Elden Ring

Elden Ring Damage Types

This article describes the different physical and elemental damage types in Elden Ring.

What are the physical damage types in Elden Ring?

Physical damage types in Elden Ring include Standard, Strike, Slash, and Pierce.

What is Standard damage in Elden Ring?

Standard damage is the damage dealt by attacks that are neither particularly sharp, nor heavy, nor thin, such as those from Axes and Straight Swords.

What is Strike damage in Elden Ring?

Strike damage is the damage dealt by heavy and blunt attacks, such as those from Hammers and many Colossal Weapons.

What is Slash damage in Elden Ring?

Slash damage is the damage dealt by sharp attacks, such as those from Claws and Curved Swords.

What is Pierce damage in Elden Ring?

Pierce damage is the damage dealt by thrusting attacks, such as those from Thrusting Swords and Spears. They have the additional benefit of dealing increased damage against attacking foes.

What are the elemental damage types in Elden Ring?

Elemental damage types in Elden Ring include Fire, Holy, Lightning, and Magic.

What is Fire damage in Elden Ring?

Fire damage is the damage dealt by flaming attacks, and are common among Incantations and Torches.

What is Holy damage in Elden Ring?

Holy damage is the damage dealt by bright golden attacks, and are common among Incantations and Weapons associated with the Erdtree, the various Two Fingers, and the Rune of Death.

What is Lightning damage in Elden Ring?

Lightning damage is the damage dealt by attacks that sparkle with yellow or red lightning, and are common among Incantations and weapons associated with Ancient Dragons.

What is Magic damage in Elden Ring?

Magic damage is the damage dealt by Frostbite-based and blue or turquoise attacks, and are most common among Sorceries.