On the wiki, damage is sometimes referred to as "DMG" or "dmg".
Creatures can have resistances to types of damage, to some also immunities. Technically, a resistance of 100% is not the same as an immunity. If a resistance exceeds one hundred percent, the creature will get hit points restored when exposed to the specific type of damage. Resistances can also have negative values, making creatures vulnerable to that type of damage.
- Main article: Physical damage
- crushing damage – in most cases dealt by blunt and spiked weapons;
- slashing damage – large swords and axes are common slashing weapons;
- piercing damage – small swords, spears and halberds do pierce, the latter may slash as well;
- missile damage – dealt by all ranged weapons, including throwing variants of axes, daggers and hammers; missile damage is considered piercing damage.
- Main article: Elemental damage
- acid – connected to the Elemental Plane of Earth;
- cold – connected to the Elemental Plane of Water;
- electricity – connected to the Elemental Plane of Air;
- fire – connected to the Elemental Plane of Fire.
- Main article: Magical damage
Some spells, such as a Magic Missile, deal magical damage, which only* can be avoided by a creature's magic resistance or a specific "magic/magical damage resistance," granted by some items. Often, it is not distinguished between these two resistances.In theory, there are two forms of fire and cold damage: the elemental variants and magical fire and cold damage. A creature may have specific resistances to these, too, as well as some items or spells may give them. In fact, these two types of damage aren't caused by any weapon, spell, trap or anything else in the Baldur's Gate series, regardless edition.
- Main article: Poison damage
Poison damage is a specific type of damage, caused by poison and in most cases applied multiple as an over time effect. Often a saving throw can counter this, and it can be cured by spells or potions. A specific resistance can only be gained via items. Certain creatures have a natural resistance or even immunity to poison.
- Main article: Stunning damage
Stunning damage isn't used in the Baldur's Gate series.