Impact damage is inflicted by crushing or clubbing, or by certain physical projectile attacks. Impact damage breaks or crushes the area it connects with. The most effective way to reduce the damage sustained by Impacts is to use padded armor around the location of impact. Exoskeletons are sometimes designed in this way. The worst protection against Impacts is hard armor, as even the hardest surfaces are no match for a Kaiju's strength. Impact damage is also the type of damage inflicted from many hard projectiles, or from wind-type attacks. Being resistant to Impacts often means that a Kaiju is less prone to knock back effects in general.