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!
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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.
|Ancient Dragon||Slashing, Shock||Cleaving, Fire, Frost, Poison|
|Bear||Shock, Slashing||Bashing, Frost, Poison|
|Dragon||Slashing, Frost||Cleaving, Fire, Poison|
|Dremora Raider||Frost, Slashing||Cleaving, Fire, Poison|
|Dremora Warlock||Frost, Slashing||Cleaving, Fire, Poison|
|Goblin Caster||Bashing, Frost||Fire, Shock|
|Mercenary||Poison||Cleaving, Fire, Frost|
|Nether Lich||Fire, Slashing||All Others|
|Outcast||Cleaving, Shock||Bashing, Fire, Poison|
|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|
|Warmasters||Cleaving, Poison||Frost, Shock|
|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|