Introduction

In Warframe every target has specific weaknesses and resistances to different damage types. All of the damage that you deal with your weapons or abilities belong to a specific damage type. You can utilize this information to exploit enemy weaknesses to greatly improve your damage output. The information below outlines the damage type vs enemy type in warframe.

Damage Type vs Enemy Type in Warframe

If an enemy is vulnerable (V) to a damage type then you will deal 1.5x the damage or 50% more damage to that enemy. However, if an enemy is resistant (R) to a particular damage type you will deal 0.5x or 50% less damage to that enemy.

Physical Damage

Enemy Type
Impact

Puncture

Slash
GrineerV
Kuva GrineerV
CorpusV
Corpus Amalgam
InfestedV
Infested Deimos
OrokinV
Sentient
NarmerV
The Murmur
Zariman
Status Effect– Stagger
– Increase Mercy Kill Threshold
– Enemy Damage Reduced
– Increased Crit Chance
– Applied Bleed DoT
– Ignores Armor

Primary Elemental

Enemy Type
Cold

Electricity

Heat

Toxin
Grineer
Kuva GrineerR
Corpus
Corpus AmalgamV
InfestedV
Infested Deimos
Orokin
SentientV
NarmerV
The MurmurV
Zariman
Status Effect– Slowdown
– Increased Crit Damage
– Tesla Chain DoT
– Stun
– Ignite DoT
– Panic
– Armor Reduction
Poison DoT

Secondary Elemental

Enemy Type
Blast
Corrosive
Gas

Magnetic
Radiation
Viral
GrineerV
Kuva GrineerV
CorpusV
Corpus AmalgamRV
Infested
Infested DeimosVVR
OrokinRV
SentientRV
NarmerR
The MurmurVR
Zariman
Status EffectMiniature ExplosionsReduces ArmorGas Cloud DoT– Increased damage to shields, overguard, & nullifier bubbles.
– Negates shield regeneration
Enemies will friendly fireIncreased health damage

Special

Enemy Type
Void
Grineer
Kuva Grineer
Corpus
Corpus Amalgam
Infested
Infested Deimos
Orokin
Sentient
Narmer
The Murmur
ZarimanV
Status EffectBullet attractor

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