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The D&D Wiki indicates some animals have a negative modifier to their damage such that they can never do positive damage. In this case it's 1d2-5. How should this be interpreted?

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D&D Wiki is a terrible source; they frequently mislabel homebrew as official and vice-versa, copyright infringement is rampant on the site, and there is absolutely no quality control of any kind, leaving a lot of the homebrew material on the site very poorly done. For official rules, I recommend d20srd.org; for homebrew, I recommend the Giant in the Playground forums or Brilliant Gameologists/Min Max Boards. –  KRyan Apr 6 '13 at 5:03
    
@KRyan SRD stats are the same: 1d2-5, leaving the question the same. –  Nathaniel Ford Apr 6 '13 at 5:39
    
Yes, I'm just saying in general. If there was a problem with the question itself I would have suggested particular changes, or edited it myself if it was clear what you meant. There wasn't, I just try to recommend that people avoid that site. There are some diamonds in the rough, I'm told, but I've never found one and there's a lot of rough. –  KRyan Apr 6 '13 at 5:46

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It means they do 1 point of damage on a hit, unless you're crazy enough to buff away the negative modifier.

D&D Wiki SRD

Minimum Damage

If penalties reduce the damage result to less than 1, a hit still deals 1 point of damage.

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Slightly more reliable link to the SRD: either this or this This is also covered in the section on how to read monster entries. –  starwed Apr 6 '13 at 4:31
    
I went with D&D Wiki because that's what he used in the question. –  okeefe Apr 6 '13 at 4:45

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