Non-Elemental
Updated: Mar 18, 2022
Non-Elemental

Element
Non-Elemental

Description:
Non-Elemental items deal Physical Damage that's neutral against Flesh and Shielded Targets and ineffective against Armored Targets.

Non-Elemental Damage in Borderlands

Borderlands 2

In Borderlands 2 Non-Elemental Weapons are the most common Weapons.
The Common Rarity will always be non elemental, except Maliwan and Torgue Weapons.

Physical Damage deals full damage to Flesh and Shielded enemies, only Armored targets take 20% less damage.
Standard Melee attacks deal Physical Damage.

Manufacturer Jakobs primarily produces Non-Elemental Weapons with a few exceptions:
Stinkpot, Greed, Twister, Cobra, Hot Mama

Non-Elemental Rocket Launchers and Grenades deal Explosive damage.

Non-Elemental Weapons have 10-20% more base damage than elemental Weapons.

Borderlands 3

Includes all Non-Elemental Explosive Damage and melee damage.

Physical Damage deals full damage to Flesh and Shielded enemies, only Armored targets take 20% less damage.

More Elements

Radiation

Radiation

Enemies that die with the Radiation Status effect, explode and spread radiation to nearby enemies. Effective on Shields; Neutral on Flesh; Weak on Armor.
Shock

Shock

Shock is effective against shielded enemies. Ineffective (Neutral in Borderlands 2) against flesh and armored enemies.
Explosive

Explosive

Neutral on Flesh and Shields; Weak against Armor. In Borderlands 3 Explosive Damage is considered Kinetic Damage.
Fire

Fire

Fire is effective against flesh enemies. Very Ineffective against shielded and armored enemies.
Poison

Poison

Slag

Slag

Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and Buffs all damage towards slagged Targets.
Cryo

Cryo

Cryo Damage reduces enemy movement speed and can freeze them. Effective on Armor; Neutral on Flesh; Weak on Shields.
Frost

Frost

Dark Magic

Dark Magic

Corrosive

Corrosive

Effective against armored enemies. Ineffective against flesh enemies and very ineffective against shielded enemies.
Lightning

Lightning