Magical damage

This has got to be the most simple question to answer once you know it:

Is direct magical damaged soaked? Barring parma, form bonus, ect. Human takes +20 damage from spell, do they roll to soak?

This seems as though it would have been answered in the core book, but I simply do not see it. I just don't and I am even crossing my eyes to see if if it hidden in the text somehow.

I have poor research skills.

AM5, P.178, "Wounds"

I think this pretty clearly say that any damage, no matter the source, is soaked.

Page 181, under "Injuries". "These rules are also used for calculating damage inflicted by spells."

TL;DR: Damage Bonus + Stress Die vs. Soak Total + Stress Die.

They actually have a better (potentially) soak against magic than against other sources of injury. The bad news is that magic damage is pretty reliable, it almost always hits without having to roll for targetting and is usually pretty high. But then again magic damage is also rolled as a stress roll, so that means it could botch (meaning 0 damage).

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Bind her Ghost as a spirit familiar.

Did you intend for this post to go into the Bonding a Warder thread?

Perdo Corpus is Soaked, but ignores armour. So, essentially, your Soak = Stamina.

Pharmacopean bonuses and MuCo effects would also apply in almost all cases.

It depends on the PeCo effect. If the effect is "inflict a heavy wound", and it is not resisted by some form of magical resistance (like Parma Magica e.g.), the target gets a heavy wound, whatever his Stamina score is.


Yep. Soak only ever applies when quantifiable damage is done. Is there no Stamina roll allowed to resist a degree of damage? Sometimes a tough character might be allowed a roll against an ease factor of 12-15 for a lower wound level. Just a suggestion.

It seems to me that a lot of the 'natural resistance' rolls from 4th ed are eliminated here in 5th. IIRC there were a lot of Int+Stress rolls vs. 6 ot 9 to avoid various Mentem effects. But I don't recall anything ever affecting a PeCo that deals a fixed-size wound.

Yeah PeCo is all about : penetrates or not. If yes, you are wounded.

And for that reason, they are more context-dependent (humans against CrIg which works on everything without fire resistance) and higher level (base 30 to kill, and in CrIg, base 30 means +35 damage... which is basically the killing level require +15 damage.