[RPG] Does precision damage affect incorporeal creatures


Does precision damage affect incorporeal creatures? If so, does it affect them fully, or based on how the effect would attack them (50% for magic weapons, and 100% for Ghost Touch weapons)?

For example:

A rogue flanks a ghost with a fighter. He's using a +1 dagger, and deals +2d6 sneak attack. He hits. Which of the following occurs (or some other result)?

  • (1d4+1)/2
  • (1d4+1 + 2d6) /2
  • (1d4+1)/2 + 2d6

Best Answer

The rules for the Incorporeal subtype mention precision damage specifically:

An incorporeal creature is immune to critical hits and precision-based damage (such as sneak attack damage) unless the attacks are made using a weapon with the ghost touch special weapon quality.

Taken from here. If you don't have a Ghost Touch weapon, then the damage the ghost would take would be (1d4+1)/2. If you do, it would be the full 1d4+1 + 2d6.