In video gaming, Enrage is a mechanic usually reserved for boss fights, especially in MMOs, where developers use it to create a sense of urgency to the combat situation at hand. The mechanics are usually separated into soft enrages and hard enrages.

Enrage is usually a time-triggered mechanic, and any of the following effects could be applied to the boss:

  • Cooldown time of abilities and/or spells reduced or removed entirely.
  • Damage dealt is significantly increased.
  • Resistance to magic and/or physical attacks may be increased.

Enrage may also refer to a status where the player is granted extra attacking power and/or speed, often with drawbacks.