Easily one of my favourite CYOAs. Its got interesting but touch choices, but everyting really comes down to personal preference.
I love how in this thread no one seems to agree on the 'obvious' best elemental.
I mean, we've got Cloud >>62326717
and then a guy giving Ice, Electric and Light >>62326821
as the obvious ones.
Meanwhile I'm sitting over here thinking it's *obviously* a toss up between Water and Darkness.> Water
Maybe it's a bit boring, but classics are classics for a reason and this comes out awesome.
Take Perfection & Dynamic Size traits.
Then we take Shapeshifting, Condensation and Canteen.
With this, you're not an elemental. Yo are the ocean itself, practically a minor god. Explore tropical seas, or just get up, and live your life normally. Water with shapeshifting seems solid enough to use electronics and stuff without getting it wet.
You can also purify water, and absorb it. So you could go to flooded areas and do an impression of that Burly paper towel from the Simpsons, then let it back out as fresh water (gotta be honest, would have taken slime if that wasn't a thing, slimes are awesome). > Darkness
Darkness is an awesome element! NIghtmare is a bunch of different abilites - huge size, shapeshifting, weaponry etc - meshed together with only the requirement it be dark, and your weakness has two different traits to take care of it.
For me I think I'd pick Nightmare and Eclipse, then use the hybrid trait to take the laser beam from the light elementals. I shoot moonlight at people. I am so fucking anime.
I really don't know which I'd pick. I suspect though the more practical yet boring water might win out over the more niche, but admittedly interesting darkness.
Posting a CYOA for the thread.