Destiny Alien Damage Guide

Destiny Alien Damage Guide by KillerKodiak69

With the reset right around the corner, I thought I’d post a guide on all things Alien in Destiny, namely pertaining to dealing and receiving damage. I’ve been working on this for the past two weeks, because I was dismayed at the lack of reliably sourced information on the topic, and even worse, the abundant dissemination of misinformation.

Elemental Damage Table

Shows what damage multiplier you get for each Element in every situation you can encounter.

  • Rows = Damage Types
  • Italics = Burn Modifier Damage
  • Columns = Shields
  • Strikethroughs = Epic Modifier Shield
TYPENoneArcSolarVoidArcSolarVoid
Kinetic11110.50.50.5
Arc121120.50.5
Solar11210.520.5
Void11120.50.52
Arc333361.51.5
Solar33331.561.5
Void33331.51.56

Enemy Classes
Shows what element each class of enemy, and their variants, deal as damage or use as shields. Split by Race.

  • Italics = Ultra
  • * = Epic Modifier only
  • ** = Grenade ability

Fallen

CLASSWEAPONABILITYMELEESHIELD
DregArcArc**Arc
Shrapnel DregSolarArc**Kinetic
Melee DregArc
ShankArcSolar*
VandalArcKinetic
Sniper VandalKineticKinetic
Sword VandalArc
CaptainSolarKineticArc
Rifle CaptainArcKineticArc
Sword CaptainArcArc
ServitorVoid
WalkerSolar/ArcArcArc
Sepiks PrimeVoidVoid
AksorSolarKinetic

Hive

CLASSWEAPONABILITYMELEESHIELD
ThrallArc
Cursed ThrallArc
AcolyteVoidKinetic
Boomer AcolyteArcKinetic
KnightArcKineticArc*
Sword KnightKineticArc*
Shredder KnightVoidKineticArc*
OgreVoidKinetic
WizardArcSolar
PhogothVoidKinetic
OmnigulArcArc

Vex

CLASSWEAPONABILITYMELEESHIELD
GoblinSolarVoid
Torch GoblinVoidVoid
HobgoblinSolarVoid**Void
HarpySolarArc*
MinotaurVoidKineticVoid
Rifle MinotaurSolarKineticVoid
HydraVoidKinetic
SekrionVoidSolar
Undying MindVoidKinetic

Cabal

CLASSWEAPONABILITYMELEESHIELD
LegionnaireSolarKinetic
CenturionSolarKineticSolar
ColossusSolarSolarKinetic
PsionSolarArcVoidVoid*
PhalanxSolarKinetic
Valus Ta’aurcSolarSolarKinetic
Psion FlayersSolarArcVoidSolar/Arc/Void

Enemy Ranks

What rank is appended to the name of the enemy based on the difficulty of the activity you are doing. This is not vital information, but it’s just another piece of the puzzle that Bungie didn’t choose to explain, so I tried to solve it myself. This table is currently incomplete and any data that can be provided is welcome.

RaceNormalHeroicEpicMajor
FallenNobleElderReaver
ServitorHigh
HiveChosenAscendantHallowed
Cursed Thrall
VexDiscipleZealotAxis
CabalEliteFleetImperial
PsionOperant

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