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Ragnarok Origin Element Strengths and Weaknesses Explained

Learn the basics before you dive in Ragnarok Origin!

One of the basics for creating a great character in Ragnarok Origin is knowing your elements. Choosing the right equipment and knowing which element type your enemies are will make your game a lot easier and allow you to defeat some seemingly undefeatable bosses. MVP hunting, for example, is much easier when you got the grips on the element game.

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There are 10 different elements in total in Ragnarok Origin and each one is unique in what advantages and disadvantages it brings to the table. I can safely say that without paying attention to elements it is really difficult or perhaps even impossible to play on the higher stages of this game. Read on and discover all the important tips about elements in Ragnarok Origin.

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Ragnarok Origin Elements Overview

As mentioned Ragnarok Origin has 10 unique elements. Different enemies will be of a different element type so if you’re having trouble defeating them you should always check what type they are and use that against them. For example, if the enemy is a Wind element use Earth-type damage against him since that’s its biggest weakness. Many skills deal elemental damage, and some boosts can be added to weapons to temporarily add elemental damage to their attacks.

Before diving into details you should know that every element except the Neutral one has its own strengths and weaknesses (some more than others). See our list of elements below as well as a quick overview of their characteristics:

Neutral Element

The Neutral element is one that generally has no special weaknesses or strengths. It only has a special relationship towards Ghost as Neutral deals -30% reduced damage to all Ghost elements and also receives -30% damage when attacked by Ghost.

Wind Element

The Wind element has a couple of penalties and bonuses when it comes to meeting other elements. It deals -75% damage to Wind, -20% to Earth, and – 25% to Holy while it has a +75% bonus damage to Water. When it comes to defenses, it takes -75% damage from Wind, +75% damage from Earth, -10% damage from Water, and +25% from Poison.

Earth Element

Earth element deals +75% damage to Wind, -75% to Earth, -20% to Water, and -25% to Holy. When defending it takes -20% from Wind, -75% from Earth, +75% from Fire, and +25% from Poison.

Fire Element

When you wish to burn someone you need to know that you will deal +75% to Earth, -75% to Fire, -20% to Water, and -25% to Holy. You will take -20% damage from Earth, -75% from Fire, +75% from Water, and +25% from Poison.

Water Element

Water deals -10% to Wind, +75% to Fire, -75% to Water, and -25% to Holy. When attacked, Water takes +75% damage from Wind, -20% from Fire, -75% from Water, and + 25% from Poison.

Poison Element

Poison is a special element with plenty of strong and weak points. It deals + 25% damage to Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water, -50% to Holy and Shadow, and -75% to Poison and Undead. When attacked Poison takes -75% from Poison, and -50% from Shadow and Undead.

Holy Element

Holy deals -75% to other Holy, +50% to Shadow, and +75% to Undead. Holy takes -75% damage from other Holy, +50% from Shadow, -25% from Ghost, and +25% from Undead.

Shadow Element

Shadow punches Holy for +50%, Poison for -50%, Shadow for -75%, and Undead for -75% damage as well. It takes -50% damage from Poison, +50% from Holy, -25% from Ghost, and -75% from Shadow and Undead.

Ghost Element

Ghost deals -30% to Neutral, -25% to Holy and Shadow, +50% to Ghost, and +25% to Undead. Ghost takes -30% damage from Neutral and +50% from Ghost.

Undead Element

Undead kills Poison with -50% damage, Holy with +25% damage, and Shadow and Undead with -75% damage. It is affected by Fire with +50% damage. When attacked by Poison, Shadow, and Undead it takes -75%, Holy wreaks it with +75% damage while it takes +25% from Ghost.

Ragnarok Origin Elements Table

If you’re more of a visual type, you can check out the in-game table below so you can have a nice and practical overview of the element relationships that you are looking for. You can open this table yourself if you’ve unlocked the Build option on the right-hand menu on your screen. Select Build and then click on Elemetal in the bottom left corner.

The rows represent the attacking bonuses and the columns show you the defending bonuses of each element.

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Tips for Fighting Bosses in Ragnarok Origin

Whenever you’re ready to fight a boss in Ragnarok Origin I strongly advise you to find the boss among the MVP list and click on Boss Tips to find out as much as you can about it. Among plenty of useful information there about the MVP boss, you’ll also see his element type. Looking at our explanations and the table above you’ll easily find which element you need to use to break the MVP easier.

To boost your damage against the bosses you can do a couple of things:

  1. Go to your character’s Gear, select your weapon, and open the More menu. From there add a Card that enriches your weapon with a certain element that can counter the boss.
  2. Go to Synthesis > Converter And convert your weapon temporarily to an element you need.
  3. While creating the build for your character and picking different skills from the class tree, make sure that you have versatile spells. This means that you should try and have skills/spells of various element types. That way you will be able to have bonus damage vs most of the in-game enemies.

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Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) is Managing Editor of Gamer Journalist and has been with the site since 2022. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His GJ coverage includes WWII games, puzzle games, Path of Exile, Overwatch and other live service games. In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of escape room games, and getting familiar with board gaming.