As it would turn out, Toukiden is a well-balanced game – for the most part. Every enemy has a weakness to one or two elements. For example, the Manhunter – the large spider boss which happens to be one of the first you encounter – is weak to fire, yet strong against water. This is good to know, because you can equip a fire weapon before you head out on a mission that will see you up against a Manhunter. The information can be gleaned by reading the records section before leaving on a mission. As always however, you may not be able to read that information if you have yet to encounter the boss. For that reason, I have included a simple weakness guide below that outlines what each boss is strong and/or weak against.

Manhunter

Weak: Fire

Strong: Earth

Bloodhunter

Weak: Wind

Strong: Earth

Windshredder

Weak: Earth

Strong: Wind

Skyshredder

Weak: All except Sky

Strong: Sky

Jollux

Weak: Wind

Strong: Earth

Edax

Weak: Fire

Strong: Water

Pyropteryx

Weak: Water

Strong: Fire

Astroteryx

Weak: Earth

Terragrinder

Weak: Wind, Fire

Strong: Earth

Pyrogrinder

Weak: Water, Wind

Strong: Fire

Harrowhalf

Weak: Sky

Strong: Fire, Water

Dreadhalf

Weak: Sky

Strong: Earth

Viper Queen

Weak: Earth

Strong: Water

Viper Queen (Kagachime)

Weak: Earth

Blade Wing

Weak: Water

Strong: Earth

Blade Wing (Inkarura)

Weak: Earth

Chtonian Fiend

Weak: Water, Wind

Strong: Fire

Chtonian Fiend (Daitenma)

Weak: Earth

Hell’s Warden

Weak: Earth

Strong: Water

Hell’s Sentinel

Weak: Sky

Nightblade

Weak: Fire

Strong: Sky, Wind

Nightblade (Yomitosae)

Weak: Water

Cimmerian King

Weak: Water

Strong: Fire

Cimmerian King (Tokoyonookimi)

Weak: Earth, Water