of 5000 blood, and a minimum of 500 before the player falls unconscious.) as the amount of blood decreases.|
|Causes||Bleeding can occur after:|
|Treatment|| This condition is cured with a Bandage. A bandage can be used on yourself or on other players using the action menu. It is recommended that you have at least two bandages in your inventory at all times.
Bleeding will sometimes stop on its own, without the need for a bandage. If you continue to bleed, it will not stop until you reach 2000 blood or apply a bandage. Gain "healthy/healing" status by eating and drinking enough food to regain your blood levels.
|Symptoms||Attaining a shock value higher than your current blood will cause unconsciousness. If the player logs out with this status, the next time they log in they will respawn.|
|Causes||Shock is the status effect a player will receive after being shot at by another player or damaging themselves somehow. On very rare occassions, being hit or even being near a zombie can get the player a shock status.|
|Treatment||This status will last from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and is only curable with an Epi-pen.|
|Symptoms||Pain is accompanied by excessive screen shaking which makes aiming very difficult. Currently, shaking is only seen while in first person view. In third person view the screen will not shake, however the crosshairs and aiming are still affected. The player will also groan every few seconds.|
|Causes||Pain is caused when the player takes damage, it has a chance to proc on any type of damage including falling, Zombie hits, or gun shot wounds.|
|Treatment||Pain is cured by Painkillers|
 Broken Bones
|Symptoms|| How to see if you have Broken Bones:
|Causes|| Causes of Broken Bones:.
|Treatment||Morphine Auto-Injectors are used to heal broken bones (instant after use) And using Splints. As of Feb 5, 2014 going to the main menu and coming back to cured bones has been patched and will no longer work.|
|Symptoms||A black screen with the words "You are unconscious," and the inability to see, hear, or move.|
|Causes||Causes of being Unconscious:|
|Treatment||An Epi-Pen or Defibrillator will fix this condition instantly, although defibrillators require a Battery to operate. However, if the player has low blood they may head straight back into unconsciousness. It is therefore advised to bandage and fix all other conditions before the player is treated. Remember that both treatments have to be used by another survivor, you cannot give yourself consciousness.|
|Symptoms||Character will shake from coldness (not as shaky as Pain.)|
|Causes|| Causes of Cold:
|Treatment|| Treatments for a Cold:
Any one will work - you do not have to do all to relieve your cold.