Piercing/slashing damage is a physical damage type caused by weapons that can be used either to impale or to slice an opponent, depending on how the weapon is wielded. This is a dual-damage type, which is affected by the lower of piercing immunity and slashing immunity, and by the lower of piercing resistance and slashing resistance. In contrast, an attack with a weapon of this damage type is affected by the higher of "AC vs. piercing" and "AC vs. slashing".
Examples of weapons that cause this type of damage include
- Prior to version 1.69, the higher of piercing resistance and slashing resistance affected the damage, not the lower one.
- Prior to version 1.66, the higher of piercing immunity and slashing immunity affected the damage, not the lower one.