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Elder Scrolls: Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances Guide

Check out which enemies have weaknesses to certain damage types, and what resistances they have in The Elder Scrolls: Blades!

As expected, there is a plethora of enemies for you to take on and overcome in The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Luckily, my Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances Guide features all the information you'll need to know about the enemies you'll be facing during quests, jobs, and in the Abyss!

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Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances List

In short, most enemies have a weakness to a certain weapon type, but also they'll have weaknesses to certain elemental damage. It's best to use the right weapon or spell for the occasion, especially when you get into the deeper parts of the game.

The table below lists the weaknesses of each enemy type you'll come across, along with their corresponding resistances.

Enemy TypeWeaknessesResistances
Ancient DragonSlashing, ShockCleaving, Fire, Frost, Poison
BanditPoisonFire, Shock
BearShock, SlashingBashing, Frost, Poison
DragonSlashing, FrostCleaving, Fire, Poison
Dremora RaiderFrost, SlashingCleaving, Fire, Poison
Dremora WarlockFrost, SlashingCleaving, Fire, Poison
Goblin CasterBashing, FrostFire, Shock
Goblin WarriorBashingPoison
Flame AtronachCleaving, FrostBashing, Fire
Frost AtronachSlashing, FireFrost
MercenaryPoisonCleaving, Fire, Frost
NecromancerPoisonFire, Frost
Nether LichFire, SlashingAll Others
OutcastCleaving, ShockBashing, Fire, Poison
SkeeverFirePoison, Shock
SkeletonBashing, ShockFire, Poison, Slashing
SpiderCleaving, FrostPoison, Shock, Slashing
SprigganCleaving, FireBashing, Frost, Shock
Storm AtronachBashingPoison, Shock
Thalmor AgentPoisonFire, Shock, Slashing
TrollBash, FireFrost, Shock, Slash
Undead DragonBashing, FireCleaving, Poison, Frost
WarmastersCleaving, PoisonFrost, Shock
WightCleaving, FireBashing, Poison, Shock
WispmotherFireBashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
WispFireBashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
WolfShock, SlashingBashing, Fire, Frost

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Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances, Explained

Each enemy type you fight against will likely be weak to a certain weapon type like Bashing, Cleaving, or Slashing. Some, however, aren't weak to weapons, but are weak to elemental damage like Fire, Frost, Poison, and Shock.

Now, just because an enemy has a certain weakness or resistance, doesn't mean you need to switch out your weapons every fight! It will help, though, once you get later into the game and every bit of damage counts.

Each weapon does a different type of damage—Swords deal Slashing, Axes are for Cleaving, Hammers and Maces deal Bashing damage. The elemental damages can be either done with spells, or they can be imbued on your weapon.

For more on Elder Scrolls: Blades, I recommend checking out both Elder Scrolls: Blades Silver Chest Update: Open Time Reduced, No Longer Appear in the Abyss, and More! and Elder Scrolls: Blades Best Race, Perks, Skills, & Abilities here on Pro Game Guides!


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