personally, im happy to find explosions moved out as an element.
it helps focusing on it while building, and it feels like its special. Splash damag- wait that sounds wrong…
splash damage sounds so lame compared to explosion damage. But elements can splash, sometimes, so i guess it fits.
personally i wouldnt want explosive as an element NOW, because that’d be yet another element rolling around.
BUT, i fokin love radiation, and adding splash damage to any radiation element would be hilariously cool. I said i love it but i still think its a bit weak compared to others, so giving it a base splash damage bonus to radiation hits, like say, 10% of weapon damage, would allow for explosive builds to focus on radiation damage, HARD!