Official VFX Sketch #25: Status Effect

(Banner background VFX from @Limeslushie Oskar Larsson)

The Status Effect Challenge:

Create an effect that conveys a status effect on a character, choose from one of the following

  • Heal: A heal effect that regenerates HP over time.
  • Dot: An effect that does damage over time to the player.
  • Root: Effect roots player in position, making them unable to move for a few seconds.
  • Slow: Effect that causes a player’s movement speed to be slowed.
    You must pick which status effect you are going to create before starting and make sure it is mentioned in your thread’s title.

Submitting: Create a new topic in the “Events > 25 - Status Effect" category with your name, sketch number and the status effect you chose (Like this : “Nibe tsu: Sketch #25 Heal” ), and post your updates to this while the event is running.

When you are finished, edit your first post so it holds the final effect in the form of Youtube/Vimeo Video or High-Quality GIFs.


  • Always cite your sources! Is your work based on that of someone else, let us know. Show your references.
  • All entries must be made during this running period
  • Do feel free to use any tool, system or workflow that pre-existed. Although we encourage experimentation.

July 4rd → July 30th

Scoring and Winning:
We will have some of our very own vfx wizards to judge your work.
These judges will select a favorite and runner up.
Judging criteria includes:

  • Effect clearly conveys chosen status effect.
  • You showed progress at regular intervals.
  • Work is technically and artistically well-exectuted.
  • Followed challenge rules.

Favorite : Will recieve a golden badge and avatar icon.
Runner up : Will recieve a silver badge and avatar icon.
All Participants : Will recieve a participations badge.


If you have any questions, Feel free to ask them down below!

Good luck, have fun! :fire:


Is it cool if we combine two of those statuses? :open_mouth:

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Only if you make a heal / DOT effect! :joy:


I’m thinking about participating in this sketch as well!
I’ve made a healing effect before that I’ll be posting just as a reference,in the hopes of it inspiring some peeps.
But I’m aiming to do something new


Beautiful :sparkles:

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Also here’s a small conference talking about what color is slow moderated by Sarah Grissom
It should be helpful for people who want to do slow effects, and it’s good info in general!


seems like it tries to finish someone ) dynamics :+1::+1:

Welcome to the homestretch, If you still want to join, or your working on something, keep in mind you only have until the 30th of July this month, so only 6 more days.

Please also check that your final submission is in your first post, also make sure to show your work in progress :smiley: