**Damage** has two categories: Basic Damage and Penetrating Damage. The former is used to determine Knockback and the latter is used to determine Injury.

## Damage Roll[edit | edit source]

"A negative modifier can’t reduce damage below 0 if the attack does crushing damage, or below 1 if it does any other type of damage." ^{[1]}

## Damage Types Based on Attack[edit | edit source]

- Affliction (aff): covers any attack that causes an effect other than injury (see Innate Attack) or physical restraint (see Binding)
- Burning Attack (burn): fire damage, and more rarely,
*ice*damage (without incendiary (inc) effect). If you're wondering if things catch fire, see*Making Things Burn* - Corrosion Attack (cor): Acid and alkaline effects, capable of reducing DR over time.
- Crushing Attack (cr):
- Cutting Attack (cut):
- Fatigue Attack (fat):
- Impaling Attack (imp):
- Piercing Attack
- Small Piercing Attack (pi-); Normal Piercing Attack (pi); Large Piercing Attack (pi+); Huge Piercing Attack (pi++)

- Toxic Attack (tox): An attack that causes actual cellular damage,. Doesn't apply to most Unliving creatures, and in most cases is avoided with Resistance or Immunity to Metabolic Hazards.
- Special (spec.):

## Wounding Modifiers and Injury[edit | edit source]

Any damage that gets through DR is modified by type^{[2]}

- Small piercing (pi-): x0.5.
- Burning (burn), corrosion (cor), crushing (cr), fatigue (fat), piercing (pi), and toxic (tox): x1 (damage is unchanged).
- Cutting (cut) and large piercing (pi+): x1.5.
- Impaling (imp) and huge piercing (pi++): x2.

The damage after this multiplier determines the injury: the HP lost by the target. Round fractions down, but the minimum injury is 1 HP for any attack that penetrates DR at all. General description of each type of damage is provided under Innate Attack.

## Damage Modifiers[edit | edit source]

Damage Modifiers are a series of special enhancements and limitations on an attack. While they can be used for any attack form it is most common with Affliction as demonstrated by the utterly huge number of examples in the books.

- Radiation (rad): a damage modifier of either Burning (+25%) or Toxic {+100%) with its own special effects.

## Putting it together[edit | edit source]

Here a few examples of how all this comes together, Other examples are under the relevant main damage type.

**Particle Beam**(+300%): Burning Attack 2d+2 (Accurate +2, +10%; Armor Divisor (5), +150%; Increased 1/2D, x10, +15%; Increased Max, x2, +5%; Radiation (rad), +100%; Surge, +20%) [52]**Pestilence**(+1,560%): Fatigue Attack 1 point (Based on HT, +20%; Costs Fatigue, 6 FP, -30%; Cyclic, 1 hour, 72 cycles, Highly Contagious, +1,470%; Malediction 1, +100%; No Signature, +20%; Onset, 1 hour, -20%) [50]^{[3]}**Rain of Stones**(+100%): Crushing Attack 5d (Area Effect, 2 yards, +50%; Blockable, -5%; Bombardment, skill 10, -15%; Overhead, +30%; Persistent, +40%) [50]**Tranquilizer Dart**(-35%/+210%): Small Piercing Attack 1d (Accurate +1, +5%; Armor Divisor (0.2), -50%; Increased 1/2D, x5, +10%) [2] + Affliction 1 (HT; Follow-Up, Small Piercing Attack, +10%; Unconsciousness, +200%) [31] Total [33]

## Damage Tables[edit | edit source]

ST | Thrust | Swing |
---|---|---|

1 | 1d-6 | 1d-5 |

2 | 1d-6 | 1d-5 |

3 | 1d-5 | 1d-4 |

4 | 1d-5 | 1d-4 |

5 | 1d-4 | 1d-3 |

6 | 1d-4 | 1d-3 |

7 | 1d-3 | 1d-2 |

8 | 1d-3 | 1d-2 |

9 | 1d-2 | 1d-1 |

10 | 1d-2 | 1d |

11 | 1d-1 | 1d+1 |

12 | 1d-1 | 1d+2 |

13 | 1d | 2d-1 |

14 | 1d | 2d |

15 | 1d+1 | 2d+1 |

ST | Thrust | Swing |
---|---|---|

16 | 1d+1 | 2d+2 |

17 | 1d+2 | 3d-1 |

18 | 1d+2 | 3d |

19 | 2d-1 | 3d+1 |

20 | 2d-1 | 3d+2 |

21 | 2d | 4d-1 |

22 | 2d | 4d |

23 | 2d+1 | 4d+1 |

24 | 2d+1 | 4d+2 |

25 | 2d+2 | 5d-1 |

26 | 2d+2 | 5d |

27 | 3d-1 | 5d+1 |

28 | 3d-1 | 5d+1 |

29 | 3d | 5d+2 |

30 | 3d | 5d+2 |

ST | Thrust | Swing |
---|---|---|

31 | 3d+1 | 6d-1 |

32 | 3d+1 | 6d-1 |

33 | 3d+2 | 6d |

34 | 3d+2 | 6d |

35 | 4d-1 | 6d+1 |

36 | 4d-1 | 6d+1 |

37 | 4d | 6d+2 |

38 | 4d | 6d+2 |

39 | 4d+1 | 7d-1 |

40 | 4d+1 | 7d-1 |

45 | 5d | 7d+1 |

50 | 5d+2 | 8d-1 |

55 | 6d | 8d+1 |

60 | 7d-1 | 9d |

65 | 7d+1 | 9d+2 |

ST | Thrust | Swing |
---|---|---|

70 | 8d | 10d |

75 | 8d+2 | 10d+2 |

80 | 9d | 11d |

85 | 9d+2 | 11d+2 |

90 | 10d | 12d |

95 | 10d+2 | 12d+2 |

100 | 11d+2 | 13d |

105 | 12d | 13d+2 |

110 | 12d+2 | 14d |

115 | 13d | 14d+2 |

120 | 13d+2 | 15d |

125 | 14d | 15d+2 |

130 | 14d+2 | 16d |

145 | 15d | 16d+2 |

150 | 15d+2 | 17d |

## Damage Range[edit | edit source]

d=number of d6, M=multiplier, m=modifier

- Low end:
- average: 3.5
- High end: 6

## FAQ[edit | edit source]

"You take half *damage.* Damage is the roll before DR. "Half injury" would be after DR." http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/faq/FAQ4-5.html

## Forum posts[edit | edit source]

- Kromm http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=75800&postcount=22 on damage bonuses from different combat skills not stacking

## See also[edit | edit source]

## References[edit | edit source]

- ↑ B378
- ↑ B379
- ↑ GURPS Powers 143