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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.