Stamina is used to fuel actions, and almost every action in LiF uses stamina. LiF also has double stamina bar; a large hard stamina (hStam) and a small soft stamina (sStam), which are linked. Every action uses sStam, and regeneration is facilitated by the hStam bar. After an action, the hStam bar will begin feeding the sStam bar until it is completely refilled. If the hStam bar drops to zero, sStam regeneration will cease completely. You won’t even be able to move, and must sit and begin resting.
A good way to imagine the Stamina bars is that you have a 1 liter cup (sStam), and a 50 liter water tank (hStam). You empty your cup (sStam is now zero), and then refill it from the water tank. You now have a full 1 liter cup again (sStam full), and your Water tank now has 49 liters(hStam). Those are the stamina refill mechanics. Actually using stamina, however, is more like the difference between a sprint and a marathon.
Your sStam bar is like sprinting, and your hStam bar is like a marathon. Sprinting around in heavy armor swinging a sword around will empty your sStam bar pretty fast. After a few seconds of rest you’ll be fine, but this pattern cannot be carried out for long. Your hStam bar will be emptied and you will be forced to rest, so stay aware of your surroundings and pace yourself accordingly.
- See also: Status bars.