There are obvious cases where special arrows (fire, ice, shock, etc.) do more damage against an enemy:
- When the effect causes additional "special damage" after the initial hit: Enemies whose gear gets lit on fire seem to sustain additional damage from the flames.
- There's a clear rock-paper-scissors thing happening, where some element types do more damage against certain elemental enemies: A fire arrow seems to take out an Ice Wizzrobe in one shot, vs. many hits with regular arrows.
But I'm wondering if special arrows will do more damage when they don't seem to set off any "special" elemental effect. For example, when I shoot a shock or fire arrow at most bosses (like a Hinox, say), it seems that they're immune, or cancel the effect - the shock or bomb arrow hits and gives no indication of electricity or an explosion (presumably because those enemies are immune to being electrified or blown up?)
But do those arrows still do more damage, or do they essentially function like "normal" arrows when used against enemies immune to their effects?