In the Torchlight games there are four kinds of elemental damage, and each has an associated status effect.

In Torchlight IIEdit

  • Fire damage can cause a Burning effect, which causes damage over time ignoring armor.
  • Poison damage can cause a Poison effect, which causes afflicted units to deal less damage and take more damage.
  • Ice damage can cause the Freeze effect, which slows movement, casting and attack speed.
  • Lightning damage can cause a Shock effect, which causes the afflicted unit to emit shock bolts when the unit is hit. These bolts move outwards and can damage other units.