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Genshin Impact elemental reactions and combos guide

Genshin Impact elemental reactions and combos guide
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Wind, fire, water, ice, lightning and earth, are the elements which can interact with each other in Genshin Impact, there is also an elemental reaction system which can lead to different effects and we explain all the subtleties to you in our guide.

Genshin Impact elemental reactions and combos guide

Often in games called gacha game, there is a type table or elementary circle between the various character elements available.

First, we will come back to the different elements available in Genshin Impact and which characters are associated with each. You can also refer to our tier list if you want to know what each unit is worth below.

Cryo

In Genshin Impact, it slows down your enemies. Here is the list of characters that are of this element.

  • Kaeya
  • Qiqi
  • Chongyun

Pyro

The Pyro element uses flames to scorch enemies or surroundings and inflict continuous damage.

  • Diluc
  • Amber
  • Xiangling
  • Klee
  • Bennett

Geo

The Geo element uses the force of nature and more particularly that of the earth.

  • Noelle
  • Ningguang

Hydro

The Hydro element uses water to put out fire or attack your enemies. It puts enemies under the "Wet" status, which leaves them vulnerable to electro-charged.

  • Mona
  • Barbara
  • Xingqiu

Anemo

The wind allow your characters to use its force.

  • Jean
  • Venti
  • Sucrose
  • Xiao

Electro

The electro element uses lightning to beat your enemies. Be careful not to do anything in the water.

  • Fischl
  • Razor
  • Keqing
  • Lisa
  • Beidou

Actually, there isn't any Dendro character in the game (but some ennemies / mobs have the Dendro element).

Relations between the elements

Image courtesy from Pluto in the official Genshin Impact forum - Genshin Impact
Image courtesy from Pluto in the official Genshin Impact forum

We offer you a summary table of the diagram presented above on the reaction between the elements and the elementary bonuses that you will earn. Many combos are currently available in the game that will allow you to build optimized teams according to the damage you want to inflict.

Element

Hydro

Pyro

Electro

Geo

Anemo

Cryo

Dendro

Hydro

X

Vaporize

Electro-Charged

Crystallize

Swirl

Frozen

X

Pyro

Vaporize

X

Overload

Crystallize

Swirl

Melt

Burning

Electro

Electro-Charged

Overload

X

Crystallize

Swirl

Superconduct

X

Geo

Crystallize

Crystallize

Crystallize

X

X

Crystallize

X

Anemo

Swirl

Swirl

Swirl

X

X

Swirl

X

Cryo

Frozen

Melt

Superconduct

Crystallize

Swirl

X

X

Dendro

X

Burning

X

X

X

X

X

Effects of elementary reactions

  • Vaporize: Increases damage from Hydro and Pyro attacks. (x1.5 for Pyro damage and x2 for Hydro damage)
  • Frozen: Traps an enemy in ice and immobilizes him. When attacking a frozen enemy, it's possible to break the ice if your attack is strong enough to deal bonus damage.
  • Overload: Create an explosion that deals Pyro damage in AoE.
  • Electro-Charged: Inflicts Electro damage continuously for a short period of time and if a nearby enemy is melt, an electric current is created that damages the nearby enemy as well.
  • Superconduct: Inflicts Cryo damage in AoE and reduces physical resistance to enemies hit.
  • Swirl: Deals extra elemental damage and spreads the effect.
  • Crystalize: Creates elemental shards to collect to generate a shield. The elements of the fragments are determined by the element with which the Geo element is in contact.
  • Melt: Increases damage from Cryo and Pyro attacks. (x1.5 for Cryo damage and x2 for Pyro damage)
  • Burning: Inflicts Pyro damage continuously for a certain amount of time.

How to unlock Multiplayer and co-op mode in Genshin Impact

Do you want to ally with other players in Genshin Impact? You will have to play through the game for that, since you have to reach a certain Adventure Level first.

Original content by Donovan"ZeroAk" Plault.

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