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All Genius Invokation TCG Elemental Reactions & Combos in Genshin Impact

Learn about all the Elemental Reactions and combos to create these effects in Genshin Impact's Genius Invokation TCG.
All Genius Invokation TCG Elemental Reactions & Combos in Genshin Impact

Not only did developer HoYoverse release the 5-star catalyst character, Wanderer Scaramouche, and several other pieces of new content with the Genshin Impact 3.3 update, but they also released a new, permanent gameplay addition in the Genius Invokation Trading Card Game (TCG). With this new game within a game, players will need to know all about the Elemental Reactions to get ahead.

This guide explains what Elemental Reactions are in the Genshin Impact TCG, and lists all of the different types, so you don't get caught off-guard by other players or AI opponents at The Cat's Tail.

How Do Elemental Reactions Work in Genshin Impact TCG?

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Genshin Impact's TCG is super fast, thanks in part to Elemental Reactions. (Picture: HoYoverse)

The Genius Invokation TCG is fast, and Elemental Reactions help the game pick up the pace even more. So how does this mechanic inside Genshin Impact's TCG work?

Well, first off, when characters take Cryo, Hydro, Pyro, Electro, or Dendro DMG, they will have the corresponding Element applied to them. For example, if a character gets hit with an attack that deals Cryo damage, they will have the Cryo element applied to them.

The official rules for Elemental Reactions are:

  • Dealing a specific type of Elemental DMG will trigger an Elemental Reaction.
  • Using non-DMG effects to perform specific Elemental Applications will also trigger an Elemental Reaction. When calculating the effects of such Elemental Reactions, all DMG-dealing effects will be ignored.

There are two exceptions, as both Geo and Anemo damage cannot apply Elements. The next section featuring all the Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact's Genius Invokation TCG, after you see them, will make things a bit more clear.

All Genius Invokation Elemental Reactions & Combos

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Using a combo of Action Cards can cause Elemental Reactions once applied to a character. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Developers HoYoverse has outlined all the Elemental Reactions and combos in the official ruleset for Genius Invokation. Check them out below.

Melt (Cryo + Pyro):

  • Deal +2 DMG for this instance.

Vaporize (Hydro + Pyro):

  • Deal +2 DMG for this instance.

Overloaded (Electro + Pyro):

  • Deal +2 DMG for this instance; when targeting an active character, the target will be forcibly switched to the next character.

Superconduct (Electro + Cryo):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance, deal 1 Piercing DMG to all opposing characters except the target.

Electro-Charged (Electro + Hydro):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance, deal 1 Piercing DMG to all opposing characters except the target.

Frozen (Cryo + Hydro):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance. The target character receives the Frozen status:
  • The character cannot use Skills (Lasts until the end of this Round).
  • When receiving Pyro or Physical DMG, the character receives +2 DMG and removes this status in advance.

Swirl (Dendro + another type)

  • Deal 1 Cryo, Hydro, Pyro, or Electro DMG (depends on element used) to all opposing characters except the target.

Crystallize (Geo + another type):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance, grant 1 Shield point to your active character (Shield can be stacked. Max 2 points). Geo works with Cryo, Hydro, Pyro, or Electro.

Burning (Dendro + Pyro):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance and create a [Burning Flame]:
  • End Phase: Deal 1 Pyro DMG. (1 Usage. Max 2 stacks)

Bloom (Dendro + Hydro):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance and create a [Dendro Core]:
  • When you deal Pyro DMG or Electro DMG to an opposing active character, DMG dealt +2. (1 Usage)

Quicken (Dendro + Electro):

  • Deal +1 DMG for this instance and create a [Catalyzing Field]:
  • When you deal Electro DMG or Dendro DMG to an opposing active character, DMG dealt +1. (3 Usages)

So there you have an explanation of how Elemental Reactions work in Genshin Impact's Genius Invokation and a list of all types to consider before making moves on the board.