Hydro Hypostasis is a new boss in Genshin Impact 2.1 update. It's the latest member of the Hypostasis boss family in this game. This new boss has many unique attack patterns that you should learn. Check out this guide on how to defeat Hydro Hypostasis in Genshin Impact.

Hypostasis Family
It's the latest member of the Hypostasis boss family in this game.

Genshin Impact Hydro Hypostasis Details

Before accepting the boss challenge, Genshin Impact players should understand Hydro Hypostasis first. Sun Tzu said if you knew the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

Boss Location & Drops

Hydro Hypostasis is located in Suigetsu Pool on Watatsumi Island, Inazuma. This cube boss will drop a lot of materials and rewards after you defeat it, including Adventure EXP, Mora, Ascension materials, Artifacts, and Companionship EXP.

Access Hydro Hypostasis Ground
Hydro Hypostasis is located in Suigetsu Pool.

Hydro Hypostasis is not out in an open ground like previous Hypostasis bosses like Pyro Hypostasis or Electro Hypostasis. You have to complete the Archon Quest Chapter 2 Act 1 to access the ground of this boss. Players need to go through a specific ridge to reach the location of this boss.

Hydro Hypostasis
Complete the Archon Quest Chapter 2 Act 1 to access.

Attack Patterns

New Hydro boss in Genshin Impact 2.1 has many dangerous and powerful attacks.

  • Bubble Explosion: The boss gathers water to create a giant bubble that will explode to attack characters with several cubes.
  • Dolphin Splash: This boss summons many water Dolphins that leap into the air and fall back to the ground. The dolphin location is marked by circles on the ground.
  • Dolphin Projectiles: In this phase, Hydro Hypostasis summons three giant Dolphins to cause a large AoE DMG by crashing on the ground.
  • Tail Flap: This cube forms tail fins to flap on the ground and cause water explosions out in straight lines.
How To Defeat Hydro Hypostasis
It summons many big dolphins to attack players.
  • Block Dive: It summons Hydro blocks diving into the ground. Then, these blocks release small waves to attack players.
  • Rushing Waves: Like the name of this attack pattern, this boss turns into rolling Hydro cubes to unleash Hydro waves attacking characters around them.
  • Rain Shower: It twists like a tornado to cause three showers of Hydro element that will chase after your character.

How To Defeat Hydro Hypostasis

After knowing how Hydro Hypostasis attacks you, you can learn to defeat it. Let's see how to form the best team to counter this boss and the best strategy to defeat it quickly.

1. Best Team To Defeat Hydro Hypostasis

As Hydro Hypostasis is a Hydro boss, it's resistant to Hydro attacks. Therefore, you shouldn't use Hydro characters in this team. Here are some recommended characters for different roles and positions in your team.

  • DPSGanyu, Zhongli, and Yanfei. Besides, Yoimiya, Kamisato Ayaka, Kujou Sara, and Baal are multi-functional characters who can play both DPS and supporter roles in this game. These character's skills are designed based on the new meta of this game.
Zhongli Diluc And Ayaka
Zhongli, Diluc, and Ayaka are three powerful DPS fighters to counter this boss.
  • Supporters: Fischl, Diona, and Qiqi. These characters will apply Electro and Cryo elemental effects that help DPS create powerful and deadly elemental reactions. Keep in mind that elemental DMG helps you take down Hypostasis bosses more effectively than Physical DMG. Therefore, try to make as many reactions as possible.
Qiqi And Diona
Qiqi and Diona can support Klee.

2. Best Strategies To Finish Hydro Hypostasis

Apart from having the best team to counter this boss, Genshin Impact players need to learn some tips and strategies to finish it soon.

  • Bring a ranged character to attack the core of the cube when you cannot approach Hydro Hypostasis for melee attacks.
  • Attack the core during its resting state when its core is uncovered. When the core of the cube is covered, it does not take DMG.
Attack The Core
Attack the core during its resting state.
  • Destroy the water droplets with elemental skills, bursts, and reactions. You should destroy them once to take the boss down quickly or these droplets will regenerate HP for Hydro Hypostasis. Save your bursts to break them quickly.
  • Save your stamina to dash avoid AoE attacks of this boss.
Destroy The Droplets
Destroy the water droplets to prevent them from regenerating HP for Hydro Hypostasis.

Those are the best tips and guide on how to defeat Hydro Hypostasis in Genshin Impact. It's better to use new characters who fit the new game's meta well to counter this boss.

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