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All of the Sorcerers features that allow the mechanic you describe say something along the lines of: Your arcane powers ignore any target's resistance to that damage type up to the value of your resistance. (Emphasis mine) So in your case, you would only ignore lightening resistance up to your lightening resistance amount. Untyped resistances would ...


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Resistances are explained in PBH 197. Resistance and vulnerablity is calculated and applied only once, so whether magical or not since the barbarian has resistance to slashing, they still gain resistance the slashing. If the barbarian was "vulnerable" to magic, then the question would be more interesting. In the end however, the vulnerablity and resistance ...


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In this particular case, the magicalness of the damage matters not. The Barbarian has resistance to piercing/slashing/bludgeoning damage regardless of whether or not it it's from a magical weapon. Thus they have resistance to the damage from Cloud of Daggers. However, if you did encounter someone who had resistance to slashing damage from non-magical ...



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