[RPG] Does Stunning Strike work against creatures immune to physical damage


Stunning Strike states that:

When you hit another creature with a melee weapon attack, you can spend 1 ki point to attempt a stunning strike.

However, some creatures are immune to the types of damage (bludgeoning, piercing, slashing) that can be dealt with melee weapon attacks.

My interpretation is that an attack can still hit, but would be guaranteed to do zero damage. And assuming it did hit, an attempt can still be made to stun the creature.

Is this interpretation correct?

Best Answer

I agree.

The key word in the rules is "hit". Damage immunity prevents the damage, not the hit itself. So yeah, I would say that the magic nature of Ki would probably have a chance of stunning the creature.

Just wait till LVL 6, then the Monk's fists count as magical weapons for the purpose of harming creatures immune to non-magical attacks!

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