Genshin Impact's elemental reactions scale differently, causing elements like Electro and Geo to be much weaker than the others.
Genshin Impact is now well into Version 1.2, featuring a brand new area to explore and introducing Albedo, a new 5-star character. However, even as new content is being released, some may worriy about the balance of certain game mechanics like elemental reactions. As players progress further into the game, it becomes more evident that Genshin Impact favors the use of certain elements over others, and as a result, elements like Electro and Geo are severely underpowered compared to elements like Pyro and Hydro.
While this issue might not be a priority for Genshin Impact, it can make the player experience unenjoyable as investing into certain characters might put them at a disadvantage later into the game. Hopefully, the upcoming buffs to Zhongli signifies a willingness to listen to the players, meaning miHoYo will eventually scale the elemental reactions better.
For players that aren't familiar with elemental reactions, it consists of applying a combination of elements together to create different effects. Each character in Genshin Impact has a vision which grants them the ability to use elemental powers. Combining the elemental powers of different characters allows for higher damage, and this becomes a vital mechanic in the later stages of the game. For example, applying the Pyro element on an enemy before combining it with the Hydro element will deal Vaporize damage, a reaction that deals double damage.
However, not all reactions deal damage. Some Genshin Impact reactions might apply damage over time effects, shields, or debuffs on enemies. They have a wide variety of uses and learning to utilize them effectively becomes an important aspect of late-game content. Unfortunately, there are a few elements that are much weaker than their counterparts, and since Genshin Impact's late game revolves around DPS checks, it becomes difficult for players to use their favorite characters for certain content.
At this point, chances are that players have seen Genshin Impact tier lists all over the Internet. However, there's a reason that most tier lists seem to follow a similar structure and that is because of elemental reactions. For the most part, characters like Klee, Diluc, and Mona will appear in the S tier of these categories. However, these characters by themselves aren't absurdly strong by any means. They certainly have better attack gain or elemental mastery than some characters, but they also don't really shine until their elemental reactions are taken into consideration.
The biggest reason that Klee and Diluc are always placed in the S tier is because Pyro is the strongest element in Genshin Impact by far. When paired with a Cryo or Hydro element, they will trigger a reaction that doubles the damage dealt, which can then be strengthened by mixing in an Anemo reaction that spreads the debuff to other enemies as well. As a result, Pyro has the highest potential scaling in the game and is the reason that characters like Childe or Mona can deal over a million damage.
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