If there's an automatic damage effect that feels like it should have a chance of being reduced by resistance, fake an attack roll to see if the effect penetrates resistance for full damage or only deals half.
Dracil wrote: »
I'm not sure either. Reading the SRD for damage resistance it also talks about how magical attack can get past resistances, unless perhaps the resistance is to an energy type, in which case they're immune. But if that's the case, would I have done more damage with my spell?
Any creature with resistance to an energy type is immune to normal energy of that type. Magical attacks, magical weapons, and spells are different: the damage they do can get past the resistance. This resistance = immunity rule only applies to energy types, not to weapons. Weapon resistance does not mean immunity to non-magic weapons.
Capfalcon wrote: »
I'll just chuck a hand axe at it, then
Geth roll 1d8+4 for Greatness Handaxe damage
Before Golnar can take another swing, the bat is already in the air. Growling, Golnar reaches to his belt and hurls a handaxe at the departing silhouette.