Statuses in Destiny 2.

Statuses are ongoing effects like Damage over Time (DoTs), Buffs, and Debuffs. Damage over Time is a continuous Damage effect on the Guardian. This can be triggered from weapon hits or while in something that will have short lived effect after the Guardian leaves an area. A Buff is a beneficial effect which is aiding the Guardian. This can be improving their Mobility, Recovery, Resilience, Reload speed etc. A Debuff is a detrimental effect that slows the Guardian or impedes their natural abilities.