In the Torchlight games there are four kinds of elemental damage, and each has an associated status effect.
- Fire damage can cause a Burning effect, which causes damage over time.
- 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.