Genshin Impact has a total of 7 elements: Pyro, Dendro, Hydro, Cryo, Anemo, Geo, and Electro. When these elements come to contact, they will create elemental reactions that deal additional damage. Every character in Genshin Impact is assigned to an element. So far, none of Dendro characters are playable, so we don't rank this element strength here.

The damage of the element depends heavily on the stats of the character, team composition, and their ability. That being said, not all elements in Genshin Impact are equally strong. In this article, we are going to find out the best element in Genshin Impact.

6. Anemo

Anemo on its own is more of a utility element more than a combat element. The only Elemental Reaction with Anemo is Swirl which scales poorly.

Anemo resonance increases your movement speed and decreases stamina consumption, which is great for climbing sprinting in the world. Anemo ability can also create Wind Current to get Anemoculus. But that is all about it.

Anemo Genshin
Anemo characters can help you get Anemoculus.

5. Electro

Electro is also an element that is on the weaker side in Genshin Impact. Even though Electro can help create the Overloaded reaction, which is the strongest Transformative Reaction, it does not scale or crit. Also, while Overloaded deals a good amount of damage, it knocks back everything, making it very inconvenient for you to do a follow-up combo.

Electrocharged and Superconduct both have poor damage. People mostly use Superconduct only for the physical resistance reduction effect. One more critical thing that makes Electro weak is that its Elemental Reactions actually deal no damage against Pyro, Cryo, Hydro, and Electro enemies.

Genshin Impact Razor
Electro is actually not as strong as it looks.

4. Geo

Geo is typically not a damaging kind of element. Geo damage is neutral to most other elements in Genshin Impact. It can create a Crystallize Reaction when combine with Electro, Pyro, Hydro, and Cryo. Crystallize is a defensive reaction that gives you a shield that blocks all damage.

Most Geo characters lean toward the defensive side, apart from the latest Itto character. Since Geo characters cannot create powerfully Elemental Reactions, they are often used as support characters rather than main DPS characters or even sub DPS characters.

Itto And Bennett
Itto is a great main DPS even though he is a Geo character.

3. Hydro

When Hydro applies to a Pyro enemy, it will create a Vaporize reaction, which is the highest damage Elemental Reaction Genshin Impact along with Melt. Even against non-Pyro enemies, you can set up the reaction easily with another Pyro character.

When you use a Hydro attack, it applies Wet status to the enemy. The Wet effect itself doesn't really do anything. But it can set up for a Reverse-Vaporize reaction which is also really strong.

However, there aren't really any Hydro character who is suitable for the main DPS role so they are mostly used to dealing with Pyro enemies or as supporting character.

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Hydro characters can create a Vaporize reaction.

2. Cryo

Cryo can create an Elemental Reaction with almost all other elements in Genshin Impact but the one that makes it valuable is the setup for Melt reactions. Cryo abilities also Freeze enemies. While it doesn't deal any damage on its own, it allows you to perform a combo easily.

There are Cryo characters in Genshin Impact for both main DPS roles and support roles and they are all wonderful choices. However, Cryo is not the best Element In Genshin Impact yet.

Eula Genshin
Eula is one of the top-tier main DPS Cryo characters in Genshin Impact.

1. Pyro

Pyro is no doubt the strongest Element in Genshin Impact. Also, any Pyro character in Genshin Impact can be your main DPS thanks to their great stats (except for Amber).

Pyro resonance increases the damage of all your characters by 25% when you have 2 Pyro characters in your party, which is a huge amount of damage. This is the most offensive resonance in Genshin Impact.

As for Elemental Reaction, Pyro can create Melt, the highest damage Elemental Reaction Genshin Impact. It can deal even more damage if your character has some Elemental Mastery. The fact that all the strongest Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact involve Pyro makes it the best element in Genshin Impact.

Diluc Boss Fight
Pyro is the best element in Genshin Impact.


What is the strongest element in Genshin Impact?

Pyro is the best element in Genshin Impact because of its outstanding damage and Elemental Reactions it can perform.

What is the weakest element in Genshin Impact?

Anemo is the weakest element in Genshin Impact. It needs other elements to do any damage and is more of a utility element.

What is the highest damage Elemental Reaction Genshin Impact?

Vaporize and Melt are the 2 Elemental Reactions with the highest damage in Genshin Impact. They multiply the damage of your attack by 2 and can be crit.

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