Genshin Impact hosts an enormous cast with new characters being added to the roster with every version update. The newest character currently being featured on the premium banner is 5-Star Electro Catalyst-user, Yae Miko, Inazuma’s head shrine maiden. Players typically only have about three weeks to pull for limited 5-star characters before the banner ends and another character is featured in their place.
5-Star Characters in Genshin Impact are among the rarest characters in the game since they are only obtainable via the Wish system. Some 5-stars have the possibility to be drawn no matter the banner, while other 5-star characters are limited to their respective, featured banners. Because of this, 5-star characters are typically stronger, and they usually have skills that many 4-star characters struggle to rival.
Character Bursts in Genshin Impact are a vital aspect of a character’s kit. Depending on their main role in teams, character Bursts can contribute to the team’s overall functionality or turn the tide in difficult battles. Some characters have Bursts that unleash raw power while other Bursts have greater utility to support other characters. Whether solo or during Co-Op in Genshin Impact, there are select Elemental Bursts that stand out compared to others due to their function and contribution to teams.
Genshin Impact: Venti’s Elemental Burst For Mob Control & AoE DMG
5-Star Anemo Bow-user Venti – otherwise known as Mondstadt’s Anemo Archon, Barbatos – is arguably one of the best characters when it comes to crowd control. His Elemental Burst – Wind’s Grand Ode – fires an arrow that creates a massive Stormeye that pulls nearby enemies into its vortex, inflicting continuous Anemo DMG. If the Stormeye connects with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro, it will inflict DMG of the same elemental type alongside the Anemo DMG.
When paired with a 4-piece set of the Viridescent Venerer Artifact set, Venti is easily able to keep mobs controlled while decreasing their Elemental RES for greater DMG output from the rest of the team. Additionally, at the end of Venti’s Elemenatal Burst, he is able to restore 15 Energy for both himself and his party members of the corresponding element. This makes Venti an ideal battery and Burst Support for his team.
Genshin Impact: Mona’s Elemental Burst For DPS DMG Boost & Burst Support
Genshin Impact’s Hydro Catalyst-user Mona excels in a sub-DPS and support role. She can contribute by dealing DMG through Elemental Reactions, or she can strengthen her team with her Burst. Mona’s Elemental Burst – Stellaris Phantasm – traps opponents with an Illusory Bubble while inflicting them with the Wet status. An Omen is applied to the opponent and gives a DMG Bonus for the entire team. When the Illusory Bubble is popped, it deals Hydro DMG. Mona’s Burst is highly valuable to teams who favor Vaporize reactions, as her DMG Bonus is able to increase her overall Elemental Reaction DMG during these reactions. Mona performs well with Pyro characters who are able to trigger Vaporize or characters such as Anemo Polearm-user Xiao who can output DMG quickly before the Omen ends its duration.
Genshin Impact: Kazuha’s Burst Swirls While Giving Elemental Mastery Boost
Similar to Venti, Anemo Sword-user Kazuha – the first playable character from Genshin Impact’s Inazuma region – prioritizes Elemental Mastery in order to Swirl enemies, inflicting massive DMG. Kazuha’s Elemental Burst – Kazuha Slash – uses a single slash to create an Autumn Whirlwind that periodically inflicts AoE Anemo DMG to enemies within its range. This Burst can also be infused by Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, and Electro, and it will deal DMG of that element type alongside Anemo.
For players who do not have Venti, Kazuha is a worthy substitute. With a 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set, Kazuha is able to decrease enemies’ Elemental RES with his Burst, even if he has left the field. Notably, at C2, Kazuha Slash will increase Kazuha’s own Elemental Mastery and that of his team within the field by 200. Since Elemental Mastery increases the effectiveness of Elemental Reactions, Kazuha is highly beneficial to reaction-based team compositions.
Genshin Impact: Zhongli’s Elemental Burst For DMG, Shield, & Petrify
Genshin Impact’s Geo Archon, Zhongli, has the ability to protect his team with his powerful Jade Shield. Zhongli’s Elemental Burst – Planet Befall – creates a massive meteor that descends from the sky and crashes into the earth, dealing massive Geo DMG to all enemies within its range. Additionally, the Petrify status is applied to these enemies, rendering them unable to move. Zhongli’s Elemental Burst provides an incredible DMG output while simultaneously casting a shield to protect the team’s DPS. In teams with Bow-users such as Ganyu, Zhongli’s Burst aids tremendously since it immobilizes enemies for weak-point strikes while protecting them from interruption from others.
Genshin Impact: Kokomi’s Elemental Burst Can Heal The Entire Party
With the addition of Hydro Catalyst-user Kokomi in Genshin Impact, players have a reliable healer with a kit dedicated to keeping characters alive. Though she faced mixed reviews with her first announcement, the HP-draining abilities of new enemies makes her a viable addition to any team. Kokomi’s Elemental Burst – Nereid’s Ascension – allows Kokomi to don her Ceremonial Garment, which increases all of her attacks and restores HP for party members with each hit. This Burst also increases Kokomi’s resistance to interruption and allows her to walk on water.
When paired with the 4-piece Ocean-Hued Clam Artifact set, Kokomi’s Elemental Burst is able to simultaneously keep her team alive while contributing to the DMG output when the Artifact’s passive bubble pops. This can be especially helpful with difficult bosses such as Azhdaha, who constantly drains HP with a Ley Line Disorder. The most recently added Raiden Shogun Boss challenge can be difficult, as the Shogun has a complex set of moves that are designed for fatality. However, Kokomi’s exceptional healing abilities will keep her team alive through the most grueling challenges. With the help of the newly added concurrent Banners, Genshin Impact players can expect to see the return of many of these characters soon.