Learn all about Elemental Mastery in Genshin Impact. This guide includes what is Elemental Mastery, building Elemental Mastery, EM effects, EM reactions, and more!
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What Is Elemental Mastery?
Buffs Specific Elemental Reaction Damage
Elemental Mastery increases directly amplifier the damage dealt by specific Elemental Reactions. Since two elements are involved, the EM of the character that activates the elemental reaction will be used to amplify the damage!Elements & Elemental Reaction Chart
Elemental Reaction Damage Increase
|Reaction||EM Damage Buff|
|Vaporize (Pyro + Hydro)||106.3%|
|Melt (Cryo + Pyro)||106.3%|
|Overload (Electro & Pyro)||483.9%|
|Superconduct (Cryo & Electro)||483.9%|
|Electro-Charged (Hydro & Electro)||483.9%|
|Shattered (Frozen / Crystallize)||483.9%|
|Swirl (Anemo & Other Element)||483.9%|
The stats in the above table are based on a Kazuha with 867 Elemental Mastery
Does Not Directly Affect Superconduct
Although it does say that Elemental Mastery increases Superconduct damage, it does not actually increase its damage, but rather increases the debuff. The higher EM, the higher the Physical DMG debuff resistance will be.
Increases Crystallize Shield Strength
Crystallize also doesn't get an increase in damage. It does however get an increase in the shield strength of the crystal it procs.
How To Increase Elemental Mastery
Build With Weapon & Artifacts
Elemental Mastery can be built with the use of Weapons & Artifacts. Specific Weapons & Artifacts increase EM with their sub stat and main stats.
Use Artifact Set Bonuses
There are a number of Artifacts that give Elemental Mastery as its set Bonus. Currently, both Wanderer's Troupe and Instructor give EM as their 2-piece set bonus.
With Skills That Buff Elemental Mastery
Some characters are also capable of temporarily increasing the EM of their team or other characters. Examples of these include Sucrose and Albedo.
|Characters With EM As Ascension Stat|
* With Constellation
* With Constellations
Some Characters Naturally Increases Elemental Mastery
There are some characters who naturally get upgrades to their Elemental Mastery as their ascension stat! Lisa & Kazuha are among the characters who have EM for their ascension stat.
Building Elemental Mastery - Priorities Vs ATK
Lower Priority For Main DPS
When it comes to building DPS, it's often ATK%, Elemental Damage, Crit Rate & Crit DMG that's a priority. EM should only be added to your character through Artifact sub-stat as a low priority stat.All DPS Character List
Secondary Priority For Sub-DPS
Most Sub-DPS are made for reactions which makes building EM for them a mid-priority. Similar to main DPS, build their Crit Rate & Crit DMG first and add at least 100 to their EM for better reactions.
High Priority For Anemo Supports
Swirl thrives with Elemental Mastery. If you're building an Anemo sub-dps or support, focus all stats on Elemental Mastery. You don't need Crit Rate & Crit DMG since Swirl doesn't Crit anyways.All Support Character List