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Damage types serve four purposes To identify what resistances reduce damage from that attack form To identify which vulnerabilities increase damage from that attack form To inspire creative narration of damage effects when appropriate and desired. To clue in certain folks about what kind of weapon is being used. Two of these (#1 and #2) are specified in ...


Damage types have no rules of their own, but other rules, such as damage resistance, rely on the types. (Basic Rules, Chapter 9, p.75) Damages type does not directly affect the damage you take. 3 cold damage and 3 fire damage are both 3 points of damage. Damage types, by themselves, do not have any additional game effect. Damages types most often ...

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