Slag

Element Guide

Slag

Description:
Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and Buffs all damage towards Slagged Targets.
Slag
Last Page Update: Dec 21, 2019

Slag in Borderlands 2

Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and deals full damage to Flesh, Shielded and Armored Enemies. It is the only element in Borderlands 2 that doesn't deal damage over time.

Slagg Weapons generally have a 1.5 times higher elemental effect chance, than other elements.

Normal / True Vault Hunter Mode: The Slag Debuff lasts for 8 seconds and doubles all non-Slagg damage. (including Melee Damage, other elemental damage, critical hits and damage over time effects)

Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode: The Slag Debuff lasts for 15 seconds and triples all non Slagg damage, while also boosting Slag Damage by 50%.

Exceptions:

  • Slag Enemies can't be Slagged and are resistant to it.
  • Enemies that are immune to damage over time effects can't be slagged: Crystalisks, Constructors, The Leviathan, Jackenstein, Piston's Blimp, Badassasaurus, Saturn, Uranus
  • Raid Bosses can only be slagged for 1 second, except Pyro Pete and Master Gee. They are slagged for the full 8 or 15 seconds. (depending on the game mode)

Slag Specific Gear: Antagonist, Chulainn, Florentine, Grog Nozzle, Magic Missile, Slagga

Other Elements

Non Elemental

Non Elemental

Non Elemental Damage or Physical Damage is neutral against Flesh and Shielded Targets and ineffective against Armored Targets.
Explosive

Explosive

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

Slag

Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and Buffs all damage towards Slagged Targets.
Corrosive

Corrosive

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

Other Elements

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.
Cryo

Cryo

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

Incendiary

Incendiary is effective against flesh enemies. Very Ineffective against shielded and armored enemies.
Slag

Slag

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