[RPG] Does immunity to damage from nonmagical attacks negate a rogue’s Sneak Attack damage


My party came across an encounter against a creature that is supposed to be immune to damage from non-magical attacks. This isn't much of a problem for us, as we have magic weapons. But our rogue seems to be at a big disadvantage with their sneak attack damage.

If a player hits a creature that is immune to damage from a non-magical attack with a magical weapon, is the sneak attack damage still negated?

Best Answer

Sneak attack damage is magical if the weapon used is magical.

The Sneak Attack feature says that the rogue adds extra damage to the weapon attack.

Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon.

This implies that the extra damage is the same type of damage as the weapon. If the rogue's weapon is magical, and the sneak attack damage is added to the weapon's damage, then you would count the total as damage from a magical weapon.