Learn all about Elemental Mastery in Genshin Impact. Guide includes what is Elemental Mastery, building Elemental Mastery, EM effects, EM weapons & artifacts, tips, & more of EM.
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What Is Elemental Mastery?
Increases Elemental Reaction Damage
Elemental Mastery increases directly amplifies 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
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 doesn't get increased damage but an increase in the shield strength of the produced crystal shards.
How To Increase Elemental Mastery
Use Weapon With EM Sub-Stat
Elemental Mastery can be increased with the use of weapons. Specific weapons increase EM with their sub-stat and also provide an additional EM bonus from the passive effect.
Use Artifact Set Bonuses
Apart from sub-stats, some artifacts have Elemental Mastery as set bonus.All Artifacts List
Elemental Mastery Buff
Some characters are also capable of increasing the EM of the team/active characters temporarily.
|Elemental Mastery Buff from Talent|
|Dendro Traveler||Sucrose||Shikanoin Heizou|
|Elemental Mastery Buff from Constellation|
Elemental Mastery Ascension Stat
Some characters who gets Elemental Mastery thru ascension and typically, the ascension stat improves the character's capabilities.
Building Elemental Mastery
Good For Elemental Team Comp
Typically, players tend to prioritize ATK%, Elemental Damage, Crit Rate, & Crit DMG and ignore EM. With the release of Dendro, EM has become significant to the point that some meta builds have changed like Hyperbloom Raiden Shogun.All DPS Character List
Secondary Priority For Sub-DPS
Most Sub-DPS can utilize EM since they can trigger elemental reactions even when not on the field. Similar to the main DPS, build their Crit Rate/DMG and ATK then attain at least 100 to their EM for higher elemental reaction damage.
Priority For Anemo Supports
Swirl damage scales with Elemental Mastery. If you are building an Anemo sub-DPS or support, it is recommended to focus on raising Elemental Mastery as much as possible. Since Swirl does not CRIT, you can prioritize Energy Recharge next to Elemental Mastery.All Support Character List
Priority For Dendro Characters
Dendro is the latest element that has been added to the game. This element leans toward Elemental Mastery more than ATK, even for DPS characters. The raw damage of Dendro could be low but the damage output from Dendro-related reactions could easily shred enemies' HP.All Dendro Character List