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Genshin - Abyss Herald Wicked Torrents Guide

The Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents is an Elite enemy type added in update 1.4 of Genshin Impact and then later added as an Open World enemy in update 2.4. For information on the Abyss Herald, locations, weaknesses, and strategies on how to fight, check out this guide!

Abyss Herald Release Date

Releases with Chapter 1 Act 4

Genshin Impact - The Abyss Herald releases April 12 with Chapter 1 Act 4

Release Date April 12th 2021

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Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents Basic Information

Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents

Face the Herald 3 Times During the Story Quest

The Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents will be encountered during the Archon Quest, We Will Be Reunited. You will get to fight the Abyss Herald a total of three times during the Archon Quest; twice in the domain, and once in the Boreas Area in Wolvendom.

Released on Version 1.4

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The Abyss Herald: Wicket Torrets was released in version 1.4 of Genshin Impact, on March 17, 2021. It was the first new enemy that was introduced that was part of the Abyss Order.
Version 1.4 Release Date & Patch Notes

Where to Find Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents

All Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents Locations in Enkanomiya

Enkanmoiya Abyss Herald Locations
Note: The numbers indicate how many Abyss Heralds can be found in each location.

Abyss Heralds were added as a new Open World Elite Enemy in update 2.4 of Genshin Impact. They drop the same character level-up materials as Abyss Mages

Genshin Impact 2.4 Patch Notes

Spiral Abyss Chambers

The Abyss Herald is also commonly found in the different floors of the Spiral Abyss. It will usually be accompanied by other enemies.

How to Beat - Abyss Herald

Avoid Attacks to Avoid Increasing Skill CD

Genshin - Abyss Herald CD Reduction

As much as possible, try to avoid getting hit by the Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents, as some of his attacks increase the CD of your character's skill if they are currently on cooldown. You can also use shields to avoid getting hit without dodging.

Use Cryo and Hydro to Freeze

Genshin - Abyss Herald Cryo and Hydro Reactions

You can Freeze the Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents to render them immobile for a few seconds. The Abyss Herald utilizes the Hydro Element, however in order to freeze the Abyss Herald, you will need a Hydro character for the Freeze reaction to work when applying Cryo.

When the Abyss Herald activates its shield, it also applies Hydro to itself, so you can freeze them as much as you can.

Use Cryo or Electro to Destroy the Shield

Genshin - Abyss Herald Cryo and Electro Reactions

The Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents will be able generate a shield when you fight him for the second time onwards. The shield activates when its HP gets low. Aside from Cryo characters, you can also bring an Electro Character to break the shield much faster.

Recommended Characters

We recommend bringing at least one Cryo character and one Hydro character before taking on the Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents, as it is susceptible to Freeze. Pyro and Electro characters are also viable in dealing damage and breaking shields respectively.

Cryo Characters for Freeze and Shield Breaking

Aloy ImageAloy Ayaka ImageAyaka Eula ImageEula
Ganyu ImageGanyu Qiqi ImageQiqi Shenhe ImageShenhe
Chongyun ImageChongyun Diona ImageDiona Kaeya ImageKaeya
Rosaria ImageRosaria

Hydro Characters to Enable Freeze

Kokomi ImageKokomi Mona ImageMona Tartaglia ImageTartaglia
Barbara ImageBarbara Xingqiu ImageXingqiu

Pyro Characters for Vaporize

Diluc ImageDiluc Hu Tao ImageHu Tao Klee ImageKlee
Yoimiya ImageYoimiya Amber ImageAmber Bennett ImageBennett
Thoma ImageThoma Xiangling ImageXiangling Xinyan ImageXinyan
Yanfei ImageYanfei

Electro Characters for Shield Breaking

Keqing ImageKeqing Raiden ImageRaiden Traveler (Electro) ImageTraveler (Electro)
Beidou ImageBeidou Fischl ImageFischl Lisa ImageLisa
Razor ImageRazor Sara ImageSara

Characters that Provide Healing and Shields

Bennett Image Bennett Zhongli Image Zhongli Noelle Image Noelle
Jean Image Jean

Abyss Herald Phases

HP Buffs
Around 75% HP Abyss Mages appear. (Only in Round 3 of We Will Be Reunited)
Around 50% HP Abyss Herald uses more attacks.
Around 25% HP Abyss Herald creates a Hydro Shield.

Abyss Herald Attack Patterns

This is the moveset of the Abyss Herald, which makes use of its Hydro Sword attacks to deal high DMG.

Attack Patterns How to Dodge
Genshin - Abyss Herald Spin Attack
Spin Attack
The Abyss Herald launches himself forward with a vertical spin move. As soon as the Abyss Herald extends both swords, dodge to either side.
Genshin - Abyss Herald 3 Hit Combo
3 Hit Combo
The Abyss Herald unleashes a 3-hit melee combo. This can easily be dodged by moving back or to the side.
Genshin - Abyss Herald Quick Slash
Quick Slash
The Abyss Herald launches a quick ranged slash. This can be dodged quickly.
Genshin - Abyss Herald Slash Shockwave
Slash Shockwave
Very similar to the normal quick slash move, however this time each slash shoots out a hydro shockwave that can knock you down. Dodge to either side of the Abyss Herald's swings to avoid the shockwave.
Genshin - Abyss Herald Cross Slash Shockwave
Cross Slash Shockwave
The Abyss Herald crosses his swords and sends out a large cross shaped shockwave. When the Abyss Herald raises both swords, move far to one side.
Genshin - Abyss Herald Sword Flurry AoE
Sword Flurry AoE
The Abyss Herald swings wildly finishing with a large AoE attack. Be careful not to get caught in the flurry of swings, as it will knock you down and deal high DMG.

Abyss Herald Abyss Mages

Genshin Impact - Abyss Herald Abyss Mages

Exclusive to the 3rd Round of the Archon Quest; We Will Be Reunited, two Abyss Mages appear to fight alongside the Abyss Herald when the Abyss Herald's HP falls around 75%.

Focus on taking out the Abyss Mages first to make the battlefield less annoying to deal with.

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