Top 10 Elemental Powers

The Top Ten

1 Air/wind

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

I believe air/wind is the most powerful because you can stop people from breathing by taking oxygen away from an certain area. You can fly so earth powers are basically useless. You can stop fire by removing oxygen. You can make the wind into blades that can slice through objects easily. You can deflect projectiles by changing the wind direction around you. The only weakness this element would have is Lightning I guess and maybe ice.

Air is the best because you can fly duh you can kill people in seconds you can make any weapon out of air well duh you can make air portals you can make tornados you can maybe just maybe bend time and you can make a hurricane if you are by the water. You can literally rip anything out of the ground you can breath in space and you can fly to space you can breath under ground and under water you can turn into air and you can go into someone in air form so I think this is the best it should be number 1 people why do you not like air it is the best!

When you play Xenoblade Chronicles, wind gems are very useful. It can increase your Agility or increase your walking speed. Definitely the best element of both the world and in any video games.

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2 Fire

PEOPLE! Fire is not the strongest element! It is dependent on air, water can put it out easily, earth as well. In Avatar, I don't think lightning should be part of fire. Like aren't air molecules produced in AIR! Oh and also you can only make fireballs and burn stuff. With air, you can control winds, smoke, you can choke someone, glide and I think lightning should be part of air. With water you can control ice, and freeze stuff, bloodbend, make water into any shape, and make big waves. Earth can control rocks and metal, make amazing shields, control the ground beneath you and I think it should also control plants - Hydro_shinobi

I believe that fire is the strongest in my opinion. In basic knowledge though it all just depends on what the person/thing can do with it. For example most people might think that someone who holds fire just throw fire balls but their are many other things you can do with fire. A person with enough skill could even turn the fire into a substance that can go through something or they can make wing out of fire and fly. Even though I believe that fire is stronger there is no really logical answer on which element is stronger unless you give examples on what each element can do.

Fire is very powerful because its strong and if you ask me it's the strongest element. With fire you can make fire balls shoot fire or even make a fire shield. Fire can burn a hole town or even city. If you had to fight ice you could use fire because it melts ice.

Look,fire can be the best element because fire can burn on water. Litteraly. I mean it. With fire you can explode and reform. Air just streghtens fire. It melts earth. Light also strengthens fire.

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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

Assume lightning is the power to harness electricity, or to manipulate electrons, electricity, and lightning itself. Lightning is a force that unlike all other basic elements: fire, water, earth, even air or nature, cannot be thwarted. Fire is an unpredictable element, but still weak, to all others�"even air, which is intended to power it, can extinguish fire. Water is versatile, but that does not mean it isn't just as easily stopped. And air is supposedly the strongest element, and yet to become so, the wielder would need to be the most powerful in the universe. It is an invincible force wielding unimaginably dangerous power. Electricity in the smallest amounts can pass a current so powerful it can be commonly associated with death. Lightning itself can contain 1,000,000,000 V of electricity. Air may gather resistance, but air resistance can be easily disregarded by this element. Even more resistance to the point of humans falling like slips of paper would do nothing. The ...more

It is the strongest because electrons ar pretty much the size of atoms so I can leave and out of pretty much anything solid and it moves so fast you'll have no time to react with all the other abilities it's going to take time for you to react with it enough piece of ice is coming out to you after I calculate air resistance but with with lightning and Blues in between air so you can't stop it or you can simply bend it around whatever you shot at it and trust me it will move faster than anything issue

Going to go with lightning as long as I can turn into electrical energy, zap around power lines and clouds etc. They are always the toughest bad guys until the hero thinks about water. However I don't think water would be a problem. After all it's highly conductive and the power would just travel across it.

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4 Darkness/shadow

I'm sorry, but darkness is the best by far (my opinion only); you can see in the dark, become invisible, teleport to other shadows and manipulate shadows. Say if you were trying to get into a big warehouse, and there were guards everywhere. Make their shadows rise up, become spears and kill their owners. Then, to avoid the cameras, you teleport past or just go invisible and walk. It's extremely effective simply because there is so much darkness everywhere.

Darkness should be, by far the strongest. Due to the endless amount of supply one could use to fuel their abilities, whether it be the physical absence of light or someone's shadow, or even drawing upon the vast darkness that occupies the area between planets. And if one is able to control darkness, it would be able to ignore the limitations, weaknesses, and strengths, since it isn't a "normal" element of nature, rather the embodiment of nature's destructive side.

Darkness is the most powerful. You can escape guards my turning yourself into a shadow. You can create life forms and other living things like a shadow wolf, dragon, etc. You can easily steal or break in the most secured place in the world. You can even see the secret recipe in Coca-Cola unnoticed. You can manipulate black holes, create dark matter and energy, that means you can manipulate space and even time. The only thing faster than light is darkness. It is existent, but also non-existent. So practically it is very hard to kill. You can create anything with shadow powers, even extra lives!

It’ll be cool

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5 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

AND become a pervert stripping whenever it's's not how it works? Okay...l thought you would be like Gray from Fairy Tail if you had ice powers.

Freeze everything

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6 Earth

Earth is an fantastic element, cause you have the earth itself under your command! You can easily make shields of hard stone (almost impenetrable), you can shoot stones, make them sharp like knives, or you could create quicksand and bury your enemies, or control mud and throw it on people. The earth element also gives you control over calcium, wich also is in your bones, teeth and nails, also earth-elementals can control metal, and so they can move knives, bridges, steel, iron, and other base metals. Even gold, silver and bronze, or other minerals. Earth means also sand, and sand means also glass. So, earth is powerful. THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH!

I read the wind/air comments...EARTH IS USEFUL sure you have the ability to fly in the air cause your a wind/air elemental but earth can use sand from the ground to the way up so can make sand fists and punch the living heck out of people. Anyways, I LOVE EARTH there are so much possibilities you could do with this elemental power, like when you create a rock barrier from the ground to defend yourself but after you defend yourself smash the rock barrier so then it will create shards that will fly at your opponents!

Earth is my favourite as you can levitate rocks under your feet and basically fly, swim through earth, destroy entire towns and city's by taking the ground from underneath them, move entire mountains and place them in another area and even control all rocks and minerals and even the dirt/rocks on other planets!

Just think about it, have someone that’s controlling the air to choke you? BANG two slabs of stone crush them into jam. See a fire burning down a building? cover the house in sand, have someone drowning you in a sphere of water? Create a column of stone to push you out, then crush the culprit into jam. It’s easy guys.

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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

Water is a great element because you can manipulate ice and water. You can create weapons out of ice like spears,claws and boulders out of ice. Water can drown people, take the water out of a living thing, dehydrating the living thing, and create a tsunami. It can be used to heal the user or create ice barriers. There is water in living things, which means they can control your body and even worse, have you harm yourself.

I believe water is an incredibly powerful element, since you could use it in a variety of problems. Trapped in the desert? Counjure up some water. Fire destroying everything in it's path? EXTINGUISH IT! With the elemental power of water, you could create bridges made of ice, erode mountains in your path, and even send strands of electrified water towards enimies (water+air/lightning combo). All in all, with the ability to both attack and defend, water has it all.

Water is by far the most powerful element you ca control two thirds of the world for gods sake you can make tidal waves you can get moisture from the air you can probably control the water inside someone making it beat them up from the inside

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8 Magic

Magic in my opinion is all these elements: you have spells to control water, earth, fire, nature, darkness, light, lightning, ice, and other stuff. You can even shoot curses, hexes and jinxes on people wich have various effects (lamentation, crippling, torturing, freezing, burning, and others), and wizards have spells for practically everything! (Also create elixirs, arcane alchemy, cursed fire, necromancy, telepathy, telekinesis, psionic and concussive beams).

It seems very powerful and it seems like you could do anything with it. The amount of power with all of these elements combined should be the best. You would have control of all the elements, which is something I would want.

Magic is it's own power by itself because wizards and elementals aren't the same thing

Magic can do, like anything, kill, freeze, burn, poison, hex and countless more it's like, all the elements combined.

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9 Nature/life

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.

I have a feeling this might be powerful more than these other elements here in the top 10. For example, you can "feel" the animals' feelings and auras, even trees and young plants too, also if you get beat up by someone, your "friends", which are the animals, will protect you.

Plus, animals could teach you their ways! Example: A bull teaching you how to charge, or a bird teaching you how to fly! You'd basically have all of the powers of the plants AND animals. Nature is CLEARLY the best.

First of all you could never die! Plus to manipulate people, shapeshift, grow weapons out of your body, and to heal is honestly more powerful than anything

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10 Lava

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.

If I had to have 2 elements they would be lava and darkness

Lava is liquid rock so earth elementals can use it

In my opinion "Lava" is a big deal but water can solidify lave then it will turn to a nourish land. But in terms of chaos lava is the massive one. Tnx

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The Contenders

11 Void

Void is the absence of any element. With the power of void, one has the ability to control none of the elements, yet is able to dismiss them. Make a noisy room absolutely silent, rid the area of photons to make absolute darkness... Even repel the very air we breathe. With void, nothing can be just as dangerous as anything.

I actually looked more about this one up and it can do a lot more than is just described here and in my opinion is the most powerful element.

Void is basically unstoppable. It can just decay everything by folding everything into a big black void of nothingness

This is my favorite element I pretend to have every day and yes I'm still a kid AWESOME!

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12 Creation/Life

You can make powers and animals and living stuff. Magic and this one is pretty mush the same thing though.

What the heck you could create all the other elements

This is more like Omnipotent... :/ - GirlyAnimeLover

Dude, u could create an army!

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13 Metal

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?

Wire,Iron send,Steel zou chould destroy citys and if you can produce all the forms of magnetism than u chould have the power of Diamagnetism (levitation lets say neutral) and Paramagnetism(drawing of any materials if its attached to you're skin) so you can be telekinetic whitch comes whit the pocket power of tactile-telekinesis and Ferrokinesis which comes whit the pocket power of Density manipulation whitch is honestly extreem badass.. yeah and the mimicry or dermal skin/armor :P

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14 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.

15 Telekinesis/Mind Control

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

When your a mind elemental you are pretty limited on what you can do you can't have every power since telekinesis is really limited to lifting up solid and liquid objects.It also depends on how strong mind is.

The apility of moveing ings with your mind

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16 Light/spirit

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.

If you had the powers of light, you could run at the speed of light. Light is also almost everywhere so it would be a good source of power and you could fight people without even being at their location if you knew where they were. A blast of light would travel extremely fast.

Spirit powers can be relatively simple and meek, but as it grows it can give extremely powerful wisdoms, and come on, spirit powers are always very beautiful and heavenly. They are extremely powerful. I think it should at least be in 8th or something

I Like light because you can travel at the speed of light and not be effected, you can basically creat [ F-word ] RAINBOWS! AND BLAST THEM IN TO PEOPLES FACES! You can do so much with light! You can even creat something out of light like for example a mug! Or or a car! Whatever you want!
Light is awesome!

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17 Time

Time is...well, time is just broken, no two ways about it. If we're judging these powers based on fighting ability, than you have to realize that being able to react before your enemy is just busted, lol. Example! Ahem...How to Win a Fight when you can control time! Step 1: Stop Time. Step 2: Stab someone in the eye with literally anything! Step 3: Grab popcorn and then unfreeze time.

I know that was kinda graphic and cruel, but that's the really scary thing about time travel. Traceless crime. Stop time, rewinding either at will or upon death or something, traveling through, if someone has that ability and you don't, you lose. The only way you win is if they let you beat them, or they decide that killing you is either not worth the energy, or if they're a sadist, has gotten boring.

Controlling time is controlling the flow of everything. If you control the flow of everything you can't lose. For example, lets say something doesn't go your way. All you have to do is hit the rewind button and redo it the way you want to. This power makes the game unfair. Another way of putting it is that controlling time is cheating.

You can slow down time. For example if someone shoots say bullet at you you could just slow down time and dodge it. To everyone else it looks like your fast but in reality their just slow

What can't you do with this power. With the combination of time, love,life and wealth, you are invincible. Somebody of Air created a vacuum around you..? Rewind, Pause and kill your enemy. Somebody preparing to shoot a fireball.. slowmo the time and Dodge it. That's why time is best.

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18 Spirit

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!


19 Crystal

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

I love crystal

This elemental superpower is the perfect 1 for my superhero Saphire Storm!

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20 Thunder

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

For me thunder is the superior form of lightning why because it can destroy such as country when it gain to much electrons.

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

You can create sonic booms.

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