The world of Skylands is built up off of eight elements: Magic, Earth, Water, Fire, Tech, Undead, Life and Air. Each Skylander is associated with one of these elements and it affects what they can do in the game. There are currently eight elements that are known in Skylands, but there is a possibility of more that lie undiscovered.
In the console game, Skylanders can open gates of their element and gain extra power in areas of their element. In Arena Matches, some Skylanders get extra damage against certain elements.
In the 3DS version, the power of the elements do many things like activate portals, earn more essence (on selected days) and completes elemental match challanges.
In the webgame, the abilities Skylanders have in minigames varies depending on their element.
- ↑ Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Master Eon's Official Guide, page 17