Originally Posted by Sith_Happens
It's not that fire was particularly better than the other elements, it's just that elemental weapons in general almost universally sucked in the first game because of the way the proccing worked, and both of the "always procs" legendaries happened to be fire.
Elemental weapons sucked in the first game? This is the first I've ever heard of that.
Given my primary was Lilith with a lot of elemental skills but I always found them to be much more powerful then their standard counterparts. There weren't even that many SMGs and Pistols that didn't have elemental damage. It seemed like snipers proced almost every time with any character, and it was one of the best parts about grenades and rocket launchers.
Assault rifles and shotguns didn't have nearly as many elemental options, but most of the time I found both of those gun types to rate low on my preferences.