Damage Type in Elden Ring is an important mechanic pertaining to Combat. Damage is divided into two major groups: Physical and Elemental. Damage Type is affected by many factors, including your equipment, skills and temporary buffs. Players and enemies can also inflict abnormal status effects which can deal or modify damage. See the Status Effects page for details on abnormal statuses that can be inflicted on players and enemies alike.

Note that several things are taken into account when calculating damage dealt:

  • Target's Weakness/Resistance/Immunity to a specific damage type (more info on individual pages for each damage type);
  • Type of Attack (Weak/Strong/Critical Strike/Weapon Skill);
  • Hitting Weakspots

 

Physical Damage in Elden Ring

Standard Damage

Effective Against: 

Ineffective Against:

Protective Items:

Strike Damage

Effective Against: 
Armored Enemies, Rocky / Brittle Creatures

Ineffective Against: 
Scaly Creatures

Protective Items:

Slash Damage

Effective Against: 
Unarmored / Lightly Armored Enemies, Fleshy Creatures

Ineffective Against:
Heavily Armored Enemies, Rocky Creatures

Protective Items:

Pierce Damage

Effective Against: 
Scaly Creatures, Light / Medium Armored Enemies

Ineffective Against: 
Heavily Armored Enemies

Protective Items:

 

Elemental Damage in Elden Ring

Magic Damage

Effective Against:
Armored Enemies

Ineffective Against:
Magic-oriented Enemies

Protective Items:

Fire Damage

Effective Against:
Unarmored Enemies, Fleshy Creatures, Undead

Ineffective Against:
Heavily Armored Enemies, Draconic Creatures, Fire-Oriented Creatures

Protective Items:
Fireproof Dried Liver

Lightning Damage

Effective Against:
Heavily Armored Enemies, Draconic/Serpentine Creatures

Ineffective Against:

Protective Items:

Holy Damage

Effective Against:
Undead

Ineffective Against:

Protective Items:

 

Other Damage Types in Elden Ring

Critical Damage

Effective Against:
All Enemies that can be Critically Attacked

Ineffective Against:
Enemies that cannot be Backstabbed / Put into a Vulnerable State

Protective Items:

 




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