[RPG] What type of damage accounts for bleeding damage


I am writing a feat for D&D 5E, one of the minor features is that the feat causes a creature hit by your critical Slashing weapon attack to receive ongoing bleeding damage until some time has passed or they receive healing. This damage has no effect against Constructs, Undead or Elementals.

What damage type would be dealt from bleeding? Would it be slashing damage, as that is what caused it? Or something else?

Best Answer

It doesn't need to have a damage type.

Example from the Stirge Blood drain ability (MM 284):

Blood Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, and the stirge attaches to the target. While attached, the stirge doesn't attack. Instead, at the start of each of the stirge's turns, the target loses 5 (1d4 + 3) hit points due to blood loss.