Slag
Slag

Element Guide

Slag

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  • Description:
    Slag only exists in Borderlands 2 and Buffs all damage towards slaged Targets.
Jan 6, 2021 12:08

Slag Damage in Borderlands

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.

Slag 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-Slag 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 Slag 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 slaged: Crystalisks, Constructors, The Leviathan, Jackenstein, Piston's Blimp, Badassasaurus, Saturn, Uranus
  • Raid Bosses can only be slaged for 1 second, except Pyro Pete and Master Gee. They are slaged for the full 8 or 15 seconds. (depending on the game mode)

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

Borderlands 3

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Shock

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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.
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Corrosive

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

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

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

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

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