Genius Invokation TCG is a Genshin Impact card game mode that was released with the Version 3.3 update on December 7, 2022. We'll teach you everything you need to know about Genshin's card game!
Genius Invokation TCG is Genshin Impact's new card game mode. It's a permanent feature where you can build decks and battle for Primogems and other rewards!
You can also challenge real-life people in Genshin's once you reach Player Level 4. Check out our full PvP guide for more!
TCG PvP Guide & Co-Op Board
|Unlock Requirements||Reach Adventure Rank 32+
Complete Prologue: Act 3
Complete the Beginner Tutorial Quest
TCG will only be unlocked after Genius Invokation TCG after reaching Adventure Rank 32, completing the Archon Quest for Prologue: Act 3, and finishing the full TCG tutorial quest.
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|Basic Rules & Guide Links||Battle Flow & Move Choices|
Your main objective in Genshin is defeating all of your opponent's Character Cards. You win when the HP of all of your opponent's Character Cards is down to zero.
We'll go over the basics of Genius Invokation TCG in this guide, but we'll have more in-depth guides up soon!
|How to Level Up||Level up by collecting Player EXP through card battles. Some of the higher levels are time-locked behind Guest Challenges. You can check out your level by talking to Prince in the Cat's Tail Tavern.|
|How to Get Challenges||You get card battles through the open world, the bulletin board, and Cat's Tail guests. Some challenges are locked behind higher levels.|
|How to Get Cards||Cards are obtained through the tutorial, Prince's shop, and successful duels with specific characters.|
|The Player Manual||The Player Manual can only be opened while in the Cat's Tail Tavern. It's an extra way to get rewards from Genshin's TCG. You can also challenge guests through this.|
|How to Build a Deck||Decks consist of 3 Character Cards and 30 Action Cards. Use your Casket of Tomes to make and update saved decks. You can check out our Deck Tier List for a convenient list of the best decks in the game!|
|Phase||What to Do|
|1||Preparation||Before the game begins, you and your opponent will draw 5 random cards from your Draw Pile. You can swap out any of the cards one time before your starting Hand is finalized. Use this feature to replace unwanted cards.|
|2||Roll Phase||This is the first phase of a round. Roll 8 Elemental Dice to get the "energy"you need to play your cards. You can choose whichever dice you want to reroll, but you can only do this once every roll phase. Use this feature to try and get rid of the dice you don't need.|
|3||Action Phase||This is when the game actually starts! Use the Elemental Dice you rolled that round to play your cards right. There are a handful of possible moves to make during this phase, and we've listed them down for you in a section below.|
|4||End Phase||This is the phase before a new round starts. In this phase, passive card effects are triggered and each player will get two new random cards from their Draw Pile. After this phase, we return to the Roll Phase and start a new round!|
|Possible Move||What to Do|
|Character Skill||Use your Character Cards' skills by spending the correct number and type of Elemental Dice you possess that round. Remember that only the active character can use Character Skills. These types of moves usually deal the most damage to the enemy's cards.|
|Switch Characters||Spend one Dice of any element to replace your active character. This usually ends your turn unless you played and Action Card that lets you continue the turn even after switching characters.|
|Use Other Cards||Other than Character Cards, you can use any of the Action Cards in your hand as long as you have the right Elemental Dice. There are a lot of Action Cards and endless combos that can give you the upper hand in battle.|
|Elemental Tuning||Sacrifice a card from your Hand to change the element of one dice. Use this with cards you don't really need, so you can use more Character Skills during the round.|
|End the Round||If you're out of Elemental Dice or moves, end the round to go back to the Roll Phase!|
|#||Area & Elements|
|1||Character Zone: where you can find your Character Cards. You have to set one Character Card active while the others remain on stand-by. Only the active Character Card can use skills to damage opponent cards.|
|2||Elemental Dice: where you can see how many Elemental Dice you have left. This panel expands when you play a card that needs Elemental Dice, so you can choose which dice to use up.|
|3||Character Skills: where you can choose which of your Active Character's skills to use. This displays how much Elemental Dice you need.|
|4||Summon Zone: where you can see active Summons and Usages left. Summons are created by some Character Skills and help you during battle passively. You can have a maximum of 4 Summons active here at the same time.|
|5||Support Zone: where you can see active Support Cards. These also help you get the upper hand in battle. Like Summons, the maximum number of Support Cards you can have active at a time is 4.|
|6||Draw Pile: where you can draw from your selected Action Cards. You can edit the Action Cards in your deck and pile with the Casket of Tomes. All cards drawn here go straight to your Hand. If you deplete your Draw Pile, then you can't add any more cards to your Hand.|
|7||Hand: where drawn but unused cards are stored. You can only have 10 cards in your Hand at a time. The Elemental Dice cost for each card is conveniently displayed on the upper left corner of each card.|
The only main resource you can get in this game mode that's used outside of Genius Invokation are Primogems. You can only get Primogem rewards by leveling up your Player Level rank!
Achieving victory on TCG duels rewards you Lucky Coins! You can exchange coins with Prince in the Cat's Tail tavern shop to get new cards, Invitation Letters, Dynamic Skins, and Card Back designs!
As you level up, you will undertake Ascension Challenges that ranks up your TCG Player Level and gives you a badge. Completing these challenges unlocks new NPCs to battle, Tavern Challenges, Invitation Letters, and Card Back and Table designs!
No, you can get no rewards from Co-Op mode. The only prize you can get is that sweet glee once you defeat your friends from an intense TCG battle!
|Genius Invokation Gameplay Guides|
|Beginner's Tutorial Quest||Player Level Up Guide|
|List of Cards||How to Duel NPCs|
|Weekly Guest Challenges||Card Elemental Reactions|
|Basics of Elemental Dice||PvP Guide & Co-Op Board|
|List of Card Backs|
Everything to Know About Genius Invokation TCG
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