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damage over time

Abbreviated as DOT, in video and computer games, damage over time means the damage on a human or computer player character that is distributed over a period of time, usually until the character obtains help or a cure in the game level. For example, in many games, poison damage or spells can be a type of DOT. The player will see the continuing effects of the DOT by viewing their health level in the HUD.

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