Genshin Impact

Quicken Reaction Guide

Genshin Impact - Quicken Reaction

Quicken is an elemental reaction in Genshin Impact that is triggered when Electro and Dendro get in contact together. See how to trigger Quicken, the best characters to trigger it, and the best teams for this elemental reaction!

What is the Quicken Reaction?

Reaction Between Dendro and Electro

Genshin - Quicken Reaction

Quicken is the Elemental reaction that creates an elemental aura around enemies when inflicted with both Electro and Dendro.

It does not matter if Dendro or Electro is applied first, as long as the enemy is inflicted with both of those elements, it will create a Quicken Aura that lasts about 7s, so use this at your advantage!

Take note that this does not actually cause damage to the enemies. However it is an essential stage for other reactions!

How to Trigger Quicken

Apply Dendro or Electro for Catalyze

Catalyze and Quicken Elemental Reaction
Effect Creates the Quicken Aura
Order Any

Unlike other elements, Quicken is part of a larger Elemental Reaction called Catalyze. It is the base reaction for three elemental reactions, namely Aggravate, Spread and Quicken, all of which are Elemental Reactions that are caused when Electro interacts with Dendro or vice versa.

Genshin - Catalyze Tutorial
Applying Electro and Dendro will create the Quicken Aura, which you can tell by a surrounding green flicker around the enemy.

Quicken to Spread

With the Quicken Aura on enemies, applying Dendro would lead to Spread. Dendro damage is boosted based on your Dendro character's Elemental Mastery.

Spread Reaction Guide

Quicken to Aggravate

The counterpart to Spread is Aggravate, which now then boosts Electro damage based on your Electro Character's Elemental Mastery.
Aggravate Reaction Guide

Best Characters for Quicken


Of course, the Dendro Archon excels in dealing with any type of Dendro reactions. She currently is the best in applying Dendro on enemies.

Nahida can easily apply Dendro with either her normal attack or Elemental Skill, offering comfort and team-flexiblity if you managed to win her from her limited banners.

When to use Nahida in Quicken

Genshin - Checkmark When you want to have more flexibility in team roles.
Genshin - Checkmark When you want to have a Debuffer against Dendro along with another Dendro Unit.
Genshin - Checkmark When you want to use have constant Off-Field Dendro application.

Nahida Rating and Best Builds


Slashing her way in since version 1.0, Keqing is one of our recommend characters in building Quicken/Aggravate teams.

Due to her quick and 100% uptime on Electro Application, she can consistently proc Aggravate and deal a lot of damage. This makes her an overall solid pick for a Main-DPS!

When to Use Keqing in Aggravate

Genshin - Checkmark When you want to have an Electro Main DPS with consistent application.
Genshin - Checkmark When you want to play a quick-swap style of team.
Genshin - Checkmark When you don't mind losing your 50/50.

Keqing Rating and Best Builds


Capable of dealing immense Dendro damage, we recommend Alhaitham as one of the best characters to trigger Catalyze/Quicken.

He can effectively cause the Catalyze reaction and immediately capitalize on the following Spread damage with both his Dendro infusion and Elemental Burst.

Genshin - Checkmark When you want a fast-paced and methodological Dendro DPS.
Genshin - Checkmark When you want to deal massive Dendro damage over a single area.

Alhaitham Rating and Best Builds

Best Teams for Quicken

Quicken - Aggravate Teams

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Keqing Keqing Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Zhongli Zhongli
Genshin - Cyno Cyno Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu

Aggravate is one of the best teams involving Electro and Dendro units, with this a Quicken - Aggravate team can be centered around an Electro DPS.

Any Electro unit can trigger Catalyze and create the Quicken aura, however Elemental Mastery is crucial when dealing damage.

List of All Electro Characters

Quicken - Spread Teams

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Alhaitham Image Alhaitham Nahida Image Nahida Yae Miko Image Yae Miko Zhongli Image Zhongli
Genshin - Tighnari Tighnari Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu

If you want to lean towards dealing heavy Dendro Damage instead of Electro, you could build around a Quicken - Spread team!

Since Dendro does not swirl with Anemo, build any of your Dendro units with the Deepwood Memories Artifact Set to maximize their damage potential!

List of All Dendro Characters

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