Immunity to bludgeoning: does take damage from falling?

10 thoughts on “Immunity to bludgeoning: does take damage from falling?

  1. John says:

    That makes no sense. Falling damage is listed as bludgeoning damage, nothing states falling damage is magical, so if you are immune or resistant to non-magical bludgeoning damage it should work on the damage from a fall.

    • Adam Doyle says:

      the creature is immune to damage from non-magical bludgeoning weapons, the ground is not a non-magical bludgeoning weapon

  2. Matt says:

    I read it the same way, John. But the syntax often reads “; and bludgeoning, piercing and slashing from non-magical attacks.” That semi-colon makes all the difference, b/c those words then become modifiers for the word “attacks.” The fall isn’t your “attack” rather it is the result of a spell attack (in this case, a levitation spell).

  3. Dave says:

    The immunity is specifically to “bludgeoning damage from non-magical weapons”. The bludgeoning damage from a fall does not come from a non-magical weapon. To that end, bludgeoning damage that results from a spell–for instance Bigby’s Hand or Earthquake–would still deal damage to a target that is immune to any sort of weapon damage.

  4. Alex says:

    I had a character in a fight with a lycanthrope, without magical or silvered weapons. He had to grapple it and drop it off a cliff or something, except it was loke only 50ft. so he had start throwing it. around. yeah he lost, but it was funny.

  5. If`an arrow piercing it doesn’t do damage it is pretty inconsistent to allow a judo throw to do damage. If a 5 foot fall doesn’t affect it then a 50 foot fall shouldn’t either. If it fell 50 feel and landed on a magic weapon then yeah it would take lots of damage. a 10 foot pit with spikes is the same as a spear. It isn’t a character attacking the monster but the monster should still be immune to the non-magical attack.

  6. Fernando says:

    Falling damage isn’t a direct, point of the body hit. It’s a sudden deceleration that causes the actual damage, and that is not a blunt weapon, it’s gravity and the mass working against sudden disaceleratikn. I would say yes, damage is valid

    • Destiny Voltaire says:

      Barbarian Rage does not reference attacks or weapons, its just bludgeoning damage. The ground is not a weapon or an attack.

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