For questions about touch attacks and similar concepts in RPGs. Touch attacks are often used for actions that require merely touching a target, often ignoring the target's armor.

For questions about touch attacks and similar concepts in RPGs. Touch attacks are often used for actions that require merely touching a target, often ignoring the target's armor.

Touch attacks often:

  • Only require contact with the target, and are not concerned with targeting specifically-weak points

  • Consequently ignore some or all of a target's defenses, such as armor or a thick hide

  • May, or may not, require physical contact – some touch attacks are done at range

Importantly, touch attacks are defined by the defenses they ignore, not just the range at which they take place. A question about an effect at touch-range but that doesn't ignore any defenses because it is "just" touching would not be appropriate to include this tag on.

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