The game itself will tell you in a loading screen that Ice type enemies are weak to Fire. General consensus seems to be that hitting an Ice elemental enemy (e.g. Ice Keese) with a Fire element weapon will do around 10 times the normal damage. This also seems to work the other way around, hitting a Fire element enemy with an Icy weapon will do 10 times damage.

However, the one I'm not sure on is Electric element enemies. Are they weak to electric themselves? Or do they simply take regular damage from everything?

  • I would say if there are Earth-like weapons in the game, it may be a weakness, but it doesn't appear that there are (except the tree branch, but I don't see that being very effective). – Timmy Jim Mar 7 '17 at 13:50

As far as I have seen from looking around online it appears as though lightning is not inherently weak to anything, nor is it stronger vs any particular type.

This article confirms what you said about ice vs fire match ups, along with their bonuses to general enemies. For lightning weapons however, they simply mention:

"Lightning - based weapons will shock foes, leaving them momentarily stunned. They can also cause enemies to drop equipment, making them easier to kill and also bulk up your arsenal."

There is no mention of bonuses vs other elemental types, or any mention of lightning weaknesses. So I think it's safe to assume you are right in saying they simply take regular damage from everything.

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    You would think against water it would be stronger, since water conducts electricity. – Timmy Jim Mar 7 '17 at 14:03
  • You would, but if water isn't considered one of the elements for weapons/enemies like fire/ice/lightning are, then it would make sense from a design stand point to not include that in the elemental combat stats. You wouldn't have lightning strong vs water but not have water be it's own element to use. – n_plum Mar 7 '17 at 14:13
  • Then by that logic lightning would also work on ice, because... ice is water... – Nelson Mar 8 '17 at 19:18
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    It's not about the logistics of what "makes sense"... From the perspective of the game designer they chose to make fire and ice a match up but did not include other elements into that - thus it's irrelevant that ice is frozen water... If they were being logical and super technical, then fire vs ice wouldn't be the match up since fire can't actually destroy ice as it appears to in games.. That's just such a common theme throughout games that it sticks and it works.. people expect it now, but if you want to be technical about it, it doesn't but that is not the point. – n_plum Mar 8 '17 at 19:35

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