Most creatures in D&D 5e have specifics on what attacks or weapon damage types they are resistant to. For example:

Damage Resistances: Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing From Nonmagical Attacks

However, the description of the Flameskull entails resistance to piercing damange without the phrase "From Nonmagical Weapons/Attacks":

Damage Resistances: lightning, necrotic, piercing

Flameskull, Monster Manual, pg. 134

Wouldn't that mean the Flameskull is resistant to magical piercing damage as well as non-magical piercing damage?


It is resistant to all piercing

As you've noted in the flameskull, they are resistant to:

Lightning, Necrotic, Piercing

Because there is no qualifier for only piercing from a non-magical source, it is resistant to any piercing damage.

Better bludgeon or slash it. Just don't use cold, fire, or poison - it's completely immune to those.


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