There are many types of damage in Caves of Qud.
- Physical damage, typically caused by melee or ranged weapons.
- Elemental damage, caused by mutation abilities, weapon mods, or other special effects.
- Mental damage, caused by Sunder Mind.
- Stat damage, caused by stat saps or other similar effects.
- Other special damage, such as force damage, poison, or cosmic damage.
Characters can be resistant to specific types of damage in certain cases.