The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats and tips - Full list of enemy weaknesses and resistances

The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats and tips - Full list of enemy weaknesses and resistances

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In The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the game will get tough fast, and if you want to keep smashing through dungeons without paying up, you'll need to fully prepare yourself in every way possible.

You're going to need to bring the best gear, and enchant them in the ways which will benefit you - and of course, you're not going to know what that is until you've been able to read through a full list of weaknesses and resistances, like we have right here.

To get through those tougher levels, just read through our guide below and arm yourself with the vital info on how to pick apart enemies.

Why it's important

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In The Elder Scrolls: Blades you will come to a point where just bashing through enemies won't cut it. You can get better gear, increase your skills and hold your shield up, but even that isn't enough to stop the tirade of vicious enemies you'll be going up against.

You don't just need strong weapons and a high level, you'll need your gear specifically tuned to destroying the enemies in front of you.

Combine gear you get from chests with improvements from both the Enchanter's Tower and Smithy to create the best build possible to go up against certain enemy types, like Trolls or Wights.

Enemies will come thick and fast with a variety of reasons why they'll be resistant to what you're using, which is why you need to prepare adequately.

The type of weapon you use and what elements you've infused it with will make a massive difference as the game goes on, so it's important to know about these as soon as possible.

Axes do Cleaving damage, Swords do Slashing, and Maces and Hammers deal in Bashing damage. That's important to keep in mind, but the elemental affinities should speak for themselves.

Just click through below to check out our full list of enemy weaknesses and resistances in The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

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These are what enemies will be resistant to. If you're facing off against a particular enemy, leave the skills and gear relating to these elements at home.

Enemy name Resistances
Bandit Frost, Shock
Mercenary  Cleaving, Fire, Frost
Outcast  Bashing, Fire, Poison
Thalmor Agent  Slashing, Frost, Shock
Goblin Warrior  Poison
Goblin Caster  Fire, Shock
Warmaster  Frost, Shock
Necromancer  Fire, Frost
Wight  Bashing, Shock, Poison
Skeleton  Slashing, Fire, Poison (Immune)
Spriggon  Bashing, Frost, Shock
Bear  Bashing, Frost, Poison
Skeever  Shock, Poison
Wolf  Bashing, Fire, Frost
Spider  Slashing, Shock, Poison
Troll  Slashing, Frost, Shock
Wispmother  Bashing, Slashing, Cleaving, Poison, Frost (Immune)
Wisp  Bashing, Slashing, Cleaving, Poison, Frost (Immune)
Nether Lich  Bashing, Cleaving, Frost, Shock, Poison
Dremora Warlock  Cleaving, Fire, Shock
Dremora Raider  Cleaving, Fire, Poison
Dragon  Cleaving, Fire, Poison
Ancient Dragon  Cleaving, Fire, Frost, Poison


If you're taking down a powerful foe, check out what they're weak to below, enchant your gear, stock up and go to war.

Enemy name Weaknesses
Bandit  Poison
Mercenary  Poison
Outcast  Cleaving, Shock
Thalmor Agent  Poison
Goblin Warrior  Bashing
Goblin Caster  Bashing, Frost
Warmaster  Cleaving, Poison
Necromancer  Poison
Wight  Cleaving, Fire
Skeleton  Bashing, Shock
Spriggon  Cleaving, Fire
Bear  Slashing, Shock
Skeever  Fire
Wolf  Shock
Spider  Cleaving, Frost
Troll  Bashing, Fire
Wispmother  Fire
Wisp  Fire
Nether Lich  Slashing, Fire
Dremora Warlock  Slashing, Frost
Dremora Raider  Slashing, Frost
Dragon  Slashing, Frost
Ancient Dragon  Slashing, Shock
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