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A buff is a temporary status effect that provides a beneficial boost to a player's Guardian. A debuff has the opposite effect.
List of BuffsEdit
|Armor of Light||Enter a Defender Titan's Ward of Dawn that has the Armor of Light upgrade.||Increases damage resistance while inside Ward of Dawn.||Duration of stay within Ward of Dawn|
|Blessing of Light||Pass through a Defender Titan's Ward of Dawn that has the Blessing of Light upgrade.||Gain an additional shield.||10 seconds (15 if Titan is wearing The Glasshouse)|
|Boundless Light||Only available during subclass quest||Super ability charges nearly instantly after use||Length of mission|
|Weapons of Light||Pass through a Defender Titan's Ward of Dawn that has the Weapons of Light upgrade.||Increases weapon damage by 25%.||10 seconds (15 if Titan is wearing The Glasshouse)|
|Radiant Light||Complete the Weekly Nightfall Strike.||Increases all XP and most Reputation gains by 25%.||Remaining time until Weekly Reset|
|Tempering||Purchase from Lord Saladin for one Mote of Light.||Increases Iron Banner reputation gains.||12 hours|
|Time's Vengeance||In Vault of Glass, destroy all Oracles after Atheon, Time's Conflux opens the timestream.||Significantly increases damage dealt to Atheon.||30 seconds|
|Angel of Light||Aim your weapon in the air with the Sunsinger perk Angel of Light activated.||Hover in the air while aiming.||Until touchdown|
|Chalice of Light||Obtain the Chalice from the centre of the pit or from another Guardian.||Enables health regeneration during Crota encounter in Crota's End.||Until raid is completed|
|Immune||Have the Devouring Essence debuff taken from you while fighting Skolas in Skolas's Revenge.||Unable to take the Devouring Essence from another Guardian.||40 seconds|
|Jailbreaker||Killed the Eye of Qodron during the last round of The Forever Eater.||Greatly increased damage to detention bubbles.||30 seconds|
|Ether Key||Defeated the boss of a Prowling Wolves event.||Provides one opportunity to open a nearby Ether Chest.||1 minute 30 seconds|
|Brand of Immortality||Steal the Brand from the Vessel of Oryx or the Sisters in King's Fall raid.||Makes anyone inside its aura invincible.||Until the Hymn of Weaving or Dirge of Unravelling is complete or the Light Bombs are detonated.|
|Empowered||Selected three at random during the second Aksis encounter in Wrath of the Machine.||Allows one to stun Aksis or supercharge Guardians from Servitor plates.||Until the empowerment is discharged on Aksis' back or on a plate, when empowerment shifts to another Guardian, or when a Guardian fails to stun Aksis.|
List of DebuffsEdit
|A Dark Burden||Encounter Sardon, Fist of Crota in Fist of Crota.||Disables double-jump abilities and damages the affected Guardian if they are at a significantly higher elevation than Sardon.||Until Sardon is killed|
|Bane of the Swordless||At the Bridge encounter in Crota's End, attempt to cross the bridge without a sword.||Immediately kills the Guardian.||Instantaneous|
|Crota's Presence||In Crota's End, summon Crota.||Disables automatic health regeneration for everyone in the fireteam.||Until raid is completed.|
|Curse of the Aegis||In Vault of Glass, a fireteam member dropped the Aegis.||Kills everyone in the fireteam if the Aegis is not picked up.||5 seconds|
|Detain||Selected at random by The Templar or Atheon.||Held stationary within an energy field.||Until bubble is destroyed|
|Gorgon's Gaze||In Vault of Glass, be detected by a Gorgon.||Kills everyone in the fireteam if the Gorgon is not killed first.||6 seconds|
|Marked for Negation||In the Templar encounters in Vault of Glass, step into a Fanatic's death pool or fail to kill an Oracle in time.||Kills the Guardian when The Templar casts Ritual of Negation.||Until cleansed with the Aegis or pool of light in Templar's Well|
|Marked by the Void||In Vault of Glass, enter a timestream portal while an Aegis is available.||Vision becomes gradually obscured.||Until cleansed with the Aegis|
|Weight of Darkness||In the Abyss encounter in Crota's End, move away from a source of light.||Disables double-jump abilities and slows movement speed. Stacks up to ten times.||Until cleansed with pillar of light or abyss encounter completed|
|Exited a detainment bubble in the Vault of Glass without destroying it.||Kills the Guardian.||Under 5 seconds|
|Lost In Time||In the Atheon and Gatekeeper encounters, everyone not inside a Vex Timegate dies.||Kills all Guardians within the portal.||5 seconds|
|Prophecy Of Doom||In the Atheon encounter, fail to kill an Oracle within a Timegate.||Kills all Guardians inside the portal.||5 seconds|
|Oracle's Cry||In the story mission "Wolves' Gambit," fail to kill an Oracle within 10 seconds of it appearing.||Immediately kills all Guardians.||Instantaneous|
|Devouring Essence||Selected at random by Skolas in the Prison of Elders.||Kills target if not taken away by another Guardian.||30 seconds|
|The Floor is Lava!||
Investigate the scrap pile on the observation catwalk above the landing strip in the Tower Plaza (marked "Don't Pick Me Up").
In 5 seconds, damages the Guardian if they are in contact with the floor. Fences and objects do not count.
If the Guardian spends too long without moving (approximately 55 seconds), they are damaged very quickly.
Until Guardian dies.