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Genshin Impact - How to Avoid Balethunder Damage

Balethunder is an Inazuma status effect in Version Update 2.0 of Genshin Impact. Learn what Balethunder is, how to avoid taking damage from Balethunder, and other information in this guide!

What is Balethunder?

HP-Decreasing Status Effect in Inazuma

Genshin Impact - Balethunder

Balethunder occurs in Inazuma areas with high concentrations of Electro. Staying in areas with high Electro concentrations will inflict Balethunder on you and cause you to gradually lose HP.

The status effect works similarly to Sheer Cold in Dragonspine, but immediately damages you even with a shield!

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New Feature in Version 2.0

Genshin Impact Version 2.0
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Release Date July 21, 2021

The Balethunder status effect is part of Update 2.0, which came with the release of the Inazuma Region!

Update 2.0 Release Date & Patch Notes

How to Avoid Balethunder

Use an Electrogranum

Genshin - Use Electrogranum

To avoid taking damage from Balethunder, summon an Electrogranum from Thunder Sakura Boughs! As long as you're with an Electrogranum, you won't lose HP. Keep track of the time though, because Electrograna disappear after a while!

View Electrogranum Guide

Use Nearby Thunderwood

Genshin - Thunderwood Use

Thunderwood also wards off Balethunder damage. If you can't get any Electrograna, you should approach the Thunderwood!

All Balethunder Puzzle Locations

Narukami Island: Cleansing Ritual Quest

Genshin - Balethunder - Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual

Balethunder is present in some areas during the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual World Quest in Narukami Island. You will often need to solve the Torii puzzles while Balethunder is active, so be sure to get Electrogranas from time to time.

Balethunder will disappear in Mt. Yougou after completing the questline, but the underground area off the north-east coast of Narukami Island will still have Balethunder.

Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual Guide

Kannazuka: Mikage Furnace

Genshin - Inazuma Mikage Furnace

The Mikage Furnace in Tatarasuna, Kannazuka has affected the surrounding area with Balethunder. To get rid of the Balethunder in this area, you will need to complete the Tatara Tales World Quest chain.

Tatara Tales Quest Guides

Yashiori Island: Musoujin Gorge

Genshin - Yashiori Island - Rift Valley.png
The Balethunder in Musoujin Gorge in Yashiori Island is said to be the result of the Electro Archon slashing the almighty Orobashi with the Musou no Hitotachi.

As a result, the area beneath the Gorge including the waters are infested with residual Electro energy, making it especially difficult to explore. Balethunder cannot be removed in this area, as such, you need to get Electrogranas in time.

Yashiori Island Guide

Seirai Island

Genshin - Yashiori Island - Rift Valley.png
Balethunder covers majority of the area in Seirai Island. Because of this, it is recommended to finish the Seirai Stormchasers World Quest first before exploring. After completing each quests, the Balethunder will slowly recede.

All Seirai Stormchasers Quests

Balethunder Achievements

Shocking... Positively Shocking Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementShocking... Positively Shocking 5 Primogems
Objective : Get struck down by Balethunder...

Letting one of your characters die to Balethunder awards you with the Shocking... Positively Shocking Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Achievement List and Rewards

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