Genshin Impact‘s elemental attacks are one of the game’s most defining features. It’s great to pull off a combo, not only is it visually stunning but it’s crucial as you get further along in the game. This may be a little hard to understand at first going in, that’s why we’re here to help! In this guide, we’re going to cover how elemental attacks work and list all the combos and how they work.
In Genshin Impact each character can inflict a specific type of elemental damage, depending on their class. After an enemy has been hit with that elemental status you can then use another team member with a different element to combine the two elements for an even greater impact.
To check a character’s assigned element just check on the icon above their head next to their names in the party select screen. There are 7 types of elements in Genshin Impact with some relating as well to the environmental elements.
• Anemo (Wind) – Traveler (starts with Anemo), Jean, Venti, Sucrose, Xiao
• Geo (Earth) – Traveler (can switch to Geo by interacting with Statues of the Seven in Liyue region), Noelle, Ningguang
• Pyro (Fire) – Amber, Diluc, Xiangling, Bennett, Klee
• Cryo (Ice) – Kaeya, Chongyun, Qiqi
• Electro (Lightning) – Lisa, Fischl, Razor, Beidou, Keqing
• Hydro (Water) – Barbara, Mona, Xingqiu
• Dendro (Nature) – N/A
How Elements Work
As you’d expect, elemental damage is more powerful than standard damage on certain enemies. Depending on the enemy and what element it’s weak to, you’ll want to prioritize certain elemental attacks over others. For example, you can use the Pyro elemental attack on enemies weak to fire, or the Hydro element on enemies weak to water.
Elemental attacks also have varying degrees of effectiveness based on the environment around enemies as well.
If your enemies are in the water, using Electro attacks will increase the effectiveness of the elemental attack, causing Electro damage over a period of time. The same can be said about combining Pyro with Dendro; if your enemies are around nature, dishing out Pyro attacks will cause burning over time.
|Reaction||Element 1||Element 2||Effect|
|Burn||Pyro||Dendro||Pyro damage over time|
|Overloaded||Pyro||Electro||AoE Pyro attack|
|Magma||Pyro||Geo||Fire shield that burns enemies|
|Superconduct||Cryo||Electro||AoE Cryo attack |
Lowers enemy physical resistance by 50%
|Shatter||Cryo||Geo||Increase CRIT chances|
|Blizzard||Cryo||Anemo||Bypass enemy defences|
|Electro-Charged||Electro||Hydro||Electro damage over time|
|Poison||Hydro||Dendro||AoE poison attack|
|Mud||Geo||Hydro||Slows enemy movement and atk speed|
Creates traps that cause damage
|Crystalize||Geo||Cryo / Electro / Hydro / Pyro||Grants a crystal shield|
|Dust||Anemo||Geo||Knocks enemies back|
|Swirl||Cryo / Electro / Hydro / Pyro||Anemo||Additional elemental damage and some AoE|
Powerful Elemental Combinations
Now, a lot of you had some questions about the best team combinations list in Genshin Impact. While your team should be built keeping the elemental reactions in mind you can also keep in mind these more powerful elemental combinations. To get these desired buffs, you must have characters with these elements in your party.
|Combo||Element 1||Element 2||Effect|
|Enduring Rock||Geo||Geo||Improves your party’s resistance to interruption and increases your attack damage by 15% when protected by a shield|
|Fervent Flames||Pyro||Pyro||Decreases the impact Cryo has on your party by 40% and increases attack by 25%|
|Soothing Water||Hydro||Hydro||Decreases the impact Pyro has on your party by 40% and increases healing by 30%|
|Impetuous Winds||Anemo||Anemo||Lowers your party’s stamina consumption by 15%, increases movement speed by 10%, and shortens Skill CD by 5%|
|High Voltage||Electro||Electro||Decreases the impact Hydro has on your party by 40% and Superconduct, Overloaded, and Electro-Charged have a 100% chance to generate an Electro Elemental Particle|
|Shattering Ice||Cryo||Cryo||Decreases the impact Electro has on your party by 40% and increases critical rate by 15% towards enemies impacted by Cryo|
|Protective Canopy||4 Unique Elements||Increases all Elemental resistance by 15%|