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Genshin - Elemental Reactions

This is a guide to every Elemental Reaction in Genshin Impact. If you want to know how to activate each Elemental Reaction, check it out here first!

List of Elemental Reactions and Effects

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Reactions Elements Effect
Swirl Genshin - Anemo Icon ➡︎
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon
Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
Deals damage based on nearby elements and spreads the element.
Crystallize Genshin - Geo Icon ➡︎
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon
Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
Creates a shield based on the corresponding element.
Burning
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Dendro Icon
Deals Pyro damage over time.
Vaporize
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Hydro Icon
Target receives more damage from the corresponding element.
Electro-Charged
Genshin - Electro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Hydro Icon
Target takes Electro damage over time.
Frozen
Genshin - Hydro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
Target is temporarily frozen, stopping all actions but increasing defense.
Melt
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
Target receives more damage from the corresponding element.
Overloaded
Genshin - Electro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Pyro Icon
The explosion caused by Pyro and Electro deals AoE damage and destroys hard objects.
Superconduct
Genshin - Electro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
AoE Cryo damage occurs and defense is lowered.

Swirl

Swirl

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Anemo Icon ➡︎ Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
Effect ・Damage is dealt based on the applied element.
・Applies the nearby element to other targets.
・Target element is spread.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon

Swirl activates when Anemo is used against an enemy that has Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo already applied to it. When a Swirl reaction occurs, damage dependent on the element it reacted with will hit nearby enemies and apply that element to them as well. If the applied element was Hydro it will freeze enemies or burn enemies if the element was Dendro.

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Crystallize

Crystallize

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Geo Icon ➡︎
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
Effect ・Provides an elemental shield dependent on the element.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Pyro Icon Genshin - Hydro Icon Genshin - Cryo Icon Genshin - Electro Icon
None

Crystallize activates when Geo comes into contact with an enemy that has Pyro, Hydro, Electro, or Cryo applied to it. When a Crystallize reaction occurs, the applied element on the enemy will disappear and an elemental shield dependent on the element it came into contact with will surround the player. The Elemetnal Shield will protect the player from the corresponding elemental damage, but if no damage is taken it will disappear in roughly 15 seconds.

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Burning

Burning

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Dendro Icon
Effect ・Deals Pyro damage over time.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Pyro Icon , Genshin - Dendro Icon
None

Burning activates when Pyro comes into contact with Dendro. When a Burning reaction occurs, Pyro damage will be dealt over time for around 5 seconds. Burning can also be used to destroy Dendro objects in the field like thorns.

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Vaporize

Vaporize

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Hydro Icon
Effect ・Deals heavy damage upon reaction.
・Removes any element applied prior.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Pyro Icon , Genshin - Hydro Icon
None
Damage Multiplier Hydro ➡︎ Pyro Pyro ➡︎ Hydro
x1.5 x2

Vaporize activates when Pyro comes into contact with Hydro and vice versa. When Vaporize occurs, the target will take increased damage and their previously applied element will be removed. The increased damage will only occur once per reaction.

The best way to utilize Vaporize is against enemies like Slimes or Abyss Reapers with innate elements without the player applying one.

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Electro-Charged

Electro-Charged

Reactive Elements Hydro ⬅︎➡︎ Electro
Effect ・Deals Electro damage over time.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Hydro, Electro None

Electro-Charged occurs when Hydro or Electro come into contact with each other. When an Electro-Charged reaction activates, nearby targets will take Electro damage over time. Due to this, you should try to set off Electro-Charged around a large group of enemies to maximize damage. However, the damage only lasts for a short period of time and hits 1-2 times.

When it's raining, the Wet status will be applied to everything in the area, making it easy to cause an Electro-Charged reaction.

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Frozen

Frozen

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Hydro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
Effect ・Temporarily prevents all actions
・While Frozen, defense is increased
・Vulnerable to Shattered
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Hydro Icon , Genshin - Cryo Icon
None

Frozen occurs when Hydro and Cryo come into contact with one another. When Frozen activates, the target will be unable to act for 5 seconds. However, in this time their defense will rise. Frozen can be set off against enemies in water or rain. Frozen enemies also become vulnerable to shattering if hit by large weapons like Claymores.

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Melt

Melt

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Pyro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
Effect ・Deals heavy damage upon reaction.
・Removes element applied prior.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Pyro Icon , Genshin - Cryo Icon
None
Damage Multiplier Pyro ➡︎ Cryo Cryo ➡︎ Pyro
x1.5 x2

Melt occurs when Pyro and Cryo come into contact with one another. When a target is hit with Melt, they will take increased damage and their previously applied element will be removed. Due to this, like Vaporize, the increased damage will only occur once per reaction.

Also like Vaporize, Melt is best used against enemies like Slimes or Abyss Reapers who have innate elements.

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Overloaded

Overloaded

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Electro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Pyro Icon
Effect ・Deals Pyro damage to a wide area
・Any hard objects in the area will break
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Electro Icon , Genshin - Pyro Icon
None

Overloaded occurs when Electro and Pyro come into contact. When Overloaded activates, AoE Pyro damage will hit all nearby enemies. Because of this, it's best to cause Overloaded when there are a large amount of enemies nearby.

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Superconduct

Superconduct

Reactive Elements
Genshin - Electro Icon ⬅︎➡︎ Genshin - Cryo Icon
Effect ・Deals Cryo damage in a wide area.
・Lowers physical resistance of all struck enemies.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Genshin - Electro Icon , Genshin - Cryo Icon
None

Superconduct occurs when Electro and Cryo come into contact. When a Superconduct reaction activates, AoE Cryo damage will hit nearby enemies. Because of this, you should cause a Superconduct reaction when multiple enemies are nearby.

Superconduct will also lower the physical resistance of enemies hit for about 12 seconds.

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List of Reactions by Element

Anemo Pyro Hydro
Electro Cryo Geo Dendro

Anemo Reactions

Anemo Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Swirl AnemoAnemo PyroPyro HydroHydro
ElectroElectro CryoCryo
  • Activate Wind element monuments
  • Activate windmills
  • Obtain Dandelion seeds

Activate windmills

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You can find windmills all around the wilds of Teyvat. Using the anemo skill on the windmill will activate a wind current that you can use to reach high places.

Obtain Dandelion seeds

Dandelion

Using the anemo skill on Dandelions will allow you to collect the seeds.

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Pyro Reactions

Pyro Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Burning PyroPyro DendroDendro
Melt PyroPyro CryoCryo
Vaporize PyroPyro HydroHydro
Overloaded PyroPyro ElectroElectro
  • Activate Fire element monuments
  • Burn thorn obstacles
  • Burn wooden shields
  • Thaw frozen treasure chests
  • Light campfires to use for cooking
  • Light torch puzzles
  • Obtain Electro Crystals
  • Obtain Mist Flower Corolla

Thaw frozen treasure chests

Frozen Treasure Chest

You can use the Pyro skill to melt frozen chests so you can open them.

Light torch puzzles

Torch

While adventuring through Teyvat, you can find torches that you need to light up with a Pyro skill. Usually lighting all torches in an area will reward you with a chest to open.

Obtain Electro Crystals

Electro Crystal

Electro crystals can be mined by using the Overloaded elemental reaction, which you can get by hitting the electro crystals with a Pyro skill.

Obtain Mist Flower Corolla

Mist Flower

Mist Flowers can often be found in lakes or bodies of water surrounded by a small frozen area. Using the Pyro skill will allow you

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Hydro Reactions

Hydro Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Frozen HydroHydro CryoCryo
Electro-Charged HydroHydro ElectroElectro
Vaporize HydroHydro PyroPyro
  • Activate Water element monuments
  • Extinguish fires
  • Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Flaming Flower

Flaming flowers can be found in the grassy fields of Teyvat. Using a Hydro skill on them will allow you to collect the Flaming Flower Stamen.

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Electro Reactions

Electro Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Superconduct ElectroElectro CryoCryo
Electro-Charged ElectroElectro HydroHydro
Overloaded ElectroElectro PyroPyro
  • Activate Electric element monuments
  • Activate electric circuit puzzles

Activate electric circuit puzzles

Electric Circuit

Some dungeons have electric circuit puzzles that you need to activate using an Electro skill.

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Cryo Reactions

Cryo Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Frozen CryoCryo HydroHydro
Superconduct CryoCryo ElectroElectro
Melt CryoCryo PyroPyro
  • Activate Ice element monuments
  • Deactivate fire traps
  • Make an ice bridge
  • Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Deactivate fire traps

Fire Trap

Some dungeons have fire traps that you can temporarily disable by using the cryo skill on them.

Make an ice bridge

Time and the Wind_Island

Using a Cryo skill on water can freeze it, allowing you to stand and walk on it. This is useful when you need to cross long bodies of water without using up your stamina.

Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Flaming Flower

Flaming flowers can be found in the grassy fields of Teyvat. Using a Cryo skill on them will allow you to collect the Flaming Flower Stamen.

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Geo Reactions

Geo Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Crystallize GeoGeo PyroPyro HydroHydro
ElectroElectro CryoCryo
  • Activate Rock element monuments
  • Break hard objects easily

Break hard objects easily

Rock Treasure

Geo skills can be used to break rocks, ores, and even the rock shield more efficiently.

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Dendro Reactions

Dendro Reaction

Attacking Element Defending Element
Burning DendroDendro PyroPyro
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Elemental Reaction Achievement

Dolorous Stroke Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementDolorous Stroke 5 Primogems
Objective : Defeat an opponent by Shattering the ice they were trapped in.

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