Elemental Sight is a quite useful ability to scan the area for danger, enemies, loots. However, there are a lot of players who don't truly understand how this ability work and ended up not using it correctly. In this article, we will help you understand Elemental Sight ability in Genshin Impact and how to use it.

1 . What is Elemental Sight in Genshin Impact?

Elemental Sight is an Exploration ability in Genshin Impact. It allows players to see Elemental Trails, locate items players can interact with, hidden enemies, and more. When you use Elemental Sight, a white light line will start traveling from your character and briefly cover everything on the screen, and highlights objects and enemies that are affected by an element with their respective color for a short time.

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Elemental Sight emits a line of white light briefly running through everything and highlighting objects, traits.

While Elemental Sight is only active for a very short time, you can activate it over and over again. Depending on your location and graphics settings the range of Elemental Sight will be different (better graphics will result in a higher range).

2. How to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact

Here, we will show you how to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact on all available platforms including PC, mobile, and PS4

How to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact PC

You can use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact on a PC using the middle mouse button. If your mouse doesn't have a middle button, head down to the section below.

How to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact mobile

Tap on the Elemental Sight button next to the minimap on the right side.

How to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact PS4 

On PS4, you can activate Elemental Sight in Genshin Impact by holding L1 + D-Pad Left.

How to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact laptop

Same as on a PC, you can Elemental Sight Genshin Impact on a Laptop using the middle mouse button. But what if you don't use a dedicated mouse with your laptop, how to use Elemental Sight Genshin Impact without mouse? You can still use Elemental Sight without a mouse by following these steps:

  • Open the Paimon menu and go to Settings.
  • Go to Key Binding and scroll down to the bottom to find the key to show the cursor (Left Alt by default).
  • Exit the settings.
  • Hold that key to show your cursor and use your mouse to click on the Elemental Sight button on the right side of the minimap.

Tips on using Elemental Sight in Genshin Impact

Players will be able to complete many quests in Genshin Impact fast using Elemental Sights.

For example, Elemental Sight is really useful in Bounties to track down the target. Players also need it to find Seelie in Seelie Garden. Using Elemental Sight often while exploring the world will let you find more hidden chests. In Time And Wind quest, players can use Elemental Sights to reach the first Cluster of Wind. It also highlights characters you can interact with.

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Using Elemental Sight to show the direction to look for Seelie.

The world of Genshin Impact is heavily influenced by an Element system with 6 different elements: Pyro, Hydro, Anemo, Electro, Dendro, and Cryo. These elements create different interactions when interacting with each other.

Elemental Sight lets you see their names, what type of element their weapons, shields, reaction to their environment, so you can fight more effectively. Objects are also highlighted by Elemental Sight.

You can check out the section below to see what the highlighted colors on the object mean.

3. Elemental Sight highlighted objects

Using Elemental Sight will highlight enemies and objects with their affected elemental color. Note that not all elemental enemies are inherently affected by their element. For instance, shielded enemies will show the color of the element of their shield when their shield is up.

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Elemental Sight will highlight different elements with different colors.

Below is the table of highlighted colors of objects (not including enemies) when using Elemental Sight.

Element Color Objects
Pyro Red Fires, lit campfires and braziers, Ruins Torch, Flaming Flowers, Exploding Barrels
Hydro Blue Objects and entities with the Wet status applied, Hydro Ambers
Anemo Light green Anemo Ambers
Electro Purple Unbroken Electro Crystals, Electro Current Puzzle stones, Electro Rock Piles
Dendro Green These items need to be destroyed or lit up to get rewards or interact: Dendro Vines, grass, flammable wooden objects
Cryo Light Blue Recently deactivated flamethrowers, Mist Flowers, Frostburst Barrels
Geo White Objects and mechanisms that are currently not affected by an element and chests
Orange These items can be destroyed or mined

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