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Genshin Impact - Elemental Mastery
This is a guide to Elemental Mastery, a character stat in Genshin Impact. Read on to learn what Elemental Mastery is, its effects, and how to increase it.

What Is Elemental Mastery

Affects Elemental Reaction Damage

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The higher your Elemental Mastery, the more damage you can deal from Elemental Reactions. Make sure to raise your Elemental Mastery for characters that rely on elemental attacks to maximize their damage output!

Who's Elemental Mastery is Used?

The One Who Applies the 2nd Element

The character that applied the 2nd element is the one who's Elemental Mastery is taken into account. So upgrading your main DPS' Elemental Mastery and having support DPS characters apply the first elemental reaction is a great battle plan.

Elemental Mastery Alone is Not Enough

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Elemental Mastery is a damage multipler on the initial damage you deal to enemies when causing an elemental reaction. Raising only Elemental Mastery may prove to be a weaker build if you don't build your character's ATK stat.

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A lv.4 Claw and Thunder press damage is a 249% modifier. having 1000 Attack causes it to deal 2500 damage (rounded). Keeping a high attack stat is necessary instead of focusing on elemental mastery alone.

A healthy build is to find a middle ground between raising Elemental Mastery and Attack as elemental skills also scales with your Attack stat.

How to Raise Elemental Mastery

Through Artifacts


Artifacts can increase your Elemental Mastery too (either by main stat or sub stat).

Some Artifact Sets Boosts Elemental Mastery Too

There are artifact sets too that can increase your Elemental Mastery like the Instructor set. Seek these out if you want to bolster your character's Elemental Mastery.

Level Up Artifacts to Gain New Properties

Leveling artifacts can also cause them to gain new properties. Such properties include bonus HP, Atk, and even Elemental Mastery. Make sure to level up the best artifacts you find!


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There are also weapons that increase Elemental Mastery. Unlike what common sense may indicate, Books and other magical weapons do not necessarily increase Elemental Mastery. All weapons increase your character's attack but some weapons can also bestow Elemental mastery as a bonus stat.

Level Does Not Increase Elemental Mastery

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Leveling up does not increase Elemental Mastery. If you wish to increase your Elemental Mastery, save your EXP materials for other Characters, as they will not help in this case.

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6 Anonymous7 days

Was looking specifically for a character list with that "Who uses it" bit, but at least half of what I was after got handled.

5 Anonymous2 months

>>1 just make sure that ur character that you have used after switching out has a elemental combo to trigger elemental mastery such as pyro and electro. But if you only do normal attacks there will be no elemental mastery to be triggered

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