Elemental Reactions are a cornerstone of combat in Genshin Impact, but even long-time players may still lack mastery over the Quicken reaction. The Elemental Reaction was not available until Version 3.0, which released Dendro as a playable Element and added a set of new reactions to go with it. Quicken is a unique Elemental Reaction, relying on a third attack to deal damage. It is the base Elemental Reaction of a group of effects known as Catalyze.
The Catalyze group of Elemental Reactions consists of the base reaction Quicken and its two possible outcomes, Aggravate and Spread. Quicken is a combination of Electro and Dendro inflicted onto an enemy. While the Quicken Aura remains on an enemy, players can add another dose of either Electro or Dendro. Attacking with one of Genshin Impact‘s Electro characters will trigger Aggravate, while Dendro attacks will trigger Spread.
Team Comp #1: Raiden Shogun, Nahida, Fischl, Zhongli
This team comp relies on Raiden Shogun as the Main DPS, with Nahida and Fischl acting as her Sub-DPS units. Nahida’s Elemental Skill can mark all enemies with Dendro, allowing the Electro characters to trigger Quicken and Aggravate. Raiden Shogun will deal the majority of the damage in this comp, charging up the effective Bursts of the other characters.
Fischl’s main job is to provide Elemental Resonance with the Electro Archon and provide another source of Electro DMG.
Zhongli in Genshin Impact is neither a Dendro nor Electro character, but his Geo Archon makes his spot on a Quicken team slightly strange. Many fans consider him the best shielder in the game, making him a wonderful Support character. Geo and Anemo are less likely to trigger Elemental Reactions, allowing them to blend into Quicken teams as much-needed supports or Sub-DPS units.
Team Comp #2: Alhaitham, Yae Miko, Beidou, Yaoyao
For a Spread-based team comp, players need to make sure Dendro is the second Element added to the Quicken Aura rather than Electro. Spread has a higher base DMG than Aggravate, which may make teams like these superior in Quicken builds.
This team comp also allows for a focused application of Electro with Dendro dominance.
Yae Miko can prepare her Sesshou Sakura for initial Electro application, while Beidou’s held Elemental Skill allows players to administer a controlled dose of Electro. Alhaitham’s Dendro infused build in Genshin Impact will provide the most damage and trigger both Quicken and Spread. Yaoyao is the team’s Support, acting as the only Dendro healer in Genshin Impact and a secondary source of Dendro for Elemental Reactions.
Team Comp #3: Tighnari, Dendro Traveler, Kuki Shinobu, Beidou
These four characters make for a great Quicken team comp in Genshin Impact due to the controlled nature of their abilities. Although Shinobu’s Elemental Skill and Beidou’s Burst can provide Electro DMG at unexpected moments, players can carefully manage when each Element is introduced to a Reaction for the best effects. Tighnari and Beidou drive forth their respective elements, dealing the most damage depending on whether players want to trigger Spread or Aggravate.
Kuki Shinobu’s healing build provides more Electro DMG at the same time. The most exciting inclusion to the team would have to be the Traveler. When equipped with Dendro, the Traveler’s Elemental Burst forms a Lea Lotus Lamp. The Lamp repeatedly drowns the field in Dendro and takes on a new effect when infused with Hydro, Pyro, or Electro. Electro increases the Lamp’s ATK SPD, allowing for more Dendro and fantastic Quicken reactions in Genshin Impact.
- PlayStation 4, iOS, PC, Android, PlayStation 5
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- HoYoverse (Formerly miHoYo)
- Action, RPG, Open-World
- Online Co-Op
- From the creators of Honkai: 3rd Impact comes Genshin Impact, an open-world action-adventure RPG where players embark on an ever-expanding journey across unique lands. Players assume the role of the “Traveller,” a protagonist who survives a great battle against a powerful god and is separated from their sibling in the aftermath. Awoken by a small flying character named Paimon, the Traveller embarks on a quest to find their sibling and restore their lost memories in an unfamiliar world. Players can add new teammates they meet through the storyline via a gacha system. Characters roll out in patches but are never added permanently to a poll so that new team members will rotate in and out depending on the current patch. Gameplay consists of embarking in teams of four and engaging in fast-paced action RPG combat along with Zelda-like world traversal, from gliding, climbing, swimming, and sprinting. New events are launched with every patch, and unique gameplay modes and mini-games are added with each iteration.
- Single-player, Multiplayer