Elder Scrolls: Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances Guide

We're taking a look at which enemies have weaknesses to certain damage types and what resistances they have in Elder Scrolls: Blades!

Our Elder Scrolls: Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances Guide features all the information you'll need to know on how to take down the enemies you'll be facing during quests, jobs, and in the Abyss! 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.

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 weapon but are weak to elemental damage like Fire, Frost, Poison, and Shock! We have a table below that has the weaknesses of each enemy type you'll come across with their corresponding weaknesses and what they are resistant to!

Blades Enemy Weaknesses & Resistances List

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.

Enemy Type Weaknesses Resistances
Bandit Poison Fire, Shock
Bear Shock, Slashing Bashing, Frost, Poison
Dragon Shock, Slashing Bashing, Frost, Poison
Dremora Raider Frost, Slashing Cleaving, Fire, Poison
Dremora Warlock Frost, Slashing Cleaving, Fire, Poison
Goblin Caster Bashing, Frost Fire, Shock
Goblin Warrior Bashing Poison
Mercenary Poison Cleaving, Fire, Frost
Necromancer Poison Fire, Frost
Nether Lich Fire, Slashing All Others
Outcast Cleaving, Shock Bashing, Fire, Poison
Skeever Fire Poison, Shock
Skeleton Bashing, Shock Fire, Poison, Slashing
Spider Cleaving, Frost Poison, Shock, Slashing
Spriggan Cleaving, Fire Bashing, Frost, Shock
Thalmor Agent Poison Fire, Shock, Slashing
Troll Bash, Fire Frost, Shock, Slash
Wight Cleaving, Fire Bashing, Poison, Shock
Wisp Fire Bashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
Wispmother Fire Bashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
Wolf Shock, Slashing Bashing, Fire, Frost

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  1. This list is great to start on and really helpful for a beginner, but is missing some of the tougher enemies who have different resistances to their earlier counterparts. For example goblin berserker is resistant to frost.

  2. I recommend putting a folder or something into the game as a guide or index so we can come back to this when we really need it. Maybe under the chest tab? But it would be really helpful