A question came up last session about the stacking of Ongoing damage of various type, or their negation.
If you get an Ongoing 5 Necrotic damage and later you get an Ongoing 5 Necrotic and Psychic Damage, at the Start of Your Turn, how much damage will you get ? Some think you'll get 10 and others think you'll get 5 because the 2 Necrotic Damage won't stack, even if they are from a combined damage Ongoing. I believe they are treated by the first paragraph Rule text while some friends think part of the second Ongoing Damage come and negate the first Ongoing, for same Damage type don't stack, as per the second paragraph of Rule text.
How are they treated finally ?
Thx. For Reference:
PHB 278 Ongoing Damage
- Different Types of Ongoing Damage: If effects deal ongoing damage of different types, you take damage from each effect every round. You make a separate saving throw against each damage type.
- The Same Type of Ongoing Damage: If effects deal ongoing damage of the same type, or if the damage has no type, only the higher number applies. Example: You’re taking ongoing 5 damage (no type) when a power causes you to take ongoing 10 damage. You’re now taking ongoing 10 damage, not 15.