Genshin Impact

List of Elements

Genshin - List of Elements Guide

Genshin Impact has a total of 7 Elements in the game, each having their own strengths and weaknesses. Check out this guide for a list of all Element, their effects, and weaknesses in Genshin Impact!

What are Elements in Genshin Impact?

There's A Total of 7 Elements

There are 7 Elements in Genshin Impact: Pyro, Cryo, Electro, Hydro, Anemo, Geo, and Dendro. Each element has its own strengths, weaknesses, and unique interrations when combined together.

Each Element Represents an Archon

Archons are the gods of Teyvat. There are 7 gods who represent each of the 7 Elements. The official ones known so far are Venti, Zhongli/Morax, Ei/Raiden Shogun, Kusanali, and the Tsarista.

List of Elements

Element Element Information
The fire element in Genshin Impact. Great for burning wooden and Cryo shields. Weakest against the Hydro element. Used for Melt, Overloaded, and Vaporize reactions.
The ice element in Genshin Impact. Can slow and freeze characters. Weakest against the Pyro Element. Used for Melt, Superconduct, and Frozen reactions.
The lightning element in Genshin Impact. Weakest against Cryo and Pyro. Used for Overloaded, Superconduct, and Electro-Charged reactions.
The water element in Genshin Impact. Useful for putting out fires. Weakest against Cryo and Electro. Used for Vaporize, Electro-Charged and Frozen reactions.
The wind element of Genshin Impact. Very versatile and can spread other elements except Geo. It is considered a neutral element. Used for Swirl and Elemental Absorption reactions
Geo is the rock element of Genshin Impact. Usefull for destroying rock structures and rock shields. Weakest against other Geo damage and the Overloaded reaction. Interracting with the other elements except Anemo will trigger the Crystalized effect.
Dendro is the plant element released in Sumeru. Dendro can trigger several reactions and chain reactions depending on the elements. It cannot interact with the Anemo and Geo element.

Elemental Reactions

Current Elemental Reactions

Reaction Element Order Reaction Effect
Pyro attack deal 2x more damage.
Reverse Melt
Cryo attack deal 1.5x more damage.
Hydro attack deal 2x more damage.
Reverse Vaporize
Pyro attack deal 1.5x more damage.
Deals Electro damage over time and spreads to nearby enemies.
Any order
Deals AoE Pyro damage that knockbacks enemies.
Any order
Freezes enemies.
Any order
Reduces enemy's physical defense.
Any order
Pyro, Cryo, Electro, and CryoAnemo
1. Pyro, Cryo, Electro, and Cryo Non-Geo and Non-Anemo
Spreads the first element around the target then deals the element and Anemo damage.
Pyro, Cryo, Electro, and CryoGeo
1. Pyro, Cryo, Electro, and Cryo Non-Geo and Non-Anemo
Drops a shard that creates a shield with bonus resistance to the element when picked up.
Sets the target on fire, dealing damage over time.
Creates a Dendro Core.
Any order
Dendro CorePyro
Pyro causes the Dendro Core to explode, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.
Dendro CoreElectro
Electro damage causes Dendro cores to transform into homing missiles.
Creates the Quick aura on enemies. Can be triggered in any order.
Any order
Quicken Infusion.pngElectro
Increases an attack's the Electro damage.
Quicken Infusion.pngDendro
Increases an attack's Dendro damage.

Elemental Reactions Guide

Genshin Impact Elemental Features

Elemental Damage

Different Damage Types

Hydro Elemental Damage
Damage in Genshin Impact is split into 8 types. You can tell what type of damage it's dealing by the color of the numbers that pop up.

Attack Color Attack Type
White Physical
Red Pyro
Light Blue Cryo
Blue Hydro
Purple Electro
Light Green Anemo
Yellow Geo

Some elements also leave their mark on enemies, which lets you create unique interactions that have their own unique effects.

Reaction Damage

Genshin - Elemental Mastery Effect to Vaporize.png
Elemental Reactions are the combination of different Elements. These combinations can lead to unique effects. Some reactions, depending on the order, can result in less or more damage.

You can learn more about what these reactions are in our Elemental Reactions Guide!

Elemental Reactions Guide

Elemental Resistance

Cryo damage vs Pyro damage on Cryo resistant shields
Some enemies are more resistant to certain Elements. This is called Elemental Resistance. Even though they're not completely immune, you'd still want to use elements that they don't have a high resistance to.

There are also enemies who are completely immune to certain elements.

Elemental Auras

Elemental Auras are debuffs applied to you by enemies who have a wide circle around them. When receiving one of these debuffs, a red icon associated with the element will appear on top of your health bar. These debuffs can only be removed by using a cleanse ability or applying a different element on yourself.

Here are a list of Elemental Auras currently in the game

Pyro Aura

Genshin - Pyro Aura Smoldering Flames
Name Smoldering Flames
Effect Applies Pyro damage over time

Hydro Aura

Genshin - Hydro Aura Slowing Water
Name Slowing Water
Effect Increases Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill cooldown by 100%

Electro Aura

Genshin - Electro Aura Engulfing Storm
Name Engulfing Storm
Effect Constantly drains energy.

Cryo Aura

Genshin - Cryo Aura Condensed Ice
Name Condensed Ice
Effect Increases Stamina consumption.

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