Status effects are temporary effects that can be applied to a Troop during battle.
Status effects are temporary effects that are applied to ally or enemy Troops during battle. They can be positive (provide a benefit to ally Troops) or negative (harm or hinder the enemy). For a full list of status effects and the Traits that make Troops immune to them see this article.
Cleansing status effects
Most negative effects are removed or 'cleansed' after a few turns. Each turn there is a 10% chance for the effect to recover which gradually increases with a new turn, going to 20%, 30% and so on. Status effects can be prevented by some Troop Traits such as "Flying" which prevents the effect Entangled. Other effects can be cleansed by Spells such as Mercy's Spell Divine Grace which will "cleanse all allies" of negative status effects.
Positive and negative status effects
Most status effects available are negative. Negative or debuff effects are typically described as giving or dealing damage in Spells. Positive effects will generally denote the specific buff being applied, such as "gain Barrier" on Alastair.
As of December 2019, new status effects added to the game will be referred to as grant for applying positive status effects and inflict for applying negative effects.