This guide covers the various Recovery Mechanics of Torchlight Infinite. These mechanics allow you to recover your Life, Mana, or Energy Shield, and can be enhanced with a wide variety of modifiers.
- Life Regain and Shield Regain lets you recover a percentage of your missing Life or Energy Shield on hit, with a cooldown.
- Restore is a blanket term for many different ways to instantly recover some of your Life, Mana, or Energy Shield.
- Regeneration lets you passively recover Life or Mana over time, and can be multiplied with Regeneration Speed.
- Restoration Skills let you recover a lot of Life or Mana over a short time, but they require manual activation.
Learning how to adapt Torchlight Infinite's Recovery Mechanics is an essential prerequisite for surviving the brutal endgame, since almost all builds utilize at least one of these mechanics.
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Regain is a Recovery mechanic that allows you to restore a percentage of missing Life or Energy Shield on hit. Regain's effect has a base cooldown of 0.5 seconds, only shortened by reducing Regain Interval. The percentage of missing Life or Energy Shield restored is based on your Life Regain and Shield Regain stat, leading to maximized efficiency when close to death. Regain is an invaluable survivability tool for a multitude of builds. Though, needing to deal damage in order to heal leaves you vulnerable to Damage over Time, and bosses with immunity phases. Note: having 100% Life Regain or Shield Regain allows for a full restoration every time.
Regain enhancing modifiers come from Equipment and many Talent Trees, some more than others. Notably, God of Might's Onslaughter specializes in Life Regain, Goddess of Knowledge's Magister specializes in Shield Regain, and Goddess of Hunting's Druid has total mastery over both.
Regain's potency is reliant on how much of it you have, and its practicality is based upon how short the interval is. The 6 Gods provide; Medium Talent, Medium Talent, Medium Talent, and Medium Talent these are some examples of what you should leverage from the Talent Trees when building into Life Regain or Shield Regain.
Regain centric builds should consider investing into Doubled Life Regain or Shield Regain. Sourced from Life Path, Inner Side, and Ardour, this enhancement doubles your Regain stat - though note that Doubled Regain cannot stack with itself. Similar in strength is the extremely powerful Druid Medium Talent, which grants 1% additional Life Regain per every 1% missing Energy Shield, and vice versa. This Talent stacks with Doubled Regain, allowing Low Life and minimal Energy Shield builds to have Quadrupled Regain.
The Rebirth Major Talent in Goddess of Hunting's Druid tree dramatically reworks your Life Regain and Shield Regain. When Regaining, half of however much Life or Energy Shield you would have restored is instead converted into Restoration over time, similar to a Restoration Skill with Residues. Note: this unique Restoration effect is unmodifiable.
Restore is a catch-all Recovery mechanic, many varieties exist with different activation conditions. They only have one thing in common, they all instantly recover some amount of your Life, Energy Shield, or Mana. With that in mind, Life Regain and Shield Regain are technically Restore mechanics. Sources of Restore can be build defining, inconsequential, or anywhere in between.
Restore enhancing modifiers do not exist. Instead, many different forms of Restore for Life, Mana, and Energy Shield come from the Talent Trees and Equipment especially.
Many Talents and Equipment can restore a flat amount of Life or Mana with minimal effort. Though the former is uncommon and never particularly useful in the endgame, the latter appears in many Talent Trees; Medium Talent, Medium Talent, and Medium Talent come to mind. These Talents fit the Mana Generation needs of many builds.
Other forms of Restore serve to recover a percentage of your missing Life, Mana, or Energy Shield. Beyond Regain, other sources of this with notoriety include Medium Talent, Medium Talent, Medium Talent, and The Coward's Choice.
Most sources of Restore allow you to recover a percentage of your maximum Life, Mana or Energy Shield. Many of these can be potentially build defining, others are merely nice to have. Stability pairs well with Regain, though this talent isn't particularly potent in a vacuum. However, Embrace of Eternal Sleep and Long Night Sorcerer's Wristband's implicit can be irreplaceable.
Regeneration is a reliable Recovery mechanic that allows you to passively recover Life or Mana over time. The speed of Regeneration is dependent on the amount of Life/Mana Regeneration per second you have, multiplied with Regeneration Speed modifiers. Regeneration's ease of use is unrivaled, though often weaker than other Recovery options without a great deal of investment.
Regeneration enhancing modifiers come from Equipment and many Talent Trees, especially God of Machine's Alchemist.
Sources of Regeneration are plentiful within the Talent Trees and Equipment. Modifiers include: Medium Talent, Medium Talent, and Crafted Equipment with Vigor Ember affixes.
Regeneration Speed modifiers are an essential component for any build wishing to rely on Regeneration, able to multiply the power of all of your Regeneration sources. While they can be sourced from Equipment, the most powerful of these modifiers are Major Talents. Notably; Cultivation, Survival Will, and Contingency should be considered when making a build with Regeneration.
The Active Superflux Major Talent in God of Machine's Alchemist Talent tree and the Enchanted Spring Stone Legendary Amulet allow your Life Regeneration needs to be supplemented or replaced by Mana Regeneration. Potent Mana Regeneration is often far more accessible than that of Life, so this modifier can be built around to yield highly regenerative results. Note: though applying to life, this unique Regeneration effect is not considered Life Regeneration and cannot be enhanced with Life Regeneration Speed modifiers.
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Restoration Skills are a potent Recovery mechanic, able to regenerate a finite amount of Life or Mana over time. Modifiers that apply to other Recovery mechanics do not affect Restoration Skills. Instead, modifiers that increase Restoration Effect increase the amount of Life or Mana restored, and decreasing Restoration Duration leads to faster Restoration over time. Normally, the Skill's effect ends after reaching maximum Life or Mana. Though powerful, Restoration Skills requiring manual use leads to poor quality of life.
Restoration Skills like Compound Potion and Resurrection Warcry have a reducible cooldown. Other Restoration Skills like Compound Source and Bloodthirst Recovery start with multiple charges but refreshing them requires killing enemies. The majority of a Restoration Skill's potential power comes from raising the Skill's level and using Support Skills. Other modifiers come from God of Machine's Alchemist and Steel Vanguard Talent Trees, and some Legendary Equipment.
Restoration Skill Enhancements
Though scarce, external enhancements to Restoration Skills are primarily found within God of Machine's Steel Vanguard and Alchemist trees. Notable Talents include Medium Talent, Medium Talent, and Panacea. Additionally, the availability of cooldown-based Restoration Skills can be improved with cooldown modifiers, like Cooldown Reduction Support. Increasing the Skill's maximum charges with Fire Lord's Promise, Lion's Roars, or Warlock's Medium Talent also assists with Restoration Skill availability.
Modifiers that rework Restoration Skill functionality can drastically improve their reliability and efficiency, these are extremely important for many builds. Use Residues Support or the Steel Vanguard Panacea Major Talent to prevent the Skill from deactivating early, ensuring that it's Restoration can only be wasted while your Life or Mana is full. Though having a harsh Restoration Effect penalty, use Instant restoration to bypass the Skill's Restoration Duration for reliable on-command recovery of Life or Mana.
Here are the most important things you need to know about Regain, Restore, and Regeneration in Torchlight Infinite:
- Recovery Mechanics let you recover your missing Life, Mana, or Energy Shield.
- Almost all builds utilize at least one of these mechanics.
- Regain restores a percentage of missing Life or Energy Shield on hit, but has a cooldown.
- Restore is a blanket term for many disconnected and unmodifiable ways to recover your Life, Mana, or Energy Shield.
- Regeneration grants passive recovery of Life or Mana over time, multiplied with Regeneration Speed.
- Restoration Skills recover a large amount of Life or Mana over time but requires manual use.
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