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Near Death Experience Near Death Experience
When receiving fatal damage, the Monk does not die, but is instead healed to 35% of maximum Life and refills Spirit to 35% (unless already having more). For 2 seconds, the Monk is also immune to all forms of control impairing effects.

Once triggered, this effect cannot occur again for 60 seconds.

"We do not see what has been done, we only see what remains to be done." — Mantra of the Monks of Ivgorod

Near Death Experience is a Monk passive skill, unlocked at level 58.


Cooldown reduction does not affect the recharge period of this skill, but dying removes the debuff properly.

For obvious reasons, this skill is considered mandatory for Hardcore Monks.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • This skill's name and artwork are possible references to Sokushinbutsu, a practice of Buddhist monks observing asceticism to the point of death and entering mummification while alive.

Primary Skills
Fists of ThunderDeadly ReachCrippling WaveWay of the Hundred Fists
Secondary Skills
Lashing Tail KickTempest RushWave of Light
Defensive Skills
Blinding FlashBreath of HeavenSerenityInner Sanctuary
Dashing StrikeExploding PalmSweeping Wind
Cyclone StrikeSeven-Sided StrikeMystic AllyEpiphany
Mantra of SalvationMantra of RetributionMantra of HealingMantra of Conviction
Passive Skills
ResolveFleet FootedExalted SoulTranscendenceChant of ResonanceSeize the Initiative
The Guardian's PathSixth SenseDeterminationRelentless AssaultBeacon of YtarAlacrity
HarmonyCombination StrikeNear Death ExperienceUnityMomentumMythic Rhythm
Guiding LightMantra of EvasionOne with EverythingPacificismProvocation
Impenetrable DefenseRadiant Visage