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Padre J Roulston
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3.5 rules question

I cannot for the life of me find this in my books...

What kind of damage does a bite attack do? Piercing?

And what would your opinion be about a creature with a claw attack using its claws as a dagger?

Posted on 2014-07-16 at 22:16:34.

Sibelius Eos Owm
A Midsummer Knight
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1376 Posts

I don't remember where

I remember being under the impression that somewhere I read once it did Bludgeoning AND Piercing AND Slashing all at once. I can't cite that for you, but it seems to make enough sense to me (crush bone, pierce and rend flesh) in at least most situations.

Posted on 2014-07-16 at 22:28:04.

Padre J Roulston
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I thought I read that somewhere once too. But it seems to me that it was for a dragon...

Thank you for the input though

Posted on 2014-07-16 at 22:32:09.

Sibelius Eos Owm
A Midsummer Knight
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Found my Monster Manual. In the glossary under 'Natural Weapons' (p312 in my copy) it lists the damage type of every natural weapon. Bite is B/P/S

Posted on 2014-07-16 at 22:33:48.

Padre J Roulston
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I was looking everywher but the glossary lol

Thank you

Posted on 2014-07-16 at 22:45:09.

Veteran Visitor
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Is this for your character?

Your fangs deal fang damage.

JK, they do all sorts of crazy s***, for my campaign anyway:

1.) Piercing: Rolls to confirm threats doubly function as grapple checks (Requires Improved Disarm or Improved Sunder)

2.) Slashing: Critical 19-20/x2 by default

3.) Bludgeoning: Standard.

Posted on 2014-07-17 at 02:59:27.

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