Radiation
Updated: Mar 03, 2021
Radiation

Element
Radiation

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

Radiation Damage in Borderlands

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 3

Radiation is a new Elemental Type introduced in Borderlands 3.
Can cause the Irradiated Status Effect that lasts for 8 Seconds.
If the enemy dies with this status effect he will explode and spread the Radiation to nearby Enemies.

Normal Mode:
+20% Damage against Shielded Targets.
±0% Damage against Flesh Targets.
-30% Damage against Armored Targets.

True Vault Hunter & Mayhem Mode:
+50% Damage against against Shielded Targets.
±0% Damage against Flesh Targets.
-50% against Armored Targets.

More Elements

Frost

Frost

Explosive

Explosive

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

Dark Magic

Lightning

Lightning

Slag

Slag

Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and Buffs all damage towards slaged Targets.
Fire

Fire

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

Poison

Non-Elemental

Non-Elemental

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

Corrosive

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

Cryo

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

Shock

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