Strange dmg! in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted June 30 10 minutes ago, thelee said: It's inversions. Basically - virtually anything in the game with a negative symbol in front of it gets "inverted" and is much stronger than positive values. A full, ugly dissection is here: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/227477-pillars-of-eternity-ii-deadfire/faqs/76599/inversions For your case, a -35% modifier from dual-wielding is equivalent to a -53.8% additive penalty. Combine that with the others, and do any appropriute re-inversions and you end up doing 13.11-ish damage (rounded to 13.1). Inversions are basically the worst part of deadfire's mechanics in terms of ease of use and intuitiveness. wow, that is a strange thing to have in a game. Thank you for your anwser.