Fortnite – Elemental Damage / Buildings

In Fortnite we can find can find 3 types of elemental husks: Fire, Nature, Water a husk without element uses physical damage. Physical husks have a “standard” colors. Only smashers, zappers, husks, husky husks can have an elemental damage. You will start seeing elemental husks once you are in Canny Valley.

elemental husks

Elemental huskDamage type and mechanics
Fire huskFire damage, the damage is first applied on your shield, then health
Nature huskNature damage, will target your energy first then shield and at the end your health
Water huskWater damage, will target your shield first then energy
Physical huskPhysical damage, will target your shield first then health

Elemental Damage vs Elemental Damage

As you might have noticed your guns can roll Damage Elements, there are 5 kinds of elements that apply to weapons: Fire Nature Water Physical Energy

Some numbers:

Attacking with the same element (f.e Fire vs Fire) will only deal 67% damage of the supposed damage

Attacking with a counter element will deal 100% damage of the supposed damage

Attacking with any non-counter element will deal 25% damage of the supposed damage

ElementIs weak againstIs good againstComment
FireWater

( ⇩ 25% damage )

Nature

( ⇧ 100% damage )

Fire element damage is only good against

Nature husk

Nature Fire

( ⇩ 25% damage )

Water

( ⇧ 100% damage )

Nature element damage is only good against

Water husk

WaterNature

( ⇩ 25% damage )

Fire

( ⇧ 100% damage )

Water element damage is only good against

Fire husk

Physical Fire Water Nature

( ⇩ 50% damage )

Physical

( ⇧ 100% damage )

Physical element damage is only good against

Physical husk

Energy
Fire 

Water 

Nature

Physical

( ⇧ 75% damage )

Energy is decent against all elements, the only downside is that it deals only 75% of the supposed damage

Elemental Damage vs Walls

By default, husks are dealing 100% base damage on structures. Once you place the wrong material against an elemental damage husk their damage is increased to 200%.

MaterialIs weak againstIs good againstComment
WoodmetalFire

( ⇧ 200% damage )

 Nature / Water

( normal damage )

It’s not recommended to build with wood
StonemetalWater

( ⇧ 200% damage )

Nature Fire

( normal damage )

You should always build with Stone when you face Nature husks
Metal metalNature

( ⇧ 200% damage )

Fire Water

( normal damage )

You should always build with Metal when you face Water husks.

I don’t like tables!

  • When you face a Fire husks its recommended to build metalMetal ( because metal constructions provide more hit points ), its ok to build with Stone.
  • When you face a Water husk it’s recommended to build metalMetal, do not build wood due to the low amount of hitpoints that wooden structures provide.
  • When you face a Nature husk its recommended to build metalStone, do not build wood due to the low amount of hitpoints that wooden structures provide.
  • When you face a Physical husk its recommended to build metalMetal ( for the increased durability of your structures ) but it is also not bad to build metalStone