Elemental Maelstrom achievement in The Outer Worlds

Elemental Maelstrom

Kill an enemy that was hit with all 5 damage types.

Elemental Maelstrom-0.1
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How to unlock the Elemental Maelstrom achievement

  • LordMakanakiLordMakanaki2,236,591
    28 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019
    91 5 12
    The easiest way by far is to use the Prismatic Hammer science weapon, with a science skill of at least 80 (thanks to everyone who provided additional feedback on this). Your basic attacks cycle through different types of elemental damage, while sweep attacks apply multiple types at once. The weapon description says the number of damage types the weapon can cycle through is determined by your science skill (mine was 80 when I got the achievement).

    The Prismatic Hammer can be found on Groundbreaker really early in the game. Here's a video with the location:


    Once you have the hammer just swing away at a mega or named enemy.

    All credits for the video goes to RPG Division on youtube.

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    VaderAGI don't know what I'm doing wrong here. I've swung away at a load of mantiqueens and I see all the colours appearing but I don't seem to be getting anything here... Oh and I'm 95 science
    Posted by VaderAG on 21 Mar 20 at 20:12
    Apostle92627I respecced my science to 80 and 2 handed weapons to 50, and took my frustrations out on the first enemy I saw using the Prismatic Hammer, nabbing the achievement on my first try.
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 30 Apr 20 at 17:02
    nfgmusicPaulI changed from Hard mode to Story in the Monarch Wildernessw when I found a Mega Canid. Using the Prismatic Hammer was so powerful that the Canid was flying in the air on Story Mode, so try to hit that piñata in the air, lol. I had my Science Skill at 80z. U just have to reload a previous save to Hard or whatever u were playing at. Pop!
    Posted by nfgmusicPaul on 30 Apr 20 at 18:06
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  • Maka91Maka911,266,560
    25 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019
    38 7 11
    As you progress through the game's story, you will begin unlocking elemental weapons automatically, or will gain modifications to change the properties of weapons you already have. By the time you are finished on planet Monarch, you should have all 5 weapon damage types, or will unlock them shortly after.

    The types are as follows;
    - Kinetic (Normal)
    - Shock
    - Plasma
    - Corrosion
    - N-Rays

    Once you have all 5, equip 4 of them into your active slots, and find an enemy, hitting them with all 4 weapons. Go to your inventory and swap out the last type, hitting them again and killing them to gain this.

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    FlabyoYup, can confirm companion damage types count, you just have to land the killing blow. I picked this up entirely by accident while fighting a mega sprat...
    Posted by Flabyo on 03 Nov 19 at 13:48
    HashtagWabisabiAnother confirmation that companions count. I did this naturally with Felix and Nyoka as companions.
    Posted by HashtagWabisabi on 08 Nov 19 at 20:04
    FullMoonBeaverI was busy finishing off the Tartarus section against that big mech, and for some reason, I managed to pop this as I died while killing it. I had all of the damage types, but only used shock and N Ray damage against it.
    Posted by FullMoonBeaver on 30 Dec 19 at 10:16
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9385,680 385,680 GamerScore
    30 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019
    10 0 0
    - If you get the Prismatic Hammer shown in the spoiler below it will cycle through different damage types, the amount depends on your Science Skill which must be at least 80 to go through all 5!

    - When you see a big enemy just pull out the hammer and start swingin!
    - You can also give your companions elemental weapons to help cover your bases


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