Elemental Resonance in Genshin Impact are bonus effects you can get when you form a squad. In this guide, we will explore this concept in more detail and look at how to activate the effect of elemental resonance.
How elemental resonance works
Resonance is activated when your team has 2 heroes of the same element (although one of the resonances, on the contrary, requires 4 unique elements). The maximum number of resonances in a squad is 2 if there are 2 characters of one element and 2 characters of another.
Elemental Resonance works when:
- Complete squad of 4 characters.
- Co-op; including in dungeons if all players are there.
- One of the heroes that generate resonance may die – the effect will continue.
Resonance does not work when:
- You get a trial hero in story missions/quests legends/encounters, and its element matches the elements of your fighters.
- There are fewer than 4 heroes in the team.
- In multiplayer, if not all players are in the dungeon.
In addition, the effect of resonance does not change if you have more than 2 heroes of the same element in your squad.
Types of elemental resonances
You can track the elements and resonances in your squad in the squad menu by opening a special tab in the upper right.
Now let's look at what effects your squad will receive from various elemental resonances, as well as their advantages and possible disadvantages.
|Reduces the duration of the Cryo effect by 40%. Increases attack power by 25%. The increase in SA is a great bonus for most characters, especially since many Pyro heroes are damage dealers or supports whose skills depend on this indicator.|
|Reduces the duration of the Electro effect by 40%. Increases the critical chance against enemies affected by Cryo or the Freeze reaction by 15%. Cryo Resonance allows players to build characters with greater comfort by focusing on critical damage in artifacts.|
|Increases shield strength by 15%. A hero with a shield increases damage by 15%. Enemy geo resistance is reduced by 20% for 15 seconds. The only disadvantage of the effect is its availability – there are quite a few Geo heroes in the game. If you're not a Geo pack player, finding the right supports besides Noelle/Zhong Li can be problematic.|
|Reduces the duration of the Pyro effect by 40%. Increases maximum HP by 25%. Among the playable Hydro heroes at the time of update 3.7, more than half require pumping maximum HP, which gives us a corresponding response. The effect is also great for a squad with Hu Tao and other heroes whose skills depend on HP.|
|Reduces stamina consumption by 15%, skill cooldown by 5%. Increases speed by 10%. Anemo Resonance can be a great help in exploring the world, especially since many Anemo heroes (Saiu, Xiao, Wanderer, etc.) by themselves allow you to move around Teyvat faster. However, in combat, it will not provide significant bonuses unless one of your fighters is playing from charged attacks.|
|Reduces the duration of the Hydro effect by 40%. Every 5 seconds, any reactions with Electro leave a particle of energy. Electro heroes often play from their ult or serve as a battery for the team, so additional particles will definitely not be superfluous. True, the 5 second cooldown makes the resonance not very useful.|
|Increases MS by 50 units. Reactions Budding, Burning, Stimulate increase characters' MS by 30 for 6 seconds; reactions Vegetation, Growth, Flowering and Exacerbation – by 20 at the same time. An ideal resonance for Dendro packs, because the vast majority of them play from reactions.|
|Threads of protection||4 different elements||Increases elemental and physical resistance by 15%. A good option for beginners when there are few heroes in the collection and it can be difficult to create a resonance. Subsequently, increasing resistance becomes useless, especially in the Abyss or other trials where you would rather take a healer and/or shielder.|
Players have verified that Electro Resonance can activate with Scatter. That is, by inflating Hydro, Pyro or Cryo on enemies with an Electro effect, you will receive a resonance bonus and an elemental particle.
Another interesting feature concerns Cryo resonance. If you, having 2 Cryo heroes in the squad, trigger a reaction on an enemy with a Cryo effect, the critical chance of this reaction will also be increased due to the resonance.