Cryo is one of six main elements in Genshin Impact. This element has strong attack power. Check out the best characters, reactions, and tips to use Genshin Impact Cryo elements here.

How To Use Genshin Impact Elements Cryo?

Cryo is one of the most powerful and useful elements in Genshin Impact for attacking. It can combine with other elements to cause powerful elemental reactions or combine with itself to make elemental resonance. Besides, this element will reduce the movement speed and attack speed of the targets affected by Cryo elements.

Genshin Impact Chongyun
Cryo is one of the most powerful and useful elements for attacking.

Cryo Resonance

When you use the elemental skills or bursts of two Cryo characters consecutively, it causes Cryo elemental resonance called Shattering Ice. This elemental resonance reduces the effective time of the Electro element by 40%. Besides, it increases the CRIT Rate against enemies who are frozen by elemental reaction or affected by this element by 15%.

Shattering Ice
Shattering Ice is a powerful Cryo resonance when you use two Cryo characters consecutively.

Reactions of Genshin Impact Cryo Elements

When combining with other elements, such as Hydro, Pyro, Electro, and Anemo, and Geo, it causes different reactions. Each of these reactions has a unique effect. Based on these details, you can choose the proper characters to build the best teams for different purposes.

Superconduct
When combining the Cryo element with other elements in this game, you can cause elemental reactions.
Elements Reactions Effects
Cryo + Electro Superconduct
  • Reduce Physical DMG Resistance of enemies by 50%.
  • Cause AoE Cryo DMG.
  • The more targets it hits, the more DMG it deals.
Cryo + Hydro Frozen
  • Freezes the enemies in the AoE.
  • Cause Shattered and add Physical DMG when you hit frozen enemies by Claymore, a Plunge Attack, or Geo DMG.
Cryo + Pyro Melt
  • Increase Cryo DMG by 1.5 times when a Cryo attack produces the reaction.
Cryo + Anemo Swirl
  • Spread the AoE of Cryo attack on a larger AoE.
Cryo + Geo Crystallize
  • Creates a Cryo shield to protect Cyro characters and allies.
Shield
These elemental reactions have different effects in combat: attacking, supporting, or defending.

Melt, Frozen, and Superconduct are three reactions for attacking. It's a base to build up the best DPS team in this game. Most players often use the combo of these four elements in their team to make powerful attacks and clear enemies fast. Meanwhile, Swirl and Crystallize are less used in Genshin Impact.

Cryo Team Build
Based on these details, you can choose the proper characters to build the best teams for different purposes.

Genshin Impact Elements Against Cryo

Apart from elemental reactions, you should understand the elemental resistances. Knowing the best elements against Genshin Impact Cryo elements helps players choose suitable characters and teams to deal with Cryo bosses.

  • Pyro: Most Cryo bosses are weak in front of Pyro attacks. For example, the Icy wolf Lupus Boreas, Cryo Regisvines, and Cryo Hypostasis are the three most powerful Cryo bosses in this game. You should use a Pyro DPS and a Pyro supporter to defeat them quickly.
Lupus Boreas
To defeat Cryo bosses, you should use Pyro characters, such as Xiangling, Diluc, Hu Tao, etc.
  • Electro and Geo: Besides, you can use Electro and Geo characters to counter Lupus Boreas. When this boss creates a frozen environment around them, you can use an Electro attack to cause Superconduct reaction. When dealing with powerful bosses, combining Cryo and Geo to make a solid shield and protect your characters. Don't use Hydro attack or you will freeze your characters.
Lupus Boreas Vs Electro
Besides, you can use Electro and Geo characters to counter Lupus Boreas.

All Characters With Genshin Impact Cryo Elements

There are seven Cryo characters now. Here are all details of these Cryo characters in Genshin Impact 1.6 that you should know.

#1. SS-tier Cyro Characters

Ganyu and Diona are two SS-tier Cryo characters. While Ganyu is an SS-tier DPS character, Diona is one of the best supporters in this game. Both of them are archers although they play different roles in their teams.

Genshin Impact Ganyu
Ganyu is an SS-tier DPS character who has a superpowerful elemental burst.

Genshin Impact Ganyu has a superpowerful elemental burst. She releases a snowball in the sky. Then, that snowball will drop sharp ice arrows to the ground to cause a huge DMG on a large AoE. Meanwhile, the Cryo shield of Diona will protect this character and her allies.

Genshin Impact Diona
Diona is one of the best supporters in this game.

#2. S-tier Cyro Characters

There are three S-tier Cryo characters in Genshin Impact, including Eula, Qiqi, and Chongyun. All of them can play the role of main DPS in your party. Both Eula and Chongyun in Genshin Impact use Claymore to counter enemies. Meanwhile, Qiqi is a sword fighter.

Genshin Impact Chongyun Character
Chongyun can play the role of main DPS in your party.

You can build Eula and Chongyun as the main DPS fighters in your team. Or else, they can play the role of sub-DPS or supporter in this game. Besides, they use the Claymore weapons, so you can use this character in the tanker position in melee fights. In addition, Qiqi is the best choice for the support role. Besides, she is a good character for countering mobs and bosses.

Genshin Impact Qiqi
Qiqi is the best choice for the support role.

#3. A and B-tier Cryo Characters

Genshin Impact Rosaria is an A-tier character and Kaeya is a B-tier character. Rosaria uses a polearm. She is a powerful supporter. Besides, Rosaria is a good choice for combat with bosses, mobs, and exploration. In addition, Kaeya is a swordsman who is the best choice for exploration. Or else, you can use him as a supporter.

Genshin Impact Rosaria 3
Rosaria is an A-tier character

#4. Upcoming Cryo Characters

Kamisato Ayaka is an upcoming character in Inazuma. She uses a sword. Ayaka was confirmed on the official website of Genshin Impact. It seems that she will come in the next update 2.0. Besides, many players also rumor about the coming of Tsaritsa, the Cryo Archon of Snezhnaya snow land.

Those are all characters with Genshin Impact Cryo elements and the best uses of this element. Let's build a perfect team with these Cryo characters to eliminate enemies quickly.

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