All piercing damage is physical damage. Most piercing-type damage is caused by daggers, spears, and arrows fired from bows. The ranger skills Barbed Trap and Spike Trap and the pets Black Widows, Dune Lizards, Phoenixes and Crocodiles cause piercing damage as well.
The damage from daggers, spears, and bows can be altered to elemental damage using various weapon upgrades.
Necromancers Bonelace Armor has +15 Armor against Piercing Damage.
Although the term "piercing" suggests that the damage *pierces* enemy armor, this should not be confused with armor penetration, which actually ignores a portion of the target's armor when calculating damage.
Effect of piercing damage on creatures
The following creatures are known to have a natural resistance to piercing damage:
- All Skeletons
Protection against piercing damage
- "Through Thick and Thin" - Armor +10 (vs piercing damage)
|Physical damage: Blunt damage • Slashing damage • Piercing damage|
Elemental damage: Cold damage • Earth damage • Fire damage • Lightning damage
Others: Chaos damage • Dark damage • Holy damage • Shadow damage