Earth monsters vary greatly, due to their great number, from being high endurance tanks to defensive damage-absorbers to high-damage semi-glass cannons, and each one can carry among themselves spells with crippling effects such as Daze, Diseased, Entangled, or even Afraid . Earth monsters have more monsters that attack with multiple elements than most other elements.
Earth weapons for adventurers come in the form of their no-drop weapons. Adventurers may choose to use other earth weapons but have to give up a weapon element for it. Guardians do not have this problem, as they may change their no-drop element, and it also changes their armor and shield element.