Genshin Impact Cryo

Cryo is one of the seven Genshin Impact Elements. It comes with the natural vision of Ice.

The associated Archon of this element is the Tsaritsa, whose domain is Snezhnaya.

Genshin Impact Cryo Elemental Resonance

If there are two Cryo characters in the same team, the Elemental Resonance of two-Cryo elements appears.

Shattering Ice: Affected by Electro for 40% less time. Increases CRIT Rate against enemies that are Frozen or affected by Cryo by 15%.

Genshin Impact Cryo Elemental Reactions

Cryo has the following Elemental Reactions with the other five elements, including Electro, Pyro, Hydro, Anemo, and Geo.

Genshin Impact Electro

Superconduct

Deals AoE Cryo DMG and reduces the target’s Physical DMG Resistance by 40%.

Genshin Impact Hydro

Frozen

Freezes the target. If the frozen target is hit by a Claymore, a Plunge Attack, or Geo DMG, it will cause Shattered. Shattering a frozen target will deal additional Physical DMG.

Genshin Impact Pyro

Melt

Deals ×1.5 Cryo DMG when a Cryo attack triggers the reaction.

Genshin Impact Anemo

Swirl

Deals AoE Cryo DMG while spreading the Cryo status to nearby enemies.

Genshin Impact Geo

Crystallize

Creates a Cryo shield.

Cryo has a different status, characters, and enemies.

Genshin Impact Cryo Status

Cryo is a status effect that reduces overall character speed. While affected by the Cryo status, all animation speed will decrease by 15% (stacking multiplicatively). This is not to be confused with Sheer Cold, and the environmental mechanic that is the result of the Subzero Climate.

Unlike other elements, the Cryo status can also be applied to certain objects, such as Ores, Thunderwoods, Thunder Dwellings, and Amber’s Baron Bunny, and can allow certain elemental reactions to occur on such objects.

Genshin Impact Cryo Characters

Playable Characters

Right now, there are 10 playable Genshin Impact characters that have the Cryo element and vision. This element can not be obtained by Traveller but only selected characters can have this element.

Layla

Freminet

Upcoming Characters

No upcoming Characters will have the Cryo Element at this time.

Genshin Impact Cryo-Elemental Enemies

In Genshin Impact, some Enemies are capable of generating a Cryo shield or constructs, providing them with significant offensive or defensive abilities. The shields and constructs that are breakable are often best broken with Pyro applications.

Common Enemies

  • Cryo Cicin
  • Cryo Hilichurl Grenadier
  • Cryo Hilichurl Shooter
  • Cryo Samachurl
  • Cryo Slime
  • Cryo Specter
  • Cryo Whopperflower
  • Fatui Skirmisher – Cryogunner Legionnaire
  • Ice Shield Hilichurl Guard
  • Large Cryo Slime
  • Treasure Hoarders: Cryo Potioneer

Elite Enemies

  • Cryo Abyss Mage
  • Fatui Cryo Cicin Mage
  • Frostarm Lawachurl
  • Geovishap
  • Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl
  • Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling
  • The Great Snowboar King

Normal Bosses

  • Coral Defenders
  • Cryo Hypostasis
  • Cryo Regisvine
  • Maguu Kenki
  • Primo Geovishap

Event Bosses

  • Fellflower
  • Resurgent Cryo Regisvine
  • Revived Primo Geovishap
  • The Call of Ice and Thunder

Weekly Bosses

  • Azhdaha
  • La Signora
  • Andrius

Other Enemies

  • Defense Mechanism
  • Maguu Kenki: Galloping Frost
  • Maguu Kenki: Mask of Terror
  • Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap
  • Shadowy Husk: Defender

FAQs on Genshin Impact Cryo Element

Cryo is a status effect that reduces overall character speed. While affected by the Cryo status, all animation speed will decrease by 15% (stacking multiplicatively). This is not to be confused with Sheer Cold, and the environmental mechanic that is the result of the Subzero Climate.

Since Shenhe arrived in Genshin Impact and Ganyu returned, Cryo is looking better than ever.

Though it may not match the super-powered parties that Gorou and Yun Jin have brought to Geo, Shenhe certainly adds some element-specific support, and with the right party members, Cryo can still chill things up.

Right now, there are 10 playable Genshin Impact characters that have the Cryo element and vision. This element can not be obtained by Traveller but only selected characters can have this element.

Ganyu

Ganyu is the strongest Cryo user due to her crowd control elemental skill and her large AoE elemental burst. She offers high damage and can easily trigger some of the best elemental reactions.

Her elemental skill places a flower that takes the aggro from all enemies and explodes after a few seconds.

Kaeya Alberich is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact. Kaeya is the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius.

No. Cryo slimes are immune to Frozen, but they can be wet. This may occur from contact with Hydro slimes, Hydro-based attacks, and rain. When attacked with Anemo they will swirl Hydro (in preference) initially until that status is dispelled, after which they then swirl with Cryo.

Use Cryo Resonance to Increase CRIT Rate.

When you have two characters in the party that use Cryo, you activate Cryo Resonance, which gives you a CRIT Rate bonus of 15% against opponents that can get frozen or affected by Cryo.

In this one case, using a Geo attack on a Frozen target would react and cause Shatter, dealing considerable damage and ending the chain.

Some targets, however, could be immune to this exact reaction – a Slime naturally encased in Cryo would resist the initial Hydro attack, stopping Wet from ever applying.

Cryo elemental weapons are capable of slowing down and/or freezing targets solid. Cryo damage is particularly useful against nimble targets, such as guardians (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel), where a cryo status effect can freeze them in place to leave them vulnerable.

No. It is well known that the Alchemist Albedo holds a Geo vision, and fans were perplexed to see him perform a Cryo attack against Eula and Bennett in the trailer.

Ganyu (Chinese: 甘雨 Gānyǔ, “Sweet Rain”) is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact. She is a half-qilin Adeptus under contract with the Geo Archon Morax and serves as the general secretary of the Liyue Qixing.

One day, he will become the greatest exorcist in Liyue, control his abundance of yang energy, and rid the world of evil spirits. Perhaps it was this resolve that earned him the gods’ favor — that said, the Vision granted to Chongyun was one of “Cryo” rather than “Pyro.”

Combining Electro and Pyro damage in any order creates a large AoE explosion of Pyro damage. Combining Electro and Cryo attacks in any order deals area-of-effect Cryo damage to enemies in the area, and also reduces their physical defense by 50%.

Superconduct will deal AoE Cryo DMG, and will decrease the Physical RES of any beings affected by Superconduct for a time. Switch characters in a battle to use Cryo and Electro attacks in tandem to trigger Superconduct and defeat your opponents swiftly!

This material is essential to ascend certain characters and allow them to continue leveling up.

You can get Hoarfrost Cores by defeating a Level 30+ Cryo Regisvine. You can find one to the south of the Thousands Winds Temple in the east of Mondstadt.

Cryo is one of the more powerful Elements in the game, with great utility and support reactions. A fast way to apply Cryo would be a game-changer, enabling even faster rotations even among the already great Cryo support characters.

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