Temporary hit points are sometimes granted to characters from various sources. These hit points are added "on top of" the character's current hit points, meaning that damage is taken from these temporary points before being taken from the enduring hit points. Lost temporary hit points can not be recovered by any means (but new temporary hit points can still be acquired). When the time limit expires, any remaining temporary hit points are removed.
- If a temporary hit point effect is linked to other effects, the other effects will expire when (if) the temporary hit points are consumed by damage. Thus, such links are usually best avoided.