The maximum level for all four elements is 10
. When going from 9 to 10, it is replaced by Max. You unlock/regain them in order of water, earth, fire, wind. Experience for each element is gained when using the technique on enemies. You can also buy new combos as you level up as scrolls from the shop. The most useful item is the Talisman that doubles your XP and halves your health. I suggest using the Talisman when you replay the levels to gain quick XP for each element.Water
- most useful for hitting enemies at a distance. I found it easiest to hit the enemies who throw bollas at you (the blue guys) or the lightning striking guys (the red ones). You can deflect the bolla back at the thrower and finish him off with
for easy experience. Water does not deal much damage, but it does do decent with combos. Fastest to level up in Chapter 2 or 3. Earth
- most useful for attacking larger creatures, such as mechs, tanks, and benders. This deals heavy damage but attacks are slower and combs are difficult to connect. Earth works best when you can pin someone against a wall and juggle them. Best leveled in chapter 3 and 4.Fire
- most useful for attacking large groups of enemies. I found it easiest to hit the clusters of human enemies with combo fire attacks. Deals moderate damage with moderate combing. Can be leveled in almost any chapter.Wind
- hands down the best and most versatile element. Useful for any enemy, although deals low damage. It may be best to use something different for a boss battle, but the comboing potential with just button mashing or continuous pressing
. Can be leveled in any chapter, but very useful against the dark creatures.
Any of these elements can be used in fighting if you keep their strengths and limitations in mind. The game kinda forces you to use the best fit for the situation. There is not enough time in the chapters/campaign to max out every element in one playthrough, especially given the order you receive them. So you must replay a few of the shorter chapters with your newly powered Korra and tear through them to level elements quickly or you can wait for Extreme Mode to be unlocked and play the campaign again to max out your elements.