When you, my dear Tiga game friends, play Genshin Impact, you must have heard the term “elemental reaction.” Elemental reaction is a crucial aspect of playing Genshin Impact. With elemental reactions, you can freeze enemies and even amplify your damage by 2 times. But what exactly is an elemental reaction? Let’s find out below.
Before diving into what elemental reaction is, it’s better for us to familiarize ourselves with the elements present in Genshin Impact first. This will make it easier to understand the process of elemental fusion (elemental reaction)
It’s important to note that Genshin Impact features seven fundamental elements: Anemo, Geo, Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Cryo, and Dendro.
When an enemy is hit by an elemental attack, they will be affected by the corresponding elemental effect that you unleashed. These elemental effects can last for about 9 to 12 seconds, depending on the specific element that was used.
The elemental effects also inflict debuffs on enemies, causing them to experience negative effects that are beneficial for us.
Oh… yes, my Tiga game friends are talking about Buff and Debuff. Do you know what Buff and Debuff mean? Actually, the terms Buff, Debuff, and others have been around for a long time. Buff refers to the enhancements or positive effects that we receive. Debuff, on the other hand, is the opposite of Buff, which means we will experience attribute reductions or negative effects on our characters.
When an enemy is affected by the Electro element, it will trigger the Engulfing Storm. This debuff continuously drains energy from the enemy.
2. Slowing Water
When an enemy is affected by the Wet effect, it triggers Slowing Water. This debuff increases the duration of skill cooldowns.
3. Smoldering Flames
When an enemy is affected by the Pyro effect, it triggers Smoldering Flames. This debuff causes the enemy to continuously take Pyro damage.
4. Condensed Ice
When an enemy is affected by the Cryo effect, it triggers Condensed Ice. This debuff increases stamina consumption.
What are Elemental Reactions?
Elemental reaction is the effect that occurs when we combine two different elements on a target. The reaction will provide various effects depending on the elements you combine.
Since there are currently no characters with the Dendro element, this effect can only be triggered by enemies. Therefore, when you, as a Tiga game friend, are affected by the Dendro element, it’s best to avoid being affected by the Pyro element, as it will cause Burning and result in significant HP (Hit Point) loss over time.
When the Electro element combines with the Pyro element, it will result in the Elemental Reaction called Overload, which causes an explosive AoE (Area of Effect) effect. When utilizing this Elemental Reaction, it is advisable for Tiga game friends to exercise caution as it can cause explosions that may also affect the user.
By combining the Hydro element with the Pyro element, it will result in the Elemental Reaction called Vaporize. If Tigagame friends enjoy dealing high damage, they can utilize the combination of Hydro and Pyro elements. Why Hydro and Pyro? Because the Vaporize Elemental Reaction will be more potent if you combine Hydro as the DPS (Damage Per Second) and Pyro as the buffer. When an enemy affected by Pyro is attacked with the Hydro effect, it will result in an additional 200% damage. When an enemy affected by Hydro is attacked with the Pyro effect, it will result in an additional 150% damage.
The combination of Elemental Reactions is similar to the Vaporize Elemental Reaction. Tigagame friends can use a combination of the Pyro and Cryo elements. Why Pyro and Cryo? Because the Melt Elemental Reaction will be more effective if you combine Pyro as the DPS and Cryo as the buffer. When an enemy affected by Cryo is attacked with the Pyro effect, it will result in an additional 200% damage. When an enemy affected by Pyro is attacked with the Cryo effect, it will result in an additional 150% damage.
The combination of the Hydro and Electro elements will result in the Electro-Charged Elemental Reaction. This Elemental Reaction can cause Damage Over Time and also crowd control effects (CC). This Elemental Reaction is highly beneficial for users of the Electro element when on a wet battlefield or during rainy weather. It can also be a great combination for characters like Keqing and Xingqiu.
The combination of the Hydro and Cryo elements, or vice versa, will result in the Frozen Elemental Reaction. Enemies affected by this Elemental Reaction will be immobilized or subjected to crowd control effects (CC). When an enemy under the Frozen effect is attacked with a heavy attack, it will trigger the Shatter effect. The Shatter effect will break the Frozen status on the enemy and inflict additional Physical damage.
The combination of the Electro and Cryo elements will result in the Superconduct Elemental Reaction. This Elemental Reaction will trigger a Cryo AoE (Area of Effect) that reduces the enemy’s Physical Resistance by 50%. This Elemental Reaction is highly advantageous for certain Physical-based users.
For those of you who are Anemo element users, you can combine it with any element except Geo and Dendro. Why not Geo and Dendro? It’s because Geo and Dendro elements are neutral. The Anemo element can combine with any element, and the Elemental Reaction Swirl will spread the effect of the combined element,
The Geo element can combine with any element except Anemo and Dendro, and it will create Crystals that grant you an Elemental Shield when you pick them up.
Elemental Mastery also plays a crucial role in the combination of elements, determining the strength or weakness of the Elemental Reactions you trigger.