Type is a characteristic of weapons in Stick Ranger. It determines the element of the weapon. When the mouse rolls over the weapon, the type of the weapon is revealed, along with other features of the type shown. For example, "20% Slow" means that the weapon slows down the enemy by 20%.
This is a list of all types, as well as the characteristics of each type.
The Physical type is the most common weapon type, and is the type of all starter weapons. Usually, weapons of this type do not have special features and do not use MP. There are some exceptions to this rule (e.g. Needle Glove, Thorn Whip and Thorn Ring).
Thunder type weapons have a special attack - often bolts of thunder. Thunder weapons usually have a wide range of damage, and in most cases, with a minimum AT of 1. This type is usually shown on the weapon by the color yellow, except for the Lightsaber 4, Homing Laser, and Homing Laser Beam, which are green. The Lightsaber 6 is blue instead of yellow, and the Lightsaber 8 is red instead of yellow. Thunder weapons act similarly to physical weapons; they only do damage without any other effects.
Fire type weapons have fire attacks. Fire is able to penetrate through enemies, damaging enemies in contact with it, and usually linger on the ground for a while after landing. Some Fire weapons create flames instead, which travel in the air instead of landing on the ground. This type is shown on the weapon usually by the color red, except for the Charge Punch, which is color blue. Note that unless the attack also has splashing capabilities, it can still only damage one enemy at a time. In this wiki, the frequency that a fire attack can deal damage is displayed as "Burn X%" which means that the attack has X% chance of damaging enemies in each frame. This value is not shown in game, nor it can be increased.
Explosion weapons are fire type too, but they work slightly differently. They do splash damage, do not leave fires lingering around, and are usually shown by the color orange. The "Burn X%" notation defined in this wiki will not be used for Explosion weapons.
Note: Fire weapons (not including most explosion weapons) are generally effective against immobile species (Trees, Mushrooms or Cacti) but are less effective against flying or swimming enemies (such as Bats, Dragons or Fish). They are also ineffective against species which move very fast like Snakes or Wheels, unless using the bait strategy.
Ice type weapons have a slow effect, which slows down an enemy's movement speed and attack rate for 10s, all while dealing damage. The power of the slow effect is displayed as a percentage: a slow effect of X% means the slowed enemy has X% chance that it cannot move for each frame. However, the speed of projectiles from slowed enemies is unaffected. An enemy is always only affected by the slow effect of the most recent ice attack that it received. This type is shown on the weapon by the color blue.
Note: Ice weapons are generally effective against bosses, or enemies with quick and/or damaging attacks.
Poison type weapons use a special attack to poison the enemy. For every frame that the enemy is poisoned, it will receive damage as stated on the elemental AT of the weapon. However, the damage value is not shown in the game screen. In other words, poison steadily decreases the health of the enemy for a set period of time. An enemy is only affected by the most recent poison attack it has taken. This type is shown on weapons by the colors green or purple.
Note: Poison weapons are usually quite effective using the Hit and Run strategy, and when dealing with enemies with large amounts of LP.
The Freeze type was introduced in ver2.5 BETA. It completely deactivates an enemy for some time, while dealing damage. Deactivated enemies cannot move or attack, and are shown on the weapon with a lighter shade of blue than Ice. An enemy is only affected by the most recent freeze effect it has taken. Most freeze weapons have very short Freeze time (<1s).
Note: All bosses suffer only reduced effects from freeze attack (-80% to 100% of the Freeze time), except for the Pink Boss Gel Spider and Pink Boss Coconut Germ. Also, enemies can only reduce the effective time of the freeze effect, but not the freeze damage (including enemies immune to freeze effects, such as the Tan Big Box Snake).
- If an enemy is affected by at least two of Poison, Ice (slow) and Freeze, only one of the colour changing effect is shown on enemies. Freeze takes the highest precedence and its lighter blue colour effect is always shown regardless of any other aliments, Ice (slow) takes second precedence and its blue colour effect can mask over the green colour effect of Poison which has the lowest precedence.
- Magicians, Priests and Gunners never require MP for special weapon effects.
- Fire does not stop burning under water. In addition, Fire won't melt Ice or Freeze, but will melt snow in the Snowfield series.
- Physical is the only weapon type without special, restricted Compo items. There are some compo items which increase physical damage, but those can be combined with weapons of every type and they might have other combination restrictions, such as for certain weapon classes.
- So far, only the Priest and Whipper have weapons of all 6 types.
List of weapons and compo items by type
List of enemies with resistances by type
Resistance to Physical
Resistance to Thunder
Resistance to Fire
Resistance to Ice
Note: Enemies with a resistance with Ice will take less damage when an Ice attack is dealt on them. The Slow Time is also reduced from the original 10s.
Resistance to Poison
Note: Enemies with a resistance to Poison reduces the length of the Poison effect. However, most of them are completely immune to it (which basically means that Poison length is eliminated). That means that for the Double Poison 2 (Arrow) the initial damage of the arrows itself is treated as physical damage, but the bonus AT is completely ignored.
Resistance to Freeze
Note: For most enemies that are resistant to Freeze, the Freeze time on those enemies is reduced drastically (usually by 80%, 90%, 95% or 100%). But note that no enemy reduces Freeze damage, just the freezing effect. All bosses except for the Pink Boss Gel Spider and Pink Boss Coconut Germ are resistant to Freeze to some degree, including small-sized bosses.
List of enemies with weaknesses by type
|Olive Roundhead Stickman (Mist Grove 3)||AT +10|
|Olive Star Mushroom (Mist Grove 3)||AT +10|
|Olive Boss Star Tree (Mist Grove 3)||AT +10|
|Grey Boss Demon Stickman (Forest 5)||AT +100|
|Grey Mask Fish (Submarine 4)||AT +100%|
|Grey Big Mask Fish (Submarine 4)||AT +100%|
|Grey Boss Mask Fish (Submarine 4)||AT +100%|
|Grey Box Wheel (Desert 2)||AT +100%|
|Yellow Roundhead Stickman (Forest 5)||AT +600%|
|White Roundhead Mushroom (Mist Grove 1)||AT +100%|
|White Roundhead Tree (Mist Grove 1)||AT +100%|
|White Boss Roundhead Mushroom (Mist Grove 1)||AT +100%|
|White Roundhead Zombie (Desert 6)||AT +100%|
|White Skull Bat (Desert 6)||AT +100%|
|Red Gel Zombie (Desert 6)||AT +100%|
|White Box Zombie (Desert 7)||AT +100%|
|Pink Shield Zombie (Cavern 5)||AT +100%|
|Green Shield Zombie (Cavern 5)||AT +100%|
|Green Gel Bouncer (Forest 4)||AT +50%|
|Green Big Gel Bouncer (Forest 4)||AT +50%|
|Orange Roundhead Stickman (Forest 5)||AT +600%|
|Cyan Gel Tree (Cavern 7)||AT +100%|
|Pink Gel Tree (Cavern 7)||AT +100%|
|Yellow Cap Tree (Cavern 8)||AT +100%|
|Blue Cap Tree (Cavern 8)||AT +100%|
|Red Box Dragon (Desert 2)||AT & Slow Time +50%|
|Blue Roundhead Stickman (Forest 5)||AT & Slow Time +600%|
|Orange Coconut Spider (Inferno 3)||AT & Time +200%|
|Yellow Coconut Spider (Inferno 3)||AT & Time +200%|
|Blue Coconut Spider (Inferno 3)||AT & Time +200%|
|Red Box Dragon (Desert 2)||Time +50%|