Genshin Impact Hydro

Hydro is one of the seven Genshin Impact Elements. It comes with Water vision.

The associated Archon of this element is the God of Justice, whose domain is Fontaine.

Genshin Impact Hydro Elemental Resonance

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

Soothing Water: Affected by Pyro for 40% less time. Increases incoming healing by 30%.

Genshin Impact Hydro Elemental Reactions

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

Genshin Impact Cryo


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 Electro


Deals Electro DMG over time and interrupts any action. If there are nearby Wet targets, they also get the Electro-Charged elemental reaction.

Genshin Impact Pyro


Deals ×2 Hydro DMG when a Hydro attack triggers the reaction.

Genshin Impact Anemo


Deals Non-AoE Hydro DMG while spreading the Wet status to nearby enemies.

Genshin Impact Geo


Creates a Hydro crystal that when collected turns into a Hydro shield.

Hydro has different status, characters, and enemies.

Genshin Impact Hydro Wet Status

Wet itself does not have any special effects; it is simply considered the application of Hydro. However, being affected by Wet allows Hydro Elemental Reactions to occur.

Any source of Hydro DMG will apply Wet. It will also be applied during rain and upon coming in contact with bodies of water.

Genshin Impact Hydro Wet Status to Self

The following Talents apply the Wet status to its user and/or the active character.

Elemental Skill
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character.

The Rain Swords have the following properties:

  • When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.
  • Increases the character’s resistance to interruption.

20% of Xingqiu’s Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords.

The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%.

The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3.

Using this ability applies for the Wet status to the character.

Elemental Burst
Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Rainbow Bladework

Your active character’s Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.

Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability’s duration.

Elemental Skill
Kurage's Oath

Summons a “Bake-Kurage” created from water that can heal her allies.

Using this skill will apply the Wet status to Sangonomiya Kokomi.


Deals Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and heals nearby active characters at fixed intervals. This healing is based on Kokomi’s Max HP.

Elemental Skill
Let the Show Begin♪

Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and applying the Wet status to them.

Melody Loop

On a hit, Barbara’s Normal Attacks heal your own party members and nearby teammates for a certain amount of HP, which scales with Barbara’s Max HP.

On a hit, Barbara’s Charged Attack generates 4 times the amount of healing.

Periodically regenerates your own active character’s HP.

Applies the Wet status to the character and to opponents who come in contact with them.

Genshin Impact Hydro Characters

Playable Characters

Right now, there are 5 playable Genshin Impact characters that have the Hydro element and vision. This element can not be obtained by Traveller but only selected characters can have this element.



Genshin Impact Hydro-Elemental Enemies

In Genshin Impact, some Enemies are capable of generating an Electro shield or constructs, providing them with significant offensive or defensive abilities.

Common Enemies

  • Fatui Skirmisher – Hydrogunner Legionnaire
  • Hydro Cicin
  • Hydro Samachurl
  • Hydro Slime
  • Hydro Specter
  • Large Hydro Slime
  • Treasure Hoarders: Hydro Potioneer

Elite Enemies

  • Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
  • Geovishap
  • Hydro Abyss Mage
  • Mirror Maiden
  • Primordial Bathysmal Vishap
  • Primordial Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling

Normal Bosses

  • Hydro Hypostasis
  • Primo Geovishap
  • Rhodeia of Loch

Event Bosses

  • Hateful Oceanid
  • Revived Primo Geovishap
  • Rhodeia’s Rage

Weekly Bosses

  • Azhdaha
  • Childe

Other Enemies

  • Hydro Mimic Boar
  • Hydro Mimic Crab
  • Hydro Mimic Crane
  • Hydro Mimic Ferret
  • Hydro Mimic Finch
  • Hydro Mimic Frog
  • Hydro Mimic Mallard
  • Hydro Mimic Raptor
  • Shadowy Husk: Line Breaker

FAQs on Genshin Impact Hydro Element

Hydro characters in Genshin Impact are known for their ability to douse their foes with water-based blasts.

These attacks make applying Freeze, Vaporize, and Electro-Charged incredibly easy.

Not only are these Elemental Reactions powerful, but they also can be extremely useful when dealing with the game’s tougher foes.


Pyro + Hydro is an excellent elemental reaction that deals huge damage. The main idea here is to have an enabler in your team, someone who can constantly apply Pyro, and your main Hydro DPS that will activate the elemental reaction, dealing fantastic damage.


Tartaglia is a valuable addition to any party, provided that players are lucky enough to get their hands on him, as he is by far the rarest and most powerful Hydro character in the game. His normal attacks are ranged bow shots and he can whip up as many as six consecutive strikes.

The Hydro element in Genshin Impact is one of the most useful elements in the game, with the opportunity to trigger some powerful elemental reactions.

The Vaporize reaction deals some of the highest damage in the game, while the Freeze reaction makes fighting enemies much safer.

Melt – S-Tier

Melt works just the same as Vaporize but is the combination of Pyro and Cryo. This time, pyro should be the one triggering the reaction — your second attack — hitting cryo for a 2 times multiplier.

Cryo on pyro likewise rewards a 1.5 times multiplier. It helps to remember Pokemon elemental relationships.

A Pyro or Electro DPS is Also Viable

That’s alright. Because Hydro Hypostasis is the most vulnerable Hypostases in Genshin Impact.

It’s also susceptible to reactions caused by combining Hydro with Pyro or Electro. That very well means a Pyro or Electro DPS carry will also work well against the Hydro Hypostasis.

Claymore attacks are a great way to take down water/Hydro shields if you use a character with the right element.

Chongyun (Cryo) and Diluc (Pyro) are great choices when facing a Hydro Abyss mage. Xinyan (Pyro) is another good option, especially if you level her up to three.

Astrologist Mona Megistus is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact.