Genshin Impact Elements, Reactions and Resonance Guide

by JuelDiCamillo

Elements 

In Genshin Impact are 7 major elements. Characters can use the power of the elements in different ways. Elements can be combined and interact with others. Also characters can force chain reactions when using an element which counters another.This process is called Swirl.

Types of elements

  1. Anemo

Anemo, the power of wind

Anemo is the first element unlocked by the player at the beginning of Genshin Impact. In game, Anemo can manipulate enemies by force through the power of wind, inflicting heavy damage. Should Anemo come into contact with other elements except Geo, it will convert itself and deal elemental damage to the latter one.

  1. Pyro

Pyro, the power of fire

Pyro is the second element unlocked by the player after the first encounter and afterward teaming up with Amber. Pyro is capable of setting fire on almost anything biological, inflicting burning damage to the enemy (causes a small burning DoT), vaporizing water, melting ice and overloading electro energy led to explosion.

  1. Electro

Electro, the power of thunder

Electro is one of the two elements players can unlock during their quest to stop the Stormterror’s ravaging the city of Mondstadt. Unlike Anemo, Electro isn’t very powerful when on its own. Rather, it is a synergy element. It’s extremely deadly against enemies empowered or inflicted with fire and water power, overloading the former with energy that results in an explosion while electrocuting the latter.

  1. Cryo

Cryo, the power of ice

Cryo is the other one of the two elements players can unlock during their quest to stop the Stormterror. Unlike other offensive elements, Cryo focuses primarily on disability. Reduces target’s movement speed.

  1. Hydro

Hydro, the power of water

It can be used to neutralize Pyro Dot damage temporarily and can be combined with Electro or Cryo for strong damage.

  1. Dendro

Dendro, the power of trees

There is not much information about this element. Enemy Hilichurl used this element combined with their shields to throw poisoned projectiles at the player.

  1. Geo

Geo, the power of earth

Players will receive the power of Geo upon arrival in Liyue Harbor. Causes the Crystallization effect (see below).

Elemental Reactions

  1. Vaporize

When Hydro and Pyro come into contact with each other an enemy can be vaporized.

This deals extra damage:
– When Pyro attack triggers the reaction: 1.5x damage.
– When Hydro attack triggers the reaction: 2x damage

  1. Burning

When Dendro and Pyro come into contact with each other an enemy can be burned.

This deals Pyro damage over time.

  1. Crystalize

+ any below

When Geo comes into contact with one of the shown elements above a crystal will be created.

It can be used as a shield when picked up that reduces elemental damage from that type.

  1. Swirl

+ any below

When Anemo comes into contact with one of the shown elements above it spreads the effect to a larger area.

It deals extra elemental damage of the absorbed element. Damage is based on the level of the character that triggers the reaction.

  1. Electro-Charged

When Electro and Pyro come into contact with each other an enemy can be electro-charged.

This deals Electro damage twice and bounces between Wet characters. Damage is based on the level of the character that triggers the reaction.

  1. Frozen

When Cryo and Hydro come into contact with each other an enemy can be frozen.

This freezes a target and has a stunning effect. Freeze duration is based on the level of the character who triggers the reaction. Can be shattered by a Claymore.

  1. Melt

When Cryo and Pyro come into contact with each other an enemy can melt.

This deals extra damage:
– When Cryo attack triggers the reaction: 1.5x damage
– When Pyro attack triggers the reaction: 2x damage

  1. Overload

When Pyro and Electro come into contact with each other an enemy can be overloaded.

This deals AoE Pyro damage and deals extra damage to GEO structures. Damage is based on the level of the character that triggers the reaction.

  1. Superconduct

When Cryo and Electro come into contact with each other an enemy can get debuffed with a physical res by 50%.

This also deals AoE Cryo damage. Damage is based on the level of the character that triggers the reaction.

Elemental Resonance

When you have a full party, you will receive buffs corresponding to the elemental types which are present in the party.

  1. Enduring Rock

->Interruption resistance increases

->When a shield is used attack damage increases by 15 %

  1. Fervent Flame

->The time a character is affected by Cryo decreases by 40%

->Increases attack damage by 25% depending on characters base damage

  1. Soothing Water

->The time a character is affected by Pyro decreases by 40%

->Increases incoming healing by 30%

  1. Impetuous Wind

->Stamina Consumption decreases by 15%

->Movement Speed increases by 10%

->Skill Cooldown is decreased by 5%

  1. High Voltage

->The time a character is affected by Hydro decreases by 40%

->If any Superconduct or Electro-Charging reaction happens there is a 100% chance to drop 1 Electro elemental particle.

->The Cooldown to drop is 5 seconds

  1. Shattering Ice

->The time a character is affected by Electro decreases by 40%

->when you attack enemies that are affected by Cryo or frozen your Crit Rate increases by 15% against this enemies

4 Different Elements

When your party includes any 4 unique elements you will get

->elemental resistance increase by 15% as a buff

Players can also combine buffs e.g.

When a party is filled with 2 Hydro and 2 Pyro elemental characters both buffs will be granted to all party members.

Players can also debuff enemies with a single element

Engulfing Storm

->Continuously drains Energy Recharge

Slowing Water

->Increases skill cooldown duration

Smoldering Flames

->Deals damage over time

Condensed Ice

->Increases stamina consumption

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