Physical damage

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Physical damage, known as AD_PHYS in the source[1], is the basic type of damage that monster attacks inflict upon the hero:

The rothe hits! The rothe bites!

It is not affected by magic cancellation, but may be reduced by your AC.

The half physical damage property halves physical damage from most sources.

References

  1. include/monattk.h in NetHack 3.6.0, line 37
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