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Different Types of Damage Crushing Piercing etc,

megaman12megaman12 Member Posts: 27
Does more damage to certain enemies. Is this right?


  • Allanon81Allanon81 Member Posts: 227
    @megaman12 Yes and a gives better to hit.

  • megaman12megaman12 Member Posts: 27
    What types of enemies and which type of damage would that be?

  • PokotaPokota Member Posts: 816
    There are four weapon damage types: Slashing, Piercing, Crushing, and Missile (all ranged attacks, including sling bullets, are Missile)

    First: against humanoid enemies it's usually relative to the armor they're wearing. The damage won't be inherently better but the hit rates will be. But unless you can tell at a glance whether someone's wearing chainmail or scale mail, it's not going to make a difference. With that said, you can exploit this at times - potions of absorption provide 100% Crushing resistance in addition to 100% Lightning resistance. It's less useful than it sounds since crushing damage is rare within the context of BG1, but still more useful than you'd expect.

    Against monstrous enemies, though, it's a different story: certain creature classes have innate damage reduction and even immunities to types of damage. The most frustrating one is skeletal undead taking half damage from Missile (and then abusing the hell out of that by primarily attacking from range). Pay attention to what the Combat Log says!

  • ShadowBlazeShadowBlaze Member Posts: 39
    edited July 11
    As said in previous comment, there are 4 types of physical damage. Crushing enemies are very rare, while Missile and Slashing are very common, from the point of defense. Armor Bonus for crushing is also very rare and I don't think there is any protection available apart from a Girdle and a potion of Absorption in BG1.

    In terms of offense, again Crushing is the best, because most enemies don't have defensive bonuses against it, and some enemies are either immune or resistant to non-crushing attacks (Skeletons etc)

    You also get very good crushing weapons very early in the game, and they continue to be viable till the end of ToB.

    Post edited by ShadowBlaze on
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