When fighting an opponent, sometimes there will be an elemental icon to the right of an enemy’s name.

Enemy with fire elemental icon

I suspect this indicates either an elemental weakness or resistance, but I’m not sure which.

What does it mean when an enemy has an elemental icon next to their name?

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You’re right in that this indicates an elemental weakness. Special moves (A button moves) and Chain Attacks (since they use Special moves) of the right element deal increased damage to these enemies. Blade Arts (X, Y, B moves) won’t deal increased damage.

The element shown is the element they're weak against.

  • Are enemies with a fire icon weak to fire attacks? Or are they weak to water?
    – Stevoisiak
    Feb 25, 2018 at 2:45
  • @StevenVascellaro They are weak to the icon shown, so in this case fire. It took me a while to work this out. I believe your auto attacks also do more damage if your Blade is the right element but I'm not 100% sure of that. Feb 25, 2018 at 12:19

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