Not sure if this goes in the existing elements thread, but I wanted to knock about what some particularly effective combos of melee weapons, elements, and/or Kanohi would be in a combat scenario, assuming the user is a Toa and gets to use lethal force. So, for some examples:
The Kadin would be devastating when coupled with any solid element like Stone or Ice, as the user could become a living missile with it and drop elemental payloads on targets.
Sonics plus a Suletu could be truly nasty. With the Suletu, you could probe an enemy’s mind to find out what they fear most, or even learn about a traumatizing memory, then replicate a sound they associate with that to surprise them and, depending on how severe the fear/trauma is, completely break their will. (Toa of Psionics can do this by themselves, but that’s just one element at work.)
A Toa of Fire might not want bladed weapons if he intends to kill a foe because his element would cauterize wounds created. Maces or truncheons may be more useful in this regard so he can create painful flesh wounds while also breaking bones. To add to this, his weapons would need an extremely high melting point and cannot be made out of wood, lest he destroy his own armaments.
Magnetism is a great element for ranged or thrown weapons, provided they’re made of metal. If the Toa magnetizes a target, then, say, shoots an arrow, its head will be guided to its destination automatically, making it much harder to dodge. The only problem is, if the entire weapon is made of metal, the whole thing will be pulled to the target at once rather than just the business end. It’d hurt, but I’d take a broken rib over certain impalement.
I’m curious what you guys come up with. Maybe it’d be helpful to consider really ineffective combos, like a Toa of Water with iron weapons.