Question from epiikgangster

Asked: 3 years ago

Do enemies have resistance against certain magic?

As in like pokemon (bad reference) grass does more damage to water, fire does more damage to ice, fire does less damage to water, and so on.
Does this principle apply to Skyrim?
if so please list what affects what.

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From: Randomnul3 3 years ago

I said that frost trolls etc. are resistant to frost magic. A flame atronach takes no damage from flame spells because it is made of flame. Something like a spriggan takes more damage from fire because it is made out of wood.

Like I said, if it makes sense it is probably true. Fire damages frost/ice type monsters more, so frost magic would damage fire monsters more.
Frost magic would probably be less effective against a frost troll or a snow bear than an ordinary troll or bear.
A flame wizard, is likely resistant to fire, and frost and storm wizards would be resistant to their respective elements.
Go with what makes sense, and if you don't know, then try all three. Going into the character menu pauses combat as you know, so there is no harm in switching spells during combat.

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It doesn't work quite like that, but frost trolls, frost dragons, frost atronachs, ice wolves and all those sorts of enemies are more resistant to frost magic, and a flame atronach takes no damage from flame spells.
It basically works on the principal of common sense. If it seems likely then it is probably true.

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