Radioactive and Radiation

Does Radiation damage, applied to radiation DR, automatically have the Radioactive effect?

I don’t think so. The Radioactive property just adds a radiation damage on each effect, so if the attack is already radiation damage, it would just be the same thing as Vicious.

So Radiation damage just targets a different DR but doesn’t cause Rads? Good to know.

No, radiation damage doesn’t include the Radioactive effect. However, all radiation damage (whether inflicted by an attack dealing straight radiation damage, or through the Radioactive effect) is resolved the same way: it reduces your maximum HP, after reductions for Radiation resistance.

The Radioactive effect exists for attacks which inflict radiation damage alongside other damage (such as a feral ghoul’s claws).


I have absolutely no idea how you could have gotten that from what I said.