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.

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
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
Thalmor AgentPoisonFire, Shock, Slashing
TrollBash, FireFrost, Shock, Slash
WarmastersCleaving, PoisonFrost, Shock
WightCleaving, FireBashing, Poison, Shock
WispFireBashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
WispmotherFireBashing, Cleaving, Frost, Poison, Slashing
WolfShock, SlashingBashing, Fire, Frost

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