Elemental Resonance

Elemental Resonance in Genshin Impact

This guide explains Elemental Resonances in Genshin Impact. Listing each Elemental Resonance, explaining what they do and providing information on the Best Elemental Resonances for your party.

Last updated on Mar 27, 2024 at 15:12 by Shikhu

Elemental Resonances in Genshin Impact

In the world of Genshin Impact, Elemental Resonance is a mechanic that grants bonuses to characters based on the combination of elements in the active party. When you have characters of specific elements in your party, their resonance activates, providing various benefits.

These can be seen in the "Party Setup" screen by pressing the "Elemental Resonance" button in the top right which will display a wheel such as the one below:

Elemental Resonance Wheel

In the example above. My team consists of Fischl, Neuvillette, Furina and Jean. Therefore lighting up Hydro, Electro and Anemo. Because there are 2 Hydro characters in this party, I gain the "Soothing Water" Elemental Resonance.

Soothing Water Resonance example

These Elemental Resonances can significantly enhance your team's performance, providing offensive and defensive boosts, as well as utility benefits. For example, Pyro Resonance can increase your overall damage output, while Hydro Resonance can increase your Max HP. Choosing the right Elemental Resonance can complement your team's strategy and playstyle.

Resonances will only be activated when there are 4 or more members in your party. Any less than 4 and these effects will not activate. Characters who have died will however continue counting towards resonances. They also active in co-op mode so you can benefit while running content. Do be warned though, if some party members in co-op are outside of any domains that you run, only the characters inside the domain will be factored into what resonances your party gains.


What Can Each Elemental Resonance Do?

Listed below is each Elemental Resonance as well as the benefits they can provide for the party. On top of there being Resonances for each Element, there is also the "Protective Canopy" Resonance which can be activated when all party members have unique elements.

Resonance Name Element Used Effects
Fervent Flames Pyro Affected by Cryo for 40% less time. Increases ATK by 25%.
Soothing Water Hydro Affected by Pyro for 40% less time. Increases Max HP by 25%.
High Voltage Electro Affected by Hydro for 40% less time. Superconduct, Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Quicken, Aggravate, or Hyperbloom have a 100% chance to generate an Electro Elemental Particle (CD: 5s).
Shattering Ice Cryo Affected by Electro for 40% less time. Increases CRIT Rate against enemies that are Frozen or affected by Cryo by 15%.
Impetuous Winds Anemo Decreases Stamina Consumption by 15%. Increases Movement SPD by 10%. Shortens Skill CD by 5%.
Enduring Rock Geo Increases Shield strength by 15%. Additionally, characters protected by a shield will have the following special characteristics: DMG dealt increased by 15%, dealing DMG to enemies will decrease their Geo RES by 20% for 15s.
Sprawling Greenery Dendro

Elemental Mastery increased by 50. After triggering Burning, Quicken, or Bloom reactions, all nearby party members gain 30 Elemental Mastery for 6s.

After triggering Aggravate, Spread, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon reactions, all nearby party members gain 20 Elemental Mastery for 6s.

The durations of the aforementioned effects will be counted independently.

Protective Canopy Unique Elements for all Party members. All Elemental RES +15%, Physical RES +15%.

Which Resonances Are Best to Use in Your Party?

Many players often consider the Pyro Resonance Fervent Flames to be the best Elemental Resonance. This is because of the universal 25% ATK buff it can provide to all party members.

Other poweful Resonances are Soothing Water (Hydro), Shattering Ice (Cryo), Sprawling Greenery (Dendro)and Enduring Rock (Geo).

While not as universally useful as Fervent Flames, these Resonances can often be more powerful with the right teams. For example Shattering Ice with freeze teams.

While the best Resonances depend on who the DPS are in your party, one thing is certain. The "Protective Canopy" resonance is significant worse than any other resonance in the game.



  • 27 Mar. 2024: Guide added.
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