What is Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact?

In Genshin Impact, the Elemental Burst is one of the primary combat abilities available to each playable character. It’s a powerful skill that allows characters to unleash a unique and often devastating elemental attack. Here’s everything you need to know about Elemental Bursts:

Elemental burst in Genshin impact
Elemental burst in Genshin impact
  1. Activation: Elemental Bursts can be activated during combat by pressing the designated button (e.g., “E” on PC, “Triangle” on PlayStation, or “Y” on Xbox) when the character’s energy is fully charged. The energy required for an Elemental Burst is represented by a circular icon near the character’s portrait.
  2. Unique Abilities: Each character in Genshin Impact has their own Elemental Burst ability, which is tied to their elemental affinity (e.g., Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Anemo, Geo, etc.). These abilities vary greatly in terms of effects, damage, and utility, making every character unique.
  3. Energy Generation: Characters generate energy for their Elemental Burst by performing normal attacks, using their Elemental Skill, or by being affected by certain elemental reactions. Energy particles and orbs dropped by enemies also contribute to this energy.
  4. Cooldown: After using an Elemental Burst, there is a cooldown period before it can be used again. The length of this cooldown depends on the specific character and their constellation upgrades.
  5. Synergy: Elemental Bursts can be combined with Elemental Skills, normal attacks, or other character’s abilities to trigger powerful elemental reactions. For example, using a Pyro Elemental Burst followed by a Hydro attack can trigger the Vaporize reaction, dealing bonus damage.
  6. Burst Effects: Elemental Bursts can have various effects, such as dealing AoE (Area of Effect) damage, applying status effects like burning or freezing, providing healing, or creating barriers for protection. The effects are unique to each character and their abilities.
  7. Elemental Burst Talent Levels: You can level up a character’s Elemental Burst by using character-specific materials. Higher talent levels increase the ability’s damage, effects, and decrease its cooldown.
  8. Character Roles: Elemental Bursts often define a character’s role in combat. Some characters are DPS (damage per second) focused, while others provide support, healing, or crowd control through their Burst abilities.
  9. Ultimate Abilities: In many ways, the Elemental Burst can be considered a character’s ultimate ability, and it’s typically the most powerful and visually striking move in their skillset.

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