Genshin Impact: All Elemental reactions explained

Stephanie Zucarelli
Genshin Impact update 4.1

Genshin Impact will require you to know about the characters’ seven elements during combat, which can create powerful combos when combined. Here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Elemental reactions.

Genshin Impact features almost 71 playable characters, and each masters a specific Element. This means that when building the team that will follow you on your adventures through Teyvat, you’ll need to keep in mind which one they master so you can get the most from their attacks combined.

Creating an Elemental reaction in Genshin Impact version 4.1 is not hard, but you’ll need to know how to combine them. Here’s everything you need to know about Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact.

What is an Elemental reaction in Genshin Impact?

In Genshin Impact, an Elemental reaction is the result of an Element applied to an enemy that’s already affected by a different Element. These combinations are essential when trying to win Genshin Impact’s hardest battles since they enhance the damage dealt to base attacks.

When choosing characters for your team, you should keep in mind that every Genshin Impact character masters one of the seven elements: Anemo, Geo, Hydro, Cryo, Pyro, Electro, and Dendro. This way you can deal powerful combos using Elemental Reactions.

Genshin Impact Aether and Thoma
Each Genshin Impact character master one of the seven elements.

Keep in mind that environmental factors can also apply effects to targets, which you can use to create Elemental reactions.

All Elemental reactions in Genshin Impact

Here are all the Elemental reactions in Genshin Impact:

ReactionApplied ElementElement combinationEffect
SwirlAnemoPyro, Hydro, Electro, or CryoSpreads the reacted Element to nearby enemies, dealing AoE damage.
CrystallizeGeoPyro, Hydro, Electro, or CryoCreates a crystal shield based on the reacting Element.
VaporizePyroHydroDamage dealt will be multiplied based on the reacting Element.
Electro- ChargedHydroElectroDeals Electro damage over time.
FrozenHydroCryoEnemy is temporarily frozen and stops all actions.
MeltPyroCryoDamage will be multiplied based on the reacting Element.
OverloadedElectroPyroEnemy explodes and knocks back targets in proximity while dealing AoE PYro damage.
SuperconductElectroCryoDeals AoE Cryo damage while diminishing resistance.
BurningPyroDendroDeals Pyro damage over time.
BloomHydroDendroCreates a Dendro Core.
BurgeonPyroDendro CoreCompound Reaction: Pyro damage detonates Dendro Cores.
Hyper BloomElectroDendro CoreElectro damage detonates Dendro Cores and transforms it into a Sprawling Shot.
Quicken/CaralyzeElectroDendroAffects enemies with Quicken.
AggravateElectroQuickened EnemiesDeals increased Electro damage to Quickened enemies.
SpreadDendroQuickened EnemiesCompound Reaction: Deals increased Dendro damage to Quickened enemies.
AggravateCatalyzeElectroCompound Reaction: Deales elemental damage
HyperbloomBloomHydroCompound Reaction: Increased AoE to Pyro damage
ShatteredFrozenBlunt attackCompound Reaction: Deals extra damage

Take note that some reactions will occur no matter the order they’re applied to enemies.

And that’s everything you need to know about Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact. If you want to know more about HoYoVerse’s RPG, you can check our guides below:

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].