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How does “elemental” damage on weapons work with elemental skills?
Is magical/enchanted damage more effective against certain types of monsters than others?

I've been playing Diablo 3 for a while now, but i've never really bothered about the elemental attributes of a weapon itself (for example, an Arcane-based weapon, etc).

I know there are 6 different attributes to a weapon, namely:

Arcane

Cold

Fire

Holy

Lightning

Poison

But how does it affect the mobs you attack?

Does an Arcane weapon deal reduced damage, say 70% to an Arcane monster?

What if its versus a Fire monster? Would it deal an extra percentage, say 110% maybe?

Is there a chart for this?

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marked as duplicate by LessPop_MoreFizz, FAE, Wikwocket, Mr Smooth, OrigamiRobot Jun 5 '12 at 4:32

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this is NOT a duplicate. i am saying if your elemental skill affects the damage on the monsters you attack with. Like Lightning vs a Fallen –  Kyle Yeo Jun 1 '12 at 13:32
    
i'm looking for a percentage chart. not a wall of text. and the results for that answer is incomplete. There are 7 elemental attributes, he only covered 4. –  Kyle Yeo Jun 1 '12 at 13:37
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The appropriate solution to a duplicate question with an unsatisfactory answer is to post a bounty seeking an improved answer. As you can see, someone has already done that in this case, though a better answer hasn't yet come along. Posting a new question is not an appropriate solution. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Jun 1 '12 at 13:44
    
i am intending to add a bounty. –  Kyle Yeo Jun 1 '12 at 14:00
    
LessPop's 2nd link is what you want, note that unless Diablo has minions using Holy power ... basically, Holy will always do 100% damage while any others will encounter a few enemies that take 20% less dmg. –  Alok Jun 1 '12 at 19:42

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Mobs can be strong against a certain element, and will do reduced damage to them. The rest will always do 100% damage. So a Ice vs a fire monster will do 100% normal damage, the same as lighting.

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If you could create a chart based on what element affects what element and to what percentage, it would be a better answer. –  Kyle Yeo Jun 1 '12 at 13:05
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@RenoYeo - I think you're misunderstanding the answer. What Halfwarr is saying here is that all damage types do 100% to everything unless that monster is resistant. So, an Arcane resistant monster just takes less damage from Arcane but everything else is unaffected. This works just like the player character's elemental resists. There's no chart to create. –  Shinrai Jun 1 '12 at 15:36

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