Damage in Baldur's Gate 3 is caused by attacks meant to wound directly, by eating into a victim's Hit points total. It is the main way to kill a creature.
Inflicted for the most part by weapons, spells, traps or other abilities, it can be further divided into 10 main damage types independent from one another: Slashing, Crushing, Piercing, Missile, Fire, Cold, Electricity, Acid, Poison and Magic.
The first four types are regrouped under the notion of Physical damage due to their unique role. The next five are conceptually seen as Elemental damage, functionally identical to the last one, Magical damage.
Creatures can resist or be exceptionally vulnerable to one or several damage types.
Damage Type Information
Each Weapon has a damage type a is either Bludgeoning, Piercing or Slashing. This is something to be aware of because some Enemies have damage reductions to certain types of damage.
Other damage types include: Necrotic, ……
Notes & Tips
- Bludgeoning type damage can be used to break walls or other structures