A physical attack is an attack made by:
- Elemental modifiers change the damage from physical damage to elemental damage, but the attacks are still considered physical attacks.
- A simple way to remember which weapons make physical attacks is to note whether the weapon causes the target to be hit with a physical object, like the weapon itself (e.g. a sword) or a solid projectile (e.g. an arrow). Weapons that don't hit the target with a physical object don't make physical attacks; wand and staff attacks aren't physical attacks since they just hit the target with a bolt of magical energy.