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

List of Elemental Reactions and Effects

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

Swirl

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Reactive Elements Anemo ➡︎ Pyro・Hydro・Electro・Cryo
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
Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Cryo Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Cryo

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

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Reactive Elements Geo ➡︎ Pyro・Hydro・Electro・Cryo
Effect ・Provides an elemental shield dependent on the element.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Cryo 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

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Reactive Elements Pyro ⬅︎➡︎ Dendro (Nature)
Effect ・Deals Pyro damage over time.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Pyro, Dendro 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

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Reactive Elements Pyro ⬅︎➡︎ Hydro
Effect ・Deals heavy damage upon reaction.
・Removes any element applied prior.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Pyro, Hydro None

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

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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

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Reactive Elements Hydro ⬅︎➡︎ Cryo
Effect ・Temporarily prevents all actions
・While Frozen, defense is increased
・Vulnerable to Shattered
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Hydro, Cryo 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

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Reactive Elements Pyro ⬅︎➡︎ Cryo
Effect ・Deals heavy damage upon reaction.
・Removes element applied prior.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Pyro, Cryo None

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

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

Overloaded occurse when Pyro and Electro come into conact. 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

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Reactive Elements Electro ⬅︎➡︎ Cryo
Effect ・Deals Cryo damage in a wide area.
・Lowers defense of all struck enemies.
Applied Element Before Reaction After Reaction
Electro, Cryo 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 defense of enemies hit for about 5 seconds.

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List of Reactions by Element

Anemo Pyro Hydro
Electro Cryo Geo Dendro

Anemo Reactions

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Swirl Anemo.pngAnemo Pyro.pngPyro Hydro.pngHydro
Electro.pngElectro Cryo.pngCryo
  • 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

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

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Pyro Reactions

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Burning Pyro.pngPyro Dendro.pngDendro
Melt Pyro.pngPyro Cryo.pngCryo
Vaporize Pyro.pngPyro Hydro.pngHydro
Overloaded Pyro.pngPyro Electro.pngElectro
  • 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

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

Light torch puzzles

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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

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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

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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

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Frozen Hydro.pngHydro Cryo.pngCryo
Electro-Charged Hydro.pngHydro Electro.pngElectro
Vaporize Hydro.pngHydro Pyro.pngPyro
  • Activate Water element monuments
  • Extinguish fires
  • Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

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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

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Superconduct Electro.pngElectro Cryo.pngCryo
Electro-Charged Electro.pngElectro Hydro.pngHydro
Overloaded Electro.pngElectro Pyro.pngPyro
  • Activate Electric element monuments
  • Activate electric circuit puzzles

Activate electric circuit puzzles

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

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Cryo Reactions

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Frozen Cryo.pngCryo Hydro.pngHydro
Superconduct Cryo.pngCryo Electro.pngElectro
Melt Cryo.pngCryo Pyro.pngPyro
  • Activate Ice element monuments
  • Deactivate fire traps
  • Make an ice bridge
  • Obtain Flaming Flower Stamen

Deactivate fire traps

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

Make an ice bridge

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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

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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

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Crystallize Geo.pngGeo Pyro.pngPyro Hydro.pngHydro
Electro.pngElectro Cryo.pngCryo
  • Activate Rock element monuments
  • Break hard objects easily

Break hard objects easily

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

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Dendro Reactions

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Attacking Element Defending Element
Burning Dendro.pngDendro Pyro.pngPyro
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Comment

1 Anonymous14 days

It is true that if you apply hydro to an enemy and then apply electro, neither element will remain after the reaction. However, if you apply electro to an enemy and then apply hydro, both electro and hydro will remain after the reaction (electro-charged). This is a great way to cause multiple reactions if you bring in pyro or cryo!

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