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All Elements & Elemental Reactions guide for Genshin Impact. Learn all elemental combinations, weakness, combos, chart, counters, list, synergy, best combinations, elemental affinity and more.

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List Of Elements

ElementsDetails
PyroPyroEffective against Cryo and Dendro enemies
Cryo CryoEffective against Hydro And Electro enemies
HydroHydroEffective against Pyro enemies
Electro ElectroEffective Against Hydro and Pyro enemies
Anemo AnemoEffective against Pyro, Hydro, Cryo, and Electro. Perfect for groups of enemies
GeoGeoEffective against all elements and shields aside from Geo
dendroDendroBesides Burning, there are currently no other reactions with Dendro

How To Cause An Elemental Combo (Reaction)

Inflict 2 Elemental Statuses

元素反応

An Elemental Reaction occurs when an enemy is afflicted with two or more elemental statuses simultaneously. Depending on the reaction, enemies will take additional damage, have their defense lowered, and more.

Swap Characters And Use Elemental Skills

Swap Characters

The easiest way to trigger a reaction is to swap between your own characters and use their elemental skills. For example, if you inflict the Cryo status on an enemy with Kaeya and swap out to Xiangling and use a Pyro attack, you'll cause the Melt effect, increasing your damage dealt!

You Can Use Natural Elements Too

自然の元素

▲Using the elements as you find them in nature can expand your battle horizons!

It's possible to use elements that exist naturally in the overworld to create a reaction too! For example, enemies that are on the water will have the water status on them, so if you use an Electro skill, you can electrocute them!

Elemental Combo Chart and Effects

Elemental Reaction Chart
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Source: this post on the Official Forums..

ReactionElementEffect
VaporizePyroPyro
+ HydroHydro
Increases damage dealt.
Overloaded PyroPyro
+ Electro Electro
Explode, dealing Pyro damage in an area. Can also destroy hard object easily.
Melt PyroPyro
+ Cryo Cryo
Increases damage dealt.
Electro-Charged HydroHydro
+ Electro Electro
Deals intermittent Electro damage. Also discharges electricity on targets afflicted with a water status.
Frozen HydroHydro
+ Cryo Cryo
Freezes opponents, making them unable to act.
Superconduct Electro Electro
+ Cryo Cryo
Deal Cryo damage in an area, lowering the enemy's physical resistances.
BurningdendroDendro
+ PyroPyro
Deals intermittent Pyro damage.
SpreadPyro or Hydro or Cryo or Electro + AnemoAnemo Deals elemental damage and spreads elemental effects.
CrystallizePyro or Hydro or Cryo or Electro + GeoGeo Generates an elemental shield, absorbing a fixed amount of damage.

Recommended Elemental Combos (Reactions)

Spread (Pyro + Anemo) Is Very Powerful Early

拡散

Spread occurs when you add the Anemo (wind) element to Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo. It deals huge damage and is extremely useful in the early game, as there are many enemies weak to fire moves! The combination of Pyro + Anemo is extremely potent and highly recommended.

Superconduct (Electro + Cryo) Lowers Defenses

超電導

Combining Electro and Cryo is another potent combination, as it will not only deal large Cryo damage, but also lower the enemy's physical defenses. If you have a character with powerful physical attacks, use this alongside them!

Crystallize For A Powerful Defensive Buff

If you add the Geo element to Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo, you'll imbue yourself with a shield that will block a certain amount of damage. If the enemy is afflicted with several elemental statuses, you'll get a shield for each one that's on the target, making this quite powerful.

This is particularly useful against large bosses that can't be knocked down easily, as it allows you some respite from their heavy attacks.

Elemental Reaction Effect Details

Vaporize

蒸発
Elements火Pyro + 水Hydro
EffectIncreases damage dealt.

Combining Pyro and hydro will cause the Vaporize effect. The effect itself doesn't deal damage, but it will increase the damage that you do instead!

Overloaded

過負荷
Elements火Pyro + 雷Electro
EffectExplode, dealing Pyro damage in an area. Can also destroy hard object easily.

By using Pyro and Electro together you can overload a target, causing a powerful AoE explosion. This explosion can also break down tough materials and objects. This is really useful against enemies which are using heavy armor to defend themselves!

Melt

溶解
Elements火Pyro + 氷Cryo
EffectIncreases damage dealt.

Combining Pyro and Cryo will cause the Melt effect. Just like vaporize, this doesn't deal damage in and of itself, but it does buff your subsequent damage done!

Electro-Charged

感電
Elements水Hydro + 雷Electro
EffectDeals intermittent Electro damage. Also discharges electricity on targets afflicted with a water status.

Using Hydro and Electro elements together will cause the Electro-Charged status. This will deal continuous damage to the enemy. Additionally, if there are enemies nearby which have the Wet debuff, electricity will discharge out to them and they'll take damage too.

Frozen

凍結
Elements水Hydro + 氷Cryo
EffectFreezes opponents, making them unable to act.

Stacking the Hydro and Cryo elements together will freeze enemies in place, rendering them unable to do anything. You will be able to attack them freely, making this useful for fighting on water. You can also use Cryo magic to create a path to walk over bodies of water!

Superconduct

超電導
Elements雷Electro + 氷Cryo
EffectDeal Cryo damage in an area, lowering the enemy's physical resistances.

Combining Cryo and Electro causes the Superconduct effect, dealing Cryo damage in an area. It will also greatly lower the physical defenses of opponents.

Burning

燃焼
ElementsDendro + 火Pyro
EffectDeals intermittent Pyro damage.

Dendro (Nature) and Pyro combine together to produce the Burning effect, dealing periodic damage to the target. Also, if the opponent is using a wooden shield, it will also burn it up and leave the enemy without defenses.

Check Out The Dendro Element Guide Here

Spread

拡散
Elements火水雷氷+ 風Anemo
EffectDeals elemental damage and spreads elemental effects.

Spread can be triggered by using Anemo on either Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo status effects. Doing so will cause great damage to the enemy. Since this reacts with so many elements, it's extremely useful and easy to combine.

Crystallize

Elements火水雷氷+ 岩Geo
EffectGenerates an elemental shield, absorbing a fixed amount of damage.

Using Geo magic on an enemy with either the Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo status on it will grant you a shield, absorbing a certain amount of damage. You are effectively immune during this time, so you can go wild and beat on enemies.

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