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Genshin Impact

Best Characters For Dendro Application

Jessica Dillon

Triggering reactions in Genshin Impact can be one of the most important parts of your strategy. Of course, this means you need a good rotation complete with a way to keep elements actively applied to the enemies you’re fighting. Dendro is the last element that was released and has only been around since 3.0, with Collei, Tighnari, and the Dendro Traveler being the first three characters to use the element in the game. Dendro is a powerful element and is generally fun to play with. Below we go over the best characters for off-field Dendro application.

Nahida applying Dendro to Fungi enemies.

Dendro Reactions

Reactions occur when an enemy is afflicted with an element that the attacking character reacts to. For example, hitting an opponent with Hydro and then Cryo will cause them to become frozen in place. Dendro has six reactions for you to contend with.

Dendro Reactions Elements
Burning Pyro + Dendro
Quicken Electro + Dendro
Bloom Hydro + Dendro
Aggravate Quicken + Electro or Dendro
Hyper Bloom Bloom + Electro
Burgeon Bloom + Pyro

Dendro goes a bit deeper, by having its reactions have reactions. This gives you a wide range of new strategies to choose from.

Best Characters for Dendro Application in Genshin Impact

Here are the Dendro characters who can currently apply Dendro to enemies and then switch off-field.

Character How to Apply
Nahida Hold or tap elemental skill.
Dendro Traveler Elemental burst applies Dendro to enemies.
Collei Elemental burst applies Dendro to enemies.

Here are the characters perfect for applying Dendro while on-field

Character How to Apply
Nahida All moves apply Dendro.
Dendro Traveler Elemental skill and burst apply Dendro
Tighnari Charged shots and elemental attacks apply Dendro
Alhaitham Elemental moves apply Dendro.

Keep in mind that you can’t swirl Dendro, so Anemo characters won’t be useful for spreading Dendro in reaction-focused comps.

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    Action RPG, Adventure
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    31 October 2020
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    31 July 2023
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