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Genshin - Pyro Element Guide

Pyro is the fire Element in Genshin Impact and is 1 out of 7 Elements in the game. Check out this guide to learn about Pyro's Strengths, Weaknesses, Pyro Elemental Reactions, and Pyro Characters in the game.

What is the Pyro Element?

Genshin's Fire Element

Pyro is the fire Element in Genshin Impact, with Natlan being the designated Pyro Region.

Pyro Status Effect

Pyro on Characters

Pyro being applied to your character has no negative effects on its own. However, this also means that Pyro Elemental Reactions can also affect you (like the knockback effects of Overloaded) if the enemies have elemental attacks.

Pyro Auras

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

Smoldering Flames is an Aura applies a damage over time effect on your character and comes from either a Leyline Disorder or an Enemy Aura. This debuff can only be removed by using a cleanse ability or applying a different element to yourself.

Pyro Resonance

Fervent Flames

Having two Pyro characters in the party will activate the Pyro Resonance Buff called Fervent Flames, which causes Cryo to last 40% less on your characters and Increases ATK by 25% for all party members.

Pyro Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths, Weaknesses, and Immunities

Best For Cryo Elemental Shields
Cryo Elemental Armor
Electro Elemental Shields
Wooden & Cryo Shields
Bad For Hydro Elemental Shields
No Effect On Pyro Elemental Shields & Pyro Elemental Armor

Pyro is very strong against Cryo Elemental Shields, Cryo Elemental Armor, and Electro Elemental Shields. It's weak against Hydro Elemental shields and does no damage to Pyro Elemental shields and Pyro Elemental Armor.

Elemental Shields need to be completely removed to do damage to an enemy, while Elemental Armor does not need to be completely removed to do damage to an enemy.

Shields used by Mitachurls don't have to be destroyed either as long as you hit the opponent's body.

List of Pyro Reactions

Genshin - Non-Melt vs Melt Damage

Pyro can react with all other elements in Genshin Impact. Some reactions change damage according to the order.

Reaction Element Order Reaction Effect
Pyro attacks deal 2x more damage if Pyro is applied after Cryo.
2. Pyro Pyro
Reverse Melt
1. Pyro Pyro
Cryo attacks deal 1.5x more damage if Cryo is applied after Pyro.
1. Pyro Pyro
Hydro attacks deal 2x more damage if Hydro is applied after Pyro.
Reverse Vaporize
Pyro attacks deal 1.5x more damage if Pyro is applied after Hydro.
2. Pyro Pyro
Pyro Pyro
Deals AoE Pyro damage that knockbacks enemies. The effect will trigger from any order.
Any order
1. Pyro Pyro
Anemo spreads Pyro around the target and then deals Pyro and Anemo damage.
1. Pyro Pyro
Drops a Pyro shard that creates a Pyro shield which absorbs damange and has bonus resistance to Pyro damage when picked up.
2. Geo Geo
Pyro Pyro
Sets the target on fire, dealing Pyro damage over time. The effect will trigger from any order.
Any order
Dendro CorePyro
Pyro causes the Dendro Core to explode, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.
2. Pyro Pyro

List of Pyro Characters

Current Pyro Characters

Character Rarity Weapon Rating
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao 5★ Polearm S Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc 5★ Claymore A Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee 5★ Catalyst A Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Yoimiya ImageYoimiya 5★ Bow S Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Yanfei ImageYanfei 4★ Catalyst A Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Thoma ImageThoma 4★ Polearm A Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Amber ImageAmber 4★ Bow C Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett 4★ Sword S Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling 4★ Polearm S Rank Icon
Genshin Impact - Xinyan ImageXinyan 4★ Claymore B Rank Icon

Upcoming Pyro Characters

Upcoming Pyro Characters
Genshin Impact - Dehya ImageDehya

Dehya is a new character announced in the Sumeru Preview Teaser 03. She is seen wearing a Pyro Vision and is part of a group of mercenaries called The Eremites. She can be seen using a Claymore in the Chapter 3: Act 2 Archon Quest.

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