Top 10 Elemental Powers

The Top Ten

1 Air/wind

Air control is the most strongest element there is. Just use the air and push with g-force to basically be able to use other elements. Think on that for a second. You can send other solids and liquids. You can blast your own rocks. You can shoot liquids and make it precise by cutting down the air. It's basically turning all the other major elements into subcategories with air controlling it. You can make some powerful combinations, too, such as making a bright spark of light from a small explosion and clapping to control sound to make your own concussion blasts. Think offensively this is just powerful? You can use the air to cushion around yourself so the g force of anything is redirected. Ground attacks won't work since you can simply fly over it. Solids and liquids- once again- can be redirected. Thunder can be insulated. You want light and darkness control? Change up the ozone layer. Fire can't work without oxygen, and thus, you can remove it. Light and darkness don't really have ...more

Air or Wind is by far the most powerful element, simply because of the amount of things one can do with it. For starters, wind manipulation is basically telekinesis but better. And in addition, controlling all aspects of air (like how waterbenders can control the temperature and location of water) gives access to WAY too much. Suffocation, the creation of vacuums, plasma and liquid nitrogen/oxygen, sound manipulation, concussive wind blasts, a nigh-impenetrable wind shield, the ability to counteract even the toughest of force fields by simply removing the air inside it, the ability to redirect practically any elemental attack, controlling the contents of the air, and even the ability to keep oneself alive by using wind to carry blood through the circulatory system and keeping the lungs and heart working normally. And then there's the ability to "see" at near-infinite distances by sensing the wind, flight, immunity to suffocation or falling/blunt force trauma, combustion, ...more

It has the best matchups.
Water: Air can pressurize, or completely deflect Water.
Earth: Air can dodge Earth's slow ground attacks, and hit much more frequently.
Fire: Can create a vaccum around Fire, preventing them from using their powers.
Ice: Air can slip past Ice, and can even benefit from it in terms of Air's wind Blade attacks.
Neutral to Light, Darkness, Nature, and Time.
It's only weak to Lightning, and Aether. Other than that, it's flawless.

Air is by far the most powerful element as it can move water cause tornadoes (which can completely destroy the earth) and blow out fire. Fire needs oxygen and without it it will go out. Also with air you can control the movement of something. Air can also be a defensive element as it can be used for barricades. I believe that air is the most powerful element as well because nothing can destroy it just because you splash water through rocks and set a candle on fire does not mean that the air is non existent it is always there on earth weather you like it or not! This is personally why I believe that air is the strongest of the 4 common elements (fire,water,earth and air)!

2 Fire

Just what at someone saying you can just "remove" fire in the absence of air. Yeah, with a raging fire in California that's thousands of feet tall, we can just "remove" the oxygen in the air by throwing a net over the entire forest... That not only would be impossible due to the sheer fact that said net would be literally impossible to craft, but even if it did exist, it would just instantly carbonize to black ash in fractions of a second lol.

Fire you can just burn your problems

People just put fire because they like Kai. Seriously almost all the other elements can take out fire. - Malemann66

Magma is more powerful

3 Lightning

So electricity is the movement of electrons, yes? So let's assume that given the power of electricity you have the power to control electrons. Also, considering everything else, most elemental powers would be really bad unless you were immune to them, so let's assume that too. Now these are all the things you can do just by controlling electrons. 1. Electricity (duh, whether it's a simple shock or 1,000,000,000 volts from a lightning bolt, just zapping someone with this can kill them in less than a second, and it's not hard either. ) 2. Shockwaves and force blasts (the amount of force electricity has when it enters or exits something is powerful enough to literally knock you out of your shoes. Put this to some extent and you can knock your opponents far away. ) 3. Nuclear fission/explosion (now I haven't done all the science, but I'm pretty sure you can still create fission with an electron, but yeah. Just split an atom and watch the show, well actually, you would die too, it's more ...more

Lightning is definitely an element of many uses. Everything stated here is a testament to that. It shares the uses of other elements and can completely overpower them

This should be a least top 2 because lightning is actually hotter than fire and hotter than the sun (10,340 degrees) which is 5 times hotter than the sun


4 Ice/frost

Ice/Frost can do many things, You can manipulate water to turn into ice meaning that you can control water. This means that you can have ice anywhere on earth because there are water molecules in the air. Also if it is raining, you will have complete control over the entire area. Also with frost you could freeze people to death and/or create barriers to block attacks such as lightning and fire. Frost also means that it will be harder for anybody to hit you because you can either freeze the ground causing it to be a frozen floor or freeze them to slow them down and eventually kill them of hypothermia. If you could manipulate water that means that you can control human beings. Water molecules are inside our bodies, so if we can manipulate it, we can move it allowing us to control them. (Sorry about too much avatar references but it is true). And with Ice you could potentially fly because if you could control water, you could make ice particles around your body and move with the ice ...more

Scientifically ice is the strongest and I'll explain why. The power to create ice is actually the ability to remove energy from water atoms. Things don't get hot or cold it's actually heat. Heat is the transfer of energy through atoms and the faster atoms move the more heat they produce meaning it gets hotter. So the ability of ice is removing heat from water on an atomic level. Now here's the reason why ice is the strongest; anyone ever here of absolute zero? It's the stand still of atoms, when heat is no longer produced... At all. Now this is where things get tricky, because in order to get to absolute zero, you must break quantum physics, however if you were able to pull it off, by simply cooling water to absolute zero you could shatter a human body in an instant considering the body it's around 65% water. Potentially you could stop time with this ability considering that in order to have all the atoms at a stand still would require having every other atom in the world at a stand ...more

Honestly, Ice beats fire. I think that because in the challenges, they put a huge amount of fire into an ice cube. But what if there was the same amount of both? The fire would be put out within 12 seconds.


5 Earth

Earth is amazing! You can create stone walls for blocking incoming attacks, cause ground-breaking earthquakes, and even control minerals. Since nature is apart of the earth, you can also control the trees, grass, and other nature elements. Crush your foes with this earth-shattering ( really meaning that) power and save the world ( or accidentally destroy everyone with one fatal blow.

A strong enough user of Earth could level entire cities with the snap of the fingers, and the ability to create and manipulate the majority of the periodic table (the ones that are naturally solid) would be incredibly useful in so many situations.

Who doesn't want to level mountains with the stomp of foot?

Earth is absolutely the most powerful element. We just don't see it n the show if Cole used his powers fully he'd be nearly as powerful as true potential Lloyd moving mountains and stuff! - Malemann66

6 Darkness/shadow

This is the coolest power ever. Not only is it everywhere, it's really powerful too!

Darkness is the best element as it can control anything in the dark

I wished I has an element

Using this for a story thank you

7 Water

Water is basically the fundamental structure of ice/frost so this should be in 3rd place. Water can do all sorts of things. Since there is water inside our bodies, we can manipulate the water inside other people and potentially control them live slaves and kill them at any time. Water if frozen can create dangerous weapons and can do other hazardous things as well. If you were to freeze somebody they would start slowing down and eventually die of hypothermia. And/or you could solidify them into place by creating ice shards around them making it impossible to move around. If you were fighting against a person with an elemental power we would win. We could block lightning with a solid ice structure. We could counteract fire. We could use water molecules in a rainstorm to kill air. And we could freeze the ground causing earth to be useless. And with water we could make mist which will hide our presence. And we could use water dummy's, for instance, since water can reflect out images, we ...more

I think water is the most powerful because you can control the water molecules in the air or bend the blood of pretty much anything.
You can use it for traversal or fighting using water jets or as simple as a little drink.

Water can become frozen and stop the wind from penetrating it. We are not rubber so we can be electrocuted but we can also give the lightning or energy to someone else simply by touch. Water can be high in acidity levels so if someone throws a rock and anything for that matter you can create an acidic level so high it would melt rocks.

Water is the most powerful, it puts fire out, and fire can only temporarily change water, it can soak through and wash away earth, it can destroy the hardest of rocks yet it is as soft as your skin, it gives life and can take it, it can be any shape, it can be ice and steam and then water again, it can flow or it can crash. As Bruce Lee said "be like water" learn to flow learn to crash learn to be able to mould yourself into new things. Be like water in every aspect of your life.
My mixtapes are water

8 Magic

This is a really good power to have when u are facing a really big thing were only on type of power can face it or aka face it

-.*This is good because you could do any of the elements using magic to make literally anything! *.-

Magic could alter realitu!

Magic can be one or all of the elements, so the user could do all the elements. Also Magic can be the most dangerous or most helpful to other people, it depends on the person doing the magic.

9 Nature/life

Nature is often viewed as controlling all natural things. Including elements. So nature is everything. Nature as life allows the manipulation of plants and animals. (Humans count too.) So even if nature is just life then the nature user can control you.

Nature/life can beat The one above all

Okay, let's see... What was life again? Oh, now I remember. The ability too control life could kill us all in seconds! The user can manipulate plant life and vegetation, and animals. Users of this element could easily kill you by TAKING AWAY YOUR LIFE. Also they can mess with your lifestyle, making you a loser at school. Nature and life can also bend energy itself, and that is extremely powerful.

Nature is basically all elements everyone, fire, heat, sun, water, everything, there's no arguing, nature is the essence of all elements, even darkness and light, thus creating twilight. This is the most powerful element, not air, not water, not earth, not fire either, nature, it's a part of everything, it can beat all the other elements because IT IS them.

10 Void

With void you destroy something with a snap

Ya, its amazing

Void is not only space and time, but is also nothingness. Space and time are powerful enough, but with the addition of nothingness, it literally cancels out all other elements, with the exception of Creation. Make a loud room silent, repel the very air we breathe...endless possibilities. This is without mentioning space and time, both. Portals and teleportation, not to mention stopping time.
The only downside is if Void were to go against Creation, but even then Void would have space and time.

When people die, their souls go to the underworld. This is under normal circumstances. However, with Void, their souls would cease to exist.

If nothing else, said "nothingness" can be drawn from the infinite nothingness in between the planets and space.

Void is the king. Enough said.

You can teleport.


The Contenders

11 Lava

I think Lava is pretty powerful cause like you could destroy something in seconds

Lava is cool on so many levels...

I am sorry but lava has a meaning also like lava girl remember that well lava is the most powerful element of all because, you can kill people anytime when you are being harmed, which is why it is very important on life also that it has said that lava can create earth which can create another land on it's own powers which you can do, so please everyone I rest my case but lava is the far most element which also goes with fire so yeah thank you.

Lava would be a powerful sub element for earth as it can not only create lava pools and shoot lava, but you can also collapse buildings, burn down wooden structures, create lava disks, and if you can bend metal, you can melt the metal supports and vehicles. So basically it's the most powerful sub technique of earth.

12 Creation/Life

I like this one because you create life

Well you basicely god

Great thing boys

Umm... God?

13 Metal

I can beat people up and melt the metal anf d been them with I t

Technically, metal manipulation is a sub-class of earth manipulation, but it's still a really cool and useful power. It can be used to build, and/or destroy.

Metals are in the earth so it can be absorbed by the earth element

I guess you could bend walls?

14 Time

Time is way stronger than most of the others listed here. If you're fighting someone from a distance, then just stop time and get closer. Fighting someone faster than you? Slow them down. If you get hurt, just rewind your wounds. There are plenty of other examples when you think about it.

Time is the most powerful element of the universe, Because it can't be destroyed and everything in this universe depends on "Time".

The BEST Control time control everything

Time is just the strongest you wanna beat someone just freeze them in time and they stop existing want to create fire make the atoms vibrate faster want air power speed up the air in the direction you want time is everything and once you control it you become god

15 Destruction/Doom


Destruction is a pretty cool element because you could destroy anything but I think its dangerous. Also I rather call it the element of bomb.

Explosion is what I'm thinking.

Michael Bay

16 Telekinesis/Mind Control

Can stop cars

I needed a good tenth element and I really like this ond

What if you could control objects without even touching them? Or read someone's mind? You could carry a person if you were strong enough without even touching them. Or read their mind and see what they're thinking about! I think this is an amazing power!

You pretty much have EVERY POWER! I mean you can move ANYTHING, including Fire, Water, Ice, EVEN THE EARTH

17 Light/spirit

Light can control every element so I think it is the strongest element. For example, someone throws a fireball at you, you can easily redirect it with ease

It is the best

Light/spirit is awesome and is so powerful!

Listen. This has to be the best. Light is a force. It is carried by a force carrier called a photon. This photon takes control in making electrostatics and magnetism and light. So you could manipulate these things. And also. Spirit is a lively and heavenly objective that can be used in many ways. Since light is involved, I'm assuming this is angelic powers. Angels have the power to protect one another and use light to keep away bad things. They can manipulate clouds and even emotions and dreams. So in this case Light/Spirit is the best.

18 Spirit

Spirit is very likely darkness and necromancer

You can raise the dead. They will do anything you want them to do. They will worship you like a king/queen

Spirit is absorbed by darkness because they are both associated with fear

Spirit is the best!

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19 Crystal

I love crystals they should and it in ninjago

If you have crystal you can sell crystals for lots for money

This is the most helpful app for me because, I'm doing this for homework that I made for my sister. But she wanted it to be a teamwork project. So I did it. She made me one two it is about, drawing. It's to help me draw. Because I want you make a drawing of my teachers face for the last day of school.

You could create anything with crystals I know its like earth but earth can't control crystals lets get back on crystals you could shoot shards of them you could turn them into a gas liquid and more it's a cool power
plus you could make your own crystals that's how cool this power is

20 Thunder

This is the best element if in this world if we all have element power.

You will be a trailblazer like Zeus except better.

Thunder is already in sound / electricity. Sorry but thunder is only sound. Also note that thunder is the sound lightning makes. Completely in sound with electrical background

Thunder is absorbed by lightning because they are both parts of a storm

21 Speed


Go almost anywhere a human can walk! You can steal a lot of stuff if you need it.

Also like Quicksilver and flash they can run for miles

Like Hermes/Mercury in Greek/Roman Mythology

22 Energy

Energy could start fires & redirect ice, wind AND earth. You'd never run out of stamina & you could control lighting. You could even kill someone by taking away their energy, or bring them back to life, by giving them energy. You'd also be able to control a person, by controlling the atoms in their body. And I'm only naming some of the things you could do with energy. Overall, there's no question that energy is the most powerful element

Energy is an awesome element. The strongest Next to Creation.

As a kid, I used this as a fake power but know I know the truth I am so happy.

Energy will be awesome I could control anyone and have so much power

23 Poison

Poison ability is so much better than being immune. You are basically a deadly living weapon that could kill anyone. Unless you are immune to poison of course. Their are a lot of characters who have poison abilities mallegan, cobra, and coco.

Poison is Great because it can make people suffer or can make people weak making the User able to rob or put Bad guys in Jail...

You can shoot out deadly toxins at people and you are immune to poison.

24 Space

You can control space objects and space events, probably the weakest thing space can do is to send a doomsday asteroid, comet or even a planet to collide to earth. Maybe you can control stars, black holes neutron stars and maybe galaxies. You can control events like supernova and even Gamma Ray bursts.

I play elemental battlegrounds too


Def the most powerful element, you control every element. you have fire (from stars) nature (from earth) water (from earth) wind (from esrth) and etc.

25 Absorption

You can take other people's power

This power is very powerful, because you could possibly have many powers at the same time and use them to your advantage. Whether you how the power(s) for a limete d amount of time ( Rouge, X- men) or forever ( Skylor, Ninjago) your ability to own other power is powerful.

Absorption is basically the counter for the void element since instead of deleting powers it gains powers.

With absorption you could literally become the king of elements.

26 Gravity

In my opinion, gravity has to be one of the best. You can increase or decrease a person's weight, create black holes, and, because gravity can alter spacetime, you can speed up or slow down your enemies, or even yourself. You can also fly (technically). I suppose that would just be falling, just not downwards.

You can control gravity. So you can fly. So it is kind of like the force. You can raise an enemy army over 100 feet and bring them crashing down.

Gravity manipulation would be an extremely useful superpower, in both combat, and everyday life.

Gravity can be absorbed by earth because earth pulls you down do to it's gravity

27 Emotion

You can make people do your bidding by making them like you.

Love,Hate,fear,joy,sadness,courage. Use this power to persuade anyone.

28 Wood/Plant Life


Plant powers rock!

I think that wood and plant life would be pretty useful if you have it but all elements get out out by something

When referring to earth as an element it means dirt and rock.Wood is like making plants grow by force.

29 Blood

Just think of Blood weapons and the powers from deadman wonderland and how many psysical atribute enhansments you can have whit this kinesis type.

Blood has the ability to pop a blood vessel, control them and control your own blood to do many things,

Your can make people do things they don't want to.

Basically it's blood bending but with no manipulation of water

30 Dreams

Well I think this element is good cause you can make childrens imaginations larger and build up their hopes

It's basically a thing that I like is that people with power like this they can control them and you can yourself control the dream and make it your own fantasy world and with illusion it make it kind of real in the world

That is weird, if they wake up, they will turn on you.

Hypnotize anyone to fall asleep

31 Tachyon

In my opinion this should be an element

Bruh you should learn quantum physics. Tachyons are hypothetical particles which exist only in a false vacuum. They have the ultimate power of speed(faster than light), invincibility, intangibility, and nigh-omnipotence.

All though this isn't a technical element, (although neither are light, darkness, or magic), it is powerful. With this, you can go back in time, move when no time is passing (preventing yourself from being stopped by time-stopping abilities), you can move faster than everything (including light), and you can't be stopped (tachyons have an imaginary mass so they pass through everything). Plus you get an extreme amount of force by moving at that speed and nothing would be able to hit you if you were skilled enough. So, practical invincibility (nothing can touch you), and you can wipe out all life (you go so fast that no time passes. Powerful.

What can qualify as an element is be a normal component in nature which is why light and dark are on this this plus tachyons are theoretical

32 Creativity Creativity

You can make the infinity gauntlet twice and kill all of man kind

" so, not the kind of creative creativity. it is a power that can create anything that will last forever. like, if you do not have enough money to buy the video game you want, you could create enough money that would be totally real! Heck, you could become a millionaire!

33 Essokinesis

This is cool

So you can change reality? Wow!

Warp reality at you whim

34 Gender changing

Cool I need this lol


I think gender changing is really good because you can just turn into a boy and girl it is really good in a situation when people are trying to hunt you down and you can become any species you want.

35 Sound

With sound you can go supersonic speeds, create shockwaves, make a room completely quiet, or make it possible for no one to hear you. You can also make deafening screeches or high frequency that will blown someone's head. You can use echolocation and communicate with animals.

Actually sound is absorbed by wind because sound travels through air.

Watch “Lost Song” anime... if you sang a song and the power will go blow things upp

You get the same abilities as an air elemental but just not as cool

Audiokinesis(can manipulate sound)
Super sonic screams
advanced hearing
become inaudible

36 Heat

Although it can be used in fire this power alone allows you to make fire cold or water boil.

37 Death

Honestly, any form of element manipulation is dangerous, just because you control fire doesn't mean you are immune to it, powers close to omnipotence are always too dangerous, you stop time and you basically stop air from flowing into your lungs, stop light from entering your eyes and electricity from running, you create a big black void and NOT expect to be sucked into it? Also, it would possibly be highly dependent on how far you can see. Lightning would be like detonating a huge bomb right beside you,loud enough to make you deaf, bright enough to blind you, and that's not even considering what is needed to cause lightning... I could go on like this for ages, but I advise you carefully consider science before using any superpower

Good to see none of us want to kill people. This is last place. - MaxAurelius

Are u happy one flick can kill all humanity

38 Smoke

When an enemy tries to physically harm you, smoke can disappear into a location a foot away from them or behind them which is an advantage in battle

Well that will get rid of the fire and air problems.

Can suffocate victims. Use to blind. Can be used as faster traveling

Smoke is absorbed by fire because fire produces smoke

You are right

39 Form

Okay, from my perspective, you could literally turn into a giant anything, dragon, lion, human, ANYTHING, and just destroy stuff. Oh no, someone who controls ice! Become someone or something they love. Someone who controls fire, dragon, problem solved. Someone who controls air, same solution for ice. Someone who controls earth, dragon. Burn the earth. Your problems are solved. Dragon. In my opinion, being able to change form or something should be ranked so much higher.

Form is so underrated, you can literally be exactly what you always wanted to be, that really cool 7'12" NBA Basketball-Star, boom, done. You want to be the dragon who ate your little brother for being a stinker, done. You wanna be a disney princess for crying out loud, let's bippity-boppity-boo this sucker and you instantly become Merida and talk with a cool scottish accent. You wanna be somebody, something cool, you now are exactly whatever, whoever it is that you want to be. That's just begging me to choose this ability.

Cool,Love it! Good idea on this one!

Take the shape of anyone in the world and gain all their thoughts along with memories.But you do not get any powers.

40 Gold/Wealth

Gold is cool because you could be rich with it. I'm not saying gold is the strongest or most powerful but the hardest. Gold is a very hard thing.

Get all the money you want with this power. You can be rich!

But would it be like your minds or Pluto God of wealth

Can I have this power. My name is Tiffany Glaze B. Aviles

41 Magnetism

I think Magentism would be as amazing elemental power because you could control the magnetic field and control metal. It's like a mixture of Metal and Gravity.

Magneto power

42 Nuclear

Almost like Poison nuclear can burst out poison at will and also have side effects or chance of mutations.

43 Copper

ITs elastic conducts electricity copper dust if you breathe it in kills you can turn the copper to liquid and the liquid is hot copper liquid. Turn your skin as hard as copper and no knife or gun can hurt you no fists can hurt you that's an awesome power to me

You can also turn yourself into hot, liquid copper so you can not be hit, and you can be invincible when you create weapons out of copper, it will hurt pretty bad.

44 Land

Land is earth which in turn is an element

This is basically earth

Where do you think we get quakes from?

... already covered in earth

45 Love

Love is truly powerful because (my religion) God created love and uses it on us because he loves us as creatures of God

If someone wants to fudge you over it doesn't mean that love will magically solve all your problems

I want this and all the others. I want this so my crush will love me

So can I make my crush love me... : )

46 Weather

Every weather possible is just really powerful

Combining earth, air, fire, and water for amazing power over the earth's atomosphere

47 Combat

This encompasses war as well, thus it has many benefits. The main one being, of course, is being unbeatable in combat. The second is adaptability to any weapon. And because this includes the entirety of war, this also means unbeatable strategy and tactics. This is just old things. In today's world with today's military, stealth tactics and combative abilities are also present in the range of possibilities. One who possesses this is an unbeatable warrior!

Basically Ares the god of war in greek mythology

Yes true

48 Combustion

I like this element because I really like explosions, it also a good combo with the earth power: deoxygenation. it takes out all the oxygen from a place. then you can just explode them.

Make stuff explode at will but your not explosion proof

It is most likely you can regenerate from the explosion

49 Polonium

It is 1. a Real Element 2. Deadly (few grams of it can wipe out an entire city) - AlbertAngrySami

50 Nightmare

good idea

You can make people dream even if there awake

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