Genshin Impact Elemental Combos Guide

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Genshin Impact's elemental attacks are one of the game's most defining, yet difficult to understand, features. These attacks work similarly to those found in other action role-playing games, but they provide a level of depth that you may not be used to.

You can deal elemental damage by attacking enemies as you'd expect, but you can also combine elements for even greater impact in MiHoYo's free-to-play game.

In this Genshin Impact guide, we'll cover how elemental attacks work and list the many elemental combos the game has to offer.

How Items Work in Genshin Impact

As you'd expect, elemental damage is more powerful than standard damage on some enemies. Depending on the enemy and what element they are weak to, you will want to prioritize certain elemental attacks over others.

For example, you can use the Pyro elemental attack on weak shoot enemies, or the Hydro element on weak water enemies.

Elemental attacks also have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the environment around enemies.

If your enemies are in water, using Electro attacks will increase the effectiveness of the elemental attack, causing Electro damage over a period of time. The same can be said of Pyro's combination with Dendro; if your enemies are in the wild, Pyro attacks will cause burns over time.

List of items

Here is a list of all items and their corresponding names in Genshin Impact:

  • Anemo – Wind
  • Cryo – Frost
  • Dendro - Nature
  • Electro – Lightning
  • Geo – Earth
  • Hydro-Water
  • Pyro – Fire

Elemental Combos

As mentioned above, you can cause elemental reactions by combining two or more elements. Below is a list of the different elemental combos you can perform in Genshin Impact.

  • Blizzard = Cryo + Anemo – Bypass enemy defenses
  • Burn = Dendro + Pyro – Inflicts Pyro damage over time
  • Crystalize = Geo + Cryo, Electro, Hydro or Pyro – Grants crystal shield
  • Dust = Geo + Anemo – Knocks enemies back
  • Electro-Charged = Electro + Hydro – Inflicts Electro damage over time
  • Fire storm
  • Frozen = Cryo + Hydro – Freezes the enemy
  • Magma = Geo + Pyro – Applies a fire shield that burns enemies
  • Melt = Cryo + Pyro – Deals extra damage
  • Mud = Geo + Hydro – Slows enemy movement and attack speed
  • Overcharged = Electro + Pyro – Launches the AoE Pyro attack
  • Poison = Dendro + Hydro – Launches an AoE poison attack
  • Shatter = Geo + Cryo – Increases critical attack chance
  • Superconduct = Cryo + Electro – Launches a Cryo AoE attack and reduces enemy physical resistance by 50%
  • Whirlwind = Anemo + Cryo, Electro, Hydro, or Pyro – Deals bonus elemental damage and causes spread
  • Thorn = Geo + Dendro – Inflicts bleeding on enemies and leaves sharp traps that cause damage
  • Vaporize = Hydro + Pyro – Deals extra damage

While playing Genshin Impact, you will encounter temples, which serve as dungeons, which throw enemies and puzzles at you. To get the most out of your dungeon exploration, you can bring a party of four with you, each with their own elemental abilities.

The items assigned to each character will provide various effects when combined with each other, so be sure to pay attention to which items you have in your party.

How to verify a group member's item

You can check which item is linked to a party member by looking at the icon above their head, next to their name, in the party selection screen.

Powerful party item combos

Here are some basic combinations you'll want to keep an eye out for. To get the desired buff, you must have characters with these elements in your party.

  • Enduring Rock = Geo + Geo – Improves your party's resistance to interrupts and increases your attack damage by 15% while shielded
  • Fervent Flames = Pyro + Pyro – Decreases Cryo impact on your party by 40% and increases attack by 25%
  • Soothing Water = Hydro + Hydro – Decreases Pyro impact on your party by 40% and increases healing by 30%
  • Raging Winds = Anemo + Anemo – Reduces your party's stamina consumption by 15%, increases movement speed by 10%, and shortens skill CD by 5%
  • High Voltage = Electro + Electro – Decreases the impact of Hydro on your party by 40% and Superconduct, Overloaded and Electro-Charged have a 100% chance to spawn an Elemental Electro Particle
  • Shattering Ice = Cryo + Cryo – Decreases Electro's impact on your party by 40% and increases crit rate by 15% towards enemies hit by Cryo
  • Protective Canopy = four unique elements – Increases elemental resistance by 15%

And that sums up everything you need to know about elemental combos in Genshin Impact. Be sure to keep checking back for more tips, and if this guide helped you, be sure to visit the Genshin Impact hub page here for more.

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