View Full Version : Axeblock, Hammerblock, and Spearblock

04-04-2011, 03:55 PM
Do Axeblock, Hammerblock, and Spearblock only work against non magical weapons? and why the 2 unnamed forms of damage appear on Character sheet?


04-04-2011, 03:57 PM
They work against magical weapons as well.

If what you're asking is why the entry for, for example, axeblock appears as 'damage reduction 5/piercing, bludgeoning', that means that piercing and bludgeoning damage overcome it. Stuff to the right of the slash are what is needed to overcome the damage reduction.

04-04-2011, 04:01 PM
They work against magical weapons as well, but will only reduce the non-magical part of the damage - basically, the part of the pain that comes from being hit in the face with the blade of an axe for Axeblock and so on.

04-04-2011, 04:02 PM
X-block works on any weapon that deals X type of damage, regardless if the weapon is magical or not.

And by "unnamed", do you mean the X/- type of damage reduction? If you see two of them, there are some possibilities:

- You have intrinsic X/- DR (e.g. Barbarian DR) and are wearing Adamantine armour (which give 1-3/- DR) or specific armour (e.g. FullPlate of Giants, which give 5/- DR)

- You have intrinsic X/- DR or are wearing armour that gives X/- DR, but you also have a X/- DR buff up (e.g. Ironskin Chant, Sentinel's Bulwark airship buff).

Note that these DR do not stack--at least, the numbers don't. There is only one circumstance which this is not true: Warforged Favored Soul (Lord of Blades). Their DR capstone stacks with the DR from Adamantine Body and/or Warforged Damage Reduction.