Armor Mastery (Ex): At 19th level, a fighter gains Damage Reduction 5/— whenever he is wearing armor or using a shield.

What overcomes this Damage Reduction? Nothing?

playing Pathfinder


Nothing overcomes this Damage Reduction (besides things that completely ignore DR, like energy damage). That's what the dash means.


The numerical part of a creature's damage reduction (or DR) is the amount of damage the creature ignores from normal attacks. Usually, a certain type of weapon can overcome this reduction (see Overcoming DR). This information is separated from the damage reduction number by a slash. For example, DR 5/magic means that a creature takes 5 less points of damage from all weapons that are not magic. If a dash follows the slash, then the damage reduction is effective against any attack that does not ignore damage reduction.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Now I'm trying to figure out why this had a downvote. \$\endgroup\$ – user17995 Jul 3 '16 at 23:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ @TuggyNE I answered before the asker clarified the system they were playing - if I wasn't 100% sure it was Pathfinder, I'd have waited, but... well, it's a system that uses the DR 5/- format where Fighters get Armor Mastery at level 19. If that describes more than one system, I'll print and eat my answer with a little teriyaki sauce. \$\endgroup\$ – gatherer818 Jul 3 '16 at 23:31

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