Although the Draconius GO world shares a lot with the Pokemon franchise, type effectiveness and type chart are not one of those things.

Draconius features only 5 types (also known as elements) which exist in perfect balance: each element is super effective over only one other element, each element has one direct counter and one indirect counter.

Type effectiveness explained

Usually, in games that feature elemental based combat, such as Pokemon, elements don't directly counter each other, they do it in a rock-paper-scisors pattern. The same holds true for Draconius GO.

Fire element, for example, is Super Effective over Earth (equivalent of Grass), but can be countered by Water. Water can be countered by Air, and Fire, which we started from, deals reduced damage to Air.

This relationship is best described by the following image, depicting the Draconius GO type chart. Arrow ends indicate that the element deals increased damage to the target and circles indicate it deals reduced damage to the target:

Draconius GO Type Chart

This chart is translated into the following type advantages table.

Type advantages table

When you untagle the graph illustrated above, you get the following table as a result:

Name Deals increased DMG to Deals reduced DMG to
Earth Arcana Water
Arcana Wind Fire
Wind Water Earth
Water Fire Arcana
Fire Earth Wind

However, due to the circular nature of the type system in Draconius GO, each element has also two additional properties that can be calculated from this table:

  • Takes reduced damage from
  • Takes increased damage from

For example, for Arcana, the complete type information set is as follows:

  • Deals increased to Wind
  • Deals reduced to Fire
  • Takes increased from Earth
  • Takes decreased from Water

As a result, it's evident that each element has one strong counter element (in the case of Arcana that's Earth) and one weaker counter type (in the case of Arcana that's Fire). We consider the weaker counter type to be the type that takes reduced damage from the source element.

This can be very tricky to remember and therefor, each creature profile in our database shows this info just below creature stats. Check it out on Picaroon's page (Picaroon is Fire element).

Type chart as JSON

For all the developers out there, you can grab our type chart in JSON format here.

{
    'AIR':      { dealsIncreasedTo: 'WATER' ,    dealsDecreasedTo:  'EARTH',    takesIncreasedFrom: 'ARCANA',    takesDecreasedFrom: 'FIRE'   },
    'ARCANA':   { dealsIncreasedTo: 'AIR' ,      dealsDecreasedTo:  'FIRE',     takesIncreasedFrom: 'EARTH',     takesDecreasedFrom: 'WATER'   },
    'FIRE':     { dealsIncreasedTo: 'EARTH' ,    dealsDecreasedTo:  'AIR',      takesIncreasedFrom: 'WATER',     takesDecreasedFrom: 'ARCANA'   },
    'WATER':    { dealsIncreasedTo: 'FIRE' ,     dealsDecreasedTo:  'ARCANA',   takesIncreasedFrom: 'AIR',       takesDecreasedFrom: 'EARTH'   },
    'EARTH':    { dealsIncreasedTo: 'ARCANA' ,   dealsDecreasedTo:  'WATER',    takesIncreasedFrom: 'FIRE',      takesDecreasedFrom: 'AIR'   }
}