Ability Damage

NameAbility Damage
Term spelling variationsCha Damage, Charisma Damage, Dex Damage, Dexterity Damage, Int Damage, Intelligence Damage, Str Damage , Strength Damage, Wis Damage, Wisdom Damage
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 0

This attack damages an opponent's ability score. The creature's descriptive text gives the ability and the amount of damage. If an attack that causes ability damage scores a critical hit, it deals twice the indicated amount of damage (if the damage is expressed as a die range, roll two dice).

Points lost to ability damage return at the rate of 1 point per day (or double that if the character gets complete bed rest) to each damaged ability, and the spells lesser restoration and restoration offset ability damage as well.

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